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rear shock assy 2001-2005........p/n 52400-MCA-003
rear shock assy 2006-2010........p/n 52400-MCA-003

it appears to me that these are not interchangeable
is it because the angle sensor was removed in 2006???

my main concern is that the angle sensor is the same
from 2001-2010

if anyone knows for sure please help
i need to close a deal on a take off shock
and get the bike back together for fall weather

by the way my bike is 20001
thanks in advance
 

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Both will fit each other.is 2006 Honda changed something (Valving) in the 06 shock.But the outside is still the same.

01-05 shocks were gold in color with a red lettered part number label on the bottom of the shock.

06-up are Silver in color with a black lettered label.

Part numbers were changed on the shock a well.(bottom of label)
Having had tried both shocks on my bike I prefer the 06 up shock to be more comfortable in all ranges of operation.
But honestly one couldn't tell the difference unless you rode one then took you bike apart and tried the other the same day/road to feel the difference.

I work on bikes so I got the advantage of riding a few more wings at different stages after putting on new parts.
 

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transformer
thanks for the offer but i don't
know if we could even see the
actuator
 

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rocky thanks for reply
my real concern is the angle sensor on the actuator
are they the same 2001-2010
my fault....should have more clear
 

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rocky
i got your pm thank you so much for the time spent
that is exactly what i needed to know
 

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Both will fit each other.is 2006 Honda changed something (Valving) in the 06 shock.But the outside is still the same.

01-05 shocks were gold in color with a red lettered part number label on the bottom of the shock.

06-up are Silver in color with a black lettered label.

Part numbers were changed on the shock a well.(bottom of label)
Having had tried both shocks on my bike I prefer the 06 up shock to be more comfortable in all ranges of operation.
But honestly one couldn't tell the difference unless you rode one then took you bike apart and tried the other the same day/road to feel the difference.

I work on bikes so I got the advantage of riding a few more wings at different stages after putting on new parts.
Do you make House calls ??
My bike is due for 32,000 service & I am not looking forward to it.

We could put you up, and my wife is an excellent cook.
Will trade Work for Beer.
 

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Do you make House calls ??
My bike is due for 32,000 service & I am not looking forward to it.

We could put you up, and my wife is an excellent cook.
Will trade Work for Beer.
Heck, I'm unemployed. I'll take a trip to Georgia for a deal like that. :lol:
 

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I have had the shock/actuator assy apart many times, but I don't remember any kind of an angle sensor. Am I misunderstanding something?

But in answer to the question, all suspension parts are interchangeable in all years.
 

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Do you make House calls ??
My bike is due for 32,000 service & I am not looking forward to it.

We could put you up, and my wife is an excellent cook.
Will trade Work for Beer.
Harry-I noticed you didn't offer me to try out the GTX? What's up wit dat.:shrug:
 

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Rocky, What GTX ??:shrug:

You can drive my 23 T Street Rod, The Corvette, or,
Ride my Wing if I ever get it put back together.
Or Fly my 1946 Ercoupe, If I ever get it put back together.
Or Drive my 1940 Ford Coupe, If I Ever get it put back together.

Working for a living sure screws up you leisure time. :-(
 

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Rocky, What GTX ??:shrug:

You can drive my 23 T Street Rod, The Corvette, or,
Ride my Wing if I ever get it put back together.
Or Fly my 1946 Ercoupe, If I ever get it put back together.
Or Drive my 1940 Ford Coupe, If I Ever get it put back together.

Working for a living sure screws up you leisure time. :-(
Sorry wrong Harry.Memory sukz when you help so many people.Okay No GTX- huh?.
Then fix it yourself then hows that buddy.
When ya buy a GTX then give me a hollar. :thumbup:

BTW:
What year vette?.I had a nice 65 that I had some good times in with a roommates GF.:oops: :thumbup:
 

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I have had the shock/actuator assy apart many times, but I don't remember any kind of an angle sensor. Am I misunderstanding something?

But in answer to the question, all suspension parts are interchangeable in all years.


Larry, I was wondering the same. The only anlge sensor I know of is the back angle sensor. Maybe he is talking about the device that senses the position of the drive unit and which sends the signal to the display and turns the motor off at full extension and full closure - or flashes "ERROR" incessantly if you dismantle it in one postion and then install it in another.

prs
 

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p.r. thanks for the error heads up
i don't know what it's for but i do know that in
the honda service manual it is called the angle
sensor.......with pictures and diagrams......check
it out.....look in the rear wheel/suspension section
 

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p.r. thanks for the error heads up
i don't know what it's for but i do know that in
the honda service manual it is called the angle
sensor.......with pictures and diagrams......check
it out.....look in the rear wheel/suspension section

What Honda is calling the "Angle sensor" (page 14-6-rear wheel/suspension) is the black connector here.(Electrical connections)
 

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What Honda is calling the "Angle sensor" (page 14-6-rear wheel/suspension) is the black connector here.(Electrical connections)
Gotcha! I had a feeling that is what he was referring to. That's an odd name for it. I would have figured level sensor or lift sensor.

Either way, that sensor isn't anywhere near the shock.

I guess that means now you know I never look at the manual before I take things apart. I wait until something doesn't go together right. :eek:4::lol:
 

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Gotcha! I had a feeling that is what he was referring to. That's an odd name for it. I would have figured level sensor or lift sensor.

Either way, that sensor isn't anywhere near the shock.

I guess that means now you know I never look at the manual before I take things apart. I wait until something doesn't go together right. :eek:4::lol:
Larry.Why they name parts the way they do is the question.For years they called the rear shock "Rear Cushion" lol
 
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