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Old 04-13-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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Just wondering if there is any interest in a gen. 1 rear shock package.

With the help of a U.K. forum member, i have installed a 2009 Yamaha FZR6 rear shock on my 2002 FZ1. Install was fairly easy. You would just need hand tools.The shock in question is much better in quality, than the o.e.m. gen.1 unit. The FZR6 unit has both high/low compression damping, rebound damping, and of course spring preload adjustment. The spring rate is around 625 pounds, which is much better than the 450 pound rate of the gen.1 o.e.m. unit. This FZR6 shock is three pounds lighter than the gen.1, o.e.m. unit, also!
So, i am wondering if any of you guys would be interested in a bolt together kit, i could make up. Low mileage 07 to 10 rear shock with upper mount of the shock drilled out to fit the o.e.m. upper mount, two 2 m.m. washers to fit the mounting area of the shock, and custom made dog bones, to give o.e.m. ride height. Complete bolt together kit, for a great shock.
Anyway, just gauging interest on this idea. Let me know your thoughts on the above.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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I might be up for something like that. What kind of pricing are you thinking of.?



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Old 04-13-2011, 06:06 PM   #3
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:18 PM   #4
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Good question. I was thinking the complete package would have to be under two hundred dollars, or slightly less. It all depends what i can pick up the shocks for. That would be the main cost of the kit.
If i can pick up the shocks for a decent price, then the under two hundred bucks is certainly doable.
So, what do you guys think? Fair price for a complete bolt on kit?
It really is a very good shock, much better than the gen.1 o.e.m. unit in performance, weight, and adjustability. No need for a heavier shock spring either, because one is already fitted, from the factory. Should think a persons weight range of 165 to 230 pounds, is doable with this shock. I weigh 180 pounds without riding gear, and i have the spring preload set at number four position, from full soft. There are six more positions to go, to full hard.
Once again, just an idea i have, to make our bikes even better, than they are.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:45 PM   #5
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Well if it can be done for under $200, I would be in...Let me know..

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:46 PM   #6
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Ok, cool. Let me get on this. See what i can do about getting a shock for you. This will be fun doing a new gig, instead of painting gen.1 gas tanks! Which i might add, i still have two gas tanks for sale. LOL!
Ok, ball is my court, so here we go.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:24 PM   #7
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Hi Dean, I'd definitely consider this upgrade in that price range.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:36 PM   #8
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I'm setting my pennies aside now but I won't be able to do anything until after the Rally, so mid-june. I'm definitely interested though.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:41 PM   #9
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Sounds like a deal, for the price. If I was't set on a penske, I would be all over this!
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:24 AM   #10
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dean mite be better idea to allow peeps to obtain there own shock and just do the bits etc i can supply the bones you can package it all together simples

All in supplied ready to go price fully set up - shock, bones, washers, etc etc
Or a do-it-yourself kit price - bones, washers, drill bit etc etc

of course full how not to fook up a simple install instructions lol

fitted



shock you need (can come with red yellow or silver spring )



custom bones you need polished stainless one side (if you like your bling)
satin finish on the other (more subtle)



or a fully adjustable set



since pioneering this mod i can confirm it's a way better unit than stock
Dean and i have worked out the base setting based on info from one of
the top uk suspension shops here in the UK
with only minor adjustments needed to the spring comp to allow for rider weight
I can also supply a different type of bone that will raise the rear +25mm to quicken the turn in
like wise for thoose vertically challanged i can lower the bike also

As for the r6 shock good ole ebay can throw up some bargins

**Important the earlier R6 shock will NOT fit 07=10 are the years if in any doubt refer to photo**


THIS ONE WILL NOT FIT(SELLERS ON EBAY WILL SAY FITS ALL YEARS WELL WILL ON A R6 BUT NOT FOR OUR USE)


So there's two options really, a out the box ready to fit upgrade
Or a do it your self kit were dean supplies bits required to complete the fit, just need to source the shock

just my ramblings but then wot the hell do i know lol
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:01 AM   #11
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Dean ,
I'm interested in your package with the adj. linkage to fit 01 fz1 . You
supply shock . Let me know how much ... money in hand .
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:19 AM   #12
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Sounds like a great shock upgrade at a very reasonable price. I had my shock re-built by Curtis awhile back (625lb spring and new valves) and the difference was amazing.

If you haven't already had your gen I rear suspension tweaked or replaced, this would be a great upgrade over stock!

Nice job, Dean and Luke.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:46 AM   #13
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wow!

i am very interested in a full kit at that price range.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:05 AM   #14
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How much shorter is the R6 shock than the stock one?
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:23 AM   #15
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I like the option of buying the shock myself, and buying an installation kit from you. I would prefer either the adjustable dog bones, or a set that raises the rear end (I think I'm about an inch higher now--using RavenRider's kit).
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:27 AM   #16
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The 07 to 10 R6 shock, is only 1/2" shorter than the o.e.m. FZ1 unit, on the gen.1's.
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Dean adjustables fitted

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:53 AM   #18
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I just did a quick scan of Ebay, and there is more than a dozen R6 shocks that can be had from $35 to $55 dollars. I would be interested in the kit either way..

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Old 04-14-2011, 01:11 PM   #19
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dean mite be better idea to allow peeps to obtain there own shock and just do the bits etc i can supply the bones you can package it all together simples

All in supplied ready to go price fully set up - shock, bones, washers, etc etc
Or a do-it-yourself kit price - bones, washers, drill bit etc etc

of course full how not to fook up a simple install instructions lol

fitted



shock you need (can come with red yellow or silver spring )



custom bones you need polished stainless one side (if you like your bling)
satin finish on the other (more subtle)



or a fully adjustable set



since pioneering this mod i can confirm it's a way better unit than stock
Dean and i have worked out the base setting based on info from one of
the top uk suspension shops here in the UK
with only minor adjustments needed to the spring comp to allow for rider weight
I can also supply a different type of bone that will raise the rear +25mm to quicken the turn in
like wise for thoose vertically challanged i can lower the bike also

As for the r6 shock good ole ebay can throw up some bargins

**Important the earlier R6 shock will NOT fit 07=10 are the years if in any doubt refer to photo**


THIS ONE WILL NOT FIT(SELLERS ON EBAY WILL SAY FITS ALL YEARS WELL WILL ON A R6 BUT NOT FOR OUR USE)


So there's two options really, a out the box ready to fit upgrade
Or a do it your self kit were dean supplies bits required to complete the fit, just need to source the shock

just my ramblings but then wot the hell do i know lol
This shock has a triple adjustment right? Why wont this work? I have a penski but im interested to see why
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If you are referring to earlier R6 shocks, it's a fitment issue.
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