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post #1 of 19 Old 06-11-2017, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Gen2 Rear suspension help

Hey guys, hoping someone might be able to check out my suspension and tell me what is wrong with it. I have an 06 zx10r, I bought it like this and I'm pretty sure it's been lowered in the rear because everyone always asks me if it's lowered. I'm 5'9" 145 and I sit completely flat footed on it now. I want it back to stock height because it handles like a tank now. At first I thought it had lowering dogbones on it but now I see they appear to be stock, they say 0018 on them. I was also looking at complete rear shocks on ebay and most of them for this year are black with a silver spring whereas mine is gold with a red spring. I don't know if that makes a difference or not. Thoughts?
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Aside from the color it looks like a Gen 2 shock. One thing to consider is the shock could have been shortened internally. If you pull the shock and measure it eye to eye you'll be able to tell if it's shorter than stock.
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It looks exactly like my Gen 2 suspension setup. Your spring colour is correct.
You can add a 6mm shim if you want to raise the rear end. I did it to mine and it seemed to help turn in (that and replacing my rear spring with a Racetech).


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Just to add; The black/silver shocks you see are from the 2007 model. Your setup looks stock as far as it is possible to determine from the pictures without measuring.

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Thanks for all the replies. So if i pull the shock what should a stock one measure eye to eye? Do you guys sit flat footed on your bike?
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Thanks for all the replies. So if i pull the shock what should a stock one measure eye to eye? Do you guys sit flat footed on your bike?
I'm 5 10 with a 32 inch inseam and I easily flat foot the bike.
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Ok I pulled the shock. From the center of one eye to the center of the other eye is 13 1/4"
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Im 5'9" and 140 and i flat foot it pretty easily. As others said, that the stock shock. I have a 06. Try messing with your spring rate, sag and compression. Mine is soft enough i can make it floppy feeling even with little ol me on it. That doesnt mean its a good compliant shock but at least the range of motion seems to be there. Dying to get me some Racetech gear on there though.

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Ok I pulled the shock. From the center of one eye to the center of the other eye is 13 1/4"
I believe the stock length is 338mm which is right about what your measurement have in inches. So its probably stock.

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