Gen 4: 2011-2015 Replacing gen 4 rear shock with gen 5 showa bfrc - Page 6 - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
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post #51 of 66 Old 12-19-2017, 03:26 AM
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You make a fair point and I have just over 10K on the gen4 shock, gen5 shock unused, but I think the improvement is down to the superior twin -tube tech on the BFRC shock, similar to TTX. The damping range was always poor on the gen 4 shock

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I have ridden valved stock shocks on dirt bikes for many years. Never an Ohlins on a dirt bike. But properly valved and sprung stock Showa equipment works very well in the motocross world. Believe me I have much experience at a fairly high level of riding and racing to prove this. Now for street/track riding on sport bikes there is not much difference from street to dirt. Meaning that they are closely related in terms of suspension use and tuning. If you can do it in the dirt, you can do it in the street or track. I have 3 street bikes with Ohlins shocks on them. I just got a gen 4 Zx10 and I revalved the stock shock and am in the process of testing it now. It has plenty of dampening adjustment for sure but it is the settings that I am working on. It feels really good and works with good control but I need some faster guys to motivate me to push a bit harder. Riding in the canyons alone does not give the proper venue to go all out.
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Just testing out the photo uploading.
These are some of my mods.
I made a grade 5 titanium top mount and nut. Its half the weight of the heavy standard item.
Fancy link plates i made from 7075 alloy.
2016 swingarm conversion.
All suspension bolts grade 5 titanium.
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Mad Machinist Skillz. Kudos. What shock is that in the picture?
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Just testing out the photo uploading.
These are some of my mods.
I made a grade 5 titanium top mount and nut. Its half the weight of the heavy standard item.
Fancy link plates i made from 7075 alloy.
2016 swingarm conversion.
All suspension bolts grade 5 titanium.
Lookin good. And nice Mupo shock!

Have you considered making mount spacers?

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Mad Machinist Skillz. Kudos. What shock is that in the picture?
Thanks. Mupo.
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Lookin good. And nice Mupo shock!

Have you considered making mount spacers?
Do you mean just spacers to raise the ride height
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why change to gen5 swingarm??? any benefit

I have a Nitron race pro shock from Thermosman already....
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Do you mean just spacers to raise the ride height
Yup. Sometimes it's nice to have the flexibility, especially when testing. Yes you can change ride height at the shock, but when you change spacers you know EXACTLY how much you're changing.

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Yup. Sometimes it's nice to have the flexibility, especially when testing. Yes you can change ride height at the shock, but when you change spacers you know EXACTLY how much you're changing.
I was happy how it was so probably leave that alone to be honest
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