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post #1 of 8 Old 06-25-2012, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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2012 Purchase and setup

I am buying a 2012 ZX10R for pretty much only trackdays. The condition of the sale is that the dealer must set up the bike for my weight, 220 lbs/100 kg. Does anyone know if this will require putting different springs in the forks and rear shock or can I set sag with the stock springs? Any help will be appreciated..thanks
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-26-2012, 10:44 AM
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I have always put on new springs for my weight and I'm at 250lbs IMO
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The rear will almost definitely need to be resprung. The front should be OK.

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post #4 of 8 Old 06-26-2012, 12:48 PM
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Front springs are ideal for 205, so you shoul be able to set sag, but the rear shock sucks ass and you will crush that spring.


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but the rear shock sucks ass
I see what you did there

(and it is sadly true, humor aside)

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-27-2012, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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size, type and part number

Anyone have a size, type, and part number for a recommended rear spring with a 100 KG / 220 LBS rider for the 2012 ZX10R?
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-27-2012, 08:11 AM
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Depends on what you want. Type, brand, color, spring weight, etc. There probably isnt a perfect spring weight exactly for your weight, so youll end up with one slightly more or less stiff, but again that choice depends on you and your use.

Just contact a manufacterer and tell them what you want, and order it.


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i have a 2012.
the front fork spring is a 1Kg and the rear is a 9.7Kg.
I'm 85Kg's geared up for the track, the front is good but the back is not good even though the recomended spring rate for my weight is a 9.7Kg.
the race attack suspension link is apparently a good thing for them too reduces the leverage on the spring reducing the need for a stronger spring.
also the rebound in the shock is non existant.
for my 2 cents. take the stock shock out put it in the cupboard and put aftermarket in to suit your weight and riding style, and if ya sell the beast, put the stocker back in.be still all new
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