Gen 4 to Gen 5 shock linkage swap - Kawasaki
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Cool Gen 4 to Gen 5 shock linkage swap

Hey ZX10R community. Sounds like this question may have already been answered, and looking to confirm/clarify.

It appears from what I've seen is that the linkage on the Gen 5 provides a more linear travel. And that the Gen 5 link plates will swap over to a Gen 4 with some add'l mods needed.

I'd like to run the Gen 5 link plates on my Gen 4, and use my Ohlins TTX shock that is currently on it. What will I need to do in addition to swapping the link plates?

Shorten the shock and by how much?
Any re-valving of the shock needed?
Any spring rate change needed? (currently sprung for 150 lbs.)
Does the dog bone also need to be swapped to the Gen 6 or are they the same?
Any other mods needed?
Has anyone made the swap and how is it working out?

Thank you everyone for providing feedback.

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It's been discussed on this forum already. Search it out.
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Yup, what Lannister said. Post up in one of these threads to contribute your input.

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