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post #1 of 29 Old 05-27-2012, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Info on stock suspension Gen 1

I am riding the stock suspension on the track and kinda getting to the end of its adjustability....

The back is bouncy like hell even after having someone working on the setting half a day.. so i got some advice saying i need to go with a harder spring. The back have never been rebuild and both frond and back are stock..

My question is if its worth it just putting a new spring front and back to my weight or if there is more i can do ? or i should just swap a ohlins (of what ever else) ? Thank you!
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What do your sag numbers look like? Does the "bouncy" get worse when the shock is hot?
That year ZX10 had pretty stiff springs already, unless your over say 220 ungeared. When people say bouncy it usually means your damping is going.

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i dont have the number.. i guess i should work my sag myshelf instead of trusting the suspension guy... and yeah i think its worst when its hot.. everyone who saw me saw the back bouncing a lot.. and i know i can feel it ... at first i though its the tire (im running pirelli) but then they said the back is not stiff enough.. with gear im about 190 195..

As for the $$, this is why im looking... is it worth upgrading the stock suspension with part instead of swaping everything? on long terme i mean... i dont want to put 3000 $ but if i end up doing it ... im starting to race this summer...
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I went on the racetech web site and that is what it gave me :

Recommended Shock Spring Rate: 9.578 kg/mm (use closest available)
Stock Shock Spring Rate: 10.0 kg/mm (stock)

What does it mean exactly?
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I was running in the top section of intermediate on street tires and stock suspension. I would say if you are planning to do anything more than just the occasional trackday you may want to invest in good suspension, if you really want to get fast. Of course this is just opinion.

I am quite sure if I would ever want to get into advanced type pace, I would be at the limits of the bikes stock suspension. Just like everything else in the world, it just depends on how fast you want to go. Faster = more money lol.

(I am 195-200 in full gear also).

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If u do decide to go aftermarket on the shock. Check Elka out.

http://www.elkasuspension.com/

They are in Boucherville, Que. Pretty close to u.

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I was running in the top section of intermediate on street tires and stock suspension. I would say if you are planning to do anything more than just the occasional trackday you may want to invest in good suspension, if you really want to get fast. Of course this is just opinion.

I am quite sure if I would ever want to get into advanced type pace, I would be at the limits of the bikes stock suspension. Just like everything else in the world, it just depends on how fast you want to go. Faster = more money lol.

(I am 195-200 in full gear also).
You still got those numbers handy??

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You still got those numbers handy??

I am not following your train of thought......

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I would think he wants to try using your suspension settings and see how they work for him

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I would think he wants to try using your suspension settings and see how they work for him
Yeah I was just wondering how close my set up is to yours. Im about 205 in full gear. Im ashamed to say I havent set my rear sag and done nothing with my ride height or geometry.

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