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post #1 of 10 Old 10-10-2013, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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penske vs elka on rough surfaces??

Thinking about putting a elka or a penske on my gen 3 .My zx is mainly used for fast street riding and about 1 track day a year.The roads i ride are very mixed from smooth to choppy and rough. Which shock would work best on the rough surfaces? I understand that a aftermarket shock is overkill for the road but bye the time i get my rear shock revalved resprung it will cost me about $400 to $550 and i can get a elka or penske for not that much more .A ttx is way to much in australia for me + if i start doing a bit more track work i don't want to have to upgrade again. A shock that is easy to set up would be good as i am 300klm from a decent suspension guru. Thanks for your time .Shakey
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-10-2013, 08:13 AM
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Ask your suspension guy what he reccomends and has the most experience with. Neither one is going to be a bad choice.
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-10-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Good point dricked . I know 1 bloke that works on Elka+ 1 bloke works on Penske .Just looking for people who have used either shock on their road zx10 and what result they have had + a revalved resprung oem shock isn't out of the question if I here some positives about that setup.
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Can't speak on it on my 10 but I've got an Elka on my 600rr track bike. Great shock as far as I'm concerned.

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I set up a penske triple for my 2nd gen 10r. Easy to adjust for the street or for the track. I prefer the adjustability (finding your preferred setting). Either one are good choices even if you ride on the streets more. The triple would be overkill for the streets but as mentioned, ask your local tuner.

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Cheers for everones input much appreciated
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I have an Elka on my Gen 4 rear and love it....it's remote adjustments is what I liked but it made a tremendous difference on the track....

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Cheers older guy.Is there anyone out there runing a penske or elka on a street only 08 zx10 bike? Thats what I'm mainly looking for the best out of these 2 for street riding?
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It's going to be all in the setup, either one will perform well beyond what your going to ask for it to do which is why I suggested talking to who ever your local tuner is and go with whatever he has more experience working with.
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Cheers for all the info I will be able to sort it from here . To everyone riding to the Moto gp take it easy and have a great ride . Granya gap . Towonga gap. Happy valley.River road are all in good condition And the weather is looking good .
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