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Ride highth what should it be on a 2012 zx10r. Where do you measure it and why should you change it?
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Ride highth what should it be on a 2012 zx10r. Where do you measure it and why should you change it?
I have the 2012 it needs and 8mm ride height adjustment I put and 8mm stack of washers in the rear to raise it. The bike understeers badly without the additional rear ride height. It just won't hold the line on corner exit in stock form. If you street ride only it may not be as necessary.
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I have the 2012 it needs and 8mm ride height adjustment I put and 8mm stack of washers in the rear to raise it. The bike understeers badly without the additional rear ride height. It just won't hold the line on corner exit in stock form. If you street ride only it may not be as necessary.
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different linkage and shock in the rear is generally needed on the g4's
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I have a 2012 zx10r with a Ohlin and Kyle links where do I measure the ride highth and how much should it be
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I have a 2012 zx10r with a Ohlin and Kyle links where do I measure the ride highth and how much should it be

Rear ride height should be measured from the axle to a fixed point on the bike one that doesn't move. I usually measure from the axle to the tail section and put a piece of tape on the tail section. The rear should be fully extended before you take your first measurement. Lift up on the rear to get full extension then measure from the axle to a point on the tail section and put a piece of tape at a measured point. You will need a second person to complete the measurements. Then set sag. If you have done this already then just do the first step above extend the suspension take a measurement. See what it is then you can add right height by extending the Ohlins shock and linkage. I put 8mm worth of shim under my shock clevis it gave me 20 mm of rear ride height. If you have not done this before I would recommend taking it to someone who knows suspension. IMHO. good luck.
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You should check your swing arm angle after you raise the rear of any bike. You want to have between 11 and 12 degrees. Dave Moss did a segment on ride height and swing arm angle.
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you should check your swing arm angle after you raise the rear of any bike. You want to have between 11 and 12 degrees. Dave moss did a segment on ride height and swing arm angle.


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I have the 2012 it needs and 8mm ride height adjustment I put and 8mm stack of washers in the rear to raise it. The bike understeers badly without the additional rear ride height. It just won't hold the line on corner exit in stock form. If you street ride only it may not be as necessary.
Totally agree!!!! Even on the street GEN 4 goes wide exiting a corner when your on the gas. Bike just wants to drift out. When i look at my front tire there is almost no chicken strips and the bike still pulls wide exiting a corner when your on throttle.

Getting my suspension done in about two weeks. Where can I buy the "washer/stacks". I'm having the dealer install my spring and set the sag.

They set up my GEN 3 and the bike felt fantastic handled better than my STOCK gen 4 with out a doubt...
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Get the washers at the hardware store. You need to remove the shock and clevis. Bring the clevis with you to make sure the washers fit and measure out a stack of washers that gets you to 6mm.
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