I've seen homemade tools done before (like on my FZ09 for instance) for an easy shock removal. +1 to that if you want to swap shocks back and forth for an independent street/track set-up.
Also I have to agree with Scout though in a sense. If comfort is solely your goal, and you've got like 3" chicken strips, you can do whatever you want. If you plan to ride aggressively at ANY point then I would stick with OEM. The Frt and Rr suspension are designed to work together to output a certain ride frequency (in other words they work together to settle the bike when the suspension is acting). For a race bike, you want a ride frequency with VERY short wavelengths (aka a stiff suspension). Certain disruption to the ride frequency whether that be via poor compression damping, rebound, pre-load, etc. can result in a pogo effect. There's a reason suspension tuning is an actual service some dealers provide and it's not cheap because it's tedious. The last thing you want is to enter a corner hot and all the sudden the ass-end of the bike starts pogo-ing and dancing on you and then you wake up to find out you're the victim of a RNickeyMouse YouTube video lmao.
When in doubt... send it!
Last edited by ddipaola; 05-08-2018 at 07:32 AM.