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post #1 of 19 Old 01-07-2009, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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04-05 Suspension or wheels dilema - street

down to the two money options now.. ive never had a bike with aftermarket rims or suspension, ive done quite a bit of research from both, and my only conclusion is I WISH I HAD MORE MONEY FOR BOTH! :headshake

i dont track this bike, its all for the street, and i do ride the streets hard- i may track the bike one day but it would just be for curiosity to compare it to my fireblades. im upgrading the brakes as soon as the kit comes in, and i can just imagine how bad the forks will feel when i do that.
but i also carry a female on the back every so often.

so the question is- for street which is a better choice to get more out of my 10r? i have a 06 and 08 1000rr and both of them just demolish the feel of my 10r ive got enough power from the 10r, but even my 06 1000rr (thats lowered!) handles better than my 10r.

and ya, since i know i will get plenty of crap from the track guys because they are so much better because they use their 10r for the track and bla bla.. im not gonna bother replying, to each his own, im going to punish street pavement no matter what you say to me soo...

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Not even sure if this a real question. New shocks for sure. ;)

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surely if you get lighter wheels you will need new suspension anyway
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surely if you get lighter wheels you will need new suspension anyway
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Sell one of the hondas so you can afford both
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I would do rims first...
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Suspension first. Always.

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well from the different input im getting, can anybody give reason to why one over the other? and for suspension what would be the best setup to look for on street. i dont want to be limited to never having passengers either.. the females like my bikes ;) lol

whos got the best setup for what im looking toward? gosh ive had this bike for 2 weeks and well...... my wallet hurts..

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suspension hands down. go get a new rear shock and redo the forks specifically to you. for a passenger you can always increase the compression to stiffen it up a bit. rims ya, you can maybe flick the bike a bit easier, but setting the suspension up is the first thing to always do.

ask Older Guy on this site, first track day he was passing me, this last track day after both bikes setup on suspension, no new engine mods or anything, he couldnt touch me.

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