2008 ZX10 Shock
Well guys, Murphy finally packed up his bags and headed to the house. I finally was able pick up my shock from SHY today. As most of you do not know, I dropped my shock off to a local suspension shop 2 weeks ago. A call to Racetech stated that I needed a 9.4kg spring. 3 days later the spring came in. To my lack of surprise it was not the correct one. the OEM spring is a 9.1kg and the spring suggested by Racetech would have hardly provided enough pressure for my weight(195). Another call confirmed their ooops and after a long drawn out process I finally received the correct part. The only problem now was that with the addition of the new spring my factory shock was unable to provide enough rebound adjustment. I guess you guys can figure out where this is going......Time for a revalve.
In any event I received my goodies today and because of my hassle I got a nice little chunk shaved right off the top.
***Rant about Racetech. Skip over if you're not interested***
Overall here's the deal. Racetech really has their ducks in a row as far as suspension parts and tweaking goes. No if, and's, or but's about it. It's top quality stuff that works...PERIOD
Their customer service is HORRENDOUS. Their shipping is extremely slow and defines mistake. The sales rep was very kind when you actually spoke with him, but would never return your call in a timely manner. Nor did he give you the impression he was really working out your problem. In fact he passed the buck off to a suspension tech who was the only person to really "Wow" me. After a week and a half I finally was fed up. I called again to find out a status and confirm that my part was actually shipped. Thankfully he was catching pressure from me as well as the owner of the suspension shop. In the end, the sales rep's boss refunded the expedited shipping that was charged and I got SHY a nice 20% mark off on the price. The owner passed it down to me in the form of discounted labor.
Now on with some pics! In a few days I'll do a nice long write up with an install tutorial...of course more pics will be included. Also note the receipt does not show tax. I paid 312.47 out the door for everything. Now let's hope it's worth it. OG seemed to be the first Racetech Guinea Pig on here and now it's my turn.....
"A monkey, ready to be shot up into space, ready to sacrifice himself for Project ZX-10R." -- Tyler Durden, Fight Club
2008 ZX-10R in metallic diablo black
"I owe nothing to my brothers, nor do I gather debts from them....I covet no man's soul, nor is my soul theirs to covet"
- Ayn Rand, Anthem cir. 1938