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post #1 of 4 Old 05-02-2011, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Shock Spring Rate/ Replacement

Does anyone know who makes heavier springs for the Gen. 4 rear shock? Race Tech hasn't made one yet. They haven't had a 2011 ZX-10r to spec out yet. According to their website fitment charts, I need a 10.7 kg spring (or closest fit), and stock is 10 kg. I figure I may as well change out the spring while I am in there to adjust the ride height with spacers. Any help is much appreciated.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-03-2011, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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I am sure the racers are simply replacing the shock, but I have a hard time believing that none of the other Gen 4 owners has sourced a different weight rear shock spring. I don't believe one spring rate works for everyone.....
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If you know the length (measured unloaded) and internal diameter of your stock spring, you can order a spring from Hyperco or Eibach. If I did the conversion right, your looking for a 600 pound/inch rate spring.

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-03-2011, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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I was hoping to have the new spring in hand before removing the shock, so I could keep the bike's downtime to a minimum. Race Tech could provide one as well if I gave them all of the measurements. I may just need to take it to a good local shop...
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