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post #1 of 10 Old 10-07-2013, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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Another shock question

Here's a question for u guys that have done the busa shock on your bike......does it feel that much more stiff to you over your zx10 shock? I put my busa shock on and it feels soo stiff....with the comp all the way soft it barely "squats" an inch or so....so I switch back to the factory shock
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-07-2013, 08:48 AM
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i have gen2 busa shock and dont feel its to stiff... how much do you weight ?

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Ok,shock 101....just cause a shock squats doesn't mean it's working right.you want a very progressive squat...if it squats too fast it will spin or wheelie depending on track conditions,hp,etc.your weight,gear and clutch hand play huge roles in how your shock reacts.i have a 14 shock on my bike and it's worked great until I've added gear and now it's bottoming out quickly at the start so I bought a Penske.Busa shocks aren't always the answer.suspension setup takes time on a drag bike.you can't just throw a shock at a bike and make a few passes and expect it to be money.put a zip tie around the shaft of the shock and move it to the top before a pass.after your run look and see how much it moved towards the bottom,if it's on the bump stop it's bottoming out.you can try adding more spring but always remember the more spring you add the more it affects rebound..too fast of rebound will cause the bike to spin or get very bouncy down track.9/10 stock shocks off any bike will get you by but you will either need it revealed and sprung or buy an aftermarket shock.

A shock built for your setup is FUCKING amazing at the track...after it's dialed in your bike will feel like a whole new machine and you will throw that Busa shock in the garbage

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I'm 213 unsuited.....yea I'm familiar with the whole idea about having the susp dialed in for correct weight and no and etc but I'm just trying to figure out if I made a good move by getting this shock bc it is soo much more stiff than my stock zx10 shock
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Obviously you don't if that's your reply

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What I mean is I have 2 other bikes at my disposal with revalved shocks done by bmcracetech.....and they r ok and like u said earlier to have a bikes susp dialed in is crazy good on the track but I am just trying to see if anybody else with a busa shock if their shock is as stiff as mine?.........I agree with ur comment about u jus cant put a shock on and expect it to be money bc I think that's where I'm at now......but I also know I can't afford a Penske or a jri or a Brock's......so let me ask u this sik r.......if u had a busa shock and a stock 10 shock which would u revalve?
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What I mean is I have 2 other bikes at my disposal with revalved shocks done by bmcracetech.....and they r ok and like u said earlier to have a bikes susp dialed in is crazy good on the track but I am just trying to see if anybody else with a busa shock if their shock is as stiff as mine?.........I agree with ur comment about u jus cant put a shock on and expect it to be money bc I think that's where I'm at now......but I also know I can't afford a Penske or a jri or a Brock's......so let me ask u this sik r.......if u had a busa shock and a stock 10 shock which would u revalve?

Neither,I'd revalve a 14 shock before a Busa shock...it seems to have to much spring IMO.

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the spring holds up the bike. the valving just slows down the reaction to changes in forces.
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I love my reval 14 shock works great for me, im 225 suited my best 60 is a 1.37 hand clutch, I hated the BUSA shock I ran gen1 and gen2 14 shock a lot better to me. I really want a big boy shock lol........

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To the op, it seems like maybe you have to much preload on the shock. Have you set the sag? My stock 06 shock squatted to much when it was swb. It would pivot at the arm lifting the front tire rather than the whole bike lifting and pivoting off the rear tire. I switched to a gen 1 Busa shock and was much happier. I was 215-220 suited when I raced my 10. 66" wb best 60's of 1.39-1.40. I'm currently going through the same problem on my 14 and a Busa shock will not fit on it. I'm using a gen 2 Busa spring on the stock 14 shock. I think I still need a little more spring but mostly need better valving. If I launch hard enough to go 1.40 or below the bike bounces back to fast jumping all over the place.

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