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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 :dontknow: 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... :thefinger
 

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Sell one of the hondas so you can afford both :mrgreen:
 

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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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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..
1st how well do you ride? if your not a great rider good suspension is not going to help much! if your a great rider.....well I don;t think you would be asking what to get 1st! but if it was me I would go with!...........
SUSPENSION!

Because rims don’t soak up bumps and improve traction! Suspension does! And what are you looking for? #’s or components? if it’s #’s you out of luck unless you can find someone who rides just like you do! {Same style} the fist think I would do is jack the rear up 6 to 8 MM and see how you like that! You need to shim the shock unless you go aftermarket then they have a ride height adjustment!
 

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i wasnt so asking for numbers but more about a kind of kit to use, penske, ohlins? but thanks for the info, i guess it was a silly question when i think about it..

VERDICT: Suspension.. lol
 

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We have A penske rear shock (ohlins front forks) on the track bike, sweeeet riding. Even on the street you'll notice the difference immediately with a well setup suspension. Just having the stock one set correctly will usually make a noticeable difference, going with really good components (and a correct setup) will blow you away. [assuming you actually do ride the bike reasonably hard]
 

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Suspension on a 04 is rough. When I had Dan Kyle put the Ohlins rear on mine it gave me a lot more confidence (& comfort) leaned over! Later on the forks were resprung/revalved and that helped as well. I wish I could have afforded the 25mil. cartridges at the time but that was $600 more I believe. I assume you have a steering dampner on cause thats mandatory imo! Enjoy that beast.
 

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Suspension for sure. Penske double clicker is all you need and will be cheaper than Ohlins. Have the forks redone by someone and you will be amazed. Also get some good tires, 2ct's or DiabloIII's or similar and you will be good to go.
 

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suspension
 

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Have to make sure that all of the link in the chain support each other. Make sure when you start the project you have what it takes to finish it. I like where your head is at and good luck. But suspension for sure. I changed to ohlins internals and man what a difference.
 
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