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Just looking at upgrading my 08 zx10 front forks and have a couple of options either ssk ktech piston kit or a ohlins piston kit .Just wondering which way i should go ?The roads i ride a bit rough uneven .Not sure what i will do with the rear shock yet maybe revalve respring or after market elka .ohlins or penske just need to get this 10 sorted asap.
 

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Hi matey

Both ohlins and K-tech kits are good quality.. and far better than your stock road forks.
I ran Ohlins on my Gen3 and then outed them for K-tech,
K-tech are easier to get that sweet spot with esp when playing with settings your self.
 

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Cheers lee v i recon my 08 zx10 forks are terribly harsh I've had trouble with my zx wanting to tuck at full lean not the best feeling.I have heard great things about ktech pity they don't make a rear shock for a 08 zx10.
 

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Blimey, that don't sound too good, what tyres and pressures are you running? that can make a huge difference to suspension set up.
 

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Lee v i run 32f 32r dunlop sportsmarts best tyre I've used going for a spin today through granya gap. lockarts gap.happy valley .towanga gap. mnt buffalo .This will mean nothing to u but to australian members these roads are some of the best of the best .A bloke told me with the sportsmarts i could go to 30 30 for road use .The 08 zx10 I'm loving it especially with the high bars awesome in the twisties. Anyway just heading out to put the leathers on have a good day.
 

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What springs do you have in the forks? Stock? Rear? How much do you weigh?

I did the Ohlins front cartridges and Penski rear and WOW! what a difference. Ohlins rear would probably be better. Make sure you get the springs spec'd right for you for both. From the factory they are terribly unbalanced. As long as you get the spring rates sorted, along with any valving upgrades, sag set and clickers adjusted right you will be happy with it. Will feel like a new bike.
 

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What springs do you have in the forks? Stock? Rear? How much do you weigh?

I did the Ohlins front cartridges and Penski rear and WOW! what a difference. Ohlins rear would probably be better. Make sure you get the springs spec'd right for you for both. From the factory they are terribly unbalanced. As long as you get the spring rates sorted, along with any valving upgrades, sag set and clickers adjusted right you will be happy with it. Will feel like a new bike.
All stock standard front and rear and i weigh 95kgs with leathers on . The zx is mainly for fast road I've had my eye on a elka rear shock from the states only 870 delivered or a penske. The ttx is just a bit to much as i could get the forks done and buy a penske or elka for less than the ttx+for road riding i wouldn't be able to tell the difference.I would probably rather do that then pump $ into the stock rear as set up for me would cost me around the 400.500 mark .I am going to do the forks first and make a decision on the rear later. ktech or ohlins for the forks i need help to make this decision .Cheers everyone for the input
 

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Don't worry bout the elka penske on rough roads quest i will start another thread for that quest.
 

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There's loads of stuff on here and on the net about Gen3 set-up, factory set-up is woeful and the forks kick off bumps, but you'd find a big difference if you changed your tyres for a softer carcase, like Pirelli. Sportsmarts have a very stiff carcase which is great for feedback on a smooth road/track, but not so good on rough roads
 

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I think I will stick with the sportsmarts they actually last me over 2000klm + I love the feel and grip they give me . Your not wrong about the shit setup of a 08 zx10 very average but a pretty easy fix . Thanks everyone for the input much apreciated
 

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I ended up buying a elka rear shock .And just trying to decide on what i want in the front forks.
 
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