Easy R6 shock upgrade

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Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby reelrazor » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:23 pm

Hey there guys and gals...

I have a couple of these setups.

It is EVERYTHING you need to upgrade your FZR from stock shock to late model R6 shock.....The shock itself(low low miles), a set of my adjustable dogbones to allow you to restore the ride height AND tune it to custom geometry of your choice(higher tail? > not a problem). The upper eyelet on the shock has been bored from 10mm to 12mm so that it accepts the stock upper mount bolt and alloy spacers to center the shock in the upper mount are included. The lower eyelet has been radiused to clear the relay link.

It gets you 'hi' and 'lo' speed compression damping adjustment, rebound damping adjustment, more preload choices, and the late model shocks are rebuildable.

This is a bolt-in and ride it an hour after opening the package kit:

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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby ragedigital » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:18 pm

If I buy another 600, I would go this route. Inexpensive and highly effective!

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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby tkclow » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:20 am

How does this upgrade compare to the FoxTC?
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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby haunter » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:12 am

not quite as nice

but you can send it off to a suspension shop, for probably 350 bucks

and have it rebuilt and revalved and resprung for your weight and riding style.

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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby DonTZ125 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:00 am

How hard is it to punch the upper eyelet to 12mm, and how accurate does it have to be? Are we talking mill, drill press, hand drill?

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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby reelrazor » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:21 am

DonTZ125 wrote:How hard is it to punch the upper eyelet to 12mm, and how accurate does it have to be? Are we talking mill, drill press, hand drill?


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I used a 31/64" ball end milling bit in a production(multi-head) drill station. It's a very weird piece to clamp, so I made some spacers for them to rest on..chucked a 12mm bolt in one head and dropped it thru the lower eyelet and pinched that end down with the drill head and then did the plunge with the ball mill in another drill head.

I probably complicated it more than necessary, but I wanted to do it under coolant-I didn't want any risk of the rubber bush melting. There's not a lot of 'extra' material, so I wanted it to be true. I considered pressing the whole bush out but didn't want to mar the body.
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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby Fartblood » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:02 am

Nice one. Speaking as someone who's spent a month developing their own upgrade to a Gixxer shock, I can heartily recommend this as an easy transplant. Nice work there RR.

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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby reelrazor » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:17 pm

haunter wrote:not quite as nice

but you can send it off to a suspension shop, for probably 350 bucks

and have it rebuilt and revalved and resprung for your weight and riding style.


Racetech will put their gold valve in and valve it for you(with fluid changeout) for $169. $209 with gold valve and 'rebound separator'.

I haven't found the need, and will do the service on mine myself.
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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby haunter » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:45 am

you woulde be suprised what the upgraded internals do for the shock

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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby Genesis » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:24 am

very nice set up, I did this same thing but used 10mm bushings for a 10mm bolt.
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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby reelrazor » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:35 pm

Thanks for all the responses.

Sold out at this time...should be able to get a couple more machined/welded for next weekend.

May even have to do full polish during the evenings on one of the bodies to mount on my own bike!
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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby demon_knight69 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:38 am

out of curiosity, what were you charing for the modded shocks?
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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby reelrazor » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:21 am

Okay. I have three more of these available, at this time.
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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby pedrick1 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:37 am

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Re: Easy R6 shock upgrade

Postby reelrazor » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:18 pm

And,

TWO more of these available at this time. $130 plus shipping(13.95 USPS flat rate box in the states)


Can also swap springs in for you if necessary (made two spring compressors-one available to sell)-I have two stock FZR springs,and an Ohlins .85n/mm spring.....pm for pricing.

The adj. dogbones are also available on their own.
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