Shock recall

In the states, this was the upgrade to the FZR600. In other places, this is called an FZR. Either way, many of the components of the US YZF600r fit onto the US FZR600.

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Shock recall

Postby rokitrick » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:15 pm

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 96V033000 Mfg's Report Date : FEB 08, 1996
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4348
Summary:
THE DAMPER SHAFT OF THE REAR SHOCK CAN BEND OR BREAK.
Consequence:
THE SHAFT COULD FRACTURE WITHOUT WARNING CAUSING A LOSS OF CONTROL RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

I bought a '96 Foxeye and now I'm finding out the shock was recalled. I had sent it out to GMD computrak to be re energized, but he thought it wasn't worth it...
glad i didn't waste my money.. He said it's a basic KYB and don't bother....
Then I found out that the R6 shock from '08 to '15 could be utilized with adaptors from Lewis Fabrication, so i found a nice one 2012 for $75 on ebay and went for the $100 on the adaptors, and It'll be less than getting the '96 shock redone.
The stock spring on the R6 shock is 9.8 kg/mm where the foxeye shock is 8.4 kg/mm so right off it'll be much better, found that out at RaceTech....

I'm learnin.....

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