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Old 10-22-2015, 08:30 AM   #881
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Definitely an Ohlins single adjustable rear shock (S46DR1) and either the Stoltec revalve up front or Ohlins Cartridges. The Stoltec revalve is the most attractive option at this point considering the bike is for pure street use (communiting/spirited mountain rides). This keeps the total investment much lower and it is probably adequate.

There is still part of me that wants to go all in, I know the value of proper suspension and the cartridge replacement is tempting. The shock will get ordered separate and I'll throw it on to see how the bike feels. The front end was improved dramatically by the 20w Maxima fork oil.
Why not have the rear revalved as well?

On my R6 (like 10 years ago) I had the McDonalds (Sam former AMA champ and his brother) redo my stock Showa setup and it was AMAZING.
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Why not have the rear revalved as well?

On my R6 (like 10 years ago) I had the McDonalds (Sam former AMA champ and his brother) redo my stock Showa setup and it was AMAZING.
When I first got the bike I was under the impression that the stock FZ-09 shock wasn't serviceable. I did some searching and found NorWest and they revalve the factory shock for about ~$225. It's attractive but the stock shock does not have a lot of oil volume and overheats quick.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:52 PM   #883
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Finally committed to upgrading the front suspension on the FZ-09 and ordered a Stoltec fork revalve kit. I talked to Nick, owner of Stoltec, and he was really helpful figuring out spring rates for the revalve and the Ohlins shock I want to order.

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^Excellent. I left the stock springs in my R6, but proper synthetic fork oil, plus different valving and proper ride height/sag/FR balance setup.

Entirely new bike.
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:08 PM   #885
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Finally committed to upgrading the front suspension on the FZ-09 and ordered a Stoltec fork revalve kit. I talked to Nick, owner of Stoltec, and he was really helpful figuring out spring rates for the revalve and the Ohlins shock I want to order.

Think you could document what it takes to preform the work for me?
I'm a little hesitant on doing this work myself. Even though i keep telling myself if i can build and boost a Miata, suspension work on a bike should be easy.
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My 2008 Ducati Monster S2R1000 I've had since new. This was from a couple months back at Palomar Mountian. It's pretty much time for a new front tire now, as there's a solid band of slick halfway down the left shoulder now. I've got an S20 Evo waiting to spoon onto it.
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Think you could document what it takes to preform the work for me?
I'm a little hesitant on doing this work myself. Even though i keep telling myself if i can build and boost a Miata, suspension work on a bike should be easy.
Absolutely, even if I have my suspension guy do it I'll document everything. He usually ends up letting me help him and cuts me a good deal. From what I recall when I helped him do my fork oil, the biggest thing is a spring compressor makes your life much easier but it isn't a requirement. The special vice for holding forks isn't a requirement either, just break the fork caps loose when they are on the bike.

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I've got an S20 Evo waiting to spoon onto it.
Curious to see what you think of the tire. I love the Q3 but they wear to quick for the street and I liked my standard S20 on my Supermoto.
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Curious to see what you think of the tire. I love the Q3 but they wear to quick for the street and I liked my standard S20 on my Supermoto.
I've been riding through a few sets of the regular BT016s over the years, and I really like those tires, so this is just the next step on from those (well, 3 steps actually...). My friend has been through a couple sets of the regular S20s and likes them. He says he can definitely feel that they come up to temp quicker than any of the BT016 variants did.

I've also got a Showa shock from a 999 that's been sitting in my closet for the past few months waiting to go on the bike. That's going to take a bit of work though, because I need to cut the ignition coil mounting brackets off the frame and relocate the coils to make room for the remote reservoir.
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My little 200 rocketa is champing it. Got the bike for free. Thought it was going to die in a week. So far I've been commuting on it every day.

I got a walmart rainsuit (bright orange for allthevisibility) and it handles everything with ease. It also helps that my commute is like
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My little 200 rocketa is champing it. Got the bike for free. Thought it was going to die in a week. So far I've been commuting on it every day.

I got a walmart rainsuit (bright orange for allthevisibility) and it handles everything with ease. It also helps that my commute is like
Need to have Hailey record your starting routine and post it.
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75 cb200t

82 kz440


74 cl450



14 bonneville

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Need to have Hailey record your starting routine and post it.
Ask and ye shall recieve

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75 cb200t
When my little brother was 17 I bought him a CB200 that looks exactly like this to ride around. He rode it for a summer and stuck it in my shop, and hasn't touched it since. It's really too slow to ride in traffic, or to ride on the interstate...so it's pretty much useless.

I've been trash talking putting a CRF450X motor in it and riding it to work for years now. Maybe this winter I'll get around to it..
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That was fukin hilarious
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Its the only way to start the bike.
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Its the only way to start the bike.
Why is it the only way to start the bike?

I mean, in college I had a motorcycle which had to be started in a somewhat similar fashion, but it was designed that way. In the 70s. And it had pedals. And it was so bad that the entire country which produced it doesn't exist anymore.

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Because the battery died and the kickstarter broke off. And I'm too lazy to fix either one.
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A racing buddy has an Italian made little bike that he uses as a pit bike that has a CVT and has a kick starter that stripped out. But it seems the Italians knew the kick starter would strip out because they included a nice handle on the bars to let you lock the CVT so you can waddle start it, just like that.
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