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    Re: Rear shock alternatives; How to install R1 Shock w/pic

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    Photobucket killed the pics, could you please re post a pic with the final install?
    Not much to it. I'll look for pictures this weekend.
    You might just prowl through my PB account...

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    Re: Rear shock alternatives; How to install R1 Shock w/pic

    If I found a spring of the same length and diameter (but correct rate for my weight), the R1 preload adjustment should work perfectly- is this correct?

    And is the R1 shock gas chargeable or does it need a valve retrofitted?
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    Re: Rear shock alternatives; How to install R1 Shock w/pic

    One more thing:

    What about the cbr 600 f4i rear shock? According to what I've found online it has a 14.2 kg/mm spring rate (perfect for rider of 80-90 kg), and it's around 12" eye to eye long.

    I'll search for a used one, as it seems a great option. No new springs, no spacers. It should just need a valve for recharging and a basic rebuild.
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    Re: Rear shock alternatives; How to install R1 Shock w/pic

    I was just admiring the amount of dedicated documentation that is so informative.

    Thank you for more great tech porn! Lol!
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    Re: Rear shock alternatives; How to install R1 Shock w/pic

    Quote Originally Posted by bigborer View Post
    One more thing:

    What about the cbr 600 f4i rear shock? According to what I've found online it has a 14.2 kg/mm spring rate (perfect for rider of 80-90 kg), and it's around 12" eye to eye long.

    I'll search for a used one, as it seems a great option. No new springs, no spacers. It should just need a valve for recharging and a basic rebuild.
    Here is the only documentation I could find of the f4i shock on the fz6:
    https://www.sportbikes.net/forums/fz...term-test.html

    I've spoken to a local parts guy and will try to meet him this week. If I'm lucky he'll also have an FZ6 shock and swing arm I could measure (reducing any downtime on my bike).

    I'll try to file down the inside corners of the f4i shock nearing the swing arm (going around the rebound screw), as this should reduce the amount of filing need to be done on the swing arm.

    Either way, I'm quite confident that resistance shouldn't be an issue. The maximum payload for 600cc bikes is around 180 kgs, and they leave at least some 20-30% margin; I'll never load this bike more than 160kg so even if removing a bit of material will eat through the safety margin, it'll still be on safe side.
    2004 FZ6 with R6 Fork and brakes, Leo Vince SBK Carbon Exhaust, Venhill SS Race brake lines, APE manual CCT

 

 
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