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Old 06-17-2019, 05:41 PM   #7
sv650bklyn
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Re: Which Rear Shock?

For compatible shocks check out the Shock Swap Info spreadsheet on Google. You want one with a 90 degree reservoir.
For the correct spring rate for your bike and body weight, check the Penske Spring Application Chart PDF.

In my case (USA) the ZX14 shock was much cheaper ($50) and I swapped out the rock hard OEM spring with a properly weighted Hyperco spring ($80). Had to invest in a Shock Spring Compressor tool ($35) and a Racetech spring adapter collar ($4, item no. SPSC B5855), but my shock feels perfect now. Oh, and I needed to cut about 2mm off the bottom link bolt as it was touching the dog bones aka shock linkages.
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