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Old 10-11-2019, 10:03 AM   #8
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Re: zx6r shock setup on Gen 2

Well I checked my numbers again. Front is the same as I wasn't messing with it (it's in that 30-40mm range, about 35). I had set the rear to 35mm as well but it's more like 40 now after I backed it out. I think I need to get that back to 35mm and start adjusting my compression and rebound damping.

I really just wanted to check with everyone here as far as if the shock I put on was close enough to really "working" length-wise. It sounds like short of a Penske I'm not too far off the mark. Also I should clarify that the roads I ride involve some pretty gnarly bumps/potholes/washouts etc. so I may be asking a bit much of the suspension. It has occurred to me that an XR650 may be better for this route at times

and DarkHorse, yeah I agree on not dropping the front forks. I think I had seen that mentioned when people went to a 70 profile front which I've already done and I didn't care for it. I'm back to a 60 and prefer it. I only brought it up in case I was leaving any stones unturned.

At this point I'm just going to enjoy it and take it up to RaceTech when it's convenient.
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