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Old 10-11-2019, 11:24 AM   #10
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Re: zx6r shock setup on Gen 2

Originally Posted by Junkie View Post
IMO your geometry is better with a 70 profile front and the rear raised enough to get rake/trail where you want it. the profile on the 70 is better for handling.
That right there is why I went with the 70 in the first place. I figured it would even out the taller rear shock. While I'm sure it did, I found that I didn't care for the 70 profile when I was doing my parking lot practice sessions (figure 8s, tight weaves, u turns in the box etc.) When I went back to the 60 the bike seemed to "work" again. While the 70 handled better on the highway at 80mph I found it handled worse in the parking lot at 8mph. Since I quit commuting with this bike I'm more interested in the latter.

That's my long winded way of agreeing with your point!
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