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Old 10-08-2019, 11:26 AM   #1
thedrewski86
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zx6r shock setup on Gen 2

All,
I installed a zx6r shock on my 2007 sv650s over a year ago and I am really questioning my choice and whether or not my setup is close to correct. Here is where I'm at:
front forks: .90kg/mm Sonic Springs, preload is 2 1/2 graduations out
rear: '09 zx6r shock (ebay), compression and rebound are in the middle, I have backed the preload all the way out because I feel like the bike it trying to buck me off on the really bumpy stuff if I'm riding fast. It's not terrible but I suspect it could be better.
tires: all stock sizes (120/60/17, 160/60/17) Pirelli Angels fwiw. I had a 70 profile on the front but now I like the 60 after going back to it. I'm open to trying different setups though.

I see people changing the amount of fork visible above the triple clamp... I just have the caps visible (no fork tube). I also see differing opinions as to the rear shock length. Looks like the '09 is 339mm. Is this acceptable for a Gen 2?

No track days yet but I would like to. I really want to take my bike up to RaceTech if I can't get this figured out in my own garage. I probably will regardless but I would like to get this as sorted as I can with the equipment I have. I keep watching Dave Moss' videos and I'm trying to get this nailed down but I'd like some advise from the SV crowd. You all have been down this road before!

My specs: I'm currently about 166lbs. I was 200 when I installed all the parts though so it's been changing. My leathers are pretty heavy so I'm probably close to 180 with that, boots, helmet etc.
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