i'll let joe fill you in on what was done.
yep thats right,
just finished fitting a 06/07 gsxr750/600 rear shock into bumblebee's gladius.
Well goodness me Deb and Joe ( and supervosor lol)..where to start?
Thanks for such a comprehensive and cogent step by step procedure, its a great post and real resource for those contemplating the mod. Your mods are getting me so restless haha. Love the pink spring too Debbz!
PS.. I cant tell in the pic..are your dogbones the same thickness as the oem ones?( thinking of the 3mm clearance you mentioned.)
Thanks joe, Ive just checked ebay..im surprised there are so many 600/750 low mileage shocks available all about $50 as you mentioned..which is a great thing of course lolthe dogbones are the same thickness as oem. it wouldnt change the clearance if the dogbones were of different thickness tho, as the room given is dictated by the width of the suspension linkages.
i experimented with spaces behind the dogbones it give a little more room, but in the end stuck to the KISS method and kept it to as few parts as posible, there is NO latitudinal movement or loads on the components so they wont even come in contact.
Was wondering the same. I have ordered a shock as well, but not really diggin the yellow paint, would much rather paint it black.What kind of paint did you use on the shock? Will it crack and chip after some use? Considering a shock flexes, so would the paint.
we are in australia, but bought from the US. it was USD$12.50 for the shock and USD$68 to post it here,I will have a '06 600 shock here in a couple of weeks. How much did you pay for yours? (such that I can get an idea as to what to ask for...) Thanks! Great post!
Thanks deb, much appreciated, it was mainly the seat height I was concerned about so thats great.Hi Juliana,
I know the 600 & 750 K6 shocks are the same and i know the swap didn't adjust the seat height but Joe will have to answer your sag question this evening.