ZX10 or Busa.
What year Busa shock? The guy I'm dealing with on a secondhand Busa shock had an entirely different install scenario. I wonder why?I've got a busa on one of mine and it's ok. You will have to work witht he battery box, either drop it- I relocated the battery in the trunk. I had to grind a little bit from the bottom spring lip to get some clearance with the swingarm and I made my own dogbones to raise the rear..probably an inch or so higher than stock.
I think that at 150 lbs.you would be happy with the ZX6/636 shock on a first gen. Works great for me and I weigh the same.i'm looking at getting a Busa shock and am interested in hearing from anyone who has used one before. What i'm not sure about though is if its spring will work w/ my weight. 150 lb and no pillion.
I'm at 170# (sans gear) and the '04 636 in my '02 SVS works fine as well.I think that at 150 lbs.you would be happy with the ZX6/636 shock on a first gen. Works great for me and I weigh the same.
according to that chart a 03-04 zx6r as you said is good and it looks as if the 04-05 zx10 would also be a good candidate.. its 1mm longer than stock and considerably stiffer sprung ever more so than the zx6 shock...hmmm? 04-05 zx10 or 03-04 zx6??? and as for it being too light um anyone can buy a spring for it and still have less than $150 in the rear suspension set to their weight .. sounds like a bargain to me1st gen vs 2nd gen are very different. the only shock that's decent for 1st gen is zx6, i forget year, and it's too light for your weight.
The SVs, first gen especially, can benefit from a lot more shock length. We run ~352mm on the first gen race bikes, even on the street 348mm is as short as I'd want to go. For spring rate you need around 650lb/in. None of the swap candidates are close.i just cant loose ride height bc im tall at 6'4" so a little increase in ride height would be ok i guess but not too much to upset the chassis and make the bike unstable. and the zx10 shock is closer to the stock length shock than the zx6