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Old 08-11-2017, 12:50 PM   #11
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Can also rebuild a couple of options to fit your needs...
a 98-06 kat 750 shock to use for stock height.
B-12 shock used to raise the tail height.
08+ R6 shock can be used to lower the tail a tad.

Depending on what your wanting.

Personally I used a B12 shock that was rebuilt and shimmed to slightly reduce the travel length. That put me at a 1.75" raise of the tail with a really good performance shock.

Those changes made for a highly responsive and great clearance in the curves. I can get over easier, not come close to dragging any parts or pegs, and over all it's much more responsive. I have no problems steering with out any input to the bars at all. (I mean, literally I can steer the bike with no hands on the bars by just body position).

If you don't do shock rebuilds yourself, norwestsuspension.com is Tmod's website. He's really good and very fairly priced.

Just options...

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Thanks for the options

I like the stock height of the Kat, but with a 32 inch inseam, I could tolerate a bit higher, for some performance gain.

I have rebuilt forks before and have removed springs from struts in the past so I imagine I could handle rebuilding a shock, provided it was truly rebuildable.

Now I am wondering of there is a worthwhile swing arm mod that can be done.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:24 PM   #12
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Thanks for the options

I like the stock height of the Kat, but with a 32 inch inseam, I could tolerate a bit higher, for some performance gain.

I have rebuilt forks before and have removed springs from struts in the past so I imagine I could handle rebuilding a shock, provided it was truly rebuildable.

Now I am wondering of there is a worthwhile swing arm mod that can be done.
In what way would you want the swingarm modded?

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Modified Swingarm, 5.5 GSXR Rear with 180/55 and 520 Chain, 750 to 600 Tail conversion, more to come. Long Term Project build thread http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=96736

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Basically, I would like one a bit wider to fit a wider wheel and tire. Not stupid wide, but just something which gives me a wider choice of rubber.
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Basically, I would like one a bit wider to fit a wider wheel and tire. Not stupid wide, but just something which gives me a wider choice of rubber.
What I did for mine... running a 5.5" wheel with 180/55 tire now. I've learned though that it's simpler to just mod the swingarm fully and use OEM parts for everything else from various bikes.

http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=93142



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That is very cool. I was wondering if a bolt-in of a GSXR swing arm was possible.
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It takes some work Kreys' solution is easier and using easily obtainable parts there is no direct bolt on and a fair bit of fabrication as you can't use the old footpegs etc.

Depends on how much work you want to do.

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