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Old 07-15-2017, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Monoshock options for 2002 Kat?

Hey, having seemly got my Kat back on the road after 3 year hibernation I want to address a few things that will hopefully improve the ride a bit. I've read a few threads here that say you should replace the fork oil every 2 years, I know this hasn't been done for at least 9 years so this will be first thing to sort. The problem I have though is it seems you can't do anything with the mono shock other than replace it, I've found a shock, YSS Z Series that will for but it's 280 quid, are there any other ideally cheaper options!?

Also if I replace the mono shock would i need to do anything additional to the front, new springs etc or anything like that?
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A gsxf750 shock would be a great choice and is fully rebuildable and won't change the ride height.
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I put an R6 shock on my pre and it helped the handling a lot along with proper weight racetech fork springs.
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That would work.... drops the rear by 19mm. So, you'll have to drop the front by the same amount.
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A gsxf750 shock would be a great choice and is fully rebuildable and won't change the ride height.
Should have said it's a 600 not 750, would the shock still be fine? Assume your suggesting I get a second have 750 one and give it some care?
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I assumed you had a 600, they are not rebuildable. Yes, the 750 shock is a great choice. Way better shock.
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I assumed you had a 600, they are not rebuildable. Yes, the 750 shock is a great choice. Way better shock.
This was the cleanest one I could find http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUZUKI-GSX75...%257Ciid%253A1
Says the adjuster is stuck so presuming I can just use penetrating spray and patience. What would I need to do to it to overhaul it, are there parts I should replace as a matter of course? Also is there a specific place the reservoir should mount? ...and finally should I replace the hose and banjo bolts?
Edit: Found more clean examples afterwards but obviously more money. Still 200 cheaper than a new aftermarket one. Can you actually take the whole thing to bits to properly clean?

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Takes special tools to service those and they are pressurized. The tank mount in the tail frame.
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are there parts I should replace as a matter of course?
Seals would be a top priority and maybe the bladder, Bladder is an inverted bladder so it is not the more common. Sometimes they are collapsed and cracked. The OEM shock really needs some decent valving as rebound is Waaaaaayyyy too slow in OEM form.
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