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Old 08-11-2011, 06:23 AM   #21
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You loosen the bolts holding the forks in the triple tree.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:54 AM   #22
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You loosen the bolts holding the forks in the triple tree.

Or better would be to put a spacer inside the forks to lower them, with out reducing your clearance on the front.

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Old 08-11-2011, 11:25 AM   #23
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I see that the spring is good for a person around 200lbs what about a person close to 300lbs? Cuz that's me I have 02 hayabusa shock not installed just got it cheep so its on shelf. Is that the best way for me? I do also ride two up on occasion in town to dinner or store or just cruising around town. Id list her weight but i fear for my well being. I will be getting racetech springs (1kg) for front this winter so i to want compliment the rear.


BTW my pic to the left is not current bike is at stock height.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:01 PM   #24
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I see that the spring is good for a person around 200lbs what about a person close to 300lbs? Cuz that's me I have 02 hayabusa shock not installed just got it cheep so its on shelf. Is that the best way for me? I do also ride two up on occasion in town to dinner or store or just cruising around town. Id list her weight but i fear for my well being. I will be getting racetech springs (1kg) for front this winter so i to want compliment the rear.


BTW my pic to the left is not current bike is at stock height.
IMO the Hayabusa shock is not a good choice unless you plan on lowering the shock internally. The shock has too much travel and it causes geometry problems. Do you have a pre or post kat?

You can use the 1.0 kg/mm springs just increase the preload a bit.

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Old 08-11-2011, 01:07 PM   #25
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It's a pre 600.
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It's a pre 600.
Ok just did a shock for a guy that weighs 350 and he is coming back here shortly to get the fork springs installed.

This is just a suggestion, Try and stay away from the shock that raises the rear of the bike way up there, They cause issues with geometry and chain clearance. If you want to raise the rear a total of 1" then have at it but the Hayabusa shock is 340 c to c and the stock kat is 300 c to c so you would be raising the bike about 2.5" maybe more.

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Thanks for therecommendations on the best shock replacement. Do you have the spacer requiredto install a 08+ shock on a pre Kat? If so, can I get a price shipped to 78108?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:35 PM   #28
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Thanks for therecommendations on the best shock replacement. Do you have the spacer requiredto install a 08+ shock on a pre Kat? If so, can I get a price shipped to 78108?
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Hi,

I need to get some of these made, I do have one set left from a shock I used for test purposes if you don't mind a not so pretty but fully functional bushing.

Oh the price is $15.00 delivered to your door.

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Thanks Tmod...I'll take it. Please PM your payment preference/info.
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Def sounds like a add to the list... good stuff! Is there a link or thread to a sales page for the spacers tmod, for when you get them, or just check back?
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