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    Suzuki GSXR shock....

    After finding out that I have a non OEM shock already installed on my bike, the question is what shock is it? Will after some drunk research on the interweb the closest shock that resembles the one installed on my NC is from a 2011-2017 Suzuki GRXR 600-750 OEM shock. WTF? The bikes rear end does feel good though...lol

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    Wish we had more info on this conversion. I'd imagine one of those shocks could be picked up much cheaper than aftermarket shocks for the NC, and probably be a solid improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    Wish we had more info on this conversion. I'd imagine one of those shocks could be picked up much cheaper than aftermarket shocks for the NC, and probably be a solid improvement.
    I'll be taking the shock off and putting it side by side with Aprilla shock that I just purchased. Unfortunately I do not have an OEM shock to compare it to.

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    Hey Riceman, what did you have to give for that Aprilla may i ask. I too am considering an aftermarket shock for mine. I know we are not the same height/weight but i was just curious...
    Thanks, :{)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapturee View Post
    Hey Riceman, what did you have to give for that Aprilla may i ask. I too am considering an aftermarket shock for mine. I know we are not the same height/weight but i was just curious...
    Thanks, :{)
    Purchase mine used on EBay, $80 total. Once I'm back home from work, I'm going to mount it and see if there's a significant difference from the GSXR shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricerooster View Post
    I'll be taking the shock off and putting it side by side with Aprilla shock that I just purchased. Unfortunately I do not have an OEM shock to compare it to.

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    I have a 2015 oem shock sitting on my garage floor and a piece of flextape next to it.. Installed this Suzuki GSXR shock....-p-jpg last week with the .90kg fork springs race tech recommended.
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    some comparison pics for you....
    Suzuki GSXR shock....-rearshock-jpgSuzuki GSXR shock....-springs-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoChris View Post
    some comparison pics for you....
    Suzuki GSXR shock....-rearshock-jpgSuzuki GSXR shock....-springs-jpg
    Cool thanks, still out of town and wont get to my bike for about 3 more weeks.

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    You can check to see if the spring is good for you by adjusting the shock's preload to set rider sag for your weight then measuring static sag with you off the bike. Static sag should be 5 - 10 mm.
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    Update:
    Removed the GSXR shock and did a side by side with the Aprilla shock. Looks like the previous owner modified the top mount to make the GSXR fit. Aprilla shock feels and looks beefier than the GSXR shock.

    Outcome:
    I mounted the Aprilla shock and rode the same roads riding over the same bumps and imperfections. Overall I prefer the Aprilla shock over the GSXR, reason being is that the GSXR shock bottom out easley probably due to the spring rate although the spring is longer compared to the Aprilla spring.

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