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Old 02-09-2010, 09:30 AM   #1
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im trying to find out if any one has one and if there any good for the money. i need a soft shock cuz im too light for my 07 zx6r stock one. i have taken it to Motorcycles Unlimited to get it worked on. im not looking to race or any thing but maybe a couple track days. i dont relly want to spend $1,400 on Ohlins shock. what do yall think
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:48 AM   #2
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Are you out riding your current suspension?
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:33 AM   #3
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yes the front is good but my back is too hard and the rear end dont even drop when i sit on it. also when i bumps it bounces around some times.
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Is the shock blown? Have you thought about a softer spring and maybe (if you can) just a rebuild)?

You can purchase used Ohlins and Penskes for about half the price of new units fyi.
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FYi I'm not familiar with the Nitron units but after doing a little research it seems for the street it might not be a horrible unit but it doesn't offer the capabilities as the more expensive stuff. Let's see what the suspension gods thunk.

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Old 02-09-2010, 10:51 AM   #6
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ya i would get Ohlins if it were a little less. Where can you find the used rebuilt ones? The guys at Motorcycles Unlimited said that a softer spring would not help too much, i would have to get the shock rebuilt and packed and what not. that would cost around 500 he said. so im seeing if i can find a better shock for a little more.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:23 AM   #7
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just get race tech internals put in your stock shock with a race tech spring. it's fairly cheap and performs ace.
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ya but i think i cost alot to work on that kind of stuff , when i can get a new one for same amount or so.
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ya but i think i cost alot to work on that kind of stuff , when i can get a new one for same amount or so.
Most just upgrade the internals on their front suspension not replace the entire forks...food for thought.
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ya i know that most do that to the front but i talking about the rear shock. the front is fine for me now.
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ya i know that most do that to the front but i talking about the rear shock. the front is fine for me now.
I know you are I was just trying to explain that rebuilding it with the racetech parts will give you a very good result. I would keep an eye on various forums(wera, cmra, etc...) and find a good used penske or ohlins. You will end up paying around 600-700 bucks and may need to rebuild and re-spring it for your weight.
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I had several discussions with one of the head guys at Nitron a few years back about becoming their distributor in the US. We got close to a deal, but their prices were still pretty high for their street spec shocks & they didn't really want to sell in the US anyway. They were REALLY afraid of lawsuits here.

They're not bad if you can find a good deal. Pretty similar performance to FOX shocks.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:18 PM   #13
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ya they have 3 diffrent ones for the zx6r and the best on is like $760 new.
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Poorly designed bottom of the range shock imo
Way way over priced for something not much better than a standard rear shock, in some cases worse!!!
A few years back a good friend of mine was asked to test the UK based Triumph 675 Supersport bike.
The team were contracted to Nitron.
On hand were two Spanish suspension guys and a Nitron engineer.
Test was laughable.
You couldn't even set the required static sag with the Nitron "race" shock as there was insufficient adjustment and the performance over sprint distances was dismal!!
Best lap was nearly always the last!!!
They use a heavier oil than the market leaders and it seemed to take a while for the shock to come to you!!!
might be ok for the Isle of Mann TT races
in street riding terms, if you set off to Yankees in the Forest it should just start coming to you as you see the entrance to their parking lot!
Ohlins FTW
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:24 AM   #15
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cool cool im looking for a shock that will work well with my light lol
like i said im only like 135 or so and only want to spend around $500 or so


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