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Old 01-25-2007, 09:34 AM   #1
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suspension

I have a 2005 yzf600r with 25,000 on it, weigh about 260lbs, and I've never adjusted the suspension..:BangHead:

should I just have patrick do my suspension setup, or should I have the forks and stuff rblt. then adjusted?

If I should Rbld. how much should I expect to pay for that?
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:37 AM   #2
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Has the fork oil ever been changed?

Are your seals leaking?

This is worth taking it to Patrick. Yes you can rebuild them yourself, but it's not an easy chore.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:41 AM   #4
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nothing is leaking....

i havent done anythig to em at all....
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:44 AM   #5
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With your weight its a good idea to get new springs and even revalve them. Depending on who does them and what brand you go with plan on spending around 500..maybe more. But it can also be done yourself if you are somewhat mechanically inclined.
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With your weight its a good idea to get new springs and even revalve them. Depending on who does them and what brand you go with plan on spending around 500..maybe more. But it can also be done yourself if you are somewhat mechanically inclined.
Yes, it can be done, but you will need to buy and/or make special tools to both set the fork seal and to compress the spring.
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i am "somewhat mechanically inclined" but i dont know a friggin thing bout suspension!
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Yes, it can be done, but you will need to buy and/or make special tools to both set the fork seal and compress the spring.

or borrow them
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i am "somewhat mechanically inclined" but i dont know a friggin thing bout suspension!
Get a shop manual....
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Here are the tools you will need.

Fork Seal tool.
Spring compression tool.
Graduated cylinder
Shop Manual
Torque Wrench

For the rebuild.

You will need the following parts.

Valve kit with shims.
Spring.
Fork Oil.
Fork Seal and dust seal.
Copper crush washers.
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patrick.......what do ya'll charge to do this???
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:21 AM   #12
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patrick.......what do ya'll charge to do this???
$25 to setup your suspension. forks i have no clue
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:22 AM   #13
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$25 to setup your suspension. forks i have no clue
At 25000 miles he will at the very least need a fork oil change and a valve cleaning before the suspension gets set up.
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:53 AM   #14
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hmm... I'd hand her over to Pat.

I have the 06 (same bike exactly) and i set my suspension kinda guessing (by what i know from setting my dirtbikes for racing) and it feels good, no complaints and handles well at all speeds. but i am still going to take it to Pat for a professional set up to see the difference. and there is a slight weight difference. i am closer to 130...

but anyhow.., sexy bike !! you should streetfighter it
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I had my suspension adjusted by Patrick and love it, he has also channge the fork oil and seals and I only have 13,000 miles. I would say take it to Patrick and have him do it because they know what there doing there and do a good job at it.
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:24 PM   #16
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Motorcycles Unlimited said 250 for fluid change and setup.....maybe about 550 for springs and everything..........

how hard would it be for me to do this????

i would love to have Motorcycles Unlimited do it but i dont think i can afford all of that right now..

i am fixing to have twins and the wife just got put on 1/2 days
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Well IMO if you are not to sure about doing it yourself.. wait till you can afford to have it done. Save yourself time and money from messing things up and costing you more. And in your situation this may be good cuz if money is an issue... then priorities come first.
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Basically, suspension is a and you pay for what you get. Your stock suspension is sprung for someone around 150 lbs. Give or take a little with the proper adjustment. Will you get a better ride by cleaning the valves, replacing seals, changing the oil and making the proper adjustments? You bet! and rebuilding them to match your weight and riding style will give superior feel and handling. Is this the proper choice for you? That is for you decide based on your budget and riding style.

After deciding which direction you are heading you will need to decide if the investment towards tools and time is cost effective for someone who is doing suspension maintenance every 25,000 miles and are you going to feel comfortable at speed on something you have tampered with blindly. Personally, I have stayed clear of the black art and left it in adept hands.


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