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Old 09-24-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
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YZF 600 question

I've got a buddy that needs a new rear shock on his YZF 600 not an R6(just to be clear). Does anyone know if R6, R1 etc.. shocks would fit? On a budget and trying to find a good solution.

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I don't know, but someone here will: http://www.yzf600r.com.
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I've got a buddy that needs a new rear shock on his YZF 600 not an R6(just to be clear). Does anyone know if R6, R1 etc.. shocks would fit? On a budget and trying to find a good solution.

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What year? Most of the YZF600 and R6's are the same except for the seat....
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I would definately check out that forum; the bike specific sites always have some good budget info.. like Busa shocks on Bandits....
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Here is one answer on the R6 shock...

http://www.yzf600r.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=36236
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And another

http://www.yzf600r.com/phpBB2/viewto...ighlight=shock
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I would do some Ebay searching, or talk with Rick at Cogent Dynamics about rebuilding/upgrading the stocker, if you are serious about it. Also get the correct spring for the rider weight.

While you are at it, check for valve upgrades for the forks, and maybe progressive springs.
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am a member of that site.....and to rebuild the rear shock with Íhlins internals it would be about 350 to 500 bucks.
I can also get the race tech springs for 80 bucks ( not including installation)
but have been told by Patrick that its not worth the money to upgrade the suspension on that bike, all the money spent on upgrading it and I still wouldnt be happy thats why I havent done anything to it.
it would just be a better option to just use that money to sell this one and get a SV.....I hear there great for the track
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am a member of that site.....and to rebuild the rear shock with Íhlins internals it would be about 350 to 500 bucks.
I can also get the race tech springs for 80 bucks ( not including installation)
but have been told by Patrick that its not worth the money to upgrade the suspension on that bike, all the money spent on upgrading it and I still wouldnt be happy thats why I havent done anything to it.
it would just be a better option to just use that money to sell this one and get a SV.....I hear there great for the track
Big Comfy has a great sv with ohlins, handles great, talk to him
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^ It's as setup as you can get it(for a street/track sv). + I'll be able to start on this project I've been thinking about
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thats the voice I keep hearing about the SV...among others
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That will give you the handling, but you'll still miss out on the 636 top end.. LOL!
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That will give you the handling, but you'll still miss out on the 636 top end.. LOL!


thanks for pointing that out, I should have never riden that bike....showed me what I was missing out on, never the less I enjoyed riding that bike
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Old rule:

Get what you want, and the budget can absorb. And then enjoy it. And something about not coveting the neighbors wife..
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anybody wanna buy a yzf600
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Why not swap with SwiftE for his Honda and let him sell yours?

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lol, I dont think he would want it...
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