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Old 12-20-2008, 03:47 AM   #1
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Help, Shock or Exhaust

Ok fellow motohouston people, I can only afford one or the other which one should I get for an 07 ZX10. a KR Tuned full exhaust system or an Ohlins shock?
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:04 AM   #2
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:05 AM   #3
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i say shock also if performance is your goal. I think you will get more out of it than an exhaust.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:54 AM   #4
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Living in Webster and having NO turns (except for the clover leaf on 45) I would have to go with a pipe. Now if you plan on tracking it or doing the sisters a few times a year I would say shock. If you're new to the bike and aren’t going to be pushing it… go pipe.

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Old 12-20-2008, 06:45 AM   #5
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Thanks for the opinions guys! I AM leaning (no pun intended) toward the shock but to get the best out of it would i also have to upgrade the front?

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Old 12-20-2008, 06:49 AM   #6
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performance wise, you get more out of the front. The factory rear shock isn't too bad on the Kawi. Unless you are tracking the bike, I would go for the pipe.
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just put you some L.E.D's on it...

or footboards... maybe a sissy bar...

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the shock will make for a better ride, you can always find a cheap slip on down the road...

but it really depends on your type of riding style...


fill us in on that... then we might be able to give you a better oppinion...


cause if you are just a local commuter rider hitting up the poser spots... then go with a pipe...
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What do you weigh? That's a huge factor in the decison. If you are significantly under say, 160 lbs - like 110 or heavier than say 230, a shock might be the right answer. If you are 140 to 180, a race shock versus the stock shock won't get you much unless you are a ballistic track guy or racer.

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just put you some L.E.D's on it...

or footboards... maybe a sissy bar...

just my .02 lol







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the shock will make for a better ride, you can always find a cheap slip on down the road...

but it really depends on your type of riding style...


fill us in on that... then we might be able to give you a better oppinion...


cause if you are just a local commuter rider hitting up the poser spots... then go with a pipe...

wow, i never thought of a sissy bar, that is what i am going to get
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thanks everyone
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Living in Webster and having NO turns (except for the clover leaf on 45) I would have to go with a pipe. Now if you plan on tracking it or doing the sisters a few times a year I would say shock. If you're new to the bike and arenít going to be pushing itÖ go pipe.

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How about a slip on then say.... a more inexpensive shock?
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