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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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GSXR 1000 shock springs

Where would i look to get a heftier shock spring for my Suz GSXR 1000 shock? Everywhere i look i only seem to find already assembled shocks, and not the springs themselves
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Are you talking about the rear? Olins has rear springs for most bikes.

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ok so say I eigh 270 and carry passengers often.... that's a crazy load on the shocks. What kind of shock spring should i be looking at?
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ok so say I eigh 270 and carry passengers often.... that's a crazy load on the shocks. What kind of shock spring should i be looking at?

i would recommend increasing your spring preload for carrying passenger.
also, increase the front preload as well. I'm not sure if here is a height adjustment on those bikes. Try that first before committing to a stiffer spring.

let me know if you need more info on how to adjust preload.

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BM is right... you need to set the preload higher on both ends... that's what it is for.... I'm surprised you are bottoming out the suspension




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I have the rear adjusted all the way down. My fork seals are leaking a bit so i'm taking them to get fixed tonight - i'll ask to get that preload adjusted too. WOuld front fork ajustment really have that much affect?

The rear isn't bottoming out necesarilly - the orginal SV shock was bottoming out after a while and my license plate kept getting caught in the rear wheel. That doesn't happen with teh gsxr shock, but it's still pretty low with a passenger. I'm planning some road trips on it soon, so i just wanted to get it up a bit higher. I like the stiffer feel anyway....

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The front and the rear have all the same adjustments!




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