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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-27-2007, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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All these mods so far...

...and my friend reminds me about the sticker on the gas tank
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Penske Shock - custom setup to lower bike for my wife


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Hi there Orange.

I'm just now looking for a new shock too, 'cause I use to get into race tracks quite often and factory unit is likely "short performance" (for not to say directly that sucks!)

Can you please tell me about that penske unit. Where?, how much? how does it feel?

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I got the Penske shock special ordered for me from http://www.gpsuspension.com. Now the shock I ordered was custom make to be shorter than stock. It is 8mm shorter so it makes about 2.3 times that in ride height difference. The shock itself is pretty simple. Adjustments are Preload, rebound dampening, compression dampening, ride height. How does if feel? Seems pretty good to me, even set up for my wife at her measley weight. How do I write this without giving up her weight? Uh...she's 5'4" and thin.

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I think for the track, the Penske is a good option and they have different levels of capabilities. For the a shock that is used both on the track and street, I might go for a shock that has both high and low speed compression adjustments. I have this on my FJR and it smooths out the bumps, but tracks firm and true through the turns.
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what was the cost? I had someone tell me if i wanted to upgrade my rear suspension to just buy a new bike
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what was the cost? I had someone tell me if i wanted to upgrade my rear suspension to just buy a new bike
The rear shock was $795, but that is for a custom Penske. You can get aftermarket shocks in the $300's easy like these:

http://www.davequinnmotorcycles.com/...webc/home.html

Yeah, you can spend over $1000 on some of the higher end shocks, but the performance difference is worth it. I don't think $1000 would get me to buy a new bike instead when the stock shock isn't as good as the aftermarket shock and a new bike costs way more. Just my 2 cents.

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Did you have to re-run any of the cabling to accommodate the handle bar risers?
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Did you have to re-run any of the cabling to accommodate the handle bar risers?
Nope, they reached
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...and my friend reminds me about the sticker on the gas tank

Those things come off?

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How much was the new clutch lever? Looks good (much better than stock) and I like that it is adjustable like the brake lever.

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How much was the new clutch lever? Looks good (much better than stock) and I like that it is adjustable like the brake lever.
I bought it from Jeff at Sportbikeeffects.com
for $105.

Ask him if he'll give you the "I know a guy from the FJRforum discount"

http://www.sportbikeeffects.com/prod...?prod=AN%2D641
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risers question

Orangevalefjr- Do the handlebar risers prevent the tank from being raised to access the battery? great mods to your bike NPJ
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Orangevalefjr- Do the handlebar risers prevent the tank from being raised to access the battery? great mods to your bike NPJ

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I replaced the stock shock with one from a R6 of the same year. Worked great and much less $. Yes, I adjusted the front forks as well. It doesnt handle the same but it is still worthy of some pretty decent cornering and for me this mod was for my safety (the bike was to tall, I could barely touch) and to spare my bike from abuse from the concrete.
I am growing out of this bike and I will want the "right" handleing here real soon.
But none the less a great mod for us shorties.

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I haven't tried that yet...I will when I get a moment and will let you know.
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I replaced the stock shock with one from a R6 of the same year. Worked great and much less $. Yes, I adjusted the front forks as well. It doesnt handle the same but it is still worthy of some pretty decent cornering and for me this mod was for my safety (the bike was to tall, I could barely touch) and to spare my bike from abuse from the concrete.
I am growing out of this bike and I will want the "right" handleing here real soon.
But none the less a great mod for us shorties.
Great idea...I didn't know that would do the trick!
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