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VTEC_EATER said:
Ehh... Easy peasy Japaneesy.

Ive taken off my rear shock more times than I have fingers. Its just 3 bolts holding the whole thing in. But you dont even have to remove the shock in this case.

I have a rear stand and straps to hold up the bike while you disconnect the shock. Its an easy half hour job. If you need help I got everything you need, and a garage with exposed rafters to do it in.

Give me a shout out. I can help you any time after 5 on any weekday, or any weekend you need.
Do YZF's and FZR's have the same setup?
 

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Jokertlr said:
I'm not arguing the fact because I don't know, but why are the YZF's so damn heavy then, and why don't they handle like FZR's?
I think I answered my own question but I'll still leave it out there. I am assuming that you mean that the linkages are the same but not the frame etc...
 

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VTEC_EATER said:
Oh, I wasnt trying to get into an argument. I was just having a Yosemite Sam moment.
I know you weren't arguing I just wanted to make sure you knew that I wasn't.

VTEC_EATER said:
YZF's not handle as well as a FZR? Thats new to me. Then again, Ive never rode a Thundercat, so I really have no idea.
FZR's always got props for their handling, more so than the piggish YZF 600's which were a bit more sport toury. Handling wise, I liked my FZR, I just couldn't stand the fact that it felt like I was riding a 2x4. High speed stuff was scary too.
 

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VTEC_EATER said:
Hmm.. I take it you mean that the FZR is really narrow with the 2x4 comment??? Or does it feel like you are sitting on a plank of wood???
Both actually.


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But yes, the FZR is really narrow. Its the slimmest bike Ive ever sat on, and I can understand with your height that the bike probably feels like a toy. Which is cool. I really like how narrow it is, but Im only 5'11", so it fits me pretty well. Most of the bikes out now-a-days feel like boats to me. They are so wide its almost funny how small it makes my FZR feel.
My size probably did have something to do with it.


VTEC_EATER said:
What kind of high speed problems were you having? Ive been up to 145 mph (indicated) and other than the wind blowing my head around, the bike was very stable. Might be the tires though. The new Bridgestones I got on there are awesome.
Could be the tires. I'm more backwards comparing it to the bikes I have ridden since. At the time it wasn't so bad but looking back I'm like damn, that was some crazy ride.
 
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