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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 12:11 AM
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hi!
mantension know how it does this rear shock (the K320, the brand is Kayaba right?)
you remove the nitrogen tank top and has no valve, as pressure checked?


I'm doing the same in a 250R and another by installing a MV Agusta F4

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excuse my English!
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 10:11 PM
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2001 250

I've got a 2001 ninja 250 that I'm trying to put the same shock into. I've ground the shoulder of the shock to get it to line up, but what I'm running into is the shock is fatter, and it's the swing arm.

It's just a couple of mm away from being able to go right in, enough that once the rear is weighted again I'm sure the shock will clear the arm, but I can't get it installed, did you run into the same issue?
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I thought I did, I turned the spring a little on the shock and it fit fine. I never could get those two parts to interfere again, so I'm not sure what the deal was. My lowering links may have altered the geometry just enough to not cause any fuss.

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I thought I did, I turned the spring a little on the shock and it fit fine. I never could get those two parts to interfere again, so I'm not sure what the deal was. My lowering links may have altered the geometry just enough to not cause any fuss.

Ah yes, I'll try rotating it, thanks!!

What tool did you use to open up the top bolt hole on the shock a little to get the bolt to fit?
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Shameless plug: If anyone else wants to try this, I have a 09 zx6 and 07-08 zx6 shock I'm willing to sell
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 10:31 PM
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Ok I rotated the spring and it clears, but now the shoulder on the shock is stopping me again.

How much can I grind off he shoulder before the shock fails?

This may sound stupid, but I assume this thing is under pressure, if I grind too much could things thing pop open?
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Alright, well I've got it lined up now, pretty crazy how much had to be ground off.
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post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 12:17 AM
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Here is my porgress

Starting with a 2001 250

Cut the back off the shock mount/fender mount to make room

I had to grind a little off of the very TOP of the shock as well.

I had to make the spring as lose as I could to rotate it by hand so it didn't interfere with the swing arm.

I used a dremel to enlarge the bolt holes since the stock ones were larger than the ZX6 bolts, I found that using a grinding stone didn't work, the stones just flew apart or wore out too quickly (went through several) so I used a metal cutting bit and just wipped it around the inside, it made it kind of messy so then I went back with the grinding stones and polished it up. It took a long time and was a major pita.

The color scheme of the bike is going to be flat black and neon green, so the shock got a paint job, after it's dry it will be re-masked and the spring will be neon green. It's just rattle can work, this is a track bike so it doesn't have to be awesome, just functional and cheap.
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I hope you're going to get a lighter spring.

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