2010 R1 shock conversion for 2010er6
Do this at your own risk, I take no responsibility for what happens to you, thats YOURjob.
First ... why would you want to adapt a different shock? The standard one is less than rubbish.
The 2010 R1 shock is the same length as an ER650. It has low speed compression and high speed compression and rebound adjustment as well as hydraulic preload you can adjust with a screwdriver. This is a common mod on Versys 650’s but on ninjas and er6’s not so much. Its about $250 AU worth of gear on eBay. To get something to perform similar to this you have to pay Íhlins money.
Before anyone kicks off by saying engineering blah blah blah, You don't know what your doing Blah Blah Blah. Start an "Anti R1 shock thread" and we can discuss why you shouldn't do this in there.
The things you need to do to fit the shock are:-
Replace the top and bottom bushings with ones that can take a 12mm bolt.
Replace the spring with one appropriate for your bike and your weight
Revalve the shock for the new application some people don't but I would
The top bushing has two dust seals that you pick out first. You’ll be able to see the bearing and the inner bushing just falls out. Find a socket that fits inside the eye of the shock and squeeze in a vice till it pops out. You can see the two seals and the bearing in the photo below.
Last edited by AusEr6guy; 05-12-2019 at 06:05 AM.