r6 rear shock adjustment
Additional threads about the SV650 shock swap: http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=57309.0, http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=44219.0, http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=14393.0, http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=7642.0, http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=9828.0, http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=43309.0, For more information and pics regarding this shock swap, click here: http://pantablo500.tripod.com/id39.html. First, the chain needed adjusted but even after proper adjustment, it was sitting too close to the chain for my liking. A member of the Suzuki GS500 facebook group installed an early '90s GSXR 750 shock on his GS. JavaScript is disabled. Failure to adjust both shock absorbers to the same pre-load could adversely affect the handling of the motorcycle. Katana 600 shock (Raises the bike and has rebound damping adjustability), SV650 shock (Raises the bike and requires modifying the shock to install it), R6 shock (Does not raise the bike and has the most adjustability), GSXR750 shock (Raises the bike and requires modifying the shock and linkage to install. (added by jamez667). Adjusting preload is a means of changing the amount of sag, or the amount the suspension compresses with rider on board. 5 product ratings - RFY 320mm 12.5'' Motor Rear Shock Air Absorbers Suspension for Honda Suzuki ATV, 2 product ratings - YAMAHA YZF-R6 REAR SHOCK 1, 1 product ratings - 2x 15" 380mm Motorcycle Shock Absorbers Air Suspension Universal For ATV Quad US, 1 product ratings - 2007 YAMAHA YZF R6 OEM REAR SHOCK, 1 product ratings - RFY 12.5" 320mm Pair Air Shock Absorber Suspension for Suzuki Honda Black&Sliver, 1 product ratings - 06 07 YAMAHA YZF R6 R6R OEM REAR SHOCK ABSORBER SUSPENSION 2C0-22210-10-00 D6, 1 product ratings - Yamaha 2006 2007 YZFR6 R6v R6r OEM Rear Suspension Shock Absorber, 2 product ratings - Black 12.5'' 320mm Rear Air Shock Absorbers Suspension For ATV Honda Yamaha Quad, 1 product ratings - Closeout! Get the best deals on Adjustable Rear Shocks for Yamaha YZF R6 when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. 17mm socket and crescent wrench to remove the front bolt on the linkage mount on frame of bike. now we have a nice yellow shock mounted to the gs giving us far better handling and a couple of extra inches of height at the rear. It's quite easy to do.

--The shock needs to have the horizontally mounted reservoir; a vertically mounted one will not fit. Tighten the jam nut on each shock absorber in a clockwise direction. I found I still had about 5mm of free space under the back wheel (AFTER the Katana shock was installed) while bike was on centre stand. step 4. now comes the fun part.... cutting and redrilling the sv650 shock so it will fit on the gs. Mine was set to 7 and once unbolted a real pain to adjust the preload .. Oddly enough though, when I measured the shock it was 5mm longer, but doesn't feel any taller than the stock when I actually ride the thing. About 10" long. I suppose I could ride like a madman on the streets or wait until a trackday but I would prefer to attempt some decent base settings beforehand. you'll need a few basic tools, https://www.yss-webstore.com/Suzuki-GS500E-suspension-MZ366-TR. It will raise the tail of the bike about 2 inches, even after modification. Tell us about your vehicle to find the right parts faster, 1 product ratings - 950 06-07 YAMAHA YZF R6 REAR BACK SHOCK ABSORBER SUSPENSION CUSHION, 2 product ratings - 2003-2009 YAMAHA YZF R6S OEM REAR SHOCK ABSORBER SUSPENSION, 1 product ratings - 06 07 YAMAHA YZF R6 R6R REAR BACK SHOCK ABSORBER SUSPENSION 2C0-22210-10-00 LINK, 2 product ratings - Yamaha Yzf R6 R6s Rear Back Shock Absorber 5sl-22210-10-00.

In addition to preload adjustment, it also allows you to adjust rebound damping, fast compression damping and slow compression damping. I've just installed the WP 4618 rear shock without any troubles, but am now having issues on finding a proper setup. 2 product ratings - Yamaha 2003-2004 2006-2009 R6S R6 OEM Rear Suspension Shock Absorber - Good! : LOKI it helps to turn faster, which is an advantage on the road and track. A forum community dedicated to Yamaha YZF R6 motorcycle owners and enthusiasts. 2006 and newer R6 shocks are known to work. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. Bolt the top of shock back in, bolt the front of linkage back to frame, I could nearly rock the bike onto the back wheel enough myself but it was a little awkward, so I got a helper for 30 seconds to push/rock the back of bike down which made it very easy. It has preload and rebound adjustment abilities. The bike will then lean over farther when placed on the kick/side stand. Also, don't forget to adjust the chain to compensate for the difference in height. why would u want to do this to anything besides a 1/4 mile bike. I doubt that I'd do it if my bike spent most of it's time running around the city. Spring color does not matter, they come in red, yellow, silver or black. you will have to lift the back wheel/swingarm up to get the top bolt to match up. All you have to do is get a couple of shims (washers) and put them on the top of your stock shock. Not only does it provide a stiffer spring, but also allows rebound damping in addition to spring preload. a socket set/spanners a drill and a 10mm drill bit and a hack saw But my process kind of cuts in at step 3 in the sv650 removal below. There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time, {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. When you get on the bike and put your weight on the suspension, the shock should move away a bit and if you have a small amount of space, it's enough. I know that the GSXR 600 likes to run stiff springs (worked for me), not sure if any similar info is also known on the R6. Not a LOT of space between the spring and swing-arm but enough. There are slight variations to the design of the R6 shocks that will work but they both will install just fine. Always turn the adjuster plates at least one full revolution.

However, she also later on wanted to install 1" raising links... and in order to do that, she had to grind a bit of the swing arm to allow for shock clearance. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding.

JavaScript is disabled. I know I should go by how the bike feels but I want to get a decent calculated numbers to begin with. Right now its set at the minimum ride height, which is approximately 5mm longer than the stock unit. Final note. Should be just as easy to do on the R6 as on the F4. See the SV650 entry for more details on installing a new shock. How to Adjust the Rear Shock on a Harley Softail by Thomas West . Therefore, if the spring is just too soft for you, this will not solve the problem. I guess this would apply mostly to the racers out there, although some guys may have done it to their street bikes. to do this mod. I did it on my F4, and just had a look at my R6. I'm not really familiar with how 'open' the adjustment range is on the WP units. The Katana shock will raise the tail end of the GS up about 1/2"-3/4" due to the longer length of the shock and the stiffer spring rate not allowing as much sag. This page contains information on adjusting the stock GS500 rear shock, as well as some full replacement options. Remove 2x 10mm bolts under seat frame that secure the rear of airbox, not to remove the airbox! Now this point is why I loosened the airbox, the top point would come free of the mount, the clevis was sticking on the lower mount for sideways movement. That's fine, but I'm more interested in high/low speed compression and rebound settings. It was still very tight and not wanting to force the boots on front of airbox I now did the following. Well, 1st thing I'd suggest is putting your forks back to the stock height. This picture shows where to drill the new holes. :cheers AL One of the most popular upgrades for the rear of the GS is the Katana 600 shock swap. I didn't use one for this, just tightened the bolts back up to near as I could tell was the pressure I loosened them from (not exactly scientific or exact but its served me for 30 years) .. Torque wrench the bolts if you know how, if you are not sure then do as I did. I ate mine" - Ralph Wigam. If you have lost them they are available from motorcyclesuperstore.com. Using a shock-absorber-adjustment spanner wrench, turn the shock adjuster plates an equal number of turns and in the same direction on both shock absorbers. To install the shock properly, you're going to need the lower spacer/sleeve, bolt, and nut from the R6. Remove the plastic plug on left side of frame that leads to top bolt of shock. you can do this with a peice of wood or by rocking the bike backwards. Come join the discussion about performance, modifications, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! The center-stand was tucking farther up under the bike and resting against the suspension linkage. The shocks on your Softail are different from other bikes in that the shocks are hidden under the transmission. Here is a picture of my 2005 GS500F after the SV650 rear shock install. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Has anyone out there shimmed up their rear shock. Make sure you turn the shock adjuster plates an equal number of turns for each shock. Lift the motorcycle off the ground by pumping the jack stand with the jack handle. Any other info will be much appreciated.

The Katana shock is a simple bolt in replacement for the GS shock.

Raise the jack until the rear wheel of the motorcycle has cleared the ground. In addition to preload adjustment, it also allows you to adjust rebound damping, fast compression damping and slow compression damping. http://pantablo500.tripod.com/id12.html, And this one too: http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=67156.0. Tools: Socket wrench with 17mm, 14mm, 12mm, 10mm sockets plus a 5" extender. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_0gnFaONfY. step 3. lift the gs shock up and out of the side of the frame. That will, I'm sure, quicken up the steering a bit due to the geometry change. From the right side of the bike, twist the wrench towards the rear of the bike. A bit pricey but this is a direct replacement (and upgrade) for the stock shock. Process: Bike on Centrestand, Remove seat, Unbolt rear of tank with 12mm socket, prop the tank up with your suitable device. Ohlins 30mm kits *How far back or how for forward on my Rear wheel.

As Thrak has mentioned, I am worried about riding with too steep a head angle with the rear jacked up a bit.


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