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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 7-20-2019, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Shock From ZR7S


Yesterday my fork dampening went completely. So after a very low speed bumpy ride limping it home, I will be doing the racetech fork upgrades sooner than anticipated.

To match the rear, I was think about a zr7s shock. I am about 135 without gear, so I wasn't sure this was the best spring rate for me. Any suggestions on the best budget (<$200USD) shock upgrade? I would prefer to replace the shock instead of a respring as I don't trust the dampener there either.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 7-20-2019, 5:50 PM
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I believe the ZR-7S shock is sprung too stiffly for you. Look into a Ninja 300 shock, as they are basically dirt cheap. At 135, even a low mile gen1 Ninja 250 shock might work.

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135 lbs?!?! I was that...back in 1985!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 7-23-2019, 6:31 AM Thread Starter
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I looked into the 300 shocks. Definitely cheap for a practically new shock.

I checked the wiki and it says the shock is good for someone around 230lb. Can you confirm? That seems a little stiff. Of course stiffer is what I am after as the stock shock seems too floaty.

I am also looking at the intiminators as opposed to the racetech valves. For $50 more I've read here they perform better.
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