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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2017, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Any one making aftermarket shocks for this bike yet (other than Hyperpro)?

I see Ohlins has a cartridge kit for the forks but I am wondering if there is anything to help the rear.

I have a 2007 Ninja with a Ohlins shock and in the process of getting a ZX10R front suspension installed. I like what I have seen on the Z650 so far and may opt to buy one and turn the other bike into more of a track bike.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2017, 12:14 PM
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I know there are suspension upgrades for the corresponding Ninja 650. I have seen a KTech cartridge and rear shock available. I am interested in turning my Z into my track bike so I know I will need to do some upgrades. I would love to do a front end swap but, I haven't seen anyone do it yet. So far I have only done one track day on the Z and I had a blast. The biggest issue for me was a lack of confidence in the stock Dunlop's.
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I know there are suspension upgrades for the corresponding Ninja 650. I have seen a KTech cartridge and rear shock available. I am interested in turning my Z into my track bike so I know I will need to do some upgrades. I would love to do a front end swap but, I haven't seen anyone do it yet. So far I have only done one track day on the Z and I had a blast. The biggest issue for me was a lack of confidence in the stock Dunlop's.
Did you scratch stock foot peg?
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Here is this one. Not much info tho.


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For what itís worth, I have the Hyperpro progressive springs front and rear, and for me they made a world of difference. I opted for the cheaper set, not the individually tuned set since Iím still growing into the bike, but my goal was to get the seat a bit lower without compromising the suspension geometry, and they worked wonders.
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Did you scratch stock foot peg?
I did not, however, I'm not very good so that could be a factor. I was getting wear on most of the tire sidewall though so there was a decent amount of lean.
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