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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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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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For what it’s 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 I’m 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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Hey guys, has anyone tried to swap the stock rear suspension for a used one from another bike model? I was thinking about swapping it for a Zx6r rear shock - can find them very cheap at EBay and they are fully adjustable.
Do you think it fits perfect?
Any other ideas?
 

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Check the dimensions of the shock body and the mounting holes. If it's the same or really similar it should work. Let us know
 
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Not yet - still waiting for these to be delivered:

Then next step is a pair of race tech gold emulator valves.

after that, I will look for some rear suspension mod.
 

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Not yet - still waiting for these to be delivered:

Then next step is a pair of race tech gold emulator valves.

after that, I will look for some rear suspension mod.
I have ohlins front and rear otw, being installed next week!
 

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I would love to have ohlins as well... but investment is way up high for this bike, I guess...
I disagree, life is short :) and this bike is nice! I think total investment suspension,tires,exhaust (the full exhaust sounds way better with the baffler in it. No reason for a 650 to sound like a harley and annoy the next next door neighbors lol) tune,quickshifter,and brakes make this my favorite total package Bike under 800cc. I think it will drive awesome after all that, and too me looks the best from a starting point.

It would look awesome If we get carbon parts for it, to me that’s the only thing that makes the more expensive bikes any cooler. This 2020 Z650 isvery good looking with the tft electronic display and restyled front end,bike looks expensive if you take off the silly decals.

I plan I’m doing a reviewonce it’s built.It’s my wife’s bike so hopefully I can get her to ride it for that
 
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I disagree, life is short :) and this bike is nice! I think total investment suspension,tires,exhaust (the full exhaust sounds way better with the baffler in it. No reason for a 650 to sound like a harley and annoy the next next door neighbors lol) tune,quickshifter,and brakes make this my favorite total package Bike under 800cc. I think it will drive awesome after all that, and too me looks the best from a starting point.

It would look awesome If we get carbon parts for it, to me that’s the only thing that makes the more expensive bikes any cooler. This 2020 Z650 isvery good looking with the tft electronic display and restyled front end,bike looks expensive if you take off the silly decals.

I plan I’m doing a reviewonce it’s built.It’s my wife’s bike so hopefully I can get her to ride it for that
i meant... considering all costs involved, one could get a superior model with all these upgrades already applied, for less than the cost of a Z650 + individual upgrades...

I paid:
$800 for Full akrapovic
$350 for rapid bike
$200 for racing rearsets
$100 for clip-ons
$150 for brake line metal hoses
$190 for a extended height seat

if I spend extra $1400 for ohlins front cartridges and rear ttx shock, the bike’s total cost will reach $11,000 - that’s the price of a zx6r already with most of those aftermarket upgrades...
 

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i meant... considering all costs involved, one could get a superior model with all these upgrades already applied, for less than the cost of a Z650 + individual upgrades...

I paid:
$800 for Full akrapovic
$350 for rapid bike
$200 for racing rearsets
$100 for clip-ons
$150 for brake line metal hoses
$190 for a extended height seat

if I spend extra $1400 for ohlins front cartridges and rear ttx shock, the bike’s total cost will reach $11,000 - that’s the price of a zx6r already with most of those aftermarket upgrades...
I have nothing against the zx6r but these are my thoughts

-Z650 looks the best out of any <800cc bike on the market imo. the zx6r is cool but it does not have the look we like.
-the brakes, exhaust, and suspension on the zx6r are not bad, but they are not brembo, ohlins, and Yoshimura. I’m not sure I would be leaving those parts stock. Definitely not the exhaust, it is heavy and limits performance compared to a full replacement.
for the sake of argument we will say the brakes and suspension are close to the quality of upgraded system on the Z650, though after a bit of research, most seem to agree brembo aftermarkets and ohlins are superior.

$11000 for stock zx6r with abs
$800 for Full akrapovic
$11,800 total

$7700 for Z650 with abs
$800 for Full akrapovic
$350 for rapid bike
$200 for racing rearsets
$100 for clip-ons
$190 for a extended height seat
$1500 for ohlins
$1500 for brembo
So I’m really bad at math, but that’s $12500 ish total

For me, the 700 dollar difference is definitely worth the better (imo) looks, and the potential gains in the suspension and brakes, and the ability to fully customize the upgrades.

thanks for making me do this! I am really happy with the decision now :)
 

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I have nothing against the zx6r but these are my thoughts

-Z650 looks the best out of any <800cc bike on the market imo. the zx6r is cool but it does not have the look we like.
-the brakes, exhaust, and suspension on the zx6r are not bad, but they are not brembo, ohlins, and Yoshimura. I’m not sure I would be leaving those parts stock. Definitely not the exhaust, it is heavy and limits performance compared to a full replacement.
for the sake of argument we will say the brakes and suspension are close to the quality of upgraded system on the Z650, though after a bit of research, most seem to agree brembo aftermarkets and ohlins are superior.

$11000 for stock zx6r with abs
$800 for Full akrapovic
$11,800 total

$7700 for Z650 with abs
$800 for Full akrapovic
$350 for rapid bike
$200 for racing rearsets
$100 for clip-ons
$190 for a extended height seat
$1500 for ohlins
$1500 for brembo
So I’m really bad at math, but that’s $12500 ish total

For me, the 700 dollar difference is definitely worth the better (imo) looks, and the potential gains in the suspension and brakes, and the ability to fully customize the upgrades.

thanks for making me do this! I am really happy with the decision now :)
So suspension mods came to 1100$ at super bike unlimited. Forgot which front and rear is I ordered, but it’s what they recommended. I will throw in an extra 350 required to the Z650 build because the zx6r has waaay better tires than the Z650.
 
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