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  1. #1
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    Suspension upgrade

    Just taken delivery of this lot. Looks like i will be busy today.


    GSXR750 K1 swing arm with carbon hugger


    And these bad boys GSXR1000 K1 forks and yokes
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    Sweet. some USD forks, I forgot the SRAD doesn't come with them. Will they just go on with no modifications?

    Why are you changing the swingarm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GixxerGod View Post
    Sweet. some USD forks, I forgot the SRAD doesn't come with them. Will they just go on with no modifications?

    Why are you changing the swingarm?
    The front end will more or less go straight on, a nut and bolt job. The SRAD wheel will fit but the brakes dont quite line up but a bit of a fettle and shes good to go.
    Same with the front spindle, its not quite right and the easy option is a GSXR1000 spindle but as i havent got one i will "engineer" it to fit.
    the steering lock wont work yet but next time i have the fairing off i can sort that little issue.
    The swing arm is a K1 item instead of the usual 750 SRAD conversion. The reason is a braced arm always looks better but also the bike to me always looked short and the K arm is longer than the SRAD arm.
    It is better for handling to have a short wheelbase but i prefer the look of the K arm.
    Should have some pics up the eve.
    Last edited by ian6pot; 04-04-2013 at 05:23 PM.
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    Right here we go

    Swing arm fitted......Ignore the subframe angle iron bodge,will be welded very soon.



    And front end

    Last edited by ian6pot; 05-04-2013 at 11:32 PM.
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    just found a problem this morning at 06:00 riding home from work. The roads were dry and the sun was out so i gave it some kosh and realized the suspension must have been set up by a pogo-stick technician. It all over the place. Fixable but needs quite a bit of set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian6pot View Post
    must have been set up by a pogo-stick technician.
    LMAO!!! Still though, easily remedied, it certainly looks the part with those forks on! That hugger is a nice one too Coming along nicely!

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    Looking good! Where did you source the bits from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rizla View Post
    Looking good! Where did you source the bits from?
    The worlds biggest second hand market.......EBAY
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian6pot View Post
    just found a problem this morning at 06:00 riding home from work. The roads were dry and the sun was out so i gave it some kosh and realized the suspension must have been set up by a pogo-stick technician. It all over the place. Fixable but needs quite a bit of set up.
    Just set up the suspension. Set up the SAG at front and rear for my weight and set the damping just enough to stop it bouncing and its made a world of difference.
    will set the compression when i have rode it for a few miles to get my head around what else it needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian6pot View Post
    Just set up the suspension. Set up the SAG at front and rear for my weight and set the damping just enough to stop it bouncing and its made a world of difference.
    will set the compression when i have rode it for a few miles to get my head around what else it needs.
    Can't be much else you need is there? What are you thinking of doing next?

 

 
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