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post #1 of 25 Old 07-09-2012, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone I'm a neub could someone tell me what's the lowest I can take my stock rear shock

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Hey everyone I'm a neub could someone tell me what's the lowest I can take my stock rear shock
Uh... why?

As in, what is your goal with lowering the rear shock?

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I want to drag it I'm 5'7'' n I think it would b better lowered n easier for me to drag n warm the tire up

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I want to drag it I'm 5'7'' n I think it would b better lowered n easier for me to drag n warm the tire up

you would want an extended swingarm if youre serious about dragging. but, realistically, dont draggers want a bigger CC bike? and, im curious.. how do you figure a lower tail will help warm up the tire? is it because of reaching the ground? or, (and be honest here..) are you just trying to make a non-rider bike that looks 'cool' going down the strip? if so.. well... nevermind.

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Settle down now VitaminD3 lol.

The dude stated he's 5'7 to start with and likely wants to reach the ground in a more stable manner for warming up the tire. Plus, lowering the rear does help with takeoffs, although an extended swingarm would help more, but that cost more $$ than lowering the rear.

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Settle down now VitaminD3 lol.

The dude stated he's 5'7 to start with and likely wants to reach the ground in a more stable manner

whos worked up? and yes, I can read. I know hes 5'7".. and so is the target audience for that bike..

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whos worked up? and yes, I can read. I know hes 5'7".. and so is the target audience for that bike..
Cmon man, you know how it is.... He just wants his knees up in his face like the rest of us tall bastards

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whos worked up? and yes, I can read. I know hes 5'7".. and so is the target audience for that bike..
If that were true they would've made the bike lower. What exactly is the target audience for a GSXR?

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Cmon man, you know how it is.... He just wants his knees up in his face like the rest of us tall bastards

lol.. funny you should mention that. ive been thinking about fabbing some sort of higher rearsets.. everytime i get 'into it' in a turn, i end up dragging or pinning my feet between the pegs and the road. it probably doesnt help that i have size 15/16 feet.. but still, its getting old.

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If that were true they would've made the bike lower. What exactly is the target audience for a GSXR?

well, i dont know the spring rates for GSXR, but if you take the .75 rate from the factory 919 springs, according to Race Tech, that equates to roughly, a 110Lb rider. I dont know too many people 5'7" or taller that weigh less than 110Lbs. I know its not apples to apples, but, you get the gist. like most Japanese bikes, theyre made for..well, little people!

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well, i dont know the spring rates for GSXR, but if you take the .75 rate from the factory 919 springs, according to Race Tech, that equates to roughly, a 110Lb rider. I dont know too many people 5'7" or taller that weigh less than 110Lbs. I know its not apples to apples, but, you get the gist. like most Japanese bikes, theyre made for..well, little people!
IDK dude, I highly suspect the shoddy spring rate on the 919 is actually set intentionally to compensate for the shit spring rate of the rear. I did several comparisons between the progressives 420, 02, and ohlins shock... my modified front end transformed for the worse after throwing on the 02 rear shock. But I'll have to make another post about that.

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IDK dude, I highly suspect the shoddy spring rate on the 919 is actually set intentionally to compensate for the shit spring rate of the rear. I did several comparisons between the progressives 420, 02, and ohlins shock... my modified front end transformed for the worse after throwing on the 02 rear shock. But I'll have to make another post about that.

are the 02-03 rears supposed to be stiffer than other years?

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are the 02-03 rears supposed to be stiffer than other years?
Yes, known fact here on the forum. also, the 02-03 are not adjustable as the 04+ are.

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Yes, known fact here on the forum. also, the 02-03 are not adjustable as the 04+ are.
we are talking about the REAR, right?

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we are talking about the REAR, right?
correct.

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well, i dont know the spring rates for GSXR, but if you take the .75 rate from the factory 919 springs, according to Race Tech, that equates to roughly, a 110Lb rider. I dont know too many people 5'7" or taller that weigh less than 110Lbs. I know its not apples to apples, but, you get the gist. like most Japanese bikes, theyre made for..well, little people!
Another 919 spring selector wedded to simple rider weight and bike weight.
If only it was so simple, that is, if one wants optimal results.
Again, typical tabled spring selection info claiming literal applicability to 919s will have you too stiff in the front and too soft in the rear.

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I thought you want to rigid the back and strap the front down low and tight.

About dragging a 750, Vitamin is all washed up. The GSXR750 is a fabulously quick bike capable of keeping up with a ton of liter bikes.


Go for it lokey but don't fucking hurt anyone on the street which I have an idea is where your "dragstrip" is.

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I thought you want to rigid the back and strap the front down low and tight.

About dragging a 750, Vitamin is all washed up. The GSXR750 is a fabulously quick bike capable of keeping up with a ton of liter bikes.


Go for it lokey but don't fucking hurt anyone on the street which I have an idea is where your "dragstrip" is.

dont get me wrong, I know its a very quick bike. Ive saddled my share. my point was, most of the drag bikes I see (around here, at least) are liters.

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Been to the strip with mine. If you do anything, I would strap the front and leave the rear alone. To be honest, if you have never ran it at the strip, I wouldn't waist my time moving stuff around until you get quite a few passes under your belt. Most guys can't get their bikes off the line because they are either scared of the front end coming up or the back tire breakin loose. If that applies to you, take it down there and get a feel for it first. Its a blast if you have never done it...can you say 10.992 @ 130.87? And that's not straped or lowered.

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post #22 of 25 Old 07-13-2012, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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I've been riding for a while I'm not scared rather way front lifting or rear breaking lose I just wanna make sum fast cash if ya kno what I mean I got a pc3 on it also a kn and a full ackrapovic I'm just siked to c what it will do I just want to lower it for more stability nothing crazy just a in. Or 3/4 of a in.

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dont get me wrong, I know its a very quick bike. Ive saddled my share. my point was, most of the drag bikes I see (around here, at least) are liters.
True. But as I've said, that 3/4 Szie is a liter killer.

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True. But as I've said, that 3/4 Szie is a liter killer.

ya? I dont think ive hopped on the 1k.. i just assumed it was that much bigger & badder.

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True. But as I've said, that 3/4 Szie is a liter killer.
The 750 is quick, but it lacks the torque to beat a 1k.

Now having saying that, most people will win on a 750 because the 1k is harder to launch, the 1/4mile time isn't that big of a difference between them.

Unless a pro is behind the bars, or atleast someone who can launch it good.


And VitaminD3, there is a difference between then if you ride them. The 1K has 20-30ft/lbs more of torque and 30 more hp, The torque difference is the noticeable between them.

But the 750 is far from slow by any measure

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