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FZS600 Fazer / Re: R6 rear shock on the FZS600
« on: 21 February 2019, 07:58:05 AM »
Kaobiore did you need to grind anything off of the top of the shock to make it fit?, theres one comment somewhere about doing this?

No, no grinding needed. I've needed a lot of patience to get the top-end of the shock in place.

BTW ... maybe one additional question I have. On the top I've used a M10 grade 8.8 steel bolt and a self-securing nut (steel inlay) - that's good enough?

FZS600 Fazer / Re: R6 rear shock on the FZS600
« on: 16 February 2019, 03:58:39 PM »
Finally ... mounted ...


FZS600 Fazer / Re: R6 rear shock on the FZS600
« on: 29 January 2019, 11:25:59 PM »
Here is my the spring-spacer ... a friend of mine made it for me.

Shock with new spring and spacer
Shock with new spring and spacer


Not fitted so far ...

FZS600 Fazer / Re: R6 rear shock on the FZS600
« on: 15 November 2018, 10:02:45 PM »

I did some research for parts ... And I came across these top-hat spacers.
Not sure if they fit but I'll give it a try.

I've also found some dogbones (128 mm) here:

Will most likely go for a 6" spring ... sadly I didn't find a suitable spring spacer.
So I kinda need to fabricate that one on my own. Should I make it out of a 12 mm aluminium plate?


FZS600 Fazer / Re: R6 rear shock on the FZS600
« on: 14 November 2018, 01:57:22 PM »
Ok. Found an 2008 R6 shock (basically unused) ... price seems fair.  :rolleyes

I kinda have already an idea where to get those top-hat spacers and the dogbones might also not be a problem.
But are the spring spacers mandatory (if I'm going with a 6" spring)? Are some suitable spacers somewhere available on the market or do I also have to let them fabricated?
Or has anybody tried to fit a 7" spring?

Thanks again.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: R6 rear shock on the FZS600
« on: 13 November 2018, 09:42:54 PM »

Thanks for that great thread ...

As mentioned a year or two ago, I found that it is possible to fit one of the earlier 2006-07 R6 rear shocks to the FZS600.  This is the shock with two separate top adjusters (anodised gold and blue). 
The advantages are:
1 - It will not fit the Fazer FZS1000, meaning: 2 - It is usually unloved and unsold on ebay, not to mention generally cheaper.To fit it to the FZS600, the same conversion parts are needed as per detailed on this thread, but you also need to file a tiny amount off the top of the shock to get it to fit, as per picture below. This groove on top stops it from fouling the frame's crossmember above the shock.  There was no point in taking a picture of it in position as frankly you couldn't really see the interference between shock and frame.

The newer R6 shocks (starting with 2008) are really quite expensive and I'm considering now buying  a 2006 version. Please check attached picture:   :)
s l1600
s l1600

Does it kinda make sense to buy that thing including the linkage?
You have mentioned that something needs to be "filed down" from the 2006 shocks? Do you have a picture of that or where that "problematic zone" on the shock is?  :rolleyes

Thanks.  :smokin

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