Date: 26-05-20  Time: 12:09 PM

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vivfazer

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R1 forks
« on: 27 March 2020, 08:46:36 PM »
Hi, I've got some r1 forks to put o my GEN 1 Fazer 1000
They are off 4xv model. Do I need to change the springs as I read the R1 springs are too soft for the fazer .
What are the best springs to use.
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Re: R1 forks
« Reply #1 on: 27 March 2020, 09:25:21 PM »
It may work 'ok', but if you've gone that far to improve the front-end, you may as well spend a little more to do it right.Your perfect spring rate depends on your weight+ the bike's weight.
Plenty of online charts out there to assist you: this bike with a full tank is about 235kg / 517lbs.  Just add your own weight and you'll be able to work the revised spring rate out.Or post details and someone will advise...

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Re: R1 forks
« Reply #2 on: 27 March 2020, 10:05:37 PM »
Many thanks.
The combined weight, the bike and my weight approx 747lbs
I will see if I can find an online chart.
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Re: R1 forks
« Reply #3 on: 27 March 2020, 10:31:12 PM »
I've check on an online chart.
standard road 0.95kgmm
Aggressive road 1.0kgmm
Does this sound ok.
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Re: R1 forks
« Reply #4 on: 28 March 2020, 12:52:49 AM »
Check out the Racetech site  https://www.racetech.com/

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Re: R1 forks
« Reply #5 on: 28 March 2020, 07:00:24 AM »
1.0 springs sound like they would suit better if you're a fast road rider, carry a pillion or carry a lot of luggage around.  0.95 springs would offer you a comfier ride but might give excess 'dive' on the brakes & front-end going very light under acceleration.
You could maybe dial some of that out with the rebound / compression damping.  Do the forks have standard internals?

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Re: R1 forks
« Reply #6 on: 06 April 2020, 09:47:54 PM »
They are standard as far as i know, but I haven't stripped them yet.