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Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Another R6 shock conversion
« on: 01 January 2024, 11:18:45 pm »
Mine just has high and low speed comp damping
Single rebound damping.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Another R6 shock conversion
« on: 23 December 2023, 09:44:44 pm »
Picture of the shock installed- probably have at least 15mm clearance between shock and frame/batterybox.
I think these later model shocks are different dimensions.
Have threaded preload collar instead of ramp.
Total length is the same though.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Another R6 shock conversion
« on: 23 December 2023, 08:00:37 am »
No issues with clearance top of shock to frame, have seen pictures of earlier shocks where they had to be filed - I seem to have plenty of room?
Ride height probably lifted about 15mm, I’m 80kg and am running 33mm sag, still have plenty of preload adjustment left.

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Re: Another R6 shock conversion
« on: 22 December 2023, 12:48:44 am »
Are the top mount bushes replaceable on Ohlins?

Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner / Another R6 shock conversion
« on: 21 December 2023, 08:43:21 pm »
Well I know it’s probably been done to death and everybody has seen it multiple times.
But it’s nice to post when you’re modifying your bike and I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for this great resource because I wouldn’t have had a clue where to start so thankyou.
Am down the bottom of the world in New Zealand so parts are hard to come by, certainly couldn’t find an R6 shock here.
But thanks to eBay found a brand new 2021 shock that was pulled off a race bike next door in Australia for $240au by the time I got it here in my hands was $450nz which is probably about $220 pounds?
Went with 129mm dogbones which I made up myself from 30mm x 5mm stainless not cut out like dogbones just flat plate.
Saw somewhere else on here about using tophat washers to overcome the 12mm standard hole to the 10mm R6 top mount - great idea found a local company that makes them for castors got some that had a 3mm thick flange and according to my measurements the standard shock was 35mm wide at the top bush and the R6 was 30mm so I just needed to take .5mm off each flange to give me 2.5mm flanges.
They were about 5mm too long which was easy fixed with a grinder.
Best part is the tophat washers cost me $2.50nz each👍
Due to the great info on here apart from making dogbones and modifying tophats the whole thing took about 20mins to swap shocks.
So all back together now have set sag at 33mm and clickers at standard until I go for a test ride and will tune from there.
So not really an info post as such but more of a thank you in general to this amazing resource we have👍
Obviously more than happy to help with any questions 😁

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