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Bikes, Hints'n'Tips => Fazer 1000/FZ1 corner => Topic started by: devilsyam on 30 June 2011, 01:16:55 PM

Title: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 30 June 2011, 01:16:55 PM
will the last two Chaypwi or summat and one other cant recall get in touch as yuku gone so have your addresses so cant send shocks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 30 June 2011, 08:55:51 PM
will the last two Chaypwi or summat and one other cant recall get in touch as yuku gone so have your addresses so cant send shocks

Hi Fella.

Thing is they'll only be able to get in contact from here and see this mesage if they both log onto this site. But it seems the re-direct from the Yuku site isn't always working.

I only got the re-direct to here by chance after doing a google search.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: jackojet on 01 July 2011, 08:17:13 AM
Took a while to get here myself  :eek
 
and the fact my activation email took 2 days to recieve, its not funny !
 
Just in case you didnt get my PM Luke , thanks for letting me know you have no shocks left at the mo
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 01 July 2011, 08:44:51 AM
jacko i have six coming from yet another race team. air racing in norfolk will keep ya posted and anyone else who's is intested

just to update this site 30 kits sold and feedback as been 100% improvment over stock shock
Thats with all the different sized riders ive set for and with luggage and spouse etc
 
oh except one who want to nail it to the wall and look at it  :rollin
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: jackojet on 01 July 2011, 08:51:21 AM
 :D  Thanks Luke
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: chraplywyj on 01 July 2011, 09:01:42 AM
I'm here now!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 01 July 2011, 09:13:40 AM
need ya address bud to devilsyam@gmail.com :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: chraplywyj on 01 July 2011, 10:02:29 AM
I replied to your e-mail - didn't you get it?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 01 July 2011, 03:10:56 PM
ok got that

rite this guy get in touch please grahamb
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 13 September 2011, 07:41:04 PM
ok 3 left one rare yellow one silver and one red email devilsyam@gmail.com or pm me
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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 13 September 2011, 07:42:07 PM
Right been getting few enquiry's on people wanting to buy there own shock's

so to clarify this is the shock you need to buy (this is scousy's shipping out wen's)
this also answers the condition of the shocks i get at most they have done run in miles only this one's don nowt

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this one run in miles only

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PSJVkFk3Chg/Tm3Cfnv3-kI/AAAAAAAABBA/85PmFp5gxlA/17062011030%252520%252528Small%252529.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aGznWNBo9q4/Tm3B92o-DHI/AAAAAAAABAs/52ptatIsWsE/s800/12092011167.jpg)

As you can see some have paint damage this is at the back of the shock and not seen when fitted
this is because when they are removed to fit ohlins there not to clever at looking after them for example the ones from paul brice racing
 were all stacked on top each other in a corner all 30 of them

Also please use the foto's here to make sure if you are getting your own that it matches these only or as four others have found to there cost they WILL NOT fit
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: 1967fazer on 20 September 2011, 08:52:27 PM
Probably been asked a million times before, but how much is the kit and whats involved in fitting it ('02 reg currently standard)?Iif the price is right, would be interested in a yellow one. Just bought my thou' and yes its a little soggy at the rear :eek
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 26 September 2011, 11:06:28 PM
pm sent only silver left at the mo :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: scousy on 27 September 2011, 11:59:17 PM
what can i say except cheers Luke , this shock has transformed the feel of my bike already , can't wait to try it out in anger on the weekend ! an excellent up-grade i didn't really realise how bad my shock was until i had this new one  :thumbup
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: fireblake on 28 September 2011, 09:09:56 AM
Hiya Luke, did you get my text about Race Lab near Bournmouth. I think they have a few rear shocks from R6's


Cheers bud

Mickey
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 28 September 2011, 09:33:40 AM
yep i did many thxs
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 01 October 2011, 12:58:19 PM
one silver one left folks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 10 October 2011, 11:01:07 AM
bump one silver one left folks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Gray fox on 11 October 2011, 09:51:42 PM
A question for anyone who has done the R6 shock mod. How have you overcome the problem of the R6 shock having a 10mm top mounting hole, and the  Fazer having  12mm mounting holes? I can only think of drilling out the shock, but there is not much meat in the bush, or making two bushes to fit in the mounting bracket, a bit fiddly, any other ideas?
Gray fox
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 11 October 2011, 10:28:26 PM
drill it but use a pillar drill to keep it inline there's enough meat dont let it over heat as you will spin the coller within the bush then you are fooked
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Gray fox on 12 October 2011, 10:06:32 PM
Thanks for the advice, just drilled the top bush no problem. Now i want it to stop raining so i can go for a test ride. Should work well with the R1 forks.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 15 October 2011, 09:10:28 PM
so how did it go dont keep us waiting lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Gray fox on 16 October 2011, 11:19:29 AM
Sunshine at last, test rode it and am well pleased with the shock mod, just set the sag at 20mm, 10 clicks out on the rebound, 3 turns out on the high speed compression, 20 clicks out on the low speed. Ride height set to standard with shorter dog bones, it's useful working at an engineering company! Result after 2 years of fiddling with the handling, it's finally how i want it. A new pair of 021s are the icing on the cake. The shock mod is a great budget answer to rear end problems, many thanks to devilsyam for doing the research. Only problem now is i have ground the blobs off the footrests 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 23 October 2011, 07:55:04 AM
lol glad you like it

no more currently in stock will post up if that changes, new bikes not due at race teams just yet unless they total one lol


Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Jez on 23 October 2011, 04:59:42 PM
Hooray. I am in.
 
Yuku did not let me know of redirection so I used Luke's redirection service lol.
 
Thanks for this Luke. But thanks even more for the shock. I know I have said this in email but I wanted to say in public that the R6 shock has completely ironed out the sagging under power which was getting on me tets.
 
I would add to Luke's fitting instructions that removal of the top shock bolt is made muuuuuuch easier by the use of a 14mm socket on a long extension and a universal joint knuckle. Do not use a socket without the U.J as it will slip.
 
Easy. Thanks again, Luke.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 24 October 2011, 10:59:36 AM
Funny i tried that with the 1/2 set i have here and couln't get the angle rite to get the socket on cleanly hence the spanner was used perhaps with a 3/8 or 1/4 drive set the smaller dia tool will allow better access
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: tomjimtom on 26 October 2011, 10:13:13 AM
I found with that bolt it was easier to hold the nut with a spanner and get someone to undo the other side with the ratchet, much better access and had no problems.
Not recommended for all of them though, think one of the bolts has a really shallow head...

Tom
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 26 October 2011, 10:37:31 AM
funny the top bolt is captive on one side (ie wont turn when undoing nut)

3 more arrived today from jentin racing reds n yellow
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: tomjimtom on 26 October 2011, 11:27:01 AM
oops, might have been one of the other bolts... been a while since I did it!

Sorry :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: eddie on 26 October 2011, 06:32:38 PM
thanks tomjimtom followed ya advice .......and the engine fell out :'( .......oooooonly kidding
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 26 October 2011, 07:54:31 PM
bloody heck eddie  :rollin
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: tomjimtom on 27 October 2011, 09:52:45 AM
 :eek



Sorry for the :hijack Luke.. 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 27 October 2011, 10:00:17 AM
lol rite one red one yellow in stock folks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Rafer on 03 November 2011, 05:20:02 PM
Hi Devilsyam just joined the site. I have just traded up from a 600fazer to a very clean 03 1000 gen1with23000 miles. The shock is on the highest preload and is not great so its time to change it . Can you get in touch with me regarding  buying r6 shock upgrade. I live in Ireland.
Regards Rafer
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 03 November 2011, 06:12:33 PM
email me at devilsyam@gmail.com
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Rafer on 03 November 2011, 11:20:09 PM
Just ordered one off Devilsyam.  :D
I have been reading through the posts on the old yuku site, Devilyam has put a lot of thought and work into this mod . Well done and looking forward to receiving mine. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 November 2011, 10:37:37 AM
yep all sorted many thxs
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 November 2011, 10:42:21 AM
oh yes got you a yallow un you tart lol

so i have one red one left
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: gel on 09 November 2011, 12:54:02 PM
Hi I have an 02 thou with 56K on the clock, coudl do with a new shock, how much are they, can you let me know how much they are please?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 09 November 2011, 02:41:53 PM
Gel you have pm

rafer yours shipped today
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: gel on 09 November 2011, 05:03:25 PM
Got the PM, will message you tonight. Been reading the feedback and it looks good, do i need to drill out the shock to 12mm or is that already done? may have got a bit confused!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 09 November 2011, 05:36:29 PM
all done for you you just need to read the instructions lol

devilsyam@gmail.com

i have red in stock good to go

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6UlklSSwScw/Tm3B-5-C_5I/AAAAAAAABAw/gtMjUI_9_Gk/s640/12092011165.jpg)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: gel on 09 November 2011, 08:13:34 PM
Sent you a PM, do you have any left?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 09 November 2011, 10:31:35 PM
pm back at ya
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: gel on 10 November 2011, 10:43:15 PM
Money Sent  :thumbup
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 11 November 2011, 06:57:28 PM
rite due to paul brice taking delivery of sum new bikes i have 3 more shock as yet color unknown on 2 off them one is silver for sure

as usal contact me for details
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 17 November 2011, 09:55:50 PM
shocks sent out guys
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Rafer on 18 November 2011, 01:52:21 PM
Received mine on tuesday, fitted it on weds night. Fitting was very straight forward. Have'nt had a chance to drive it yet, I've too much on at the moment. Roll on sunday morning though no matter what the weather is like I'm gone !!
Will let you know how I get on.
Rafer
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 18 November 2011, 09:49:48 PM
cheers bud have fun
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Rafer on 21 November 2011, 11:25:48 PM
Just an update to my R6 shock mod. Up early yesterday and went on a long spin 200 miles ,A and B roads. I set front suspension back to standard settings as per Devilsyam's suggestion. The only way to describe how the bike felt is surefooted and planted.First 100 miles were dry and the bike went where I pointed it,tracked the road lovely. I'm no racer but at the same time I like to press on, at no time did the bike wallow or weave as it would with the old unit. I have Pilot road 3's on the bike and coupled with the R6 shock , the 2nd 100 miles were  bliss. I don't mind driving in the rain and I am already impressed with the P R 3s, the R6 just  improved the feeling in the wet, I have never felt so surefooted in the rain. A big thank you to Luke (Devilsyam) for all the work on the shock project and supplying it and the stainless dogbones. As Mods go this one is a lot of bang for your bucks.
Rafer    :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: bwizz on 25 November 2011, 04:36:46 PM
Just fitted one from Luke, first impression solo seems more stable.
2lb lighter than stock !
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 27 November 2011, 09:49:28 AM
cool glad your pleased

right another 4 arrived yesterday like new pm or email for details
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 02 December 2011, 01:50:45 PM
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another kit going out today

i also have versions for the bandit 1200 and rf900
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Silverdream on 03 December 2011, 12:11:43 PM

Looking good Luke... liking the polished up bones..

Is mine that red one or the yellow one ??

Colin
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 08 December 2011, 10:14:33 PM
wait n see lol 3 left now guys
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: macmivvi on 09 December 2011, 06:59:40 PM
Iwould like a kit.     I think I sent you an email requesting price but may have arsed it up .
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Silverdream on 09 December 2011, 07:29:33 PM

Devilsyam..... you the man...!!!

AWESOME is the only word.....

A well packaged box turned up today.... WAHOO... a spanky shiney R6 shock.. shiney shiney polished dogbones... and a set of immaculate carb boots...

Thanks Luke... going to be a busy weekend.. fitting this lot and some service items.. air filter, spark plugs, oil change... then spanky shock... ais caps from Justy... R1 shifter.. reprofiled carb boots (going to practice on one of my old ones first, just to get the feel)..

(http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww301/fastaskwak/Fazer1000/2011-12-09154422.jpg)

Thanks Luke....

Will let you know how it rides later....

Silverdream..............
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 10 December 2011, 05:47:33 PM
cool all good the super



Macmavvi sent you a pm
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 14 December 2011, 02:15:24 PM
1 x  bone kit shipped to mike

Ian your shock has been collected

And Ian is the 100th customer, i thank all of you who
took the mod on board and enjoyed the results
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: macmivvi on 16 December 2011, 02:16:54 PM
Cool, I get the one with the Gold plated spring and commemorative plaque
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 19 December 2011, 06:37:51 PM
na sorry lol

one silver and one yellow left from this lot folks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 20 December 2011, 12:28:53 PM
Hi Luke interested in the yellow one. Can you drop me a PM please Re How much dosh etc.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 20 December 2011, 01:40:04 PM
pm sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 20 December 2011, 05:28:08 PM
Kosmic Kartman has the yellow so one silver left folks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 02 January 2012, 11:32:39 AM
Silver one gone and two more en route to me

KK and bone kit orders are shipping later this week

bones have been shipped to me but did not arrive before the xmas period so expecting them
tomorrow/wens
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 02 January 2012, 11:58:41 AM
No worries fella.

Get here when they get here.

Cheers again

KK
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 January 2012, 04:52:09 PM
rite bone kits in so orders going out courier this week

one of two shocks in today very clean

pm me for details

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mG2BWvmxFlM/Tm3B_Owen3I/AAAAAAAABA0/qVHLkicqdpw/s720/12092011164.jpg)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 05 January 2012, 02:52:39 PM
KK and phillip yours shipped out courier today

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UATcVudMp7M/TwW5bQWh7MI/AAAAAAAACUE/V7nEa5yCAHU/s720/P1050015.JPG)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 11 January 2012, 06:01:53 PM
4 more shock arriving friday all from paul brise racing

 braderlerp (singapore) yours next friday




Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 16 January 2012, 01:28:03 PM
2 left now going like hot cakes
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 16 January 2012, 07:03:18 PM
Got shock today. Well packaged and opened up by my Govnor who said "What the foc I didn't order that... I bet it's for that boy who's got a bike for brains and pistons for bollux"  :lol

I nearly spat my coffee in the tank of a chainsaw.


I'll fit it when I clear the garage and do a back to back comparison, before and after. Let's hope the tarmac warms up a tad.


Cheers Geeza!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Silverdream on 16 January 2012, 11:02:00 PM
...Govnor who said "What the foc I didn't order that... I bet it's for that boy who's got a bike for brains and pistons for bollux"

 :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 18 January 2012, 01:13:13 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DgdDhtcMtWc/TxbFvsVUT8I/AAAAAAAACjw/54ii3mtC-zE/s640/P1180010%252520%252528Small%252529.JPG)

Another near as new as ya can get arrived today pm for details
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 19 January 2012, 07:41:38 PM
two more sent out today inc one to singapore
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 24 January 2012, 09:49:20 AM
Ghoti yours out thursday ;)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Ghoti on 24 January 2012, 10:11:18 AM
Ghoti yours out thursday ;)

Why thank you. 

Now all I need is an excuse for a parcel turning up just before SWMBOs birthday that is bigger than the gift I have bought her!  Or a good divorse lawyer  ;)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 24 January 2012, 09:36:18 PM
two silver ones left out of this batch of eight pm or email
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: dickturpin on 25 January 2012, 07:28:21 PM
Luke...you have pm
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 27 January 2012, 03:00:43 PM
as do you 2 more shocks sent out today and record 3 days for one to get to singapore result for ups well impressed
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 30 January 2012, 02:10:17 PM
two silvers in stock folks and good to go
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Ghoti on 31 January 2012, 09:15:41 AM
Thanks Luke, got it yesterday.  Looks luverly and easy to follow instructions.  Now to find time to fit it.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 31 January 2012, 04:16:43 PM
aj you have pm and all noted ghoti have fun
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 February 2012, 11:45:33 AM
dickturpin yours going out monday bud
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: dickturpin on 04 February 2012, 11:52:46 AM
Thanks for the update.....need the garage to warm up a tad before it gets fitted! f'in freezin here today with snow forecast this afternoon!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 08 February 2012, 03:42:15 PM
Two more shocks in stock guys
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 12 February 2012, 10:26:34 AM
Above gone and replaced with two more
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: dickturpin on 12 February 2012, 12:47:38 PM
Thanks Luke....all arrived safely this week. Will comment on fitting and ride experience in due course.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: FZSPattaya on 13 February 2012, 12:11:40 PM
Another satisfied customer. Ordered mine 4 or 5 days ago and it arrived at my house this morning - in Thailand.
It's a great looking piece of kit with easy to follow instructions. I will fit it in the next couple of days.
Cheers Luke.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 15 February 2012, 11:06:12 PM
glad it got all that way too thailand safe and sound recently sent one to singapore too so getting international now lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: FZSPattaya on 17 February 2012, 02:34:23 PM
Luke,
Just to let you know that it is now fitted and feels like a new bike. I am a complete moron with mechanics but managed so it's not a difficult conversion.
A separate thread on this site mentioned wheelies - with the new shock it no longer squats under hard acceleration and gets the front end nicely light. Next step? Learning to get the front wheel up on demand and keep it up.
In the unlikely event that I ever find another Fazer owner in Thailand, I wil let him try my bike and you will have another customer.
Afetr that? Finding out what this Ivan's stuff is all about.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: dickturpin on 17 February 2012, 06:28:12 PM
Luke,
 with the new shock it no longer squats under hard acceleration and gets the front end nicely light. Afetr that? Finding out what this Ivan's stuff is all about.

Just fitted mine but not ridden it yet....could be a wheelie good weekend!!
Also sounds like a long trip for Mike coming up!!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 17 February 2012, 08:10:15 PM
Good glad is all going well and instructions were understandable
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Flip on 21 February 2012, 10:36:51 AM
Hi all,  time to add my (quite verbose) two pence.  Feel free to just read the first and last paragraphs and ignore my drivel in between!


Another "+1" on Devilsyam kit.  I sent him my R6 shock I sourced, and he sent it back  with all bits ground and drilled, and the shock cleaned and all adjusted up for my ample bodyweight, along with good instructions and a shiny set of dog bones - all within a few days!


Fitting was quite easy, fortunately I could get to all of the bolts with a ratchet an spanner, even the top shock mount one with the addition of a UJ and a couple of extension bars.  How people undo that top mofo with a 14mm spanner I'll never know - I had a 2 foot ratchet on there!!  Anyway, ignoring the bolt size differences (instructions say 19mm on one, but they were all 17mm or 14mm on my bike) the instructions are more than informative enough, and the new shock just plopped straight in with no issues.  Only thing to be careful about is the washers glued to either side of the top shock mount - in this cold weather they popped off when I looked hard at them.  I just covered them in grease and got them to stick in place that way whilst I bolted everything up.


So, how is it I hear you ask?  Well, firstly let me say that I couldn't find the stock settings for the front forks as recommended, so they are set to 11 clicks out on compression, and 4 clicks on rebound with a couple of rings showing on the preload.  I did also pop the forks through the clamps 10mm to quicken up the steering.  If someone can confirm the stock settings for me I'm more than happy to try them, I think I might dial down the compression setting a touch. 


Anyway, I digress, my first impressions as I warmed up the bike gently were wow, this feels SOOO much lighter - once moving at any speed it feels like 10 kilos has been lopped off, not the 1 kilo difference between the two shocks!  She also felt much more willing in the corners, catching me out with her eagerness to bend over :)  So, I topped up her kangaroo juice, and went off on the hunt for some nice roads to play with.  Once "pressing on" a touch more, the bumpy potholed roads didn't upset the bike, she felt a lot more composed and glued to the roads, attacking corners with a new limpet like quality akin to my old CBR6 - it felt great!  Obviously not being a riding God I cannot give quantifiable evidence, but I was attacking corners more quicker, with absolutely no dramas - and both bike and rider felt a lot more comfortable and confident.  The upgraded ability of the back end seems to compliment the front end too, and that is much improved.


We then had to stop for a set of lights on a dual carriageway - and I wobbled up to the front, around the shiny metal bollards.  The lights changed and off we set - much like a scalded cat.  The difference in acceleration behaviour is quite something, gone is the feeling the back end is attached to a pogo stick!  The only motion is forwards, and its quite intoxicating!  I then attacked a fast dual carriageway section at a fairly unreasonable pace and the increased high speed cornering stability is quite apparent, again very confidence building.


Then back to home down slower twisties that I knew well, of course now I was happy and warm, as was my steed, so we "made progress" quite significantly here too.  She does now seem to have much more of a tendency to lighten the front wheel and shake her head when pushing hard out of corners, also hitting the odd crest in the road did see the front wheel lifting here and there - not wheelies or anything (I still can't do them) but definitely much more eager to lift an inch or two off the road and make you look like a hero.  There is absolutely no drama from the back end, just happiness and compliance with your every whim.


So in summary (if you are still with me) a VERY worthy upgrade, making your bike feel much keener, more planted and giving you much more confidence - There are no downsides it seems.  If you have some spare pennies - go buy an R6 shock kit from Devilsyam and get it on there - you won't be disappointed.  I've fallen in love with my bike all over again - certainly rekindled "the spark".  My next job is to remove the AIS facehugger, and see what removing a bit more weight does for us!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: dickturpin on 21 February 2012, 12:47:20 PM
Flip...I did the shock mod a couple of weeks ago and also did the AIS removal at the same time. I've only had the bike out once since and have to agree with your comments. 'Composed' was the word that came to mind on that single trip. Not had time to get 'hooligan' like with it yet! :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 22 February 2012, 09:07:10 AM
All good thats wot i like to here currently two shocks in stock guy's
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 24 February 2012, 09:29:46 AM
more sent out today
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 27 February 2012, 09:35:19 AM
2 more shipped out today 2 in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: gel on 27 February 2012, 01:15:26 PM
Still waiting for the weather to pick up before I fit my shock, the suspence is killing me! One slight issue is that the instructions that Devilsyam included may have made it into the recycling  :oops .  Anyone got an electronic copy that they can send to me? Please?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 27 February 2012, 01:51:43 PM
WHAT :eek lol pm your post address and i'll send another set
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 29 February 2012, 09:34:46 AM
pm sent Gel
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 March 2012, 12:05:25 PM
4 sent out this week 8 just arrived from race team
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Ghoti on 04 March 2012, 01:24:05 PM
Actually got mine fitted yesterday.

It has all been said before how good it is. Love it.

As suggested ny Luke, the shorter dog bones are not needed. I had a jack-up kit on and the bike still turns as sharp as before, but with more stability too.
It helps the front end too, but I'm going the attack that soon, also mentioned by Luke.
Setting is spot on solo.

Thanks Luke. Another recommendation.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 March 2012, 07:20:24 PM
nice one ghoti glad your pleased
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 08 March 2012, 08:36:21 AM
mark gilbert yours has shipped today bud
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 10 March 2012, 02:53:07 PM
Fazer 1967 here's yours 0 miles going out courier monday

(http://i39.tinypic.com/15odzcp.jpg)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: 1967fazer on 10 March 2012, 04:05:49 PM
Cool stuff :)  Cheers Luke, hopefully will have it fitted for next weekend along with new C &S, in time for meeting up with fellow Westies on Saturday.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 12 March 2012, 10:50:44 AM
I get asked alot about spring colour so too make sure everyone understands

It does not matter wot colour red,black.yellow or silver

there is no difference in spring rate
hope this clears it up
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: eddie on 12 March 2012, 05:51:20 PM
one more question  luke...
... does the spring colour  matter  :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 13 March 2012, 12:27:25 PM
TRUST YOU lol :rollin
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 15 March 2012, 06:28:52 AM
Nice and becoming rare yellow shock arrived yesterday so be quick
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: gel on 15 March 2012, 01:38:11 PM
Thanks Devilsyam for the instructions, much evolved from the originals that went in the recycling  :oops , I have all the recommended tools, all ready to have a go this weekend........Well I was until the other half has arranged for house viewing on Saturday and with mothers day on sunday I have no chance of doing it this weekend. Oh well best lade plans and all that....

Going to order a Shock Sock, so that its kept in good condition as I ride all year round. 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: 1967fazer on 15 March 2012, 10:27:56 PM
Bugger can't believe I just missed out on a yellow sprung shock and I bet the sring rate is different cos its yellow eh? I'm amazed how much lighter the r6 shock is compared to the standard one!.....or is the cos r6 one is clean! :rolleyes
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: dickturpin on 15 March 2012, 10:43:33 PM
I went for silver cos I think that is the heaviest spring rate!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: 1967fazer on 15 March 2012, 10:57:44 PM
Just read the tail end of my last post!!!!! I think meant to say   "or is it cos the r6 shock is clean", but I'm not sure now
Brain fade, methinks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 16 March 2012, 08:50:17 AM
I think you mean clean as in like "brand new"  :rollin
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: 1967fazer on 16 March 2012, 11:03:00 PM
Fitted and working, bring on this weekend :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 17 March 2012, 09:51:14 AM
cool glad you like it --- one nice rare yellow one in stock at the mo
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: markrg on 18 March 2012, 08:48:56 PM

Fitted my R6 shock yesterday and it makes a massive difference to the ride quality / handling, my thanks to Devilsyam.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 19 March 2012, 08:31:52 AM
cool glad you like it :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: chr999chr on 19 March 2012, 10:09:26 AM
Just a note to all which is not in the instructions but is common sense when you think about it.
 
Remember to prop up the rear of the bike because when the bolts are removed from the shock the rear end will drop and sit on the foot pegs scraping the rear plastic  :eek   :o
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 19 March 2012, 10:20:52 AM
ok not understanding this how does the shock get near the footpegs?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: chr999chr on 19 March 2012, 11:08:44 AM
When the shock is removed there is nothing to hold the rear of the bike up. The rear end will compress and come to a rest on the rear foot peg mounts scratching the rear end plastic.  :\
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 19 March 2012, 11:33:02 AM
ok call me thick but if anything the arm falls away from the rear pegs not towards it are you on a paddock stand as that would make sense but not with the stock center stand
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: 1967fazer on 20 March 2012, 07:53:00 PM
Strangely enough, I've just done mine, whilst it was on the CENTRE STAND! and I had no probs. However, with all due respect, if your daft enough to try changing it while the bike is on a paddock stand, then yes the arse end of the bike will colapse in a heap, quite possibly with you under neath it! :eek
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: squitbit on 21 March 2012, 12:50:07 AM
If you hit the pegs when you're doing this then you're doing it wrong, big time.

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 21 March 2012, 08:14:25 AM
Perhaps it was wrong to assume everyone has a center stand although i only know of one bike that dosen't because of a brace being in the way

I have amended my instructions to cover this now as we dont want bike's falling over everyware :'(
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: chr999chr on 22 March 2012, 04:42:18 PM
Hmmm now thats strange i changed the shock while the bike was on the centre stand but there is marks on the rear seat unit which look like the rear peg has touched it. Of course the rear end will drop dohh  :\   i can't figure out how they got there.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: ddtwelve on 24 March 2012, 11:43:57 PM
will this fit a fz6 2005 plate and will i need to upgrade the spring for my weight and pillion ?
thanks
david
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: karlo on 25 March 2012, 10:40:18 AM
 :pokefun If the bike is on the centre stand the frame which the rear pegs are attached to is fixed and only the swing arm can move when the shock is disconected, so how can they contact the rear seat unit?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: bludclot on 25 March 2012, 09:50:17 PM
 
if anyone has a pair of original standard dog bones left over and not wanted i'd be willing to pay the postage ....?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 25 March 2012, 10:39:55 PM
send me ya addy to devilsyam@gmail.com
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 26 March 2012, 06:56:53 PM
bones sent bud still got a nice yellow spring shock here folks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: gel on 27 March 2012, 01:00:51 PM
I want to get a shock sock, so that i can keep it away from all the rubbish on the road, can any confirm what year R6 it comes from?  :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 27 March 2012, 01:06:12 PM
08+
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAUNCH-REAR-SHOCK-TUBE-COVER-YZF-R6-2006-2010-MANY-COLOURS-AVAILIABLE-/230765983298?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item35bab97642 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAUNCH-REAR-SHOCK-TUBE-COVER-YZF-R6-2006-2010-MANY-COLOURS-AVAILIABLE-/230765983298?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item35bab97642)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 30 March 2012, 08:47:39 AM
I have two more units back in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: gel on 30 March 2012, 10:47:34 PM
Right, new shock with only a little bother getting the shock bolt out.
went out for a blast earlier, wow I now own a missile that handles. Devilsyam you are a genius. Right start saving for the front fork upgrade. This is a must do upgrade :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 31 March 2012, 09:50:56 AM
good glad you like it yet another plus - least you get a chance to lube everything up so next time wont be so much grief getting bolts out
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: gel on 02 April 2012, 10:02:14 AM
Rode to work today 50 miles, no existent, just pick a line and go   :D, several people have commented that the back of.the bike looks higher, I suspect that this is due to my old shock being fuc'd, also noticed that you get the front end to rise realy easily so lots of fun  :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 03 April 2012, 10:01:41 PM
red and silver in stock Mcyoungy you have pm
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: 1967fazer on 05 April 2012, 11:00:41 PM
Third gear wheelies.........yahoooooooooooo :rollin
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 05 April 2012, 11:03:26 PM
i guess thats a posative then lol

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: 1967fazer on 05 April 2012, 11:13:41 PM
Shit did you mention something about lubing your bearings earlier?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 06 April 2012, 09:29:45 AM
only if ya bothered to read the instructions  :rollin makes sense to do it as ya already got it apart
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 13 April 2012, 12:00:08 PM
one left and bump
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: mcyoungy on 13 April 2012, 01:25:51 PM
received my link kit this morning and all fitted fine. many thanks. and the instructions were a great help too.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 13 April 2012, 01:32:23 PM
good and you must learn patience young grasshopper  :rollin
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: mcyoungy on 13 April 2012, 01:37:18 PM
i don't know............... some people don't work bank holidays???  :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Smokinjoe on 13 April 2012, 09:29:11 PM
My dog bone kit arrived this morning thanks Luke  :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 14 April 2012, 01:02:47 PM
cool - rite got one red one yellow in stock both minters
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: jackojet on 15 April 2012, 01:56:21 PM
Luke its Jacko
 
can i bag the one with the yellow spring Please ?
 
let me know please the cost etc and i will arrange payment etc
 
thanks :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 16 April 2012, 06:54:52 PM
sorted jacko
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: jackojet on 19 April 2012, 05:54:36 AM
 :)  cheers Luke
 
cant wait for the box to arrive
 
thanks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 20 April 2012, 06:04:53 PM
jacko courier collecting monday bud so get ya spanners ready

i have one more yellow and one red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 22 April 2012, 09:02:52 AM
I get a lot of same questions as to condition of these shocks so here are some samples from the race team

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-v5kX081CfYc/T5O752_qfrI/AAAAAAAAC0E/7aRNThgsztk/s640/P4220043%2520%2528Small%2529.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ejznUl2aG3w/T5O76Er-O3I/AAAAAAAAC0M/AQePWNVI3pM/s640/P4220044%2520%2528Small%2529.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CTvlfJy9L90/T5O76l-NgxI/AAAAAAAAC0Y/KDsGbhJOrfA/s640/P4220051%2520%2528Small%2529.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-licLPk00zLI/T5O76rZWasI/AAAAAAAAC0g/66gflcRBzFM/s640/P4220048%2520%2528Small%2529.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gX7g9LZBbmo/T5O76qk0lfI/AAAAAAAAC0w/Kt505GcG2t4/s640/P4220049%2520%2528Small%2529.JPG)

If in doubt pm anyone on here who has had there's and ask on condition they recieved there shock in

luke

ps above also helps those who still are not reading the sticky and are joining the fail list of wot shock not to buy
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: jackojet on 24 April 2012, 04:45:51 AM
cheers Luke cant bloody wait !
 
she is ready for action hopefully fri when her in doors is having hair done !
 
my fazer i mean in da shed :rollin
 
cheers jacko
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: pitternator on 26 April 2012, 06:52:59 AM
yes it might be a " shock" trying to ride her while she is having her hair done !  ;)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: pitternator on 26 April 2012, 07:05:54 AM
Luke
Have mailed you , let me know if ya dont get it. PM me on here.
 Ta
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 26 April 2012, 04:10:02 PM
email replied lord john
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: jackojet on 26 April 2012, 09:40:07 PM
 :eek
 
yes pitt it could be tricky tryin to ride whilst the old hairdryer is warmin the hairs up :rollin
 
 
might make my silver highlights go greyer!
 
no worries she is sat on her side stand waitin a lift :z
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: pitternator on 27 April 2012, 06:33:05 AM
let us know how she ( the bike) feels after u fit the shock.  :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: jackojet on 27 April 2012, 06:53:20 AM
Sure will Pitt  :D
 
Im gonna get some new nuts for the linkages as the standard one's are made of cheese :lol
 
so it might be a while before she's fitted up right, need to smear some grease round it so the bolts slip in easily into those orifices down below  :b
 
fnarr fnarr  :rollin
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: karlo on 27 April 2012, 07:53:13 AM
I have done this shock mod and just returned from a few days in Wales after 500+ miles, I can say it is a worthwhile mod, the difference can be felt from the off and the bike feels a lot more planted even fully loaded with topbox, panniers and a f** f***** like me.

I actually purchased 2 shocks and made 2 kits so have a spare with a red spring.  ;)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: pitternator on 27 April 2012, 08:35:46 AM
whats the ride quality like ?..a lot has been said about  the bikes feeling planted, much of which can be attributed to correct weight matched springs,as the stock shock is way undersprung for a heavier rider.As soon as any other shock goes on a fazer its usually an improvement as such...Its the damping quality I noticed with say the Ktech shock, much more compliant ( when its working ! )..I dont particularly want hard damping , as my bike is predominantly a tourer, so I need ride quality, but with good handling.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: karlo on 27 April 2012, 09:20:45 AM
I have a back problem and managed approx 100 mile straight run without a stop and then only for a toilet break, got a bit of a numb bum on the M54 towards the end but soon as we got on A roads that seemed to disappear.

If your coming over to K-Tech your welcome to come and have a look as I'm only a couple of mile down the road.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: pitternator on 27 April 2012, 05:25:16 PM
I am going to see them early monday morning Karlo.Hope to be there by 8am !
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 27 April 2012, 05:35:01 PM
Steve Vale 
Hi Luke,
I setup the bike to your settings and it feels spot on, thanks! And your dogbones look great on it too.

steve bought just the dog bone kit and i supplied the settings


Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: karlo on 27 April 2012, 06:15:56 PM
I am going to see them early monday morning Karlo.Hope to be there by 8am !


I'm around til half 11.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: jackojet on 28 April 2012, 06:31:20 AM
 :D  a brand new top quality shocker and bones , with the settings marked on is now sat on my kitchen worktop
 
i dont have time to fit it yet , so im going to look and stroke it , in fact i may at some point have to lick it :b
 
 
Clear intructions , well packed and new shiny bones to drool over .
 
Luke your a legend and a gentleman
 
thanks and thanks again . i was going to have the old shock ktech'd or was considering a nitron . you have saved me a fortune with this mod.
 
well happy and a nice pressie for fazee as it is her 7th birthday next month :D :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 28 April 2012, 10:15:38 AM
it's got that good jacko others are hijacking my thread to flog there's no respect these days  :rollin
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: jackojet on 29 April 2012, 06:28:42 AM
 :rollin :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: mcyoungy on 30 April 2012, 05:14:50 PM
I rode a new bike today.


It looked, smelt and felt like the old one but riding it, it was like a new bike.


So stable and chuckable. No wallowing about. Fanfuckingtastic.


A bit bouncy on some fast bumps but a bit of damping adjustment will sort that.


Thanks Luke for a great upgrade.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 30 April 2012, 08:41:46 PM
got mine the day gonna be fittin it on wednesday hopefully

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 01 May 2012, 12:14:45 PM
glad you like it Mcyoungy
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 01 May 2012, 07:29:09 PM
got mine mine on monday devilsyam tryed messaging you for setting`s dont no if your gettin them

shock was set at 4 for up to 11 stone just wondered if other settings are needing done as well

17 stone ride fast occasionaly have son as pillion

so need to set to 5 as per instruction`s what do i set the adjuster`s at, the one you set with plain screwdriver and one that look`s like 10mm

cheer`s
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: mcyoungy on 01 May 2012, 07:39:22 PM
my settings were in the installation instructions - have you checked yours?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 01 May 2012, 07:48:00 PM
was asked for weight etc beforehand as was going to be ready to fit

maybe just an oversight

he went above and beyond to get me a yellow shock more than happy with it just need to set shock to 5 and get other setting`s

cheer`s
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 01 May 2012, 10:33:32 PM
if i sent the shock then its set for your weight and no aint had any pns
email me devilsyam@gmail.com
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 02 May 2012, 12:34:47 AM
tryed sendin a few pm`s bud
just read on your instructions settin 4 is for up to 11 stone an it`s on setting 4
just makin sure it`s spot on before i fit it
17stone the now, an run fast an occasionaly have my son as pillion
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 02 May 2012, 07:56:53 AM
run with 4 first if two up run 5 but you will find 4 suits most
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 03 May 2012, 12:18:27 PM
i have 4 red and one yellow one silver from the race teams
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: jackojet on 03 May 2012, 12:56:34 PM
Right then a reply to Pitt and Luke  :D
 
fitted the lovely lickable R6 shock and polished bones yesty morn , only took less than an hr to fit and that was cos i had to refer to haynes manual for torque settings .
just to get you up to speed , i run standard front forks with 15mm thru the yokes and the forks still on original gloop oil in.
i went for a test ride , finding smooth tarmac to uneven crap roads.
 
first findings the bike now holds a line the rear firm but forgiving , the front forks now talk to me thru the bends , i now feel planted and can feel the front tyre. there is no see-saw action anymore. the ride is smooth on a little overbanding on uneven surfaces coming from the front end.
 
give it the full monty berries the bike is stable and feels alive with the tuning Mike did.
 
the shock is night and day and made me realise how shite the standard shock is. Luke set the shock for my weight around 11 stone , i have left the setting as they are. the bike is balanced , all it needs i think is a oil change in the forks .
 
 i cant stress how good the R6 mod is and the bike feels comfortable, taut and no understeer on sweeping bends . Its FANTASTIC! :D
 
Cheers Luke you are a Star! the best dollar i have spent on all the mods my bike has !
 
thanks a million times :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
 
Jacko
 
 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: sd1 on 03 May 2012, 07:09:01 PM
run with 4 first if two up run 5 but you will find 4 suits most
tryed sendin a few pm`s bud
just read on your instructions settin 4 is for up to 11 stone an it`s on setting 4
just makin sure it`s spot on before i fit it
17stone the now, an run fast an occasionaly have my son as pillion

I have just purchased a fz1, interested in this shock mod, but i am 15 stone, so if 4 is for up to 11stone, what is setting 5 good for, or setting 6 if they go that far?
If i am sending my weight to you etc, should it not come set to the setting i need it on?
Cheers
Stevie
 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: mcyoungy on 03 May 2012, 07:11:42 PM
I'm 16 stone and run it on 4. suits me.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: 1967fazer on 03 May 2012, 09:14:59 PM
I'm 17 stone with my leathers on, the shock came set on 4, I did find it a bit wallowy, albeit, controlled wallow. Clicked it up to 5 and its loads better, just shows up the front end now. To be honest, I haven't done anything else to it, need to set it up properly, including the front end. Still glad I made the change to the new shock tho :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 03 May 2012, 10:47:10 PM
steivie nowt dont pm, dont work for sum unknown reason email me devilsyam@gmail.com

this mod is for gen1 not fz1

4 suit most with the adjustments i make to the other settings make it all pull together but if you recall in the instructions i do state
you can go up to five 2 up with gear

it is subjective i have to pic middle ground as set up for info given

im not perfect, close granted, but not perfect yet

 :'(
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 08 May 2012, 09:54:55 PM
col and john yours sent today
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 09 May 2012, 09:15:20 PM
fitted shock today was pretty straight forward

it does look good,took the opportunity to clean hard to reach parts while it was stripped

lubed all bearing`s as well

not test rode it yet but does feel a lot firmer

didnt use the new shiny bones as was on tiptoes so cleaned painted and fitted standard ones now happy as can get both feet on ground

so the original hyperpro dogbones i bought to lower it are now redundant

gonna send pic`s to devilsyam i canny work these bloody thing`s lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: pitternator on 10 May 2012, 08:07:40 AM
what rating  spring does the shock come with luke ?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 10 May 2012, 03:38:30 PM
 625 pounds, which is much better than the 450 pound rate of the gen.1 o.e.m. unit. This R6 shock is three pounds lighter than the gen.1, o.e.m. unit, also!

i have yuppie ohlins yellow and stocker red good to go
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 14 May 2012, 11:11:29 AM
steve yours shipped today all the way to gibraltar  :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 18 May 2012, 11:12:25 AM
colin and bob yours gone today

one red one funky yellow in stock both minters
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 24 May 2012, 03:48:04 PM
allenmac your is gone
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: allanmac on 25 May 2012, 06:50:42 PM
Fitted shock today gave the bearings a grease and stuck it back together all done in about 40 minutes. Took the bike for a spin and cant believe how much better it is than with the stock shock fitted looks fantastic in yellow with the nice shiny dog bones.
Cheers Allan
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 25 May 2012, 09:25:23 PM
cool beans
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 26 May 2012, 12:38:48 PM
PLEASE NOTE FOLKS I'M AWAY ON THE 5TH TO 19TH ON THE EPIC USA RIDE
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 26 May 2012, 12:42:38 PM
Also folks dont forget for those who find there shocks else ware i do a dogbone kit and i provide set up with this kit for weight and ride style
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 01 June 2012, 12:47:12 PM
bump
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Andrew1967 on 06 June 2012, 01:42:14 PM
Luke
Even though I didn't buy any R6 rear shock bits from you, thanks for all the advise.
My settings are a bit diffetent because I'm building a sidecar onto the side of my Fazer Gen1. Luke advised trying first setting 5 and then go up or down depending on the ride. Setting 5 feels great.
And I also made up a set of shorter than normal dog-bones to keep all the backend height.
 
Compared to the oem shock... someone needs to slap the engineer who decided to put that original shock in the FazThou!!!
 :)
Thanks Luke
 
 
Now who can help me with the tic...tic...tic...tic noise comming from the cam area????
 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 20 June 2012, 11:37:53 PM
i'm back and knackered

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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 30 June 2012, 08:11:03 PM
Bump
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 05 July 2012, 10:51:30 AM
pics finally
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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 05 July 2012, 10:54:33 AM
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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 05 July 2012, 10:57:06 AM
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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 05 July 2012, 10:58:56 AM
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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 05 July 2012, 11:01:43 AM
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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 05 July 2012, 11:04:58 AM
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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 05 July 2012, 11:08:08 AM
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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 05 July 2012, 11:13:23 AM
reason for all the dog bones is originaly lowered it using hyperpro dog bones new r6 shock came with shiny ones
was bit tall for me on tip toes,so i used standard bones cleaned and painted black now has same height as it was using hyperpro,well happy with it
cheer`s devilsyam
so i now have a hyperpro set o bones i paid good money for from yamaha and shiny ones should i keep them or sell?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Andrew1967 on 05 July 2012, 05:04:00 PM
reason for all the dog bones is originaly lowered it using hyperpro dog bones new r6 shock came with shiny ones
was bit tall for me on tip toes,so i used standard bones cleaned and painted black now has same height as it was using hyperpro,well happy with it
cheer`s devilsyam
so i now have a hyperpro set o bones i paid good money for from yamaha and shiny ones should i keep them or sell?

You have a PM
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 07 July 2012, 11:10:25 AM
rjd1 glad all worked out
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 14 July 2012, 08:55:42 PM
two yellow and one red good to go
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 22 July 2012, 06:44:12 PM
one yellow one red now left
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 23 July 2012, 07:42:43 AM
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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: yoshiwolves on 23 July 2012, 12:22:32 PM
fitted my recently bought shock conversion from luke over the weekend, bike now handles a lot better and feels more composed, all in all a very worthwhile mod for the price of a decent set of tyres,  :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: manuel32 on 23 July 2012, 05:43:34 PM
Nice load of posts, seems brilliant work ,


My 2007-8 fz1 seems hard on the rear, at speed on the A roads bucks me off the seat ALOT  :eek


Maybe i should start by adjusting the spring tension,,perhaps the last owner was a fat bas**rd  :lol




Anyhow, will these sorted shocks fit my model?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: rjd1 on 23 July 2012, 07:29:01 PM
now need a sticker to replace the hyperpro one
 
any devilsyam ones yet????????
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 23 July 2012, 10:26:39 PM
manuel32 (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=profile;u=1835) sorry bud but the gen2 2 is a lost cause lol this mod is for the faster gen 1 lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: manuel32 on 23 July 2012, 10:31:29 PM
Ok , thanks for that :b


I will start by backing off the rear spring,,do you know if there is any damping,rebound adjustment on them?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: pitternator on 25 July 2012, 07:13:08 AM
I would read up a bit about suspension before you do anything ...sounds like you dont have much idea !...
 
it dont matter how much anyone weighs if the spring is too hard for their weight....
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: manuel32 on 25 July 2012, 07:40:31 AM
Correct !!


I will do a trial and error ride with the shock,,is there off the shelf springs for the standard shock or does one have to source one suitable for a lighter bloke?


I will also check to see what the compression and rebound are set at and see where they can be bettered.


Cheers
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 29 July 2012, 11:40:13 AM
i believe there is a thread on the usa site for fitting the r1 shock to the slower gen 2 mite be worth a look

i have one yellow left from this batch now
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 August 2012, 10:59:06 AM
Hi Luke, Jase(Wrexham) ere bud, I fitted the R6 shock today and fitting was fairly straight forward as per instructions said, test ride was well what can i say? AWESOME!!!!! bike has been totally transformed, the rear does no longer squat under giving it some gas :-) and the bike no longer runs wide on   a bends as before, also bike does not wallow on cornering. you are a very gifted man! Thank you for your help and knowledge in coming up with a cure to the handling issue on the Fazer (at a fraction of the cost in buying a new one!) I have had my Fazer 5yrs this November and i have never been happier with it than i was today when i took it out for a test ride!Oh and the 'dog bones' are the dogs bollocks too! I sat there for half an hour trying to decide whether to fit em or not as they look that good! LOL
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 16 August 2012, 08:53:51 PM
bump :eek
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 26 August 2012, 08:58:49 PM
bump

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: 1967fazer on 04 September 2012, 10:01:55 PM
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You little beauty Luke, cheers for that pic, might even have a play with some of the adjusters now I know what they are :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 09 September 2012, 12:26:01 PM
no  worries

jeffcoyou have pm
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 19 September 2012, 07:50:46 PM
Adam yours sent (to sweden)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Adam Eng on 20 September 2012, 09:06:02 PM
Thanks Luke!

Mounted the shock yesterday without any problems. Looks really good with the polished dog bones and the yellow spring against the blue paintwork. Haven't had time to ride it tough, waiting for the rain to stop...
But just getting on the bike and bounce around on my fat ass, I can already tell the difference in how well the stronger spring and comp-dampening works.
Aiming for a test drive this weekend. Will post my opinion and some pics after that.

cheers!
/Adam
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: allanmac on 23 September 2012, 06:09:05 PM
Fitted mine a few months ago and still well impressed with it.
 
Cheers Allan
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Adam Eng on 25 September 2012, 01:21:49 PM
Went for a test ride yesterday and I'm really impressed by the behaviour of the bike. Much more controlled over bumps and steering is also faster. But best of all is the fact that it does power wheelies in 1st and 2nd without nothing more then just a twist on the throttle. :D
This was a great upgrade for this bike!

My rear tyre had seen it's best days (long ago) so it got what it deserved.
http://youtu.be/x-IOwAOvl48 (http://youtu.be/x-IOwAOvl48)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 05 October 2012, 09:04:50 AM
Collecting five on Sunday two already spoken for:)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 13 October 2012, 01:36:35 PM
Most of all the questions i get relate to condition of these units
this one out the box from race team had done 700 miles

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this is going out to Gasmence and in all 99% are like this some do have the odd spring chip i have no control on this as i dont get to take em out

luke

3 left from this batch
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 19 October 2012, 08:28:31 PM
one left now folks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 02 November 2012, 07:45:05 PM
brand new never used in stunning yellow (ohlins look alike) pm or email devilsyam@gmail.com
or 07736008778

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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: bigfootpete on 03 November 2012, 10:41:46 AM
Pm sent...
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 03 November 2012, 12:05:32 PM
i am not recieving pms dont know why pete so email please bud
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 November 2012, 08:50:35 AM
pm sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 November 2012, 09:42:27 AM
yellow one gone i have red n silver
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 07 November 2012, 09:38:06 PM
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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 09 November 2012, 05:49:33 PM
Two shipping out today:)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 12 November 2012, 09:02:46 AM
Bigfootpete i need a shipping address asap please
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 15 November 2012, 05:32:23 PM
i know have 2 x silver in stock ready to go
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 17 November 2012, 11:38:45 AM
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Black ones sold 2 silver good to go
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: bwizz on 21 November 2012, 02:55:30 PM
Just an observation. After damaging my 600, Ive just started using my thou (with r6 shock) in cold weather. At the previous ok settings ,the rear ride is much firmer ,probs because of the cold oil in the rear shock. even my partner on the back has noticed the harder ride, If i could be arsed i could probably turn down the compression to get back to the previous preferred summer setting,  an interesting seasonal difference i have never noticed before!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 21 November 2012, 05:19:00 PM
this is normal, think about it in the wet gp riders soften everthing up
i havent yet found the need but you could try dropping the preload down a notch
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: bigfootpete on 26 November 2012, 10:20:11 PM
The yellow one is now up for re-sale  :)


As I have just secured me this nice the piece of kit...
Ohlins (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/yamaha-fazer-1000-fzs-ohlins-rear-shock-with-remote-adjust-/330833062783?nma=true&si=hAOA3cpO%2B2%2BDsVsah6yz4PSyoOw%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 02 December 2012, 08:47:52 PM
I am still doing bone kits for those wishing to source there own shocks


Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 05 December 2012, 05:01:05 PM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/10dia9z.jpg)

really clean like new yellow spring shock - i got this at the request of lez 72 who since has dissappeared off the face of the earth

so open to all now unless he's really quick as yellow ones dont hang around long

i have two silvers in stock as well folks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Lez72 on 08 December 2012, 08:42:59 AM
Sorry about that Luke. I havent been on the forum for a week or so due to work commitments. I'll take it please.
 
P.M sent.
 
I really appreciate you getting hold of this for me.
 
Regards, Lez
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 23 December 2012, 10:41:25 PM
Quote
Hi Luke. I just wanted to let you know the Shock arrived safely. It looks awesome. I can't wait to fit it.
 
Thankyou for your help and finding me a yellow one in such a timely manner. I really appreciate it.
 
Regards, Lez
Quote


no worries lez have fun


to silver in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Shack on 24 December 2012, 02:19:52 AM
Hi Luke,


I have managed to pick-up a new shock and need the dogbone kit. I would like to raise the rear 1" can you supply a kit?


Merry Xmas all


Shack


Its hot down here 39 Deg C Xmas day  :b
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 24 December 2012, 06:36:22 AM
yep can do sport ill find out the shipping to perth and let you know
my email is devilsyam@gmail.com
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 01 January 2013, 07:17:37 PM
bump
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 13 January 2013, 08:27:51 AM
steve you sent yesterday
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Mick-H on 13 January 2013, 11:25:03 AM
May not happen for a while due to current lack of funds but if I went ahead with an R6 shock conversion + dog bones to lower the ride height 25mm what's needs to be done at the front end to level things up? Drop the forks? 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 13 January 2013, 11:32:16 AM
well you wont need new bones use your oe ones will give you the drop you need and yep drop the forks in the yokes try 10mm to be safe and see how it feels
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Shack on 15 January 2013, 09:13:46 AM
Hi luke,


Dogbone payment sent, still curious about raising the rear an inch but I will take your advice if you think its not a good idea?


Shack
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 16 January 2013, 06:00:56 PM
got it be in touch
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 23 January 2013, 11:22:03 PM
yes dear got it finish the kitchen off and do the ironing (not)

Prep-ing shocks

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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Exupnut on 24 January 2013, 12:53:49 AM
lol... i can see ur a dab hand with the mop. both silver. hope ones for me. 7 weeks and counting luke
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: slimwilly on 24 January 2013, 07:37:50 AM
for gods sake man!!! where's your apron  :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: fazerkev on 24 January 2013, 08:25:47 AM
cant wait ordered my fiiting kit and looking forward to having a sorted rear end on the bike  :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 25 January 2013, 08:35:20 PM
kev yours posted today

tom i need an address for yours

Jonny yours sent today courier

shack your bones have gone but i forgot the spacers so sent as second package (sorry)




Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: jonnyboy on 25 January 2013, 08:38:56 PM
Nice one will let you know when it arives . Looking forward to it:)

Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Topcat2006 on 25 January 2013, 09:28:48 PM
Luke,


Address resent to you.


Tom
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 25 January 2013, 10:16:23 PM
got it ---
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 27 January 2013, 01:36:11 PM
ok been to pick up more shocks today have a mint yellow and silver pm for details
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Kosmic Kartman on 27 January 2013, 08:08:18 PM
Nice novel use of ironing board  :lol

Looking well fella.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 28 January 2013, 05:02:16 PM
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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Topcat2006 on 28 January 2013, 05:29:52 PM
Hi Luke,
 
Shock arrived today - thank you I am well pleased!  Now to fit it!
 
Tom
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Mick-H on 28 January 2013, 05:38:48 PM
PM sent  :)
 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 28 January 2013, 05:56:48 PM
Yellow one now sold to mick-H
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: jonnyboy on 29 January 2013, 08:44:44 AM
Shock arrived yesterday , cleaned and greased all the linkages fitted the shock then started chucking it down with rain ! Resorted to bouncing up and down in the garage to test it out !  Anyway Thank you luke for sorting the shock! :)

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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 30 January 2013, 09:07:42 PM
No worries guys - i now have silver and red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 03 February 2013, 09:40:38 PM
Mick H yours shipping out tomorrow :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Shack on 06 February 2013, 04:07:30 AM
Hi Luke,


Dogbones and washers arrived, still waiting on the shock I bought from Canada in December if its not here soon I will be looking for a shock.


Shack




Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 06 February 2013, 05:17:37 PM
sorry about them coming seperate my bad glad it all got there ok though
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Tilts on 06 February 2013, 11:33:37 PM
Well, after cooking Lukes head and mine!! :b ive decided to have a shock of Luke, havent even been out on my new fazer yet, but im 17 stone...ish.....and will be riding two up now and again, so i think its a good investment. Just wont be able to eat fro the next two weeks. :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 07 February 2013, 08:28:50 PM
ok tilts has grabbed the silver so red left folks

here's a comment arrived by email

kevin moss
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to me (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif)
thanks m8 got the dog bones and settings tried it out last week what a difference that makes , now its the bike it should have been thanks again kev
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 08 February 2013, 05:30:05 PM
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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: fazerkev on 10 February 2013, 10:40:59 AM
ok tilts has grabbed the silver so red left folks

here's a comment arrived by email

kevin moss
8:02 AM (12 hours ago)(https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif)(https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif)(https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif)
to me (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif)
thanks m8 got the dog bones and settings tried it out last week what a difference that makes , now its the bike it should have been thanks again kev

again thanks , recommend to all owners this mod , easy to fit and the settings devilsyam sent worked spot on , well pleased ,  :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Tilts on 12 February 2013, 10:33:37 PM
Instructions received today from Luke by email, all very self explanatory, and straight forward, hopefully shock arriving soon, all in all so far, very pleased with Devilyams service.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 14 February 2013, 06:54:52 PM
all bit shipped out tracking numbers sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Tilts on 18 February 2013, 10:25:26 PM
Arrived today, all looking good.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 20 February 2013, 07:58:04 PM
cool have fun
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Shack on 21 February 2013, 03:48:06 AM
Looks like I will need a shock off you Luke, the C**T on eBay has not sent my shock from Canada that I bought   :\  and its over the 45 days limit with Paypal.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Tilts on 21 February 2013, 06:00:30 AM
buy with confidence fella, the bloke is as straight as a die!.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 21 February 2013, 07:52:29 AM
Oh dear not good news shack hope you loss is not to great
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Shack on 21 February 2013, 08:35:54 AM
The shock was $50 CAD on an eBay auction I was the only bidder, supposedly brand new, shipping $90 CAD. Have you got any at a good price Luke?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 21 February 2013, 09:14:25 AM
Drop me a email bud:)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: bigfootpete on 24 February 2013, 04:15:47 PM
Any tips on removing the bolts for the linkage?

I threw my tools out the pram this afternoon after no amount of force would budge the bolts. Managed to burr one of the nuts with the spanner.

p.s the bolts are 17mm not 19mm as in your instructions.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 24 February 2013, 04:31:26 PM
noted on the spanners pete well not come across them being as hard to get off as you discribe looks like you will need some penertrating fluid
and soak over night
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Shack on 25 February 2013, 06:54:30 AM
Ok Luke looks like the Red one is coming to Australia :b
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 25 February 2013, 08:30:51 AM
ok that's good as I've already sent it :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 26 February 2013, 08:55:53 PM
red and silver arrived this morning so two in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 26 February 2013, 09:00:14 PM
Shack you have email cant ship to that address bud
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 March 2013, 07:31:35 PM
new ones just arrived

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shack your sent to new address they would not change it for me they had to send it back bastids said it was because of customs
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 March 2013, 07:36:30 PM
i have had another price increase from both the stainless supplier and the polisher, whilst i can still do these i am having some steel ones made, and will be powder coated black this will make the package £20 cheaper, and be another option these will be for stock height as there is a min order of 20 pairs- jack up option still there but only in stainless
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 05 March 2013, 10:53:25 AM
red one from above now sold silver remaining
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: nickodemon on 06 March 2013, 07:42:04 PM
Pm sent :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 07 March 2013, 07:29:46 PM
silver gone to nickodemon

more on route to me but dont know the colour till they get here
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 10 March 2013, 10:16:10 PM
nick yours shipping out tomorrow
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: nickodemon on 10 March 2013, 10:45:03 PM
Yippee! :) Looking forward to fitting it and getting out to try it.
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Post by: Shack on 11 March 2013, 09:48:26 AM
Thanks Luke the shock arrived downunder today I will spin some spanners on the weekend :)
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Post by: devilsyam on 13 March 2013, 07:09:11 AM
Glad it made it to aus all ok after bit of a hicup with address:)
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Post by: Tilts on 13 March 2013, 07:43:36 AM
Fitted mine, dog legs spot on, bike feels more planted....good mod to carry out.....roll on western mild air!!
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Post by: devilsyam on 13 March 2013, 11:04:13 PM
glad your pleased tilts
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Post by: nickodemon on 15 March 2013, 09:48:51 PM
Hi Luke, Shock arrived today. Fitted with no problems at all. Dropped the yolks by 8mm as i have a gytr bar lowering kit and if i dropped them to 10mm as recommended they would hit my renthals! Will test the handling when all the road salt has been washed away, as i don't want to ride on marbles! :eek  Thanks Luke
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Post by: devilsyam on 16 March 2013, 12:56:04 PM
Good news nick
I have one of each black.red.silver.yellow :)
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Post by: lingy on 19 March 2013, 08:09:49 PM
I am fancying carrying out this mod myself, but do I need to fit alternative dog bones and any idea where I can get them.
Thanks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 19 March 2013, 08:12:50 PM
Me - I do a dog bone kit for those wishing to source there own shock email me at devilsyam@gmail.com for info
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: CharlieDee on 19 March 2013, 10:43:22 PM
For you foccors that are doing the R6 shock upgrade , it would be worth upcycling your original shock to the 600 foccors... as some one who has done this on my own 600 its definitely worth the upgrade on the baby fazer!!  :lol and can make your upgrade a little more pleasing that you have a) saved a few quid & b) improved the ride experience for riders on 600's!!  :D
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Post by: devilsyam on 20 March 2013, 07:29:16 AM
Didn't know that perhaps you should start a thread on the details and word involved in doing the conversion:)
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Post by: CharlieDee on 20 March 2013, 07:48:25 AM
I think I shall  :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 21 March 2013, 05:24:49 PM
Black and silver sold yellow and red in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 21 March 2013, 08:06:50 PM
red left now
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Post by: devilsyam on 30 March 2013, 09:43:56 PM
red and silver now in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 01 April 2013, 07:06:07 PM
as previously posted stainless and the cost of polishing has gone bit daft so in order to keep cost down for those who are not to worried about bling polishing i have had steel ones made and powder coated black
this will means they will be tough against are good ole uk weather
the black bones will make the package £20 cheaper
the stainless will still be avaliable for the bling bling

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/58962_10151411092118800_1987265450_n.jpg)
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Post by: devilsyam on 08 April 2013, 10:44:18 PM
2 red and one silver in stock
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Post by: nickodemon on 13 April 2013, 04:57:58 PM
just back from a very fast blast on my new suspended r6 shock and new tyres. First impressions are the bike feels really planted on the road with a nice amount of initial flickability, it also takes really fast sweepers in its stride. I removed the jack up kit and fitted lukes dogbones and lowered the front end. The bike sits slightly lower to the ground, which makes it easier to move around also. A very big thumbs up for the r6 shock mod :D
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Post by: Mick-H on 16 April 2013, 11:51:01 AM
Another happy biker, shock fitted. The ride is much better at the back end to the point that it shows the front end up a little  :rolleyes  but should be fine for my gentle riding style.
For anyone else a little short in the leg I stayed with the standard dog bones which drops the back end around 10mm so I did likewise with the front.
The bike is now much easier for me to move around when I'm sat on it as I'm not on tip toe anymore.
Getting the bike on the centre stand is a little harder but doable and it sit's more upright when on the side stand, ground clearance is also a little less but again not really an issue for my type of riding.
Well worth doing and will be even more so if we can start selling the 1000 shock on to the 600 lads.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Adrian6171 on 16 April 2013, 12:21:10 PM
So how much would you chaps be looking at selling the thou shocks for and are they a simply swap over?
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Post by: Mick-H on 16 April 2013, 01:33:28 PM
So how much would you chaps be looking at selling the thou shocks for and are they a simply swap over?
Interesting question, not a clue as to what it's worth or if it would be a straight swap.
If I could get half of what Devilsyam sell's the R6 shock I'd be happy but that may be way over what they are worth, I honestly not a clue.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 20 April 2013, 06:13:33 PM
to b honest the resale of the stock units has plummeted since the mod as there is a lot of them now floating about

glad mick and nick glad your pleased

red one left in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 30 April 2013, 10:52:02 PM
Bump

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/941305_10151641595047853_545017317_n.jpg)
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Post by: snapper on 30 April 2013, 11:20:45 PM
OOPS now you didnt want to do that now did you !
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Exupnut on 01 May 2013, 05:29:08 AM
I didnt know u were a copper luke. Hope u can ride bikes better. Hehe
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Post by: devilsyam on 06 May 2013, 12:10:09 AM
me a copper lol not me just showing you a bump
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Post by: devilsyam on 12 May 2013, 10:04:52 AM
red and silver in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 14 May 2013, 07:21:56 PM
Neil your arrived today and will ship thursday i hope

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2qs8dbq.jpg)
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Post by: djhep6 on 28 May 2013, 10:20:48 AM
Hi Luke....
I'd like red shock please if you have in stock.
E-mail sent.
 
Cheers.
 
Dave.
 
 
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Post by: bobdog on 29 May 2013, 04:45:01 PM
im after one aswell not bothered about the colour. pm sent

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Post by: devilsyam on 29 May 2013, 05:03:54 PM
djhep6 sorted and payment recieved
bobdog no pm try devilsyam@gmail.com

Neil stewart sent by email

Hi Luke,took my bike out today with new shock on and forks set to your recommended setting - handling now great, precise and no more rebound hitting me up the arse. A big thanks for your help.Neil.
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Post by: bobdog on 29 May 2013, 10:58:48 PM
sent you an e.mail  :)
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Post by: devilsyam on 29 May 2013, 11:01:53 PM
replied
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Post by: devilsyam on 31 May 2013, 10:22:50 PM
please note im away from 5th to 12th june for the usa fazer rally at deals gap will sort email and pm's on return
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 15 June 2013, 07:32:04 PM
back now
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Post by: devilsyam on 04 July 2013, 09:18:19 PM
2 reds in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 12 July 2013, 08:23:06 PM
i have a silver just arrived
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Post by: djhep6 on 17 July 2013, 10:52:05 AM
Hi Luke.....
New shock received some time ago and now eventually fitted.
Had a blast out yesterday, and the improvement is very noticable, especially on long fast bumpy corners.
All in all well pleased.

Thanks and all the best.

Dave.
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Post by: devilsyam on 17 July 2013, 05:03:53 PM
cool dj  :D

Brooker81 yours gone parcel force, mick h as as your package
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Post by: brooker81 on 19 July 2013, 08:22:18 AM
thanks mate hopefully it will arrive today and i will fit it tonight,not that i can ride the bike with the header issues im having  :'(
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Post by: brooker81 on 22 July 2013, 09:48:18 AM
Luke,
Thanks mate turned up this morning. ;)
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Post by: Deswilson on 22 July 2013, 11:12:27 AM
Luke,  how much is the kit?

I upgraded from a fzs600 to a 54 plate thou in April this year.  I'm getting it invanised in September but feel the rear shock is a bit wallowy ,  especially for a larger 20st  chap. Might need a month or so to save up but really interested in the kit.
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Post by: brooker81 on 22 July 2013, 05:48:06 PM
All fitted cant test till after the 5th of aug tho  :'(

(http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff444/brooker81/image_zps37f843c6.jpg)
Thanks Luke
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Post by: devilsyam on 29 July 2013, 08:32:36 PM
all good more shocks going wenesday and now i have silver and black powder coated bones

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QcQca4dpfJY/Ufa_1nJbMfI/AAAAAAAAFvM/WZmhVKNSOCM/w1063-h797-no/2013-07-29)
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Post by: devilsyam on 30 July 2013, 06:26:46 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1093892_10151607820038800_1136185190_o.jpg)

shocks shipping tomorrow
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Post by: Loz on 30 July 2013, 06:56:58 PM
Lol,  You tease you....it's like seeing pics of your kids on a scan  :rollin  Exciting week  :lol  (yep I know I am very sad  :rolleyes )
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Deswilson on 30 July 2013, 09:36:47 PM
Ooo,  nice.  Which little baby is mine? Can't wait to get it fitted.
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Post by: devilsyam on 31 July 2013, 07:21:08 PM
ok after above shipped i have one yellow,2 red,and one silver
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Post by: devilsyam on 01 August 2013, 11:11:58 AM
Yellow now gone
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Post by: Deswilson on 07 August 2013, 09:33:46 AM
Luke,  got my shock yesterday and fitted it last night.  Only really taken the bike in to work this morning which is only 15 miles,  but what a difference.  Can't wait to get a proper run to test it fully,  but I'm well happy already.

Des
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Loz on 07 August 2013, 11:57:55 AM
Got mine too, but not fitted yet, hopefully tonight  :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Loz on 08 August 2013, 06:24:00 PM
All fitted, left original dog bones on in the end as the shorter ones left me on rip toes, dropped forks down a bit to compensate.


Seems to do what it says on the tin, more planted at the rear end, seems to hold a tighter line round the corners with no wallow stuff going on.  Will go out for longer at the weekend, but initially very impressed.


Thanks again Luke  :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Exupnut on 08 August 2013, 10:37:33 PM
Fartin away with nick crisp ( just got ur text)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 09 August 2013, 10:19:07 AM
Eer mis post perhaps or wtf you on about
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Post by: devilsyam on 16 August 2013, 12:22:35 AM
two reds one silver waiting for new owners
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Flyingdeuce on 17 August 2013, 05:43:25 PM
Here's a photo of my new addition to the family.
Time to get out my trusty spanners.
Thanks Luke, looking forward to testing it soon.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/18/hytanahe.jpg)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 25 August 2013, 09:54:09 PM
i have two red and two silver in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 02 September 2013, 08:10:25 PM
bump
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Post by: devilsyam on 11 September 2013, 08:22:50 PM
current stock and colours as of today

(https://sphotos-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1231280_10151694276293800_690501347_n.jpg)
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Post by: devilsyam on 25 September 2013, 08:49:51 PM
bump
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Post by: Vipera on 26 September 2013, 05:41:20 PM
Hi from Sweden.



I´m interrested in a shock and some dogbones.
Just to be fancy I think the yellow spring would be nice on my black FZS.
What will it add up to, in order to get it to Sweden?


All the best


Vipera



Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 26 September 2013, 06:18:30 PM
I'll find out let ya know
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Post by: devilsyam on 26 September 2013, 08:39:59 PM
you have pm
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 27 September 2013, 06:21:59 PM
Tex and vipera shocks sent today
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 02 October 2013, 07:06:43 PM
red and silver left now
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: shrekster on 03 October 2013, 09:51:11 AM
Hi, I've a couple of questions about this mod, , the R6 shock is a different length to the Fazer with different length dog bones to give the desired ride height. This effectively changes the spring rate so with this set up what is the spring rate in comparison to the Fazer spring? I'm about 17 stone so would i need a heavier spring in the R6 shock?
Thanks
Jim.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 03 October 2013, 01:20:12 PM
R6 shock has a higher spring out the box were as the fazer
Is too soft
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: tex on 06 October 2013, 04:38:50 PM
Tex and vipera shocks sent today

  Recieved with thanks luke,  :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Vipera on 07 October 2013, 03:15:16 PM
Tex and vipera shocks sent today


Hi Luke.
It arrived today. I got it from UPS on my way to work.
I could not resist to wait until I got home so I had to check it out.
This will be nice although the season is almost over here.
I will see if I have the time to get it fitted and tested before the season
is definitley over..
Thank you for your work.


Vipera
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Post by: devilsyam on 07 October 2013, 07:56:45 PM
cool glad arrived ok always a worry when shipping abroad
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: fazerblue on 12 October 2013, 07:54:52 PM
hi could you pm me with the price of your shock kit cheers
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Post by: devilsyam on 12 October 2013, 08:10:12 PM
done
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: bwizz on 15 October 2013, 09:02:56 AM
After 2 seasons mainly 2 up , mine has started to wallow at the previously ok settings . now at full rebound.  hope it last awhile longer yet as I can't afford another at the mo,
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 15 October 2013, 08:22:49 PM
Strange but send it back to me and ill overhall it £75 inc return postage
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Post by: devilsyam on 27 October 2013, 01:32:09 PM
FEEDBACK OFF FORUM BY EMAIL

Rory Munro
Oct 24 (3 days ago)(https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif)(https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif)(https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif)
to me (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif)
Hi Luke, received kit last Friday, fitted it and have done a few hundred miles now. Just what was needed......front and rear suspension now works together Instead of against each other......bike holds a line and is generally much better. Cheers mate, money very well spent. Rory.

Kenwick Yau
 
 Australia
Thanks Luke,
 
 got it 2 weeks ago.


Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 02 November 2013, 07:40:26 PM
two mint silver ones in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 12 November 2013, 07:22:44 PM
two silver and a red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: farmer giles on 13 November 2013, 11:04:16 PM
Hi,

Still finding me feet in here after just having got an FZ8.

This question has probably been asked a million times already (not trawling 16 pages to find out) but will the R6 shock fit the FZ8 without major modifications ?

I would ask in the FZ8 section but my question might get lost in amoungst the tumbleweeds..    :lol

thanks..
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: farmer giles on 14 November 2013, 12:04:39 AM
ok got bored and read the thread..

Gen 1 FZS 1000 only..
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 08 December 2013, 06:37:02 PM
captain haddock and camshaft (down under) your shocks are booked for collection monday  camshaft quickest there quoting is 1 week excluding any customs to go express shipping cost more than the darn kit
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Captain Haddock on 09 December 2013, 07:04:00 AM
Cheers Luke.  :)
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Post by: Camshaft on 09 December 2013, 08:00:38 AM
Great stuff!, thanks luke
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 10 December 2013, 07:24:17 PM
camshaft i redid your package so will come as ready to fit and already dialed in for your weight and aussie riding style lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Camshaft on 11 December 2013, 10:05:07 AM
my pilot powers are grinning in anticipation  :lol :rollin :rollin :rollin :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Captain Haddock on 11 December 2013, 02:54:50 PM
Got it, dog bones look great as does shock, was there meant to be spacers with it?
A job for xmas holidays now....  :)

Edit: Doh! Just spotted the spacers are stuck on the bush....
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Camshaft on 17 December 2013, 07:11:56 AM
Another success story with the R6 shock upgrade. Fitted mine today.
Its light years ahead of the std shock (mine with heavier spring fitted), and like someone else on this site mentioned the rebound was all or nothing, mine was all and crashing over bumps having to put up with it so she wouldn't wallow around and want to run wide.
Bumps are now properly absorbed and the steering is far better. The bike fells lighter to ride, drops into corners more willingly and much more confidence inspiring.
Sent Monday courier attempted del Friday to OZ but no one home cause didn't expect it that quickly so redirected to work.
I'm not the best at wheelies but tried a couple of small clutch ups in 1st and the bikes front wheel comes up much easier  :lol [size=78%] - and not coming up to quickly or not at all, like it was before.[/size]


Thanks for the kit Devilsyam, clear photo instructions included made it a straight forward job.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 17 December 2013, 07:21:15 AM
Bloody beck got there quicker than they quoted lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Captain Haddock on 17 December 2013, 05:36:03 PM
Quote
courier attempted del Friday to OZ but no one home
Bloody hell! How can the whole of OZ all be out at the same time??????

You've done better than me Camshaft, mine just sent across uk on same day and I'm still getting it in the ear to move it off the kitchen counter, sod fitting it, too cold out there and too pretty to get it dirty.  :lol

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 13 January 2014, 08:58:04 PM
red in stock ready for those doing winter upgrades
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Davieg47 on 15 January 2014, 08:13:00 PM
Another success story with the R6 shock upgrade. Fitted mine today.
Its light years ahead of the std shock (mine with heavier spring fitted), and like someone else on this site mentioned the rebound was all or nothing, mine was all and crashing over bumps having to put up with it so she wouldn't wallow around and want to run wide.
Bumps are now properly absorbed and the steering is far better. The bike fells lighter to ride, drops into corners more willingly and much more confidence inspiring.
Sent Monday courier attempted del Friday to OZ but no one home cause didn't expect it that quickly so redirected to work.
I'm not the best at wheelies but tried a couple of small clutch ups in 1st and the bikes front wheel comes up much easier  :lol [size=78%] - and not coming up to quickly or not at all, like it was before.[/size]


Thanks for the kit Devilsyam, clear photo instructions included made it a straight forward job.
  I second everything this man says about this mod,,he put it into words far better than i could,,cheers
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: bobdog on 21 January 2014, 07:44:06 AM
hello mate ive got myself a r6 shock, could you tell me what the hole centres are on the dogbones, thanks :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: bobdog on 21 January 2014, 04:43:52 PM
just looking through a few back posts im getting that the dogbones with the r6 shock at 130 centres is standard ride height, 126 centres should lift the height 25mm. can anyone confirm this?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 21 January 2014, 06:11:44 PM
Yep that I'll work pm'd ya
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: bobdog on 22 January 2014, 08:32:39 AM
thanks devilsyam :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 12 February 2014, 10:45:25 AM
well the race season has started and mint shock are coming in

example this one zero miles black spring pm for details

(https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1613811_10152015471503800_753002655_n.jpg)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 14 February 2014, 09:31:08 PM
ok this one sold but i have another 2 blacks and one red
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 18 February 2014, 05:37:28 PM
johndcristy your ships out city link tomorrow
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Jdchristie on 18 February 2014, 05:58:58 PM
Many thanks,looking forward to the expected improvement,old shock pretty knackerred  :) :)

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: stualdino on 19 February 2014, 10:20:14 PM
Price on a silver one luke please.  :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 20 February 2014, 06:45:09 PM
PM sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: lewiseyers on 22 February 2014, 04:59:14 AM
So for the gen2 2007 model fz1 what year r1 shock fits
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 22 February 2014, 05:24:15 AM
see here -- http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=124724 (http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=124724)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Jdchristie on 24 February 2014, 03:50:31 PM
Shock arrived today,well packed and looks good,polished bones so good 8) 8) Now worried about how I'm going to keep them shiny .wont be able to fit for while,have to work.many thanks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 24 February 2014, 06:17:46 PM
good glad arrived ok i have red and silver in stock now
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 28 February 2014, 10:30:19 AM
All shocks shipped new ones arrived 2 x sliver 0 miles
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 02 March 2014, 11:30:26 AM
david mater your shipping tomorrow davie g yokes sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: kylron on 02 March 2014, 04:18:55 PM
Got shock put on today,greased all the linkages and adjusted front suspension as you suggested.the black shock and dogbones look good on a black bike.
Also fitted new pipercross air filter but haven't had a chance to take it for a run yet,was snowing here last night and -2 this morning.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: gixersix on 03 March 2014, 03:01:35 AM
david mater your shipping tomorrow davie g yokes sent


Cheers, Luke, look forward to it :-)

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Davieg47 on 03 March 2014, 07:04:11 AM
david mater your shipping tomorrow davie g yokes sent


Cheers, Luke, look forward to it :-)


cheers luke :-)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 10 March 2014, 10:16:51 AM
Fitted a shock for Neil Sunday he was amazed how quick it was to fit
He sent me this via email
"Hi Luke just a quick line to say thanks again for your help today  the shock really as transformed the bike  very pleased top man  thanks neil"
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Captain Haddock on 11 March 2014, 06:54:42 PM
Fitted a shock for Neil Sunday he was amazed how quick it was to fit
Not for me, mine is still sitting on the kitchen counter earning me minus brownie points from the mrs.  :o
Note to self: Get round to fitting that shock you lazy foccer!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 12 March 2014, 10:28:22 AM
Red and silver in stock 0 miles
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Captain Haddock on 12 March 2014, 07:23:03 PM
Finally ran out of excuses and fitted mine, only took an hour including cleaning up the linkage and re-greasing the bushes, ride height is spot on with the new shiny (very shiny!) dog bones, just need a run out now.
Cheers Luke, fitted spot on.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: stu1318 on 13 March 2014, 10:08:13 AM
hi there how much please
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 13 March 2014, 10:14:40 AM
You have pm stu
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 15 March 2014, 08:07:35 PM
black also in stock zero miles
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: kylron on 31 March 2014, 08:16:33 PM
Got out for a run today,first time since fitting one of your shocks what a difference feels like a different bike well happy with it.didn't go too mad as I just fitted new brake lines and pads but it definitely handles better.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 02 April 2014, 08:07:50 PM
good new bud

black and red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: stualdino on 06 April 2014, 08:32:08 PM
What colour you got in stock luke.

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 07 April 2014, 06:25:07 PM
stewart and leszek yours shipping tomorrow mr bowen your shipps wensday as ran out boxes lol Thursday 8 coming I only know colour on 2 of them silver and red won't know till Thursday on others
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 10 April 2014, 09:17:58 PM
whole bunch turned up today a in the rare yellow one silver and one red not in picture

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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 12 April 2014, 09:01:57 AM
23,500 views epic, over 400 posts, awesume[/font][/size]
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: dickturpin on 12 April 2014, 10:35:45 AM
and how many improved fazers out there luke?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 12 April 2014, 11:41:52 AM
Just a few I think lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: cbx63 on 13 April 2014, 08:15:07 PM
Took mine out today for the first time today after fitting the shock. FUCK ME what a difference was two up me and our lass are no light weights but the bike felt like we'd lost a few stone compared to stock.

If your dithering about wondering if you should or shouldn't do this mod just do it , you wont regret it.

Thanks Luke , oh and I notice now you get a shit load of sexy yellow ones in ....  :'(
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: trpFZS1 on 14 April 2014, 07:23:30 PM
Hi Luke, please can you advise the price and if I would need
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: trpFZS1 on 14 April 2014, 07:26:07 PM
Sorry, try again! Hi Luke, please can you advise the price and if I would need to buy anything in addition to the shock or is everything included? Thanks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 14 April 2014, 08:45:32 PM
You have pm
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 17 April 2014, 10:23:28 AM
2 yellows left one red one silver
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 26 April 2014, 11:25:25 AM
Red and 2 silver
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: madmondeoman on 26 April 2014, 10:28:51 PM
Will this fit a generation 2?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 27 April 2014, 12:42:06 AM
Sorry no
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 28 April 2014, 10:25:06 PM
two red two silver all minters

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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 May 2014, 07:15:04 PM
Black spring version also in stock now
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: RJJ on 15 May 2014, 09:01:44 AM
Just to say a BIG thank you to Luke.
Can't believe how much difference this make to the ride of the bike.
Now much more confident in the wet.

I did a straight bank transfer to say a few pounds, which I was a bit worried about but needn't have.

His communications were excellent .

The top space washers had come unglued in the post, so a little of fiddling required to fit, and the paint needed to be cleaned from inside the holes on the dog bones, other than that a straight foward bolt on mod.

Should those nuts be loctited?

Many thanks

One Happy customer

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Exupnut on 15 May 2014, 11:51:15 AM
Always loctite ya nuts mate... U never know when the mrs will get angry
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 25 May 2014, 08:42:52 AM
sometimes the powder coat is a little thicker so will require bit filing i have amended to instructions now to cover this

black and silver in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 02 June 2014, 12:17:23 PM
Two more arrived today Kevin and mike your shipped today
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 17 June 2014, 01:14:13 PM
Barrie your shipped

And bump
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: fazerboy1969 on 17 June 2014, 08:31:01 PM
Go on then send me pm for the shock upgrade..but will it make a big difference as mine is an 05 plate with only 7300 miles on the clock..also any advice on front end set up dynamics  and wether a  front end upgrade is worthwhile too..ie usds...cheers
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 25 June 2014, 09:33:27 PM
done -- nice black one in zero miles
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: logun on 26 June 2014, 05:11:59 PM
Can you pm me a price please.




Cheers Logun
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Ravenscar on 27 June 2014, 09:54:23 PM
I need a new shock and am wondering about getting an R6 shock fitted. Do you know the year that the correct one was produced? Is there a unique part number or something? I'd like to source one here in the UK using part finder or eBay. I've got a 2003 FZS 1000.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 27 June 2014, 10:21:56 PM
http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,936.0.html (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,936.0.html)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Ravenscar on 27 June 2014, 10:27:40 PM
Thanks Luke, already seen your sticky. I find it difficult to tell if it's the right one from most of the sellers' pics. I'll keep searching.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 09 July 2014, 10:18:12 PM
Black and red now in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: boorat on 10 July 2014, 09:43:09 AM
Thanks for the dogbone kit luke fitted last night and used the settings supplied and WOW its transformed the bike... definetly worth the upgrade for anyone thinking about it.. thanks again
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 17 July 2014, 07:50:42 PM
Hi Luke, please can you advise the price and if I would need to buy anything in addition to the shock or is everything included? Thanks

Likewise Luke  :)   :thumbup

Anything I need to tell the fella who'll be fitting it for me?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 18 July 2014, 01:43:00 PM
Sry for late reply as in turkey and wifi limited borat all included instructions and easy to fit nick if ya pop over ill fit it take 20 mins
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Peasy on 18 July 2014, 08:52:37 PM
Please could you PM me price details etc etc.

Id be looking for Red  :)

Cheers
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 19 July 2014, 03:54:23 AM
Done
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 24 July 2014, 09:08:00 PM
Black sold red left more coming 1st week Aug don't know colours as yet
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Pots on 28 July 2014, 09:29:50 PM
Can you send price details thanx
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: MEM62 on 29 July 2014, 05:04:29 PM
Luke,
Could you pm me details as well please.
Many thanks,
MM
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 30 July 2014, 09:37:06 AM
pms sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 30 July 2014, 04:31:58 PM
(http://i61.tinypic.com/esvodc.jpg)

red one ready to shipp 4 more mid next week
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Peasy on 30 July 2014, 10:00:54 PM
Yes please mate, PM on its way.....
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 31 July 2014, 11:42:14 AM
sent today peasy
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Peasy on 31 July 2014, 09:39:42 PM
sent today peasy

 :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 01 August 2014, 12:38:25 PM
2 X BLACK 1 X YELLOW be quick yellows go quick
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Mongrel on 01 August 2014, 07:09:46 PM
Kit price please.  8)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 04 August 2014, 11:05:33 PM
pm sent, yellow and one black sold

1 black in stock at the mo
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 07 August 2014, 03:00:01 PM
5 more black arrived never seen the road black is 2011 onwards
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Pots on 09 August 2014, 10:08:04 PM
Received my Shock and fitted today ! Been on a short ride today and the bike feels a lot firmer , in fact its made the front feel a little sloppy now so a few adjustments to do ! pleased with the results so far .

 Thanks Luke for a fast turn around
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: woodwizzard on 10 August 2014, 07:53:01 AM
Can I have a price please :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 10 August 2014, 01:46:39 PM
You have pm
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 11 August 2014, 07:12:09 PM
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2bb9rd.jpg)

4 brand new never seen road
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 18 August 2014, 05:46:05 PM
3 black as above and a yellow now in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: greenman on 01 September 2014, 12:18:00 AM
Hi, I'm looking at doing this mod as mine is at 50000 miles now and getting right baggy, if one is up for sale PM me please
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 01 September 2014, 06:24:23 AM
Pm sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 02 September 2014, 09:59:42 PM
brand new yellow one now in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 02 September 2014, 10:16:01 PM
brand new yellow one now in stock

Bloody typical!  :rolleyes

 :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: Zx9 dave on 07 September 2014, 11:58:27 PM
Can you please send me price and availability for R6 shock mod.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod
Post by: devilsyam on 08 September 2014, 03:48:39 AM
Pm sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 09 September 2014, 07:11:58 PM
i have amended the main title as getting to many inquires on 600 fazers please speak to kebab forum member as he is currently doing kits for the 600 i believe
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 10 September 2014, 11:50:14 PM
Zx9 yours went today parcel force 48
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 30 September 2014, 06:24:52 PM
nice new yellow one in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: JKay on 02 October 2014, 03:16:25 PM
nice new yellow one in stock
stock
Not any more pm sent  :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 05 October 2014, 07:56:58 PM
2 X RED 1 X SILVER EN ROUTE
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: JKay on 08 October 2014, 01:07:41 PM
Yellow shock arrived this morning as promised  , feedback to follow as soon as its fitted.Overall brilliant service


as usual from "Devilsyam" :evil [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 09 October 2014, 05:47:58 PM
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2q37v2e.jpg)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: JKay on 11 October 2014, 09:56:38 AM
R6 Shock all fitted as per the simply instructions and the difference on a brief ride this morning are amazing


the whole bike feels new and a very different ride from stock , the bike feels like its better connected to the road 


no sagging at the rear and the bike turns in to a corner a lot better and inspires confidence whilst holding a line


All in all a bargain and a must do mod for the gen 1 fazer 1000  :D [size=78%]  [/size]



Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: clanadam on 14 October 2014, 12:49:08 PM
Hi Luke,


Looking at the positive reviews on this mod I have to say I'm tempted. Will it affect the height of the bike at all? If anything I could do with raising the seat a little to help lessen the bend on my knackered left leg. If it was raised (I'm guessing longer dog bones?) would that affect the side stand significantly i.e. make it not lean over far enough to be stable on the stand?


Thanks,

Kenny
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 14 October 2014, 12:57:42 PM
As there is no sag as with the old shock the r6 unit is firmer ride height is the same
Jacking up does give side stand issues
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: clanadam on 14 October 2014, 08:49:17 PM
OK thanks Luke - quanta costa?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 15 October 2014, 08:50:25 PM
pm sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 22 October 2014, 07:29:10 AM
I now have black rare yellow red and silver in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: clanadam on 22 October 2014, 07:35:00 PM
Oh go on then you talked me into it - can I bag a yellow one please Luke  :D


I'll PM you.


Cheers,


Kenny
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 22 October 2014, 08:00:27 PM
Yellow sold
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: CraigL on 26 October 2014, 09:18:11 PM
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Luke  :)


Fitted the shock last week but only had chance to take bike for test ride this morning. Can't believe the difference, took one of my more favoured streches of road and the bike felt much more composed, firmer and reassuring which gave me more confidence in the bike.


Cheers Luke,


Craig
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: clanadam on 28 October 2014, 09:08:35 PM
Guess what shiny yellow thing arrived today  :b


Looking forward to fitting it at the weekend (no time before then sadly!).


Thanks Luke - looks the business!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: ricknz on 28 October 2014, 10:36:02 PM
Any more available?!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 28 October 2014, 10:49:45 PM
rick you have pm
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: nivek24 on 05 November 2014, 06:39:00 PM
i have an 02 fazer 1000 that needs something doing with that rear damper, is the r6 rear damper a simple straight swop, what would i need to fit one of these please.


thanks
 kev
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 05 November 2014, 07:21:23 PM
Simple to fit comes all modded ready to fit and set up for your weight and ride style
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: nivek24 on 05 November 2014, 07:43:58 PM
Hello,
so how do i go about getting one of these kits, do i pm you with my details etc.
kev
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 05 November 2014, 08:22:38 PM
Pm sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 12 November 2014, 05:22:05 PM
Black and silver in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: nivek24 on 21 November 2014, 05:36:23 PM
Does this conversion alter the height of the rear wheel from the ground when its put on the centre stand.
At this moment i have a std set up and is very easy to put on the stand and rear wheel is about 1" off the ground.
Just asking as talking to a couple of mates with fazers thought it may be harder to put on the stand, no big problem just asking.

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 25 November 2014, 12:05:08 PM
Retains stock ride height so no change as explained in pm if you lower it then yes bit more effort required to get it up
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 11 December 2014, 08:18:27 PM
NEW STOCK ARRIVED PLUS 2 X RED IN STOCK

as i have said before i have no idear on colour untill they turn up and yep theres a rare yellow in there

(http://i58.tinypic.com/24bmd52.jpg)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: stupidamerican on 15 December 2014, 09:05:10 PM
I'm interested - sent you a PM Devilsyam.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 15 December 2014, 11:45:51 PM
Replied
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: fazed out on 17 December 2014, 07:56:29 PM
pm sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 17 December 2014, 10:10:43 PM
replied
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 18 December 2014, 11:19:13 PM
Yellow silver gone blank and red left
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Rexr on 30 December 2014, 05:41:06 PM
Hi Luke I have one of ur R6 shock kits on my fazer, it was there when I bought the bike last yr and a great bit of kit it is as well, one question what yr R6 are the shocks off, as I'm wanting to change the spring to a hyperpro progressive spring any info would be great.... :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: JoeRock on 31 December 2014, 10:54:55 AM
Hi Luke I have one of ur R6 shock kits on my fazer, it was there when I bought the bike last yr and a great bit of kit it is as well, one question what yr R6 are the shocks off, as I'm wanting to change the spring to a hyperpro progressive spring any info would be great.... :)


I wouldn't be doing that personally mate - progressive springs make it very hard to get sag, and don't help sporty handling!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 03 January 2015, 04:21:23 PM
In all the units I've done never had anyone want to change the spring as pointed out not the best move old adage if ain't broke don't fix it lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Rexr on 03 January 2015, 08:13:36 PM
In all the units I've done never had anyone want to change the spring as pointed out not the best move old adage if ain't broke don't fix it lol

Was just curious that and the road up here on the west coast of Scotland ain't getting any smoother (either that or I'm just getting older... :lol) I still want the pin sharp handling but would like a little bit of comfort (I know it normally one or the other) but thought I'd ask.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 03 January 2015, 09:45:43 PM
As you inherited the shock email me you weight and ride style and I'll give you some settings -- devilsyam@gmail.com
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: JoeRock on 05 January 2015, 08:48:10 PM
In all the units I've done never had anyone want to change the spring as pointed out not the best move old adage if ain't broke don't fix it lol

Was just curious that and the road up here on the west coast of Scotland ain't getting any smoother (either that or I'm just getting older... :lol ) I still want the pin sharp handling but would like a little bit of comfort (I know it normally one or the other) but thought I'd ask.


Best bet mate is to get a linear spring matched to your weight - if the R6 one isn't already close enough!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 06 January 2015, 10:23:36 AM
Well made the offer
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 09 January 2015, 08:37:23 PM
Now emailed new settings

I have red and black in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 24 January 2015, 09:56:53 AM
after getting a cracking deal from double m racing i have 5 mint black shocks

these i got alot cheaper than normal so ill pass it on

those who emailed asked but as yet not done anything im knocking £50 off

on these 5 units only when gone there gone
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 26 January 2015, 08:22:08 PM
3 left on this deal
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Speedtrip on 27 January 2015, 04:10:47 PM
Hello Luke


Sent you a pm mate


Cheers.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 27 January 2015, 08:23:17 PM
replied

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 27 January 2015, 10:19:21 PM
2 left on deal price
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Speedtrip on 28 January 2015, 11:21:47 AM
Morning Luke.
Payment and pm sent mate.
Cheers.
Brian.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 05 February 2015, 08:12:07 PM
All gone and many thxs there are no more at the special price sorry if you missed out

i have 2 red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 03 March 2015, 01:04:39 PM
Got this cracking reply this morning from James via email

Mate!
 
This is so cool.
 
I didn’t want to reply before I had a chance to really try it out. I am amazed at how much I had changed my style to accommodate the failing rear end of my bike.
 
Having fitted your shock, excellent instructions by the way, and ridden it for a few months I can honestly say that it has transformed my bike and my riding. I have been able to almost remove the ‘unridden’ rings on my rear tyre in spite of the wet cold weather. I have loads of confidence in the front end now that the back end is solid. You have set the shock up perfectly.
 
I appreciate you taking the time to chat with me about it and I apologise for being sceptical. Sometimes things ain’t too good to be true; they just are (true).
 
Thank you Luke. Keep up the good work. If you need any one to vouch for you call me!
 
Best regards
James
 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: MrGimly on 03 March 2015, 06:16:37 PM
Just sent a pm devilsyam.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 03 March 2015, 07:25:38 PM
replied
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: MrGimly on 07 March 2015, 12:59:44 PM
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm300/Rowdygimly/dogbones.jpg) (http://s299.photobucket.com/user/Rowdygimly/media/dogbones.jpg.html)

New bits have arrived thanks devilsyam all I need now is the shock to arrive  :\


 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: MrGimly on 19 March 2015, 10:01:03 PM
Can someone tell me if this the right shock first one was completely wrong  :'(
First one I got for free and second was £55 quid so I hope this is the right one  :rolleyes

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm300/Rowdygimly/IMAG0023.jpg) (http://s299.photobucket.com/user/Rowdygimly/media/IMAG0023.jpg.html)



Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 20 March 2015, 10:28:06 AM
Yep right one so many get it wrong your not the fort and defo not the last
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 24 March 2015, 07:24:34 PM
Got a rare yellow spring just arrived
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Andrew on 27 March 2015, 06:53:57 AM
Kinda price you after devilsyam?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 27 March 2015, 07:48:19 PM
Pm sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: MrGimly on 27 March 2015, 11:07:57 PM
Out with the old and in with the new  :)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm300/Rowdygimly/IMAG0028.jpg) (http://s299.photobucket.com/user/Rowdygimly/media/IMAG0028.jpg.html)

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm300/Rowdygimly/IMAG0030.jpg) (http://s299.photobucket.com/user/Rowdygimly/media/IMAG0030.jpg.html)

Was,nt as easy to fit as I thought,but the torque settings seemed very low but I stuck to them.
Ok i,ve taken the bike for a good 30 mile spin and I thought the standard shock was ok a bit bouncy but now the R6 conversion it,s sooo much better handles bumps better and has less squat under accerelation and reminds me I need new tyres a big thanks to Devilsyam for the doglegs and the gumption to make a non standard shock fit !! :lol

P.s Anyone got a front end setup guide now I have a big ass end !
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 28 March 2015, 08:26:46 PM
I normally say return front to factory settings and lower the forks through the yokes 10mm
You need a start point as most fck about with the front in the vain attempt to compensate for poor rear
A good percentage of the folks I've delta with over the year are happy with this arrangement
You can take the front further by uprating the fork oil weight or taking it to k tech etc
Just my 2 pennies worth
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: bluefaze on 23 April 2015, 07:52:02 PM
sent you a pm Luke, cheers
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 04 May 2015, 07:05:14 AM
Replied and 2 red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: davey boy on 04 May 2015, 08:22:14 AM
Looks like a good mod how much devilsyam
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 04 May 2015, 11:42:13 AM
Sry bud this mod for gen 1
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 06 May 2015, 01:17:44 PM
Nice bit of feedback via email from craig
Hi Luke.
Wow, what a difference. Iv had the (sweet yellow) shock fitted for a couple of days now. It feels like a nippy little 600 now rather than the lumbering barge it was before.
More confidence in low speed manoeuvres, fast flowing corners and everything else. Very happy customer.
Oh and idiot proof concise instructions too. Nice one
Fully restored my faith in my abilities, which I was starting to lose
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 06 June 2015, 07:33:07 AM
Rare yellow and red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 06 June 2015, 04:40:53 PM
Yellow sold
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 08 June 2015, 10:26:21 AM
Shocks shipping out Wens for those waiting slight delay because stupid shift patterns
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 08 June 2015, 01:04:14 PM
Another happy customer


Steven Woodhead 
to me 
12:34 pm View detailsHi Luke,

Shocker fitted and it has made a huge difference! Think my license is at risk right now… It corners so much better and goes where you aim it!

Thanks buddy!

Steve.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: b1k3rdude on 08 June 2015, 01:23:14 PM
Did a search on the forum, l then google and I think I have found the info I need but wanted to confirm.

The stock dogbones are 140mm..?
The shorter custom dogbones from Luke are 135mm..?

Im asking because 'I think' when I put the R6 shock on ages ago, I must have put the stock bones by mistake. But this was almost a year ago and what prompted/reminded me is that the bike is running a wide'ish in corners (if I dont lean off the bike) and the front is getting light under heavy acceleration all the way upto 4th after a rolling start.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: ste131 on 08 June 2015, 07:18:55 PM
I cannot believe the difference it has made Luke. I was all for the front being the problem, but all the choppiness has just about gone. Think carbs could do with a balance which should sort the slight too and throw I feel. But ladies and gentleman it is worth every penny to the point where I was going to sell it but now Im keeping it.  :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: b1k3rdude on 10 June 2015, 10:05:16 AM
Did a search on the forum, l then google and I think I have found the info I need but wanted to confirm.

The stock dogbones are 140mm..?
The shorter custom dogbones from Luke are 135mm..?

Im asking because 'I think' when I put the R6 shock on ages ago, I must have put the stock bones by mistake. But this was almost a year ago and what prompted/reminded me is that the bike is running a wide'ish in corners (if I dont lean off the bike) and the front is getting light under heavy acceleration all the way upto 4th after a rolling start.
Anyone..?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 10 June 2015, 05:50:02 PM
bone sizes are wrong you will be low at the rear
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: b1k3rdude on 10 June 2015, 06:10:02 PM
bone sizes are wrong you will be low at the rear
Ok good, not going paranoid then. How long are the bones that would have come with the shock..? hopefully they are sitting in my spares box.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 10 June 2015, 06:34:12 PM
Shorter than bothers those
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: b1k3rdude on 10 June 2015, 08:33:29 PM
Well had a look for the 'other' dogbone and they are no where to be seen, so you have a PM.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: b1k3rdude on 11 June 2015, 07:30:29 AM
Shorter than bothers those
Whats the actuall measurement between the holes btw..?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 11 June 2015, 12:05:10 PM
Pmd you price etc
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 11 June 2015, 12:06:21 PM
Another yellow coming in stock tomorrow
First come etc as yellow getting more scarce
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: b1k3rdude on 11 June 2015, 04:20:20 PM
Pmd you price etc
Grand, replied. Can you confirm the distance between the holes..?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 11 June 2015, 08:48:21 PM
Yellow one arriving tomorrow also now sold
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: b1k3rdude on 11 June 2015, 11:33:52 PM
Shorter than bothers those
Whats the actuall measurement between the holes btw..?
Any chance of getting an answer to the above question?

Or can someone who has a set give the measurement, ta.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: fatbloke62 on 13 June 2015, 04:40:19 PM
shock arrived today ,I'll get it fitted as soon as I've got some spare time from work

Cheers :thumbup
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: RobG UK on 13 June 2015, 05:59:03 PM
Shock is on, all I need is the weather to test it out.


BTW is it set up already?  cos I would hate to start buggering with the settings if they are already about right :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 14 June 2015, 09:48:58 PM
all prepped for ya
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: b1k3rdude on 17 June 2015, 06:54:27 PM
Shorter than bothers those
Whats the actuall measurement between the holes btw..?
Devilsyam kindy sent me a set of Dogbones.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 17 June 2015, 07:42:51 PM
2 red arriving friday
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 18 June 2015, 06:55:50 PM
Please note I'm touring usa 15th July for 2-1/2 weeks
So please factor this in if your thinking of upgrading
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: RobG UK on 19 June 2015, 04:26:58 PM
Took the bike out.  Rear end stayed firmly planted even on some seriously gnarly roads.  Good result. 

Pity I blew a fork seal, but that's what warranty is for lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 21 June 2015, 08:18:31 PM
Good news rob 2x red 1x black in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 21 June 2015, 09:36:25 PM
Esetest messaged

Thanks Luke , bike was great , i didn't realise how bad it was before , cornering is much easeier . Cheers paul
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Jazoli on 21 June 2015, 10:18:09 PM
Can you pm me a price for one please as I'll soon be venturing back into Fazer ownership and might well need an upgrade for the rear shock :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 22 June 2015, 10:23:50 AM
Pm sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 22 June 2015, 09:16:29 PM
Reply from fatbloke62


FZS 1000 Gen1  

R6 Shock« Sent to: devilsyam on: Today at 04:30:05 PM »


Luke , I managed to get out on the old  cyckle over the weekend  the difference is chalk and cheese it no longer bucks and wallows around on fast sweeping bends which in turn has boosted my confidence no end , the standard one must have been really focced  ,Thanks for the advise over the phone and wish I had took the plunge to buy one earlier 

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: mark g on 23 June 2015, 06:58:04 PM
Hi Luke, looking at ordering one off you at the end of this month, whats the deal with the different coloured springs? is it just looks? :D
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 23 June 2015, 07:04:25 PM
Looks only
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 02 July 2015, 08:44:54 PM
One red one left none after this one till August as on holiday
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 07 July 2015, 09:11:16 PM
bump
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Too Tall on 08 July 2015, 08:25:42 PM
Hi Luke

Can you PM me with a price please?

Will be coming back to Fazer Thou ownership soon and remember well how bad the standard rear shock was.

Cheers

Mark
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 09 July 2015, 07:29:45 AM
Done
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 04 August 2015, 07:15:16 AM
2 x red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 17 August 2015, 08:52:32 AM
2x silver 1x yellow
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 18 August 2015, 05:49:29 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9tM0eFpJYkw/VdNhthWsXWI/AAAAAAAAP7M/9lY5yNzmKd0/w367-h652-no/2015%2B-%2B1)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: fireblake on 19 August 2015, 01:58:06 PM
Hi ther, does anyone know of a good setting for the rear shock for some 2 up riding. I'm off to Silverstone at the end of the month with a buddy. Probably a total weight of 28 stone all in.


Thanks in advance,  Mickey
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 19 August 2015, 09:35:02 PM
I'm only on the end of a pm I don't bite
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 27 September 2015, 10:13:09 PM
red/silver/yellow in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: teecee90 on 06 October 2015, 08:13:39 PM
Hi

I'd like to fit the R6 shock but also need to reduce the ride height a bit because Im a short arsed git. Is it possible to fit the R6 shock using some of those lowering dog bones off eBay?

Cheers
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 07 October 2015, 09:42:01 PM
They won't work as shock is shorter that stock unit I can do 25mm lower pm me for details
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: teecee90 on 10 October 2015, 05:15:06 AM
PM sent
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 11 October 2015, 01:10:24 AM
Nowt recieved try devilsyam@gmail.com
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 30 October 2015, 12:13:28 AM
Black and silver in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 15 November 2015, 08:40:02 PM
2x black 1 x silver in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 12 December 2015, 07:08:26 PM
One black one silver in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 31 December 2015, 10:52:29 AM
Silver in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 22 January 2016, 07:22:45 PM
Red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 01 February 2016, 08:34:41 PM
2 x black in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 06 February 2016, 09:51:00 AM
red in stock

some more feedback

Robin Doig R6 on mine from devilsyam transformed the bike
Now have r1 front end Upgraded

Steve Gixer Devilsyam all the way.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 11 February 2016, 08:29:32 PM
Another stunning feedback

Hi Luke fitted the shock upgrade today took bike out for a quick run feels like a different machine, weaves and dodges manhole covers with ease and total stability, comes out of corners with great accuracy, a lot more planted, not tried it 2 up yet but should handle great, I can't thank you enough for the great service and that wonderful idiots guide, luckily I won't have to have my spanners taken off me,
Thanks again
Keith
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: CraigL on 16 February 2016, 09:26:08 PM
I bought and fitted one of the r6 shock mod kits off Luke last year and I'm still amazed at the difference it made to the fazer. I do have a couple of questions for Luke.

Do you do stainless steel dogbones for the kit, as I'd like to change from the powder coated black ones. If so how much would they be?
And I'm looking at buying one of the R&G Shocktube protectors to keep the shock nice and clean, roughly what year r6 do the shocks come from? Am I right in thinking around 2006?

Craig
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: mickvp on 16 February 2016, 09:29:33 PM
People need to stop posting good bloody feedback about these until I have enough money to get one :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 22 February 2016, 09:18:05 PM
Gerry Watson posted to foc-u facebook

Ok guys
I had the R6 shock from devilsyam(Luke Gibson) sitting on my shelf for a few months just never had time to fit ,lazy I know as it comes with foolproof fitting instructions !
I had it fitted today while the bike was in getting other bits n bobs done
Ok took my normal ride route home from central London to Essex
OMG I have a new bike
1st , first  chance of really testing it out is over Londons speed bumps ,it totally eliminates the bounce
2nd real test on quite a long gets tighter in the bend right hander ,normally with the stock shock I have to shut down a bit or risk running wide ! Not with the new shock I could actually wind the throttle in and could shift position in the bend
3rd is a bump on the A12 that I slow down for with the standard shock as the bike would normally bounce a bit and as its on a bend could get a bit uneven
R6 shock immediately corrected the bike
4th no more squat when you power in
5th bikes front end feels far more responsive (I have Hagon springs fitted)
6th I felt far more part of the bike and connected to the road
All done on patchy wet roads
Can't wait for the dry weather to really put the bike through its paces
IT IS A MUST FOR THE FZS 1000 
Take a bow Mr. Gibson awesome mod thank you
I have a new bike
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 22 February 2016, 09:20:45 PM
Craig I used to do stainless bones but the cost became stupid so dropped them in favour of powder coated ones
2008 on for shock tube

I have red in stock brand new 0 miles
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: CraigL on 25 February 2016, 08:32:23 PM
Cheers Luke,
Ive had a quick measure up of the powder coated dogbones whilst fitted to the bike and does 130mm centres sound about right?


Craig
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 26 February 2016, 08:34:47 PM
yep that will do
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 01 March 2016, 12:54:33 PM
Rare yellow in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 01 March 2016, 06:55:17 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/28kmt75.jpg)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 12 March 2016, 04:24:23 PM
Keith Johnson (https://www.facebook.com/keith.johnson.9047?fref=nf)‎ to Fazer Owners Club Unoffical - FOC-U (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2461031592/?fref=nf)2 mins · Kilburn (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kilburn-Derby-United-Kingdom/106511886048327) · Well Luke devilsyam you sir need a medal!! I wouldn't of believed your conversion would make such a massive difference. My gen 1 1000 feels like a totally different bike it's awesome. Increased the corner confidence too amazing! Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 15 March 2016, 09:10:46 AM
2 x red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Scottyboy on 15 March 2016, 04:38:17 PM
Ordered my Shock today - can't wait for it to arrive. Heard extremely good things about it.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: windscreenman on 15 March 2016, 10:14:29 PM
Finally got around to fitting mine at the weekend thanks to Luke's bone kit been sat in the garage for weeks well what to say absolutely f in fantastic absolute must for gen 1
Transforms the bike into a proper handling machine 
Can't speak highly enough of Luke worked a treat with the settings he sent with it
STOP THINKING ABOUT IT !!!!!!!! :lol
You will not regret doing this upgrade


Luke you are the man
Thanks again  :D
Title: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: mickvp on 16 March 2016, 05:47:11 PM
Fit mine tonight and went a wee 70 mile jaunt to see how it feels. Instant improvement!

Fitting was a doddle (once I had removed some excess powdercoat from the holes in the dog bones to fit the bolts in nicer).

Even just sitting on the bike whilst it's stationary is night and day. Wish I had bought this two years ago :wall
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: nickodemon on 16 March 2016, 10:05:26 PM
It's a fantastic mod for good money. All you need now is an r1 front end mod to make it outstanding :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 17 March 2016, 01:15:14 PM
2 more red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Scottyboy on 17 March 2016, 03:12:31 PM
How much does the R1 front end mod cost roughly?
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 21 March 2016, 06:10:24 PM
90% enquirys i get all ask about the condition of the shocks

i try to always post up pics to show condition so please go back through the threads to be assured i only use the cleanest best i can get shocks

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10455350_997911546963455_1139981019907201467_n.jpg?oh=684777cfbb070b03abfcc8e03fb260b4&oe=577F1092)

2 in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Scottyboy on 26 March 2016, 01:31:48 PM
Mental upgrade - takes less than an hour and you then realize it's the best £££ you will spend for this bike, including Full Monty. Planted, grounded, confidence in cornering/turning and even shifting your weight a slight bit, the bike just feels 100x better. Going from 0-100 is quicker, or so it feels, the back end doesn't sag. Nice one Luke.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 14 April 2016, 01:05:51 PM
Derek skinner via email
Hi Luke just like to let you know I fit the shocker today and after a test ride the best way I can describe the transformation is that you brought my 12 year old fazer bang up to date and all the feedback you get is spot on. I've put my front back to standard like you said
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 16 April 2016, 10:11:24 AM
1x silver 2x red just arrived
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 16 April 2016, 10:14:51 AM


Fazerjon
I did the R6 shock mod yesterday
« on: 15 April 2016, 07:50:00 AM »
Quote
Thanks to Luke for his advice and supplying the shock and dog bones. Fitted the shock yesterday, took about half an hour, when I told the wife what I was going to do she thought I'd be in the garage for hours! I set the front forks to standard settings then dropped the yokes down 10mm as per Luke's recommend settings. Well that has definitely changed the way the bike handles, noticeable straight away from accelerating, there's no sag or squatting so it feels great coming out of corners. I may just need a small tweak on the rear compression damping as I did get a bit of bounce as I was accelerating hard down a fairly uneven country lane, but other than that the bike is where I want it to be. A mod well worth doing, you can really get hold of the bike and throw it around much more easily than before, it feels lighter and more nimble in my opinion. Ivan's kit being fitted by Mike at the end of the month, what more could you want from a bike? :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: robbo on 16 April 2016, 11:19:24 AM
Is it possible to use a 25mm jack up kit once the R6 shock is fitted, or do you have to return to stock height if taking the R6 option.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: red98 on 16 April 2016, 12:23:08 PM
Devilsyam will know for sure, if I remember correctly the standard dogbones with R6 shock will raise the standard seat height by approx 25mm.....that was too high for me so I purchased dogbones from devilsyam to put it back to standard height with the R6 shock fitted....
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 16 April 2016, 12:57:35 PM
My bones return to stock ride height OE bones with r6 shock lower the rear 15mm
I don't recommend jack up with r6 as this just takes it out of the "best performance " but bare in mind most will back me up that the bum feel is taller as it does not sag like an old sofa as with stock shock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: robbo on 16 April 2016, 02:38:36 PM
Thanks for your replies lads. My concern was that as I want to use a hugger with an after market undertray, which the makers can't assure me that they can be used together, I'm currently running with a 25mm lift, to improve the handling on the cheap, but also to ensure the two plastic items don't come in contact with each other. Thanks again, all food for thought.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 16 April 2016, 03:49:37 PM
In my experience which is pretty extensive I've not come across those to its meeting unless the rear has been lowered or shock is truly buggered
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: red98 on 16 April 2016, 03:52:54 PM
Devilsyam will know for sure, if I remember correctly the standard dogbones with R6 shock will raise the standard seat height by approx 25mm.....that was too high for me so I purchased dogbones from devilsyam to put it back to standard height with the R6 shock fitted....


 


ooooops....got that the wrong way round  :o........lesson learnt, if you want to know anything about the "R6 shock conversion".....ask  DEVILSYAM    :thumbup
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 03 May 2016, 01:09:00 PM
Hi Luke
Thanks  for the shock fitted it Friday .
The bike now feels much better it actually lifts the front on acceleration now rather than squats and squirms like it used to and feels a lot more planted on the road.
Thanks very much all the best John
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 04 May 2016, 08:37:05 AM
Tony higgs in Spain emailed
Well it's a revelation , eventually got out for a decent run. Feels like a new bike, tracks so much better ,is more nimble and seems lighter. Why didn't Yamaha make it like that in the first place? The mirror covers look good as well, much less buffeting without oe mirrors. Thanks Luke, it's not often people deliver what they promise, this just works. Cheers
Title: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: mickvp on 04 May 2016, 04:33:13 PM
I've noticed I'm definately getting over further on mine since I changed to the R6 shock. I thought it was mostly in the mind at first but I'm definately scrubbing away more of the chicken strips.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 21 May 2016, 06:33:51 PM
2x red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: matt7chunk on 21 May 2016, 07:03:01 PM
How much are they mate?

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 21 May 2016, 07:31:30 PM
You profile says you have 600 you need to speak to kebab 19 on 600 conversions
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: matt7chunk on 21 May 2016, 09:28:29 PM
Cheers bud

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Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 22 May 2016, 08:48:01 AM
ok please note this conversion is for the fazer 1000
Kebab19 on this forum has produced a kit for the 600 so please pm him as i know nothing about the 600 conversion
luke
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 28 May 2016, 07:12:29 PM
3 x red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 07 June 2016, 07:10:57 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13394127_1050566785031264_3197966168706644177_n.jpg?oh=5cd2b3f6e90c2903d89758c3fcf79154&oe=580BF3B2)

nice clean red one in stock


Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Timbo on 13 June 2016, 08:23:43 AM
Luke


Yes please!


I'll pm you this evening to arrange payment


Thanks


Timbo
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: stevegixer on 13 June 2016, 05:20:47 PM
Luke


Yes please!


I'll pm you this evening to arrange payment


Thanks



Timbo

Ime sure Luke is on holiday but send him a pm & he will get back to you soon as he gets home  :lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Timbo on 13 June 2016, 07:57:51 PM
Thanks Steve
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Dustydes on 23 June 2016, 03:59:08 PM
Ordered an R6 2015 shock for diy fit.

I'm going to use a top hat reducing spacer for top mount.

Does anyone know the sizes I will need so I can get them made before strip down

From what I have read Dia are 12mm into casting on frame and 10mm bolt hole for new shock

I need to know how wide frame casting is and the gap size created by new shock.

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 23 June 2016, 07:33:23 PM
We're is the rubber mount that will be solid 2015 need the earlier bush pressing in and you will need to make a tool also it's a kayaba unit and not as good as the early ones
But fair play for having a go
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Dustydes on 23 June 2016, 08:07:07 PM
How can you tell the difference between the two?

Looks the same

I can cancel

This is same as one my mate has for sale off early 2015 R6 1500 miles on it. 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 23 June 2016, 09:12:17 PM
That is not the 201 unit but it is the one you need
Email me at devilsyam@gmail.com and I'll sort what you  need
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Dustydes on 24 June 2016, 02:18:24 PM
That is not the 201 unit but it is the one you need
Email me at devilsyam@gmail.com and I'll sort what you  need

Hi

Thanks for offer.
I will wait until I receive the shock, its on its way from USA, just to make sure
Its supposed to look the same as the one in pic but want to make sure.
R6 2015

I work nights so reply's are normally next day

Regards

Des



Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 24 June 2016, 03:17:35 PM
Be prepared for import charges just saying
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Dustydes on 24 June 2016, 03:48:10 PM
Checked with HM first

It was 23.7% on total including postage and postage insurance, but is being sent as a gift.

location today is Miami
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: cbeeuu on 24 June 2016, 10:40:22 PM
Hi Luke.What is the price of everything needed for the r6 shock conversion and can you supply everything and at what price?Thank you.Charlie
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 26 June 2016, 09:14:17 PM
you have pm bud

black in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 07 July 2016, 11:07:49 PM
Black n red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 15 July 2016, 10:29:44 AM
Black red silver in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 15 July 2016, 10:33:16 AM
Just a note for those who are now buying bikes fitted with the r6 shock
I have had a few requests for change of settings which I'm happy to share I require no payment for this instead a small fee of 5 quid to be paid to help for hero's which can b done online this helps a needy cause and sorts out the correct settings for your weight and ride style
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Dustydes on 15 July 2016, 04:48:10 PM
That is not the 201 unit but it is the one you need
Email me at devilsyam@gmail.com and I'll sort what you  need

Hi

Thanks for offer.
I will wait until I receive the shock, its on its way from USA, just to make sure
Its supposed to look the same as the one in pic but want to make sure.
R6 2015

I work nights so reply's are normally next day

Regards

Des



New shock, but no time to fit yet

Does anyone know what size changes in dog bones make to ride height. eg 5mm shorter changes height by ???mm

Des
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Maximusbiggus on 15 July 2016, 05:17:07 PM
Hey Devilsyam,

Will you pm me a price for one of your shocks/kit please?

Cheers,
Maximus
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 17 July 2016, 04:24:57 PM
Dusty des email me as requested above I don't bite honest
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 03 August 2016, 07:28:34 AM
Red and silver in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Robgosty on 03 August 2016, 10:59:31 AM
Just a note for those who are now buying bikes fitted with the r6 shock
I have had a few requests for change of settings which I'm happy to share I require no payment for this instead a small fee of 5 quid to be paid to help for hero's which can b done online this helps a needy cause and sorts out the correct settings for your weight and ride style
Just did this with Luke, well worth a fiver and help much appreciated as I did not even buy the shock from him, most people would have said "bugger off and get settings from the guy you got it from"  :D 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 07 September 2016, 07:45:09 PM
2 x red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 21 September 2016, 10:09:58 PM
1x red in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Timbo on 26 September 2016, 09:35:18 AM
I've been fiddling.....having fitted one of Luke's R6 shocks (in combination with a KTec re-worked front)......and have now found a the right settings for me......


Wot a hoot, I rode in to work this morning, damp/wet roads, dark and miserable at 0530hrs ...... and the Fazer sticks to the road like poo to glue


Fooking awesome handling...how I wished I had done the same on my first Fazer that I owned.... I can't stop grinning  :D :evil


Have fun...coz I am


Bw
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Post by: devilsyam on 15 October 2016, 08:43:53 AM
Nice one timbo
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Post by: devilsyam on 22 October 2016, 06:05:40 AM
Iain Ayre wrote via Facebook

Thank you Luke Gibson, R6 shock fitted & has totally transformed the bike. 
Absolutely amazing the way it feels, so planted & secure in the bends, no longer bouncing like a 200kg pogo stick!!
Now just have to upgrade the front fork springs & think it'll feel better than a brand new bike! 👍
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Post by: devilsyam on 04 November 2016, 01:05:05 PM
Silver and red in stock
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Post by: Phat Phaza on 04 November 2016, 06:16:46 PM
Hi  Devilsyam, just PM'd you
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Post by: devilsyam on 05 November 2016, 12:04:39 PM
I now have 3 red 1 blk
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Post by: devilsyam on 08 November 2016, 10:42:08 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14915425_1173615069393101_1764004370768773418_n.jpg?oh=36e86f25b042d5a7e8cb19fbfc4df688&oe=589B052D)
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Post by: Phat Phaza on 13 November 2016, 06:56:42 PM
Thanks Luke. Shock arrived Thursday afternoon, fitted in an hour on Friday. Front forks set to standard and dropped 10mm through the yokes. Ridden to Durham on Friday then back home to Stockport today over the Woodhead Pass. This is going to be a keeper. Thanks for the advice and a prompt service.

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Post by: devilsyam on 16 November 2016, 01:10:28 PM
Glad you like it phat
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Post by: topgun44 on 16 November 2016, 09:37:07 PM
What is the price of everything needed for the r6 shock conversion
and does it make it taller or shorter or it same high
thanks 
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Post by: devilsyam on 16 November 2016, 11:02:22 PM
Mr top gunners sir drop me a EMAIL at devilsyam@gmail.com
And I'll give you the options
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Post by: topgun44 on 17 November 2016, 08:08:42 PM
Hi send email to you thanks
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Post by: devilsyam on 23 November 2016, 07:56:39 PM
Bump
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Post by: devilsyam on 08 December 2016, 09:50:18 PM
bump
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Post by: devilsyam on 27 December 2016, 10:39:30 AM
2 x red 1 x black in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 04 January 2017, 10:50:16 PM
Bump
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Post by: devilsyam on 31 January 2017, 10:18:18 AM
1x red 1x black in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 13 February 2017, 07:40:56 PM
i have a very rare now yellow shock due in thurs for those who want the ohlins look
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Post by: Kenbob on 14 February 2017, 08:36:43 AM
I'll have the yellow one. Will send more now.
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Post by: Kenbob on 14 February 2017, 08:43:28 AM
Poxy autocomplete, meant pm.
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Post by: devilsyam on 14 February 2017, 07:03:36 PM
Replied
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Post by: devilsyam on 14 February 2017, 07:29:43 PM
yellow sold

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Post by: devilsyam on 23 February 2017, 08:49:03 PM
nice silver in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 24 February 2017, 06:06:30 PM
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16831114_1281670001920940_6584496368394659608_n.jpg?oh=e4a8ecb89fde36fdb1b79b84d69de0c0&oe=5925D703)

nice clean condition as with 90% of the stock i get from the race teams
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Post by: Kenbob on 24 February 2017, 07:59:27 PM
Yep, I'm very pleased with the yellow one, looks brand new.
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Post by: devilsyam on 25 February 2017, 07:00:00 PM
2 x red and one silver now in stock ready to go
Title: ..............
Post by: ProdigalSon on 27 February 2017, 11:39:58 AM
...................
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 27 February 2017, 08:09:29 PM
yep the bmw shock is a good mod also not quite out the box but still a good option

the stock shock isnt about failure more over its inability to perform correctly - there are other on here who can give you the low down on the bmw conversion and i thing someone was doing the bushes all i ask is you relocate to your own thread as id like to keep this r6 based

the above silver is heading to Ireland so i have two reds in stock
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Post by: ProdigalSon on 27 February 2017, 08:20:49 PM
yep the bmw shock is a good mod also not quite out the box but still a good option

the stock shock isnt about failure more over its inability to perform correctly - there are other on here who can give you the low down on the bmw conversion and i thing someone was doing the bushes all i ask is you relocate to your own thread as id like to keep this r6 based

the above silver is heading to Ireland so i have two reds in stock

No idea how to relocate so all I've been able to do is remove the text, sorry if my post was inappropriate, cheers. :)
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Post by: devilsyam on 27 February 2017, 08:25:55 PM

no was not inappropriate at all and i was happy for it to remain  just the information you require wound not be found here

better to start a new thread relating to the question

"yep the bmw shock is a good mod also not quite out the box but still a good option

the stock shock isnt about failure more over its inability to perform correctly - there are other on here who can give you the low down on the bmw conversion and i thing someone was doing the bushes all i ask is you relocate to your own thread as id like to keep this r6 based"

the above silver is heading to Ireland so i have two reds in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 02 March 2017, 08:46:45 PM
two reds in stock ready to go
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Post by: devilsyam on 06 March 2017, 09:19:15 PM
bump spring is coming
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Post by: devilsyam on 09 March 2017, 05:55:21 PM
spring is coming time to get ya bike out of mothballs and pimp that rear end

2 x red in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 19 March 2017, 06:54:54 PM
bump
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Post by: devilsyam on 27 March 2017, 08:17:42 PM
Bumped
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 02 April 2017, 01:59:11 PM
What's a typical sort of mileage you can expect to get out of one of these things (average sort of weight rider)? Mine's on about 27k now, and just starting to get a suspicion it's not at its best.
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Post by: devilsyam on 02 April 2017, 06:59:20 PM
well thats 3 times the time a stock will last lol ive had them go to 50k nick but they will eventually need overhauling
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 02 April 2017, 07:28:48 PM
Not complaining Luke, I wouldn't expect one to last forever, and I agree it has lasted in effective condition much longer than the standard crappy item would. It's just I've noticed the rear end isn't handling quick direction changes so well lately - feels like it needs a moment to settle. Or at least, I think so. I need to check it out a bit further yet, it might be just me. I was chasing (trying to) a Ducati 1299 on a fast winding A road the other day, so it may be I was just pushing harder than usual  :lol


But I was curious anyway - if it made it to 50k, I'd be very impressed.
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Post by: devilsyam on 13 April 2017, 07:45:49 PM
bump
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Post by: devilsyam on 08 May 2017, 07:06:24 PM
black in stock friday
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Post by: devilsyam on 12 May 2017, 10:22:39 PM
Black sold red in stock as of Thursday
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Post by: Thai on 24 May 2017, 01:41:52 PM

SORRY! Been out having so much fun on completely revitalised bike...forgot to say thanks!
Thanks VERY much indeed, bloody wonderful it is!!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 26 May 2017, 07:25:19 AM
Great thxs for the feedback
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Post by: Wee Rocky on 31 May 2017, 02:14:56 PM
Recieved my r6 shock from Devilsyam on Monday and fitted this morning. Huge difference especially in corners and very easy to do with the easy instructions. Thanks again Devilsyam and roll on the 7th of July when I get the full Monty done 😊ps I wouldn't have even known abouts these mods if it wasn't for you guys on this forum so thanks everyone!!
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Covertlaugh on 08 June 2017, 08:37:11 AM
Hi Devilsyam,
I have the r6 shock mod but have also just had ktec springs matched to my weight and 10w oil as recommended by ktec fitted. Forks are 10mm through yolks. I am 14 stone in kit. The bike is running on Dunlop Roadsmart 3's tyre pressures front 35 and rear 39. Since fitting the forks the bike has developed a high speed weave. This is during hard acceleration above 9k and towards the silly end of the speedo! Below that in general use or short shifting its fine.Any suggestions on the fork and rear suspension set up please? Sag seems correct. All usual suspect bearings have been checked and fine. Cheers
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 08 June 2017, 07:56:56 PM
as this has happened after fork fit id be inclined to check front setting look for for sticksion make sure both legs have same setting
go back to factory settings as yo need a base point to work from

sticksion is when the fork are clamped either resting on the deck or if yokes tightened oddly

the way to remove it is lift front end remove wheel undo clamps so legs are relaxed

nip uo lower yoke first just enough to hold the leg

now tighten top yoke bit at a time left then right till both are torqued

now undo the lower yoke till bolts are loose this allows any tension out again clamp either side bit by bit till torqued

assuming all bearings are good and your happy go try it

also ive come across alot of fazers in my time were the front wheel is over tightened so check torque on this to

let me know how you get on
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Post by: Covertlaugh on 08 June 2017, 09:41:36 PM
Great stuff. Will give it a try tomorrow. Thank you
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Post by: Covertlaugh on 09 June 2017, 04:22:00 PM
So today I put the front forks back to recommended settings as per the fazer manual despite the ktec springs and thicker oil. I also put forks back to flush with yolks. I did as you suggested with the loosening of bolts, bouncing front and tightening. It made no difference. Hard acceleration around 110mph (closed road!) speed weave. Forks thru 10mm...standard settings...same. Forks thru 13mm! Same! Rear preload up to one off max. Same! Front rebound dialled back to absolute minimum and all as before...the bike is on its nose. Same though maybe not quite as violent. Really stumped! I am thinking of taking the forks back to the mechanic who fitted the springs and oil...summats up!
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Post by: ram on 09 June 2017, 05:11:24 PM
have you got a steering damper? as these have been known to cause problems
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Post by: devilsyam on 09 June 2017, 05:22:10 PM
defo wouldnt have preload on rear that high be like a brick did i supply this shock?
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Post by: Covertlaugh on 09 June 2017, 06:14:29 PM
No steering dampner
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Post by: Covertlaugh on 09 June 2017, 06:19:14 PM
I got the shock elsewhere, the dog bones and the set up from you. The shock has been refreshed by reactive suspension and was working sweetly prior to the front getting ktec springs and oil. It's the right shock, I checked with you via email prior to fitting. The only reason I have raised the preload was to try another option while attempting to sort out this speed weave.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 09 June 2017, 06:55:06 PM
can you bell me as to much to write 07736008778 ill try to help
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Post by: Covertlaugh on 09 June 2017, 07:18:26 PM



I have gone through all the bearings again. I think the swing arm bearings have some side to side play. It wasn't noticeable before but after spending half the day trying to identify the problem with some high speed runs I am convinced it has play in it.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 14 June 2017, 06:26:56 PM
bump

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Post by: devilsyam on 17 June 2017, 09:39:22 PM
ok devilsyam website is coming down for major revamp as out dated and was built with front page which no longer is supported so will be moved to new format -- this will take some time so i have created a info page on facebook with reasons for this mod and a page of feedbacks

https://www.facebook.com/Fazer-1000-mods-page-1878273662426513/ (https://www.facebook.com/Fazer-1000-mods-page-1878273662426513/)
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Post by: fazerscotty on 10 July 2017, 09:06:28 PM
Have you red in stock?
PM sent earlier.
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Post by: devilsyam on 10 July 2017, 09:55:02 PM
replied to pm
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Millietant on 16 July 2017, 08:26:21 PM
Hi Luke,


I have (what I believe is) one of your R6 shocks and dog bones that I bought from another member on here, but have a quick question.


I'll send you a pm with the details - could you also please send me a link for the Help the Heroes Donation Page so I make a payment.


Cheers.
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Post by: Millietant on 16 July 2017, 09:00:52 PM
Struggling with connectivity - getting "network connection lost" message when I try to go to "My Messages".


Will keep trying!
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Post by: devilsyam on 17 July 2017, 06:10:58 PM
replied and http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/give-support/donate-now/ (http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/give-support/donate-now/)

also i have a rare mint YELLOW one arriving next wens if you want the ohlins look with out the price email me
devilsyam@gmail.com first come first served
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Post by: Millietant on 17 July 2017, 07:18:29 PM
Thanks Luke - donation made  :)
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Post by: fazerscotty on 23 July 2017, 05:59:13 PM
So - the plunge taken and a red one ordered. Arrived quickly (well it would, wouldn't it?)
Fitting took approx 15 minutes, thanks to the carefully written instructions (however I had to swap the prepared 17mm spanners for 19mm and back again at the bottom of page one  :lol :lol :lol )
Didn't fancy skinning my knuckles undoing the top bolt with a spanner, so I removed the r/h side panel and used a 14mm socket, U/J and a 6" extension, which may have been quicker.
Went for a brief spin on Saturday - what can I say. I think all of the 29 previous pages say it all (well most of them do). Back end felt more planted, with very little (if any squat) under acceleration. I am looking forward to getting some more miles done this week to assess where, if any, any further tweaks need to be made.
Well done Luke, an excellent mod, well thought out and easily applied for the non-spanner twirlers amongst us.  :thumbup
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: superted on 30 July 2017, 08:11:24 PM
Hi there peeps
what is difference between the r6 shock and the 1000 one ?
They look the same
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 31 July 2017, 07:30:25 AM
Go to first post or Google r6 rear shock all the info is out there
Or email me devilsyam@gmail.com
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Dustydes on 31 July 2017, 02:22:42 PM

About the same as a Mercedes to a Dacia


Hi there peeps
what is difference between the r6 shock and the 1000 one ?
They look the same
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Post by: devilsyam on 02 August 2017, 09:12:59 PM
yellow one gone red and black due in
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: bigsteve on 02 August 2017, 09:21:56 PM



 PM'd
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Post by: devilsyam on 04 August 2017, 08:35:57 PM
black one spoken for #bigsteve
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 24 August 2017, 08:22:00 PM
silver in stock pls note im on vacation from 12th sept for two weeks so effectivly closed lol
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Post by: devilsyam on 28 September 2017, 05:24:04 PM
Back of holidays 3 black in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 31 October 2017, 08:34:02 PM
1 black in stock at the mo

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Post by: devilsyam on 24 November 2017, 05:07:57 PM
Black Friday deal 1 shock avaliable in black as per my normal standard black friday deal £210 offer ends sunday or until sold

SOLD
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 12 December 2017, 08:30:47 PM
bump for a xmas mod from the gods
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 04 January 2018, 08:17:11 PM
just a quick up date but from now on the dogbones will be zinc plated to bs std why you ask well the powder coaters ive used for the last 7 years has been taken over and is now run by a child who has hit me with a min order value, as im getting to old n grumpy to deal with twats ive taken my business elseware - i am assured the zinc plating lasts just as well as powder coating
just keeping everyone in the loop
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Post by: devilsyam on 11 January 2018, 08:10:56 PM
these are the updates bones


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26230705_10155618121133800_1428298277685067002_n.jpg?oh=04b97ca6f8c02e8af9467c01d603f949&oe=5AF5C8A2)
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Post by: agricola on 11 January 2018, 08:47:51 PM
Aye, someone tried that on me. I was buying a half dozen metric fine screws and the guy said "thatll be £X minimum order cost". So I said "well then youd better give me £X worth then rather than the half that youve put in the bag". Tosser
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: dazedandconfused on 30 January 2018, 08:54:11 PM
I came on here today to see if you were still doing the R6 mods and it appears to be the case :-)


Can you still source shocks? and what's the price these days?





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Post by: devilsyam on 02 February 2018, 07:24:28 PM
hi think im sorting this via email if not please email me at devilsyam@gmail.com

ok so update on a update annoyingly after purchasing 10 pairs of the plated bones the old supplier got back with a offer for further business guess he saw sense in the end

so as it satands the plated gold looking bones as above will be supplied untill gone to be replaced with the powdered gloss black ones as before

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: dazedandconfused on 03 February 2018, 07:23:53 PM
You are indeed dealing with it via Email Luke 😀
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 06 February 2018, 08:09:04 PM
https://m.facebook.com/groups/627688850655302?view=permalink&id=1567698616654316


Yours has arrived Mr dazednconfuddled
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 18 February 2018, 08:11:02 PM
Just a heads up guys for those checking out eBay etc the 2016 r6 shock is bot really suitable as top mount can't be drilled out


(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/amgAAOSw61haiFyK/s-l500.jpg)
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Post by: JonnyFoxtrot on 23 February 2018, 09:16:48 PM
Massive thanks to Luke for helping me out with some settings for one of his shocks despite me being the second owner. He clearly knows his stuff, big recommendation from me. Top bloke! Beer on me if we ever meet.
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: superted on 08 March 2018, 11:05:39 PM
https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/yamaha-r6-5eb-standard-shock/1289701335 (https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/yamaha-r6-5eb-standard-shock/1289701335)


Hi there would this be the r6 shock I would need for the mod ?
Thanks stephen
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Post by: Falcon 269 on 09 March 2018, 07:53:10 AM
No, I don't think it's the one you need.

Read this and only buy what Devilsyam recommends:  http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,936.0.html (http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,936.0.html)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: superted on 09 March 2018, 01:20:02 PM
Yip looks like it by the picts  :'(
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 09 March 2018, 07:52:26 PM
nope not the correct one as has rose joint bottom mount not the fork needed

i have a very rare these days yellow ohlins look alike due in next week is yellow floats ya boat

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12963422_1012523622168914_7982879927402954714_n.jpg?_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeFRa65nvSlblSHqbII38BNa1EB8TXOv0--IFnHpHEvd6AWyu3r396bqIktg7-RP8WFyC__HN4rWa7HHnyi9N98xFgI8aBA5bj43gbF0heeP3g&oh=4bc2d29ef9f6101a7068e49329621467&oe=5B4429E6)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 15 March 2018, 06:59:14 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29178904_10155805565563800_2735439780751979726_n.jpg?oh=a148ddcb74cfe91d96f8fdb130d2cb76&oe=5B31144A)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: superted on 16 March 2018, 10:38:31 PM
Nice looking upgrade
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 19 March 2018, 05:20:12 PM
black and silver in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 22 March 2018, 07:01:22 PM
I have yellow and silver in get ya bike set up for spring when it comes lol
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 02 April 2018, 02:29:05 PM
Have yellow in stock get your bike sorted for when the weather breaks
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 18 April 2018, 07:52:06 PM

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31064361_10155902476673800_875635088697489291_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=82eb487fabb4b7c4d4143d1e61fe73e9&oe=5B656DDB)

nice red one in stock email me for details pls devilsyam@gmail.com
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Triggergee on 25 April 2018, 08:16:09 AM
Hi just bought a fazer 1000 from a chap on the forum with one of these shocks fitted who said he'd spoke to you devilsyam and had it set for 14.5 stone. Any advise about settings for a 12.5 stone rider? 
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 25 April 2018, 09:01:21 PM
can you drop me a email please devilsyam@gmail.com
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: Triggergee on 28 April 2018, 10:07:01 AM
can you drop me a email please devilsyam@gmail.com


Email sent  :)
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: dazedandconfused on 07 June 2018, 07:58:39 AM
Now had a few rides on mine (had to get it fitted by a motorcycle mechanic friend as after 13 years the old one was a little reluctant to let go  :D )

What can I say that hasn't already been said? The bike is so planted now, dips in the road no longer feel like they're going to knock your spine out of line and it goes where I point it and doesn't run wide anymore.

It's totally transformed the bike and I'm back in love with it again. I'm totally sure that this year the mileage will be significantly better than it has been for the last 2 or 3 years.

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 12 June 2018, 09:14:54 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35123450_10156028854468800_8130591348681080832_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d62135de0a3c52b7e105eb873e58cd5f&oe=5BABEC04)another one shipping out silver currently in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 15 June 2018, 09:48:46 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35331987_10156035859568800_3449476878971174912_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=3e8eb7eca0bd22ad7b95f59252a222c4&oe=5BA9EFA7)

silver in stock
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 01 July 2018, 08:21:38 PM
another nice red one in stock like new
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36536871_10156076158448800_1739457824984924160_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=0008f4f1cf55c08c880fe1549d04750c&oe=5BE05643)email me devilsyam@gmail.com

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: happycallis on 03 July 2018, 01:30:05 PM
What's the costs on one of these conversions please and also would it work with the 10mm jack up kit I'm already running in the bike?

Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 03 July 2018, 10:01:04 PM
i have all the info via email so pls email me devilsyam@gmail.com
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: devilsyam on 31 July 2018, 08:13:57 PM
mr callis sir yours was shipped sat expect tues/wens
Title: Re: R6 shock Mod fazer 1000
Post by: happycallis on 31 July 2018, 08:39:58 PM
Cheers mate. Look forward to recievein it .
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Post by: devilsyam on 05 August 2018, 07:53:44 PM
another red in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 30 August 2018, 08:55:27 PM
bump
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Post by: devilsyam on 16 September 2018, 06:13:45 PM
black in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 24 November 2018, 01:13:14 PM
bump
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Post by: devilsyam on 09 December 2018, 06:11:55 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48177240_10156463961433800_6063504063918505984_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=3f568cc5dda8c152519c7c743f6201b6&oe=5C92F2EF)nice as new yellow shock in stock email me please for details devilsyam@gmail.com
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Post by: devilsyam on 21 January 2019, 07:36:34 PM
i have red in stock
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49896154_10156559715088800_7729940289455915008_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=c64af0cac4640d3f35c0731c0f43e1d9&oe=5CF98EC6)
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Post by: devilsyam on 21 January 2019, 07:38:21 PM
some recent feedback
to me (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif)
  Hey Luke, [/size][/color][/font] Can I just say Say WOW that feel is epic no more soft and squishy and hello firm and planted!
Adam simpson
(7 hours ago)
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Post by: devilsyam on 10 February 2019, 08:54:25 PM
silver in stock
Nice feedback
 we fitted the shock mod  supplied DevilsYam (https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v9/ta5/1.5/16/1f642.png):-)  thanks Luke (https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v9/ta5/1.5/16/1f642.png):-) . Me and the wife travelled from Florence to Sicily, round mount Etna and back to Florence.
 It is  far better than the standard shock . And also did not need adjusting after I supplied  Luke with my specifications ( weight (https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v9/ta5/1.5/16/1f642.png):-) ) .
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Post by: devilsyam on 03 March 2019, 03:09:31 PM
bump
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Post by: devilsyam on 10 March 2019, 12:08:26 PM
im have silver in stock ready to go
so heads up im out of commission for next 3-4 weeks due to surgery - so son will be sorting out delivery etc
please be bit patient as will need to be done when he can get to a post officethanks
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Post by: devilsyam on 08 April 2019, 10:56:50 AM
black in stock ready to go
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Post by: devilsyam on 06 May 2019, 06:28:04 PM
bump
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Post by: devilsyam on 08 June 2019, 09:37:25 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61265655_10156867903003800_1750687695585148928_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=4fb675012ada424784e81c7a9b5fffa6&oe=5D98613F)
2 red in stock
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Post by: devilsyam on 06 July 2019, 08:45:05 PM
two red in stock
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Post by: Andrew on 16 July 2019, 08:20:53 AM
Any yellow in stock?
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Post by: devilsyam on 28 July 2019, 08:36:07 AM
rare as hens teeth was only done for aniversary model so limited run
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Post by: Tim270 on 02 August 2019, 12:21:39 PM
Hi mate,


not sure if my pm went though, im interested in a full kit, could you drop me a message when you get a chance mate,




cheers.
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Post by: devilsyam on 05 August 2019, 06:52:49 PM
sorry for the delay tim been bit busy ill pm you
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Post by: paulchucky on 11 August 2019, 09:48:37 PM
sorry to drop a spanner in the works
cant remember the base settings for the shock and mine seems to be abit of a water bed ride at the moment  would like to get back to base settings and twiddle


cheers paul
 
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Post by: devilsyam on 18 August 2019, 11:05:58 AM
no idea for the 600 bud i only have them for the 1000
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Post by: CatalinU on 20 August 2019, 08:26:45 PM
Whats the price for the shock and bones?
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Post by: devilsyam on 26 August 2019, 05:47:25 PM
messaged you
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Post by: devilsyam on 28 August 2019, 06:31:33 PM
please note on holiday till 8th sept
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Post by: borrisdog on 25 September 2019, 04:45:16 PM

hi devilsyam are you still doing the r6 shock with dog bone
 :evil
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Post by: devilsyam on 25 September 2019, 05:35:26 PM
yup still going strong please email me at devilsyam@gmail.com
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Post by: Cooperman15031976 on 05 January 2020, 05:26:43 PM
Hi devilsyam is the shock conversion still available?
Have sent PM
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Post by: GosportFazer on 24 January 2020, 11:24:31 AM
Hey guys,


I have a shock (Red) + Dog bones that Devilsyam sold me beginning of last year, still not fitted and now looking at selling my FZS1000.


Therefore I am looking to shift it on - I paid 295 for it, happy to take £245 - Anyone interested? will send next day insured.


Jules.
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Post by: GosportFazer on 05 February 2020, 10:31:26 AM
£225 on Ebay now, happy to take £200 from a member.
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Post by: CatalinU on 14 February 2020, 04:23:13 PM
Sad news to hear Devilsyam passed away. RIP  :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: unfazed on 14 February 2020, 05:28:34 PM
Saw that on Facebook earlier this morning, hard to believe, very talented guy. RIP
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Post by: robbo on 14 February 2020, 06:29:23 PM
RIP Luke. A big loss to the biking fraternity.
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Post by: DekF on 14 February 2020, 09:38:22 PM




 

Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Over the hill and far away
Posts: 8,158

Copied from the FZ1OA, a lovely tribute from Mike ( Falcon )


I first met Luke back in 2003 when he brought his Fazer Thou to me to have Ivan's slip-on kit fitted. His was probably the third or fourth installation I did. Back then he was a big guy, if you get my drift. Suffice to say that the stock rear shock wasn't up to Luke's specifications. 

He lived just the other side of town from me and the next time I saw him, he'd installed a nitrous kit on the bike and had it over-bored to 1060cc. Figure 170bhp at the rear wheel when he hit the gas button. Still on stock suspension. Fair to say that Luke wasn't too fussed about dragging pegs but liked straightline 'go'.

We saw each other on and off numerous times in the following years, even though I'd moved to Spain in 2004. Every Gen 1 he bought - and there were many - he got me to 'Ivanize' for him, even though his spannering skills were superior to mine. I spent many days working out of his little lock-up garage in Bristol, a swarf-strewn, oily rag filled place, with old carpets on the floor and boxes of bits on every surface. Those bits included all the genius ideas he had for improving or just blinging up the mighty Thou.

Dogged with health issues for all the time I knew him, I never once heard him complain. He just took what life threw at him and looked to make it better, for himself and for his family. His love for Sue and his kids was clear to see, as strong as his love for life.

There was no such thing as 'can't be done' in Luke's mindset. Got a health problem? Deal with it. Want a holiday in the USA? Make it happen. Feel like fitting a single-side swingarm to Fazer Thou? Get 'er done! We've all seen the amazing things he did with his bikes, and not just the Fazers. He just loved taking something and making it better. Better looking, better performing, better to own. He was proud of his creations but very modest about his achievements.

His local motorcycle main dealership almost banned him from their sales floor because he was forever there measuring up suspension units and trying to figure out which shock or whatever could be grafted on to his latest project. The R6 shock mod which hundreds of us now enjoy came about from Luke scrabbling around underneath pretty much every mark of sportsbike that Fowlers had in stock.

I could go on recalling the feats of this great guy and those who were lucky enough to know him will have similar stories to tell. Our lives are richer for having known him. There's a permanent parking place in my memory for Luke and his machines.

Speed on the straights, mate, easy on the curves. Smooth tarmac and warm rides from here on in.

Mike
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Post by: DekF on 14 February 2020, 09:50:29 PM
Maybe mods can move the tribute messages onto a a more appropriate heading as I know he'd like that.
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Post by: tex on 15 February 2020, 08:14:15 AM
That's terrible news , rest in peace luke , a true gen 1 man.
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Post by: red98 on 15 February 2020, 08:52:33 AM
very sad news,helped me out a couple of times and like a lot on here i have one of his shocks..........rest in peace LUKE
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Post by: mtread on 17 February 2020, 06:54:58 PM
Let's all do this, as a thank you


https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lukesbench?utm_id=1&utm_term=5A7jrbdgQ (https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lukesbench?utm_id=1&utm_term=5A7jrbdgQ)