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sen07

Hi guys. 

 

I ride my bike as a commuter to work everyday (even if its going to rain). The road i travel isn’t much to desire, its bumpy, potholes and rubbles, sometimes you cant see them. 

You and i all know this bike came with a terrible shock. I dont do weekend knee dragging, dont do passenger or go to a track. I pretty much looking for an upgrade that could take bumpy road and stability on high speed or corners. What shock should i get?

 

Thanks guys

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r1limited

WR450 :)

There are many shocks to choose from, penske, ohlins etc.  There is no right or wrong answer it is a question on setup.  Much of the stability issues is the front end, get that rigth the rear wil follow.  If your running dirt roads I would suggest you look at front and rear suspenders on the FZ and set them up with appropirate springs for your weight.  Most good suspension folks will ask you the questions such as what type of riding do you do, weight and so on.  To be honest, I would look at the specs for the FZ07 Tenere

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24 minutes ago, r1limited said:

WR450 :)

There are many shocks to choose from, penske, ohlins etc.  There is no right or wrong answer it is a question on setup.  Much of the stability issues is the front end, get that rigth the rear wil follow.  If your running dirt roads I would suggest you look at front and rear suspenders on the FZ and set them up with appropirate springs for your weight.  Most good suspension folks will ask you the questions such as what type of riding do you do, weight and so on.  To be honest, I would look at the specs for the FZ07 Tenere

Oh i thought the back was worst? 😅. Anyway here in Malaysia, a normal ohlins Shock could get me a set by Hyperpro (streetbox). No dont get me wrong, i travel normal road but its just bad and bumpy. The bike screams for a better shock. We dont get many shocks available here. What are your thoughts on Hyperpro streetbox?

 

*sorry what i mean was an upgrade for the shock!not the bike.. love my 07!mind my english. 

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r1limited

I have no thoughts on them other than what I stated on needs.  Kind of like what is cheapest for the best bang?

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sen07
33 minutes ago, r1limited said:

I have no thoughts on them other than what I stated on needs.  Kind of like what is cheapest for the best bang?

I think id go for that. 

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pattonme

the streetbox is one-size-fits-all. If you happen to be in that range (I'm guess probably yes), then it should be fine. It's really hard to do worse than OEM. You could put a bit of rubber tree limb between the clevis instead of the shock and it would probably perform better. The name is escaping me ATM but there is a cut-rate shock supplier somewhere near you, Thailand I think. I would look at YSS too.

 

you've consulted this page? 

 

 

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sen07
On 11/4/2017 at 7:49 AM, pattonme said:

the streetbox is one-size-fits-all. If you happen to be in that range (I'm guess probably yes), then it should be fine. It's really hard to do worse than OEM. You could put a bit of rubber tree limb between the clevis instead of the shock and it would probably perform better. The name is escaping me ATM but there is a cut-rate shock supplier somewhere near you, Thailand I think. I would look at YSS too.

 

you've consulted this page? 

 

 

Thanks for the reply @pattonme

 

Im goin to be honest here im really2 suck at suspensions and im doing my homeworkfor the part. Yes ive read the page and u sir is a master, im hoping if u coould help me with these :

 

1. Say if i get a basic upgrade (shock) from whatever brands, do they need servicing? When? Is it important to get it service by a specialised shop? Or any garage that service shock could do?

 

2. Im still broke and what to do with what i have now. Im 67-70kg with gears. What level should i set? (Shock). What about the front?

 

3. What shock/fork spring would u suggest for my kind of riding?

 

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r1limited

@sen07

Suspension is fairly straight forward.  sring rate is the biggest stumbling block IMO.  Just get a spring rate that is set for your weight without gear.  Some say with gear I guess it depends on application such as racing.  Since street everyday riding getting the springs to rider weight is a must.  From there it is setting sag and ensuring both front and rear settle evenly.  if sage is set properly, you have say a 10 weight oil (example) apply the front brake and sit on the bike, both front and rear should settle evenly.  If that happens your 2/3rds there, the rest is just how you feel when riding, you may need to adjust rear or front just depends on what you feel.

 

Now do not go into panic mode over stuff you are not feeling or experienced with like the front pushing or rear sinking under braking.  Most cases this is when you start feeling more confident on the bike and start to feel the "TWITCHING" and becoming more accustom to the feel of minor setting changes.  Another words, relax,

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pattonme
7 hours ago, sen07 said:

1. Say if i get a basic upgrade (shock) from whatever brands, do they need servicing? When? Is it important to get it service by a specialised shop? Or any garage that service shock could do?

 

2. Im still broke and what to do with what i have now. Im 67-70kg with gears. What level should i set? (Shock). What about the front?

 

3. What shock/fork spring would u suggest for my kind of riding?

 

thanks

Yes all shocks need servicing sooner or later. 10,000 miles or 3 years is a quick rule of thumb. Depends how dirty your riding environment is - if you ride in the rain/dust a lot and get all kinds of crud on the shaft then it can tear the seals and bushings up a lot faster. Any shop that regularly services shocks can handle it - I don't mean automotive, I mean motorcycle. Now if you just so happen to have an Ohlins or Penske guy then I would give him the nod. Such shops should also have no big problem servicing the Hyperpro or whatever.

 

At 70kg you're in that "one size fits all" range. Measure your sag (front+rear, bike only and you on it) and that will tell you if something needs to be change on spring rate or preload. Just going off the pictures of the 465 shock it looks like they mandate a hydraulic preload adjuster? That'll add a quick $200 to the price that you could skip by going with a K-Tech Razor Lite or the Penske, Nitron etc. 

 

YSS, K-Tech, Hyperpro, Nitron and the other big boys are in your country. Pick one that fits your budget and I'm sure you'll like the results.

 

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heartofperformance
On 11/1/2017 at 6:55 PM, sen07 said:

Hi guys. 

 

I ride my bike as a commuter to work everyday (even if its going to rain). The road i travel isn’t much to desire, its bumpy, potholes and rubbles, sometimes you cant see them. 

You and i all know this bike came with a terrible shock. I dont do weekend knee dragging, dont do passenger or go to a track. I pretty much looking for an upgrade that could take bumpy road and stability on high speed or corners. What shock should i get?

 

Thanks guys

Sarawak mali eh bruder? 

:P

Quoted from some other Forumers, Ohlins front and back:

 

"bike went through complete transformation.
when braking the nose is not diving anymore.
when changing gear down with too high revs the back is not sliding so easily.
driving straight over bumps doesnt feel at all
acceleration feels faster through better grip and because the ride is smoother
even the artificial high places on street (how you call them, from metal sometimes - where schools are) can be ridden over on 60 kmh without any feeling.
and behavior in fast long corners is fantastic. smooth, stable, confident."

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sen07

Sabah bah..

 

itu Ohlins geng 😭😭😭. Probably going for Hyperpro Streetbox (better deal) or buy the the Ohlins shock first then tunggu durian runtuh and do the front later

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r1limited

Changin the suspension and getting it setup is night and day on any motorcycle.  With the FX you can put freaking foam on your ass and make it feel better with the shieety ass suspenders on this bike

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sen07

@r1limited and @pattonme thanks for the informations, there’s things i dont understand but i’d probably PM if any of u ok with that? Anyway, thank god for the forums, thanks a lot guys 👏 appreciate it much

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shinyribs
On 11/1/2017 at 8:27 AM, r1limited said:

 To be honest, I would look at the specs for the FZ07 Tenere

But that bike doesn't exist yet,except as a prototype. And the prototype had USD forks and a vertically mounted rear shock. Nothing there applies to sen07's situation. 

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robbo10

If it were me I would go to the Yam dealer and ask him to fit the Yam accessory Ohlins rear shock. And those after market front suspension adjusters look interesting. Just my thoughts.

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r1limited
4 hours ago, shinyribs said:

But that bike doesn't exist yet,except as a prototype. And the prototype had USD forks and a vertically mounted rear shock. Nothing there applies to sen07's situation. 

WHay are you so negative, why are you so .. LOL

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shinyribs

Not being negative, just didn't want to send sen07 down a rabbit trail for info that doesn't apply to him.

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sen07
On 11/8/2017 at 6:07 PM, robbo10 said:

If it were me I would go to the Yam dealer and ask him to fit the Yam accessory Ohlins rear shock. And those after market front suspension adjusters look interesting. Just my thoughts.

Local Yam dealer here couldnt even get the chain allignment right when they installed the splash guard for me. Thank god i didn’t loose my chain on my way home. They charge a header gasket $10 dollar a PIECE! Imagine Ohlins????

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6 hours ago, sen07 said:

Local Yam dealer here couldnt even get the chain allignment right when they installed the splash guard for me. Thank god i didn’t loose my chain on my way home. They charge a header gasket $10 dollar a PIECE! Imagine Ohlins????

We are much better served over here. 

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sen07
On 11/14/2017 at 4:34 AM, robbo10 said:

We are much better served over here. 

The big Yam should be legit, but not for us here on the ‘other’ side (borneo). We dont have big Yam, only blood sucking dealers. 

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