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bornagainbiker

Single Most Cost Effective Suspension Mod?

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bornagainbiker

If you could make only one suspension mod to your FZ-07, and had to spend as little money as possible, what mod would you choose?  I ask this question because I am a bit thin of wallet and would like to know what fellow members think is the single most cost effective suspension mod.

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sen07

If u dont mind, id like to park here.. 🤔

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bornagainbiker
35 minutes ago, sen07 said:

If u dont mind, id like to park here.. 🤔

No problem--I think we are both looking for the same advice.;)

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crsnhppr

Cogent valves 

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crsnhppr

http://www.motocd.com/product/ddc-drop-in-damper-cartridge/.  There ya go . And for a bit extra you can get springs for your weight which would compound the effect of driveability  quite drastically.  I think that website can sell the whole kit. Then eventually if you wanna do your rear shock send it in to Racetech and they can revalve it to match the front for around 250-300 dollars or something 

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r1limited

Loose weight to match the 140 - 160lb spring rate

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bornagainbiker
1 hour ago, r1limited said:

Loose weight to match the 140 - 160lb spring rate

I was 163 lbs once upon a time, 190 lbs now, but maybe if I cut out the potato chips and beer..............well potato chips at least.  ;D

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r1limited
22 minutes ago, bornagainbiker said:

I was 163 lbs once upon a time, 190 lbs now, but maybe if I cut out the potato chips and beer..............well potato chips at least.  ;D

In reality there is a lot of merit in loosing weight and riding a motorcyle

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bornagainbiker
2 minutes ago, r1limited said:

In reality there is a lot of merit in loosing weight and riding a motorcyle

All kidding aside, weight loss is a serious goal for me.  I have already lost 25 lbs and am determined to lose 20 or 25 lbs more.

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r1limited
2 minutes ago, bornagainbiker said:

All kidding aside, weight loss is a serious goal for me.  I have already lost 25 lbs and am determined to lose 20 or 25 lbs more.

I lost 30 lbs a few years back changing my diet to paleo.  A bout of colitus cured me of eating crap food.  Good for you man, keep it going

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norcal616

OEM should set suspension based on each markets avg weight...seems like in Japan it's 120#, in the US it seems to be 200#, etc.... yea the numbers are fudged but just wanted to point out a simple solution...

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cyow5
1 hour ago, r1limited said:

Loose weight to match the 140 - 160lb spring rate

Being 150lb, I can attest that the springs are way too soft. It isn't that noticeable though except under braking where the front end dives like crazy, but it could also be I don't know what I am looking for in turns to notice

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stickshift
3 hours ago, cyow5 said:

Being 150lb, I can attest that the springs are way too soft. It isn't that noticeable though except under braking where the front end dives like crazy, but it could also be I don't know what I am looking for in turns to notice

I weigh 150 and the front springs are too hard. I can't get anywhere near a reasonable rider sag figure because of the 0.87 kg/mm stock spring rate (stiff for standard!). They feel soft with lots of brake dive because of lack of damping.

 

I've fitted cogent's DDC valves (work awesome) and the best thing now is that I can fit a reduced spring rate for my low weight with extra damping. Average weight riders will be fine with the standard springs after fitting the DDCs.

 

Best suspension bang for buck for sure.

 

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pattonme

you said "least" so I'll ante in with fork springs ($80) and a 45-55cSt@40 oil. Should net to $100 or less. Just trim the preload spacer (PVC is cheap as chips) and the 0.85's would probably have worked.

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blackout
On 11/15/2017 at 10:40 PM, stickshift said:

I weigh 150 and the front springs are too hard. I can't get anywhere near a reasonable rider sag figure because of the 0.87 kg/mm stock spring rate (stiff for standard!). They feel soft with lots of brake dive because of lack of damping.

 

I've fitted cogent's DDC valves (work awesome) and the best thing now is that I can fit a reduced spring rate for my low weight with extra damping. Average weight riders will be fine with the standard springs after fitting the DDCs.

 

Best suspension bang for buck for sure.

 

Yup, setting rider sag is a good way to determine if your springs are in the ballpark.   Around 1.5" for street is a good number.  Less for track.

 

Damping controls the springs, so poor damping can make it feel like your springs are too soft or too hard.

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