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Old 6th April 2011, 10:25 PM
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Just done a bit of research on spring rates for R6 shock... they seem like over kill for Haynes:

03/04 R6 shock is 9.85 kg/mm which converts to ~551lbs
05 R6 shock is 10.98 kg/mm which converts to ~614lbs

But you guys say there are people out there with this set up? What's the ride like? .... don't say 'stiff'

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Old 6th April 2011, 10:36 PM
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Is there any info re spec for shocks for some of the lighter bikes ?. Would the spring rates on these be more suitable?

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Old 7th April 2011, 12:29 PM
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Right well maybe the r1 shock is better suited to haynes then i got a figure from yamaha that gave 7.84 n/ mm maybe ill have to do a vid of the travel i think the front with a new mounting point will be fine with my heavy ish 2.0 ecotec and its box.

Only thing with using them then is the length about 12" eye to eye
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Old 7th April 2011, 01:32 PM
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SV650 shocks are cheap, soft, and plentiful.

Probably a bit on the long side though - I just happen to have one sitting under my desk at work and it's 13.5 inches between mounting points.
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Old 7th April 2011, 05:26 PM
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how would 13.5 be too long if people are buying 13" with 1" extensions?
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Old 7th April 2011, 05:33 PM
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I think it would be ok you might need to move the mounting bracket on the lower wishbone though.
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Old 7th April 2011, 09:12 PM
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how would 13.5 be too long if people are buying 13" with 1" extensions?
My bad. For some reason I had it in my mind that the shock length was supposed to be about 9 or 10 inches
Must have been thinking of the compressed length...
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Old 8th April 2011, 08:01 AM
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The book is only a reccomendation its not gospel. But it does say " other shocks can be used but you may have to move the mounting positions"
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This is Locost mentioned before - with R6 shocks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odehGEqqo1k

But - it has different front suspension (shock angle) so... for Haynes Roadster maybe R6 aren't best choice.

I found spring rates for SV650 on other site:
1999 - 2002 SV650 and SV650S have 510 lbs/inch - 9.129 kg/mm shock spring.
2003 - 2008 SV650 and SV650S have 430 lbs/inch - 7.697 kg/mm shock spring.
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I found spring rates for SV650 on other site:
1999 - 2002 SV650 and SV650S have 510 lbs/inch - 9.129 kg/mm shock spring.
2003 - 2008 SV650 and SV650S have 430 lbs/inch - 7.697 kg/mm shock spring.
I had a pair of 1999 SV650s a few years back (one for road and one for track )
I changed the shock on the track one as it was faaar too soft. Can't believe they made it even softer on later bikes!
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