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Old 01-29-2013, 08:58 AM   #42
aposaric OP
Garden mechanic ;-)
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Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Oddometer: 270
Yes, I know, it was a heap of rusty and greasy junk when I bought it, but the main part, the engine is rock solid and works flawlessly, and the rest of the bike is made of aluminium so it just needed a good sandblasting and fresh paint and I presume that it will be ok for the next 20 years or so when I finish upgrading it :-)

Also, me keeping it in the garden and on the snow and rain didn't help the "presentation" of the project I presume, but now when it is in a warm and dry place, it gets all the lovin it deserves.

Regarding a rear suspension, well, I have few options:

1. replace the original spring with the newer one and ride it that way untill the shock dies ( it is a 2002 shock, so it is not 23 years old )

2. find a newer generation shock somefhere ( the bike was sold untill 2008. ) so the shocks are available still

3. I found some new(ish) shocks for other models, and I can fit a zzr 1100, zxr, zx12 and few other shocks without too much modification on the mounts, and I just need a new lower shock swing which can be easily conected to the swingarm and the frame. I think that I will go this route, because I really want a stiff and responsive rear end, to match the performance of the front forks and balance it all up.

Thank you for the comment and the interest


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