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Offline Kaw

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Rear shock
on: March 04, 2020, 08:36:24 PM
So i,ve ordered a new bike and was looking to get a better rear shock ,phoned round today and no one knows if the 2020 is the same as a 19 18 plate bike,any help guys

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Re: Rear shock
Reply #1 on: March 05, 2020, 07:46:36 AM
According to the Kawasaki parts list the manual rear suspension unit is the same on the Mark 2 and the Mark 3.

https://www.kawasakioriginalparts.com/ is a very useful website.

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Re: Rear shock
Reply #2 on: March 06, 2020, 05:34:47 AM
Wilbers about 750 pounds or nitron about 650 ,anyone use anything else

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Re: Rear shock
Reply #3 on: March 06, 2020, 07:29:32 AM
*Originally Posted by Kaw [+]
Wilbers about 750 pounds or nitron about 650 ,anyone use anything else
Maxton NR4 with or without remote preload adjuster :028:

https://www.maxtonsuspension.co.uk
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Re: Rear shock
Reply #4 on: March 07, 2020, 12:21:48 PM
In France EMC (https://www.emc-suspensions.fr/en/) or Shock Factory (an english guy) (https://shock-factory.fr/en/)

But due to the Brexit you will have to pay a little bit more than the EU price!! The two are excellent.
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Re: Rear shock
Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 12:26:44 PM
Also check Hyperpro - https://hyperpro.com/
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Re: Rear shock
Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 06:37:01 PM
*Originally Posted by Kaw [+]
So i,ve ordered a new bike and was looking to get a better rear shock ,phoned round today and no one knows if the 2020 is the same as a 19 18 plate bike,any help guys

You might consider revalving the rear unit from say Race Tech at:

https://www.racetech.com/

Minimal downtime, cheaper, and they tweak the OEM unit per new specs for your weight and riding style. For me at 185 lbs with gear, the OEM suspension is superb once sag and other settings have been optimized.

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Re: Rear shock
Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 10:10:37 PM
I fitted a Nitron ntr2 with remote preload that mounts on the standard frame bracket. Mine came from MCT suspension who have serviced a few of my shocks. The shock is bespoke to your requirements i.e.. weight and load. Itís a huge improvement on the standard shock which was wallowing around and grounding the centre stand  when the bike was loaded.
Also I discovered some V1K shocks canít be fully stripped down as originally I planned to have it revolved and that wasnít possible with my Mk 2 shock.
https://www.nitron.co.uk/products/motorcycles/ntr-r2-shock
http://www.mctsuspension.co.uk/Home.html

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Re: Rear shock
Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 08:14:10 AM
In the UK, https://store.ktechsuspension.com/amfinder/?find=kawasaki-klz1000-versys-lt-2019-1884100&p=2, might be worth a call.



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Re: Rear shock
Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 09:12:40 AM
*Originally Posted by Ditchburn12 [+]
I fitted a Nitron ntr2 with remote preload that mounts on the standard frame bracket. Mine came from MCT suspension who have serviced a few of my shocks. The shock is bespoke to your requirements i.e.. weight and load. Itís a huge improvement on the standard shock which was wallowing around and grounding the centre stand  when the bike was loaded.
Also I discovered some V1K shocks canít be fully stripped down as originally I planned to have it revolved and that wasnít possible with my Mk 2 shock.
https://www.nitron.co.uk/products/motorcycles/ntr-r2-shock
http://www.mctsuspension.co.uk/Home.html

I meant re-valved sorry, not revolved.

 



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