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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-03-2019, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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My new ride

New here. Just thought I’d start off with some pictures of my 2017 500r. Haven’t done much to it other than some new brake and clutch levers. Hope to add a few more things soon.

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Like the orange. Nice bike. Welcome aboard.
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Thanks man. Hopefully before to long I can add a few things to it. Need to look into the suspension though. It’s a bit springy for my weight.
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Orange looks nice, i got mine a couple weeks ago already bought too many things for it lol
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Thanks man. Hopefully before to long I can add a few things to it. Need to look into the suspension though. Itís a bit springy for my weight.
Upgraded suspension will completely change the bike and is the first mod that should be done. I used the Traxxion Dynamics Kit in the front and a GSXR750 shock out back. Handling is now ridiculous for what it is. Bike just lays over for turns and switch backs are effortless.
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Orange looks nice, i got mine a couple weeks ago already bought too many things for it lol
Thanks. I hear you there I was looking up a list of stuff before I even got to go pick the bike up.
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Thanks man. Hopefully before to long I can add a few things to it. Need to look into the suspension though. It’s a bit springy for my weight.
Upgraded suspension will completely change the bike and is the first mod that should be done. I used the Traxxion Dynamics Kit in the front and a GSXR750 shock out back. Handling is now ridiculous for what it is. Bike just lays over for turns and switch backs are effortless.
Thanks for the advice. Any certain place to find the traxxion kit and any certain year gsxr750 shock to use?
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Thanks for the advice. Any certain place to find the traxxion kit and any certain year gsxr750 shock to use?
traxxiondynamics.com

I believe the shock I bought was from a 2012. There is a GSXR rear shock thread on here with lots of info in it. It will have a list of all that will fit. Shock was cheap, $35 on eBay. My bike is non-ABS. If you have ABS you may not be able to fit this shock but I believe the F4i shock works. Definitely search and read the thread. Lots of good info in it.
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Welcome! I have the 2017 orange and black also. I put some new levers, a new pipe and a Corbin seat on it - now much more comfortable and it sounds great. Also got a Yoshimura fender eliminator to get rid of the ugliest tail on a motorcycle in history (which the safety freaks in the Government seem to all like). I hope to hear how you work on the suspension. It is a little squishy as stock.
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Congrats Joshua...Lovely color scheme!
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