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|12-05-2019 10:16 AM|
Originally Posted by JCarrithers View Post
Dang, $400 probably isn't bad for what it is, but on a $2400 bike it's a big chunk lol. Guess I'll run it for a while with the new rear shock and see how I like it. I'm getting the rear tire changed out today so it'll have the right size (PO had put a 150/50 rear on it so I was constantly running out of lean angle). I'll have Michellin P5s front and rear, correct size for the bike, and a good rear suspension. Hopefully that'll make a lot of difference. As the bike has been I've been leaning more towards the "put the money I'd spend on upgrades towards a bigger bike" side of things. I really like the 500 but it definitely has limits haha.
|12-04-2019 06:40 PM|
|12-04-2019 01:51 PM|
Now you’ll want to upgrade the front forks. I used the Traxxion Dynamics kit in mine. Great kit for the $$.
|12-02-2019 04:15 PM|
|17-CBR500R||I replaced that front tire and then got busy with other projects and neglected the suspension for a bit. Over Thanksgiving I got the GSXR-750 shock installed. Trimming the battery tray area was a bit of a pain but other than that it was a pretty simple swap. The difference in the bike is HUGE afterwards. I can jump up and down on the pegs without it bottoming out. Before I could bottom it out with very little effort. My back tire is wore clap out (I did get the donut in the attachment in before it corded at least :P)so I didn't get to do much riding afterwards but I can already tell it's going to be a ton better. Thanks for the suggestion, JCarrithers!|
|10-28-2019 10:21 AM|
|17-CBR500R||I got a GSXR 750 rear shock on the way. Should be here by this weekend. After my riding yesterday my front tire is slick as a baby's bottom so I guess I'll take the bike down for a bit to swap that tire and do the suspension at the same time.|
|10-25-2019 06:50 PM|
|17-CBR500R||Thanks, I saw that in another thread. I don't have ABS on mine (I don't even like ABS on a car much less a bike haha) so that shouldn't be an issue for me.|
|10-25-2019 04:59 PM|
|JCarrithers||Thanks for adding that Oyabun. I should have so as to not confuse anyone. 👍🏻|
|10-25-2019 04:47 PM|
|Oyabun||The gixxer shock only fits non-ABS bikes.|
|10-25-2019 04:40 PM|
Interesting. Thanks for the reply, I did some reading after searching for GSXR swap info and that definitely sounds like the way to go. I swapped the rear suspension on my old '82 XR200 for one out of a newer bike to lift the rear end, so I feel pretty confident I can do it on this guy as well, hadn't really thought about just changing to a different shock though :P
Thanks a lot! Now that I've got the front end sorted the bike feels a ton better, but now the rear end being saggy really stands out haha.
|10-25-2019 04:23 PM|
You should look into a replacement shock. The stock shock wasn’t made for guys our size. I replaced mine with a GSXR750 shock and it helped tremendously. The GSXR shocks can be bought off eBay for $35-50 and are well worth it. Give the topic a quick sear CB and you’ll find a few write ups on it here.
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