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post #31 of 40 Old 12-20-2019, 06:37 PM
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Penske shocks (like nearly all aftermarket shocks) are custom built just for you once you order.........
Like I said, as simple or as complex as you want. Shock length? Can't set the shock length 100% without knowing what rear tire profile you're running, with the 180/60 being much larger than the 180/55, affecting ride height of course. And what about the forks? Stock? Cartridges? What's the length of the carts set to, since most can be adjusted from stock length? And of course, how much fork tube you have sticking up. Springs (front or rear) aren't a 1 size fit all...if that was the case, some racers wouldn't change spring rates from track to track while their body weight stays the same.

But yeah, like I said...you can get a good baseline to start from. And everyone's definition of "setup" is different.

I'd be more concerned with pulling the swing arm and shock linkage and doing a thorough cleaning and regreasing. Not doing a whole lot of good if you swap shocks but your needle bearings are being ground into dust.

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The Penske is finally shipped out, scheduled for delivery next Tuesday. I ordered it as they shut down for inventory and the holidays, they're finally back at work.... Seems like I never get to take advantage of long weekends for wrenching.
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I have a 2013 shock thatís barely used. Free if you want it. If you do, pm me your details.
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I have a 2013 shock thatís barely used. Free if you want it. If you do, pm me your details.
I thank you for the offer, I've had a '13+ rear shock on the bike for the past few months.... Put that on, when I got done doing the seals and bushings in the fork. It was a significant improvement over the sacked out '09 shock. I can continue to use it until the Penske finally arrives.
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The shock arrived this afternoon, won't have a chance to do much with it until the weekend.... Will post photos in the next couple of days.
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The box this thing shipped in, is not the one I am taking pictures with..... very well packed/packaged, all the necessary mounting hardware, the manual, the plotted performance data with a baseline to an OEM ZX6 shock.

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Presuming I will mount it so the remote reservoir is to the left, and will clamp it to the subframe spar behind the passenger peg?
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Don't neglect your shock linkage! Take it all apart and clean and regrease before you reassemble everything.
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^^Sage advice, I will do so this coming weekend.

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Shopping for a better rear shock

Nice RJ! You will appreciate the difference for sure. I dug up an old pic of my 09 when i first got the Penske, about the easiest way to mount was this wire bundle type clamp, and using the front passenger peg bolt.
I also included a couple pics of the shock linkage before/after, to reiterate what @Otto Man said about cleaning the linkage while youíre in there!






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Of course, now I am annoyed with myself for putting off the disassembly..... Could have done the first 2/3rds of the work, BEFORE the shock arrived, over the 3 day weekend.....

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