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I'm in the market for a rear shock upgrade and have been planning on going the race tech rebuild route. But, I thought I'd look for some used aftermarket options first. A guy on my local riders forum has a Penske 8970 triple w/remote reservoir from his 07 zx6r and is asking $600. What would need to be done to fit this on my 09? I am going to call penske or a local suspension shop tomorrow because I would at least like to get it refreshed and sprung for me as well. But if the modification and refresh are gonna cost me another $300 I may have to pass. can you guys recommended any other year aftermarket options that will fit the 09-12 to open my options a bit? Thanks!
 

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I'm in the market for a rear shock upgrade and have been planning on going the race tech rebuild route. But, I thought I'd look for some used aftermarket options first. A guy on my local riders forum has a Penske 8970 triple w/remote reservoir from his 07 zx6r and is asking $600. What would need to be done to fit this on my 09? I am going to call penske or a local suspension shop tomorrow because I would at least like to get it refreshed and sprung for me as well. But if the modification and refresh are gonna cost me another $300 I may have to pass. can you guys recommended any other year aftermarket options that will fit the 09-12 to open my options a bit? Thanks!
You might want to contact devildogae.
 

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You might want to contact devildogae.
I'd be all over that race tech he has on the classifieds but race tech has that 11.6 kg spring recommended for like a 200lb rider. I'm barely 170. I also have to find out how much shops are charging to refresh used shocks. Having my own done up with race tech may be my best bet. I do a handful of track days along with some bumpy ass twisties.
 

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I'd be all over that race tech he has on the classifieds but race tech has that 11.6 kg spring recommended for like a 200lb rider. I'm barely 170. I also have to find out how much shops are charging to refresh used shocks. Having my own done up with race tech may be my best bet. I do a handful of track days along with some bumpy ass twisties.
I recall devildog saying he was near your weight -- 180 as I recall. At $250, it may only need a lighter spring to match up with exactly what you want. It's interesting to hear Racetech wants that spring, for my weight......

While I was in OR, I had GP Suspension in Lake Oswego install an Ohlins remote res shock on my Yamaha FZ6, as well as replace the dual rate springs in the damper rod fork with linear units, as well as revalving the thing.

H-U-G-E difference in performance. Much happier with it after that.

If they were still in business, I would have said check them out. They sold out to a company in the Puget Sound, as I recall, and combined buisneses up North.
 

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I recall devildog saying he was near your weight -- 180 as I recall. At $250, it may only need a lighter spring to match up with exactly what you want. It's interesting to hear Racetech wants that spring, for my weight......

While I was in OR, I had GP Suspension in Lake Oswego install an Ohlins remote res shock on my Yamaha FZ6, as well as replace the dual rate springs in the damper rod fork with linear units, as well as revalving the thing.

H-U-G-E difference in performance. Much happier with it after that.

If they were still in business, I would have said check them out. They sold out to a company in the Puget Sound, as I recall, and combined buisneses up North.
Yeah I believe it's now "Kfg racing" in Auburn Washington. He's the go to suspension guy in these parts. I do ride the Ridge motorsports park where they are a regular vendor at but I'd probably have to mail my suspension to him so I can have it done before my first track day of the season. I do have EDR performance somewhat nearby and they quoted me around $1100 for racetech rebuild front and rear with bringing the bike in.
The race tech spring rate calculator recommended a 10.7 kg spring for my weight.
 

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Yeah I believe it's now "Kfg racing" in Auburn Washington. He's the go to suspension guy in these parts. I do ride the Ridge motorsports park where they are a regular vendor at but I'd probably have to mail my suspension to him so I can have it done before my first track day of the season. I do have EDR performance somewhat nearby and they quoted me around $1100 for racetech rebuild front and rear with bringing the bike in.
The race tech spring rate calculator recommended a 10.7 kg spring for my weight.
Sort of why devil dog's unit comes to mind... a spare shock you can have rebuilt while you keep using the one you have, for only $250? Heck, I'd give it a try as is, and if it's too stiff sell it after yours is rebuilt the way you want.
 
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