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Z1000 - March 23, 2013, 12:41 AM

Im Lazy,

From my 86FZ, to my 98ZX6R, to my 07ZX6R, to my now 08 Z1000.

I love more than ever the streetability...

But the track bite never gives, I want to upgrade the suspension on the Z to dominate the street, and attempt the track.

What are the swaps and tunes I should consider?

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March 23, 2013, 08:00 AM

I would check out the z1000 forums. I had the previous generation so no idea. Steal the suspension from your 07zx6r?
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March 23, 2013, 08:23 AM

start off by getting it sprung for your weight and tuned. If you're running whatever random settings from the factory it'll make a world of difference. Street setup isn't necessarily track setup either. On track you're running much higher speeds and what works good for track isn't necessarily good for street and vice versa

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March 23, 2013, 10:16 AM

Zx10 or zx6 swap. Then have internals done a proper setup

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March 23, 2013, 09:34 PM

Get the suspension set for your weight. It makes a world of difference for our bikes. Then ride the crap out of it, you will get a costumed to some of the quirks in the suspension and just throttle threw it. I was thinking the same thing about the suspension, but after several wild hogs trips and a few thousand miles of hard twisties, I've found that the stock set up is more than enough for me.

but if i had the $$

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March 23, 2013, 09:54 PM

not sure about the Z1000, but you could also look into raising up the rear of the bike a tad. Either via a longer rear shock or an adjustable linkage. A little does a lot. It helps with turn-in and making the bike a little more flickable, too much though and you get unstable.

The Speed Triple benefits from this, as does the Monster. The Zthou has similar geometry, so maybe something to look into.
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