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post #1 of 2 Old 10-09-2014, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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09-12 ZX6R Aftermarket Shock Comparison / Review

I'll keep the intro short - I did my first trackday at Pembrey Circuit in South Wales with Phil Bevan Trackdays this august and had a great time. I moved from Novice to Fast group in one morning. I got approximately 2 seconds of the lap record for 600s in one day!!!

I was running standard suspension with Racetec K3 [road] tyres and playing with racers. At one point I really tried pushing it - aiming for a low 1:03. I could probably have done it if it wasn't for my shock fading and causing me to slide multiple times a lap. At one point I lose the rear on corner entry and the instructor behind me was laying a brick in his underwear!!

So my question is this - What shock do you run and if you were starting out again, would you buy the same one?

If you have ridden or worked with multiple shocks please leave your feedback also.

I am keen to find a shock that has a fine range of adjustment (each click does a small amount). I want to do Superstock 600s


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In the UK it really is a no brainer: K-Tech.

They make a very nice product that will get the work done. I am currently running the 35DDS shock on my ZX6R race bike.

I have run Penske, Ohlins, and K-Tech and I would put it toe to toe with the others.

Finely adjustable with 32 clicks of compression and rebound damping, also a separate low-speed bypass setting. Preload is remotely dialed in so no awkward wrenches to use.

Overall I am impressed with them...
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