I took mine off this spring. I had thought that I could feel that the head bearings were going, but I think that it was actually the damper. Reading into it you can drain the damper and refill it with fork oil and that new oil and no air bubbles make a big improvement. I have been going to a few track days this summer, and have noticed a touch of a wobble when its wide open out of a corner if the track is not perfect, so I am planning on trying it again.Steering dampener removed
Muzzy, look at stroke of GSXR shock compared with OEM shock.... managed to get a hold of a GSXR 1000 rear shock (virtually new, removed when bought from the showroom for an Ohlins swap) for £75 and a GSXR 750 K4 K5 front end. ...
Aye,Muzzy, look at stroke of GSXR shock compared with OEM shock.
Shorter stroke of GSXR shock led me to choose re-valve/re-spring for OEM shock (less than $450), instead.
Taken for a ride today, to work the rear was too hard.
At lunch i took her out and tweaked the rebound and compression.
The shock works fine now :supsmiley:, however, both settings are at the 1st click in from full out. Not ideal for a broader adjustment, but since the shock has had zero miles, im hoping that with time the oil will thin out and bring some adjustment in later in the year
Thought that might be worth something for anyone considering the 1000 K4 K5 shock.