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Dog bones for shock swap

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:33 am
by Gonzo355
Hi does any know the length of dog bones to achieve standard ride height using an r6 shock or what would fit.
Many thanks
Martin

Re: Dog bones for shock swap

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:30 am
by KR-1R
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if memory correct standard shock about 273mm and R6 raven somewhere about 290.
Using the standard KR links, the ride height is +40mm over standard,

so probably about 15mm longer links than standard (Not just from difference in shock lengths) will bring ride height back down

10mm longer links will give you bit more ride height modern look etc
you could look at weld and fill the eye holes and then redrill each 5mm further apart giving 10mm

BDK make shorter ALLOY ones for £160 pounds but that will raise a standard bike

i have seen adjustable links with threaded middles too

have a look here for R6 conversion
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46632&p=135779
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Re: Dog bones for shock swap

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:54 pm
by KR-1R
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the -1085 KR-1 links are the same as found on the ZXR250(A)/(B) 39111-1085, 39111-1108

I think the -1115 ZXR250(C) links are longer... approx 127mm eye, with ~20mm offset
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Re: Dog bones for shock swap

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:47 am
by Gerrit
The standard dogbones are marked 1085 and measure 108.5 mm centre to centre. The 1115 dogbones will probably be 111.5 mm centre to centre i.e. 3 mm longer than standard. There may be more suitable longer dogbones from a different Kawasaki model, but it may take quite a bit of research to discover which one.

Re: Dog bones for shock swap

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:48 am
by KR-1R
little bit of parallax going on in photo/camera position... but >125mm <130mm

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KHI not a model for consistency... why are there two model years for 1991? unless ZXR250/ZXR250R
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