Keep me posted!! Very interested in doing the same.
It’s not too difficult. Pull the tank and the ECU and the upper bolts are right there. Norton’s support bracket kit works well to secure the ECU tray. It comes with washers to use as spacers for the bottom shock bolt.I’m wondering how hard it is to get to the upper shock mounts to flip them
Myself and some others haven't had an issue with rubbing. I noticed that the upper spring mount is about 1/8" smaller in diameter than the spring's ID. That means the spring can shift left or right a fair amount. I was very careful when reassembling mine to keep the spring centered until it was tightened down. It would be best to make a spacer to ensure it stays centered, but once it's loaded it should do a decent job of staying put. I have a hunch that this could be the difference in whether there are clearance issues.Get a couple more washers to space out the linkage so it won’t rub on the spring as described earlier in this thread.
Good observation. Mine didn’t rub when I assembled it, but because of the loose tolerances and after reading posts from @yarddog and @b0Xcrash, I decided to go with their solution.I noticed that the upper spring mount is about 1/8" smaller in diameter than the spring's ID
For example, thegenius46m may have been able to use the spring off an '01-'03 600 or an '05-'06 1000 instead of buying one from RT.Code:
BIKE MODEL RATE (kg/mm) RATE (lb/in) RIDER (lb) EX500 OEM 5.4 300 X EX250F OEM 7.9 440 X EX250J OEM 9.3 520 X EX400H OEM 10.0 560 190-220 98-00 GSXR600 6.4 360 90-120 01-03 GSXR600 8.0 450 120-150 04-05 GSXR600 7.6 425 115-145 06-09 GSXR600 9.4 525 170-200 11-13 GSXR600 10.1 565 195-225 00-03 GSXR750 7.2 400 95-125 04-05 GSXR750 7.3 410 100-130 06-07 GSXR750 9.5 530 175-205 08-10 GSXR750 9.5 530 175-205 11-13 GSXR750 10.5 590 210-240 01-02 GSXR1000 7.7 430 115-145 03-04 GSXR1000 8.6 480 135-165 05-06 GSXR1000 8.1 455 125-155 07-08 GSXR1000 10.1 565 195-225 09-11 GSXR1000 11.6 650 240-280
A lot of us have used this:What about the battery tray? No need to worry about it after mount the bracket upside down?
So I did reduce preload on my shock a bit and it's much better. In the spring I'm going to try and find a shop that does suspension setup to see about getting it dialed in a bit more.Looks like it's going to peak up toward the 50s this week, hoping to dial in my shock a bit. First step is reducing preload, the rear seems to have almost 0 static sag.
Are you sure about that? Norton says the opposite and I set mine to that. If its the opposite then I’ll need to readjust. So far it feels really good. I really can’t believe the difference over stock. It’s a very noticeable improvement...One thing to note when you are adjusting the compression damping - the screw in the center is the low speed and the hex adjuster is the high speed.
Yes, I talked to Jesse about it, because it looked like it was backwards on their website. He agreed and said he would fix that when he had time. He and Jeremy are awfully busy making cool things for our bikes, and winning championships, so I don’t blame him for not getting to it yet.