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====== R6 Rear Shock Swap====== **What you'll need:**\\ * 06-08 R6 shock (earlier years WON'T work without alot more work) * Spacers * Dog bones * I also recommend a heavier spring for the fzr600, around a 650-750lbs, the stock r6(~500lbs) is perfect for the fzr400.\\ \\ **The Shock:**\\ These can be picked up of eBay for next to nothing ~\$25.00USD.\\ \\ :!:You will need to round the lower shock mount so that it clears the suspension knuckle.:!: All of the R6 shocks that can be used for this conversion look like this\\ {{:r6_shock_swap_1.jpg|2006-2008 Yamaha R6 Rear Shock}} This image dipicts were you'll have to grind the shock slightly so it clears the knuckle.\\ {{:r6_shock_swap_2.jpg?180x197|Click To Enlarge}}{{:r6_shock_swap_3.jpg?180|Click To Enlarge}} **The spacers:**\\ You need two of these spacers as the FZR shock is 10mm wider than the R6 and uses a 12mm bolt as opposed to a 10mm bolts.[ 10mm dia hole drilled through]FIXME. The green section needs to be 5mm wide, diameter doesn't really matter and can be anywhere from 14mm to 20mm. The red section should be just under 12mm dia and ~7mm long. For the FZR400 ignore the stepped down section on the left(red) as the FZR400 uses a 10mm bolt which is the same size as the R6, so you only need the green section.\\ {{:r6_shock_swap_4.jpg?360|Click To Enlarge}} This is where they go\\ {{:r6_shock_swap_5.jpg?360|Click To Enlarge}}{{:r6_shock_swap_6.jpg?360|Click To Enlarge}} **Dog bones:**\\ ~10mm short than the FZR dog bones, this raises the bike back near stock. 6mm thick.\\ {{:r6_shock_swap_7.jpg?360|Click To Enlarge}} Stock on the left next to two new ones\\ {{:r6_shock_swap_8.jpg?360|Click To Enlarge}} For the fzr400(3en1) I had to grind a tiny amount of the top frame mount although I didn't have an issue with the 600. [[http://fzronline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1680|{{ :comments.gif |}}]] ---- -Dru86

r6_rear_shock_swap.txt · Last modified: 2020/10/19 11:51 (external edit)