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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2007, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Ride height question

I own a 2003 and it looks like it has 1/4 inch spacer between the top of the shock and where it mounts to the frame. Would this be added on or would that be normal configuration right from the factory?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-29-2007, 04:08 PM
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Sounds like it was added to me. I'm 6'0 and I wanted the raise the rear to get a better turn in on the bike. I have 2 spacers that's 1/2 in. The only problem with that is you will tend to get more head shakes at higher speeds. But it feels better to me. I would leave it the way it is.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2007, 09:14 PM
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if you are talking about the round "washer" looking spacer, that IS stock oem on the 02/03 models. spacers/shims may also be added to increase tail/seat height. track guys like it because they can effectively change how qwikly the 9R will turn-in without messing up the suspension (especially preload).
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-21-2007, 07:04 PM
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why would kawa have a stock shim? can someone explain this? is it to give it a sharper feel or what? this does induce headshake as Rad said, which seems like something a "big 4" mgf. would want to avoid...
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