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Suspension Set-up and Mods / Re: Spring rates
« Last post by zed9 on Today at 11:17:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Forks-by-Matt [+]
Racetech's database/calculator can be completely off sometimes. I've seen some doozies out of their site on certain bikes.
0.95kg/mm fork,
650 lb/in or 115N/mm shock
I use this one and round down for street use. I can't find the original  on Max's site.
http://forks-by-matt.s3.amazonaws.com/spring%20rate.gif

There's a fair bit of stuff for public consumption.
http://forks-by-matt.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html
Max's chart for the forks shows the same .95 as the Race Tech for my ~700 pound weight. The .95 are not stiff at all in fact he shows a 1.0 but I'm assuming that's for the race track.
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Suspension Set-up and Mods / Re: Pending Suspension Upgrade
« Last post by Forks-by-Matt on Today at 11:11:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by RobZ900 [+]
Any experience of Andreani suspension? They do a cartridge kit for the Z900 for £499 including the correct weight springs, as opposed to the £900 for the Nitron cartridge kit.
Andreani makes a pretty decent product. Their fit and finish isn't up to Nitron or Ohlins grade but that's why the multi-hundred price delta. If you go with the Andreani make sure to run a ~8cSt@40 oil in the compression leg. The Rebound leg can run the specified 19cSt@40 (typically the Ohlins R&T43) oil.

Obviously Iíd have to pay someone to fit them
Yes you will. The install is not trivial on the previously 'dead' leg. You're probably looking at $200 minimum for the install.

If you do just the fork springs for now, that's pretty cheap. Toss the current oil and re-fill with say Maxima Racing Fork (125/150, 7w) and see how you like it.
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Free / Must have mods
« Last post by Z900 Love on Today at 10:59:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by cjskinner [+]
Nothing is free, but a fender eliminator is cheap! You can change the mirrors too for not much! Enjoy your bike

I had it ordered even before I got the bike haha, first thing I did! Looks a million times better.

*Originally Posted by ras [+]
Set the stock suspension up to your weight ( the best you can)
Adjust all the controls / levers to your riding style as well as headlight
Not free but close to it ..search the $8 exhaust mod
Swap out the stock 15 tooth for a 16 tooth front sprocket

And
Enjoy the ride

I'll have to look into setting that up, any recommendations for a skinny dude? Lol

What are the reasons for changing out the front sprocket? I don't mind losing top end, as I hit 90 yesterday and felt like I was gonna blow off it haha.

And thank you for the tip on the exhaust I'll look into that!
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Heated grips
« Last post by RobZ900 on Today at 10:43:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by JacobP [+]
I'm looking for heated grips for my z900. Looking at the Koso Apollo, because i find it neat that the controller is integrated. They come in two length 120mm and 130mm. As i recall the grips is approx. 125mm, which to choose then? Can anyone clarify the length of the grips?

Iíve got the oxford heated grips on mine. Each side is a different length - 114mm on the throttle side, 123mm on the clutch side. If the 2 options are 120 and 130, Iíd probably go with the 120. Or get the oxford grips :028:
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Suspension Set-up and Mods / Re: Spring rates
« Last post by Forks-by-Matt on Today at 10:39:04 PM »
Racetech's database/calculator can be completely off sometimes. I've seen some doozies out of their site on certain bikes.

I'm 250lbs (115kg) in gear and I wonder what spring rates would be correct for my weight?
0.95kg/mm fork,
650 lb/in or 115N/mm shock

Are there any rider weight charts/tables for the Z900 out there?
I use this one and round down for street use. I can't find the original  on Max's site.
http://forks-by-matt.s3.amazonaws.com/spring%20rate.gif

There's a fair bit of stuff for public consumption.
http://forks-by-matt.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html
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Suspension Set-up and Mods / Re: Spring rates
« Last post by zed9 on Today at 10:36:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Cazzy_R [+]
Thanks for that. I found the spring rate calculator. Your fork spring estimate was spot on.  :047:
 The z900 wasn't in the drop down list so couldn't get a rate for the rear though.  :003:
I didn't see it either. The guy I had rebuild my suspension  knew about the linkage for the shock and he determined the 700 in/lbs so I'm assuming you'd be the next step up as well. Forks by Matt understands this stuff so he may be able to answer.
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Heated grips
« Last post by JacobP on Today at 10:06:31 PM »
I'm looking for heated grips for my z900. Looking at the Koso Apollo, because i find it neat that the controller is integrated. They come in two length 120mm and 130mm. As i recall the grips is approx. 125mm, which to choose then? Can anyone clarify the length of the grips?
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Fitted the Givi tanklock ring to hold the Givi 505 bag, looks quite neat and will be handy for passport, ferry tickets and the like when touring 👍

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2 Wheel DynoWorks / Re: 2WDW Memorial Day Weekend ECU Flash Sale
« Last post by bigj11 on Today at 09:43:50 PM »
Perfect timing. Thanks guys.
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I tried my new cleaning products (motherís). The bike is shiny as hell! I need a stand to clean the rim easier!

Only need a nice header and the Gb engine cover  :152

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