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Hi everyone,

this post is a bit off-topic as the shock in question is from a sportbike, but since hardly anyone

on the whole internet is discussing sportbike suspensions and the basic principles are all the

same, I thought I'd give it a shot here:

I'm rebuilding a 40 mm showa unit (originally from an 08 kwak zx6r) to use in my sv650, which

includes going from a 9.2-ish kg/mm spring to 11.6 and this is on a shock thats said to be quite

underdamped in the rebound department to begin with. thus a stiffer rebound stack is required.

here's the stock valving:

Rebound side:

(2) 16 x .20

(1) 22 x .30

(1) 24 x .30

(1) 26 x .30

(1) 28 x .30

(4) 30 x .20

Compression side (just in case someone is interested):

(2) 34 x .20

(1) 30 x .20

(1) 28 x .20

(1) 26 x .20

(1) 24 x .20

(1) 22 x .20

(1) 17 x .30

now, would anyone care to take some... educated guesses, I suppose, as to how to stiffen up

the reb. stack? I'm thinking of leaving the original stack configuation and changing only the

clamp shim, but again what size? 17? 18?

I'll be grateul for any sort of input.

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Rebound side:

(1) 18 x .20

(1) 20 x .20

(1) 22 x .30

(1) 24 x .30

(1) 26 x .30

(1) 27 x .30

(1) 28 x .30

(1) 29 x .30

(5) 30 x .20

whit same w oil then stock that make you reb enough stiff

only a clamp change make a little difference

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(1) 18 x .20

(1) 20 x .20

(1) 22 x .30

(1) 24 x .30

(1) 26 x .30

(1) 27 x .30

(1) 28 x .30

(1) 29 x .30

(5) 30 x .20

whit same w oil then stock that make you reb enough stiff

only a clamp change make a little difference[/font][/font]

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