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Old 06-30-2019, 04:09 AM   #1
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Rear shock

Hey guys
I have come back to a 2009 FZ1S after many years, and as I remember the rear std shock is left wanting.
I do a bit of two up and single touring with luggage ang looking for a rear shock with remote preload for spring.......suggestions"..........btw I live in gods country Australia
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Old 06-30-2019, 12:08 PM   #2
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The answer you’ll probably hear is an R1 shock with Satan’s adapter, and they’ll be right for the money. After the adapter, shock, and a new spring for 2 up I was into my rear suspension for 250 and have a weight appropriate spring with high and low speed compression and rebound damping.

I literally just sat down after a 180 mile day with my wife on the back and the rear always felt planted and smooth. I’ll eventually get the valving done when it’s time for a rebuild.
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for info
Is there a particular year that works ?
How do I get my hands on a spacer ?

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Old 07-01-2019, 04:43 AM   #4
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just noticed you were looking for remote controls which the R1 won't get you. If you can live without that info on the adapter and the years that works can be found by reading through here:

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/sho...+shock+adapter

Contact info for Satan can be found here:

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/sho...+shock+adapter

Other options that are FZ1 specific can be found online, links to two board favorites are below.

https://sportbikes4hireshop.com/prod...yamaha-fz1-06/

https://traxxion.com/?make=4570&mode...ion=vpf-search

In the interest of disclosure, both are related to board members. Sport Bikes for Hire is PJFZ1 and Traxxion used to have a board member working there who has since retired but they are very well regarded.

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Old 07-01-2019, 06:44 AM   #5
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I went with the Satan adapter and R1 shock on my 2012. The shock is from a 2008 R1 with the yellow spring which Satan said is perfect for my weight (<200# in full ATGATT).

I looked up the stock setting for the 2008 R1 and adjusted from there to suit my riding finally settling on current setup and the bike rides like it's on rails without punishing the body.

For two up you may want to pick up a proper R1 pre-set spanner to make life easier on you. The only caveat is that the compression nut is semiblocked by the frame but with a small open end wrench it's reachable. The other compression setting is easy with an Allen wrench.

Total cost was under $200. The results; priceless.
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Old 07-01-2019, 06:54 AM   #6
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you can also fit a 2015+ r1 shock with no major mods or bracket needed.
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:35 PM   #7
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A viable option

The 2015+ shock swap is intriguing, they're cheap on ebay.
Do the stock dogbones work?
My 2007 is getting saggy. Also I seem to be getting bigger.
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:50 PM   #8
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you can also fit a 2015+ r1 shock with no major mods or bracket needed.
Do tell or link please thank you
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:25 PM   #9
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:55 AM   #10
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2015 r1 shock

so the 2015 r1 shock is the same length as the stock fz shock? and has the same eye mount sizes as well ?
what mods are needed to install it ?
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:57 AM   #11
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Info on the newer shock swap

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/sho...light=R1+shock
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:15 AM   #12
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2015 R1 Shock into a GEN II

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so the 2015 r1 shock is the same length as the stock fz shock? and has the same eye mount sizes as well ?
what mods are needed to install it ?

The 2015 R1 upper eye width is 32mm. The upper bushings must be reduced (lathe or grinding) by 1mm on each side. The eye-to-eye length is longer than the GEN II but it will fit, raising the rear a bit. One should remove the rear clevis and remove approximately 7-10mm at the rounded tip. That will give you some adjustment.


The major problem is the position of the nitrogen reservoir. The voltage regulator tray, which also supports the battery, needs a major redesign to relocate the regulator to provide clearance. Furthermore, there is not a lot of slack in the regulator harness. No good options there.



Finally, the spring on the 2015+ is significantly stronger than the '04 thru '08s. So, in the scheme of things you need to replace the spring ti get the ride benefits if you are under 220#.


I looked at doing a tray kit with thinner bushings but it was significantly more expensive than the '04-'08 adapter. One of those "it seemed to be a good idea . . ."



If you want to purchase a modded 2015 R1 shock, send me a PM.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:02 AM   #13
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shorter not longer

r1 2015 shock eye to eye is shorter than gen 2 not longer,you wind it out to 320mm eye to eye to match the gen 2 size.
it does not raise the back at all.
gen 2 spring rate 600 lbf/in standard.
YZF-R1 88.20 N/mm (8.99 kgf/mm, 503.62 lbf/in )
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:58 AM   #14
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r1 2015 shock eye to eye is shorter than gen 2 not longer,you wind it out to 320mm eye to eye to match the gen 2 size.
it does not raise the back at all.
gen 2 spring rate 600 lbf/in standard.
YZF-R1 88.20 N/mm (8.99 kgf/mm, 503.62 lbf/in )

Stand corrected, used the '09-'14 spring specs. Tried shortening the '15 to earlier R1 spec for use with an adapter to avoid the VR issues.
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