1975 Kawasaki Z1-900 Restoration
Posted 30 April 2011 - 04:48 AM
Posted 04 July 2011 - 01:52 PM
had a tool set but its not complete.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:08 AM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:36 AM
Stock Z1 shocks (actually aftermarket shocks) are 13 7/8" eye to eye.
ZRX shocks are 14.25" eye to eye
I measured the sags from the center of the axle vertically to the bottom edge of the rear fender.
Stock shock sag
Free sag 15 1/2"
Static sag 15"
ZRX shock sag
Free sag 16"
Static sag 16" ???
Ride height was measured from the floor vertical to the center of the top shock mount.
Stock - 27 1/2"
ZRX 27 3/4 - 7/8"
Main issue is the chain guard. I was going to save mine but it was a little scratched so I decided I'd cut it and find an OEM one later for replacement, or not. There were burrs on the top shock mount studs I had to file down, not sure how they got there but since the ZRX shocks have a steel inner sleeve the top stud has to be clean. With the bike on the center stand, the swingarm hits the exhaust mount so you have to pry the bottom of the shock to insert the bolt.
Might hear a clunk when the suspension fully extends while riding. When I service the shocks I'll install a limiter so the shock's bump stop takes the hit.
Edited by Jeekinz, 07 June 2012 - 07:42 AM.
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