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Yeah I saw a guy on ebay selling the TSS G-Sport shock for $240 shipped from Thailand. I was going to order one but he never really answered any of my questions because I dont think he spoke much english. The YSS shock I have is excellent and the fit and finish is perfect. Very nice stuff. I think my next upgrade will be emulators for the forks. I wish there was an easy way to upgrade to bigger diameter forks on the 300. I notice a lot of flex in my forks and the front just does weird things under hard braking lol
that is who I got it from. eBay. He answered my question regarding spring weight. I figured, for ~$250, if it’s crap, I can always revalve and respring on my own and not be out much. If you buy from YSS direct, they have em with compression also, but at 2x price.

im not racing, just having fun at the track and the occasional street ride.

this and the racetek springs, gve, eBay fork preloads, I am under $500 and it’s miles better than stock at my weight and ride style.
 

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Off topic but I heard that Kawasaki will be selling a Zx4-R in the USA in 2023. An inline 4 cylinder 400 that revs to the moon. I need one for sure. I wish we could get the Zx25-R over here, the sounds those bikes make is music haha
yeah, those 4rs look to be the bike to have. But it will probably be like $3k more than a 400. Put it right between a 400 and a 6r. Basically at the 650 price point.
 

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To be honest I'd be just as happy with a Zx25r. I've always wanted one of the small inline 4 bikes but they are absurdly expensive and I guess finding parts for them is a nightmare. Now that Kawasaki is making them again I need one lol.
 

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Soime months ago, I met a guy at the track that was focused on older Honda CBR250RR. Those would rev up to 18 or 19k rpm's. He told me he bought the bikes from Japan and Australia for cheap, had them ship to US, restore them and sell them for about 6 or 7k USD. That day, he actually had one at the track and was having fun with it. He told me there were parts available.

The new ZX250R I4 has been in the Asian market for some years now, so maybe it won't make it to US. I guess the 250 would be nicer for a light rider. The 400 should be fun for anyone.
I've read that is basically the same bike. Even the fairings will have many panels that are just the same. So the weight and ergonomics should be about the same as the 250.
 

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Nice, I bet they are weapons on the track. I've kind of had my eye on a Ninja 400 but I'd take the zx4 over the N400 in a heartbeat. I love the small displacement bikes and to have a small bike but with the inline 4 sound is perfection haha. I don't care about increased maintenance or any of that. I enjoy that part of owning motorcycles anyways....
 

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I've also read about rumors from Kawi for an all-new Ninja 600 twin to compete with Yammaha R7 and Aprilia RS600.
If it happens, then there will be lot to choose from for those wanting to upgrade the N300.

The sporty twins 600 is a segment that is growing a lot because I4 600's are loosing popularity and I4 1000's are getting ridiculously expensive and powerful.
In the papers, I don't like the R7 because it doesn't rev up much and it's basically an MT07 with sport suspension and fairings. The Aprilia is so nice, but it's expensive and it looks like not too reliable.
I'd love to see a Japanese version of the RS660
 

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that is who I got it from. eBay. He answered my question regarding spring weight. I figured, for ~$250, if it’s crap, I can always revalve and respring on my own and not be out much. If you buy from YSS direct, they have em with compression also, but at 2x price.

im not racing, just having fun at the track and the occasional street ride.

this and the racetek springs, gve, eBay fork preloads, I am under $500 and it’s miles better than stock at my weight and ride style.
Yeah, I've also been looking at the YSS G-Sport lately as my stock shock seems to be stiffening up, as others have reported, so rides horribly over Thailand's typically iffy roads. I'm an old fart so not interested in the track, only a decent non-jarring ride. Still amazed at the high price of a freakin' single rear shock, though. Please let us know how the YSS works out for ya!

Cheers from soggy Thailand! 😁
 

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Hadn't heard of you in a long time @Jimbo in Thailand
Hope you're well and riding often.
Great to hear from you Topaz! Yep, I'm still riding my beloved old 2014 and it's still my daily driver... when it's not freakin' raining, that is. In fact, I'm getting ready to do a major refurbishment. I'm finally going to install the still-in-the-box Power Commander I purchased years ago. This includes the optional real-time tuning module. I just ordered a new stainless steel full exhaust and have to get an extra pipe nipple welded in for the extra sensor that comes with the kit. Gotta admit I've really dreaded removing all the Ninja 'Tupperware' and that's the reason I haven't done it yet. Oh well, it's now or never I suppose.

Anyway, take care of yourself and ride safe buddy! 😁👍

Cheers!

Jimbo
 
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