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This is a good start.
 

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Yep, ALOTof people on here have done the swap. But... there's always a but. Haha
the swap does require some work in regards to making the shock fit.

are you just intrested in the rear?
there's heaps you can also do with the front aswell.
 

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Racetech springs for your weight in the front and gsxr rear shock is the best bang for the buck.
 

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I want it the upgrade for canyon runs and street commuting.

I'd recommend getting it sprung for your weight, and throwing in some gold valve emulators.

http://www.motospecialties.com/store.asp?store=ninja300shop&level=Item&type=Ninja%20300&type1=Ninja%20300&type2=Suspension&category=Forks&ItemNum=RTGVKIT1



No need to go all out excessive like we do for the track with Andreani fork cartridges and Ohlins TTX rear shocks. You'll see real improvements in the handling with the spring and emulator package.
 

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Yeah, the stock springs are way too soft for you.

Start cheap.

Put the preload on the rear shock to the highest.
Get the correct springs from Race Tech.
Replace the fork oil with 20 wt.

Ride that and if you still feel like its not good enough
Get the Gold Values and go to 10-15 wt oil
and do the GXSR rear conversion
 

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Racetech springs for your weight in the front and gsxr rear shock is the best bang for the buck.
Reviving an old thread, but with the new springs will I need gold valve emulators? It seems everyone gets emulators as well when they upgrade suspension. Or will SSR pre-load adjusters do fine?
 

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springs alone and 20 wht oil makes a big difference over stock, this is how i rode last years track season.
im putting emulators this week for this comming up season. more adjustment. we were using preload adj
for a compromise, could not seperate rebound from compression,
 

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Let me add the following information, that a high oil weight, especially with emulators, makes the rebound very slowly.
I'd also follow the talk in the forums and wasn't quiet happy with my setup until all of it was changed by a real suspension specialist and from what I can say after going down from 15W to 10W (I've been sceptical about his lower recommendation of 7.5 W) it became much much better.
So the next time when I change the fork oil again I'll go with his recommendation of 7.5W Putoline brand.
Also what I miss in all this comments about fork setup is the air gap or oil level, which my suspension guy said is one of the most important thing.
A good thing to start with is to set up the sag for the correct value.
 

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when you get to the track with your emulators, i would have 7.5 to 20 weight oil.
you set your rebound with oil weight. once thats correct you adj the emulator for compression.
on the r3 with emulators we had to go to 20 weight for rebound.
 

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jrshooter, I guess you didn't read all of my comment, so here again one important part: Also what I miss in all this comments about fork setup is the air gap or oil level, which my suspension guy said is one of the most important thing.
If you don't know or understand enough about this do yourself a favor and search the web for it.
I'd read hundreds of websites about emulators and the other stuff about suspension plus had intensive talks to my suspension specialist.
Also one thing I can tell you, the best information about emulator or good suspension setups are not to find on any Ninjette related website but very much on those for other brands.
Here is just only one link you must read: http://www.peterverdone.com/archive/springs.htm
Notes from the link:
"The labeled rate of the Race Tech springs have been called into question by many sources, although they are still fine quality springs. I rated some 0.85kg/mm labeled springs that I have and they were actually 0.90kg/mm."
"The correct spring is the softest spring available, that is able to support the bike and rider under the hardest of braking/accelerating while still leaving some room for the system to travel if a bumb is encountered in this state."
 

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yoername i dont disagree on any thing with you and your findings, i make no claim of being suspension guru. i also have a suspension man at the track i run my bike to. and these are the things we have done. also wght between brands of oil are different stick with the same brand when making adjustment.
air gap is crucial, but im not that smart, i have the suspension guy tell me add oil or take some out.
thanks for the link.
 
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