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Fz 07 Race Bike Build transforming a naked street bike into a track/race tool

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:35 PM

How are people liking those Andreani kits in the fork? I think I have noticed a few bikes having them now.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:14 PM

View Post13motoman, on 16 November 2017 - 02:35 PM, said:

How are people liking those Andreani kits in the fork? I think I have noticed a few bikes having them now.



That's probably the smartest money spent in this project. The front end races fantastic. It's easy to adjust, rebound in one leg, compression in the other. They offer a broad, useful range of adjustment that is easily felt when tuning. They easily go a full season (probably more) before needing a refresh. The feedback and corner feel on the brakes is outstanding. I've had folks ride it and remark the front feels better than their own more expensive front (insert brand here) including usd forks. Best part, they're on sale for $575 which isn't much more than emulators and springs but a whole lot more capable and convenient!

The shock? That's a different animal. It is small, fragile, needs frequent refreshing, prone to mysterious failures and the company has gone thru some 'problems'. When it works it's great, when it doesn't, well isn't that how it goes with everything? Sorry, I digress...
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:42 PM

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The shock? That's a different animal. It is small, fragile, needs frequent refreshing, prone to mysterious failures and the company has gone thru some 'problems'. When it works it's great, when it doesn't, well isn't that how it goes with everything? Sorry, I digress...
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Must be a JRI. Ive sent mine in 3 times for the same leak. They built me a replacement, and that showed up covered in oil, leaking from the same place my old shock did. Now I have two leaky JRI shocks. Hopefully one of our local suspension guys can fix it.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:47 PM

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Must be a JRI. Ive sent mine in 3 times for the same leak. They built me a replacement, and that showed up covered in oil, leaking from the same place my old shock did. Now I have two leaky JRI shocks. Hopefully one of our local suspension guys can fix it.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:08 PM

Huh, maybe it's who sets them up or the model. Had a Jri on my R6 and thought it performed great.

Wow, $575 for the fork kit is great!
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:22 PM

View Post13motoman, on 16 November 2017 - 05:08 PM, said:

Huh, maybe it's who sets them up or the model. Had a Jri on my R6 and thought it performed great.

Wow, $575 for the fork kit is great!

IIRC JRI had just made the shock for the FZ, Dave was one of the early buy ins.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:29 PM

I had an early JRI for the R3, which Gregg Spears was working directly with JRI to develop this shock specifically for R3 racing. They built me a replacement in July of this year because they couldn't figure out the issue on the first one. The replacement has the exact same problem. Its a nice shock, it works great, but it constantly leaks. Maybe they got a bad batch of o-rings, idk?
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:32 PM

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Miss me my Penske I do.



From my understanding, the guys that started JRI came from Penske.
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:24 PM

View PostWillMill, on 16 November 2017 - 09:29 PM, said:

The replacement has the exact same problem. Its a nice shock, it works great, but it constantly leaks. Maybe they got a bad batch of o-rings, idk?

Better than a bad batch of birth control but what can you do
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:47 PM

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Better than a bad batch of birth control but what can you do


Make the drug company take the baby ?
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:20 PM

View PostChamp, on 17 November 2017 - 01:24 PM, said:

Better than a bad batch of birth control but what can you do


Im gonna try to find a local suspension guru that can fix it, or try to trade two junk JRIs for an Ohlins, lol.
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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:48 PM

Merry Christmas to me...
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After fooling with the bastards I drilled during the 5 hour it was clear that I needed to clean up my act, as it were. It's one thing when you're between races and not in a hurry. But it's a whole different animal when you're under a green flag, exhausted from an hour long stint on the bike, it's pouring rain, your bifocals are fogged over and dripping, and you've just been passed by the next team for position. Damn!

Now I can use clips like real racers.
Thanks be to Pro Bolt.
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:54 AM

View Postre tired, on 22 November 2017 - 08:48 PM, said:

Merry Christmas to me...
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After fooling with the bastards I drilled during the 5 hour it was clear that I needed to clean up my act, as it were. It's one thing when you're between races and not in a hurry. But it's a whole different animal when you're under a green flag, exhausted from an hour long stint on the bike, it's pouring rain, your bifocals are fogged over and dripping, and you've just been passed by the next team for position. Damn!

Now I can use clips like real racers.
Thanks be to Pro Bolt.


Already planning for next years 5 hour. I like it! Another solution would be to train your lazy teammates on how to change tires on that bike :)
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:12 PM

View PostWillMill, on 16 November 2017 - 09:29 PM, said:

I had an early JRI for the R3, which Gregg Spears was working directly with JRI to develop this shock specifically for R3 racing. They built me a replacement in July of this year because they couldn't figure out the issue on the first one. The replacement has the exact same problem. Its a nice shock, it works great, but it constantly leaks. Maybe they got a bad batch of o-rings, idk?


Is the leak from around the shaft?
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:39 AM

View Postpunter, on 27 November 2017 - 06:12 PM, said:

Is the leak from around the shaft?


No. There is a cap on the end of the shock where the shaft goes into the shock body. It leaks around where that cap attaches to the body. If you are interested, Ill take a picture of the shock, and send you a message tomorrow.
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