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What's the scoop on 1000RR suspension...

I know the 929/954 suspension seemed to be sorted out, undersprung front etc. Send the forks to DK and get an aftermarket shock.

I kind of went squid on my 954 and did pipe etc instead of suspension mods. Now I am debating moving on to a 1000RR and wondering what typical suspension mods for the street/trackday rider are.

Any big changes (known) for the 06 vs 04/05?
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Re: What's the scoop on 1000RR suspension...

The '06 has a whole host of evolutionary changes, and is much better looking as well. Honda has their cycle of an evolutionary upgrade to the bike every two years and a re-design every four.
As for suspension, from what I understand the 1000RR forks were a bit of a step back - stock - from the 954, but responded just as well from a re-valve, spring and polish job by someone like Kyle.
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Re: What's the scoop on 1000RR suspension...

Forks are mushy compared to an RC with stock settings.
The '06 is 17lbs lighter, has a better looking stock exhaust, a nifty Ti side cover and comes in a garish yellow and blue

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Re: What's the scoop on 1000RR suspension...

So advice for suspension set up on a 1000RR would basically be the same as the 954, respring for weight, some valve work for forks and anaftermarket shock?

It amazes that the 1KRR is a step back for suspension. They seem to handle better than the 954. I have pretty limited experience (street, 40 miles or so) on the 1KRR but it felt much more planted and stable than my 954.
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