I recently got Ohlins Shock absorber 46PRXLS (SU347) came off from 05 gsx-r750. Mine is 00 r750.
I think it will be great upgrade for my bike.
before I bought it, I knew OEM rear shock of 05 r750 is 7mm higher than mine (00 r750) from Interchangability thread.
and One guy said, raising 7mm in the rear will make bike handles better. So I decide to get Ohlins shock when It showed up with affordable price without not much of thinking.
Suzuki GSX-R600 01-03***325.5mm | 8.0kg/mm | 450lb/in
Suzuki GSX-R600 04-05***332.5mm | 7.6kg/mm | 425lb/in
Suzuki GSX-R600 06-10***320mm | 9.4kg/mm | 526lb/in
Suzuki GSX-R750 00-03***325mm | 7.2kg/mm | 400lb/in
Suzuki GSX-R750 04-05***332.5mm | 7.3kg/mm | 408lb/in
Suzuki GSX-R750 06-07***320mm | 9.5kg/mm | 532lb/in
Suzuki GSX-R750 08-10***320mm
Suzuki GSX-R1000 01-02***329.5mm | 7.7kg/mm | 430lb/in
Suzuki GSX-R1000 03-04***332mm | 8.6kg/mm | 480lb/in
Suzuki GSX-R1000 05-06***325mm | 8.1kg/mm | 454lb/in
Suzuki GSX-R1000 07-08***315mm | 10.1kg/mm | 566lb/in
Suzuki GSX-R1000 09-10***320mm | 11.6kg/mm | 650lb/in
If I put recently purchased Ohlins shock to my bike, It will raise 7mm higher on the rear. Ohlins shock has Length adjuster, but it can only make it higher(+6mm) not downward.
Setup data for SU 347
Shock absorber length 332.5 (+6/-0) mm
Shock absorber stroke 74 mm
Spring pre-load 10 mm
Rebound damping adjuster 14 clicks
High speed comp. damping adj. 25 clicks
Low speed comp. damping adj. 10 clicks
when I saw that length adjustable nut on the shock, I was expecting that I can lower it so it can be close to previous height, but no way.. solid 7MM higher.
Even though golden colored shock is in my hand, I want to make sure what I'm getting it before I put it and run the bike.
I heard people do raise rear for better setup.
My question is, raising 7mm is in the normal range? or too much?
one fortunate thing is, I asked to seller and he said, previous owner of Ohlins shock has pretty much same weight as I do.
and My another concern is the chain buffer("chain guide" in other term). Since making 7mm higher will cause edging the swing arm angle. hope chain won't grind off the chain buffer from it.
thanks for reading. any advice and input will be appreciated!