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Old 08-24-2008, 01:23 PM   #1
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r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

keep seeing this question asked on various forums it gets asked and people get told yes - they think your lying so they go ask somewhere else so......

to answer the question

secure the bike so it wont topple over and remove the slabby shock


youll need the eye out the bottom mount of the shock so take out the retaining clip from either side


and press the eye out


a quick comparrison - this shock is an R6 2001 model


press the eye into the r6 shock



attatch the shock back to the bike - i did it fastening the top first


so does it fit


yes.........


the resevoir will forl the battery box so you will need to relocate the battery - i put mine under the tank in the recess the airbox would take up
you can put it wherever you please

si there you have it - yes it fits so stop asking
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:04 PM   #2
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

Nice write up.

Couple of questions though...You didn't have to take anything off the R6 bottom eye? and, do you have any problems with the bike topping out (shock being too long)?

I used an R1 shock and had to take some material off the bottom eye to get it to fit in the slabby's linkage. And, the shock was just a hair too long and took some real wrestling to get the bottom bolt through. The extra length caused the bike to top out when unweighted.

I'm not doubting you...just trying to clear some things up.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:48 PM   #3
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

ove not touched the r6 shock all ive done is pressed out the eye from the slabby shock and put it in the r6 one it is a wrestle to get the shock in but it does squeeze in but is fine once everything is bolted up
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:12 PM   #4
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

I'm looking for a longer shock myself, surprised to see R1 and R6 are compatible.

Could you tell me the lenght of both of them and if they're any different in damping / spring rate? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:30 PM   #5
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

GSXR 1100 shock length 315mm, shock stroke 69mm, spring rate 6.1kg/ mm
GSXR 750 shock length 290.5mm, shock stroke 61mm, spring rate ???kg/ mm
R1 shock length 300mm, shock stroke 65mm, spring rate 8.6kg/ mm
R6 shock length 300mm +/- 5mm depending on year, shock stroke 65mm, spring rate 9.8kg/ mm to 10.8kg/ mm depending on year....
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:11 PM   #6
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

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GSXR 1100 shock length 315mm, shock stroke 69mm, spring rate 6.1kg/ mm
GSXR 750 shock length 290.5mm, shock stroke 61mm, spring rate ???kg/ mm
R1 shock length 300mm, shock stroke 65mm, spring rate 8.6kg/ mm
R6 shock length 300mm +/- 5mm depending on year, shock stroke 65mm, spring rate 9.8kg/ mm to 10.8kg/ mm depending on year....
wow, according to this, i would venture to say that the R6's spring rate is probably close to double the stock first generation's spring rate.

bigbike, it fits, but how does it handle? i am curious.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:44 PM   #7
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

I tell you getting that bottom bolt through is a royal prick with the R1 into my 87, I gave up trying it on my own it was just getting dangerous.

I tried jacks, weighting it attempted to get spring compressors in i got oh so close so many times.

I'll take another crack at it when I've got a helper, shouldn't put up too much of a fight. I didn't press out the eye on mine but shaved down the material like Twokaotic and then had my local machinist turn down the hardened bottom mount bush that came in the R1 shock to match the new width

it slips into the bike no worries, just getting the holes to line up however ... >.< grr
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:28 AM   #8
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

its good better than the slabby one - easy to adjust to - at first it was too soft and was really digging the back end down on accelerarion - stiffened it up now and it feels great
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:23 AM   #9
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

What year model is the R6 shock ?, I've got a 85 mod slabby with a 90 mod swingarm, witch i'm using the slabby shock arm and I need the shock to be 295mm long from centre to centre bolt holes, do the different year mods of the R6 & R1 vary on length, and obvioulsly the shock has to have the resovior horizontaly mounted
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:56 AM   #10
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

the resevoir is cast into the shock so it is that way and cant be moved - that shock is from a 2001 r6 i think r1 are longer slightly - 07 models deffinately are - was looking at my mates
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:57 AM   #11
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

Well I got my R1 shock in, bolted up the bottom eyelet instead of the top then used a scissor jack upside down thru the frame to compress the shock and line up the top bolt.


talk about round about! worked though, and it feels great. Doesn't rub on the swingarm at all, though it is close (within 0.5cm). I'd love to try it out but I don't have an engine
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:17 PM   #12
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Well I got my R1 shock in, bolted up the bottom eyelet instead of the top then used a scissor jack upside down thru the frame to compress the shock and line up the top bolt.


talk about round about! worked though, and it feels great. Doesn't rub on the swingarm at all, though it is close (within 0.5cm). I'd love to try it out but I don't have an engine

ueah its a good battle getting the last mount in lol - i found it easier bottom first tbh then used a long rod of metal to force it down leverage and got the missus ti sharply throw the bolt through lol - it feels really nice though makes the stock one feel like youve been riding a hardtail
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the R6's spring rate is probably close to double the stock first generation's spring rate.
so that means it'll be softer?
please explain more of that, in plain english, maybe?
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so that means it'll be softer?
please explain more of that, in plain english, maybe?
no... it means it will be harder.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:12 PM   #15
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no... it means it will be harder.
noted, thanks.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:49 AM   #16
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

the r6 is deffinately bouncier than my old stock one - but then perhaps my stock one was broke - it was 23 years old afterall - i find the r6 a lot bouncier with a lot more adjustment to it - o feel waaaay less bumps in the road with it and it gives a better ride height too
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:35 AM   #17
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

yea thanx ,I found a list of the R1 &R6 shock length's whitch are
:R6 1999-2002 = 305mm
;R6 2003-2008 = 295mm
'R1 1998-2001 = 300mm
'R1 2002-2008 = 300mm
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

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Nice write up.

Couple of questions though...You didn't have to take anything off the R6 bottom eye? and, do you have any problems with the bike topping out (shock being too long)?

I used an R1 shock and had to take some material off the bottom eye to get it to fit in the slabby's linkage. And, the shock was just a hair too long and took some real wrestling to get the bottom bolt through. The extra length caused the bike to top out when unweighted.

I'm not doubting you...just trying to clear some things up.
I'm seeing the same thing, the width of the R6 shock is 23 mm but the original is 22mm which is a snug fit into the bottom mounting yoke. I'll need to take off the 1mm if it has any chance of fitting.

I have to admit I'm more concerned about the shorter shock length; the R6 unit is 20mm short than the original. Whilsy I haven't measured what that translates to in ride-height yet I'm assuming it's going to lower things a fair bit. Has anyone who's done this mod got any comments on the ride height and ground clearance effects?

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Old 02-25-2009, 05:24 PM   #19
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

Does anyone know the diameters of the Slabby Shock compared to the R1 (05) shock. Reason is, I now have a K3 1000 swingarm fitted (lots of modification) and need a new shock. Wondered if the diameter of the R1 is bigger than the original, and if so will it rub on the swing arm?
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:17 PM   #20
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Re: r1/r6 shock fits a slabby????

I've got a 1991 750 and I'm currently looking for a new shock as well. I've heard that a 01 - 02 GSXR 1000 shock will work with minor alteration (ie battery box). I'm just wondering if it would be easier to fit the R1 or R6 shock. I've looked into rebuilding my stock shock and with everything that it needs it will run between $500 to $600 including shipping. I'm really looking for a good alternative.
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