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Holy fuck man! Am I reading the dates on these postings right, like just completed this Oct’ 18’? Here I am fearing the 12’s gotten old with basic parts becoming fewer and then I see you and KZScott putting together something like this!?! This makes me wanna hop outta bed with my woman, go down the street to the garage and make magic happen on my 12 someway somehow like you guys have...fuck a job and getting sleep and all that mess...inspiration truly. Nice work and it looks super pretty. End rant


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you will like the one we're putting together with Hibs this wknd too ;)
 

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ZX2871R is getting a few bits. A little attention to the shock. Shorten up the wheel base alittle. I way under geared it at Loring.
By time I got to 20/39 the wheel base really grew. Switching to a oring chain for street duty too.
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Just a few statistics.

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oem shock 7 lbs 3.8oz


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upgraded oem shock 6 lbs 0.6oz

very nice weight savings. Hope the damping is as impressive.

dog bone bolts.
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oem zx12 108 grams

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oem zx10 79 grams

I swapped out the front forks for zx14 and am using a zx10 front wheel. All a direct swap. (B model). I recently picked up a rear zx10 rim. The zx10 rim with no hardware weighs approximately 9 pounds. The zx12 rim with no hardware weighs approximately 12 pounds. So a solid 3 pound difference.

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ZX2871R is getting a few bits. A little attention to the shock. Shorten up the wheel base alittle. I way under geared it at Loring.
By time I got to 20/39 the wheel base really grew. Switching to a oring chain for street duty too. View attachment 16545
Do you have a stretched tail section?

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Shock modification looks great!
How much did it cost you to have done?

You could get a spare R1 style lower clevis to go on it to run the R1 swing arm again, but now with that rebuilt shock!
 
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