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ZZ-R250 Rear Suspension

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Bladewar, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. I have a 96 Model ZZ-R250 i was wondering if there are any way to make it so that i can take luggage (for touring as an example) or a pillion, its currently on the the highest level of pre load available (the fifth setting) as it was bottoming out on the centrestand mid corner on the fourth setting (only after a pillion was taken for a spin of about 30kms, after that the bottoming out started) and that was with no luggage or pillion.

    Is there a way to put in a stronger spring or upgrade the whole lot to something more suitable. Remembering that i probably weigh in at around the 100kg mark.

    Cost will be a facter as it is only my 250 that i will upgrade from it in probably around november. but it is a long time away still.
  2. replace the spring - talk to a suspension specialist
  3. I'm not 100% sure on this but most bikes are the same. On the main suspension spring ( the big heavy one) there is usually two lock rings with notches around them. By undoing these (special tool required) and winding the lower lock ring (closest to the spring) tighter creates more tension on the spring lessening the chances of you bottoming out. Rebound is then adjusted via your normal meathod. Don't forget to tighten up the lock rings one this has all been done.
  4. If the bike has the two lock rings on the spring there should be a "C" spanner in the tool kit. You may still need to carefully use a punch and hammer to undo the top ring if it is really tight.
  5. thanks folks. will take a look and see what i can do :)