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I'm looking at a shock from an 05 R1, will it fit on my 2011 V? From what I've read the best year model's are 07/08. Is there any years that will NOT fit?
 

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I used back the original spring as the R1 spring was a little soft on clearance of the battery holder. Very smooth response and on the years of R1 Ohlin that will fit the versys, not very sure. :goodluck:
 

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I'm looking at a shock from an 05 R1, will it fit on my 2011 V? From what I've read the best year model's are 07/08. Is there any years that will NOT fit?
MANY years will NOT fit, so it's important to get the right one.
 

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MANY years will NOT fit, so it's important to get the right one.
That's what I heard................So WHO knows which years? I don't want to get one that is the WRONG one. HELP!?
 

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As stated in your other thread, stick to 07/08, and only get an 06 if you have no other options left. Ignore the rest of other years.
 

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Do the R1 shocks fit when you have a lowering kit?
yes it will fit so as long as the mounting eyelet is enlarged to take in kawasaki's mounting bolt. however i would highly recommend cutting a portion of the side cover panel as the reservoir on the shock would surely hit it.

that being said, i noticed that my versys seat is also lowered slightly, albeit not as much as what a lowering kit could do, after installing the R1 shock with a softer-than-stock spring.
 

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Here's a pic of the area you need to cut back, but go a little further than you THINK you need, because it WILL break off the rear-most plastic mounting bit (held w/ a Philips head capscrew) if/ when you hit a big enough pothole...!

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