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I'm a new Z owner, well its an 03 but my first Z. I've owned an 03 636 for the past 6 years. A couple months ago, my 636 died. While looking for a new bike, my buddy offered me his Z for a steal. I picked it up to get me back on the road. Little did I know how much I was going to enjoy it! It's such a different ride and I really didnt think I was going to like it. To make a long story short, I'm looking for advice. My fork seals are done and I was going to fix them, but then it was suggested to me that I swap the forks from my 636 to the Z. Is this a good idea? Would it be better than fixing the existing forks? Also, does anyone suggest using the clip ons as well? Any help would be appreciated!!
 

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Welcome to the site!

Yeah, the 636 front end swap is commonly done on these bikes mainly so that you have the full adjustabilty. You could also swap out your rear shock and put it in the Z as well which is another commonly done mod.

Check out this thread regarding the 636 fork swap, it is pretty much the main one for it and includes a write up with photos on how to do it: 636 Swap complete...my experience

I think I've seen only one or two otther Z's with clip-ons. To me, clip-ons a Z1k kind of defeat the purpose of the bike in a way because it's a streetfighter and was designed to be more comfortable and upright then a sport bike. But, if clip-ons and that riding position is what you're used to and would like, then by all means look into doing it.
 

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Thanks for the response! I was wondering if I was going to hear back from anyone. I'm really excited about my new ride. Its totally different from my 636. I really like the riding position, so if clip ons will put me hunched over again. I'll save that for when I buy another sport bike, plus the current riding position is amazing for wheeling! Does the rear shock improve the ride a lot??
 

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Does the rear shock improve the ride a lot??
I haven't done it myself, but from I've read, it stiffens up the ride a little bit from how it used to feel.

Basically what you get with the 636 shock over the stock Z1k unit is better dampening and again, the adjustability.

And you're right, the single dirt bike style handlebar is a lot better for hooliganism and overall comfort.
 

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hi guys im now to this forum but didnt realize the 636 rear shock makes tht mutch difrence how mutch adjustment do i get over stock be for i go buy one now
 

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I am not capable of outriding the bike's abilities as it is now, so I couldn't tell ya.
 

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o ok then cos mins lowerd and got extention blocks on swingy and turbo charger so if it is more better il go buy one and get it all freshaned up and put on my bike cheers
 
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