For the lot of you that rides the MT 09, sometimes you will feel that the stock shock or suspension system is simply inadequate. Try riding your MT 09 in the terrain or for sporting events, and you will surely dread the bumps that comes with the ride. I personally have reached out to many owners of the MT 09, and all of them told me the same problem. They managed to circumvent the problem by upgrading the suspension system. When this is done, you will be able to accelerate and brake hard without causing trouble to the integrity of the bike. In this article, we will be looking into some of the Best Rear Shock For MT 09.
Rear Shock For MT 09 Reviews
When choosing the Rear Shock For MT 09, we consulted various technicians who knows the ongoing problem of the stock Rear Shock system for the MT 09. After doing our intensive research, two different brands come out tops. They are the Nitron and Ohlins.
YAMAHA FZ-09 Shock (MT 09) (13-14) Tracer (15) Nitron R3 + HP1
This Rear Shock For MT 09 is simply one of the best that you can ever purchase for your MT 09. In fact, this YAMAHA FZ-09 Shock (MT 09) (13-14) Tracer (15) Nitron R3 + HP1 is highly recommended by many people that we have spoken in the garages.
This Remote-Reservoir Rear Shock is Nitron’s efforts in creating awesome shocks that are specifically catered for sporting riders. This powerful rear shocks is 3-way adjustable, and it is really an overkill if you intend to just ride comfortably on the roads. This is simply not a toy. It is a tool meant for extreme sporting events. Only the most demanding of riders deserves this Best Rear Shock For MT 09.
One of the top feature of this Rear Shock For MT 09 is that the designers have separated the high speed and low speed compression damping controls values. This allows you to really customize your bike’s setup, depending on the road conditions that you intend to ride in. In this way, you can ensure that you can have the best performance when riding.
This is perhaps the best Rear Shock For MT 09 for any rider who are constantly seeking the best value performance shock in the market. The Nitron shocks is made entirely in the USA, and they provide excellent customer support. The technical support is there to allow the staff to customize your shock based on your requirements. When you order this, you will preferably need to state your weight, height, and the road conditions that you will be riding in. The staff will then preset the rear shock for you.
Pros: Easy to install. Highly recommended by professional riders. Specially created for sporting events. Completely adjustable. Separated high speed and low speed compression damping controls.
Cons: Can be pricey
Our Rating: (4.8 / 5)
Ohlins YA 335 Shock Absorber (Street/Roadracing Ya 335 Ya 335)
Again, this Ohlins YA 335 Shock Absorber (Street/Roadracing Ya 335 Ya 335) promises to bring you the best experience that you can have when riding off-road. In addition to that, it is actually the most affordable high performance Rear Shock For MT 09.
Take heart that all Ohlins shock absorbers are developed with the ultimate performance of your bike in mind. In fact, they gained industry knowledge from many experts around the world. When I say experts, I am talking about the real riders who have first hand experience in riding, and not the scholarly type of experts. This excellent Rear Shock For MT 09 is constructed with excellent materials as well as superb engineering skills.
First of all, the body of this awesome Rear Shock For MT 09 is made with precision-drawn steel. This really ensures that it have the tensile strength needed for high performance biking. Also, the shock reservoir is made with an aluminium body. The materials of the spring itself is carefully selected, and the result is the beautiful chrome silicon. Chrome silicon are known to be excellent for conditions that involves high stress, whereby there are constant shock or impact loading. They are able withstand high temperatures, making it awesome for the Rear Shock For MT 09.
Apart from the materials, take heed that this Rear Suspension For MT 09 has been stress tested on various platforms to ensure that it can really last the distance. In addition, these Ohlins shocks are 100% rebuildable. When we say rebuildable, it means that you can readjust it, re-shim it and overhaul the shock for excellent performance. The rebound and compression damping is 100% adjustable. Not only that, the shock length can also be adjusted too.
The shock piston diameter is at 46mm, which is excellent in utilizing the reservoir efficiently. Unlike most conventional Rear Shocks, this Ohlins shocks’ reservoir is actually an extension of the rear shock absorber body. This really allows the reservoir to have more oil and increase cooling areas. This in turn helps to improve the rear shock’s performance and hence its durability.
Pros: More affordable. Easy to install. Completely rebuildable and customizable. Good for offroad riding. Excellent strength. Good rebound and compression damping.
Our Rating: (4.9 / 5)
What Is The Problem With Stock Rear Shock/Suspension System
Ask around, and the experts will tell you that the shock system from Yahama is simply inadequate. Note that the MT 09 is very light in weight, and that the average rider might be weighing over 200 pounds (inclusive of gear). The current Rear Shock is unable to take that kind of load while trying to provide the proper suspension system to the bike. The current shock’s damping ability is really screwed. They are unable to dissipate the energy like it was designed to do so. This can cause much disturbance to your ride.
In terms of numbers, the rear shock’s rating is at 550 pounds per inch. At this rate, the rebound damping is actually minimal. This will not help us when we are riding. We will need at least a 600 pounds per inch spring. This is assuming that the MT 09 is used for the normal riding.
One main problem that the Stock Rear Shock have is that it doesn’t allow compression damping adjustment. When the compression damping is lacking in the bike, it means that there will be close to zero resistant to stop the suspension from compressing all the way. If this is so, then the bike and hence the rider will receive the full force of the impact.
While the current Rear Shock or Rear Suspension system is adequate for the regular riding on the roads, where the rides are usually smooth. Things will start to go downhill for you when you bring it out on the racetracks or out on the terrain. It is during such rides that the true nature of the suspension system will be tested.
I strongly urge you to purchase a good Rear Shock For MT 09 for yourself.
How To Choose The Best Rear Shock For MT 09
There are a few factors that you will need to consider. The most important aspects is actually your own weight. This is actually one of the more important variable that you might want to consider. This is because the rider sag, which is the amount of compression that the suspension will receive due to the rider’s weight, should be optimized. This will ensure that the braking and impact compression have little effect on your ride.
Also, you will need to take into consideration the purpose of the ride. If you intend to ride slowly, boringly along the streets, then the stock system will be adequate. If however you intend to have a damn good time riding in sporting events, tracks or offroad rides, then you should make some changes to your suspension system.
In this manner, the rear shock system would need more of your attention. This is because adding a heavier rated rear shock will increase the pogo oscillation. The physics is pretty simple: a heavier shock system is able to store more energy than a regular one, hence the former will release more energy during a heavier compression. This is something that you are trying to avoid.
In all essence, then, the damping ability of the shock system will be imperative here. A good damping system will ensure that there is a better dissipation of energy from impact. You will need to select a shock system that addresses this problem.