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R3 aftermarket shocks roughly sorted by price.

YSS MZ366-275TRL, $320.12 (plus shipping)
Adjustable: not listed. For riders up to 150Kg.
https://bikerzbits.com/mz366-275trl-yss-yamaha-r3-yzf.html

YSS MZ366-280TRL, $389 (plus applicable tax and shipping)
Adjustable: ride height, preload and rebound
http://www.yssusa.com/series-z.html
http://anunaki-parts.com/en/yamaha-r3-mt-03/13-yss-mz366-280trl-yamaha-r3-mt-03.html

YSS MX366-275TRCL, $448.17 (plus shipping)
Adjustable: not listed/ not adjustable
https://bikerzbits.com/mx366-275trcl-yss-yamaha-r3-yzf.html

NortonFab Motorsports R3 Race Spec. Shock, $449.95 (sale plus Ca. Tax and shipping)
Adjustable: preload, rebound, and high and low speed compression. ** - limited quantity, first generation item.
http://www.yamahar3racing.com/product/nortonfab-motorsports-r3-race-spec-shock-yamaha-r3/

NortonFab Motorsports Race Spec Lite Shock, $549 (plus tax in Ca and shipping), custom built.
Adjustable: ride height, spring preload, and rebound.
http://www.yamahar3racing.com/product/nortonfab-motorsports-race-spec-lite-shock-yamaha-r3/

JRi 35 Pro, $630 plus shipping.
Adjustable: rebound, pre-load, and ride height.
https://www.computrackboston.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=JRI-500-268&CartID=4

Öhlins Ya-467 Shock, Cheapest Shipped Price $680.
Adjustable: rebound, compression, preload and ride height. Reservoir mounting bracket included.
https://www.ohlins.eu/en/products/motorcycle/ya-467--4988/

K-tech Razor R, $720 plus shipping.
Adjustable: Compression, Rebound, Ride height, and Preload. Reservoir mounting bracket Included.
https://www.computrackboston.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=KTK-279S-015-270-005&CartID=1

NortonFab Motorsports Race Spec R Shock, $949.95 (plus Ca tax and shipping), custom built
Adjustable: ride height, spring preload, compression, and rebound. Reservoir mounting bracket included.
http://www.yamahar3racing.com/product/nortonfab-motorsports-race-spec-r-shock-yamaha-r3/

YamahaR3Racing.com Race Spec. Penske 8983 Double Adjustable Shock, $974.95 (plus Ca tax and shipping), custom built.
Adjustable: separate compression, rebound, ride height, and preload.
http://www.yamahar3racing.com/product/penske-8983-double-adjustable-rear-shock-yamaha-r3/

JRi MC/10 Double Adjustable Remote Shock, $985 (roughly), custom built
Adjustable: low speed rebound, high and low speed compression, height, spring preload.
https://www.jrishocks.com/shop/powersports/double-adjustable/

JRi / Spears Racing, price $?
Adjustable: Ride Height, High & Low Speed Compression, Low Speed Rebound, Spring Preload
https://www.spearsenterprises.com/jri-rear-shocks.html



I’ve been researching Shock upgrade options for my R3. Listed below is a quick listing of pricing and features for the shocks I know of. I’m currently leaning toward the Ohlins because of the adjustability, look (love the reservoir mounting bracket), ease of resale appeal, and the fact that I have $35 in points at Webike Japan.

If I was being logical, I bet that Jesse’s Race spec lite would perform the best.

Have I missed any?
 

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I have the Penske 8983 Double Adjustable Shock and it is great. This past season riding at several different tracks it performed amazing.

This shock and Traxxion Dynamics Damper Rod Kit for the forks transformed the R3 from an entry level handling sport bike to a serious handling sport bike - I know I've posted this before - it handles better than my S1000RR that cost almost 4 times what I've got into the R3.
 

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I have the Penske 8983 Double Adjustable Shock and it is great. This past season riding at several different tracks it performed amazing.

This shock and Traxxion Dynamics Damper Rod Kit for the forks transformed the R3 from an entry level handling sport bike to a serious handling sport bike - I know I've posted this before - it handles better than my S1000RR that cost almost 4 times what I've got into the R3.
I’ve been doing a lot of research and, consistent with your experiences, all of the “double adjustable” shocks seem to get great reviews.

I’m currently leaning toward a double adjustable JRi from computrackboston - but even at the great price of $890 shipped, it’s still super expensive. But I don’t think the shock is a good place to cheap out and try to save $200-$300..
 

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I’ve been doing a lot of research and, consistent with your experiences, all of the “double adjustable” shocks seem to get great reviews.

I’m currently leaning toward a double adjustable JRi from computrackboston - but even at the great price of $890 shipped, it’s still super expensive. But I don’t think the shock is a good place to cheap out and try to save $200-$300..
Not only do you want a good shock you need to be able to dial it in to get the best possible performance. Traxxion Dynamics set up my Penske for me and they nailed it. I may adjust it a click or two depending on the conditions but for the most part it came perfectly set up.
 

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it handles better than my S1000RR that cost almost 4 times what I've got into the R3.

I doubted you in the past and even called you out on this statement but after having installed Andreani cartridges and using Jesse's traxxion-upgraded R6 rear shock, I cant honestly say the R3 handles better than my Daytona 675.
 

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I doubted you in the past and even called you out on this statement but after having installed Andreani cartridges and using Jesse's traxxion-upgraded R6 rear shock, I cant honestly say the R3 handles better than my Daytona 675.
I know it is hard to believe how much a good suspension setup transforms this bike. I also have an Ohlins steering damper on it - does it need it - not really - I like the stiffer feel - or slower steering if you will - the front of my bike to say is rock solid is an understatement.

The key to all of this is good components on a much lighter bike that has a very good basic design to start with. When I first bought my R3 and took it to the track with the stock tires and stock suspension it really scared me trying to push it.

The tires gave up relatively soon - well as soon as I ran out of ground clearance because of the stock foot pegs - and sure I had taken off the feeler pegs before ever going on track.

I didn't even buy new rearsets - bought Jesses's rearset riser kit - fantastic no clearance problems and the peg position you want is obtainable.
 

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Just a note, my suspension parts include free shipping, and there's only tax for CA residents.

R3 aftermarket shocks roughly sorted by price.

YSS MZ366-275TRL, $320.12 (plus shipping)
Adjustable: not listed. For riders up to 150Kg.
https://bikerzbits.com/mz366-275trl-yss-yamaha-r3-yzf.html

YSS MZ366-280TRL, $389 (plus applicable tax and shipping)
Adjustable: ride height, preload and rebound
http://www.yssusa.com/series-z.html
http://anunaki-parts.com/en/yamaha-r3-mt-03/13-yss-mz366-280trl-yamaha-r3-mt-03.html

YSS MX366-275TRCL, $448.17 (plus shipping)
Adjustable: not listed/ not adjustable
https://bikerzbits.com/mx366-275trcl-yss-yamaha-r3-yzf.html

NortonFab Motorsports R3 Race Spec. Shock, $449.95 (sale plus Ca. Tax and shipping)
Adjustable: preload, rebound, and high and low speed compression. ** - limited quantity, first generation item.
http://www.yamahar3racing.com/product/nortonfab-motorsports-r3-race-spec-shock-yamaha-r3/

NortonFab Motorsports Race Spec Lite Shock, $549 (plus tax in Ca and shipping), custom built.
Adjustable: ride height, spring preload, and rebound.
http://www.yamahar3racing.com/product/nortonfab-motorsports-race-spec-lite-shock-yamaha-r3/

JRi 35 Pro, $630 plus shipping.
Adjustable: rebound, pre-load, and ride height.
https://www.computrackboston.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=JRI-500-268&CartID=4

Öhlins Ya-467 Shock, Cheapest Shipped Price $680.
Adjustable: rebound, compression, preload and ride height. Reservoir mounting bracket included.
https://www.ohlins.eu/en/products/motorcycle/ya-467--4988/

K-tech Razor R, $720 plus shipping.
Adjustable: Compression, Rebound, Ride height, and Preload. Reservoir mounting bracket Included.
https://www.computrackboston.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=KTK-279S-015-270-005&CartID=1

NortonFab Motorsports Race Spec R Shock, $949.95 (plus Ca tax and shipping), custom built
Adjustable: ride height, spring preload, compression, and rebound. Reservoir mounting bracket included.
http://www.yamahar3racing.com/product/nortonfab-motorsports-race-spec-r-shock-yamaha-r3/

YamahaR3Racing.com Race Spec. Penske 8983 Double Adjustable Shock, $974.95 (plus Ca tax and shipping), custom built.
Adjustable: separate compression, rebound, ride height, and preload.
http://www.yamahar3racing.com/product/penske-8983-double-adjustable-rear-shock-yamaha-r3/

JRi MC/10 Double Adjustable Remote Shock, $985 (roughly), custom built
Adjustable: low speed rebound, high and low speed compression, height, spring preload.
https://www.jrishocks.com/shop/powersports/double-adjustable/

JRi / Spears Racing, price $?
Adjustable: Ride Height, High & Low Speed Compression, Low Speed Rebound, Spring Preload
https://www.spearsenterprises.com/jri-rear-shocks.html



I’ve been researching Shock upgrade options for my R3. Listed below is a quick listing of pricing and features for the shocks I know of. I’m currently leaning toward the Ohlins because of the adjustability, look (love the reservoir mounting bracket), ease of resale appeal, and the fact that I have $35 in points at Webike Japan.

If I was being logical, I bet that Jesse’s Race spec lite would perform the best.

Have I missed any?
 

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Hyperpro shocks sold by EPM Performance Imports, type 460 starts at about 530 USD. Fits YZF- R3 and MT-03. Five year warranty and comes with one free rebuild. Custom built to your specs in the Netherlands. US distributor is located in New Jersey. Straight spring rates or progressive rate. Lots of options.

www.epmperf.com
 

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Well, I finally pulled the trigger on a new rear shock. I decided on the NortonFab Motorsports R3 Race Spec. Shock:
http://www.yamahar3racing.com/produc...ock-yamaha-r3/

Cost was the main motivation, as well as the fact that (Jesse told me) this was his last one available. I was worried if I didn’t buy it now the deal wouldn’t be available in the future.

I’ve heard great things about this shock, and I believe Jesse’s race team used it successfully- possibly for an entire season.

I will need to modify the subframe and the battery box a bit, but I guess I could look at the bright side of losing a bit of weight.

I feel confident that I couldn’t have gotten a better shock for the price and I’m excited to have a proper suspension setup.

I have my eye on a fork setup and I hope to have it purchased and installed before summer.

Thanks to everyone for all the help!
 

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Thanks for the order Chris, yes, you got the last one, I don't plan to make anymore of the modified R6 shocks. The Race Spec Lite shock performs well enough that my teammate and I are both running that instead of the more expensive R shock, and we run with the front of the grid, so that's good enough for most people. Definitely the best bang for the buck.

I also still have the package price for the Traxxion Damper Rod Kit and Race Spec Lite shock together for $819.95.

Well, I finally pulled the trigger on a new rear shock. I decided on the NortonFab Motorsports R3 Race Spec. Shock:
http://www.yamahar3racing.com/produc...ock-yamaha-r3/

Cost was the main motivation, as well as the fact that (Jesse told me) this was his last one available. I was worried if I didn’t buy it now the deal wouldn’t be available in the future.

I’ve heard great things about this shock, and I believe Jesse’s race team used it successfully- possibly for an entire season.

I will need to modify the subframe and the battery box a bit, but I guess I could look at the bright side of losing a bit of weight.

I feel confident that I couldn’t have gotten a better shock for the price and I’m excited to have a proper suspension setup.

I have my eye on a fork setup and I hope to have it purchased and installed before summer.

Thanks to everyone for all the help!
 

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Thanks for the order Chris, yes, you got the last one, I don't plan to make anymore of the modified R6 shocks. The Race Spec Lite shock performs well enough that my teammate and I are both running that instead of the more expensive R shock, and we run with the front of the grid, so that's good enough for most people. Definitely the best bang for the buck.

I also still have the package price for the Traxxion Damper Rod Kit and Race Spec Lite shock together for $819.95.
Which one of your shocks would be best suited for commuting? I'm mainly looking something with adjustable rebound and preload. I may at some point take it to the track, but not sure how far off in the future that is.
 

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Which one of your shocks would be best suited for commuting? I'm mainly looking something with adjustable rebound and preload. I may at some point take it to the track, but not sure how far off in the future that is.
The Race Spec Lite shock is perfect for this. This is really why I developed it in the first place. For guys like you who want a quality, performance built shock for general riding and track days but don't need a $900 fully adjustable race shock. I've just highly over developed this shock so that it performs well enough to win races, but for full time expert racers, we just generally run a slightly stiffer spring than guys like you riding street and occasional track days.

http://www.yamahar3racing.com/product/nortonfab-motorsports-race-spec-lite-shock-yamaha-r3/
 

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Thanks for the link. Does that one require any additional mods or is it just a straight swap out of the old shock? I remember seeing one where you had to modify the battery box or something.

EDIT: Sorry meant to quote jbluetooth regarding the race spec light shock.
 
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