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I'd do a K-tech rear shock and then, because your weight is so much more than the front is sprung for, do a set of springs only which should be about $125. It won't perfect but it'll give you a much improved over stock motorcycle until you can do cartridges. The K-Tech appear to be almost $400 cheaper then the Penske. Then next year you could do K-Tech fork piston kit which is about as good as cartridges and not have to buy springs.
 

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Racetech makes good, affordable springs. I had them on my cbr600rr. I think properly weighted springs and fork oil + trackday tires and brakepads would be good upgrades.
I bought Racetech stuff for my 77 CB550 but I don't think it's as high quality as K-Tech &Ohlins.
 

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Hi guys. I’ve decided to do both ends but in the interest if saving money for this season, I’m going with .95 springs and 10w oil. This will improve the front quite a bit over stock and I only plan to run this setup for one season. Next year, I’ll re-valve and custom piston with Stoltech Moto. For the rear I plan to go with Ktech Razor-R. I get Sport Bike Track Gear staff rider discount so the price is nice! I do track days with my son who works in sales at STG.
I may eventually pick up a track bike of the 600 ss or 750 variety for track days because I’m considering getting into some limited racing and as far as I can see there aren’t any races for our bikes.
That's a good way to do it imo. The new spring just ties into next years piston kit so no wasted spending. In the immediate future, you'll have a bike that's substantially better than stock.
 
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