A phone call to Race Tech to discuss the handling issues revealed that a mistake had been made when determining the spring rate, so their techs sent me the correct set of 0.75 kg/mm coils. At the same time I received word that Rick Tannenbaum of Cogent Dyanimcs (www.motocd.com) was interested in developing a shock for the CBR. I gave him a call, and shortly thereafter sent him the stock shock along with some measurements and photos for clearance purposes. Rick produced a prototype with slightly more compression damping, adjustable rebound damping and, most importantly, 12mm more ride height to increase ground clearance and balance the chassis. Cogent now offers that shock, sprung for your weight, for $625.