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Old 03-18-2010, 07:50 AM   #81
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No - I don't have any plans to... Do you think it will matter or make a difference?
yes - it will make a big difference, especially with the new front forks.

I put an '06 ZX-10 shock on my '04 SV-650s and it is sooooo much better than stock piece of .
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:03 AM   #82
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lots of info on goodness of replacing the stock SV-650 rear shock with ZX-10 over on this forum.

http://forum.svrider.com/

If you haven't spent about $30 for one of the custom built timing eliminators (TRE) that one of the guys on this forum builds I would highly recommend it too.

I have one on my bike and it was worth the money and the five minutes to install.

Makes the bike engine more civilized and rideable..

You can count on us to help you spent your bike mod money..
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here is a link to the TRE in case you are interested.

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Old 03-18-2010, 08:49 AM   #84
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where did you get the headlights??
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there is someone on SVRIDER.com that is selling milled brackets to mount the stock GSXR damper as well. You can get a damper for 20 bucks on ebay ... you would only need this guy's frame bracket.

http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=116001
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GREAT information! Now I just need the money!

$20-$30 isn't bad for those simple upgrades. I think I'll get right on it!

Of course I'll let you know soon.

I don't remember where the lights were purchased, but I'll ask guitarman to chime in - he ordered them for me, complete with brackets.
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I have the gsxr damper mount from the guy on svrider on my bike and it works like a charm. Also make sure you adjust the front ride hieght with your new forks. The sv forks are longer than the gsxr so you need to have the forks caps even or below the top triple, or your steering will be very fast.
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By the way the rear shock swap is a must!
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I have the gsxr damper mount from the guy on svrider on my bike and it works like a charm. Also make sure you adjust the front ride hieght with your new forks. The sv forks are longer than the gsxr so you need to have the forks caps even or below the top triple, or your steering will be very fast.
I have had my bike LOWERED - Very low. So, the front forks are, actually, perfect with little to no adjustment! Thanks for looking out!
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just an fyi that gsxr front end is going to mess up the handling on your bike. and anybody that says it will handle better is full of
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just an fyi that gsxr front end is going to mess up the handling on your bike. and anybody that says it will handle better is full of
Why do you say so? Did you do this to yours and it made it worse? So far everyone who has commented has said only positive things.
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as much as it pains me to say , romeo knows what hes talking about when it comes to SV's. he knows little about everything else though
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just an fyi that gsxr front end is going to mess up the handling on your bike. and anybody that says it will handle better is full of
these are bolt on street upgrades here they are talking about, shes not tryin to race expert or something.
o ya put a ak20 in stock forks and a penske triple it sure as handles better but ya... thats like 2gs min. gixxer front is a very good bang for the buck for the street and even track day use. shoot i got a full gixxer front for like 3 bills cant beat that.

you know alot chirs and i respect your oppinion, but you gata look at it from thier point view and what they are going to do with the bike not from the lvl of riding you demand from your race setup.
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I don't use ak20s in my forks. A cheaper up grade that won't upset the handling of the bike which is what I have. Is take f3 tubes and internals and bolt em straight into the sv lower tubes. F3 forks are cheaper than gsxr anyday of the week. A little revalving and and a rear shock and your bike can run mid-low 50s at world.

The gsxr tripples don't have the right offset. So first it makes the wheelbase longer and puts the front end at more of an angle. It really just messes up stuff that you got fix by raising the he'll out the rear
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hmm...didnt have that kind of affect on my bike.
But what the do I know right.
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I don't use ak20s in my forks. A cheaper up grade that won't upset the handling of the bike which is what I have. Is take f3 tubes and internals and bolt em straight into the sv lower tubes. F3 forks are cheaper than gsxr anyday of the week. A little revalving and and a rear shock and your bike can run mid-low 50s at world.

The gsxr tripples don't have the right offset. So first it makes the wheelbase longer and puts the front end at more of an angle. It really just messes up stuff that you got fix by raising the he'll out the rear
But my rear is lowered 2+" by gsxr links. I'm REALLY short. The front was already lowered, too. There is no way possible for me to ride a bike that hasn't been lowered... I can't stop/start. Maybe after years and years of practice I could do that one leg start/stop, but right now I lack the confidence to pull it off.

So, my handling was basically screwed up from the beginning. The lower front from the gsxr shouldn't be much different than what I had before.
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It does change the characteristics of the bike but to say it messes everything up is kind of a personal oppinion. It took some getting use to but I will never go back to stock Sv stuff. I also built the stock forks and while it was better its still not as good as gsxr stuff. Adjustability is great. The ability to upgrade is great. The brakes are great. It looks dope. But hey I ride an SV, take what I say with a grain of salt.
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