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Old 03-07-2013, 02:08 PM   #21
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Suspension is SV's Achilles's heel. Get emulators up front or gixxer fork swap, then pair with a good shock, and you'd be in business.

I wouldn't go nuts with power mods, unless you are seriously into racing. Even then, you'd better off spending your money on a better platform.
I looked into upgrading everything, then realized that what I could sell the bike for + the money I was planning to dump into it = a 600SS.
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Joshua42007, the reason i wouldnt do the gsxr swap is per cmra endurance rules. Streetbike? yah cause it looks mean.
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Also have gas emulators in the front shock as well. I know I can safely tow it. The fact of the matter is if I want a hitch on my nice car. That is the problem.

I can just car swap with my step dad for the track day and put it in the back of the truck.

I would much rather have someone close that does a lot of track days that I could pay to drive. I got all the gear and plenty of extra as well. Tire warmers, woman & etc.
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I looked into upgrading everything, then realized that what I could sell the bike for + the money I was planning to dump into it = a 600SS.
That's what I'm talking about. SV's are phenomenal bikes for what they are. Problem is, to go to the next level will hundred-dollar you to death, if you are not careful. Suzuki unfortunately regarded the SV as second tier to the mighty Gixxer and squandered a great opportunity to expand on it. Had they done what Triumph does with the "R" versions of Street Triple and Daytona, plus maybe even sponsor a Spec Race with the platform, the SV line would have been a cash cow for Suzuki.
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That's what I'm talking about. SV's are phenomenal bikes for what they are. Problem is, to go to the next level will hundred-dollar you to death, if you are not careful. Suzuki unfortunately regarded the SV as second tier to the mighty Gixxer and squandered a great opportunity to expand on it. Had they done what Triumph does with the "R" versions of Street Triple and Daytona, plus maybe even sponsor a Spec Race with the platform, the SV line would have been a cash cow for Suzuki.
I agree. An "R" version would have been a cool bike!
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Problem is, to go to the next level will hundred-dollar you to death, if you are not careful.
Yep, and before you know it, you've spent more ON the bike than you paid FOR the bike! Save money one place, spend it on another.
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Yep. Stock SV forks are standard damping-rod style forks.

You can swap out the entire front end with one from a GSX-R but you will need the following:

Clip-ons
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And all associated hardware.
GSX-R controls are not needed.


The rear shock I believe can be swapped out with one from a ZX-6R? 05 I think.
Wouldn't do that if I were you!! You are with the geometry a lot and it doesn't handle the way people think it should. All I can say is don't be a cheap when it comes to the suspension. If you want fully adjustable suspension get the front end off the sv1000. Have the trees welded up and remachined to match the 650s trees. Trust me. This is the best set up for the sv. We did it to mine and bam that works. And brakes? OMG you will have some brakes!! Gsxr brakes don't have on the big rotors of the sv1000.
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I agree. An "R" version would have been a cool bike!
There actually is an "R" version....available in Europe of course...
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I my custom SV. Yes, I have put more money into it than what I paid for it. I think it has about 65k miles now.
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There actually is an "R" version....available in Europe of course...
Really?! I've gotta do some research and see. All I would want upgraded on mine are better suspension and brakes. The stock brakes on my SV is horrible. I've been riding it for a while now and just switched to the VFR yesterday. At the first intersection, I grabbed a handful like I usually have to with the SV, and near did an endo. That 600 lbs VFR stopped wayyy better than the 450 lbs SV1K.
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There actually is an "R" version....available in Europe of course...
No there isn't
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I love my SV so much I am getting it together this week to race and I own an R6 already race prepped Dunno what gearing you are using but at MSRH I love my -1/+1
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All I would want upgraded on mine are better suspension and brakes. The stock brakes on my SV is horrible.
I run the sv forks with Racetech springs and valve emulators. To upgrade the brakes I got a set of 4-piston calipers from a 04 CBR600rr off ebay for like 65 bucks, EBC HH pads from a vendor, and the caliper adapter brackets to mount them from Blair over at svracingparts.com. I had put Galfer steel lines on the year before and they fit both the sv calipers, and the new CBR calipers so I didn't have to change those out during the caliper upgrade. I forget how much the lines were, but the adapters are $75, and I scored the calipers for $65. Pads were $45 each side so $90. I have the stock SV rotors and I scuffed them up to get the old pad material off.

I used to brake with all 4 fingers to get it slowed down. Now with the 4-piston calipers and hh pads it's 2 fingers and it's MUCH easier to modulate the stopping power with a LOT less effort on my part.
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I love my SV so much I am getting it together this week to race and I own an R6 already race prepped Dunno what gearing you are using but at MSRH I love my -1/+1
I think I'm going to get a 46 for the rear too. The -1 in front helped but I still have some extra rpms left that I could use.
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