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Old 07-21-2007, 10:59 PM   #1
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can't decide what to do first...

OK, here goes...

I have an 07 SV650. I have only 1500 miles experience on it and I'm starting to get to a comfort level with the bike going a little quicker. However, a couple things make me nervous...the bikes tires(Dunlop D220) and suspension(mainly front). I'm not at all trying to say that I'm riding the bike to the limits of either of these, I'm just saying that I'd feel much more comfortable with stickier tires and a front end that was less "cadillac-like". Basically, if these two things were fixed, I wouldn't worry about them anymore, and in turn would be a more confident, and better, rider. With that long prelude said and done, now to my dilemma...

I just lost my job up north, and took a job with a big pay cut here, so I'm extremely light on cash. Whatever I do, I have to save up for first. The tires I want are Dunlop Qualifiers, and for the suspension, I want to upgrade with RaceTech emulators. What should I do first? SVMike was all about the suspension, while others say tires first. I need more opinions. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:02 PM   #2
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take it to a shop to dial in the susp. as much as possible.

i recommend metric motorcycles if you live in central or southern houston , Motorcycles unlimited in you live in N or NW houston.

make sure your tires are up to pressure. the tires have alot more grip then your capable w/ your mileage.

and w/o a job just leave it alone and get a job. speed cost $$
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:27 AM   #4
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I'd take care of the front end first; springs and emulators make a HUGE difference in the way the SV handles.
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yep do the front end first. and there are better tires out there than the qualifiers
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Alright...thanks for all the help, guys. Looks like suspension first. Well, Patrick, a little time to save some pennies, then I'll be up to see ya!
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yep do the front end first. and there are better tires out there than the qualifiers
Beat me to it. I would seriously consider a different brand. GL to you
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