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Old 05-18-2008, 12:12 AM   #1
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Got back from having my new front end set up by Motorcycles Unlimited (Terrell?) and feels sooo good. I wish I'd have done this swap sooner. I like the gold forks, but now I think I would like a Titanium or Carbon exhaust to match the flow of the bike better. Any thoughts?

I changed the Stock forks, lower triple tree, axle, and brake calipers to '07 GSXR 750.
The top triple tree is now an aftermarket '05 GSXR (to keep the steering lock fully operational).
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Modified the steering damper and frame to fit the GSXR damper
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:27 AM   #2
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Got back from having my new front end set up by Motorcycles Unlimited (Terrell?) and feels sooo good. I wish I'd have done this swap sooner. I like the gold forks, but now I think I would like a Titanium or Carbon exhaust to match the flow of the bike better. Any thoughts?

I changed the Stock forks, lower triple tree, axle, and brake calipers to '07 GSXR 750.
The top triple tree is now an aftermarket '05 GSXR (to keep the steering lock fully operational).
2005 GSXR 1000 front fender
2007 CBR1000rr Clip ons
Modified the steering damper and frame to fit the GSXR damper
nice man... that thing is baddass...
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:30 AM   #3
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thats pretty friggin' cool.
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:38 AM   #4
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is that a gixxer or sv wheel? good job man.
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:39 AM   #5
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need some bar ends on that tho!
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:28 AM   #6
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Sweet!!!

Are the front fork's internals stock? Have you done the rear shock already?

Man looks like a sweet project you got going there. Congrats!
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Yes, going to USD forks is a world of difference; if nothing else just for the adjustability. I really like the Busa front end on my Bandit.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:10 PM   #8
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is that a gixxer or sv wheel? good job man.
It's the stock SV wheel and rotors. 310mm fit the 06-07 GSXR radial brakes perfectly

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need some bar ends on that tho!
Stopped by Cycle Gear today to get it sorted out. I like to yodle into the barends and hear my echo. I'm gonna miss that...

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Sweet!!!

Are the front fork's internals stock? Have you done the rear shock already?

Man looks like a sweet project you got going there. Congrats!
Thanks! The internals are stock and I had already put on an '07 GSXR 1K rear shock. The bike is much more planted in the corners and FINALLY my front sag is where it should be. I wasn't able to set the stock forks up properly (weak springs I think), but now I have a new bike

I'm considering upgrading the internals and springs if I feel it needs it after I start to push it with the new front.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:16 PM   #9
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ha ha another baytown rider! sweet, nice work, i bet it handles great!
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Looks great! I bet the ride is pretty good now, nice job man.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:02 PM   #13
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Looks great! I bet the ride is pretty good now, nice job man.
It really makes a big difference in handling. I would recommend anyone with an SV make a suspension upgrade. I think it's one of the weakest things about the bike. The engine is fantastic and with this upgrade it makes it like a whole different bike. Much more planted and predictable. It used to kind of get a little squirrelly in high-speed corners, but now it feels much more solid! I've got so much more confidence in the bike now it's ridiculous. Plus I did the work myself (which is a first!) That makes the swap that much sweeter...
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