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Old 07-18-2008, 12:02 AM   #21
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My other question is I ride alot of street this set up should be fine for street also correct
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My other question is I ride alot of street this set up should be fine for street also correct
The Racetech solution or the GSXR will be juuuust fine on the street.
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Prolly never been on sorted SV forks.

I think the GSXR forks will work great, but so do the SV forks when sorted. I don't think there is much of a difference and to sort the SV forks is wayt cheaper than buying GSXR stuff and then sorting those.
Not saying they didn't handle well, my main point of contention is that the triples were narrower than the GSXR, and I like the wider triple. Feels more planted and like I have more leverage.

For comparison's sake, with my last endurance SV, I purchased a complete front end off an '03 GSXR 600 (wheel, brakes, triples, etc) for less than $250. Took it to my suspension tuner (Billy Weise at the time) and spent another $300 on cartridge work and springs. It was a FANTASTIC setup and the brakes were WAY better than the SV brakes IMHO.

Now, did is handle "better" than the SV with the Racetech and springs done? No. But I liked it better for the extra width in the triples and the brakes. That's just me though- like I said, there's a lot of folks that like the stock SV forks and go faster than me on them. There's probably an equal amount of folks with the GSXR front end on their SVs that fall in to that category too though.
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I agree w/ you.

But you got away pretty cheap on that deal Tom. WOW!!!

I woulda done it too.

I just think for most folks the SV forks are going to be cheaper and easier to do.
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I agree w/ you.

But you got away pretty cheap on that deal Tom. WOW!!!

I woulda done it too.

I just think for most folks the SV forks are going to be cheaper and easier to do.
Yeah man, the '01-'03 GSXR600 front end is really easy to find and a LOT cheaper because it's a standard front end. Most of the folks doing the swap are looking for an inverted front end and radial brakes. John Roberts has an '05 with radial brakes on his SV, and that thing is a stopping monster!

Like I mentioned too, the inverted forks are a lot stronger, but heavier (whereas the one I have/ had is lighter because it's standard) and crash better. You can find the SRAD inverted cartridge forks for cheapashell too.

I'm with you Keith/ Patrick/ et al, the SV fork build with the emulators and springs is probably less expensive, but if you know what to look for and are patient, you can get the GSXR conversion done for close to the same price with a rebuild.
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The emulator setup is good way to start with SV forks. For a track day rider/street rider they will handle just fine. Also for a first year racer they will work very well, and I know plenty of very fast guys that use them and seem to have no real issues. The problem I had with them was they were not consistent throughout the day, and to adjust anything was a real pain in the . As I got faster problems would creep up, like chatter and very bad tire wear. I would spend a lot of time dialing in my setup only to have it go to when I found some more speed or the temperature changed. I finally just broke down and had the AKs dropped in and that has solved everything for me. I chose the AKs because I still race superstock and I have to use a stock front end. I have never tried the GSXR setup, but have seen plenty of very fast guys use them with great success. Anyway if I were just riding track days and street riding I would just go with the emulator setup.
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The emulator setup is good way to start with SV forks. For a track day rider/street rider they will handle just fine. Also for a first year racer they will work very well, and I know plenty of very fast guys that use them and seem to have no real issues.
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the easiest and cheapest is f3 tubes and guts in the sv lower tubes.

its good enough to run 51s at world
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Yup.

By the way, are you supported by "faith69.com" or are you actually "faith69.com"?

She was my main sponsor in '06, and her husband was my crew chief that year. I still list her as a sponsor because of all the support she and her husband have given me over the years. I still get some stuff now, but they live in Arizona and I don't race as much any more.


BTW she is not very hard on the eyes and she is a ton of fun to hang around with.
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BTW she is not very hard on the eyes and she is a ton of fun to hang around with.
Not very shy either!
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dude, that is the best kinda sponsorship ever......free lube jobs...you can't beat that!!!

looks like i'm gonna save the pennies for ak20's on my SV
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