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Old 06-29-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Say I had a 2nd gen SV650 I wanted to track out ...

And I had 2500.00 to play with ... what's the short list of upgrades to get me a fun track bike?
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Suspension, tires, exhaust, K&N drop in?
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RaceTech emulators
Ohlins Shock
Scotts Dampner
SS front brake lines
Vesrah Brake pads
Good sticky tires

If you have something left after that, Exhaust and air filter.
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RaceTech emulators
Ohlins Shock
Scotts Dampner
SS front brake lines
Vesrah Brake pads
Good sticky tires

If you have something left after that, Exhaust and air filter.
I like this list. John, are you not a fan of Carbon Lorraine pads?
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RaceTech emulators
Ohlins Shock
Scotts Dampner
SS front brake lines
Vesrah Brake pads
Good sticky tires

If you have something left after that, Exhaust and air filter.
That's my list right ther. I prefer to build up a set of GSXR forks other than the stock SV forks, and it doesn't cost much more (once you offset the cost of the GSXR forks by selling the SV forks), but that's a good list!

Vesrah RJL FTW!
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sweet ... thanks guys ... gonna start making my list
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YOu dont need an ohlins shock as much as you just need a good one. Unless your top notch fast.

save some cash and get a nice progressive, or do the gsxr rear shock swap and have it resprung to your weight, or a nice penski. You can save a few hundred there.
Progressive is , the Penske costs just as much as an Ohlins, but the GSXR shock is a great alternative. Besides, he's talking about $2500 to spend, not $250. Not exactly a small budget.

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Get the gsxr front end swap, again, that will be such a upgrade, just do springs to get the weight setup.


Then get a nice steering dampner, stainless lines, ebc HH pads, and buy as many sets of good tires as you have the money to afford.

Try the 002rs. about 260 a set.
Unless you're racing, a steering damper on an SV is very unneccessary. We've not had much luck with the EBC HH pads- the higher end EBC's are good pads, but the Vesrah's fukin rawk.

Another thing about tires too, don't buy "as much as you can buy" unless you have a climate controlled and dark place to keep them, or a climate controlled area and keep them wrapped Otherwise just give the money to John and let him keep the tires until you need them
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Progressive is , the Penske costs just as much as an Ohlins, but the GSXR shock is a great alternative. Besides, he's talking about $2500 to spend, not $250. Not exactly a small budget.
hmmm... I thought 2.5G is low balling a track bike budget... don't tell the wife.
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hmmm... I thought 2.5G is low balling a track bike budget... don't tell the wife.
Not for upgrades alone.
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Your 1st gen already has race tech, ohlins, cam swap, etc. What do you gain by throwing money into the 2nd gen besides fuel injection?
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as always, there will be those with good advice and bad advice.....here's mine.

1. Ohlins or Penske rear shock, don't waste your time putting shocks from other bikes and then wasting money by respringing and revalving that . there is a reason why i replaced my stock gsxr shock with a penske and threw the old shock out. it's the same reason why all the racers throw out their stock shocks and replace them wtih penske/ohlins.

2. Racetech emulators, AK-20 Cartridges, GSXR front end.....just do ANYTHING with the front. I run the racetech emulators because it's the best bang for the buck for the SV. the gsxr front end to me is probably a bit on the overkill side....but some like it better.

3. SS brake lines and race pads

4. aftermarket rearsets

5. tank risers and bmc/k&n filter

6. full exhaust

7. power commander

that'll put you around your budget. everything after # 3 is not NEEDED, but will be nice to have.
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Your 1st gen already has race tech, ohlins, cam swap, etc. What do you gain by throwing money into the 2nd gen besides fuel injection?
unless he sold it?
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Your 1st gen already has race tech, ohlins, cam swap, etc. What do you gain by throwing money into the 2nd gen besides fuel injection?
I've got a work buddy looking to get into trackdays ... so am throwing around ideas of selling him the 1st gen and using those funds to track out the 2nd gen ... just wondering if it's worth the trouble.
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I've got a work buddy looking to get into trackdays ... so am throwing around ideas of selling him the 1st gen and using those funds to track out the 2nd gen ... just wondering if it's worth the trouble.
sell it and build up the second gen!
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The second gen chassis is way better than the first gen.
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List from John looks about right. (of course)

I saw a pair of double XL testicles for sale on ebay.......I thought about picking those up. The seller seems a little sketchy though.......
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List from John looks about right. (of course)

I saw a pair of double XL testicles for sale on ebay.......I thought about picking those up. The seller seems a little sketchy though.......
You might want to pick up some sliders for those things too. No sense in dragging a good set of testicles.
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as always, there will be those with good advice and bad advice.....here's mine.

1. Ohlins or Penske rear shock, don't waste your time putting shocks from other bikes and then wasting money by respringing and revalving that . there is a reason why i replaced my stock gsxr shock with a penske and threw the old shock out. it's the same reason why all the racers throw out their stock shocks and replace them wtih penske/ohlins.

2. Racetech emulators, AK-20 Cartridges, GSXR front end.....just do ANYTHING with the front. I run the racetech emulators because it's the best bang for the buck for the SV. the gsxr front end to me is probably a bit on the overkill side....but some like it better.

3. SS brake lines and race pads

4. aftermarket rearsets

5. tank risers and bmc/k&n filter

6. full exhaust

7. power commander

that'll put you around your budget. everything after # 3 is not NEEDED, but will be nice to have.
Listen to this man right here!!!!
Also, for a few more bucks, GEARING!!!!! Couple sets of front and rear sprockets = $200ish That way, plenty of top end for TWS (Texas World Speedway) yet, can set up easily for MSRH or GSS ......
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