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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-04-2007, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need new forks..

Hey guys, i need to swap out the forks on my 2002 SV650... I've heard of people installing GSXR front ends on 'em and i was curious what model GSXRs have compatible forks? Can i use my stock triple or do i need to get a GSXR set? basically, what do i need to look for to get GSXR forks on my SV?
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Hey guys, i need to swap out the forks on my 2002 SV650... I've heard of people installing GSXR front ends on 'em and i was curious what model GSXRs have compatible forks? Can i use my stock triple or do i need to get a GSXR set? basically, what do i need to look for to get GSXR forks on my SV?
Not tryint to Pimp another site, but there are threads upon threads and step by step recomendations if you go to one of the SV specific forums
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Bird did this on his old SV I think....




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you need srad gsxr forks for it to be a direct swap on a curvy SV and you have to use the entire front end including wheel and everything, the SV stuff won't work with GSXR forks.

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For $2300 you can get an Ohlins.



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For $2300 you can get an Ohlins.
Now that's the best idea... just not wallet friendly... but toys never are!




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Now that's the best idea... just not wallet friendly... but toys never are!
You gotta pay to play.



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That's pretty good for Ohlins. I wonder how good they really are. I'd like to sample some.
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That's pretty good for Ohlins. I wonder how good they really are. I'd like to sample some.
Me too. I found a Ohlins rear for mine for $720.



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Me too. I found a Ohlins rear for mine for $720.
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Killer for sure...but too much cheddar to spend on that rig.



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Bird did this on his old SV I think....

All I actually did was upgrade the stock forks. I didnt want to spend too much money on a street ridden bike when spending much less can achieve just about the same feel. I went with Racetech springs .90kg and 15w oil. MAde a huge difference. As far as the rear went, I chose a Kawasaki ZX10R rear shock which made a huge difference also.

I dont feel that unless you are riding tracks that Ohlins are worth the money.
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All I actually did was upgrade the stock forks. I didnt want to spend too much money on a street ridden bike when spending much less can achieve just about the same feel. I went with Racetech springs .90kg and 15w oil. MAde a huge difference. As far as the rear went, I chose a Kawasaki ZX10R rear shock which made a huge difference also.

I dont feel that unless you are riding tracks that Ohlins are worth the money.
Was that with the stock spring? Did you do any mods to the shock or was it just plug and play?
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Heck when I went from the fish oil stock fork oil to some nice syn ohlins oil... that alone helped my 9R out TONS!




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Heck when I went from the fish oil stock fork oil to some nice syn ohlins oil... that alone helped my 9R out TONS!
Really? I'm sure mine is due. Maybe some oil will be the solution.



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How old is your fork oil?

Mine was only 2 years old when I did it! HUGE DIFFERENCE!




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How old is your fork oil?

Mine was only 2 years old when I did it! HUGE DIFFERENCE!
Well I had her for over 3 years and I have never changed it...and the guy I bought it from didn't do jack sheeez....so only god knows how old that stuff is...could be original for all I know.



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When you do it... be sure the garage or shed door is open... it will smell like somin died in there!




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