GSXR swinger on '03 SV

Randy Grein randygrein at
Thu Nov 8 10:47:32 PST 2007

Never heard of using a GSXR swingarm on an SV, but from other  
swingarm projects I have seen the problems you cite are reasonable.  
In general it requires some welding on the frame and/or swingarm and  
completely re-engineering the shock system. Question is why? That is,  
why go to the effort to re-engineer the system and modify so many  
components to fit?

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Nov 8, 2007, at 10:02 AM, tlc at wrote:

> I recently purchased a 2003 SV650; it came with an entire 2003 GSXR  
> front
> end, and what I believe to be an entire 2004 GSXR 600/750 rear end.
> I've done some research on these mods, and it appears that a GSXR  
> front
> end is fairly common. But I have found little to no information on
> installing a GSXR swingarm on this bike.
> I was wondering if anyone has any insight to the GSXR swingarm mod,  
> as I'm
> becoming a bit skeptical the more I inspect the bike. First off, there
> appears to be a clearance issue between the rear header and  
> swingarm. And
> I have further concerns about sprocket alignment, shock linkage,  
> etc...
> And apparently the GSXR shock does not fit either, so the SV shock  
> had to
> be used.
> The bike did come with the entire stock SV rear end, so if the GSXR
> swingarm mod turns out to be a bust, I do have a fallback.
> Thanks for any info.
> -dave

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