GSXR fork revisited

Henrik Bo Pedersen henrikbp at
Tue Feb 19 09:30:25 PST 2008

I weigh 185 lbs in my "birthday suit". Maybe around 210 in full gear (just

I think the springs in my reworked stock forks are .95 kg/mm, but will have
to check my notes when I get home.

So what you're saying is that for now I should be good with an oil change,
as long as the stock springs aren't too far off what I need?

What oil brand/weight?

About the length; what I'd found in previous discussions was that some found
they ended up with the front end too low for their riding style/taste and
had to "extend" the forks to be able to raise up the front to where they
wanted it.



on 2/19/08 12:14 PM, zoran at zv30 at wrote:

> what you weight?stock springs in those forks are .90.
> we never had problem with fork length.people use those extenders on gsxr's.
> some newer forks can not be extended internaly like some older ones.
> Zoran Vujasinovic
> Twin Works Factory
> 775-786-4881
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> Subject: GSXR fork revisited
>> I'm finally getting around to putting that 2006 GSXR 600 fork on my '99 SV
>> and have a couple of questions. I don't have the $$ for a Full Monty fork
>> rebuild/revalve, so springs and a few other essentials is it for now.
>> - I found from previous threads about this, that the GSXR forks are too
>> short for the SV, and that folks have used "fork extenders" to get the
>> geometry right. All I could find for extenders are Traxxion Extended Fork
>> Caps:
>> Is that what I need? I thought it was a shorter top-out spring, but
>> apparently not for the later model forks.
>> - other than springs, what else (inexpensive) should I do to the forks?
>> Thanks
>> Henrik
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