GSXR fork revisited
zv30 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 19 10:06:48 PST 2008
why dont you try it and see if your riding style needs longer ones.
I use 7W oil.
Twin Works Factory
----- Original Message -----
From: "Henrik Bo Pedersen" <henrikbp at gmail.com>
To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: GSXR fork revisited
>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
> 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
> 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 sbcglobal.net wrote:
>> what you weight?stock springs in those forks are .90.
>> we never had problem with fork length.people use those extenders on
>> some newer forks can not be extended internaly like some older ones.
>> Zoran Vujasinovic
>> Twin Works Factory
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Henrik Bo Pedersen" <henrikbp at gmail.com>
>> To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:53 AM
>> Subject: GSXR fork revisited
>>> I'm finally getting around to putting that 2006 GSXR 600 fork on my '99
>>> and have a couple of questions. I don't have the $$ for a Full Monty
>>> 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
>>> Caps: http://www.traxxion.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=ESFC
>>> 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?
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