GSXR fork revisited

zoran 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.


Zoran Vujasinovic
Twin Works Factory
775-786-4881
www.twfracing.com
----- 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
> guessing).
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks
>
> Henrik
>
> 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 
>> gsxr's.
>> some newer forks can not be extended internaly like some older ones.
>>
>>
>> Zoran Vujasinovic
>> Twin Works Factory
>> 775-786-4881
>> www.twfracing.com
>> ----- 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 
>>> 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:  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?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Henrik
>>>
>>>
>>>
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