not enough thread for GPR V1 steering stabilizer

Andy Preston andy at
Tue Jul 29 07:58:14 PDT 2008

I have a triple from my S, I was just about to add it to my list of stuff 
to sell before I move. I don't think you can just use the top triple, I 
think you have to use stem and bottom triple as well. Ping me off list for 
price, and I can get you a picture tonight,


On Tue, 29 Jul 2008, John wrote:

> I recently bought a GPR V1 steering stabilizer for my Gen 1 1999 SV650X. Now 
> the steering stem does show enough thread above the triple clamp to get a 
> good grip with the large nut. Installing an All Balls needle bearing kit made 
> the problem worse. I made this diagram to demonstrate the problem.
> I called GPR, and they said the stabilizer requires an S-model triple clamp. 
> The web site says their product is compatible with a '99 SV, even though 
> Suzuki did not sell an S model in the U.S. that year. Sigh.
> Does anyone have a spare first gen, S model triple? I would be willing to 
> trade for the non-S model triple. Also, I have some Suburban Machinery bars 
> that we could throw in for a little extra.
> Another option is machining down the round pedestal on the bottom of the 
> triple. This is maybe a 10mm high circle of metal, and I would have to go to 
> a machine shop. I think I would have to leave a little of the pedestal to 
> allow the triple to rotate freely above the assembly.
> These two photos show the part in question.
> Does anyone recommend machining this part? I've got a spare non-S triple in 
> case I mess up something.
> Please e-mail me if you have an S-model clip-on as well.
> TIA,
> -John
> '99 SV650
> '98 VFR800
> '70 El Camino

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