newbie questions

zoran zv30 at
Tue Jan 27 12:22:36 PST 2009

it is not the forks that matter for spring rate,it is bike.

Zoran Vujasinovic
Twin Works Factory
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aaron Turner" <synfinatic at>
To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at>
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: newbie questions

> Actually, looking back at my notes, it does have the gold emulators...
> teach me for writing emails at @2:45am when I can't sleep.  No idea
> about the rebound holes... I'll have to look when I replace the oil.
> I also got a set of .90 racetech's with the deal, sounds like that
> would be a better match?
> FWIW, I have .95's in my 748 w/ showa front end & penske rear setup by
> Catalyst Reaction and that combo seems to work really well- of course
> the showa USD's are quite a bit different then the sv forks.
> Thanks for all the tips everyone!
> -Aaron
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 7:47 AM, Ernest Montague <afm199 at> 
> wrote:
>> 1. 520 erv is a good chain  15-46 for Sears and THill
>> 2. That is too  much spring and you need the emulators (braze the rebound
>> holes shut)
>> 3. 20 wt plus with emulators
>> 4.  OEM
>> Ernie
>> On Jan 27, 2009, at 2:48 AM, Aaron Turner wrote:
>>> Assuming I can actually sell our townhouse, I'll be racing 650P in AFM
>>> this year.  Picked up a well cared for 1Gen race prepped bike, but
>>> there's a few things I do want to take care of first:
>>> 1.  The chain needs to be replaced.  Currently is a 525, figured might
>>> as well switch to a 520 since I didn't get any extra sprockets in the
>>> deal.  15 front, and what rear?  I won't be making bwillow this year,
>>> so just need rears for Thill & Sears.  AFAM sprockets?  Is a DID 520VM
>>> good enough for a stock motor or go w/ the heavier 520ERV3?
>>> 2.  Forks have .95 springs (I'm 180lbs so that sounds about right),
>>> but no emulators.  Previous owner didn't seem to know anything beyond
>>> that so I figured now would be a good time to change the oil.  Reading
>>> the archives it sounds like 20wt oil is a good starting point?  Just
>>> put in what I take out or do people have suggestions on how much
>>> should be in there?
>>> 3.  Are people using the OEM oil filter or ????

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