newbie questions

cb at cb at
Tue Jan 27 16:42:04 PST 2009


Don't run DID so can't help but either is likely fine for the SV

The .95s are probably fine (I weigh 175 and ran them for a few years
in my 1st Gen SV) but on the stiff side. I tried .90's after that and
they were too soft, finally settled on a .925 rate. It is dependent
on your riding style so none is right. I also ran 20W oil as my
standard and would increase when temps were very high (+95) and
decrease when cold. If you run a different weight in each fork leg it
makes it easier to change with no mixing involved.

(SPAM)I run a permanent filter ( I also
sell. It has worked great on all of our bikes both race and street.


---- Original Message ----
From: synfinatic at
To: sv650 at
Subject: RE: newbie questions
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 02:48:22 -0800

>Assuming I can actually sell our townhouse, I'll be racing 650P in
>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
>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
>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. 
>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 ????
>Aaron Turner
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>Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
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>deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
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