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Old 29-03-07, 11:49 PM   #1
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Basically my bike is pretty stock and the initial plan was to leave it that way and upgrade to sports-600 in a year or so. However i have had a change of heart and have decided to spend a few on it. Money sitting 'idle' in the bank account and i have already satisfied my ISA limit

So i was thinking along the lines of:

Can
Shock
Front end upgrade(GSXR?) or cartridge/springs
Anything else...feel free to recommend it!

I have a can in mind....nice scorpion has caught my eye but tbh i am pretty clueless with regards to the other stuff.

Can anyone recommend a good shock and price(new/2nd hand) I noticed a ZX6 shock in the for sale section(ebay linky) is this any good?

Also what sort of impact would the above have on my insurance as i would declare it?

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Old 30-03-07, 12:03 AM   #2
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Buy a bigger rear sprocket, maybe 2 or 3 teeth more.20. Absolute top speed? Bah! Acceleration is what its about!

Its cheating but its only 20quid! Your speedo will read optimistic but you will be giving it the big hee-haws to notice.

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Old 30-03-07, 12:14 AM   #3
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Front forks are a must, rear shock and a can is money well spent as well.

If you go up more than a couple of teeth you'll need to change the chain (the naked one has a couple more links), after that you'll have to choose what direction you want to go either performance or cosmetics.

Performance, cams, full systems,air filters, re-jetting, big bore kits

Cosmetics, Custom paint, decals,mesh, chrome, alloy bits, loads of stuff out there.

Hope that helps.

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Old 30-03-07, 01:06 AM   #4
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Cheap can- 120
Depending on how much you;
weigh springs/oil 70-100.Hyperpro progressive springs is a good compromise for road IMO.
or if you have a pointy get the Matris catridge conversion 300
Rear shock Of another bike or 400-450 for Ohlins etc

Then just enjoy the ride. Time to sell your bike, take bits off and get back roughly have your money back. Suspension mods will get you enjoying the bike more than any engine mods will.


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Old 30-03-07, 06:10 AM   #5
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Its cheating but its only 20quid! Your speedo will read optimistic but you will be giving it the big hee-haws to notice.

would it affect the speedo? thought the reading was taken from the front wheel and not engine revs, otherwise your speed would drop to zero with the clutch in shirley?
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Old 30-03-07, 07:14 AM   #6
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^ you're correct, speedo on all SV650 models is front wheel driven.
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Old 30-03-07, 07:18 AM   #7
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^ you're correct, speedo on all SV models is front wheel driven.
Although of course if you do the GXSR front end convertion you'll need an inventive atlernative as you'll loose the front wheel pickup.

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would it affect the speedo? thought the reading was taken from the front wheel and not engine revs, otherwise your speed would drop to zero with the clutch in shirley?
As stated, front wheel driven speedo on the SV, but even other bikes with rear wheel driven speedo tend to take a reading from the front sprocket which will still spin when the rear wheel is turning, even if you pull the clutch in.
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Old 30-03-07, 10:04 AM   #9
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Can - Buy cheap, buy twice... My choice would be Remus Revolution

Fork springs & fork oil, a must too IMHO... No need for progressives though

K&N Air Filter - Yes why not, its lifetime guaranteed (you don't replace it after every 8000 miles like a standard one; just clean it & re-oil it )

Rear shock - Just fit a GSXR1000 standard shock, the one I got off eBay was excellent for 35 Cleaned it, fitted it and the difference in feel was massive
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Old 30-03-07, 10:18 AM   #10
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I would love to put the double can on my SV think it just makes the bike look so much more sporty
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