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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 17th August 2020, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Been a long time since I've been around here. My 03 SV1KS is alive and bucking lol. My rear shock is toast after 72k miles. I've been poking around some threads looking at aftermarket versus rebuild, etc. Honestly, I'd love to just buy something aftermarket but this bike is 17 years old so I'm not wanting to throw $1k at it.

Anyway, a few questions:
  • Can someone tell me some decent aftermarket rear shocks that are compatible with an 03 1000S with a fat guy on it? I'm 250lbs.
  • Also, looking at OEM replacements there are 3 different types listed for an 2003 SV1000S (E-03). Any idea what the differences are and how to tell which I have now?

I'm considering race tech here in California for a rebuild depending on cost and timing. I haven't contacted them yet.
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Welcome back....dont be a stranger...(thats my job..., oh, hangon, i'm just strange....)

I slapped a 04 GSX-R1000 shock in my 03..... the reservoir/chamber points the other way, but has no clearance issues.....
It is 3mm (3/16") longer eye to eye, so it bumps the back of the bike up about 10mm directly above the axle....

It has carried my sorry arse around for a long long time, and i am 115kg (250 pound)
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Yeah I did the same, I had it serviced before I fitted it and found the gas charge was so flat the needle wouldn't get through the bladder, had it recharged with new oil it bolts straight in.
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Hey all,
Been a long time since I've been around here. My 03 SV1KS is alive and bucking lol. My rear shock is toast after 72k miles. I've been poking around some threads looking at aftermarket versus rebuild, etc. Honestly, I'd love to just buy something aftermarket but this bike is 17 years old so I'm not wanting to throw $1k at it.

Anyway, a few questions:
  • Can someone tell me some decent aftermarket rear shocks that are compatible with an 03 1000S with a fat guy on it? I'm 250lbs. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/beer.gif[/IMG]
  • Also, looking at OEM replacements there are 3 different types listed for an 2003 SV1000S (E-03). Any idea what the differences are and how to tell which I have now?

I'm considering race tech here in California for a rebuild depending on cost and timing. I haven't contacted them yet.
Gsxr 1000 k3-k4 rear shock fits with no modifications and depending on your weight it might be a perfect match. I found one nearly new condition a few years back and holds fine until today.
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Thanks guys. I'll see if I can find one of those gixxer shocks.
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Thanks guys. I'll see if I can find one of those gixxer shocks.
Look for a decent one. That wont be easy. Most of them are worn out due to age. Look in German ebay, I have found second hand parts in great shape.
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I found one for US$50 on eBay (US). Should be here in a week or so. Will see how it turns out but for $50 I won't cry too loudly if it turns out to be no good.
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Even if has come of a bike that has low mileage, the possibility that the shaft seal having gone hard by now is high and it would
be better to get it re-cond first....... Its a pain to but it in and find you have to take it straight back out...
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so what would be the good place to send it to for a rebuild and get new heavier spring?
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Here's one place you might consider.

https://traxxion.com

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so what would be the good place to send it to for a rebuild and get new heavier spring?

Depends on where you are......

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thanks for the link, traxxion dynamics is not too far from me, im gonna give em call, becaus rerar shock needs new seal, gas, and stiffer spring as im about 210 pounds w gear on...anyway im on the east cost - philly city of brotherly love
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Well I got the replacement in yesterday and took it out for a test today. It's great and no longer bucking me like I'm on a pogo stick. I know Missing Link recommended getting it reconditioned but for $50 I figured I'd just slap it in there and give it a shot. Looked pretty clean and so far so good. I'm keeping a close eye on it since who knows how long the thing has been sitting around idle.

Thanks all!

PS> The service manual was not a lot of help on the removal/install aside from the torque values. I struggled getting the old one out until I disconnected the linkage from the swingarm (shock was already disconnected). Once I did that, it came right out the bottom no problem.
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Awesome........

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I slapped a 04 GSX-R1000 shock in my 03..... the reservoir/chamber points the other way, but has no clearance issues.....
It is 3mm (3/16") longer eye to eye, so it bumps the back of the bike up about 10mm directly above the axle....

I am 115kg (250 pound)
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Yeah I did the same, I had it serviced before I fitted it ... it bolts straight in.
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Gsxr 1000 k3-k4 rear shock fits with no modifications and depending on your weight it might be a perfect match.
Is there some performance benefit to the GSX-R 1000 rear shock over the OEM SV1000 unit? Or are the recommendations based on fitment, availability, price and perhaps extended length?

IOW - if you came across GSR1K and OEM SV1K shocks in similar condition for a similar price, would there be anything tangible to be gained by choosing the GSX-R item
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