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'05 race tech suspension ?

So as my most recent post informed me, the next step to take in optimizing my ride is to tackle the suspension. This is something I have come to discover for myself, as my suspension is far too stiff for me (the previous owner was about 100lbs heavier than me).

From other riders advice I decided that go for a gold valve kit from race tech (all my riding buddies rave about the results it brings). However, they do not list the gold valve kit for 2005 SV's. I have called and emailed them multiple times and have received no response.

So does anyone here know if there is a race tech gold valve kit for 2005 SV's? If not, any recommendations for the job that gives the best results in suspension performance?

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If I remember correctly the SV shock was never serviceable and only the 2003 fork.
I believe you are best off replacing the Rear with a quality unit as for the front I have a 2003 and a new spring and oil works well enough for me.
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The SV shock is serviceable, but not worth the effort. Other compatible shocks utilize nitrite coated stems for reduced stiction, and have common size springs (unlike the bastard on the stocker).

K3-4 forks are easily re-valved, but K5+ forks are another matter. Schmidt314 did a really good write-up on what's involved with K5+ forks....and it ain't a walk in the park if you're not prepared.
Changing springs and putting the correct amount of the correct oil in makes a world of difference, and I encourage everyone to do it. The worst aspect of improving the front end, is that it makes you more aware of how bad the back end is. So doing them both, right from the start is a better idea.

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So as my most recent post informed me, the next step to take in optimizing my ride is to tackle the suspension. This is something I have come to discover for myself, as my suspension is far too stiff for me (the previous owner was about 100lbs heavier than me).

From other riders advice I decided that go for a gold valve kit from race tech (all my riding buddies rave about the results it brings). However, they do not list the gold valve kit for 2005 SV's. I have called and emailed them multiple times and have received no response.

So does anyone here know if there is a race tech gold valve kit for 2005 SV's? If not, any recommendations for the job that gives the best results in suspension performance?

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05 and up forks technically are not serviceable units. If you are interested check this out, here is how to dismantle the 05 and up fork and put them back together.

http://www.sv-portal.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51874

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