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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 26th March 2020, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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SV1000n help me!!!!

Hi everyone I'm new to the site..

I've had my sv1000n for a couple of years now and I know there is lots of talks on suspension but wonder if you lot could help..

I Find the front end very twitchy and not planted on corners specially while making progress fast 😂

I weigh 80kg and I really dont want to do the gsxr swap as I feel it takes away what the bike is

So angry advise on front upgrade and maybe a shock swap?

Any help would be great

Thanks guys!

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 26th March 2020, 09:59 AM
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Hi everyone I'm new to the site..

I've had my sv1000n for a couple of years now and I know there is lots of talks on suspension but wonder if you lot could help..

I Find the front end very twitchy and not planted on corners specially while making progress fast 😂

I weigh 80kg and I really dont want to do the gsxr swap as I feel it takes away what the bike is

So angry advise on front upgrade and maybe a shock swap?

Any help would be great

Thanks guys!

Cal


When did you last service the suspension?
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 26th March 2020, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't as of yet? I just didn't want to pull it to bits if I didn't have any upgraded bits to put in it so I'm unsure when it was last done?
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 26th March 2020, 12:16 PM
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The stock springs should be OK for your weight. You might simply need to change the fork oil, set up the sag front and rear and dial in the damping. I wouldn't upgrade anything before doing this. It can make a world of difference.

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Brilliant thank you.. I would say the oil has never been changed from new.. I'll try that first..

I was looking at a matris rear shock and maybe putting some progressive springs?

If I go down that route is the springs and shocks the same as the S model would you know?
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Your springs are ancient. They never were the best option, but now they're bagged out from having your bikes weight on them for 17 years to boot.


I would recommend replacing them with straight rate springs of proper weight, and otherwise refresh the forks.

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+1 for a respring/fork service as the first step. I recently acquired an '04S with front forks that had never been serviced, and the rear shock seal was blown out. Straight rate springs for my weight and new oil made a big difference for not much money. I'm mid way though a GSXR shock swap now, mainly because the spring rate works for me, the geometry will remain nearly the same, and it is quite a bit cheaper than rebuilding the stock SV shock. Not expecting a huge performance gain.

Regarding shock swaps, there is a nice spreadsheet floating around on the internet (can't find the link right now) that compares eye to eye lengths, travel and spring rate for a bunch of different OEM shocks if you want an inexpensive swap. Those Matris shocks look pretty trick though...

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Brilliant thank you.. I would say the oil has never been changed from new.. I'll try that first..

I was looking at a matris rear shock and maybe putting some progressive springs?

If I go down that route is the springs and shocks the same as the S model would you know?
2.5 weight Motul 1 fork oil is very good quality and very close to what Suzuki put in there.

Most aftermarket fork springs are not progressive. I had a long chat with people at Traxxion Dynamics a few weeks ago in which he explained in great detail why straight rate springs are better than progressive. Unfortunately I didn't understand well enough to explain to anyone else. If you still want to go that route, I believe Hagon makes progressive fork springs. BTW, I was surprised to find that the springs on my '03 SV are still very much in spec after 17 years.

The rear shock on the N is not the same as the S but I'm pretty sure the fork springs are the same. Perhaps someone here can confirm?

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A few things you can do;

New springs - progressive
Fork brace
Change the steering damper - GSXR model is much better

I did all three on my 'N' - still got the fork brace if you're interested


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Thanks for all your help guys!! Its appreciated
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I've been trying to decide what to do with the pile of progressive springs I have here.....I'm thing pogo sticks.
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I've been trying to decide what to do with the pile of progressive springs I have here.....I'm thing pogo sticks.


I still have several sets also...
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