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JPB 7th July 2020 09:27 AM

Introduction.
 
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Hello There,

Nice site you`ve got here. I've been reading for some time,and now I've decided to introduce my self.

My name is Jordan, I ride a k3 SV1000S.The bike has 12k km on the clock I bought it at 5k.
Recently I've fitted the ABM Superbike conversion kit with steel braided lines for the brakes and clutch.
Now I'm on the lookout to upgrade the suspension a bit.
New fork springs and oil plus ,a gsx-r k5 600 shock and a proper shock spring.

Best regards,
Jordan.

Missing Link 7th July 2020 10:28 PM

Welcome JPB.....

Nice clean bike there..... 12000 kms, on a 2003 model....not even run-in yet...ha ha

menaudi 8th July 2020 08:44 PM

Didn't I read on this forum that the K6+ 600 forks were easier because they are longer than stock and the K4-K5 tubes were shorter than stock? So the K4-K5 tubes had to be set lower than the top of the triple?
According to the previous owner, I have K5 GSX-R1k forks and they are set flush.

JPB 9th July 2020 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by menaudi (Post 1852328107)
Didn't I read on this forum that the K6+ 600 forks were easier because they are longer than stock and the K4-K5 tubes were shorter than stock? So the K4-K5 tubes had to be set lower than the top of the triple?
According to the previous owner, I have K5 GSX-R1k forks and they are set flush.

Hello,

As far as I know - K6/K7 GSX-R 600/750 forks are the same length as SV ones.
I found out that the shock from the k4/5 600/750 is the same length as the stock SV one..
You can distinguish the gsx-r1000 forks by the colour of the lower fork tube - silver for 600/750 and black for 1k.

From all the reading on this site and over the net... I have been able to complete the suspension puzzle for my self.
- The most Fiddling with the suspension I'm willing to go through for next season is a linear spring+new oil in the forks(Found some 9k/mm Ohlins fork springs which should be ok for my skill level/riding/weight(96kg)),a k5 gsx-r600 shock with 8.5 kg/mm K-tech spring+new oil.
After that I'm willing to rebuild the forks and shock with Race tech gold valves and if needed to change the springs.
I don`t intend to do much more than that on the suspension,should be pretty decent for nice pace canyon/mountain pass riding.
Other things that are truly worth it are steel braided brake(for the front)/clutch lines and nice brake pads.

Best regards,
Jordan.

Missing Link 9th July 2020 10:49 PM

The K6-K7 front forks on the Gixxer 600-750 are 3mm shorter than the SV forks from axle centreline to the top of the fork.
You will need a K5 600/750 top triple to keep the ignition switch in the SV position, but the stem hole needs to be drilled out to suit.

This is what i had to do on mine. (my pic shows the SV forks still)

JPB 21st July 2020 09:09 AM

Have anyone had any experience with the Race Tech spring rate calculator?
I've read that they recommend a bit stiffer springs than needed.
I'm playing around with all the spring rate calculators I managed to find on the internet in order to figure out what springs to get for the back and front of my SV...
I've not yet reached to a solid conclusion... I'm 96 kilos without any gear...
For my skill level and the type of riding I want to do - Race tech recommended 9.2-9.4 kg/mm.. for the front and 8.60-8.69 for the back...

I found some Ohlins 9km/mm front springs and a К-Tech 8.5 kg/mm back spring so I'm wondering if this will be ok for a not so advanced rider of my weight... Or it will be too soft... I've ordered one K5 gsx-r600 shock that I intend to put in.

Best regards,

Missing Link 22nd July 2020 06:54 AM

Race Tech does suggest slightly stiffer springs than what is probably best for the street..... if they say 0.95 for example, get the closest spring below that rate......


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