|How to install GSXR shock on SV|
| From: Zoran Vujasinovic
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999
After 4 of these It's getting close to easy.
The year of shocks that fit are:
I have followed his wisdom and added some images.
Thought you might want to know that a 01' shock works just fine and i think it's the same as a 00'. i just put 315mi of peg and shifter dragging fun on my 02' sv650 w/ no problems with the 01' gsxr shock, in fact it dramaticly improved tracking through the fast stuff!
I got mine for $35 on ebay plus everyone should know that JHS racing makes suspension links that raise(or lower) the rear 1in. for less than $50. It is easy for fellow svriders to ditch the horrid stock shock for the better gsxr unit.
By Steve Lee:
I would like to post an addendum to the section on installing a GSXR shock on an SV.
A gentleman claims to have installed an ‘01 shock on his SV.
I took his advice and tried to install an '01 after being told by others that the post ‘99 shocks don't work and guess what? It didn't work.
I would not recommend anybody try use a post '99 shock. Why?
It is worth it to just get the '99 GSXR 600 or 750 shock. I just installed a ‘99 GSXR 750 shock and it works great. It raised the back about ¾ inch. The battery install is snug, but works. The directions posted on this site for installation are very good and work as stated.
I performed the installation and it went pretty much as detailed. I would like to add that I had better luck installing the bottom shock bolt first. I don't know if its like this on all GSXR shocks but on mine one side of the bottom shock linkage has a threaded receiver. Getting the bottom to line up after installing the top bolt was proving very difficult because I was having trouble compressing the shock (not much, maybe 1/8 inch) without messing up the threads. I removed the top bolt and instead installed the bottom first, then using a center punch was able to align the top linkage and insert the bolt. Just my 2 cents.