i just put an 05 600 shock on my sv. all you need is the shock, and a . . . . .i believe 10mm x (fill in the pitch, i used 1.25) x 55 mm bolt. i could only find a 75, so i tightened her down (using red loctite, all i had at the time) and than used my dremel and chopped off the rest of the bolt pretty close to the threads and it cleared the dog bones easily. i weigh like 130 ish and i think the shock is a little too much at times. when riding over bumps, i frequently pop off my seat, i havent gotten around to adjusting the preload yet b/c i dont have a wrench thatll fit right on it, the sv one just slips off. over all, i think it was a good investment, 25 bucks for a brand spankin new shock. sorry for the ramble, im a little drunk already!
um, generally it comes as a complete unit. shock/spring as one. i dont know why anyone would bother selling the peices seperate. just hit up ebay and search for GSXR SHOCK and youll come up with about 20 million items. since i didnt have the money to get mine all redone by svraceshop, i just waited until i found a new one and bought that. i ended up with a 2005 600 shock for only 30 shipped to my door, and it was brand new. so dont just hop on the first one, the good ones are out there
im thinking about the same thing... but im 6 foot 4 255 lbs. Should i get new rearsets too? Wondering if i can drop them and go back an inch to get a little more room on the bike... what do you guys think?