Upper leg is the stanchion, lower is the slider.I believe the forks are the same except for the lower leg(stantion) on the 2nd gen uses a large dia. axle which incorporates the spacers used on the right side of the 1gen. The 2nd gen axle will not work with your 1gen wheel bearings, etc. If just the inner tubes are bent, you could probably use the inners from a 2nd gen. I don't think fork length changed.
Yes it will. I put 2nd gen forks on my '99, you'll need a 2nd gen front axle and you've got to shorten the stock 1st gen spacer on one side and add a little bit of a spacer on the other side (on top of your 1st gen speedo drive) to get the wheel centered.The 2nd gen axle will not work with your 1gen wheel bearings, etc.
Because it's still extra $$ and work and not completely necessary as most people don't out-ride the current SV suspension and brakes....and if your gonna go thru emulators, and springs why not get the added braking power, and adjustability.
:rock: Awesome. Not everyone is going to see it that way. Bang-for-the-buck, springs/emulators and oil plus good pads & SS lines will get you quite a ways beyond the stock setup.Its worth it to me. I changed and havent looked back since. The braking confidence alone is worth the cost IMHO.
I agree, but I tend to think in a different mannor. For example x+y>z:rock: Awesome. Not everyone is going to see it that way. Bang-for-the-buck, springs/emulators and oil plus good pads & SS lines will get you quite a ways beyond the stock setup.
Not saying one is more right than the other, just in a progression of things, you can still attain better results (suspension, braking) over stock with less $$ (than going full gsx-r front end).