Yes. That and they are non-cartridge conventional forks. You're in a great weight zone... most bikes are sprung from the factory for 140ish.pslamp32 said:So should I assumethat the deficiency with the stock forks is their lack of stiffness?
What is your complaint,(what exactly are you trying to fix?) the stock springs should be right for you at that weight?pslamp32 said:...what's the easiest / most cost effective way to improve the front suspension on the ole 2000 SV? I only weigh 145 pounds if that matters. Thanks for any advice. The noob.
They are little piston type inserts that have better valving and flow characteristics (like Cartridge forks)-hence "emulators". You install them and bypass your stock rod damping by drilling out the damper rod holes so that they become so big that they quit damping, then the emulators take over and do the damping job. they are really a great idea.pslamp32 said:What the hell are emulators?
Even at 145lbs, better springs will make a world of difference. I'm only 10lbs heavier than you and didn't get 2 blocks from the dealership on my '99 before I realized that better springs were going to be my first mod. This was long before I was in the spring business, so I ordered up a set of 0.85s from Race-Tech, and put in 20w oil also. Muuuuch better.pslamp32 said:...what's the easiest / most cost effective way to improve the front suspension on the ole 2000 SV? I only weigh 145 pounds if that matters. Thanks for any advice. The noob.