Suzuki SV650 Riders Forum banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,311 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So, a few weeks ago I took advantage of the great price SV Racing Parts was selling the Elka shocks for.
I received a call from Blair when I told him I was interested in ordering one. He was extremely helpful. I would buy from him again in a heartbeat.
While we were talking I mentioned to him how on the Elka website they show some shocks with a red spring. Now most of the SV shocks have been getting blue ones lately...well regardless, I asked if I could get one with a red spring. He said he'd put in the request but couldn't promise anything.
I figured if they could that would be great but it wasn't the end all or be all for me.

Well, on friday there was a box at my door.





As you can see, Blair put in the request for the red spring and VOILA.. it was on the new shock.
He apologized to me for the delay in getting the shock to me as originaly stated when I purchased it. He said it took a little longer because they had to get the red spring.
Seeing as how the bike can't be ridden in the snow I didn't mind waiting the extra week.



oh and in this picture there are the GSXR brake caliper adapter plates I also ordered.



Now, I can't wait to get these up on the bike... unfortunately it will have to wait becasue my bike is about an hour away hibernating for the winter in Zuki's garage.
Once I get this stuff on I will report back.

Oh and if anyone is ever thinking about buying from SVRP, do so... he's got great customer service over there and will help you as much as possible.

Thanks again Blair.
 

·
Vendor
Joined
·
9,954 Posts
:)
Dude that is sick. I wish I had taken advantage of that deal..oh well..can't wait to see it on your bike, and that's awesome you got the red spring.

Your bike is gonna be awesome when you're done with it. Congrats. Now lets grab some beer and put that sucka in :D


:) There are still great deals to be had for those that email me at [email protected]

Be sure to email me a contact phone number to give you a quick call at, and you will be a happy Elka rider, ;D

Enjoy the ride, and best regards,
Blair
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
That is HOT. I should get off my butt and do my taxes... then there will be more than enough to get an Elka shock in preparation for race school in May! Would definitely want some street miles on it to at least set it up so I'm comfortable with it, then fine-tune as track school progresses.
 

·
Iron Butt Moderator
Joined
·
9,271 Posts
Nice Harry.



An hour is nothing. You'd better go put those parts on as it won't take much time to do. I plan on riding in 2 days and I have about 3 hours of work to re-assemble the bike tomorrow night (if I don't get called into work).
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,311 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Nice Harry.



An hour is nothing. You'd better go put those parts on as it won't take much time to do. I plan on riding in 2 days and I have about 3 hours of work to re-assemble the bike tomorrow night (if I don't get called into work).
Thanks.

I hear yeah, but there is sooo much more that is going on the bike this winter. That was just the big purchase of the winter...god I love my christmas bonus:rolleyes:.
Already made plans to meet up with Rich to get into his garage.... too bad it's still two weeks away.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,711 Posts
Do the elka shocks have adjustable shock lengths?
Yes, they do. There's a threaded rod on the fork with a locknut.

I got the blue spring. Didn't think about getting the aluminum anodized blue instead of red and gold. Would have done that for preference ;)

It's a double rather than a triple adj.



Flipped the pegs upside down and supported it on jackstands to get it in. Feels better than it used to.

 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
613 Posts
Asus,

Any status of your project? Are the parts in yet? Pictures? Inquiring Minds want to know. (Like me)

tk
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,311 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
well, we did tackle the installation this past weekend, but didn't get any pics.
It went on fairly easily I would say. We'll be wrenching on the bike some more this weekend, so I will make sure to take some pics then.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
613 Posts
Cool. Did you get 100% pad coverage on the stock rotors with the adapters? Or did a tiny bit (like 1-2mm) of the pads stick out past the rotor's edge?

tk
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,311 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
we didn't get that far because I am having issues with the forks right now and they are going to a shop to get looked at.
I will report back on that and let you know.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top