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Hey guys I have put a few hundred miles on my Sv now and I love it. Of all the bikes I have owned this is my favorite. Can anyone tell me what adjustments I can make to the front fork and the shock for that matter to improve the ride? I have a 2004 sv650 (naked and blue). I ride mostly twisty mountain roads and some two up. I weigh 180lbs with my riding gear. I also ride moderately aggressively and don't care if the adjustments make the ride harsh. I am also putting some clubman (SM) bars on this week. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Change to heavier fork springs and oil. The forks and shock are adjustable for pre-load only.
 
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spaulding said:
Change to heavier fork springs and oil. The forks and shock are adjustable for pre-load only.
+1. So far, I've just changed the fork oil and it makes a difference. I weight 190lbs and I'm very happy with this setup. However, I'm always riding solo.
 

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How about adjusting the preload. HOw much sag should there be when I sit on the bike? ALso is gettin the fork oil changed something a shop will have to do.
 
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