You're definitly right about the piggy back resevoir. I just spent a few minutes cutting a hole in my battery box. You may also be right about it not being as great as the GSXR - which I'm sure it isn't. You don't hear threads with "SV1000 Rear Shock Swap" - it's rather rare actually. But, on the other hand - now that the hard work has been done. I will enjoy this shock for whatever it is worth - for however long. Then just undo about 3 bolts and throw in the new GSXR shockcanus said:The SV1000 shock is like the GSXR shock in that it has Compression/Rebound dampening and a piggy back resivour (sp?). The only thing I have hear is that the dampening sucks compared to the GSXR. So you are only stepping up half way to a GSXR shock with all the work. I would hold out spend the extra $20 and get an eBay GSXRshock for $40 and be happier.