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Was just wondering if anyone has used a sv1000 shock on a 650. Are those shocks any better than the 650's?
 
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I have the oppourtunity to buy an SV1000 shock today. The guy tells me it's better, but I'd like to hear it from SVrider.com. Are they easy to replace? It is a worthy upgrade, or should I hold out for a GSX-R spring? I'm paying $20 cash for it. I don't think I can go too wrong for $20.
 

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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.
 
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canus 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.
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 shock :)

Thanks for the info.
 
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