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Just bear in mind that you can't make an SV into a supersport, at least not without spending enough to buy a supersport. Decide before you start what your limit is, because if you get into serious expenditure it'd probably be better to trade up.

Not to say there's not a lot of benefit in lower cost options- springs and oil is a superb mod for anyone over about 10 stone IMO. And the GSXR or 636 swaps are good, but you have to be realistic about the gain you'll get- it's a good upgrade for a small expenditure but it won't solve all your problems with the rear. Raising the rear and dropping the front is cheap and will speed your turn-in.

If your stock parts are in good condition, and you're prepared to spend just a little more, and you plan to keep the SV, look at a GSXR front end swap. You should be able to offset the cost by selling the stock parts, and when compared with the price of a properly sorted front end- springs, emulators, brake pads, and braided lines- it begins to make more sense IMO.
 

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Sorry, but uppinghte preload's pretty crappy advice... It'll give you a little ride height but at the cost of making the bike handle like shit over bumps. Get the sag set right at both ends, far more important.
 
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