Suzuki SV650 Riders Forum banner

1 - 20 of 55 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,520 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Gold/red is from an '04 ZX-6R (636) - same style as '04-'05 ZX-10R. Black/silver is from an '06 ZX-14 (same style as '06-'07 ZX-10R). Note the different bottom spring perches, adjuster, and obviously the reservoirs. They seem to be the same length - around 1/2" longer than factory 2nd-gen SV. For reference, the gold/red ZX-6R shock DOES require cutting the battery box and adding a spacer underneath the battery. The black/silver ZX-14 shock does NOT (just have to remove a plastic shield on front of the battery box via three Phillips-head screws).



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
720 Posts
thanks for the info.

How heavy are you(if you don't mind telling lol) and how do you feel the shock has modified your suspension? does the height difference have an impact?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,520 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
I'm a big guy at ~250lbs. At this weight, anything sprung correctly is going to make a huge difference over stock.

The raised rear is going to make the bike turn in faster making it seems more nimble.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,347 Posts
Wow, that 636 shock is in great shape, usually they corrode like nobody's business. Get it framed!

Is it just a trick of perspective or is the ZX shock a good bit shorter?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
464 Posts
hey do you know the length on the zx14 shock exactly? if its the same or near the 636 then its 338 mm right?

thanks
justin
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,520 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
:iamwithstupid:

It did seem a little lower than the ZX-6R shock, but I installed a GreatDaytoRide.com-lowered seat at the same time as the ZX-14 shock, so I wasn't sure.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
464 Posts
YEAR MOTORCYCLE LENGTH SPRING
===== ========= ===== =====
00-03 GSXR750 325mm 400#

01-03 GSXR600 325.5mm 325#

01-02 GSXR1000 329.5mm 430#

03-04 SV650 330mm 430# <<<==== stock 2nd gen...05 should be the same

99-03 GSXR1300(Busa) 330mm 700#

04 GSXR750 332.5mm 408#

04 GSXR600 332.5mm 425#

03-04 GSXR1000 332.5mm 480#

99-02 SV650 337mm 510# <<<====stock 1st gen

04 ZX10R 338mm 540#

03-04 ZX6R(636) 340mm 540# *corrected by e lo...thanks!

96-99 GSXR750 345mm 375#

97-00 GSXR600 375mm 375#

05 GSX-R 1000 332.5mm 450# <<<===added by me...spring rate from racetech.com, length from ohlins.com

<end>
tis is what i found on another site as ans as far as i can tell the sec gen is 330 the 1st is 338 and zx are right around 338
 
S

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
My recently installed '07 ZX-14 shock raised the seat a tiny bit compared to the original SV shock. Not much, but definitely higher, not lower. I'm nearly 6' tall so I have no problem with the extra lift.

As yet, I've not taken the time to properly adjust the new shock: I figured I would ride on it for a couple of weeks and get used to it, then I'd be better able to fine tune the adjustment (I'm also trying to lose a few pounds at the moment). Rebound and compression are both set at 2 turns out from full stiff, and preload is set pretty light.

Adding more preload might raise rear of the bike even more but I have long legs. This is how the shock went on my bike:

 
S

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Yes, that's probably true. The squishy feeling when I climb onboard is gone now. The ZX shock definitely supports my fat arse better than the OEM shock.

My guess is that the bike only seems taller because it doesn't squat down as much with you on it. I experienced the same thing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
130 Posts
My recently installed '07 ZX-14 shock raised the seat a tiny bit compared to the original SV shock. Not much, but definitely higher, not lower. I'm nearly 6' tall so I have no problem with the extra lift.

As yet, I've not taken the time to properly adjust the new shock: I figured I would ride on it for a couple of weeks and get used to it, then I'd be better able to fine tune the adjustment (I'm also trying to lose a few pounds at the moment). Rebound and compression are both set at 2 turns out from full stiff, and preload is set pretty light.

Adding more preload might raise rear of the bike even more but I have long legs. This is how the shock went on my bike:

Can the same tool for our stock shock adjust the preload on this shock? What is a fair price for a used zx14 shock? 100, 75, 50?
 
S

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
you can also just use a flat head screwdriver to to turn those preload adjusters.
 
1 - 20 of 55 Posts
Top