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Old 11-27-2011, 05:28 AM   #61
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Hey Danimal, did you set up your suspension after the GSXR swap? Since installing a ZX-10 shock and Sonic Springs with 10w oil in my '03 SV thou, the handling feels unsettled and it doesn't inspire any confidence. Any advice? I live in NE Ohio as well and cannot wait for next season to check out some of those twisties.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:21 AM   #62
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Hey Danimal, did you set up your suspension after the GSXR swap? Since installing a ZX-10 shock and Sonic Springs with 10w oil in my '03 SV thou, the handling feels unsettled and it doesn't inspire any confidence. Any advice? I live in NE Ohio as well and cannot wait for next season to check out some of those twisties.
Yes, I had Zoran from Twin Works Factory setup the forks and did things the right way as far as properly setting up sag, etc. My rear shock is from a 2005 Kaw. Zx636 and is sprung well for my weight (230 lbs). I'd be happy to help you with your setup next spring. Your forks are light years better than the sticks on a stock 650.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:41 AM   #63
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Yes, I had Zoran from Twin Works Factory setup the forks and did things the right way as far as properly setting up sag, etc. My rear shock is from a 2005 law. Zx636 and is sprung well for my weight (230 lbs). I'd be happy to help you with your setup next spring. Your forks are light years better than the sticks on a stock 650.
Thanks Danimal, I will definitely take you up on that next spring. Somebody on another forum recommended FCR Suspension near Youngstown. But I'd love to get this sorted out without having to take it to a shop.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:50 PM   #64
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Nice plate!

I'm diggin' the luggage setup, too. I've been dreaming of a Tiger 800, for it's lighter than 1050 weight and shorter than 1050 height. But, I was just telling my GF how much I enjoy riding her SV and that a standard SV might not be a bad choice.....except, the SV's width, between the legs, kills my knees, as does the peg-to-seat distance.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:59 PM   #65
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Nice plate!

I'm diggin' the luggage setup, too. I've been dreaming of a Tiger 800, for it's lighter than 1050 weight and shorter than 1050 height. But, I was just telling my GF how much I enjoy riding her SV and that a standard SV might not be a bad choice.....except, the SV's width, between the legs, kills my knees, as does the peg-to-seat distance.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:36 PM   #66
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At 60k this 06 is starting a new life as my year round long distance tourer...







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Old 11-28-2011, 10:29 PM   #67
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:31 AM   #68
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love seeing the high mileage rigs in this thread!
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:49 AM   #69
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This is such a good looking bike.
Yeah, it looks like an FJR, but, without all the weight.
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What kind of mileage are you getting out of the rain tires? And, are those Avon?
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:28 AM   #71
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I have the bar end mirrors as well. How did you get your EARS to work with those mirrors so cleanly? I have a pair and would love to set up as well. Also those are MT21 tire yes ? Very nice for the NorthWest.

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Old 11-29-2011, 11:03 AM   #72
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What kind of mileage are you getting out of the rain tires? And, are those Avon?
Yes, they’re Avon Av49/50 SP. They’re more of a racing / Supermoto specific rain tire. I ran these as an experiment for the 6 months of rain we get here in western Oregon… and that’s how long the experiment lasts! The rear won’t get more than 5k before the center is flattened out. The front might last for a couple of seasons, maybe 8-9k.
I am looking for a longer lasting dual sport tire that won’t wear out fast if run on dry… not too many choices out there for the SV’s rims though.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:58 AM   #73
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Why thank you :)
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:32 PM   #74
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Yes, they’re Avon Av49/50 SP. They’re more of a racing / Supermoto specific rain tire. I ran these as an experiment for the 6 months of rain we get here in western Oregon… and that’s how long the experiment lasts! The rear won’t get more than 5k before the center is flattened out. The front might last for a couple of seasons, maybe 8-9k.
I am looking for a longer lasting dual sport tire that won’t wear out fast if run on dry… not too many choices out there for the SV’s rims though.
Scorpion Sync and Distanzias may be what your looking for.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:56 PM   #75
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Scorpion Sync and Distanzias may be what your looking for.
I don't know about the Syncs but the Distanzias sizes that fit the SV rims are in a softer SuperMoto compound... not sure they will last much longer than what I have right now. If I can fit a 150/70 rear I might go with them...
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