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January 5, 2006, 03:59 PM

Does anybody know of any cheap ways to get softer rear suspension? Other swappable shocks? An easy way of respringing it?

I've put on an SV650 shock which I thought would be a tad softer, but it doesn't seem to be much softer if any at all. No change in damping or rebound characteristics either. That really says something about Kawasaki. Using adjustable shocks that are no better than the POSs on SVs.


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Travis, I use www.svraceshop.com for my suspension, they can respring and valve 636, GSXR etc shocks... dont know if they will qualify as "cheap", but they do great work.


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January 5, 2006, 08:33 PM

Are you riding the 636 now?


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Are you riding the 636 now?
No, just trying to make it a little more friendly for my sister. It's rock hard with me on it and my sister weighs less. It's even too hard for me on the track. I'm looking for a DIY project. What I would like to know is the actual spring rates. The 636 shock is 9.7 kg/mm.

I haven't found any numbers for the SV shock. I'm thinking a GSXR that many people use on SVs might work, because I think usually those need to be resprung a little heavier when put on an SV and could be just right on the 636.

Shocks that have been used on the SV650:

GSXR750 '98/99 = 6.6 kg/mm, '96/97= 6.0 kg/mm

GSXR600= '97/98/99= 6.4 kg/mm

I'll have to do some more searching for the SV spring rate. A GSXR shock looks like the most likely and cheapest possibility.


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If Im not mistaken K Series Gixxer shocks are a bit softer.... let me get the spring rates...


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Here's what I got:
03-04 ZX6R(636) Length= 340mm 540#
99-02 SV650 337mm 510#


Here's what seems to be the best matches:

03-04 GSXR1000 332.5mm 480#
05 GSX-R 1000 332.5mm 450#
01-02 GSXR1000 329.5mm 430#
03-04 SV650 330mm 430#

The shock length difference can easily be made up with a spacer above the shock. Now to find one I can try out and buy if it is right.


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I got my 04 Gixxer 1k off eBay... had it valved and sprung by svraceshop


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January 10, 2006, 10:51 AM

will the 05-06 rear shock bolt in? Also, has anyone tried the Sport Rider suspension setting recommendations?
motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping
ZX-6R ('03) 6/03 4 lines showing 6 clicks out full soft 30mm from top of 4 turns out 4.5 turns out
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note: set fork tube height to 4mm above top triple clamp with Pirelli Supercorsa tires, 0mm with stock Dunlop D208ZR tires
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