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I am in the market for a 03+ Sv650s. I found one but the seller has over $1k listed in his thread. This makes me weary but my main question is what would a gsx-r rear shock due to this bike? I have been riding my friends 03 sv650s that is completely stock for two weeks. How much of a difference would I be able to tell with the different suspension? Is this something a person with inexperience should avoid to start on?

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you, prolly wouldn't notice a diff. . it's a common thing amongst more hardcore riders to "upgrade" the shock.

did you take the MSF yet?
 

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The modern GSXR shock should make a definite improvement in ride quality and handling.

Those who want their SV to have more performance capability commonly upgrade the shock and forks. You won't notice any difference, unless you'd been riding the same SV for a long time and then did the upgrade.

It's fine for an inexperienced rider to have an upgraded shock, I think it can only help you learn to ride better.

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I took the MSF Course a month ago and passed the wrritten test at the DMV. I already bought all my gear so all thats left is a motorcycle. Thanks for the information ya'll supplied me with. I am going to make an offer on the bike and see if he will accept.

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RACER X said:
you, prolly wouldn't notice a diff.
+1, been there, done that (rode another SV and then mine... didn't notice much of a difference)

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well, the stock sv shock and the gsxr shock are to differant beasts, I had an sv and the rear shock doens't have to much dampning and it beat me up (unlike the showa suspension on my 600RR) but the GSXR shock will give you more dampning. I would take it to your local shop and ask them to revalve and spring it for your weight/riding preferance.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I actually bought a 2005 sv650s with 1300 miles on it the other day. I decided to go with a bike that wasn't modded.

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Congrats on the new scooter.

Be sure to check out www.svrider.com

Its a great resource.
 

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Tripp said:
Thanks for the info guys. I actually bought a 2005 sv650s with 1300 miles on it the other day. I decided to go with a bike that wasn't modded.

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nice :clap :clap
 
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