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Old 14th May 2018, 01:21 PM
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Need something to replace mine

zx10r one or something which is direct bolt on if anyone has one that is cheap and in good condition

I'm light so it would be a bonus if there was already a light spring on

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Old 14th May 2018, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by frozen
Need something to replace mine

zx10r one or something which is direct bolt on if anyone has one that is cheap and in good condition

I'm light so it would be a bonus if there was already a light spring on

thanks
I've a original one from a 2006 sv650 that should be fine

40 euro including postage
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Old 14th May 2018, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by xt500mad
I've a original one from a 2006 sv650 that should be fine

40 euro including postage
thanks can I get back to you about that if I can't find something that would be a bit of an upgrade off a different bike
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Old 14th May 2018, 03:53 PM
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If you find a cheap source let me know :)
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Old 14th May 2018, 05:09 PM
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Be extra cautious about picking up a shock for a '03 SV Frozen.

I don't know if it would apply to the suspension components, but the rear end of the '03 model was particular to that year. It may only be the likes of the subframe and bodywork that isn't interchangeable with the later models.

I've a ZX14R rear shock here for my own '05, that I haven't gotten round to fitting yet. I went for the ZX14R shock because it is reported to be a direct fit and the spring rate is better suited to my weight when compared to the likes of ZX6R or ZX10R.

Unfortunately I cannot be described as light.

The ZX6R would have the lightest spring, so may be the best option to go for, if it is a definite fit.

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Old 14th May 2018, 06:00 PM
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Default Re: 03 sv650s shock

thanks pedro, just from what I have seen from the likes of svrider.com the 03 has a higher rear subframe so it means I might not have to cut the battery box if the replacement shock has a high reservoir

I'm very light. around 63kg so maybe 70kg in full gear. I might have to get a different spring with whatever shock I go with.

At the moment I can barely sit down on the bike it's like a jack hammer kicking me out of the seat and then there's no traction

I've been looking at this chart for what fits

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...ad0/edit#gid=1
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Old 14th May 2018, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by frozen
I'm very light. around 63kg so maybe 70kg in full gear.
Jesus wept!

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Old 14th May 2018, 11:37 PM
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I had a 03 and there is no difference in shock from 03 on. You'll be grand with the ZX10 shock from a 06-07 but the spring will be way too stiff for your weight.
Either hit the kebabs really hard or look at getting a proper shock for your weight. ZX10 was way better for me but even if you put a lighter spring on it, the damping will end up being way out of whack.

Mine:
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Old 15th May 2018, 05:08 PM
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Thanks would there be anything that would be close to suit my weight. From looking at that chart the k5 gsxr 750 has a lighter spring than Zx10r and should fit.. If I could find a k5 shock in good shape
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Old 15th May 2018, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by frozen
Thanks would there be anything that would be close to suit my weight. From looking at that chart the k5 gsxr 750 has a lighter spring than Zx10r and should fit.. If I could find a k5 shock in good shape
Thats exactly the issue with buying a now v old stock shock. Condition.

If you can find one for real cheap then its worth a go. Better still is to find a proper branded shock for one of them bikes and spend the extra on it.

Anything will be better than the stock SV shock. Just don't expect it to be amazing
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Old 15th May 2018, 05:59 PM
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I don't know how much to spend but there's a zx10r k6 k7 shock for sale on an sv forum for 150 sterling. Comes with the linkage, no idea if that's usable too.

Might just make an offer on that and be done with it. says it came off a 6k mile bike, could be bollocks

New shocks are all 300 minimum price it looks like.

I could always get the zx10r shock to someone who knows suspension to put a light spring on and re-valve it? or would that be $$$$$$$


Anything will be better than my current shock. Even at the lowest preload setting there is zero static sag and it takes a good long time to come back up after a bump. I have a really big ridge on the leading edge of all of the treads on the tyre

thanks for all the info
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Old 15th May 2018, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by CodeJACK
Mine:
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I see you have a RaceTech bladder cap with the Schrader valve fitted to the shock Jack.

Any recommendations on who would be capable of putting about 160 psi of Nitrogen into this kind of set-up?

I bought a pair of the same caps for the shocks on the ZRX, to complete a service on them. I was going to just fill them with air once rebuilt. But if there is a proper option within an ass's roar of me I'd probably take the shocks there to be filled.

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Old 15th May 2018, 06:24 PM
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hijack away I'm now going to spend a bit of time looking up what a racetech bladder cap and schrader valve is
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Old 15th May 2018, 09:42 PM
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I have OEM shock from a K3 SV1000 - not sure if it will fit ?
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Old 15th May 2018, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by pedrosixfour
I see you have a RaceTech bladder cap with the Schrader valve fitted to the shock Jack.

Any recommendations on who would be capable of putting about 160 psi of Nitrogen into this kind of set-up?

I bought a pair of the same caps for the shocks on the ZRX, to complete a service on them. I was going to just fill them with air once rebuilt. But if there is a proper option within an ass's roar of me I'd probably take the shocks there to be filled.

(Apologies for the hijack OP!)
Originally Posted by frozen
hijack away I'm now going to spend a bit of time looking up what a racetech bladder cap and schrader valve is
Any offroad shop or road race oriented shop that does suspension services will be able to do it for you. In my case, I used the suspension pump from my MTB and went with 200-250PSI. I didnt feel with the riding I was doing that nitrogen justified the grief in getting it filled. If I raced where heat build up was gonna be an issue, then I'd go the nitrogen route.

The rebuild I did on that shock was purely cause I have an interest in how suspension works. I thought I'd take the valving out and try to re-work it myself but it went back together as it was. The racetech bladder and cap just made filling easier but I'd imagine that and shop that does suspension will be able to fill via needle also.

In fairness, the most important thing when doing the shock it to get all the air out. This is had to do. I never really knew if all the air was out but I totally submerged the shock and pumped for and age before all bubbles went. I then left it sit for a while and then pumped some more and no bubbles at all. The bladder and car were then fitted with the shock still submerged. I also used fork oil as I couldn't find shock oil in any shops here at the time. Maxima do it and its available in Offroad shops (probly others too)
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Old 16th May 2018, 05:23 AM
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I have a Gsxr750k3 one if any use 50euro
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Old 16th May 2018, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by CodeJACK
Any offroad shop or road race oriented shop that does suspension services will be able to do it for you. In my case, I used the suspension pump from my MTB and went with 200-250PSI. I didnt feel with the riding I was doing that nitrogen justified the grief in getting it filled. If I raced where heat build up was gonna be an issue, then I'd go the nitrogen route.

The rebuild I did on that shock was purely cause I have an interest in how suspension works. I thought I'd take the valving out and try to re-work it myself but it went back together as it was. The racetech bladder and cap just made filling easier but I'd imagine that and shop that does suspension will be able to fill via needle also.

In fairness, the most important thing when doing the shock it to get all the air out. This is had to do. I never really knew if all the air was out but I totally submerged the shock and pumped for and age before all bubbles went. I then left it sit for a while and then pumped some more and no bubbles at all. The bladder and car were then fitted with the shock still submerged. I also used fork oil as I couldn't find shock oil in any shops here at the time. Maxima do it and its available in Offroad shops (probly others too)
Great info there Jack, thanks heaps.

I see Halfords selling a pump for €24. I might just take that option if good old air is sufficient for everyday riding.

I didn't think there'd be a huge difference between shock & fork oil.

I even read somewhere that 10wt hydraulic oil, which seems to refer to ISOVG32 (Hydraulic32), is also an option, because of its anti-foaming characteristics.

I'll give CCM off the Airton road a bell to see if they have proper shock oil.

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Old 16th May 2018, 08:19 PM
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I think refrigerator servicing guys use nitrogen,could be worth looking into if ya know any one in that game.
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Old 17th May 2018, 03:14 PM
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thanks for all the info lads and about the sv1000 shock and 750k3

The guy got back to me about the zx10r shock saying that he'd ship it to ireland. It comes with the zx10r linkage and dogbones (not sure if the linkage and dogbones would fit or suit the sv?)

Does anyone know which of those options would be the best for me

63kg/70kg rider


from looking at the chart the k3 750 looks to be 325mm so with the 70 profile front tyre it would be like riding a harley if I didn't raise the rear somehow

zx10r looks to be the best fit but it's the most money I'd say 150 sterling OBO he wants.
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Old 17th May 2018, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by frozen
thanks for all the info lads and about the sv1000 shock and 750k3

The guy got back to me about the zx10r shock saying that he'd ship it to ireland. It comes with the zx10r linkage and dogbones (not sure if the linkage and dogbones would fit or suit the sv?)

Does anyone know which of those options would be the best for me

63kg/70kg rider


from looking at the chart the k3 750 looks to be 325mm so with the 70 profile front tyre it would be like riding a harley if I didn't raise the rear somehow

zx10r looks to be the best fit but it's the most money I'd say 150 sterling OBO he wants.
Holy fook that's a pricey 11+ year old shock

I see the ad on sv650.org and I'm surprised nobody has called him on it.

For 150€ I'd be looking at something fairly decent second hand.

Linkage is useless to you.

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