As the previous people have stated GSXR front forks are the typical go to for front suspension. However, the stock bike is easily upgraded and JHS provide a range of performance enhancing modifications that really sharpen it up. In 2011 we built the Supertwin machine that Dave Moffitt took to victory in the Manx GP. Especially with the solid track record the SV650 has you can save a lot of money, and have better peace of mind about if/when you damage it somehow. Competitive results, affordable prices - founded in 1996, JHS Racing is now one of the UK's foremost motorcycle tuning centres. JHS Racing have a long tradition of developing Suzuki’s v-twin engine for a variety of racing applications. I digress, it's all up to you and if you are okay with the risk/reward of owning a new vs used motorcycle then possibly spending a lot of money on mods. Springs, emulators, and oil up front. I have read that this might be problematic with the ABS version, any insights? It is what it is. Joined: Jun 16, 2006 Oddometer: 275 Location: Connecticut. JHS Racing: Tuners & innovators of the Suzuki SV. Press J to jump to the feed. In 2003 it was joined by the SV1000 – essentially the same idea, but delivering strong, linear drive from its 998cc powerplant – a slightly de-tuned version of the notorious TL1000 motor. I've had my license for 4 1/2 years after taking the MSF and have yet to own a motorcycle. Along the way there’s also been the SFV650 (Gladius) and the same motor is used in Suzuki’s V-Strom adventure bike. Race bike platform Offering light, responsive handling, and a strong spread of usable torque from a beautifully balanced engine, the SV650 remains a superb road and track tool. I almost bought into the so-called "conventional wisdom" that said I needed to make a Frankenbike out of my 2008 SV650SF, but all I've done to it is replace the fork spring spacers with 1/4 inch longer spacers I kept when I installed Progressive springs in my 1986 GSXR750. Dave’s mission is to ensure that every motorcyclist anywhere in the world gets the fundamental information needed to understand the basics of their own motorcycle’s suspension. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I'd like to know your advice on what kind of mods would be preferred to be done for the bike (within 1000EUR) to improve suspension or other areas, and whether it can be done by myself or in a service center. Get a bike first and spend a decent amount of time on it before you modify or upgrade anything, especially related to performance. In its stock form the SV offers a great package, but its low purchase price is achieved with certain budget components – notably its suspension. Although the SV1000 ceased production some years ago the engine lives on in the V-Strom 1000. Email: enquiries@jhsracing.co.uk, Copyright © 2016 JHS Racing Ltd | All Rights Reserved | Site by. Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by 650VTwin, Mar 10, 2009. Road & race enhancements You can do the work 1 on 1 with a mechanic so you know the work is done properly with the right tools, but you get to actually do the work yourself and learn/ understand more about the bike. At least when I buy new I know that the manufacturer will be required to fix any and all issues that may arise (Implied warranty in my state is that a new product purchased in or shipped into the state is to be covered by the manufacturer for four years and is required to last those four years as its intended use from the manufacturer). For Suzuki SV650 and SV1000 servicing, maintenance, parts and accessories contact JHS first. Units 3-4 To answer one frequently asked question: we recommend that the best replacement tyres for the Suzuki SV650 are the Dunlop Sportmax range. Putting GSXR forks on the front is a popular suspension mod, but it's going to take a bit of work: https://forums.sv650.org/showthread.php?t=204773. that's just a waste of money. Thanks. I rather not adopt someone else's mess... so I'll go with a new motorcycle. Modifying yourself takes a lot of time (riding time as the bike is out of commission) and the procuring of parts may be a hassle as well you may go over the budget you intended. I agree it will almost certainly be suspension first, but at the moment you don't even know what stock suspension feels like. Tel: 0117 986 8844 New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The engineers, probably for more budgetary reasons, fortuitously made the suspension supremely upgradeable by scabbing parts from other Suzuki models. If the fork seals ever wear out during my lifetime, I will change the fork oil to 20 weight, but that's all I'm ever gonna do to that little fun bike. We use these on our own racing machines and have found them to deliver exceptional levels of grip and predictable control, very well suited to the SV’s handling characteristics. Keynsham The rear is something I can't remember which parts fit it. We ourselves race (and consistently win) with our fully race-prepared SVs in the Supertwins / MiniTwins race series. Friendly, helpful, professional and committed to satisfying every one of our customers, we promise you won’t be disappointed. Friendly, helpful, professional and committed to satisfying every one of our customers, we promise you won't be disappointed. And with the SV650 still in production, and so many still in circulation, it’s likely to remain a popular used-bike budget choice for some time yet. Looking over it, I now know exactly what I want; someone else more capable to do this job for me :(. Don't get too starstruck by the fancier mods. Except now I know I'm the one that messed it up and have to fix it rather then buying a motorcycle that someone is trying to sell all while they cover up a problem which is the reason for selling it. With that information all can begin to understand why setting up a motorcycle chassis and suspension is critical to rider safety for every motorcycle produced. Buy used. Unity Road I want a new SV650 as well. I kind of just been waiting on a chance to purchase one. Mods can be cheap (and sadly unsatisfactory) or they can a lot and you have to still do them yourself (because bringing the bike to a shop would cost quite a bit more to make the modifications). Get a bike first and spend a decent amount of time on it before you modify or upgrade anything, especially related to performance. BS31 1FU 2 Clicks Out: Rider uses DMT Website to set up Tuono 1100 RR suspension, 2 Clicks Out: 2020 Triumph 765 RS Ergonomics & Suspension Setup, 2 Clicks Out: KTM 990 Super Duke Suspension Setup, 2 Clicks Out: Husqvarna 701 Supermoto Suspension Setups, 2 Clicks Out: 2009-14 Generation Yamaha R1 Suspension Setup. You want to know how the bike feels, and what you're not happy with. Suspension Upgrade SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking. I got an SV recently and I'm putting at least 800 miles on it before I look into upgrading suspension, or whatever else I decide like brake lines. SV650 - time for a suspension upgrade. Given I'm a 110kg (240 pounds), this might be an even more pressing issue for me. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I spent about a year on stock suspension while learning to ride and I weighed much more than you at the time. Donor shock in the back. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, 2006 SV650s(blue, the fastest color), 1981 XS850. Bristol The smart thing to do is take it easy with "upgrades" and bolt on stuff. Go Premium today and get access to over 1000’s of videos, articles and podcasts covering riding, suspension, how-to, tires, reviews and more! 650VTwin, Mar 10, 2009 #1. I've been riding my '06 SV650 long enough (11,000 miles) for the suspension to feel a little worn out -- the ride is steadily getting harsher and less controlled. Get the light weight, the torquey v-twin power curve, and then nimble handling of fully adjustable suspension all at bargain pricing. We also offer improvements to brakes and suspension (front fork, rear shock absorber and swinging arm upgrades), and we can perform the rear suspension linkage modification that lowers the seat height of the SV650 without affecting its handling. you're better off buying a used bike for your first. 650VTwin Been here awhile. http://www.SportbikeWrench.com 2007 Suzuki SV650 Suspension Evaluation w/ Dave Moss of Catalyst Reaction Suspension. I'm getting the new SV 650 as my first bike in a few weeks. Whatever your requirements, contact JHS first. At first I wanted a used bike but after looking through all the classified adds and seeing the "value" that my fellow statesmen hold their ghetto modified motorcycles at. SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking Discussion and chat on all topics and technical stuff related to the SV650 … But we’re not exclusively focused on motorcycle racing. The Suzuki SV650 is a budget motorcycle with budget suspension. A community for all of us that have a strange love for the Suzuki SV650, 1000, and the Gladius. More than enough suspension than most can use. You can always switch it up in 6 months or a year or whenever. I plan on doing my suspension and brakes there. The SV has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent track-day and privateer racing bike. Going used isn't a great idea for the first one. I was doing a bit of research and As I said I am/was in the same boat as you. We provide a number of road performance tuning options for the Suzuki SV V-twin, ranging from fuel & exhaust enhancements to the standard engine through to 750cc and 800cc big bore kits. There's a few bikes out there that have parts available or you can go completely all out and replace it with a new upgraded version (cost a bit though...). JHS Racing Limited Things keep getting set back. I've heard a lot of suggestions for modifying the suspension as the stock is said to be too soft. Thanks for this resource! At the heart of JHS there remains a special place for Suzuki’s brilliant V-twins: the SV650 and SV1000, as well as their predecessor the TL1000. Brilliant. I know, I know... there are guides out there that help you what to look out for when looking at a bike. We also offer improvements to brakes and suspension (front fork, rear shock absorber and swinging arm upgrades), and we can perform the rear suspension linkage modification that lowers the seat height of the SV650 without affecting its handling. We’re the trusted suppliers of full race specification Suzuki SV650s and SV1000s to many successful motorcycle racers. I'm now ~250 and have custom set ups, but I only ride track now. First appearing in 1999, and then re-styled from 2003 with the addition of fuel injection and adjustable fork preload. You want to know how the bike feels, and what you're not happy with. there is no way in hell id spend 7 grand on one and then plonk another 1k on mods. Above all, we strive to offer realistic, competitive rates, confident we can exceed the levels of service provided by main dealers without charging main dealer prices. I've been looking on parts compatibility for my SV, and this is perfect. During the SV650’s long model life it garnered much critical acclaim from the motorcycle press and many satisfied owners. Look around if there is anything like this near you: https://www.motoguild-sf.com/.