Quick and Dirty swap of GSXR forks onto my 1st generation '01 SV650.
This SV650 is a first generation model, and that is important to know because I needed a '96-99 GSXR750 SRAD triples for this project. They are nearly a direct bolt-on to the SV frame head, the ignition switch will bolt in, the steering lock and steering stops will also work. However, you will need a custom top bearing from becasue the steering stem on the '96-99 GSXR750 triples is bigger at the top than the original .99-'02 SV650 steering stem. Don't bother looking for that bearing elsewhere, its a custom 47x30x15mm bearing that is custom manufactured by them especially for this application.
The forks are from a '03 GSXR1000, but any fork legs with a 50mm top and 54mm bottom will bolt directly into the the '96-99 GSXR750 triples. When using these '96-99 GSXR750 triples, you will also need the matching axle and wheel as the width of these triples is a little wider than the norm. A TL1000S or TL100R or Hayabusa wheel will also fit.
The new 96-99 GSXR750 axle is bigger than the SV650 part, so the speedometer drive won't fit unless you either mount it on the rear axle (to be covered in a future video) or if you install a hall-effects sensor with magnets on the front wheel.
SV650 Rear Shock Swap Video:
Do not attempt to duplicate anything you see in this video, you assume full-responsibility for your money, property and body by watching and using any techniques you see within this video. This also includes any after effects after the fact such as when your bike crashes and burns because you didn't tighten your steering head bearings properly. When you die we will all laugh at you. If you have nay questions or any doubts in this type of work, or if you're lacking the proper tools, then you should have all work performed on your motor vehicles by a professional mechanic. Don't be a dumbass.
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