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SUZUKI SV 650 2003-2009
SUZUKI SV 650 2003-2009

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Product Code: SV-041-20-1001G2


Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Transformed the bike November 24, 2009
Reviewer: Terry in Canberra, Australia from Canberra, ACT Australia  
I have a 2009 SV650 S and fitted the inserts about a month ago and we have just returned for a 2 day blast over the Snowy Mountains in Southern NSW. (The Steven Walter Snowy Ride)

We were 2 up, both weigh about 85 kgs plus gear, so the little Suzi was pretty loaded up.  We started in a group of 5 and 3 hours later we were the only ones still going at the original speeds.  The others (2 x CBR600's and 2 x VFR750's) had all dropped off the pace.  It doesnt matter how good a rider is, the bike has to be able to cut it.  

To me, the difference was the front end stayed planted and solid.  Never a scary moment, never an understeer, predictable the whole way and took everything I threw at it.  

The intiminators are brilliant.  Simple as that.

PS: Ive since fitted the Ricor rear shock, set up to recommended sag and we love it just as much.  Thanks guys.  Job well done.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Good Engineering November 23, 2009
Reviewer: Eddie from Australia  
First Impressions

The improvement was subtle in that the changes were not intrusive or weird, but the overall result was excellent. Now the front just feels rock solid, relative to what it was, and I felt all the bumps through the rear wheel.

Up in the mountains, cornering was hugely improved. The bike was just so much more tippable and planted. Cornering needed much less thought, mid-corner bumps feedback was much better. Pitching from coming on off the throttle was virtually eliminated.

Overall, a great improvement, much more like riding a cartridge fork. Now its the rear end that is the limiting factor.

I havent done any fine tuning yet, but the immediate result is already a huge improvement. I dont know whether they are better than Racetech or not, and theyre not as good as a cartridge fork, but for the money I am very happy.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Very happy November 17, 2009
Reviewer: Alex from Overland Park, KS United States  
After considering a GSXR front-end and valves/springs I was very happy to see this product released.  This installation was a breeze (about 1.5 hours, but I had no idea what I was doing) and I was pretty satisfied with the results.  The dive is gone, compression is great, but the rebound is a bit fast.  I'm using 7.5wt fork oil.  I do trackdays (just a few) and was happy with their performance on the track as well.  I would consider giving these four stars because they aren't perfect (e.g. AK20's), but considering the cost and the ease of installation I am completely satisfied with them and would use them again.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Dive Eater November 17, 2009
Reviewer: mobileT83 from Hadley, MA United States  
I'm not a racer, just a weekend warrior of city, highway and any twisty north of CT.  My first modifications was a new rear shock and springs/oil for the SV.  Pick these up at the beginning of the summer and haven't looked back... took out the heavier springs and oil and just run the Intimidators with stock.  What a difference, they each up any front end dive that was there... the response of my front end is nigh and day better.  All of a sudden I needed to question my ability to set up the rear shock.

Highly recommended for a rider like myself... from what I have heard racers may keep wanting more, but it sounds like Ricor is taking all criticism into consideration.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Just like they say, it works! November 16, 2009
Reviewer: Bruce from Australia  
Did a run up Mt Nebo and Glorious down to the T this morning and I am most definitely impressed. While the bike was supple previously it was riding very low in the suspension and there wasnt much room for dealing with bumps when pushing hard. Now the bike is transformed. It feels so much more composed at high speeds. It feels very similar to how the GSXR 600 felt in terms of compliance and control but with the SV's lovely railing characteristics. Definitely no need for additional springs even if i had cut the spacers there would be room for preload adjustment. I really noticed how much more I was able to relax when pushing.

I am definitely a very happy customer and I would recommend the Ricor Intiminators to anyone who wants to transform the front end of their SV650 without paying additional for springs or drilling holes.

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