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Stealing Speed

Stealing Speed

There's the theory (Jim Rohn) that you become the average of the 5 people you associate with. Going racing... kinda gives you the same thing. You become as good as the people you race with. Whether you're dead last in amateur, leading the pack in MA or anywhere in between, the rising tide of competition raises all the skillset boats around it. No, you're not going to get to be Josh Herrin or Mazz just by being around them, but you WILL get as good as the guy right in front of you. And once you are at his pace,...

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motor compatibility for 1g/2g/sfv/3g sv650

motor compatibility for 1g/2g/sfv/3g sv650

Thanks Sam for helping me with this one... check out lwtracer.com if you havent yet!  1g and early 2g motors are similar enough that you can swap them you need the stator/flywheel/rear intake manifold/thermostat/rear header off the bike you're swapping it into.  late 2g (dual plug) motors can be swapped into earlier models and just leave the second set of plugs disconnected early motors cannot work with dual plug ecus (you would at least need to swap heads to dual plug)  gladius motors swap right over into late 2g. same idea (dont use the second set of plugs) with early 2g....

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Knockoff Race Suits. Save a Penny Lose a Stack

Almost daily on all of our socials we’ll see spammy ads/dms/etc. from rando race suit manufacturers. Who are they and are they any good? Probably somewhere between scam and junk.  Why Suits Are Hard There's quite a bit of engineering that goes into them. what panels need to stretch and which to flex and which stay solid? what parts need to be doubled/tripled up and which dont (so the suit doesnt weigh 30lbs)? where and how to place the armor? what kind? how to adjust it? how to make the suit serviceable after offs? venting without compromising protection? What thread...

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Trainspotting: Transmission Differences 1g/03/04+

Trainspotting: Transmission Differences 1g/03/04+

The only significant difference between 99-02 1g, 2003 2g, and 2004+ 2g is the countershaft. EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE TRANSMISSION IS THE SAME! (at least based on part numbers on partzilla). Gear shifting parts are slightly different, but  that's easy to eyeball  https://www.mad8v.com/blogs/blahg/shift-star-detent-arm-spring-compatibility 1g 99-02 and 2003 use SHAFT, COUNTER (NT:13) 24120-19F00 2004+ uses SHAFT, COUNTER (NT:13) 24120-27G00  the unfortunate thing about this... is that 2003 engine cases are different from 2004+ JUST BECAUSE OF THIS CRANKCASE SET | MODEL K3 11301-20860 CRANKCASE SET | MODEL K4/K5/K6/K7 11301-20883   I still need to work on figuring out how to tell the countershafts and cases...

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Oil Pump Drive Gear? 1999 Was Metal!

Oil Pump Drive Gear? 1999 Was Metal!

Every other sv except the 99 had a plastic oil pump drive gear... '99 had metal.  part number if you're wondering... 16331-48E00 Twfracing.com or spears may have some. or I occasionally have them if i part out a '99

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