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I have see the 1199 and 1299 swingarms been used to do this conversion also, all it's needed it's to relocate the abs line for the rear wheel.
Nice to see the 959 the way it was supposed to be from the beginning, very nice looking bike.
 

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I was going to do the 1199,1299 swing arm but decided to try the v2 since i found it complete with brakes abs wire and brake line cheaper then the 1199 or 1299. The v2 sprocket and tire size was also the same as the 959. Figured it would have less speedo and abs issues then what ive seen with the 1199 or 1299 conversion. After afew hundred miles i can same everything works flawlessly.
 

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I've been wondering about this since the V2 shares the same frame. I suspected it would be a direct bolt-on. They also share similar geometry, with the V2 being slightly more forward biased.
 

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Figured id take a shot and see because its pretty much the same bike but with the ssa different plastics and more electronics.

The brake line ran right to the abs in the factory 959 location same with the abs sensor wire. Even the same rear brake Caliper and pads. Same 43t sprocket and tire size.

Unfortunately i cant compare alot of the handling aspects since the dealer i got the bike from put shinkos on it. I changed the front to a parrelli to match the new rear tire. I can say tip in and grip are amazing now but that could just be the tire change.
 

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Figured id take a shot and see because its pretty much the same bike but with the ssa different plastics and more electronics.

The brake line ran right to the abs in the factory 959 location same with the abs sensor wire. Even the same rear brake Caliper and pads. Same 43t sprocket and tire size.

Unfortunately i cant compare alot of the handling aspects since the dealer i got the bike from put shinkos on it. I changed the front to a parrelli to match the new rear tire. I can say tip in and grip are amazing now but that could just be the tire change.
The geometry differences between the 959 and V2 are likely nothing anyone will notice on the street, but track riders probably will. The V2 is 2mm higher in the rear, and 2mm shorter in the front. You could achieve this by loosening your triples and raising the fork tubes/lowering the triples 2mm, but again, unless you track the bike you probably wont notice anything.

I would recommend watching the Youtube video by OTT that goes over setting your sag and suspension for your rider weight. It can transform your bike and most riders never realize how poorly a bike can handle from factory until they properly set their sag. Since you changed that geometry slightly, it might be good to check it.

 

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The geometry differences between the 959 and V2 are likely nothing anyone will notice on the street, but track riders probably will. The V2 is 2mm higher in the rear, and 2mm shorter in the front. You could achieve this by loosening your triples and raising the fork tubes/lowering the triples 2mm, but again, unless you track the bike you probably wont notice anything.

I would recommend watching the Youtube video by OTT that goes over setting your sag and suspension for your rider weight. It can transform your bike and most riders never realize how poorly a bike can handle from factory until they properly set their sag. Since you changed that geometry slightly, it might be good to check it.


I haven't tracked the bike yet. Being in Virginia i dont have alot of track options unless i have alot of spare time off.

I have watched alot of dave moss videos and tried to get the bikes suspension setup for me. I got the bike with 4k miles on it and i dont think the previous owner ever touched the suspension. Its a night and day difference from when i got the bike and how i have it setup now. Im sure it can be dialed in alot better though.
 

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I changed to a 1299 SSSA a few months ago and changed to a 200/55 profile tyre. Had a few fast pace ride outs and can’t say I notice any difference as to how it was std.
 

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I lowered my front 5mm (1line) and ran into problems with the tire rubbing the radiator shroud under hard braking with slicks. So I just lifted it back up and installed a adjustable shock rod to raise the rear. I hope that I'll get the same effect raising the rear as I did dropping the front.
 

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Hello
Im considering the same modification for my 959

Were you able to use the existing brake line & ABS cable from your 959 or was everything from the V2
If not could you list the additional parts required to complete the conversion

Many thanks
freebird_61 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
 

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Hello
Im considering the same modification for my 959

Were you able to use the existing brake line & ABS cable from your 959 or was everything from the V2
If not could you list the additional parts required to complete the conversion

Many thanks
freebird_61 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
The swingarm i ordered was complete. So it still had the the brake line and abs wire on it. Due to the extra lenght needed i dont think the 959s line or wire will reach.

I would say you need the v2 wire and line. The caliper and pivot bolts and swing arm spacers are the same tho
 

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It looks like the exhaust on the bike is not stock, especially the headers. I wonder if this will work with the stock exhaust...?
 
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