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Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,788
Posted By CvFactor
Naked Bikes & Touring

I have never owned a bike with a fairing, but since I've had my SV650 I went on a 5k mile trip to the Grand Canyon & Yellowstone in 09 and last summer I did another 5k miles to Glacier.

I run into...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,379
Posted By CvFactor
Sv650

I vote for the SV650 also. It's a great bike and I plan on keeping it as long as it lasts. Right now I have 60K miles on it and it is still going strong. When and if the time comes I may replace the...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,717
Posted By CvFactor
I've got a pair of Drayko Drift that I wear over...

I've got a pair of Drayko Drift that I wear over Forcefield Armor shorts and knee tubes. I like them a lot.

http://www.drayko.com
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,384
Posted By CvFactor
I just got of pair of these and I really like...

I just got of pair of these and I really like them. I think they will allow me to extend my riding season further into the cold months.

They use the Gerbings 7V lithium batteries which are...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,661
Posted By CvFactor
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,661
Posted By CvFactor
I love my SV

Went to Yellowstone in 09, and just got back from Glacier last September. Still going strong after 60K miles. The perfect bike for me.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,910
Posted By CvFactor
Incidentally, I just got back from a 5k mile ride...

Incidentally, I just got back from a 5k mile ride out west on my SV650N. A corbin seat and beadrider make it rideable all day along with highway pegs attached to a crash cage.

I have 58k miles on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 52,436
Posted By CvFactor
Here is what the motorcycle industry council...

Here is what the motorcycle industry council sayss about this subject:

"New tires typically have a slippery surface. Take it easy on your first 100 miles as the tire’s surface “scuffs in” and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 52,436
Posted By CvFactor
Yes, I should check my pressure everytime I ride....

Yes, I should check my pressure everytime I ride. However, prevously to this accident I could not beleive that new tires could be this dangerous. Yes, maybe it was low tire pressure but not likely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 52,436
Posted By CvFactor
No, I didn't check the pressure. This was a...

No, I didn't check the pressure. This was a Roadsmart II. Luckilly for me I wasnt going that fast when I went down. But this was the first time I've ever been down on a bike. I am by no means a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 52,436
Posted By CvFactor
I recently had a slow leak on my rear tire due to...

I recently had a slow leak on my rear tire due to a nail. I took the tire off and took it to the local motorcycle shop, ordered a new tire and had it mounted on the rim when the tire came in.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 76,942
Posted By CvFactor
On my naked I added a crash cage to which I...

On my naked I added a crash cage to which I mounted foldable highway pegs:
http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n563/CvFactor/P1010440.jpg
It works great and allows me to stretch out my legs on long...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4,181
Views: 691,878
Posted By CvFactor
Interesting sidecases: ...

Interesting sidecases:
http://118.151.169.117/catalogue/14505/ac-40-2.jpg
http://japan.webike.net/products/20219309.html
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 76,942
Posted By CvFactor
This was the case for me. When I first got my...

This was the case for me. When I first got my corbin I didn't think it was that good. But now I love it. Even after a 5k mile road trip I had no problems.
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,887
Posted By CvFactor
Where did you get the SV650 crate motor and how...

Where did you get the SV650 crate motor and how much was it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 232,535
Posted By CvFactor
I found this post over on Roadwarriors, but it...

I found this post over on Roadwarriors, but it definetely belongs here:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 232,535
Posted By CvFactor
That might be handy if it could fold out into...

That might be handy if it could fold out into camper with a bed, a kitchen, bathroom and all of the emenities of home:
http://gizfactory.com/uploads/teletransporter1-1550x291.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 37,280
Posted By CvFactor
Axio tailbag: ...

Axio tailbag:
http://www.axioluggage.com/tailbag_silver.html
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 37,280
Posted By CvFactor
Thanks for the compliment. I bought the bike in...

Thanks for the compliment. I bought the bike in 08 as a leftover 07, I've put 35k miles on it and every now and then I get the itch to upgrade but then I realize why? Its rock solid, easy to maintain...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 37,280
Posted By CvFactor
Yes, they are BMW sport panniers. I bought the...

Yes, they are BMW sport panniers. I bought the brackets from a guy on here who had them custom made for his SV. He was parting out his bike so I bought them and glad I did. They are solid at all...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 37,280
Posted By CvFactor
I like my SV650. I took it on a 5000 mile trip...

I like my SV650. I took it on a 5000 mile trip from Michigan to the north rim of the Grand Canyon up through Utah to Yellowstone and back home. The best addition is highway pegs which allows me to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 19,256
Posted By CvFactor
http://lostrider.smugmug.com/photos/389897415_VnmT...

http://lostrider.smugmug.com/photos/389897415_VnmT9-XL.jpg

The maintenance is too expensive. Eventually you'll have to replace the cylinder heads when they become ground down to nubs.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 404,938
Posted By CvFactor
I always had my eye on a Bandit. What made you...

I always had my eye on a Bandit. What made you switch to a Gladius?
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 404,938
Posted By CvFactor
The wind doesn't bother me either on the naked. I...

The wind doesn't bother me either on the naked. I have done over 30,000 miles on it including a 5,000 mile trip to the Grand Canyon up to Yellowtone and back to Michigan. But I have always owned...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,969
Posted By CvFactor
Best thing about bikes with chains is you can...

Best thing about bikes with chains is you can easilly slap a 6 foot extended swingarm on it and you are ready for bike night.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4,231
Views: 604,714
Posted By CvFactor
My bike at the Mackinaw bridge: ...

My bike at the Mackinaw bridge:
http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n563/CvFactor/P1010413.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 37,371
Posted By CvFactor
With custom made brackets. Since I put them on I...

With custom made brackets. Since I put them on I haven't taken them off. I don't think I could go back to a bike without hard bags.
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 37,371
Posted By CvFactor
My 2007 SV with BMW sport panniers and Axio tail...

My 2007 SV with BMW sport panniers and Axio tail bag:

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n563/CvFactor/P1010391.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 76,942
Posted By CvFactor
My 07 which I purchased new in 08. I have 31,000...

My 07 which I purchased new in 08. I have 31,000 miles on it now and I too plan on riding it until the engine gives out. In 09 I rode from Michigan to the north rim of the Grand Canyon, up through...
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