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Old 02-03-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
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SV1000 where ya all at?

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Old 02-03-2011, 06:28 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:24 PM   #3
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One here, '03 Naked. Stuck on a double head light like a Speed triple, set of CF Yosh's, Buell pegs, and an S model chin spoiler. Along with a set of Heli-Bar risers, very comfortable and quick bike.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:16 AM   #4
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Nice bike!

Thnx...need get around to painting that front wheel black before spring.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:07 PM   #5
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07 SV1k here too. I have the all black model. Did a 04 GSXR 750 fork conversion and added Givi bags w/ a Superbike bar kit. Great bike.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:14 PM   #6
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I am seriously lusting for a SV1000N, and have been for a long time.

Right now they're going kinda cheap here (not that much more than a SV650), and I'm really tempted, but I know nothing about those bikes and I've never ridden one.

What are the pro's/cons of the naked SV1000?

I just love the thought of riding a big v-twin. I'd love to own something like an aprilia RSV Mille (since i'm very passionate about aprilia), but it's much more expensive than the SV.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:20 PM   #7
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What are the pro's/cons of the naked SV1000?
I've only had SV650 and SV1000 to compare in the sport bike world. I've ridden a lot of cruisers. The SV1k has a lot more guts then the 650. It's quicker then anything I'll ever need. It handles really well. It's all I'll ever really need in a sport tourer other then a passenger support.

The only complaints I hear is comfort. I fixed my problems by going to upright bars, not a problem on the N model. Outside of that, it should be a good reliable bike with gobs of torque.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:51 PM   #8
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I am seriously lusting for a SV1000N, and have been for a long time.

Right now they're going kinda cheap here (not that much more than a SV650), and I'm really tempted, but I know nothing about those bikes and I've never ridden one.

What are the pro's/cons of the naked SV1000?

I just love the thought of riding a big v-twin. I'd love to own something like an aprilia RSV Mille (since i'm very passionate about aprilia), but it's much more expensive than the SV.
Think of it as a "Sucati" monster.

I never found the brakes on my N model to be anything less than great. There are plenty of fixes for the suspension, which is actually more than adequate for anything up to 8/10s. To me the seat is the worst part.

The pros are a killer motor with power everywhere in the power band, great sound, smooth engine with just enough vibes to let you know it's there. Maintenance? Change the oil. No ridiculously short valve adjustment sequence as on the Italian bikes

By installing the Buell foot pegs you drop them about an inch (2.5cm) and then add Heli-Bar risers to bring them up and back and you have a touring quality position, except for that F**King seat. There are aftermarket fixes for that too.
I had a SV650 which handled better in the tight stuff and was a lot of fun, but the amazing rush from the 1000cc engine cannot be denied!

I've never met anyone who had one that was unhappy with it. Go for it!
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:02 AM   #9
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I am seriously lusting for a SV1000N, and have been for a long time.

Right now they're going kinda cheap here (not that much more than a SV650), and I'm really tempted, but I know nothing about those bikes and I've never ridden one.

What are the pro's/cons of the naked SV1000?

I just love the thought of riding a big v-twin. I'd love to own something like an aprilia RSV Mille (since i'm very passionate about aprilia), but it's much more expensive than the SV.
I have an 03 SV1000n. I absolutely love, love, love this bike. Consdering that they cost about as much as an SV650, why NOT go for the liter SV?

I bought mine with 16,000 miles on it and have put about 12,000 on it over the past seven months.

I haven't had a single mechanical issue with it and find it extremely comfortable ergonomically. I routinely do 350 mile sporty rides in the mountains and feel great at the end of the day. It's got the perfect amount of a power for a street bike, imo.

The only downsides: It's not the flashiest looking bike out there. Very subdued and conservative looking, which you may or may not like. Also, the suspension seems to wallow a bit (under-damped? not sure) when cornering at high speeds but this isn't really much of an issue on public streets... for me anyway. It's a very simple bike. No ABS, no traction control, no heated grips or other features.

But they got a lot of things right: smooth fueling, great transmission, nice light clutch, very nice torque curve, great riding position. I use it for one-up sport touring with soft panniers and it's fantastic. It's also great in urban traffic (narrow and light) and doesn't overheat on hot summer days in the city.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:08 AM   #10
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Thnx...need get around to painting that front wheel black before spring.
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I seriously think you should paint the rear wheel blue instead. Will look really cool.

I had an 03 that I put 10K miles on in 5 months. I really kick myself for selling it. One of the most undervalued machines out there but can outperform many expensive bikes out there that have "soul".
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:16 AM   #11
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I've got an '07 black, that I bought used in '08. I'm running Convertibars, Buell Pegs, Givi screen and Sargeant seat. Bike has all the power I need and handles pretty decently using stock suspension that has been fiddled with. Would love to get a better shock and GSX forks.

I've toured from NJ, out to OH, W VA, VA, PA and back. Also done a New England tour. I use Nelson Rigg bags and a tank bag, and I have a touring bike that I can have some fun in the mountain twisties with.

My wife rides a 2003 Kawi Z1000. While the comfort of my bike is much better than stock, I'd love to get the comfort factor of the Z1000.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:28 AM   #12
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i got my 03 sv1000n new in 08 and i spent two weeks exploring the green mts. of vermont last summer ,i added a small trunk by coocase ,it's color matched and has lights and i added lower buell footpegs. i also got a fiberglass hugger from e-bay and the paint is a real close match.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:06 AM   #13
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I seriously think you should paint the rear wheel blue instead. Will look really cool.

I had an 03 that I put 10K miles on in 5 months. I really kick myself for selling it. One of the most undervalued machines out there but can outperform many expensive bikes out there that have "soul".
Funny you say that...I was planing on buying 07 and up gsxr 600/750 wheel for the back because its couple of lbs lighter and had thaughts in finding a blue one to match but I realized that theres quit a bit of work to make one fit and I just dont have the place or time right now.

After this year I'm going to strip it down as much as posible and turn it into a bare bones caffe racer style...so back to clipons, solo race tail with a light aluminium subframe and the fearing of this Guzzi in the pic...If it works out I will copy it in CF and may make bunch of extra ones to cover all the expense.

I'm planing on a GS or R1200R for my distance comfy ride next year...
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:26 AM   #14
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I have an '03 SV1000N and love it. I have put about 10k on it and just did the first valve adjustment. Even that was easy thanks to the chain/gear drive cams. I have GSXR forks and brakes and a ZX shock. Comfy on the street and handles great on the track too.

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