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Old 02-07-2011, 03:07 PM   #31
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TL1000S here - put 60k miles on it so far. Down for a refurbish at the moment.
Glad to see that you want to keep it going...I absolutely loved mine. Still the best V-Twin out there as far as I'm cincerned and I'v owned or ridden pretty much all of them...Conversion shock totaly trensforms the bike if you dont have one yet. I had a pensky on mine...Some F&*k decided that he needed it more than I. If it wasnt stolen I'd probably still have it...

This red 97 beauty was # 15 of the assembly line and as nasty as its reputation.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:01 PM   #32
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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
Yeah, it let's you know it's there and it will vibrate annoyingly to let you know that it doesn't like low RPMs, past 5K rpms it's unbelievable smooth.

Power? HA! Tons of power and a very fat powerband. By tons I mean 600SS like power, but a much wider and more usable powerband. It's not a Dr. jekyll / Mr. Hyde bike, like the 600SS, it's more of Mr. Hyde all the time

People like to hate the SV1000 suspension, but I find it no better or no worse than other OEM mass produced cartridge forks, and as bad as some people make it up to be, it's leaps and bounds better than the suspension on the 650. Even on the newer ones, with the non rebuildable cartridges, you can change the oil weight and springs.

Brakes? Same 4 pot calipers that were found in early 2000 Supersport literbikes, do you think that they are weak? I can't recall anyone saying that the radial brakes on a GSXR swaped SV are much better than the stock brakes, everybody seems to think of the radial calipers as mere bling.

Here is mine. When I got it it had some mods/customizations, but I like my bikes stock, so I spent a bit of money getting it back to stock.

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Old 02-08-2011, 03:25 AM   #33
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Ok, here we go. Current standing....
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:52 AM   #34
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when i was younger i hated trunks,looks were everything but after living out of a soft tail pack for two weeks i was ready for something more substantial ,enter he coocase, cushioned inner liner, alarm, LED brake and running lights, and remote control with a gloss silver panel on top.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:19 AM   #35
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'03 sv 1000 n

I love mine but it is an abusive relationship
It makes my ass hurt and the brakes crush my stones.
It reminds me that I am old and slow.
At the same time, it encourages me to do stupid things.
Then it calls the cops.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:32 PM   #36
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A few mods make 6-8 hour days tolerable.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:53 PM   #37
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A few mods make 6-8 hour days tolerable.
Helibars/convertibars + windshield + ?????
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:14 PM   #38
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Helibars/convertibars + windshield + ?????
I found that the LSL bar conversion kit from Speigler's the best. That along with a Sargent or a Corbin seat and youre goood to go.

I also found that the stock seat's a torture with the original clipons but once I did the Handle bar conversion (puting me more upright and back) the seat didnt bother me any more and I could do days ride without much problem.

I'm 6'2" and 220lbs and have no isues with being cramped...I also prefer the stock wind screan over the taller one I got now...It seems I get less turbulance with the stock screen.

Two up is another isue tho...day rides are OK but anything more than that is not so much funn...this is the reason I'm adding another bike, like the GS.

Heres the close up of my setup which is on the gsxr forks...I just bought the LSL bar abd risers and drilled the holes in the tripple myself..The SV kit comes with new machined tripple...this saves a bit of money.
link to Speigler.... http://www.spieglerusa.com/
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:15 PM   #39
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Helibars/convertibars + windshield + ?????
Plus a new seat.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:17 PM   #40
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By the way NICE bikes guys
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:08 AM   #41
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Can we, the lowly six fifty owners, contribute to this thread, too?
Pretty extensive SV650 thread here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=sv650
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:26 PM   #42
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:43 AM   #43
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Here's mine:


I've since added new chain & sprockets (+2 in back), did a Renthal handlebar conversion, swapped out the footpegs for the lower ones from the SV650N, and added heated grips plus hand guards. The spring project will be to work on the brakes and maybe suspension a bit. It's sort of a modern-day UJM in that regard, a basic platform to modify as you like.

I still miss my '01 SV650S. The 1K's extra power is nice but given a choice I'd narrowly choose the lighter weight and balance of the smaller bike.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:50 AM   #44
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all you jackwagons have me wondering if the guy I sold mine to has held onto it all this time....

wonder if I just went to his house and knocked on the door if it's just sitting in the garage with only 2000 more miles on the clock and needing tires....it's kinda like wanting to make out with an old girlfriend.
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:00 PM   #45
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Here's mine:

Just curious. Where'd you get the belly pan? Did the bike already have it when you bought it? I've been trying to find a silver one for my SV1000n on eBay but with no luck.
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