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Old 02-16-2011, 03:10 PM   #46
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:43 PM   #47
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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.
The S comes with the belly pan stock. Maybe you should look in SV Portal, I've seen a couple for sale in there.

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Old 02-17-2011, 07:13 AM   #48
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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.
I bought one for my N, another color, but painted it rattle can Worth's (German) metallic silver wheel paint and clear coated it. Excellent match. You can get Worth's at any place that sells parts for BMW autos.

If you buy one, make sure you get ALL the attaching hardware. Best bet is to go to a dealer and look at the exploded diagram so you know you're getting everything.

Looks great, little bit of a pain because it has to be removed to do an oil change, but worth it.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:50 PM   #49
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Belly pan is just extra weight with no function IMO. My next purchase is a lightweight battery to make mine even lighter!
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:15 PM   #50
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I sold my belly pan on fleaBay after the first oil change. Cosmetic pain in the arse.
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:00 PM   #51
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I sold my belly pan on fleaBay after the first oil change. Cosmetic pain in the arse.
Suzuki pretty much agrees with you, and it doesn't serve any purpose as the "N" does fine without it, so they are even providing proof that it is just there for the looks.

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Belly pan is just extra weight with no function IMO. My next purchase is a lightweight battery to make mine even lighter!
I really don't mind it, it's not like if the SV was a light bike and the whole thing might weight what? 2kg? I think the SV has enough torque to get all that weight moving horizontally and vertically
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:34 PM   #52
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Like anything else, if it came with it, chop it out and get rid of it.

If it didn't come with it, I want it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:34 PM   #53
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I really don't mind it, it's not like if the SV was a light bike and the whole thing might weight what? 2kg? I think the SV has enough torque to get all that weight moving horizontally and vertically
It's the lightest sporting naked twin I could afford and I'd like to make it lighter. It certainly has the torque to pull a lot of weight, but mine will pull it faster than yours!
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:27 AM   #54
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It's the lightest sporting naked twin I could afford and I'd like to make it lighter. It certainly has the torque to pull a lot of weight, but mine will pull it faster than yours!
Mine is black, everybody knows black SVs are the fastest
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:26 AM   #55
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Mine is black, everybody knows black SVs are the fastest
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:05 PM   #56
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+2 on that.
By the way, what is your opinion regarding the USD forks?

I actually went with the SV1000 over the 650 because I didn't want to end up doing a front end swap... But I didn't research enough to find out that the forks on the 05+ are not rebuildable , so if I want to improve them I'm looking at $1000+ cartridges, almost twice the money for a front end swap, including revalving and new springs.

Oddly enough I like the stock suspension...

But I'm aware that once the valves in the cartridges wear out I'll be SOL, I'll have to pony up for new OEM cartridges or aftermarket cartridges. That's why I'm already looking into it now that the preferred donor bikes are in good condition and still favored by the squid community.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:15 PM   #57
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Haha. You guys are awesome.

Now you're making me think I should drop the belly pan idea. And stick to the ultra-naked look.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:23 AM   #58
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The belly pan is half a pound and takes one minute to remove. I don't understand what all the fuss is about. If you don't like the look or whatever, okay, but a pain in the ass for oil changes and extra weight??? To each his own. I like it.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:52 AM   #59
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Me too, I like the belly pan. I hate the full fairing too though, looks too much like a kan-o-tuna then.

I'd rather spend $$$ on one of those ultra light lithium battery packs or a full exhaust system.

And black isn't the fastest color, red is!
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:20 PM   #60
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And black isn't the fastest color, red is!
I guess that means you couldn't get a black one, huh?
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