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Old 03-08-2011, 04:38 PM   #91
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2005 SV1000S


Just got done making a custom trunk rack for it with a Sears top case... at the powder coater now.
you live in SB?

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Old 03-08-2011, 06:25 PM   #92
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you live in SB?

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Old 03-08-2011, 08:07 PM   #93
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only a local would know given the pics you posted.....



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Old 03-08-2011, 09:49 PM   #94
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Jimmy the Heater: 200 mile day?? This is easily done before lunch for me. Throw away that gel seat or somethin. I like to ride mine in rallys.
Oh yeah...I know I need to get rid of the seat but I haven't found a replacement that I've liked more than what's on there

Corbin? Contoured cement
Sargent? Not much better
Ricks? Never tried one
Russell? Looks like it would suck for any kind of side to side movement on a twisty road.

I can do 500 to 750 mile days on the Ninja 250 and 500 no problem and 400 isn't really a problem on a 750 Ninja that I borrowed. All on stock seats. I know I'm not the problem the seat is. Will continue my search and try to test sit as many aftermarket seats as I can find.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:31 AM   #95
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for the life of me, Ill never know why people complain about their seats so much.
I did four days on the SV from Los Angeles to Monterey and back and the seat never really bothered me. The only thing that did was the cramped riding position.

The previous owner of my GS spent a bundle on a Mayer seat for it and I enjoy that saddle but it seems that everyone I know has aftermarket seats on whatever they own. Does everyone suffer from DGS but me?

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Old 03-09-2011, 02:37 PM   #96
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for the life of me, Ill never know why people complain about their seats so much.
I did four days on the SV from Los Angeles to Monterey and back and the seat never really bothered me. The only thing that did was the cramped riding position.

The previous owner of my GS spent a bundle on a Mayer seat for it and I enjoy that saddle but it seems that everyone I know has aftermarket seats on whatever they own. Does everyone suffer from DGS but me?

The cramped position can be eased with some bar risers and Buell pegs.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:01 PM   #97
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The cramped position can be eased with some bar risers and Buell pegs.

ehhh, its cool. I bought a sportbike - id like to keep it that way. Im sure its more comfortable, but is it going to be $400 more comfortable?
I like the aggressive riding position to a degree - its purposeful for sure. Even after a four day trip it wasnt that bad, but from now on I think ill keep the GS for touring duties.

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Old 03-28-2011, 01:09 PM   #98
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How mine currently sits. Hopefully have it back togeather soon.

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Old 03-28-2011, 05:49 PM   #99
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Oh yeah...I know I need to get rid of the seat but I haven't found a replacement that I've liked more than what's on there

Corbin? Contoured cement
Sargent? Not much better
Ricks? Never tried one
Russell? Looks like it would suck for any kind of side to side movement on a twisty road.

I can do 500 to 750 mile days on the Ninja 250 and 500 no problem and 400 isn't really a problem on a 750 Ninja that I borrowed. All on stock seats. I know I'm not the problem the seat is. Will continue my search and try to test sit as many aftermarket seats as I can find.
One thing that made a huge difference for me is the right undergarment. I really like the Under Armor wicking undershorts and pants.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:03 AM   #100
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One thing that made a huge difference for me is the right undergarment. I really like the Under Armor wicking undershorts and pants.
I use bycicle riding shorts under my leather pants...

Yet I find the seat to be... lacking. It's not really awfull compared to other MC seats, just average. The problem is that average doesn't cut it on very long days.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:51 AM   #101
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I have buell pegs on mine and it made a noticeable difference. got the bars and clamps to do the cheapo riser conversion when I get the time to do it. That will make another difference.

I gotta say though, that the seat is murder for me, although not enough to buy another one. It's just wide enough to dig the edges in and just narrow enough to make sure that there's lots of pressure on those edges.

will take off the cover and reshape when I have the time.

On another note:

I think that the sv1000s could be a poor man's multi strada with the right suspension components. A tad bit longer shock, extend the front travel an inch or so, risers, buell pegs and it could handle a gravel road better than it currently does and would not make it a train wreck in the handling department b/c I would be keeping the same geometries and basic layout. I am due for a rear shock rebuild soon and will explore my options for adjustable length. but I have come up short on lengthening the front travel by an inch. the early svk's were not cartridge forks and could adjusted 1 inch longer with different top out springs. My 07 is a cartridge for and it's not really that plausible. Any ideas for the forks? I guess I could find some early forks and call Traxxion to see my options. I am not interested in a long travel full on adv build, I am interested in giving it a little bit longer legs and making it a bit more predictable on a non-paved road.

btw, if you want to tell me how shitty it will be and that I might as well buy a multi strada if I want one: Got it and thanks in advance for that great advice. if I could buy a new bike right now I would and in any case, making something in the garage is part of the sport.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:34 PM   #102
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I have buell pegs on mine and it made a noticeable difference. got the bars and clamps to do the cheapo riser conversion when I get the time to do it. That will make another difference.

I gotta say though, that the seat is murder for me, although not enough to buy another one. It's just wide enough to dig the edges in and just narrow enough to make sure that there's lots of pressure on those edges.

will take off the cover and reshape when I have the time.

On another note:

I think that the sv1000s could be a poor man's multi strada with the right suspension components. A tad bit longer shock, extend the front travel an inch or so, risers, buell pegs and it could handle a gravel road better than it currently does and would not make it a train wreck in the handling department b/c I would be keeping the same geometries and basic layout. I am due for a rear shock rebuild soon and will explore my options for adjustable length. but I have come up short on lengthening the front travel by an inch. the early svk's were not cartridge forks and could adjusted 1 inch longer with different top out springs. My 07 is a cartridge for and it's not really that plausible. Any ideas for the forks? I guess I could find some early forks and call Traxxion to see my options. I am not interested in a long travel full on adv build, I am interested in giving it a little bit longer legs and making it a bit more predictable on a non-paved road.

btw, if you want to tell me how shitty it will be and that I might as well buy a multi strada if I want one: Got it and thanks in advance for that great advice. if I could buy a new bike right now I would and in any case, making something in the garage is part of the sport.
Or you could just buy a Strom.

I'm thinking about another road bike and the SV1000 (naked) is at the top of my list right now, that or a stripped down Strom. There are no SV1000's for sale locally right now. The Strom is probably a better choice given the ever worsening roads here in NH.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:27 AM   #103
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New to the forum; here's my '04. Will be adding an LSL bar kit soon.

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Old 04-17-2011, 01:14 PM   #104
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I'm looking to trade mine for a Wee strom, KTM ADV or SMT inf'n anybody is interested.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:34 PM   #105
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Here is an '05 with 18,000 miles on it, Two Bros pipe, Factory full faring kit and Competition Werks rear fender eliminator.

I am thinking about buying but I am concerned about the forward lean. 5 shoulder surgeries and I like a more upright riding position.

Just read thru this thread and have a couple questions:

Which Buell pegs?
Which bars risers/Heli bars/ Would like up and back?
With the risers do I have to change lines?

The owner is a friend, he bought it new and is super anal about his 5 bikes.

and what would you say was a fair price???

Thanks guys.
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