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Old 11-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #136
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I have a 2001 Sv650 and I adore her. The bike is reliable as well as nimble and loads of fun!

Hey Roxy! Nice to see you join my thread.

Ann Arbor's only a hop skip and a jump away from me. If you ever are thinking of touring around S Ohio/PA,WV,TN,NC,KY, etc, let me know, or ever need a hand mechanically.

I love my SV too. We have been through a lot together, Blue and I.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:10 PM   #137
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:45 PM   #138
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:36 PM   #139
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Yeah you have one of the best looking sv's i've seen in awhile and makes me feel that much worse about trying to put mine into my house for the winter.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:10 AM   #140
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I don't know if 1800 miles in 6 days and 13,000 + miles per year is considered touring or not.

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:32 AM   #141
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I don't know if 1800 miles in 6 days and 13,000 + miles per year is considered touring or not.

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Touring is just travelling. 13,000 miles in a season is commendable.
Nice pics. Where was the group shot taken Trashcan?
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:35 AM   #142
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Yeah you have one of the best looking sv's i've seen in awhile and makes me feel that much worse about trying to put mine into my house for the winter.
Yesterday was a downer for me, as I put my SV away for the Winter. Know how you feel. :(
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:49 PM   #143
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Yesterday was a downer for me, as I put my SV away for the Winter. Know how you feel. :(
Yep today i had spare time so mixed up some stabil and gas, filled it up and took for a quick ride and it barely started from sitting so long. I have a 4 seasons room i dont use or heat and have been toying with the idea of sticking it in there.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:47 AM   #144
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Yep today i had spare time so mixed up some stabil and gas, filled it up and took for a quick ride and it barely started from sitting so long. I have a 4 seasons room i dont use or heat and have been toying with the idea of sticking it in there.
I used Stabil, the first two years, on my GF's SVS. Both years, the carbs gummed up. I switched to Seafoam and haven't had a problem, since. Also, I put everything on Battery Tenders, anytime they're parked. Doing that got me 10yrs of use from the original battery. I replaced it with a Shorai and will see how long that lasts.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:56 AM   #145
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I've never used any stabilizers in any of my bikes, but I have heard from others that had issues getting their bike going in the spring after using stabil.
I've used seafoam on gunky carbs, but never tried it as a stabilizer. Is it any better than just normal gas if I run them every 3-4 weeks?
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:02 AM   #146
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I've used seafoam on gunky carbs, but never tried it as a stabilizer. Is it any better than just normal gas if I run them every 3-4 weeks?
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It definitely has some type of cleaning properties. If you believe what the "experts" say about today's gas going bad in a number of weeks, Seafoam can't hurt. However, it's expensive, so putting it in the tank "just because" doesn't seem worth it, to me. Your call, though.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:32 AM   #147
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I used Stabil, the first two years, on my GF's SVS. Both years, the carbs gummed up. I switched to Seafoam and haven't had a problem, since. Also, I put everything on Battery Tenders, anytime they're parked. Doing that got me 10yrs of use from the original battery. I replaced it with a Shorai and will see how long that lasts.
I've had good luck thou come spring i suck out as much gas as possible and it gets a full tank of premium to run the stuff out,but yeah you can smell the stabil in the gas.
I pull my battery out over winter and store it on a piece of wood in the basement, its the original and yesterday the bike hadn't moved in over a month and was also 30* f so its gonna crank hard. I think the best was last spring i had just put the battery in and was going to start it when my buddy walked in and it barely hit the starter and it fired right up and he couldn't believe that..
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:14 AM   #148
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I've had good luck with both Stabil and Seafoam. I keep my bike each Winter in a Friend's semi-heated work area between his garage and house. It's cold, but dry. It can be quickly heated if we need to work on the bikes too.
Battery Tender is only used the last few days before restarting, as he's paranoid about having electrical devices plugged in while he is away.
Bike usually fires right up. But this is the first season on a new (to me) motor. I am assuming it will be fine.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:24 AM   #149
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Battery Tender is only used the last few days before restarting, as he's paranoid about having electrical devices plugged in while he is away.
I came home, after a particularly bad electrical storm. All my Tenders were fried. I, now, have them hooked into a surge protector and into a single 15A circuit. Hopefully, that'll take care of any unwanted goings-on.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:51 AM   #150
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Moar random pics of last season.





Me??? trespass?







Take a hike












Industrious fuckers


You can see him in there











Took a big bird hit. Seems ok




Bear and his Busa.






lost somewhere in PA




went to take a leak behind that shrub you see


this dude moved on the gaurdrail pole and caught my eye. He was only about 1" long





Ordo Templi Orientis!!



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Got to ride my bike all over this past Summer to see my son pitch, as this was the first year his Summer team travelled together. Saw them make it to the Connie Mack Regionals against the Midland Redskins in Cincy




More backroads, this time in NY






new rotors






That should be enough for now.
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