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Old 04-26-2013, 06:46 PM   #1201
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Have to admit never wanted a sv650n, but as fate has it i have one. 05 N version, updated rear shock and dumb ugly factory mirrors. I love this bike when i did not expect i would. She is a keeper. Oh by thw way it was so cheap i basically stole it.

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Old 04-28-2013, 04:32 AM   #1202
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Gawd, that thing looks brand new.....

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Old 04-28-2013, 06:24 AM   #1203
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I never thought about them either, I mean who would want a girls bike?
I bought one for a nice price to fix up and sell, but it ended up fitting me better than my Hawk GT, so I sold it and kept the SV.

I can't wait to get it out on the road for some rides this summer. I eat alot of wind on it so that will help keep me cool, and the engine runs cool.


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Old 05-04-2013, 11:13 AM   #1204
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How bad out of spec has anyone's valves been at 15k miles? I just checked the rear and didn't bother with the front since I'm going to have to order a shim kit and the results stole all my motivation. Rear exhaust was at .016 on both sides and the smallest gauge I can find locally which is a .006 is way too large for the intake.

I'm looking at these shims and thinking a refill kit may be the best route if I knew about which sizes I would need. Any advice?
http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/hot...imkits_748.htm

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Old 05-04-2013, 12:15 PM   #1205
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I checked my valves at 20K miles and all of them were in spec, though the exhaust valves were all on the tight side of the spec.

Sears carries a couple Craftsman feeler gauges that are more than small enough; took some rooting around to find them though as their tool area has shit all over the place and employees are clueless.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:18 PM   #1206
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How bad out of spec has anyone's valves been at 15k miles? I just checked the rear and didn't bother with the front since I'm going to have to order a shim kit and the results stole all my motivation. Rear exhaust was at .016 on both sides and the smallest gauge I can find locally which is a .006 is way too large for the intake.

I'm looking at these shims and thinking a refill kit may be the best route if I knew about which sizes I would need. Any advice?
http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/hot...imkits_748.htm

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If you haven't done this before , maybe somebody can help out , not really hard,but you don't want to get it wrong . Someone in Ankmorpork must have done shim type valve adjustment before .

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Old 05-05-2013, 12:01 PM   #1207
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One very nice thing about the SV1000, gear driven cams, you just lift them up and replace the shim, no need to mess with timing!
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #1208
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One very nice thing about the SV1000, gear driven cams, you just lift them up and replace the shim, no need to mess with timing!
Actually a hybrid gear/chain arrangement. The RC51 had true gear-driven cams.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #1209
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Actually a hybrid gear/chain arrangement. The RC51 had true gear-driven cams.
Correct, lighter than full gear drive, if not quite as accurate. Certainly just as easy to adjust the valves!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:26 AM   #1210
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:43 PM   #1211
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I installed the Moose Racing handguards today.



The plastic guards don't fit without hitting my windshield. I bought up-and-back bar risers, but it turns out they don't fit my bar clamps. The bolts don't line up. I thought all 7/8" bar clamps and risers were standardized... Turns out they are not!

No worries though, I'll probably just put the plastic guards on my KLR, where I need them more anyhow!
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #1212
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Sucks they didn't fit. Yeah mine don't even have much room between the levers and fairing.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:38 PM   #1213
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Sucks they didn't fit. Yeah mine don't even have much room between the levers and fairing.
The metal guards are what I really wanted anyhow. The plastic guards would just be nice to have to block wind in the cold and rain on those rainy days. The downward angle that I was forced to mount the guards kind of made that a bit pointless anyhow. They'll get better use mounted on the KLR regardless.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:28 AM   #1214
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Put my small screen back on and painted the radiator guards black.

Painted one of the grab rails black also.

28,000 miles now.






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Old 05-10-2013, 03:31 AM   #1215
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I never thought about them either, I mean who would want a girls bike?
I bought one for a nice price to fix up and sell, but it ended up fitting me better than my Hawk GT, so I sold it and kept the SV.

I can't wait to get it out on the road for some rides this summer. I eat alot of wind on it so that will help keep me cool, and the engine runs cool.


That's a nice pair of bikes. I always liked the Hawk GT and thought it was a bike ahead of it's time.

How would you compare it to the SV?
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