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Old 07-10-2008, 12:19 PM   #31
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shock update...

I am planning on buying a rear Penske shock Friday night..!!!! I found a local racer who totaled his bike, he is parting it out and offered me a fair deal on the shock!

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Old 07-10-2008, 07:13 PM   #32
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SV mods

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You can do a lot with them or leave them pretty stock and they are still good.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:37 PM   #33
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I'm starting to think that I need to stay away from this thread. The more I check it out, the more I think I could go for one of those. I like the looks of the nekkid version, not a big fan of all the plastics.

Do these have a more sport bike riding position or would it be considered more of a standard riding position. How would it compare to a Triumph Street Triple (the only "sport" bike I've ridden that I liked) as far as seating position goes?
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:04 PM   #34
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The SV comes as a standard or the SVs model.. I have the S model which is a sport position, but still more comfortable than a GSXR and so forth, and the leg position is not as compact. I like the S cause it gets you down out of the wind a little..

The standard is a upright riding position.. Many love the standard and do huge miles on them.. Ive done several 500mile days on my S though.


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I'm starting to think that I need to stay away from this thread. The more I check it out, the more I think I could go for one of those. I like the looks of the nekkid version, not a big fan of all the plastics.

Do these have a more sport bike riding position or would it be considered more of a standard riding position. How would it compare to a Triumph Street Triple (the only "sport" bike I've ridden that I liked) as far as seating position goes?
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:55 PM   #35
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We have an 04 SVS, and have been loving it. My living wife loved it right into an everloving ditch last weekend. Should have let the insurance total it, but I am repairing it because I hate having my insurance go up all the time.

Loving it.

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Old 07-14-2008, 10:52 AM   #36
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Pics of my 03 SV!!

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Old 07-14-2008, 11:04 AM   #37
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:45 AM   #38
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Valves ?

Hi I just wanted to know how often you have to adjust the valves and how easy dificult it is? lets say on a SV650

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Old 07-14-2008, 11:46 AM   #39
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:20 PM   #40
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The bodywork on my bike is from http://www.catalystracingcomposites.com/ and I've attached a front end from a 2004 GSX-R 600, and a rear shock from an 03 GSX-R 1000. My bike is an 03 but the gas tank is from a 2006 (hence the red color), which I got for "free" due to the gas tank recall they had on my bike. I also have (but not pictured) a set of Marvic Penta magnesium wheels which look pretty darn sweet. And some Vortex rearsets as well. If anyone has any questions about the bike, feel free to ask. I've taken it apart and put it together many times over....
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:40 PM   #41
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Hi I just wanted to know how often you have to adjust the valves and how easy dificult it is? lets say on a SV650

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check every 15,000 miles, i think. i never done it myself, but here is a write-up on how.

http://www.bluepoof.com/motorcycles/howto/svs_valves/
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:21 AM   #42
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I'm starting to think that I need to stay away from this thread. The more I check it out, the more I think I could go for one of those. I like the looks of the nekkid version, not a big fan of all the plastics.

Do these have a more sport bike riding position or would it be considered more of a standard riding position. How would it compare to a Triumph Street Triple (the only "sport" bike I've ridden that I liked) as far as seating position goes?
On the Nekkid you can make the riding position pretty much any way you like. I am 6' tall and the seat to peg position fits me comfortably. You can try many combinations of bars and risers to fit your reach to the bars. I had an SV1KS, and the seat was horrrible. I now have the SV650N, and although it is the same seat, the different riding postion makes it much more tolerable.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:05 AM   #43
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check every 15,000 miles, i think. i never done it myself, but here is a write-up on how.

http://www.bluepoof.com/motorcycles/howto/svs_valves/
Gracias amigo

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Old 07-16-2008, 07:33 AM   #44
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No complaints here! 2000 SV650N 30K miles

A great Tour,Track,Commute,Holligan bike.
Mid 40 MPG for me...

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Old 07-16-2008, 08:48 AM   #45
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Looking at SV650 naked - opinions

Hi folks-
I'm looking hard at the naked SV650 (used) after selling my 640 Adventure - not for dirt, just New Mexico pavement and maybe gravel, that's all my body can take. I'd like to find a bike that is comfortable for occasional solo and two-up day rides, not long-distance traveling. Can anyone comment on stock vs aftermarket seats, peg position, whether passengers + bags works? Anything else to look out for with this model? My wife and I together only weigh about 280, so I know it has enough power. ~Snail
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