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Old 07-19-2008, 11:04 AM   #61
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Pawk, travelling Southbound?

I have never ridden that road giong south, but have done it going TO jasper about 4 times now haha.

My second picture there prolly about 40 miles north of the columbia icefield!

I am so in love with my SV! haha
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:36 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by pcohenchicago
I got 10 bikes and teh 06 SV 650s is still one of my favorites:

Penske rear shock
rqcetech fork internals
PCIII
K&N
Full Akropivic
Steel brake lines
Pazzo levers
Color matching hugger and chin spoiler
Dubba bubba screen
Vesrah brake pads
Pilot Powers
Corbin seat
Rear foot peg eliminator/exhaust holder
Undertail mod
Flush mounted front lights

It's dynomite bike now :)
I know its none of my business, but 10 bikes and the two oldest bikes are '06s. Did you hit the Lottery in the past couple of years or what???
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:24 PM   #63
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New Rider.

Greetings and salutations,

Picked up a Gray 08 SV650N w/ABS this week. This is my first bike. So far, I've put about 8 miles on it just doing some low speed maneuvering in my lil' town. Loads of fun.
Nice to meet everyone. I look forward to future posts.

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Old 07-19-2008, 05:31 PM   #64
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congrats!

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Greetings and salutations,

Picked up a Gray 08 SV650N w/ABS this week. This is my first bike. So far, I've put about 8 miles on it just doing some low speed maneuvering in my lil' town. Loads of fun.
Nice to meet everyone. I look forward to future posts.

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Old 07-20-2008, 11:56 PM   #65
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Greetings and salutations,

Picked up a Gray 08 SV650N w/ABS this week. This is my first bike. So far, I've put about 8 miles on it just doing some low speed maneuvering in my lil' town. Loads of fun.
Nice to meet everyone. I look forward to future posts.

Ryan
Congrats. I hope you have all your gear, have you done an MSF course?

If you have any questions, just ask bud.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:26 AM   #66
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I wanted it, I got it! 05 SV 5000mi

I'm sure you missed me over the weekend , but I spent it well - driving to Colorado Springs to pick up my new blue 2005 SV, which I got with a set of Cortech bags for an obscenely low price (hence the 14hr roundtrip and a lost night's sleep). I had a blast doing an 800 mile road trip with my son Quinn, who is about to leave for college.

Lots to do - this is my starter list:
-Replace all fluids
-Aluminum Bars
-Fork Springs & Oil
-Shock
-Windscreen

I'll go through this bone-stock beastie carefully - the PO changed the oil once and lubed the chain enough to make the back end look like a grease pit, but that's about it. But that will be fun, as will getting it comfortable.

On that subject of comfort, a question for you, Rider_WV. You said:
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"The buell pegs made a world of difference for me. "
I read that they move the pegs 1" down and 1" back. 1" down sounds great, but back? The pegs are already set pretty far back; does it really work to have them farther back? I don't want a sportbike position. In fact I'm thinking of going to slightly wider bars.

A PO warning: Look over a bike carefully before a test drive. This guy gave me the bike with the forks raised 1" and 12psi air in the tires - it literally wanted to fall over as soon as I moved the bars (think the front Dunlop is trashed too). My fault for not checking, I know. Good thing it was so new I was sure I could fix the bad handling.

Off to the DMV - glad to join you!
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:29 PM   #67
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My 04 SV naked

Here's my sv a couple years ago on a camping trip near the dragon.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:01 AM   #68
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The buell pegs are definitely 1" lower. As for farther back, maybe an 1/8-1/4". Not enough to even make it noticeable. They really move your foot more like this / instead of straight down. The extra room & comfort is nice.

if you head over to svrider.com there are plenty of pics in the tech forums. Before & afters with the buell pegs.
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:39 PM   #69
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Lower is better

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The buell pegs are definitely 1" lower. As for farther back, maybe an 1/8-1/4". Not enough to even make it noticeable. They really move your foot more like this / instead of straight down. The extra room & comfort is nice.

if you head over to svrider.com there are plenty of pics in the tech forums. Before & afters with the buell pegs.
I get what you mean - thanks for the clarification. I'm starting to appreciate the basic position of the SV, with a little extra room I think I'll really like it.

I've been cruising around svrider some for the basics (tires, manuals, specs) - I'll scout out what there is on pegs. Time to start the blue baby on synthetic...

Mr Volt, love that yellow - my first choice, only the budget said go for the one that was $2250 cheaper
Cheers, Snail
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:48 AM   #70
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Hey Impulse 101. Helibars make a world of difference on that bike. Worthwhile addition.

I have a semi-tricked out salvaged '02 650 that i bought as a track bike, and i can't ride it enough. I really dig it! I need to make it more streetable as it is really barebones and dedicated now. It's such a happy puppy dog of a bike that i did a 1400mile tour on it despite the fact that it's got stupid low clipons and damn near no instruments. I only get 40-45 mpg but it sounds so good. I'll post pics when i get a little smarter (or get a smugmug account).
Mirror extenders, and a new seat are my first priorities. Then it's either Helibars or the Convertibars, which I hope that someone has tried around here because I want a full report. I would have to put braided lines on for them but it would be worth it to be able to move the bars to whatever position that I want that day.

JT

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Old 07-23-2008, 05:22 PM   #71
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:43 AM   #72
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Impulse,

I just ordered Convertibars for the SV so I can go from commuter biker to trackday backmarker. the woodcraft clip-ons i have are just brutally low for everyday riding. I really hope i like the convertibars. I think the throttle cables etc should be long enough, we'll see.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:53 PM   #73
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I put the Helibars on my 03 sv1s and it was like riding a completly different bike also put on fender elim. I am at the point of upgrading the suspension as soon as I can come off the cash. Full M4 exhaust and PCIII this winter.
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:32 PM   #74
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Laugh sv going off road.

here are some pic of my sv 650:


who said it can be riden off road. lol...







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Old 07-30-2008, 10:21 AM   #75
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