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Old 07-16-2012, 05:33 PM   #976
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I am heading up to Cleveland in a few weeks (not by motorcycle, unfortunately). Will be there for two days and was planning to spend one day at the Rock Hall, some time at the Cleveland museum of art, and maybe go see the house/museum from the movie A Christmas Story. The Rock Hall of Fame is the only must-see for me. Do you have any other good ideas on what to see while there?
Trying to not hijack this thread, but alas here's a quick response: Right next door to the Rock Hall is the Science Museum. A short walk and you can take a tour of a retired Lake Freighter and a Navy Submarine. There is the new Horseshoe Casino if that's your thing. A dinner cruise on the Nautica Queen is a great way to spend an evening. Check out an Indian's game. See who is playing at Blossom Music Center, and grab some lawn seats. Rent some Jet-Skis in the "Flats" and head out for some wet fun on Lake Erie. Do some fresh food shopping at The West Side Market. Head about an hour West and hop on the JetExpress or a ferry and check out the Islands. (Kelleys is laid back for relaxing, Put-In-Bay is hopping with good eats, bars, music) Rent a golf cart while you're there and explore.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:00 PM   #977
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It is as you suspected a surge from your heated clothing's PWM controller. Mine does the same. The pulse width modulation-style controller cycles the power off and on.
Mine's been that way for years now with no ill effect. The SVs charging/capacity is really feeble if you start to farkle it like a larger market focused sport-tourer.
I actually am thinking of going to HID mains, not because of the increased lumens, but because it draws less juice and I am counting each watt!
Hey, thanks a lot for the info!!!
And speedy recovery. The ride pics look great!
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #978
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:42 PM   #979
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I have a quick question for yall...

I just sold my DRZ and I've been looking at a few SV's. There's one on CL that's an '03 with GSXR forks, brakes, front and rear wheels. The owner said that since he's done the GSXR swap that there has been a "bump" like feeling around 20-30mph then it smooths out. He said he thinks it's the front wheel being out of balanced but I'm wondering why he wouldn't just fix it before the sale if it's that easy. The bike has been down before but it has a clear title and is cheap... like worth a small risk cheap. It has some cosmetic issues that I'm not concerned with at all but the "bumping" is an issue.

So, gurus of ADV Rider, what do you think?

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Old 07-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #980
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Which model year SV?
How many miles?
How much $?
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:28 PM   #981
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Guys on the FI '03 ad newer bikes, can the bike go a long way after the gas warning light starts to flash? I believe it to be a 4.5gal tank, but my light seems to come on after using 3.2 gallons.

So that math would mean I could ride 70 miles or so taking it easy before I fill up again? Just curious about it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:22 AM   #982
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:09 AM   #983
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Which model year SV?
How many miles?
How much $?
It's a 2003 with 10k miles and asking 2k. Has some dings and scratches but overall a decent bike.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:10 AM   #984
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Guys on the FI '03 ad newer bikes, can the bike go a long way after the gas warning light starts to flash? I believe it to be a 4.5gal tank, but my light seems to come on after using 3.2 gallons.

So that math would mean I could ride 70 miles or so taking it easy before I fill up again? Just curious about it.
There are a lot of variables here - riding style, road conditions, altitude, rider proportions (taller? Wider?), S vs N, current state of the bike (well cared for and tuned or let go without regular maintenance), and even the state where the SV was sold (CA models have a different fuel capacity). There is also model year to consider - later 2nd gen SV's have 2 plugs per cyl while older ones like my '03 only have one (though that makes minimal if any difference). Later 2nd gens also have a couple states of the fuel light (it will blink first and then go solid for newer ones while, again, my '03 goes right to solid).

All that aside, my experience has been that I have pushed as much as 60 miles after the light came on and dared not try any further. Probably could get another 10+ out of it but it sucks pushing a bike in the hills where I live.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:31 AM   #985
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Aftermarket windscreen? Looks a bit taller than stock.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:59 PM   #986
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Aftermarket windscreen? Looks a bit taller than stock.
Yep!

http://www.oneidasuzuki.com/store/pa...indshield.html

(I didn't order it online though - I live less than 15 minutes away from Oneida Suzuki so I just went there :) )
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:19 PM   #987
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There are a lot of variables here - riding style, road conditions, altitude, rider proportions (taller? Wider?), S vs N, current state of the bike (well cared for and tuned or let go without regular maintenance), and even the state where the SV was sold (CA models have a different fuel capacity). There is also model year to consider - later 2nd gen SV's have 2 plugs per cyl while older ones like my '03 only have one (though that makes minimal if any difference). Later 2nd gens also have a couple states of the fuel light (it will blink first and then go solid for newer ones while, again, my '03 goes right to solid).

All that aside, my experience has been that I have pushed as much as 60 miles after the light came on and dared not try any further. Probably could get another 10+ out of it but it sucks pushing a bike in the hills where I live.
On my 03 I was regularly getting 125 miles per tank with out the light coming on, it was partially desnorkled and I did ride medium aggressivly. I believe the SVs only has 3.2 gal tank. I could push 150 between but pushing is a bitch.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:06 PM   #988
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It's a 2003 with 10k miles and asking 2k. Has some dings and scratches but overall a decent bike.
Price seems fair, but without looking at the bike's tirees/chain/sprocket/brake pads conditions..

My 00 SV650S get about 180-190 mi. before the fuel light starts to flash, can go another 20 miles easily, without having to push the bike.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #989
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Price seems fair, but without looking at the bike's tirees/chain/sprocket/brake pads conditions..

My 00 SV650S get about 180-190 mi. before the fuel light starts to flash, can go another 20 miles easily, without having to push the bike.
I checked it out today and it needs some TLC but it wasn't near as bad as I expected. One small dent and a few scratches. It does need a chain, sprockets, front brake pads, and a new front tire wouldn't hurt. I noticed that there were no weights on the front wheel and it seems like it's just out of balance. The bike has a new 180 rear tire though and he got the GSXR rear wheel conversion kit from SVRider.net.

It was a factory naked bike so could I use the stock triple that he's including on the GSXR setup to run handlebars and not clip ons? Could I use the factory brake line with the GSXR stuff too? Any thing else? He has all the factory parts still.

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:19 PM   #990
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