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Old 08-21-2012, 07:23 AM   #1006
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I need a longer front brake line in order to raise my bars how I want them.

How should I go about acheiving this?
Give HEL a call. Measure the length of your current brake line then figure out how much longer you need. Call HEL and tell them you need an SV brake line x inches longer than stock. Made in Florida, very good quality and cheap.

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I did Race Tech springs up front during the snowy season last year and am pleased with the results, but I don't understand what a rear-shock upgrade will do for my ride. What are the bad behaviors that result from a crappy rear shock? Thanks for enlightening me, I am suspension ignorant.
Does your bike ever do the "hinge in the middle" wallow in corners? Do you ever drag your pegs? Does it ever weave at high speed? All of these can be caused by an under damped, over-sprung or under-sprung rear shock. Many other issues can come from the rear too.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:10 PM   #1007
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Lets make sure we're on the same page.

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The stock rear. Is it a stock SV shock or a stock GSXR shock?

In my experience (whatever that is worth) when I put a 2000ish GSXR600 shock on my 2000 SV650 it jacked the rear up quite a lot. I'm fairly certain a GSXR shock (at least early 2000 models) is longer than an SV shock.

Having typed all that, when I put a Penske on my 2000 SV race bike (my second SV) it was light years better than the GSXR shock. If you end up replacing your shock I would suggest an aftermarket.
Sorry, long day at work. I ment it has GSXR forks with stock rear.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:15 PM   #1008
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Sorry, long day at work. I ment it has GSXR forks with stock rear.
You could go with shorter dog bones. In the interest of saving money I would raise the forks in the triples first. If that helps, install the dog bones and put the forks back where they were.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:36 PM   #1009
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You could go with shorter dog bones. In the interest of saving money I would raise the forks in the triples first. If that helps, install the dog bones and put the forks back where they were.
Thanks! I'm wanting to replace the rear shock also with one that won't break me. Like around $100 or less for now.

I got the bike from a guy that lives in uptown Charlotte by the way. I can't remember his name though.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:58 AM   #1010
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SV backfire troubleshooting thread here for those that care to look.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=820275
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #1011
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Also, SVRider.com won't let me create an account. I tried two different emails, one corporate and one gmail and it said I was a spammer.

Any ideas?
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:36 PM   #1012
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Also, SVRider.com won't let me create an account. I tried two different emails, one corporate and one gmail and it said I was a spammer.

Any ideas?
http://www.svrider.com/forum/sendmessage.php
That probably will get you in contact with the administration over there.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:11 PM   #1013
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I need a longer front brake line in order to raise my bars how I want them.

How should I go about acheiving this?
Could see if DL650 brake line fits. I did this for clutch cable and wish I'd had checked for brakeline as the custom one was spendy.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:30 PM   #1014
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i'm consistently getting 57mpg, too, on my commute. but there are many that are getting over 60mpg. i guess the fuel injection on the 2nd gen gets better mpg. check out the following thread.

http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=75906


My brother and I just went on an 800 mile trip, identical route and nearly identical riding

I was on my sv1000 and got high 40s
He has his sv650 and got high 50s, into 60 I think once
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:03 PM   #1015
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I just did a 2150 mile trip on my 06 SV650, averaged 56mpg. That was 1k mile of 75-80mph highway, and the rest was backroads. Got 55mpg on the highway, 52mpg spirited back road riding, and 58mpg just cruising backroads.

My buds FZ6 averaged 3.5mpg less each time we hit the pump!
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:54 PM   #1016
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FI problem

My FI light flashes and temperature gauge fluctuates, then displays FI. Any hints on how to diagnose. Bike is a 06, 9000 miles, two brothers muffles otherwise stock. Thanks.

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:53 AM   #1017
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My FI light flashes and temperature gauge fluctuates, then displays FI. Any hints on how to diagnose. Bike is a 06, 9000 miles, two brothers muffles otherwise stock. Thanks.

Bill
http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=108356

Let me know if that semi-helps you out.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:18 PM   #1018
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Yes, that helps, but like someone in that link mentioned, mine comes on and them goes off a short time later. I will jump it out and go fo a ride and see what shows. Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:46 AM   #1019
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Abs

Hope you guys (and possibly gals) don't mind if I ask something and skip
reading the 70 pages before..

Was the SV1000 (naked or S, doesn't matter) EVER available with ABS
anywhere?



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Old 09-08-2012, 09:47 AM   #1020
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Hope you guys (and possibly gals) don't mind if I ask something and skip
reading the 70 pages before..

Was the SV1000 (naked or S, doesn't matter) EVER available with ABS
anywhere?



Thanks!
Unfortunately it wasn't. The last year of the SV1000 was the first year that the SV650 had the option for ABS.
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