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Old 08-16-2008, 03:51 AM   #91
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Here she is at night next to the bike I rode cross country on (not exactly running - and I gave it to a friend) in July.


Here is the bike in the day time, as I got her. I bought the bike around Aug 2. It's a 2005 with 5100 miles on it. Has one dent in the left side of the tank, and the sliders show that they have been slid on (on that side). Also has had the rear fender removed, the signals removed in favor of one's in the headlight and brake light, and a higher "performance" exhaust mounted.



At this very moment I have a center stand sitting on the counter to my right, and I mean 4" from the laptop. On the floor are new cables for the throttle & Clutch.

In the mail (or soon to be in the mail depending) is a Corbin seat (in Indian Brown - weird but I like the color), a new upper triple tree clamp so that I can fit standard handlebars, a H&B rear rack, and a 40L H&B plastic topcase so I can actually tour a bit and go grocery shopping.

I'll admit the SV was a rash buy, if I'd been thinking more clearly I'd have bout a 650 BMW or something more my style - crotch rocket NOT my style. I like dirty bikes and old British, Italian, German bikes.

But when you're in a new city, you know nobody, all your tools are on the East Coast, you have commitments like school 5 days a week and a perspective job, and your bike dies... well in that situation I went to the local Triumph/Ducati/Kawasaki dealer and bought a SV650S that morning.

*shrugs*

I know this is a picture thread, but err, It's about 4AM on a friday night and I am sitting by myself in my apt listening to The Offspring. I needed to ramble!
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:48 AM   #92
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I just ordered a corbin too.... Ive been waiting 3 weeks, cant wait to get it! they quoted me 4 to 5 weeks, than I have plans for some GIVIs, I bought a GSXR shock for the rear im waiting till winter to install!


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Old 08-16-2008, 09:56 AM   #93
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so,how much pressure is on the wrists with the naked model? thanks!
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:14 AM   #94
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Im guessing very little, Its pretty much a upright standard.. I have the S model and its not to bad either...

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Old 08-17-2008, 05:18 PM   #95
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I'm from Duluth, and an SV ain't quite "upright"

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so,how much pressure is on the wrists with the naked model? thanks!
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Im guessing very little, Its pretty much a upright standard.. I have the S model and its not to bad either...

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Uh, beg to differ. There is enough pressure on my hands riding my SV naked that my thumb arthritis is bothering me, and I am working hard to see what I can do in the way of different bars, grips. Above 50mph there is enough air to help hold up the torso, but slower than that you're either using your core body muscles to stay up, or leaning on the bars, or both. I'd call the position something like "mildly agressive" or "forward biased."

The seat-footpeg relationship is part of the equation too. My pegs are about 4 1/4" behind the nose of the seat, and you definitely get a forward pelvic tilt from that.

If you're looking for upright like a dual sport would be - I know that, just came off a KTM 640 Adventure - you should sit on an SV650N(aked) and ride one too, 'cause it's not that. If you usually ride a Ducati 1098/848, OK, maybe you'll think the SV is upright. All said and done, I really like the SV package, and am trying hard to stay with it. ~Snail
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:04 PM   #96
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SV650s Sport-Touring, Track day, Commuter Project

Finally finished my SV650s sport-touring project.


Started out last fall with a nice, but plain, blue/silver 2004 SV650s that needed it’s weaknesses addressed, so I got down to work. Now it has:

-05 GSXR 750 fully adjustable front forks, radial brakes, black front wheel and painted/trimmed fender
-Jim's speedo kit - speedo is no accurate to GPS standards...
-Galfer SS front brake lines, Carbone Lorraine SBK brake pads
-05 SV 650 rear wheel in black to replace the silver 04 wheel
-New DID 525 chain and 15/47 AFAM sprockets for more pickup
-06 SV650 Red bodywork/tank/tail
-ZX10 fully adjustable shock
-SV gel seat for about ¾” added height and a bit more comfort
-Open top airbox
-CRG levers
-Buell XB Turn signals
-Stebel Air Horn
-Suzuki chin spoiler
-Scotts Steering Damper
-Convertibars adjustable handlebars
-Kimpex grip heaters with Galindo Superbike Grips
-Stomp Grips tank pads
-BMW F800 Sport Panniers with custom fabricated mounting rack




So, I guess you can call it my 04050607 SV-GSXR-ZX-XB-F800 Frankenbike…

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Old 08-17-2008, 07:18 PM   #97
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Looks wicked man, looks absolutely wicked!
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:07 PM   #98
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Gday there Motophoria. Could you post some pics and info on how you made the brackets to the sport bags???? Im very intrested how you mounted them..

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Old 08-19-2008, 11:48 AM   #99
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Finally finished my SV650s sport-touring project.

(well, I haven’t installed the Stebel Air Horn yet, but it’ll be in there next week or so after I fab up a mounting bracket)

Started out last fall with a nice, but plain and kind of “girlie”, blue/silver 2004 SV650s that needed it’s weaknesses addressed, so I got down to work. Now it has:

-05 GSXR 750 fully adjustable front forks, radial brakes, front wheel and fender (chopped and painted)
-Galfer SS front brake lines, Carbone Lorraine SBK brake pads
-05 SV 650 rear wheel in black to replace the girlie silver 04 wheel)
-New DID 525 chain and 15/47 AFAM sprockets for more pickup
-06 SV650 Red bodywork/tank/tail
-ZX10 fully adjustable shock
-SV gel seat for about ¾” added height and a bit more comfort
-Power Commander PCIII USB
-Open top airbox
-CRG levers
-Buell XB Turn signals
-Suzuki chin spoiler
-Scotts Steering Damper
-Convertibars adjustable handlebars
-Kimpex grip heaters with Galindo Superbike Grips
-Stomp Grip tank pads
-BMW F800 Sport Panniers with custom fabricated mounting rack

So, I guess you can call it my 04050607 SV-GSXR-ZX-XB-F800 Frankenbike…

BTW, I’ve just found a nice R1150GS, so been checking the BMW sites and those guys have more add-ons, mods and gizmos than I ever could have imagined! So, when I pick up my Beemer next month I’ll have plenty of new
ideas to keep me busy! (now I’m just gonna need more money!!!)
Damn nice work on the SV. I used to have one, and yours make me want one again. I'll echo the request for mor pictures off the bags setup, as I'm trying to find a good setup for my GSXR.

BTW, if you want an easy way to add a givi trunk to your SV, just bolt the givi mounting plate to a spare passenger seat. That way, when you need the trunk, just pop off the passenger seat, pop on the givi-plated seat, and snap on the trunk. I'll post a pick of the one on my gixxer when I get home.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:12 PM   #100
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Damn nice work on the SV. I used to have one, and yours make me want one again. I'll echo the request for mor pictures off the bags setup, as I'm trying to find a good setup for my GSXR.

BTW, if you want an easy way to add a givi trunk to your SV, just bolt the givi mounting plate to a spare passenger seat. That way, when you need the trunk, just pop off the passenger seat, pop on the givi-plated seat, and snap on the trunk. I'll post a pick of the one on my gixxer when I get home.
thats a great idea about bolting the trunk to the seat!!!, Do you thing it still would be safe in a "get off"



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Old 08-19-2008, 04:28 PM   #101
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thats a great idea about bolting the trunk to the seat!!!, Do you thing it still would be safe in a "get off"



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As long as the bike doesn't tumble and only slides, I'm sure it would be.

here's a pic:


I had the same setup on my SV, and simply did the same with the gixxer when I bought it.
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:44 PM   #102
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and since this is the SV thread, I'll throw up a pic of my departed SV:



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Old 08-19-2008, 05:24 PM   #103
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SV650s Sport-Touring, Track day, Commuter Project

I hired a buddy of mine to do a great job on the fab work.
I used oem BMW locking pins on top and he welded locating tabs on the lower rails. A cross beam was welded below the fender for support. They are solid and stable at triple digit speeds...
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:51 AM   #105
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Looks stunning mate.

I just installed a H&B rear rack and happily await the topbox (so I can actually go grocery shopping!). Can't wait to take the fairing off in the next couple weeks.
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