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Old 10-02-2012, 08:17 PM   #1036
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Nice looking SV :)

Can I ask how much you paid for it?
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:40 AM   #1037
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Does anyone have a picture of how they mounted the instrument cluster on GSXR forks on an 03+ 650n? The previous owner that did the swap bolted the cluster directly to the headlight. Has anyone used T-bolt clamps to clamp the headlight bracket to the forks? I'm on a pretty tight budget but want to make things better than it is.

You can sorta see what I'm working with in this pic.



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Old 10-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #1038
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Was this color ever available or is this an aftermarket job?
Anyone?




(It's the 1000cc version)
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:22 PM   #1039
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One other question..

What's the most popular (that should translate as reliable and not the most
expensive) way to make the S model more comfortable re: bar risers?

How much rise is too much (as in - looks stupid)?

I once saw the 1000S with normal bars, and it looked.. wrong.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to get the naked version and forget all this
clip-on stuff, but that one in the post above looks nice..

Bike ergo site says I'd have about 38 lean angle on the bike with my
height (5'11"), and I had 15 on my 650R. I'd like a bit more then 15,
but 38 sounds like too much.

But then again, the Futura and VFR, universally praised for comfort..
are around 33-34. I can do that with 1" risers. More or less.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:32 PM   #1040
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Does anyone have a picture of how they mounted the instrument cluster on GSXR forks on an 03+ 650n? The previous owner that did the swap bolted the cluster directly to the headlight. Has anyone used T-bolt clamps to clamp the headlight bracket to the forks? I'm on a pretty tight budget but want to make things better than it is.
You can sorta see what I'm working with in this pic
Thanks,
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Here is what I did on my 1000, a bit assymetrical, but it works for me. I simply bolted the right side of the gage mount to the left Ignition switch bolt. It is a larger diameter bolt than the 2 that usually hold the gage, so I think it is plenty strong, although I have thought about making a small angle bracket to bolt the left side to the triple clamp.

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:02 PM   #1041
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Was this color ever available or is this an aftermarket job?
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(It's the 1000cc version)
The 650's were available in white during the later years of production in the Canadian, UK, and Australian markets for sure (and I assume others). I don't think I've ever seen a factory SV1000 in white, though.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:20 AM   #1042
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That worries me a bit.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:13 AM   #1043
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Took a 2700 mile trip on my SV650 this September, including the Dragon - I love this bike! It's also my daily commuter with 55 MPG. I've put about 7000 miles on it since I got it ten months ago.



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There are some ridiculously amazing roads in Tennessee.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:01 AM   #1044
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Hello all,

I think this is the time to introduce myself. My name is Radu and I live in Sibiu, Romania with my girlfriend Lore.
We have been modifying, maintaining and riding an '99 SV650S since 2008. Only joined ADV rider recently (this is the first post actually).
A short list of mods made to the bike (maybe not all of them, I don't remember exactly):
-"standard" handlebar and foot peg mounts
-progressive fork springs
-Kawa ZX6R '09 rear shock
-HID light
-better seats
-crash bar
-Kappa K33 sidecases + GIVI top plate
-taller windscreen
-folding pedals
-"custom" paintjob
This being said, we went for a couple of small adventures already:
-small rides through Romania in 2008 - one with a sad ending - I hit a dog and ended up with a broken foot
-a one-week ride through Romania in 2009
-a little over two weeks ride through Croatia and Montenegro in 2010
-a little over two weeks ride through Macedonia and Albania in 2011
-25 day ride through Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, with special destination Caucasus Mountains
I will start writing ride reports soon, hopefully my job schedule will allow this.
Here are a couple of pics, maybe not the best in the world, but they'll do, I guess:





I hope to have a positive contribution here and to share our experiences, good and bad, with those interested.

Cheers!

PS: one more thing I should maybe mention, the bike had about 27K on the meter when I bought it. Now it's at over 80K. No real mechanical problems, only wheel bearings, fork seals, fluids and tires to replace so far!
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:48 AM   #1045
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Welcome to the asylum Radu. That SV looks nice, I like the colours. Looks like you are riding 2-up, did you change your springs? Not that it's necessary, those SVs are reliable enough.

Looks like some great adventures you had with the SV. Im am interested in your Caucasus ride, any more pics?
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:17 AM   #1046
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Welcome to the asylum Radu. That SV looks nice, I like the colours. Looks like you are riding 2-up, did you change your springs? Not that it's necessary, those SVs are reliable enough.

Looks like some great adventures you had with the SV. Im am interested in your Caucasus ride, any more pics?
Thank you for the warm welcome! The fork springs were changed when I got the bike. I had to replace the shock as it was getting too soft (or maybe my luggage was getting heavier and heavier?). I will post the pics in a small ride report soon enough, I hope. BTW, your trip through Scandinavia was awesome too!
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #1047
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I have listed in the fleamarket some accessories. Rear Galfer brake line, pannier mounts,wolfman tankbag perfect on a sv.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:09 PM   #1048
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Can anyone identify this front fairing?

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:44 PM   #1049
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Looks like a Targa fairing.



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Old 10-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #1050
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