ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Road warriors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #1171
Ohio_Danimal
Midlife Crisis Man
 
Ohio_Danimal's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (The Crooked River)
Oddometer: 589
Quote:
Originally Posted by Henderson757 View Post
Only 70,000 Miles. . . . I would expect so much more from you.
Had a Sargent for 30 thou or so before it. So there.

It was torn in a spill pretty badly and rather than recover I tried the Corbin.

BTW, I love the look of the profile on your 2" Corbin. Would love to see how that feels.
__________________
Wisdom is age well spent.

Anger is age, hell bent.
Ohio_Danimal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #1172
Henderson757
Adventure~Rugby
 
Henderson757's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Concrete Jungle, VA
Oddometer: 384
well next time you in VA. bring your ASS over .
__________________
Honda XR650R Mega Farkled and with a Big A$$ headlight
Henderson757 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 04:26 PM   #1173
IanJ
Criminal Mastermind
 
IanJ's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Oddometer: 27
Impromptu luggage?

I'm plotting a trip through Europe this summer, and one of my options is to buy a used bike there and sell it at the end of the trip. I'd most likely aim for an SV650, but I've never owned one, so I was wondering if anyone who has one could help me with some theoretical questions about making an SV into a sport-tourer without a lot of effort. Specifically, about carrying luggage.

I've toured extensively on my Ninja 250 by running a pair of straps across the passenger seat, between the uber convenient folding bungee hooks that the old model came with. Running fore-and-aft straps under these lateral straps, I was able to fasten a drybag, tent, sleeping pad and sleeping bag. It was plenty secure, and required no mods to the bike. It also didn't flop around or melt to the pipes like soft panniers can, and I never worried about rain covers, because everything started out waterproof.

In looking at an arbitrary SV (one of the early Curvy models), I didn't see a clear way to do anything like that. Should I be looking into a set of universal soft panniers? What about fastening roll items (tent, sleeping pad and bag)? Does the Pointy have better provision for carrying stuff on the passenger seat? Is there anything hiding under the seat (hooks or the like) that I wouldn't be able to see in pictures? I'm headed out to see a friend's Pointy model soon, but figured I would ask here, where someone might have experience with the kind of quick-n-dirty setup I'm talking about.
__________________
2006 Ninja 250 (the big bike)
2002 SV650 naked (the Euro touring bike, in Ireland)
2005 Ninja 250 (the track Ninja) - for sale $2k
1973 Honda CL175 (the little bike) - for sale $1k
PM for details on for-sale bikes
IanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #1174
Cat0020
El cheapo
 
Cat0020's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: NW of Philly, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Jamaica NY.
Oddometer: 5,374
I've had great success using bungee cords and milk crate (on SV650s and Ninja 250):
I used to travel 4-days a week, 35 mile-one-way, with 25 lb. backpack 7 other misc. items secure on my pre-gen SV650S.

The milk crate allows plenty of other attachment points for other items





Combined with secured tankbag, you can carry a good amount of items without gaining width nor much weight:



Also used Ventura luggage with $35 horse panniers



__________________
Mankind is doomed & Physics do not lie
Chances favor the prepared mind.
Cat0020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 02:50 PM   #1175
IanJ
Criminal Mastermind
 
IanJ's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Oddometer: 27
Yeah, that's more or less what I do with my Ninja 250, although I've got a wire basket (like a locker basket) strapped to the back, as it fits a better with my bulk on the bike. Thanks for the pictures!
__________________
2006 Ninja 250 (the big bike)
2002 SV650 naked (the Euro touring bike, in Ireland)
2005 Ninja 250 (the track Ninja) - for sale $2k
1973 Honda CL175 (the little bike) - for sale $1k
PM for details on for-sale bikes
IanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 04:34 AM   #1176
fragile_this_side_up
Beastly Adventurer
 
fragile_this_side_up's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Strasburg, VA
Oddometer: 1,029

the road less traveled by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

photo bump!


the road less traveled by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr
__________________
weekend day-tripper '03 SV650Naked SOLD! http://www.flickr.com/photos/8007308...7630515234266/
daily commuter. '12 DL650ADV http://www.flickr.com/photos/8007308...7633330697107/

fragile_this_side_up screwed with this post 02-19-2013 at 05:21 AM
fragile_this_side_up is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 08:23 AM   #1177
lytew8
Adventurer
 
lytew8's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Canaduh
Oddometer: 18
Great Thread and great pictures.

I'm currently looking for a 1st gen to make my own (switch to naked)
Unfortunately, they are getting to be difficult to find and/or people want a fortune for them!

I'm hitting on bikes with 40000miles for $3000~! Kinda nutso these owners, no?

For $3500-4000$ I have a 2nd gen with only 5000miles, yet I'm stuck on the first gen body and ease of carbs,etc. Should I go 2nd Gen?
lytew8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 10:16 AM   #1178
Cat0020
El cheapo
 
Cat0020's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: NW of Philly, Hoboken, Brooklyn, Jamaica NY.
Oddometer: 5,374
I tried a 2nd gen 2006 SV650S for little over 5k miles, I found the ride FI very abrupt, on/off throttle transition rather poor, ride quality of the edgy aluminum frame not as nice as the 1st gen.
Gladius seems have have the FI and ride quality issues fixed from the 2nd gen SV. I really enjoyed it, if I didn't get laid off, I would have kept the Gladius vs getting another 1st gen. SV at less than $2k.
You could still find 1st gen. SV at lower prices, just have to wait for the right time of year. Winter time the used market is slow, really hit or miss what you can find. Once the riding season starts, prices are likely to up.
Expand your searches into neighboring states would help, if you are sure of what you want.
Good luck
__________________
Mankind is doomed & Physics do not lie
Chances favor the prepared mind.
Cat0020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 08:32 AM   #1179
max384
Disgruntled Student
 
max384's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Sugar Notch, PA
Oddometer: 3,111
Hello everyone. I just stumbled upon this thread. I see there are several from svrider as well.

I have an '09 SV650S that I've been converting into a more touring-oriented bike.

Here's what I've done to it thus far:
-Givi touring windscreen
-Handlebar conversion. Naked bars on 2" riser clamps on drilled (oh, the horror!) S upper triple
-Galfer stainless steel braided brake lines
-Sonic Springs 0.90 kg/mm front fork springs with 15wt oil
-12V DC power outlet
-Dual fork-mounted ADVMonster LED auxiliary lights
-Seahorse SE300 tank box
-Dual Seahorse SE720 side boxes with SW-Motech racks
-Givi E45NJ top box with SW-Motech top rack
-2007 ZX14 rear shock
-Rerouted rear turn signals
-LED front turn signals
-SpeedoDRD
-aTRE
-Galaxy S3 case with hardwiring kit
-Shogun frame sliders
-Buell lowering pegs
-Gel grips
-Homebrew skidplate
-RK 530 X-ring chain with 16/45 JT sprockets (hopefull beefier = longer lasting!)
-Scottoiler



And now for a bit of picture whoring!







__________________
'09 Suzuki SV650, '02 KLR250, CRF70 and 80 for the kids IBA # 56419

Newfoundland 2012

James Bay 2014
max384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 10:07 AM   #1180
BobbyLee666
Gnarly Adventurer
 
BobbyLee666's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Oddometer: 298
New SV Owner

Just picked up a 2004 SV650 to replace my WeeStrom. Liked the Wee, but wanted something just a little bit sportier. Noticed that some folks had mounted a top box directly on the pillion seat. Like that idea, but can someone please be so kind as to take a picture of the way they mounted it, especially under the seat pan?

__________________
The destination is not important, only the ride there...
Current bike: 2003 KLR650; Previous bikes: Several.
BobbyLee666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 11:57 AM   #1181
discoganya
Gnarly Adventurer
 
discoganya's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: SF Bay Area
Oddometer: 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by max384 View Post
Love the ghetto skidplate! What kind of reflective tape is that? Looks very effective at being reflective :)
__________________
2005 DR650, 2002 SV650, 2003 ZZR1200
discoganya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 12:49 PM   #1182
blue72beetle
Look at my Wee
 
blue72beetle's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Oddometer: 146
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbyLee666 View Post
Noticed that some folks had mounted a top box directly on the pillion seat. Like that idea, but can someone please be so kind as to take a picture of the way they mounted it, especially under the seat pan?
I mounted a cheap scooter case onto a spare seat pan I had. The case had lots of holes in the base for various mounting options, so I just used whatever holes lined up with the closest flat spots of the seat pan. Drilled some holes, and used some nuts, bolts, and locking washers. Couldn't have been easier. Then I filled in the unused holes in the seat pan and case with epoxy, and painted the seat pan black.









blue72beetle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 06:19 PM   #1183
max384
Disgruntled Student
 
max384's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Sugar Notch, PA
Oddometer: 3,111
Quote:
Originally Posted by discoganya View Post
Love the ghetto skidplate! What kind of reflective tape is that? Looks very effective at being reflective :)
Thanks! Because it's just bolted to the exhaust, it's really just a rock deflector, not a skid plate... But I'm not taking the SV into places that require a skidplate, so it works perfectly for my uses!

The reflective tape is called Reflexite in the diamond plate pattern. It is crazy bright at night. I got it from Amazon for $56 for 50 feet for 2" wide tape.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...TF8&psc=1&s=hi


And just for comparison, you can see the ADV oval decal and North America map on my side case in the picture you quoted. Those are both made with 3M reflective tape. 3M has been the gold standard for reflective tape for a long time, and those decals look really pale in comparison to the Reflexite tape.
__________________
'09 Suzuki SV650, '02 KLR250, CRF70 and 80 for the kids IBA # 56419

Newfoundland 2012

James Bay 2014
max384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:07 PM   #1184
BobbyLee666
Gnarly Adventurer
 
BobbyLee666's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Oddometer: 298
Quote:
Originally Posted by blue72beetle View Post
I mounted a cheap scooter case onto a spare seat pan I had. The case had lots of holes in the base for various mounting options, so I just used whatever holes lined up with the closest flat spots of the seat pan. Drilled some holes, and used some nuts, bolts, and locking washers. Couldn't have been easier. Then I filled in the unused holes in the seat pan and case with epoxy, and painted the seat pan black.
Thanks very much. Look easy enough. I also saw another one where it looked like someone had used a standard pillion seat, and used some kind of spacer/stiffener (maybe a cutting board) between the seat and the box.
__________________
The destination is not important, only the ride there...
Current bike: 2003 KLR650; Previous bikes: Several.
BobbyLee666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 02:51 AM   #1185
Cortez
BAZINGA!
 
Cortez's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Croatia
Oddometer: 6,744
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbyLee666 View Post
Thanks very much. Look easy enough. I also saw another one where it looked like someone had used a standard pillion seat, and used some kind of spacer/stiffener (maybe a cutting board) between the seat and the box.
SHAD makes kits to do this, but not for the SV unfortunately.

__________________
'08 Yamaha FZ6n S2 ABS

SOLD: '03 Peugeot Speedfight2, '07 Kawasaki ER6F ABS, '06 Kymco Agility 125, '12 Kymco Downtown 300i ABS
My Flickr gallery --- My 500px gallery
Cortez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014