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Old 08-24-2008, 06:43 AM   #121
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Damasovi, the lights work very well.. I have been impressed how well they iluminate the road.. I have the S model though so I can not comment on the naked's light...

I had a DL in the past too, and there pretty close...


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Old 08-24-2008, 07:12 AM   #122
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Damasovi,

I too have the S model. I can't say I'm a fan of the clipons, and yes you can swop them out. There are at least a couple kits available, or you can find someone to trade parts with. You could do what I'm doing a source the OEM parts from a few companies (still waiting on my new upper triple tree) and then there is a company called http://www.convertibars.com/ which will sell you fully adjustable clipons in a kit form - this is what I'd have done if I'd known sooner.

I also intend to strip off the 'S' fairing soon too. So I'm converting to the regular version I guess.

That said it's a great bike, handles great, performs great, is easy on the eyes and light below you.

I sort of fell into this bike, but I'm thrilled to have it.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:34 AM   #123
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i have the naked model, and on long days (over 600kms) the wind can get tiring if it is a windy day.

i particularly like the naked bike because the discomfort due to wind helps keep me under 130kph when cruising.

lights: i haven't done much night riding, but the only time i wasn't pleased with the lights was on a ride home from work in pitch black conditions (rural area) in a down pour. other than that, i'm quite pleased with the lights.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:39 AM   #124
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Here's my 2004 SV1000S.

Lots into this bike and love it... keeping it even though I ordered an F800GS.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:20 AM   #125
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I love those 1000's. I think I might get one in a few years.

I keep dreaming about the SV1000, and those fancy triumph triples



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Old 08-24-2008, 09:03 PM   #126
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Want upright bars? Go naked

damasovi-
If you don't want clip-on bars there is little reason to go with an SV650S. The handlebars are the only thing that is different in the rider position between the two versions - the footpeg and seat location is exactly the same. I know some folks keep the fairing with upright bars, but I think it's easier to add a Givi windscreen to an SV650N than it is to replace the upper triple clamp and bars on an SV650S.

If you're not a racerboy, the SV is a very tractable bike, worth putting together the way you want. I love the engine, its big hairy balls of torque for its size. ~Snail
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:35 PM   #127
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damasovi-
If you're not a racerboy, the SV is a very tractable bike, worth putting together the way you want. I love the engine, its big hairy balls of torque for its size. ~Snail
Thanks to everyone for helping me here, I don't think, no I am not a racer, my fastest bike is a KLR with all 34 hp! so I get 0-60 in like 0.5 minutes! or it feals that way, and I am ok and don't care.

Yes I agree if I don't like the clip ons I should just go for the SV650 instead, and buy (if need it) a givi fairing like you mention.

I just would like to know about the light on that big round headlight. But it is ok I don't mind putting some extra ights on it (if need it)

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Old 08-25-2008, 05:22 AM   #128
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SV project

http://www.2wheelconnection.com/japa...stom_bikes.htm


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Old 08-25-2008, 05:39 AM   #129
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The light on my SV doesnt even compare to my DL's lights. My SV is terrible at night. A buell dual light swap can fix that though.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:43 AM   #130
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The light on my SV doesnt even compare to my DL's lights. My SV is terrible at night. A buell dual light swap can fix that though.
I'm sure you're right, it's not the best. I am going to try the PIAA 15224 (?) H4 bulb to see if that improves lighting enough to avoid the trouble and expense of fitting new headlights.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:58 AM   #131
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I live in a rural area with a ton of deer so good lights are important to me. I bought a set of auxillary lights I just havent had the time to mount/wire them.

Keep in mind the DL has exceptional lights so comparing the duals on the DL to a single on the naked SV may not be accurate.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:43 AM   #132
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Keep in mind the DL has exceptional lights so comparing the duals on the DL to a single on the naked SV may not be accurate.
You are correct this is not a fair comparison, I just want to buy a bike with better thing than the one I have right now, and that is a KLR, and this bike has bad stock lights and brakes.

And on the negative side I guess I will have a smaller range with the SV and not a better seat (maybe the same).

The DL is better on the lights and brakes, but it is almost the same as the KLR and it lacks the appeal of the SV or SVS.

Just saying

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Old 08-26-2008, 11:16 PM   #133
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I know im late but thanks Motophoira for the pics. Dont have my welder no more but i might borrow one... thats a very nice and clean bracket.

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Old 08-28-2008, 08:01 AM   #134
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Thanks Alex,
Get that welder fired up! You won't be disappointed...
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:19 AM   #135
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I just found this thread, nice, now I can read up on both my bikes at the same forum.

I have a 2006 SV650S (bought new in April this year), stock except for a LeoVincie exhaust.
I use it for commuting, I have 75km to work so 150km's round trip (if I go on the higway). About 10000 km's on the bike so far.
Normally I take the twisting country roads home, the bike is nice but the front fork is not as good as the rest of the bike.
Has anyone tried to swap the fork springs or does everybody change the compleate fork?
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