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Old 08-18-2011, 12:56 PM   #136
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Anyone have any thoughts good/bad about the Suzuki accessory
gel seat?

Best thing I ever bought. Look for it on sale @ oneida suzuki for around $107.00. Or a used one even.

To go really cheap ass, remove the seat cover, gut part of it and put some softer foam in. Staple it back up an wa la!
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:03 PM   #137
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Best thing I ever bought. Look for it on sale @ oneida suzuki for around $107.00. Or a used one even.

To go really cheap ass, remove the seat cover, gut part of it and put
some softer foam in. Staple it back up an wa la!
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:19 PM   #138
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I'd like to return to the original headlight bucket for my 03 1000N (previous owner put on pseudo-Speed Triple dual lights), but I would like to upgrade the bulb for something brighter/more powerful. Has anyone changed out the bulb on the naked headlight? Looking for a suggestion based on experience, as well as any advice about pitfalls to avoid.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #139
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I'd like to return to the original headlight bucket for my 03 1000N (previous owner put on pseudo-Speed Triple dual lights), but I would like to upgrade the bulb for something brighter/more powerful. Has anyone changed out the bulb on the naked headlight? Looking for a suggestion based on experience, as well as any advice about pitfalls to avoid.
Get an european reflector. Trust me, the ECE pattern is WAY better. Single ECE headlamp on my XT660 is better than the dual DOT headlights on my SV1KS.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:39 PM   #140
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They had plenty of different high output bulbs in stock down at my local Autozone. I got one of those with a higher output, but shorter life. So far, it seems to be a cheap upgrade to my 1000N's headlight.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:51 PM   #141
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:46 PM   #142
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:26 PM   #143
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Guys...

How do you clean the oil cooler? I ride mine on every kind of weather and both the radiator and the oil cooler have I guess water residue over them that doesn't come off easily. I don't want to brush the radiator and oil cooler, actually I don't go near them when washing the bike, not even with a sponge, as I'm afraid of bending the fins.
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:30 AM   #144
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Ditto that question. I too have frequently been troubled by my dirty oil cooler and radiator.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:20 AM   #145
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I use a pot and pan nylon bristle brush. You could use compressed air too. 1500 psi + pressure washers will bend and damage the aluminum fins so avoid that getting too close.

Garden hose sprayer should get most of the stuff out of the inside of the coil. You would have to remove it and back flush the radiators to REALLY clean it out, but unless they are full of mud or something.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:47 AM   #146
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when it's 108 degrees I don't ride that much and when I don't ride the svk much I start lusting after other bikes. I got on a friends inline 4 sport tourer the other day and was moved by how little I liked it at all. I couldn't wait to fire up the big twin and twist the loud knob.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #147
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Rode mine today to attend my kids softball tournament, it sat in the sun
for about four hours with roughly 7/8 tank of fuel - when I started it to
leave, it died, acted flooded, would fire then die 6-8 times before I ever
kept it running.

vapor cannister I'm guessing, flooded?

Anyway, just got done bypassing it and noticed something under the rear
of the tank that did not look OEM. Little round plastic tube with label
saying "checker sports" and wires - black, blue, red.
It is plugged in-line between two of the factory connectors.
After looking at the wiring diagrams and colors, I'm guessing
it's a delimiter, gear postition "spoofer" probably to show 4th gear?
Can't find anything searching the net except some chatter about an out- of- business co.

These bikes don't have any sort of gear position display other than
a neutral light - do they? I'd unplug the delimiter if it would gain me
a top gear light, but???

edit: for anyone interested, I'm pretty sure the Buell pegs part number is N0006.1AD
pair, L&R about $40 with shipping
Hope to get the set I have ordered next week, I'll put up a picture after I get them fitted.

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Old 08-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #148
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[QUOTE=J_

Anyway, just got done bypassing it and noticed something under the rear
of the tank that did not look OEM. Little round plastic tube with label
saying "checker sports" and wires - black, blue, red.
It is plugged in-line between two of the factory connectors.
After looking at the wiring diagrams and colors, I'm guessing
it's a delimiter, gear postition "spoofer" probably to show 4th gear?
Can't find anything searching the net except some chatter about an out- of- business co.

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Most likely a Timing Retard Eliminator - TRE
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:15 PM   #149
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Its been way to long since anyone has posted in this thread, bump with a picture

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Old 09-25-2011, 10:10 PM   #150
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My SV at a motorcycle parking area:




I hadn't really took the SV on a long-ish ride, so last Saturday I decided to ride to Taxco. It's nothing amazing, like 220 miles... OMFG...

The seat was the least of my problems, my back and my wrists were killing me! Also my legs did feel cramped after a while. I like this bike, but I just can't manage to bond with it... It's almost like a love & hate relationship, very few rides have been truly enjoyable, but those that have been, were amazing.

Last Saturday wasn't one of those times. I did enjoy the ride, the twisties were nice and I was practicing my body positioning (which is quite different to a DP bike or a Standard), but I really wanted to get home. The bike was killing me, and the fact that I decided to walk around in a town to visit a church, while wearing full gear, just made matters worse.

All in all, the only "flaw" I can find on the SV1K is the heat in the frame. The rest of the bike is fine, for what it is. I can't understand why the poor thing got so much hate.
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