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Old 04-19-2011, 09:35 PM   #106
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The S models have a sport bike riding position, if you've got back problems, hold out for a naked model. But a bike as you describe should be in the low $4000 range.

The Buell pegs are off the sports model, all alum, require just a little work with a Dremel for a perfect fit. You gain about an inch of leg room. I also put Heli-Bar risers on my naked, brought the bars up and back, no need to change brake or clutch lines.

Those 2 mods made a world of difference in the position, much more comfortable.
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:33 PM   #107
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I've decided to sell my SV1000 Naked. Looking to sell or trade for a 650 V-Strom.

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:33 PM   #108
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I've taken interest in a 2003 SV1000n that is for sale locally with 23,000 miles on it so far... what is considered high miles for this bike? The owner says it is stock, so what should I be looking to replace (wear items, guys... I already know about the rear shock and uncomfortable seat). What's the word from those in the know?
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:43 AM   #109
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I've taken interest in a 2003 SV1000n that is for sale locally with 23,000 miles on it so far... what is considered high miles for this bike? The owner says it is stock, so what should I be looking to replace (wear items, guys... I already know about the rear shock and uncomfortable seat). What's the word from those in the know?
My SV1kn has 31,000 miles and I have no plans to stop riding it anytime soon. I wouldn't sweat the mileage on that bike one bit. You're not likely to find many Ns with less miles than that at this point and these engines are known for being damn tough.

I'd say beware of bad owner modifications moreso than any problems from the factory. Make sure the previous owner didn't screw up mods to the TRE (ignition timing) or airbox. My bike developed a few minor problems (bad clutch seal and an exhaust leak where the rear header bends down to connect to the crossover) recently but they've proven very cheap to fix. The rear shock, of course, will wear out. I just replaced mine at 30k miles. I believe the Gsxr 750 shock can be used.

EDIT: One common issue I've read about is the "green connector." It's a wiring connector that sometimes shorts out and causes the bike to shut down completely. I've never had the issue with this, but it seems to be really easy to fix anyway. There's information all over the web about it. I think even just applying a bit of dielectric grease is all that's really needed to solve the problem.

Honestly, if the bike is fairly clean/unmolested, I don't really think you can go wrong.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:02 PM   #110
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The nakeds down't seem as affected by the green connector, I think because they only have a single headlight so less current draw? The clutch slave cylinder has been known to leak, it's a good idea to keep fresh fluid in it. Great bike!
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:42 PM   #111
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What are the service intervals for this bike and what are you all paying for them? I'm really tempted to pull the trigger on this one, but I don't want to have to dump a ton of money into it right away! (It's at 23K, according to the owner)
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:17 PM   #112
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Mine had 20K on it when I sold it about 2 weeks ago. The engine felt the same as when I got it, I think those engines will run a long time. Guys with 1000 V-Stroms are into the 100s of thousands with them, and it's basically the same engine.

All I ever did was change my oil and filter, the dealer told me not to bother with a valve check, said they rarely change. Aside from air filter, there's nothing else to do. Plugs should last a long time.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:53 PM   #113
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Is there a 49 state version of the bike versus a 50 state version? I found the one I want in WA, but I live in CA... can I make it work? Looking for help!
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:44 AM   #114
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There are E-33 versions of the SV1000 and they are CA versions with extra piping for the evaporative cannisters. I've heard of issues with the piping in the tank coming loose and I think there may have been a recall for the bad fuel tanks.

E-03 versions are 49 state, like mine. Not sure where this number is on the bike though. I think it's just in the service manual.
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:27 PM   #115
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What are the service intervals for this bike and what are you all paying for them?
The manual says 15k for valve adjustment. I just did mine for the first time at 18k and two exhausts were just out. It is a very easy adjust, as the gear driven cams lift right off with out disturbing the timing. I paid $4200 for my N model a few years ago with 6k on it in WA.
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:34 PM   #116
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I just did my valves for the first time over the past winter (14k miles), I ended up replacing 6/8 shims, but all six were just barely getting out of spec. I figure that was the break-in period for the motor, and I shouldn't see much clearance change from this point on.

And while I have the S, I consider it very comfortable for a sport bike. Once I upgraded the seat and added a throttle rocker I was good to go all day.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:22 PM   #117
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I just had the shop check my valves at 30k miles. In spec.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:28 PM   #118
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Finally got around to putting my LSL kit on my '04 S. It's super duper. Bar ends are on order.
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:57 PM   #119
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Finally got around to putting my LSL kit on my '04 S. It's super duper. Bar ends are on order.
I should probably explain why my levers are 2 different colors

My bike got knocked over a couple weeks ago (with the stock clipons) and busted my aftermarket clutch lever, so I put the old one on to get me by till the new one comes
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:48 PM   #120
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found a naked one owner 03 sv1000 about a 150 miles from me with 2,000 miles on it. going to go pick it up tomorrow morning. will post up pics when i get it home.
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