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Old 12-13-2012, 12:48 PM   #211
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Can you post a few more pictures of your 2nd Gen SV with the aluminum cases please?
I feel bad. Almost a year later, but here are some pictures! It is worth noting that there is buffeting above 95ish with the boxes on, especially when they're empty. I feel like a stiffer rack would help a lot. I've got the SW-Motech. They also wiggle around a bit digging into corners when they've got lots of stuff in and on them. And, good advice I got too late: indelibly label your luggage with your contact information so that when you lose it, people know whom to contact. I just had to replace a lid...






I swear, it is exactly what it looks like!




Also, thank you to all of you for being so excited about your SV650s! I've been thinking of straying (to a DL650), but now it's settled:

install Buell foot pegs,
chop my windscreen down, try it, discover it still sucks and buy a big expensive one,
re-cover the seats
larger sprocket in front

This thread was inspiring!
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:24 PM   #212
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Good condition SV650S and SF models are unbelievably hard to find in good condition here in New Mexico. I was looking at one of those when I was shopping for my 2nd bike. Wound up getting the Ninja 650R instead, butI still think that the fully faired SV in that electric blue is an awesome looking machine.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:26 PM   #213
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I feel bad. Almost a year later, but here are some pictures! It is worth noting that there is buffeting above 95ish with the boxes on, especially when they're empty. I feel like a stiffer rack would help a lot. I've got the SW-Motech. They also wiggle around a bit digging into corners when they've got lots of stuff in and on them. And, good advice I got too late: indelibly label your luggage with your contact information so that when you lose it, people know whom to contact. I just had to replace a lid...






I swear, it is exactly what it looks like!




Also, thank you to all of you for being so excited about your SV650s! I've been thinking of straying (to a DL650), but now it's settled:

install Buell foot pegs,
chop my windscreen down, try it, discover it still sucks and buy a big expensive one,
re-cover the seats
larger sprocket in front

This thread was inspiring!
Looks real good!!

Nice bikes too!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:15 PM   #214
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:52 AM   #215
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took a weekend trip on my 03 a month or two ago. about 600 miles round-trip.. destination: VIR for a 13 hour race.. was a nice ride...


veronicaexxon2012 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr


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no camping. just in a trailer at the track.. so i kind of cheated. :)
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:11 AM   #216
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took a weekend trip on my 03 a month or two ago. about 600 miles round-trip.. destination: VIR for a 13 hour race.. was a nice ride...

no camping. just in a trailer at the track.. so i kind of cheated. :)
No cheating about it, you got out and rode somewhere. I like the stripe, too.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:21 AM   #217
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took a weekend trip on my 03 a month or two ago. about 600 miles round-trip.. destination: VIR for a 13 hour race.. was a nice ride...

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no camping. just in a trailer at the track.. so i kind of cheated. :)
That's a really sleek looking bike. Looks like an absolute blast.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:32 AM   #218
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So I picked up an '03 sv650s a few days ago for a little over a thousand dollars. Other than a few scratches on the fairing it's a great runner. I put a couple hundred miles on it right away (in December! In OHIO!) and I can see why people like this motor so much.

Do those of you without the rear fender or factory license plate holder have any complaints about water/dirt/anything else when riding in the rain or in general? The previous owner pulled the factory stuff off.
I'd like to get the lower fairings and get everything painted at once when I fix the scratches. If anyone has any input on a good source or gotchas I'm all ears. Other than that I'm thinking hard bags, GPS mount, and run out the Odometer.

I can also see immediately why people swap out the stock seat and suspension.
Oh and I'm pretty impressed with the lights too. My last bike didn't give me as good of a field of view at night. Really useful for watching out for deer.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:33 AM   #219
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thanks guys. picked it up in June and have put 8500 miles on it. my first bike. so pleased! going for a sort of "retro" theme for it.

i need to work on my photography. the silver never comes out right. i'm using film, though, and i know what the issue is. i just have to correct.. carry on!

rear fender issues: i don't get sprayed or anything while riding, fyi.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:40 AM   #220
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thanks guys. picked it up in June and have put 8500 miles on it. my first bike. so pleased! going for a sort of "retro" theme for it.

i need to work on my photography. the silver never comes out right. i'm using film, though, and i know what the issue is. i just have to correct.. carry on!

rear fender issues: i don't get sprayed or anything while riding, fyi.
What kind of miles does it have now if you've already put 8500 on it? From what I've seen in this thread, these bikes seem to run forever.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:45 AM   #221
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picked it up with 13k. so not many at all!
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:54 AM   #222
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How's your tire life and what are you using? Looks like a continental on there now?
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:06 AM   #223
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Yeah, continental conti-attack 2? i think.. was new when i got the bike. after 8500 miles of commuting it's pretty darn square. probably will get about another 1000-2000 miles out of it. going to go with Pilot Sport 2's next..
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:11 AM   #224
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Yeah, continental conti-attack 2? i think.. was new when i got the bike. after 8500 miles of commuting it's pretty darn square. probably will get about another 1000-2000 miles out of it. going to go with Pilot Sport 2's next..
For commuting and weekend canyon carving, you might be better with the Pilot Road series of tire. I put those on my old Ninja 650, and while the tread life was up near 10k, I also took them up the canyons without ever losing grip once.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:27 AM   #225
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yeah, sorry. meant pilot road 2's. ;)
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