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Old 03-30-2013, 05:51 PM   #331
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I won't fill up this post with everything I've done, but suffice it to say I've done a ton of mods this winter. Projectors/Halos, SM2 bars, lower fairings. Finished it up last night and went for the first ride of the year today. Now I'm ready for some sport touring!

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:26 PM   #332
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I won't fill up this post with everything I've done, but suffice it to say I've done a ton of mods this winter. Projectors/Halos, SM2 bars, lower fairings. Finished it up last night and went for the first ride of the year today. Now I'm ready for some sport touring!
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:12 PM   #333
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I won't fill up this post with everything I've done, but suffice it to say I've done a ton of mods this winter. Projectors/Halos, SM2 bars, lower fairings. Finished it up last night and went for the first ride of the year today. Now I'm ready for some sport touring!

Looks great Beet!

Great minds think alike. I also mounted HID projectors as well, except I painted the dress ring flat black to match the reflectors (and no Halo for me)

Any day now she comes out of storage and the season begins.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:29 PM   #334
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Yesterday was a peak temp of 53 here in NY, So you know I was out and about! New chain and sprockets going on this week, other than that she is ready for miles.

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Old 03-31-2013, 01:30 PM   #335
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Beetle, I am a naked fan, but your S is astounding. Awesome job.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:18 PM   #336
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Adventure touring on an SV650

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:56 PM   #337
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I took the opportunity to re-gear the SV when I changed tires. Plus one on the front and down one in the back. Figured it would make the speedo more accurate, save petrol, and no chain-breaking is needed. Well, I took the little turd out with my GPS attached to see how close the speedo is. The little shit's speedo still reads 10% optimistic! 18% off is a new record. ,BK
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:06 PM   #338
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I took the opportunity to re-gear the SV when I changed tires. Plus one on the front and down one in the back. Figured it would make the speedo more accurate, save petrol, and no chain-breaking is needed. Well, I took the little turd out with my GPS attached to see how close the speedo is. The little shit's speedo still reads 10% optimistic! 18% off is a new record. ,BK
The speedo sensor is on the front axle. Regearing should have no effect on the speedometer. Even if it were on the rear axle, regearing wouldn't affect it. It reads the rpm of the tire to get the speed. If you don't want to get a speedoDRD or similar, the only way to change it is to get a taller or shorter tire.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:24 PM   #339
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The speedo sensor is on the front axle. Regearing should have no effect on the speedometer. Even if it were on the rear axle, regearing wouldn't affect it. It reads the rpm of the tire to get the speed. If you don't want to get a speedoDRD or similar, the only way to change it is to get a taller or shorter tire.
I'll be damned...! Thanks for the heads-up!
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:49 PM   #340
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I'll be damned...! Thanks for the heads-up!
No problem.

BTW, the speedoDRD was one of the better upgrades I've done to my bike. The speedometer was 10% off (well actually 9.5%, but...), so doing the math in my head was easy enough. However, it was a pain. I like to be able to look down at the speedometer and have confidence it's giving me an accurate measurement. Motomummy has them for $70 shipped. It's an easy install, and it's programmable, so if you change tires or anything you can than later reprogram it to keep it correct.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:17 PM   #341
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I did a write up on the speedo error a while back.
Here is the program that is built into the factory speedometer.

30's is 3 high
40's is 4 high
50's is 5 high

And so forth.

I have verified this with 2 different gps's and a few thousand miles.

This is with the stock front tire. The 70 front tire is said to bring it back in line some.

Remember the readings are not random, but programmed.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:31 AM   #342
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I don't see too many people turning their sv's into wee's the way cats adv-ize their exc's. I wouldn't be opposed to bold, upright seating with wind protection like a wee...where are all the mad scientists?
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:44 AM   #343
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I don't see too many people turning their sv's into wee's the way cats adv-ize their exc's. I wouldn't be opposed to bold, upright seating with wind protection like a wee...where are all the mad scientists?

Ummm, there are ample write ups on ADV about folks turning their SV's into dual sports, they just aren't in the Road Warriors forum, which is intended for street bikes.
I'd welcome them to the thread though, because ALL SV's are awesome. :)
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:12 AM   #344
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I did a write up on the speedo error a while back.
Here is the program that is built into the factory speedometer.

30's is 3 high
40's is 4 high
50's is 5 high

And so forth.

I have verified this with 2 different gps's and a few thousand miles.

This is with the stock front tire. The 70 front tire is said to bring it back in line some.

Remember the readings are not random, but programmed.
yeah, that's about what i see with mine as well.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:14 AM   #345
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Ummm, there are ample write ups on ADV about folks turning their SV's into dual sports, they just aren't in the Road Warriors forum, which is intended for street bikes.
I'd welcome them to the thread though, because ALL SV's are awesome. :)
So what you're saying is...I just haven't sniffed the correct dogs ass yet...
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