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Old 01-24-2012, 09:32 AM   #91
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Just so Cat0020 understands, I could keep riding the SV the way it is. There are a few more very high milage SV650's out there and they ALL are consuming oil now. I am sure unless something catastrophic happened it might go another 100K.
For <$400 I will have basically a new bike. And the motor swap will give me better understanding of my bike's construction.
Win/Win in my book.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:02 PM   #92
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Nice score on that engine danimal! And a mighty fine touring setup on your SV. BTW, my '03 just turned 7,000 miles lol. And that's with a very optimistic odometer...
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:59 PM   #93
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Just so Cat0020 understands, I could keep riding the SV the way it is. There are a few more very high milage SV650's out there and they ALL are consuming oil now. I am sure unless something catastrophic happened it might go another 100K.
For <$400 I will have basically a new bike. And the motor swap will give me better understanding of my bike's construction.
Win/Win in my book.

Very cool
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:12 PM   #94
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Well let's face it, if I wanted to replace the SV with something else, just because it's starting to burn oil after being flogged for 104,000 miles, I would.

replace it that is.

And I'm not. Reinvesting!

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:29 PM   #95
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:43 PM   #96
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:23 AM   #97
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Well let's face it, if I wanted to replace the SV with something else, just because it's starting to burn oil after being flogged for 104,000 miles, I would.

replace it that is.

How did you convert a naked into faired SV? There are no mounting bosses for the fairing stay on the steering head?
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:29 AM   #98
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How did you convert a naked into faired SV? There are no mounting bosses for the fairing stay on the steering head?
Sure there are! The 2nd Gen SV650 uses the exact same frame for the naked and "S" models.

Here is a brief photo essay

The day I saw her in the used bike section. 7200 miles on it.


With a small Givi screen, Corbin saddle and rear wheel hugger




Installing front fairing stay, etc converting to "S", along with addition of 2007 GSXR750 front end




At first I used a 2005 GSXR1000 upper triple, drilled to accept the stock naked risers and bars



later went to SWATT clipons with 3-1/2" rise over the stock "S" clipons (sort of halfway between naked and "S")


Little fabbed bracket holding a proximity sensor, used to detect the four magnets mounted on the GSXR rotor (for speedo feed)

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:22 AM   #99
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Sure there are! The 2nd Gen SV650 uses the exact same frame for the naked and "S" models.
I see, that's weird. I thought they were like the SV1000, where the naked and S have different frames, it's impossible to mount the fairing stay to a SV1000.
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I see, that's weird. I thought they were like the SV1000, where the naked and S have different frames, it's impossible to mount the fairing stay to a SV1000.
not weird at all...economical to do so.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:49 PM   #101
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It was consuming oil (perhaps 1 cup every 1K miles) and feeling a bit tired.
This will cost me less than having the old motor freshened up.
Like I said, itll be like a new bike again.

Ha! A cup every 1k miles would be an improvement for my bike!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #102
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Ha! A cup every 1k miles would be an improvement for my bike!!
Considering I have averaged over 20,000 miles a year since I have owned mine, this meant it was low on oil very often. Not a good thing when you consider the amount of long drones on the slab, etc.

The old motor felt tired too. Too many years having it's neck wrung.

The valve guides ended up being shot. Cheapest refresh on the top end costs about $700

I spent half that doing what I did.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:04 PM   #103
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Very weird, and not economical to make two frames for essentially the same bike. SV1000 is clearly an anomoly. See: Triumph Daytona 675 & Street Triple R; Aprilia RSV-1000 and Tuono, etc. etc.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:59 PM   #104
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Very weird, and not economical to make two frames for essentially the same bike. SV1000 is clearly an anomoly. See: Triumph Daytona 675 & Street Triple R; Aprilia RSV-1000 and Tuono, etc. etc.
And they made a single frame for the DL650 and DL1000...

I really don't get it. SV650 have a single frame, SV1000 and SV1000S different frames, DL1000 and DL650 same frame. They even designed the DL frame with removable engine mounts, so you can put in either engine on the frame as long as you have the correct engine mounts.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #105
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