Parts source for Suzuki SV650 ?

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  1. zigyphoto

    zigyphoto PAY ATTENTION

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    My friend has a 2002 Suzuki SV650 and needs some parts such as shift and brake levers, etc.
    Anyone have recommendations on good sources for these kinds of parts?

    Since I ride an R12GS, I have no idea where to look.

    thanks,

    zigy
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  2. Speedo66

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    That's a common bike, probably a million parts on Ebay.

    He can also check www.SVRider.com classifieds
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  3. zigyphoto

    zigyphoto PAY ATTENTION

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    SHE'LL be appreciative.

    z
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  4. ABHooligan

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    Shift and (rear) brake levers are pretty much unobtainium in my experience, unless you want to pay dealer price. Neither of these are folders, so they break off pretty often in tipovers. When I bought my 01 SV, the rear brake lever footpeg was broken off. Dealer wanted 78.00 for new; I couldn't find one on Ebay. I drilled and tapped the end, then used a bolt, sleeve, and jam nut, then forced a rubber sleeve over it. Been holding for a while now.

    The hand levers, even aftermarket, are 25.00 per. Your 'friend' may have better luck buying the ASV knockoffs on Ebay for the same money. Some have had pretty good luck with them.

    She should enjoy the SV. They're a great all-around moto.
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  5. zigyphoto

    zigyphoto PAY ATTENTION

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    thanks so much for both the detailed response for the "she":thumbup and the fine Dickey quote on your response.
    I always appreciate a literate rider; coming thru my area, stop in and we can talk books.

    zigy
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  6. greendude

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    Blair at SVracing.com might be worth a try
    plenty of aftermarket stuff available for these also
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    i LOVE ADVrider: where else would someone in OZ reply to such a simple request?

    thanks from an occasional Sydneysider...

    zigy
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    In descending order...

    SVRider classifieds

    eBay

    Ronayers.com microfiche

    Bikebandit.com microfiche

    A Suzuki dealer parts department


    I prefer OEM levers and controls, if she is ok with aftermarket parts there are other options as well.
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  10. dasrider

    dasrider Been here awhile

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    oneidasuzuki.com

    hondaeasttoledo.com

    ^ both are about the cheapest online OEM parts I can find.

    I wouldn't recommend going with Emgo or Chinese rip-off aftermarket handlebar levers. I've had bad luck with them not being machined at the right tolerances. Ends up with annoying side-effects like the brake light switch not engaging properly.

    Quality aftermarket mfgs like Pazzo or ASV would be a good alternative to OEM.
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  11. Bronco638

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    I have used Power Sports (LINK) and Boulevard Suzuki (LINK) in the past. Both have good pricing.

    Be sure that all of the "savings" in low unit pricing isn't "shifted" to the Shipping & Handling charges. That is, I've found sites that have lower costs for the parts you want but when it comes to shipping, they're 2x or 3x more. So, be sure to (almost) complete the check out process before you decide which parts source to use.
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