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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Dalmatino, Feb 3, 2011.
Garages at Pocono?? North Course?
Nope, New Jersey Motorsports Park - VIP Garage
I knew I recogized them. Yeah. VIP as long as you pay for them.
NJMP on the SV1K:
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Wow! that looks great. I agree with what you said as well.
Have a set of stock SV1000 cans for sale, make me an offer. See ad here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=785625&highlight=sv1000
If anyone is less than happy with clipons, convert to bars! I did yesterday and it is awesome. I can now ride more than 200 miles without my balls getting mashed and my back aching, and the bike is much lighter and maneuverable around town with the extra leverage.
I did it for about 150 dollars in the end, sv1000n triples, dl1000 clutch hose, sv650n brake hose
some brake fluid, grease, t40 security torx and 8 inch phillips screwdriver got it done
about 5 hours of work, some of it is a little tedious but not all too difficult
I have a complete conversion kit in my garage ready to go. Actually started taking it apart only to find I can't undo the phillips screw in the bar ends. In any case I'm hesitant to swap it out because I've heard that the throttle cable replacement can be nearly impossible to swap out on the throttle body side. Did you find that to be the case?
I had to cut one of my clip ons because my bar end would not come off for it's life! We tried everything, even made a BIG groove with a dremel on the bar end and the thing with all the force in the world would not spin. Good luck with that. This was during my GSXR conversion (I had new ready to install woodcraft clipons anyway).
i tried everything to get the bar end screws out, in the end I took an angle grider to them until the heads were gone and the bar end could slide over the shank
ruined the ends but whatever
I re routed the throttle cables from the throttle tube side after seeing the throttle bodies, it would be a tremendous pain in the ass to remove
so much so that I would try with the stock cables even if I had extended ones available
You can also turn the throttle tube set up so the cables come to the bottom instead of the top. That sometimes give you that extra 1/2 - 1" you need, to avoid getting longer cables from a place like Motion Pro.
I did this and it worked like a charm.
But I just ordered the motionpro quick throttle kit for the hell of it anyway.
I had to take a pair of vice grips and clamp the beast out of the bar end and break the screw loose with a screw driver while using the vice grips to unscrew the whole bar end. It went from stuck to off in no time with little effort.
I too had an issue with the bar ends weights( Busa ones) that I had installed on my SV1K clip ons. I ended up drilling straight through and inserting a screw drive to get it off, and it was still a bear.
If anyone knows where there is a clutch side cover, in good condition, please let me know. I have a good bit of corrosion on mine, and I need to take it off and repaint or PC it. I'd like to have another to either replace it with, or use in the interim.
For those in NY: I had a custom license plate, "SV 1K".
Just a heads up that I didn't renew it, so this plate is back in circulation.
Every now and again I peel off the grinding stone and get away for a brain clearing kind of day. Last Thursday I rode out to my favorite abandoned and run down "town square" and sat and read for about three hours, had great barbecue, read for another hour and rode home.
Anyone fitted hard luggage to their SV1000n? After going for a good ride this afternoon, I have a hard time imagining something better for quick sport-touring (especially on a tight budget). Rather than replace the bike, I'm thinking about fitting some luggage, a taller seat, Buell pegs, etc. to make the bike a long distance mile muncher!
Had fun last Friday on mine at the new track, The Ridge. Here is a vid from my helmet while I chase my buddy on his naked ZX10, which has a little power on me!?
Good stuff...looks like you caught your rhythm once your tires warmed up.
Sold this to a friend of mine who still rides it almost daily.