SV1000 where ya all at?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Dalmatino, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. WAP

    WAP Weekday Warrior

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    Here's my SV1000 ST. SW-Motech quick-lock panniers and top rack, Givi cases, home made luggage rack and backrest.

    1-up trim:
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    2-up trim:
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    IMO it makes a great sport-touring platform, with a definite emphasis on sport rather than touring. You might have to throw quite a few parts at it to get it comfortable. I added lower pegs for the pillion, Sargent seat and sheepskin butt pad, Heli bars, MRA vario touring screen.
  2. ganze

    ganze apocalyptic defender

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    It's great for sport touring, but yeah, it's pretty uncomfortable. I just got mine barely bearable for more than 70 or so miles with the heli's and buell pegs. The seat is a plank as well, and I plan to re-pad and cover it myself this summer. It also doesn't have a massive range, although not a tiny one either.

    All that being said, it's my sport touring bike of choice since I don't plan on getting a new bike any time soon; and I love it. I even got inspired by a day-trip thread out to Alpine, TX that got me planning that 1000 mile run sometime in the fall. (which is why i need to re-upholster the seat).
  3. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Check out some of the rides in my signature. I like the SV1000 for ST duty, especially with the bars, cause its great power and highway-ability to get you where you wanna ride, and then you strip off the gear and luggage and you can have some fun riding it, on the more spirited side. :D:clap
  4. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    What a kick ass track! :clap

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  5. ganze

    ganze apocalyptic defender

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    show us some more pics of your bike. Looks interesting. By the way, great vid.
  6. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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  7. optimum_malarky

    optimum_malarky Premium nonsense

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    I didn't ever mount hard luggage to the SV1000n, but I did take it sport touring this summer. I did about 1300 miles over a four day period, including a big first day of over 450 miles. A set of soft-luggage (unfortunately scratched the hell out of the tail of the bike) allowed for gear, but for comfort I went custom corbin, buell pegs, grip puppies and tech-spec tankpads. The bike ran like a dream, was all day comfortable and actually ended up being the "comfortable" bike on the trip! Once we got away from society a bit, I was finally able to open her up a bit and saw an indicated 114 on the speedo before thoughts of cold jail cells and/or bike pieces splayed across the freeway got the better of my senses. I'd still like to go with hard luggage for security and to save the finish on the bike, but I think I'll keep this one for a while longer. More smiles per miles than any other "tourer" I've owned yet!
  8. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    I went for some adventure riding at Pacific Raceway recently. :evil

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  9. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    Anyone has a set of yokes / triple trees from a naked SV1000 that they want to sell?

    Really need them.
  10. jfurf

    jfurf Been here awhile

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    Shameless self plug:

    Here's a video I shot this past weekend on my SV1000n in North Georgia and North Carolina. :freaky

    I was riding with my luggage on the back. From Atlanta to Asheville via backroads.

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  11. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    I'm selling a pristine copper hugger if anyone is interested. I have full fairings so no need for it.

    The Suzuki Gel Seat made the bike go from super uncomfortable to no ass hurting after a 200+ mile rides.
  12. jfurf

    jfurf Been here awhile

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    If anyone has a gel seat for the 03 Naked 1k, PM me! I haven't seen any on eBay. :ear

    The advantage of owning the naked 1000 is that they're somewhat rare, so people think they're neat. The disadvantage is that when the parts differ from the S model (such as the seat), they're a real bitch to find. :deal
  13. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    Wow been a while since I started this thread...Several weeks ago I advertized mine than quickly puled the add. Instead I took it to the tuner and retuned it on the dyno with the PCIII.
    Got it to 120.2hp and 75.6 ft lbs of torque but best and most productive gains ware fron 3,250rpm right through to 10,000 ranging fro 3 to 5 ft lbs of torque. it was teka tuned before and it started at 113hp and 70ftlbs. Got a full M4, MBC and air box mods.

    Took the fearing off and was riding it around naked..lov it evan more now...Just need to come up with a headlight solution to my likings. Got a whole winter :evil
  14. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    I saw an S model conversion to naked where the guy used the 8" headlight from an 80's GS1100, looked pretty good.

    On my naked, I had converted to the double headlights from a SpeedTriple.
  15. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    03 Naked uses the same seat and everything else as the rest of the SV series. The only bike that had a different tank, seat, tail, subframe, was the 2003 SV1000S.
  16. jfurf

    jfurf Been here awhile

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    Oh ok. I knew the 1000S and the 1000N had different seats/subframes. So the N's seat matches any SV650 seat? If so, that's very handy to know.
  17. jfurf

    jfurf Been here awhile

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    Are you using some sort of tank risers to lift the tank up and get more air to the airbox? I saw on SVRacingParts.com that they sell some billet ones for like $25. Seems like a quick and easy way to get more power out of the SV engine.
  18. jesse v

    jesse v Motorcyclist

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    I've seen a few SV's and FZ's with this headlight: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fairing-Hea...Parts_Accessories&hash=item4cfda2fc1e&vxp=mtr

    Look very italian :D
  19. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    Yes, you can use the tank, fairings and seats from any 2004+ SV, 650 or 1000. The only ones that are "unique" are the 2003 "S" models, that goes for both 1000 and 650.
  20. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    Dude, you receive all those parts i sold you ok...never did hear back from ya.