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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Dalmatino, Feb 3, 2011.
You sold me parts? You go by a different username on SV-Portal?
I love the 89A!
except for all the traffic and police...
Badlands, last summer.
Every year I think it's time to trade it in. Every year I don't.
I keep thinking I'm going to sell and try something new, too. But then I realize that I can't get anything near the performance of this bike for anything close to the amount I could get for it, and so I keep on enjoying it.
I rode my Red K5 through the badlands about 5 years ago too shil. Been there done that.
Tried to sell mine too but I can't give it away so I'm using it as a drag bike.
There are a lot of people that just don't "get" the SV1000. If it does not have a name like a "gixer" or a "busa" or a "ninja", they do not want it....and frankly, am perfectly fine with that.
As I sad on a different forum:
Well, the 1st gen SV650( to 2002) was essential the same styling as the TL's, rounded body features and round tube style frame. With the SV1000 and the SV650, gen 2(2003 on), they used the same styling cues in the design of both, at the same time. They also went with the shaper edges body styling, like the GSXR's around that time,and even moreso these days.
The TL suspension issue caused many a highside and they wanted to get away from that and the stigma associated with it.
I agree that the SV1K is not a replacement for the TL series. If it was, they would have never detuned the motors and retooled the cases. The bike was basically to fill their twin cylinder motor niche, in a "sporty" onroad version, supposed to the offroad DL motorcycle.
The Sv1K is much more popular in Europe than the US. Like I said in my previous post, US buyers are sometimes not as educated as they should, and buy motorcycles based on marketing, instead of what they really need. Not everyone is a racer or trackday guy/girl, but they think they need a SS bike for the street. The statistics show sadly, that less should have bought an SS bike.
I setup the SV for drag racing last fall and it rained. So they cancelled the races.
So I got it back into street trim last fall. Just needs a rear tire here pretty soon. Good excuse to burn it up.
Got tags for it and insurance today ($77 a year for liability only!) so I'm taking it out again. Pics to follow...
So where day be?
Finally got it out again this weekend...
Beautiful bike! Do you have a handlebar set up on there, or are you using clip ons?
Oversized clamps drilled into the upper triple. Pro taper woods low handlebar in the gold color.
Not the safest thing since it will get F'd up in a crash, but I haven't crashed it yet in nearly 10 years.
Dragging this thread back up to the top
Here's my 05 SV1KS.
Very nice, what is the stripe on the mufflers?
Looks like the portal dudes have arrived!
I was going for a huge ride today with my new chain and bearing, but it's 35 degrees out! :huh
Here is mine in2007 off to the Brass Monkey.
Edit: Should never have sold that bike
Ah, that's lovely.
What that post lacks is SOUND for both those who know how great it sounds
like, and those who don't. :)
Dunno. I assume for heat protection of some sort. The cans were on the bike when I got it and I assume they came like that when new. When they kick stand is up, the heel bar is right next to the stripe thing there.