SV1000 where ya all at?

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

  1. arshishb

    arshishb Been here awhile

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    I seriously think you should paint the rear wheel blue instead. Will look really cool.

    I had an 03 that I put 10K miles on in 5 months. I really kick myself for selling it. One of the most undervalued machines out there but can outperform many expensive bikes out there that have "soul". :rolleyes
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  2. rauchman

    rauchman Been here awhile

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    I've got an '07 black, that I bought used in '08. I'm running Convertibars, Buell Pegs, Givi screen and Sargeant seat. Bike has all the power I need and handles pretty decently using stock suspension that has been fiddled with. Would love to get a better shock and GSX forks.

    I've toured from NJ, out to OH, W VA, VA, PA and back. Also done a New England tour. I use Nelson Rigg bags and a tank bag, and I have a touring bike that I can have some fun in the mountain twisties with.

    My wife rides a 2003 Kawi Z1000. While the comfort of my bike is much better than stock, I'd love to get the comfort factor of the Z1000.
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  3. duckman

    duckman co conspirator

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    i got my 03 sv1000n new in 08 and i spent two weeks exploring the green mts. of vermont last summer ,i added a small trunk by coocase ,it's color matched and has lights and i added lower buell footpegs. i also got a fiberglass hugger from e-bay and the paint is a real close match. [​IMG]
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  4. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    TL1000S here - put 60k miles on it so far. Down for a refurbish at the moment.
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  5. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    Funny you say that...I was planing on buying 07 and up gsxr 600/750 wheel for the back because its couple of lbs lighter and had thaughts in finding a blue one to match but I realized that theres quit a bit of work to make one fit and I just dont have the place or time right now.

    After this year I'm going to strip it down as much as posible and turn it into a bare bones caffe racer style...so back to clipons, solo race tail with a light aluminium subframe and the fearing of this Guzzi in the pic...If it works out I will copy it in CF and may make bunch of extra ones to cover all the expense.

    I'm planing on a GS or R1200R for my distance comfy ride next year...

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  6. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    I have an '03 SV1000N and love it. I have put about 10k on it and just did the first valve adjustment. Even that was easy thanks to the chain/gear drive cams. I have GSXR forks and brakes and a ZX shock. Comfy on the street and handles great on the track too.

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  7. fly2low

    fly2low Been here awhile

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    Can we, the lowly six fifty owners, contribute to this thread, too? :D
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  8. mmitchell57

    mmitchell57 Vulcan Halfbreed

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    Here's mine. Commented on it from an earlier post. I have a more recent picture with GIVI's on it, but can't get to it from here.

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    Lots of nice hidden bits on it. The thing will stop as fast as it accelerates and everything in between.
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  9. Mr.Goose

    Mr.Goose Velvet Steamroller

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    the epic downfall of this thread is that it makes me want mine back.

    then I realize my failure in letting it go.

    GSXR forks and a rear ohlins would been just fine, but at the time I couldn't get my head around the cost of the parts vs buying a used superduke, but 3 years later I think it would matter less and there's some nice LiterSV's on craigslist right now....I gotta dig up more pics of my old SV1K now, I got some nice ones somewhere.
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  10. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    Sure, little brother:lol3
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  11. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    Glad to see that you want to keep it going...I absolutely loved mine. Still the best V-Twin out there as far as I'm cincerned and I'v owned or ridden pretty much all of them...Conversion shock totaly trensforms the bike if you dont have one yet. I had a pensky on mine...Some F&*k decided that he needed it more than I. If it wasnt stolen I'd probably still have it...

    This red 97 beauty was # 15 of the assembly line and as nasty as its reputation.

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  12. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    Yeah, it let's you know it's there and it will vibrate annoyingly to let you know that it doesn't like low RPMs, past 5K rpms it's unbelievable smooth.

    Power? HA! Tons of power and a very fat powerband. By tons I mean 600SS like power, but a much wider and more usable powerband. It's not a Dr. jekyll / Mr. Hyde bike, like the 600SS, it's more of Mr. Hyde all the time :evil

    People like to hate the SV1000 suspension, but I find it no better or no worse than other OEM mass produced cartridge forks, and as bad as some people make it up to be, it's leaps and bounds better than the suspension on the 650. Even on the newer ones, with the non rebuildable cartridges, you can change the oil weight and springs.

    Brakes? Same 4 pot calipers that were found in early 2000 Supersport literbikes, do you think that they are weak? I can't recall anyone saying that the radial brakes on a GSXR swaped SV are much better than the stock brakes, everybody seems to think of the radial calipers as mere bling.

    Here is mine. When I got it it had some mods/customizations, but I like my bikes stock, so I spent a bit of money getting it back to stock.

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  13. mmitchell57

    mmitchell57 Vulcan Halfbreed

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    Ok, here we go. Current standing....
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  14. duckman

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    when i was younger i hated trunks,looks were everything but after living out of a soft tail pack for two weeks i was ready for something more substantial ,enter he coocase, cushioned inner liner, alarm, LED brake and running lights, and remote control with a gloss silver panel on top. [​IMG]
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  15. goatroper

    goatroper Been here awhile

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    I love mine but it is an abusive relationship
    It makes my ass hurt and the brakes crush my stones.
    It reminds me that I am old and slow.
    At the same time, it encourages me to do stupid things.
    Then it calls the cops.
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  16. Don Gavino

    Don Gavino Michigan Catracho

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    A few mods make 6-8 hour days tolerable.

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  17. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    Helibars/convertibars + windshield + ????? :ear
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  18. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    I found that the LSL bar conversion kit from Speigler's the best. That along with a Sargent or a Corbin seat and youre goood to go.

    I also found that the stock seat's a torture with the original clipons but once I did the Handle bar conversion (puting me more upright and back) the seat didnt bother me any more and I could do days ride without much problem.

    I'm 6'2" and 220lbs and have no isues with being cramped...I also prefer the stock wind screan over the taller one I got now...It seems I get less turbulance with the stock screen.

    Two up is another isue tho...day rides are OK but anything more than that is not so much funn...this is the reason I'm adding another bike, like the GS.

    Heres the close up of my setup which is on the gsxr forks...I just bought the LSL bar abd risers and drilled the holes in the tripple myself..The SV kit comes with new machined tripple...this saves a bit of money.
    link to Speigler.... http://www.spieglerusa.com/

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  19. mmitchell57

    mmitchell57 Vulcan Halfbreed

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    Plus a new seat.
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  20. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    By the way NICE bikes guys:D
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