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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Dalmatino, Feb 3, 2011.
The 3rd/last picture: is it Badlands? I so wanna go there!
Yup thats the badlands.
That 2 into 1 can must be LOUD! How often do you have to replace the packing?
if anyone is interested, im actually selling mine....
No, the '04-05 bolts right on, I did it! I think the '06-07 needs to be bored out?
OK, I figured out why nothing I say seems to make sense.
04-05 front end "almost" bolts in, just needs caliper spacers, retains steering lock.
06-07 front end bolts in, but you lose the steering lock.
06-07 front end with 04-05 top triple clamp allows you to keep the steering lock and doesn't need spacers for the calipers, but the top triple clamp has to be bored as the 06-07 steering stem is wider.
06-07 with 04-05 triple clamps must have the lower triple clamp shimmed, as the 06-07 forks are 1mm thinner in the lower triple, but then you don't have to bore out the top triple.
When I looked into it I was dead set on the 06-07 + 04-05 top triple.
Its not too loud. I've never repacked it.
Susser: wow you did a lot of research. I picked up my 05 front forks/lower triple on craigslist. Bolted right on with the top triple I had in the garage off of my 03 1000. Calipers spaced with washers. No problems for the 30000 miles I've had it. Looking for a gsxr wheel to rid the spacers someday. Any t-clamp boring sounds like a bad idea to me.
Jimmy the Heater: 200 mile day?? This is easily done before lunch for me. Throw away that gel seat or somethin. I like to ride mine in rallys.
You must truly have an "iron" butt. Worst seat I've ever had on any motorcycle.
Purchased a 2007 SV1000S about two months ago. I was originally looking to buy a 650 but I happened upon a deal I couldn't pass up so I went with the 1000. It's not the most comfortable bike, but the Convertibars help a lot.
-Redline Fork Oil
-GSXR Rear Shock
-Techspec Tank Pads
-Custom Built REAL Frame Sliders
Just got done making a custom trunk rack for it with a Sears top case... at the powder coater now.
you live in SB?
How did you know
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only a local would know given the pics you posted.....
Oh yeah...I know I need to get rid of the seat but I haven't found a replacement that I've liked more than what's on there
Corbin? Contoured cement
Sargent? Not much better
Ricks? Never tried one
Russell? Looks like it would suck for any kind of side to side movement on a twisty road.
I can do 500 to 750 mile days on the Ninja 250 and 500 no problem and 400 isn't really a problem on a 750 Ninja that I borrowed. All on stock seats. I know I'm not the problem the seat is. Will continue my search and try to test sit as many aftermarket seats as I can find.
for the life of me, Ill never know why people complain about their seats so much.
I did four days on the SV from Los Angeles to Monterey and back and the seat never really bothered me. The only thing that did was the cramped riding position.
The previous owner of my GS spent a bundle on a Mayer seat for it and I enjoy that saddle but it seems that everyone I know has aftermarket seats on whatever they own. Does everyone suffer from DGS but me?
The cramped position can be eased with some bar risers and Buell pegs.
ehhh, its cool. I bought a sportbike - id like to keep it that way. Im sure its more comfortable, but is it going to be $400 more comfortable?
I like the aggressive riding position to a degree - its purposeful for sure. Even after a four day trip it wasnt that bad, but from now on I think ill keep the GS for touring duties.
How mine currently sits. Hopefully have it back togeather soon.
One thing that made a huge difference for me is the right undergarment. I really like the Under Armor wicking undershorts and pants.
I use bycicle riding shorts under my leather pants...
Yet I find the seat to be... lacking. It's not really awfull compared to other MC seats, just average. The problem is that average doesn't cut it on very long days.