SV1000 where ya all at?

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

  1. fly2low

    fly2low Been here awhile

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    The 3rd/last picture: is it Badlands? I so wanna go there!
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  2. williefast

    williefast Been here awhile

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    Yup thats the badlands.
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  3. arshishb

    arshishb Been here awhile

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    That 2 into 1 can must be LOUD! How often do you have to replace the packing? :lol3
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  4. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    if anyone is interested, im actually selling mine....
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  5. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    No, the '04-05 bolts right on, I did it! I think the '06-07 needs to be bored out?
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  6. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    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.
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  7. williefast

    williefast Been here awhile

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    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.
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  8. Speedo66

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    You must truly have an "iron" butt. Worst seat I've ever had on any motorcycle.
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  9. MGonzo

    MGonzo n00b

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    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. [​IMG]

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  10. scott26

    scott26 Adventurer

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    2005 SV1000S

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    Just got done making a custom trunk rack for it with a Sears top case... at the powder coater now.

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  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    you live in SB?

    :ear
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  12. scott26

    scott26 Adventurer

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    How did you know

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  13. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    only a local would know given the pics you posted.....

    :nod

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  14. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    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.
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  15. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    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?

    :scratch
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  16. Speedo66

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    The cramped position can be eased with some bar risers and Buell pegs. :clap
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  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    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.

    :lol3
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  18. gtbensley

    gtbensley Been here awhile

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    How mine currently sits. Hopefully have it back togeather soon.

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  19. jfurf

    jfurf Been here awhile

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    One thing that made a huge difference for me is the right undergarment. I really like the Under Armor wicking undershorts and pants.
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  20. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    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.