SV650 ADV info thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by psychsurf, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    just an update. definitely no tapering of the XT600 forks and they just slid into the SV triple clamps. but the stock SV650 axle did NOT work in the XT forks so just rummaged through a box of axles at the wreckers till i found something that worked.

    i did a write up here if anyone is interested in what i'd call an intermediate build, just enough to make the SV650 a reasonable adventure bike but you'd want to avoid anything harder than dirt roads in reasonable condition.

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    i don't think it's been mentioned on this thread, but there's a handy chart here comparing all the specs of rear shocks that are apparently suited to the SV650.

    and another one here by ohlins. useful if you want to try and find a rear shock with similar length but more stroke to get longer travel on the rear. it covers dirt bikes and road bikes.


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  2. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    i had some dog bones laser cut so that i could experiment with raising the rear of the SV650 either or two inches. i'm messing around with both settings and hard to decide which is best as the XT600 forks don't have a lot of travel so i'm keeping the front end lower than if i'd got a good set of upside forks fitted with 12 inches of travel.

    it was going to cost the same to get one pair or several done due to minimum order requirements they have.

    so if anyone is after some cheap adjustable dog bones at $30 plus postage i set up a page here.

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    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    a lot of good info in this thread. i'm currently working on some sort of skid plate, more of a rock deflector really. high speed gravel was pinging the oil filter and case pretty good.

    also, this thread needs a video. old guys, turn the sound off, you probably won't like the music!

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  5. Rich667

    Rich667 Been here awhile

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    does anyone know the actual weight of a sv650 motor? as many of you are, I am looking to build a twin adventure bike and Im looking for the lightest motor to start with. I will probably end up building a frame or hacking a preexisting one up to the point that its no longer recognizable. I have been leaning towards the ever popular ninja 650 due to the more compact layout but I figured it I should look into the sv also.
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  6. B1

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    don't know the weight of the SV engine but she's definitely a big lump of metal and an awkward shape to get a frame around.

    i figure you'd also include the kawasaki versys in that case? lot closer to an adv bike already and would mostly need suspension upgrades. from memory the kwaka engine has about 10hp less but still got good midrange which is what counts in an adv bike.
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    Rich667 Been here awhile

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    either or, I will probably look for a wrecked bike so i will take whatever 650 I can find. I may just buy a motor if I can find a decent deal and use my ex 500 frame so I have a titled bike and just build a frame around the motor. I built a 500 based cafe/streetfighter and now I have the old frame sitting around. I considered just getting another 500 motor since they're so cheap and plentiful and doing something similar to the webber bikes. the extra power and FI would be nice though :clap
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