The Official SV Thread... SV650

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by disconnected, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. disconnected

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    Im the owner of a 07 SV650S and thought we could use our own thead to ask and answer questions..... well if there is enough of us...

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    Some info I thought I would throw up...

    I bought my SV in April, and currently have about 3xxx miles on the bike.

    The stock Dunlop 220's only lasted me about 2600 miles, about 3400 miles less than I expected.

    I run 87 Octane in the bike and while commuting I usually average 57 MPG, when Im romping in West Virginia it is less. I can usually get about 190+ out of a tank and commuting I can get about 210

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  3. MotoKat

    MotoKat Whine Cooler. Super Moderator

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    Nice bike, love the color :thumb

    In - because I'm always looking for a chance to be a pic whore :D .

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    I dig the Yeller ones.... :thumb
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  5. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    A question for all of the dual spark SV owners, what kind of miles per gallon do you get? And how different is the gearing from the DL 650?
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    I often avg 57 MPG. I was really surprised by this.... but if im out for a spirited ride, Ill get in the mid 40's


    greg
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  7. MotoKat

    MotoKat Whine Cooler. Super Moderator

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    That's about what I get too. The freeway's are 75mph here so it's 40 on those, but 55ish on 65mph or slower.
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  8. Mz660

    Mz660 Rydethere

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    :huh


    What other tire options are there that will give you more miles?
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  9. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    If I want a sporty bike with insane midrange that's great on the track, should I get an SV650, SV1000, TL1000R, TL1000s, or DL1000?
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  10. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    My MPG from the SV sucks.

    (Of course, the only time it gets ridden is on the track. :rofl)
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  11. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    There are many SV threads out there. I loved mine. Perfect bike.

    You may look into replacing those front forks and rear suspension. It will come under a grand and you will appreciate it much more.
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  12. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    I am running Pirelli Diablo Strada's on my Gen 1 SV650. Rear tire made it about 7k miles and front will have about 8500 on it when I change it this week.

    My bike regularly gets 57mpg commuting , and on weekend rides its anywhere from 50-63mpg depending on who I ride with and where we are riding.

    great bikes, plenty of fun. They do need suspension work though. Mine will get a GSXR fork swap this winter. It already has the gsxr rear shock.
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  13. squidhunter

    squidhunter suck-squeeze-bang-blow

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    I guess I can finally come out of lurk mode for this thread.

    I love my SV, its really been a great bike and has done everything I've asked of it from trackdays, to sport-touring, even some dirt roads. It's also been very reliable. So far, I've put over 60k on it with very few problems, just maintenance items really.

    I have upgraded the suspension with a gixxer front end and a 636 shock. Suspension completely transforms a SV and is worth ever cent. Right now, my SV is set up for sport-touring with a givi truck and windscreen. I think it'll see 100k before I replace it.

    Here is a pic of the latest incarnation of my SV:
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  14. Mz660

    Mz660 Rydethere

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    I had been considering changing to the SV. I have the DL and may go back to another one. I can get 14k on the rear and 16k on the front with tourances. Suddenly the wind buffeting issue isn't much of an issue:rofl

    Thank you for the info.
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    Rider_WV Long timer

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    No problem, nice info on the tourances. I am picking up a Dl650 this fall/winter. Well sooner if my jeep sells.

    I have my SV set up for commuting and sport touring. I just installed a set of Cortech Sport saddlebags. and I have a givi rack & 45L topcase I can install for long trips. Other than suspension work there isnt much I would change about the SV. Its comfortable, reliable, cheap to maintain and fun to ride.
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    I just mounted a pair of Pirelli Diablo Stradas. They are listed as "HIgh Milege Sport"

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    I have a 07 Gsxr shock in the Garage, I havent installed it yet, but Im looking forward to it, Im also going to throw some Sonic Springs up front..

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    I would recomend the 650s, I bought my SV for that reason, I have a couple buddies that are Wera Expert racers on SV650's and they swear by them on the track....

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    Iron socks Son of a BSA

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    yeah yellow is good

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    :D Nice bike!, how do you like the exuast, im thinking about getting a M2 Carbon Hi Mount for mine....
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