The Official SV Thread... SV650

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

  1. shephurd

    shephurd n00b

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    I'm looking to purchase an SV650 with a GSXR front end.

    https://nashville.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2005-suzuki-sv650/6396409260.html

    I would really prefer to ride an sv with riser bars instead of clipons. Are there any off the shelf Upper Triples for a gsxr that can accept riser bars? I want to avoid drilling into the upper triple. I have seen gsxrs with dirtbike style bars but when I search for an upper triple I have a hard time finding anything.
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  2. pjensen641

    pjensen641 Been here awhile

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    Search for "GSXR LSL Handlebar Conversion" Its a complete kit including a new triple clamp.
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  3. CreatureCore

    CreatureCore Been here awhile

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    Like it was said lsl makes conversions for the gsxr and sv. If you keep the sv front end you could choose instead to get cartridges put into the stock forks.
  4. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Ron - 300XC-W DR650 FZ1

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    What do you all think of the new SV? Porky but a looker?
  5. pjensen641

    pjensen641 Been here awhile

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    A fine machine with a great well known engine. A ridiculous exhaust can. Rough to compete against the FZ07 though.
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  6. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    Last Tuesday I picked up a 2000 model SV650 with 119,000km on the clock and it runs great. Been looking for a cheap one for over 12 months. I bought it thinking I'd just fit my spare SV engine into it but no need as yet. I think this is the perfect middle of the road bike and it handles the dirt roads around here fine. Only problem is my older knees don't like the tight seat/peg position but I still think it's a keeper. Light nakeds are a lot of fun. Danmoto muffler makes it sound awesome but it's too loud so I've made up a temporary baffle until I figure out what to do.

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  7. shephurd

    shephurd n00b

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    First Bike. Got an excellent deal on this 16K mile bike.

    2006 SV650. Aftermarket handlebars, frame sliders and Yoshi Exhaust.

    Rear Brake feels like mud and wont return so I will bleed brakes and see if that fixes the problem. If not I will have to rebuild the caliper. Will be replacing the chain and sprockets this winter as well as fresh fluids.
  8. aCab

    aCab Been here awhile

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  9. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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  10. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    Yeah, I admire people who can think outside the box and create exactly what they want. You could ask why not just get a V-Strom but I'm guessing this is way lighter, with better suspension. Won't be everyone's cup of tea but to the person that wants it and buys it, they'll be getting a good deal - he's got way more into it than $2995.
  11. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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