The Official SV Thread... SV650

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

  1. Aceldama

    Aceldama Adventurer

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    Just checking in.


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  2. steve3b3

    steve3b3 Been here awhile

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    I bought an '01 that was set up for racing back in April.

    I've come to be very impressed with the bike. It's a fun bike to ride at the track, and I've been wishing I could have found one that is streetable. It's nimble, and pretty much has the same torque curve as my ST1300, without the drag of 40 more HP.

    I'm running a basically stock front suspension, with the exception of RaceTech emulators, and am planning on trying some mods to get the front to not dive so much on heavy breaking.

    I don't think I could have picked a better learning tool for a novice racer.

    Steve
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  3. disconnected

    disconnected rider

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    anybody have any info on the shock they are running out back. I just bought a 07 GSXr shock, but have not installed it yet, I was wondering if I should just dump the big $$$$ on a Penske..


    greg
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  4. grandelatte

    grandelatte Consistently Inconsistent

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    just finished painting my sv. it took me 5 days to complete this project! next, i need an aftermarket can and a fender eliminater.


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  5. disconnected

    disconnected rider

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    wow, thats nice! :thumb
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  6. Dr J

    Dr J save weight, grind pegs!

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    wow, I'm happy with my 43 mpg average on my 2005 SV1000S (and that's a 3 mpg improvement after my last dyno/powercommander session)

    I have heard the 650 didn't get any better mpg than my 1K... guess that guy needs to do some tuning or check his motor's mechanics.
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  7. 650VTwin

    650VTwin Been here awhile

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    06 SV650 naked here. I love it. Bridgestone BT-021s are great replacement tires. I will do the Race Tech cartridge emulators sometime over the winter. Holeshot mirror extenders are the only other mod I've done. I get around 50-52 mpg on most tanks -- mainly on backroads.
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  8. cantseejack

    cantseejack woop woop

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    Ah, an SV thread.

    My NYC-area 2001 has about 19k miles on it... I'm loving every minute of it.
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  9. grandelatte

    grandelatte Consistently Inconsistent

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    thanks, it's a miracle what rust-oleum cans can do. :lol3
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  10. grandelatte

    grandelatte Consistently Inconsistent

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    i'm consistently getting 57mpg, too, on my commute. but there are many that are getting over 60mpg. i guess the fuel injection on the 2nd gen gets better mpg. check out the following thread.

    http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=75906
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  11. disconnected

    disconnected rider

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    I am planning on buying a rear Penske shock Friday night..!!!! I found a local racer who totaled his bike, he is parting it out and offered me a fair deal on the shock!

    greg:wings
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  12. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    Great bikes
    You can do a lot with them or leave them pretty stock and they are still good.
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  13. beardking

    beardking Been here awhile

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    I'm starting to think that I need to stay away from this thread. The more I check it out, the more I think I could go for one of those. I like the looks of the nekkid version, not a big fan of all the plastics.

    Do these have a more sport bike riding position or would it be considered more of a standard riding position. How would it compare to a Triumph Street Triple (the only "sport" bike I've ridden that I liked) as far as seating position goes?
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  14. disconnected

    disconnected rider

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    The SV comes as a standard or the SVs model.. I have the S model which is a sport position, but still more comfortable than a GSXR and so forth, and the leg position is not as compact. I like the S cause it gets you down out of the wind a little..

    The standard is a upright riding position.. Many love the standard and do huge miles on them.. Ive done several 500mile days on my S though.


    greg

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  15. dentedvw

    dentedvw Where did I put that

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    We have an 04 SVS, and have been loving it. My living wife loved it right into an everloving ditch last weekend. Should have let the insurance total it, but I am repairing it because I hate having my insurance go up all the time.

    Loving it.

    :deal
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  16. Dominus

    Dominus WSMC#931

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  17. Dominus

    Dominus WSMC#931

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  18. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    Hi I just wanted to know how often you have to adjust the valves and how easy dificult it is? lets say on a SV650

    Damasovi
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  19. disconnected

    disconnected rider

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    damn!!!!!!! :wings
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  20. Dominus

    Dominus WSMC#931

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    The bodywork on my bike is from http://www.catalystracingcomposites.com/ and I've attached a front end from a 2004 GSX-R 600, and a rear shock from an 03 GSX-R 1000. My bike is an 03 but the gas tank is from a 2006 (hence the red color), which I got for "free" due to the gas tank recall they had on my bike. I also have (but not pictured) a set of Marvic Penta magnesium wheels which look pretty darn sweet. And some Vortex rearsets as well. If anyone has any questions about the bike, feel free to ask. I've taken it apart and put it together many times over....
    Cheers!
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