The Official SV Thread... SV650

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

  1. koalaKid

    koalaKid Been here awhile

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    Pawk, travelling Southbound?

    I have never ridden that road giong south, but have done it going TO jasper about 4 times now haha.

    My second picture there prolly about 40 miles north of the columbia icefield!

    I am so in love with my SV! haha
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  2. Crunch

    Crunch Been here awhile

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    I know its none of my business, but 10 bikes and the two oldest bikes are '06s. Did you hit the Lottery in the past couple of years or what???:ear
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  3. HazmatRyan

    HazmatRyan n00b

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    Greetings and salutations,

    Picked up a Gray 08 SV650N w/ABS this week. This is my first bike. So far, I've put about 8 miles on it just doing some low speed maneuvering in my lil' town. Loads of fun.
    Nice to meet everyone. I look forward to future posts.

    Ryan
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  4. disconnected

    disconnected rider

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    :thumb congrats!

    greg

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  5. KaceCoyote

    KaceCoyote Pass the queer more beer

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    Congrats. I hope you have all your gear, have you done an MSF course?

    If you have any questions, just ask bud.
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  6. Snaildrake

    Snaildrake prowling the SW since '64

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    I'm sure you missed me over the weekend:D , but I spent it well - driving to Colorado Springs to pick up my new blue 2005 SV, which I got with a set of Cortech bags for an obscenely low price (hence the 14hr roundtrip and a lost night's sleep). I had a blast doing an 800 mile road trip with my son Quinn, who is about to leave for college.

    Lots to do - this is my starter list:
    -Replace all fluids
    -Aluminum Bars
    -Fork Springs & Oil
    -Shock
    -Windscreen

    I'll go through this bone-stock beastie carefully - the PO changed the oil once and lubed the chain enough to make the back end look like a grease pit, but that's about it. But that will be fun, as will getting it comfortable.

    On that subject of comfort, a question for you, Rider_WV. You said:
    I read that they move the pegs 1" down and 1" back. 1" down sounds great, but back? The pegs are already set pretty far back; does it really work to have them farther back? I don't want a sportbike position. In fact I'm thinking of going to slightly wider bars.

    A PO warning: Look over a bike carefully before a test drive. This guy gave me the bike with the forks raised 1" and 12psi air in the tires - it literally wanted to fall over as soon as I moved the bars (think the front Dunlop is trashed too). My fault for not checking, I know. Good thing it was so new I was sure I could fix the bad handling.

    Off to the DMV - glad to join you!

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  7. rjvolt

    rjvolt Adventurer

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    Here's my sv a couple years ago on a camping trip near the dragon.

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  8. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    The buell pegs are definitely 1" lower. As for farther back, maybe an 1/8-1/4". Not enough to even make it noticeable. They really move your foot more like this / instead of straight down. The extra room & comfort is nice.

    if you head over to svrider.com there are plenty of pics in the tech forums. Before & afters with the buell pegs.
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  9. Snaildrake

    Snaildrake prowling the SW since '64

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    I get what you mean - thanks for the clarification. I'm starting to appreciate the basic position of the SV, with a little extra room I think I'll really like it.

    I've been cruising around svrider some for the basics (tires, manuals, specs) - I'll scout out what there is on pegs. Time to start the blue baby on synthetic...

    Mr Volt, love that yellow - my first choice, only the budget said go for the one that was $2250 cheaper
    Cheers, Snail
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  10. Impulse 101

    Impulse 101 Crazy Guitarist

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    Mirror extenders, and a new seat are my first priorities. Then it's either Helibars or the Convertibars, which I hope that someone has tried around here because I want a full report. I would have to put braided lines on for them but it would be worth it to be able to move the bars to whatever position that I want that day.

    JT
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  11. wagonpilot

    wagonpilot Freeeeze

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  12. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff Man of Mystery

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    Impulse,

    I just ordered Convertibars for the SV so I can go from commuter biker to trackday backmarker. the woodcraft clip-ons i have are just brutally low for everyday riding. I really hope i like the convertibars. I think the throttle cables etc should be long enough, we'll see.
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  13. izcrzy

    izcrzy lurky extraordinaire

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    I put the Helibars on my 03 sv1s and it was like riding a completly different bike also put on fender elim. I am at the point of upgrading the suspension as soon as I can come off the cash. Full M4 exhaust and PCIII this winter. :freaky
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  14. STmaven

    STmaven n00b

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    here are some pic of my sv 650:

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    who said it can be riden off road. lol...

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  15. migz

    migz n00b

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    my 2006

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  16. Motowalt

    Motowalt UNSTOPPABLE!

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    My 04 (frame), 05 (wheels), 06 (bodywork) SV650...GSXR front end...somewhere in the Texas Hill Country..

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  17. erohver

    erohver Been here awhile

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    I'll have a video of a fly-by soon. :D
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  18. speedbowl

    speedbowl trying not to fall off

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    I hit bit of of problem with my 02 curvy. When the bike warms up to running temperature (after 10km or so) i will lose my neutral light? I still have neutral gear but the light wont come on, which means that i cant put the side stand down because engine cuts out (thinking that is still in the gear). I will be pulling out neutral sensor soon but im just checking if anyone else had the same problem with their SV.
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  19. speedbowl

    speedbowl trying not to fall off

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    And of course couple of photos :evil

    Country runs with other SV riders
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    posing....

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    suburbia hooning
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    track time...
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  20. disconnected

    disconnected rider

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    I just recently took a 1600 mile trip up trough Canada on my SVs. I really even enjoy the bike more now.. I find it a great travel bike, more comfortable than I expected.. My longest day was 550miles and if I had a better seat I could have done more..!!

    MY Corbin is on the way!

    greg
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