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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    i am thinking of a sargent seat for my naked bike. so tempting, as I spend a lot of time in the saddle (i'm averaging 5000kms a month right now, which is pretty good right?)
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  2. MotoKat

    MotoKat Whine Cooler. Super Moderator

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    oh yeah... who loves a dirty SV... I do:clap
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  3. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    The Sargent is the cats meow. Go for it, you'll love it.
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  4. mattc

    mattc Been here awhile

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    +1 on the Sargent.

    Just got back from a 1700 mile 3 day trip. Would have been intolerable without it!



    I'll bet at least one other person knows Exactly where this pic was taken.
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  5. disconnected

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    last week on my Canadian Trip.!

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  6. TeflonBilly

    TeflonBilly n00b

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    To all the SV650 riders I got a question for ya'll. I am thinking of buying a SV650 for myself and I was wonder. With the sport models are suspension mod a must to keep the bike from diving on hard breaking?
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  7. Nialis

    Nialis Super Motarded

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    You cannot prevent fork drive when braking with USD or RSU forks, if you want to have a bike w/o brake dive get a BMW.


    If the front end is too soft, you need to lose some weight because I am not small and this bike has pretty stiff springs, consider something else. Alternative solution is to make PVC spacers for the fork springs, low tech but it does work.
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  8. TeflonBilly

    TeflonBilly n00b

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    I will keep in mind the PVC spacer. My old bandit use to dive on hard braking:D. I was asking due to the amount of post of people taking about suspension replacement on the board.
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  9. Strog

    Strog Geek on two wheels

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    I've been meaning to post a pic here so let's do something adv-ish. (fairly stock '06) :evil

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  10. seven4eight

    seven4eight rat-bike connoisseur

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    all clean and ready to go [​IMG]
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  11. GuzziTriumphEnfield

    GuzziTriumphEnfield Adventurer

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    Here she is at night next to the bike I rode cross country on (not exactly running - and I gave it to a friend) in July.
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    Here is the bike in the day time, as I got her. I bought the bike around Aug 2. It's a 2005 with 5100 miles on it. Has one dent in the left side of the tank, and the sliders show that they have been slid on (on that side). Also has had the rear fender removed, the signals removed in favor of one's in the headlight and brake light, and a higher "performance" exhaust mounted.
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    At this very moment I have a center stand sitting on the counter to my right, and I mean 4" from the laptop. On the floor are new cables for the throttle & Clutch.

    In the mail (or soon to be in the mail depending) is a Corbin seat (in Indian Brown - weird but I like the color), a new upper triple tree clamp so that I can fit standard handlebars, a H&B rear rack, and a 40L H&B plastic topcase so I can actually tour a bit and go grocery shopping.

    I'll admit the SV was a rash buy, if I'd been thinking more clearly I'd have bout a 650 BMW or something more my style - crotch rocket NOT my style. I like dirty bikes and old British, Italian, German bikes.

    But when you're in a new city, you know nobody, all your tools are on the East Coast, you have commitments like school 5 days a week and a perspective job, and your bike dies... well in that situation I went to the local Triumph/Ducati/Kawasaki dealer and bought a SV650S that morning.

    *shrugs*

    I know this is a picture thread, but err, It's about 4AM on a friday night and I am sitting by myself in my apt listening to The Offspring. I needed to ramble!
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  12. disconnected

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    I just ordered a corbin too.... Ive been waiting 3 weeks, cant wait to get it! they quoted me 4 to 5 weeks, than I have plans for some GIVIs, I bought a GSXR shock for the rear im waiting till winter to install!


    greg
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  13. emmettken

    emmettken Long timer

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    so,how much pressure is on the wrists with the naked model? thanks!
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  14. disconnected

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    Im guessing very little, Its pretty much a upright standard.. I have the S model and its not to bad either...

    greg

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  15. Snaildrake

    Snaildrake prowling the SW since '64

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    Uh, beg to differ. There is enough pressure on my hands riding my SV naked that my thumb arthritis is bothering me, and I am working hard to see what I can do in the way of different bars, grips. Above 50mph there is enough air to help hold up the torso, but slower than that you're either using your core body muscles to stay up, or leaning on the bars, or both. I'd call the position something like "mildly agressive" or "forward biased."

    The seat-footpeg relationship is part of the equation too. My pegs are about 4 1/4" behind the nose of the seat, and you definitely get a forward pelvic tilt from that.

    If you're looking for upright like a dual sport would be - I know that, just came off a KTM 640 Adventure - you should sit on an SV650N(aked) and ride one too, 'cause it's not that. If you usually ride a Ducati 1098/848, OK, maybe you'll think the SV is upright. All said and done, I really like the SV package, and am trying hard to stay with it. ~Snail
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  16. Motowalt

    Motowalt UNSTOPPABLE!

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    Finally finished my SV650s sport-touring project.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Started out last fall with a nice, but plain, blue/silver 2004 SV650s that needed it&#8217;s weaknesses addressed, so I got down to work. Now it has:<o:p></o:p>
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    -05 GSXR 750 fully adjustable front forks, radial brakes, black front wheel and painted/trimmed fender
    -Jim's speedo kit - speedo is no accurate to GPS standards...
    -Galfer SS front brake lines, Carbone Lorraine SBK brake pads<o:p></o:p>
    -05 SV 650 rear wheel in black to replace the silver 04 wheel
    -New DID 525 chain and 15/47 AFAM sprockets for more pickup<o:p></o:p>
    -06 SV650 Red bodywork/tank/tail<o:p></o:p>
    -ZX10 fully adjustable shock<o:p></o:p>
    -SV gel seat for about ¾&#8221; added height and a bit more comfort<o:p></o:p>
    -Open top airbox<o:p></o:p>
    -CRG levers<o:p></o:p>
    -Buell XB Turn signals
    -Stebel Air Horn<o:p></o:p>
    -Suzuki chin spoiler<o:p></o:p>
    -Scotts Steering Damper<o:p></o:p>
    -Convertibars adjustable handlebars<o:p></o:p>
    -Kimpex grip heaters with Galindo Superbike Grips<o:p></o:p>
    -Stomp Grips tank pads<o:p></o:p>
    -BMW F800 Sport Panniers with custom fabricated mounting rack

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    So, I guess you can call it my 04050607 SV-GSXR-ZX-XB-F800 Frankenbike&#8230;<o:p></o:p>
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  17. GuzziTriumphEnfield

    GuzziTriumphEnfield Adventurer

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    Looks wicked man, looks absolutely wicked!
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  18. space goose

    space goose Adventurer

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    Gday there Motophoria. Could you post some pics and info on how you made the brackets to the sport bags???? Im very intrested how you mounted them..

    Alex
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  19. aceluck

    aceluck Been here awhile

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    Damn nice work on the SV. I used to have one, and yours make me want one again. I'll echo the request for mor pictures off the bags setup, as I'm trying to find a good setup for my GSXR.

    BTW, if you want an easy way to add a givi trunk to your SV, just bolt the givi mounting plate to a spare passenger seat. That way, when you need the trunk, just pop off the passenger seat, pop on the givi-plated seat, and snap on the trunk. I'll post a pick of the one on my gixxer when I get home.
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  20. disconnected

    disconnected rider

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    thats a great idea about bolting the trunk to the seat!!!, Do you thing it still would be safe in a "get off"



    greg