The Official SV Thread... SV650

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

  1. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Rubber Duck - puttin' the hammer down

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    Guys on the FI '03 ad newer bikes, can the bike go a long way after the gas warning light starts to flash? I believe it to be a 4.5gal tank, but my light seems to come on after using 3.2 gallons.

    So that math would mean I could ride 70 miles or so taking it easy before I fill up again? Just curious about it.
  2. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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  3. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    It's a 2003 with 10k miles and asking 2k. Has some dings and scratches but overall a decent bike.
  4. PrtclMn001

    PrtclMn001 Custom User Title

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    There are a lot of variables here - riding style, road conditions, altitude, rider proportions (taller? Wider?), S vs N, current state of the bike (well cared for and tuned or let go without regular maintenance), and even the state where the SV was sold (CA models have a different fuel capacity). There is also model year to consider - later 2nd gen SV's have 2 plugs per cyl while older ones like my '03 only have one (though that makes minimal if any difference). Later 2nd gens also have a couple states of the fuel light (it will blink first and then go solid for newer ones while, again, my '03 goes right to solid).

    All that aside, my experience has been that I have pushed as much as 60 miles after the light came on and dared not try any further. Probably could get another 10+ out of it but it sucks pushing a bike in the hills where I live.
  5. WAP

    WAP Weekday Warrior

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    Aftermarket windscreen? Looks a bit taller than stock.
  6. PrtclMn001

    PrtclMn001 Custom User Title

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  7. Coots

    Coots That's what she said

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    On my 03 I was regularly getting 125 miles per tank with out the light coming on, it was partially desnorkled and I did ride medium aggressivly. I believe the SVs only has 3.2 gal tank. I could push 150 between but pushing is a bitch.
  8. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Price seems fair, but without looking at the bike's tirees/chain/sprocket/brake pads conditions..

    My 00 SV650S get about 180-190 mi. before the fuel light starts to flash, can go another 20 miles easily, without having to push the bike.
  9. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    I checked it out today and it needs some TLC but it wasn't near as bad as I expected. One small dent and a few scratches. It does need a chain, sprockets, front brake pads, and a new front tire wouldn't hurt. I noticed that there were no weights on the front wheel and it seems like it's just out of balance. The bike has a new 180 rear tire though and he got the GSXR rear wheel conversion kit from SVRider.net.

    It was a factory naked bike so could I use the stock triple that he's including on the GSXR setup to run handlebars and not clip ons? Could I use the factory brake line with the GSXR stuff too? Any thing else? He has all the factory parts still.

    Thanks!
  10. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    They are ganging up on me.
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  11. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    Ended up bringing it home. He had a brand new Sportmax front tire and rear lift he threw in on the deal. I'm happy but I was mistaken and it has a stock rear shock/spring. I'm wanting to replace it asap.

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  12. Strog

    Strog Geek on two wheels

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    Yes, yes you do. :wink:

    Why did I wait 24k miles to change mine? :huh

    Definitely a worthwhile upgrade.
  13. PrtclMn001

    PrtclMn001 Custom User Title

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    It's ridiculously easy as well.

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  14. Jocassee

    Jocassee Petrolhead

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    New to me 650S

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    25,500 miles, 300 of those in the last week since I got it :clap
  15. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Nice little bike, congrats!
  16. AlpineGuerrilla

    AlpineGuerrilla Been here awhile

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  17. m98

    m98 Adventurer

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  18. plutonic

    plutonic Outsider

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    I have questions to the SV650 collective:

    The first gen SV650 rear brake rotor diameter is 240mm and second gen rear rotor is 220mm, right? Are they interchangeable? My main concern is the bolt pattern. Are they the same?

    The rear wheel assembly has 3 bearings, one in the sprocket carrier and two in the wheel. The first gen bike should have a 17mmm axle and bearings, except in the sprocket carrier, which is bigger and there's a space/reducer.
    The second gen bike has a 20mm axle but I don't know the size of the sprocket carrier bearing. I need to know if the OD of that bearing is the same like the first gen's bike? Also, what's the ID for the same bearing? 20mm like the other two?

    Thanks.
  19. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    Here's another question...

    My '03 nekked has a '04 GSXR 750 front end with the stock rear. It seems harder to turn in than it should. Would going with a shorter rear shock setup help? Do I need a shock with adjustable ride height or could I go with dog bones?
  20. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia tamer

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    I think that used to belong to a friend of mine. I did some work on it if I remember correctly.

    Nice ride.