The Official SV Thread... SV650

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

  1. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia tamer

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    If it is hard to turn a longer shock would be a better bet. Or raise the forks in the triple clamps if ground clearance is not an issue.

    Check your tire pressures first. I usually run 32psi front and rear if I'm riding sporty. 38+ if I'm just commuting.
  2. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Rubber Duck - puttin' the hammer down

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    I need a longer front brake line in order to raise my bars how I want them.

    How should I go about acheiving this?
  3. alwayssummer

    alwayssummer aspiring bikewhore

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    I did Race Tech springs up front during the snowy season last year and am pleased with the results, but I don't understand what a rear-shock upgrade will do for my ride. What are the bad behaviors that result from a crappy rear shock? Thanks for enlightening me, I am suspension ignorant.
  4. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    I thought the GSXR shocks were shorter and that's what caused the issue?
  5. B.Curvin

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    Lets make sure we're on the same page.

    You said:

    The stock rear. Is it a stock SV shock or a stock GSXR shock?

    In my experience (whatever that is worth) when I put a 2000ish GSXR600 shock on my 2000 SV650 it jacked the rear up quite a lot. I'm fairly certain a GSXR shock (at least early 2000 models) is longer than an SV shock.

    Having typed all that, when I put a Penske on my 2000 SV race bike (my second SV) it was light years better than the GSXR shock. If you end up replacing your shock I would suggest an aftermarket.
  6. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia tamer

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    Give HEL a call. Measure the length of your current brake line then figure out how much longer you need. Call HEL and tell them you need an SV brake line x inches longer than stock. Made in Florida, very good quality and cheap.

    http://helusa.com/


    Does your bike ever do the "hinge in the middle" wallow in corners? Do you ever drag your pegs? Does it ever weave at high speed? All of these can be caused by an under damped, over-sprung or under-sprung rear shock. Many other issues can come from the rear too.
  7. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    Sorry, long day at work. I ment it has GSXR forks with stock rear.
  8. B.Curvin

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    You could go with shorter dog bones. In the interest of saving money I would raise the forks in the triples first. If that helps, install the dog bones and put the forks back where they were.
  9. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I'm wanting to replace the rear shock also with one that won't break me. Like around $100 or less for now.

    I got the bike from a guy that lives in uptown Charlotte by the way. I can't remember his name though.
  10. Jocassee

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  11. Jocassee

    Jocassee Petrolhead

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    Also, SVRider.com won't let me create an account. I tried two different emails, one corporate and one gmail and it said I was a spammer. :huh

    Any ideas?
  12. NONo443

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    http://www.svrider.com/forum/sendmessage.php
    That probably will get you in contact with the administration over there.
  13. 243Win

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    Could see if DL650 brake line fits. I did this for clutch cable and wish I'd had checked for brakeline as the custom one was spendy.
  14. skirecs

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    My brother and I just went on an 800 mile trip, identical route and nearly identical riding

    I was on my sv1000 and got high 40s
    He has his sv650 and got high 50s, into 60 I think once
  15. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Rubber Duck - puttin' the hammer down

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    I just did a 2150 mile trip on my 06 SV650, averaged 56mpg. That was 1k mile of 75-80mph highway, and the rest was backroads. Got 55mpg on the highway, 52mpg spirited back road riding, and 58mpg just cruising backroads.

    My buds FZ6 averaged 3.5mpg less each time we hit the pump!
  16. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    My FI light flashes and temperature gauge fluctuates, then displays FI. Any hints on how to diagnose. Bike is a 06, 9000 miles, two brothers muffles otherwise stock. Thanks.

    Bill
  17. NONo443

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    http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=108356

    Let me know if that semi-helps you out.
  18. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    Yes, that helps, but like someone in that link mentioned, mine comes on and them goes off a short time later. I will jump it out and go fo a ride and see what shows. Thanks.
  19. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Hope you guys (and possibly gals) don't mind if I ask something and skip
    reading the 70 pages before.. :D

    Was the SV1000 (naked or S, doesn't matter) EVER available with ABS
    anywhere?

    :ear

    Thanks!
  20. Strog

    Strog Geek on two wheels

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    Unfortunately it wasn't. The last year of the SV1000 was the first year that the SV650 had the option for ABS.