The Official SV Thread... SV650

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

  1. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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  2. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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  3. Bama67

    Bama67 Been here awhile

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    Hi all, I am looking for a SV650 for a good price.

    And I found one that is a 2007 with 10k miles, with ABS. It looks good from what I can tell, he says it needs nothing.
    He is asking $4,000. It has a sargent seat, and rear cowl, and exhaust, other than that is stock. How is that price? I can't really find any ABS ones to compare it to.

    Also, he has a leo vince exhaust on it, with no power commander. Is that bad for the engine? I know some stock bikes can run a slip-on with fueling changes and some can't. Thanks!
  4. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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    Bone stock ~2007 SV's around here on the Gulf Coast seem to be selling for the high 3,000's without ABS. With the seat, ABS, and exhaust, I suppose 4K isn't unreasonable, but I'd see if he wants to haggle a bit. Inspecting the bike in person may allow you to find a few little niggles here and there.

    The majority of SV owners with aftermaket slip-ons are running them without a PC. The engine probably won't be running as efficiently as it could, but I've yet to see any evidence of damage caused by not having one. You will notice a bit of popping when rolling off the throttle at times.
  5. Bama67

    Bama67 Been here awhile

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    Sounds good, thanks Mike.
  6. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    New SV650 owner here. I've been riding a borrowed SV occasionally for a while, anyway I liked the bike enough that the experience compelled me to score a cheap '99 with some suspension upgrades and a Yoshi full Ti/SS system off CL. I was expecting to find a beater when I went to look at it, but I can't believe how clean this thing is for a thirteen year old bike, and I can't wait to put some miles on it:evil. First impressions are that the pipe sounds great with a quiet insert and the suspension is night and day compared to the stock setup one I've ridden. Now to find some luggage...
  7. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    Pictures from recent ramblings on my SV

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  8. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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  9. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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    Damn, seeing those pictures reminds me of how much I need a better windscreen. The aftermarket POS the previous owner put on mine makes interstate speeds feel like a tornado.
  10. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    That's a Givi Sport Tour screen on mine, which has been discontinued by Givi.
    Too bad, as it's a very well made, thick screen that fit perfectly, and holds up well to scratches.
  11. discoganya

    discoganya Been here awhile

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    Any thoughts on a Gen I (1999-2002) SV650 v/s a Gen II (2002+) SV650?

    Other that fuel injection, any other major changes? Do they ride differently? Different power delivery?

    I like the looks of a Gen I... but I'm a little concerned with buying a 10+ year old bike.
  12. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    Gen 2 SV are slightly physically a larger bike. I am 6'1" and felt cramped on my buddy's Gen1.

    Gen2 made a touch more HP, but at this level, it makes litle difference.

    Gen 2 has a bit larger fuel tank, greater range (I get around 55mpg unless hammering the highway into wind all day)

    Here is the Wiki page with all the comparative dimensions

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_SV650
  13. discoganya

    discoganya Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info and the link.

    Do you think a 10-12 year old SV650 will start showing problems due to age? Even if the mileage is not too high (15k)?
  14. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    I hope not, because I just picked this one up a couple weeks ago...

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  15. discoganya

    discoganya Been here awhile

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    Nice looking SV :)

    Can I ask how much you paid for it?
  16. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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  17. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    Does anyone have a picture of how they mounted the instrument cluster on GSXR forks on an 03+ 650n? The previous owner that did the swap bolted the cluster directly to the headlight. :huh Has anyone used T-bolt clamps to clamp the headlight bracket to the forks? I'm on a pretty tight budget but want to make things better than it is.:deal

    You can sorta see what I'm working with in this pic.

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    Thanks,
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  18. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Was this color ever available or is this an aftermarket job?
    Anyone?
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    (It's the 1000cc version)
  19. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    One other question..

    What's the most popular (that should translate as reliable and not the most
    expensive) way to make the S model more comfortable re: bar risers?

    How much rise is too much (as in - looks stupid)?

    I once saw the 1000S with normal bars, and it looked.. wrong.
    Don't get me wrong, I'd love to get the naked version and forget all this
    clip-on stuff, but that one in the post above looks nice..

    Bike ergo site says I'd have about 38° lean angle on the bike with my
    height (5'11"), and I had 15° on my 650R. I'd like a bit more then 15,
    but 38 sounds like too much.

    But then again, the Futura and VFR, universally praised for comfort..
    are around 33-34°. I can do that with 1" risers. More or less.
  20. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Here is what I did on my 1000, a bit assymetrical, but it works for me. I simply bolted the right side of the gage mount to the left Ignition switch bolt. It is a larger diameter bolt than the 2 that usually hold the gage, so I think it is plenty strong, although I have thought about making a small angle bracket to bolt the left side to the triple clamp.

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