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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by disconnected, Jun 22, 2008.
Brakes, who needs them, they only slow you down.
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!
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.
Sounds good, thanks Mike.
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. 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...
Pictures from recent ramblings on my SV
SV in it's natural habitats!
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.
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.
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.
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
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)?
I hope not, because I just picked this one up a couple weeks ago...
Nice looking SV :)
Can I ask how much you paid for it?
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.
You can sorta see what I'm working with in this pic.
Was this color ever available or is this an aftermarket job?
(It's the 1000cc version)
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.
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.