The Official SV Thread... SV650

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

  1. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,157
    Location:
    SW Florida
    Have to admit never wanted a sv650n, but as fate has it i have one. 05 N version, updated rear shock and dumb ugly factory mirrors. I love this bike when i did not expect i would. She is a keeper. Oh by thw way it was so cheap i basically stole it.

    <a href="http://s555.photobucket.com/user/driftin86in/media/null_zpsb733e5c3.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj457/driftin86in/null_zpsb733e5c3.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo null_zpsb733e5c3.jpg"/></a>
  2. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,706
    Location:
    Southern Illinois
    Gawd, that thing looks brand new.....

    :huh
  3. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,358
    Location:
    The Little Apple
    I never thought about them either, I mean who would want a girls bike?
    I bought one for a nice price to fix up and sell, but it ended up fitting me better than my Hawk GT, so I sold it and kept the SV.

    I can't wait to get it out on the road for some rides this summer. I eat alot of wind on it so that will help keep me cool, and the engine runs cool.


    [​IMG]
  4. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Oddometer:
    400
    Location:
    WNC
    How bad out of spec has anyone's valves been at 15k miles? I just checked the rear and didn't bother with the front since I'm going to have to order a shim kit and the results stole all my motivation. Rear exhaust was at .016 on both sides and the smallest gauge I can find locally which is a .006 is way too large for the intake.

    I'm looking at these shims and thinking a refill kit may be the best route if I knew about which sizes I would need. Any advice?
    http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/hotcams/shimkits_748.htm

    -Jesse
  5. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Oddometer:
    348
    Location:
    Southeast, US
    I checked my valves at 20K miles and all of them were in spec, though the exhaust valves were all on the tight side of the spec.

    Sears carries a couple Craftsman feeler gauges that are more than small enough; took some rooting around to find them though as their tool area has shit all over the place and employees are clueless.
  6. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    775
    Location:
    Reading,Pa
    If you haven't done this before , maybe somebody can help out , not really hard,but you don't want to get it wrong . Someone in Ankmorpork must have done shim type valve adjustment before .
  7. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,015
    Location:
    Muk, WA
    One very nice thing about the SV1000, gear driven cams, you just lift them up and replace the shim, no need to mess with timing! :D
  8. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,817
    Location:
    Midwest
    Actually a hybrid gear/chain arrangement. The RC51 had true gear-driven cams.
  9. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,015
    Location:
    Muk, WA
    Correct, lighter than full gear drive, if not quite as accurate. Certainly just as easy to adjust the valves!
  10. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,684
    Location:
    Strasburg, VA
  11. max384

    max384 Bandaided

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,653
    Location:
    Sugar Notch, PA
    I installed the Moose Racing handguards today.
    [​IMG]


    The plastic guards don't fit without hitting my windshield. I bought up-and-back bar risers, but it turns out they don't fit my bar clamps. The bolts don't line up. I thought all 7/8" bar clamps and risers were standardized... Turns out they are not!

    No worries though, I'll probably just put the plastic guards on my KLR, where I need them more anyhow!
  12. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,586
    Location:
    Middle GA.....Aparently....
    Sucks they didn't fit. Yeah mine don't even have much room between the levers and fairing.
  13. max384

    max384 Bandaided

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,653
    Location:
    Sugar Notch, PA
    The metal guards are what I really wanted anyhow. The plastic guards would just be nice to have to block wind in the cold and rain on those rainy days. The downward angle that I was forced to mount the guards kind of made that a bit pointless anyhow. They'll get better use mounted on the KLR regardless.
  14. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,930
    Location:
    Louisville, Tn
    Put my small screen back on and painted the radiator guards black.

    Painted one of the grab rails black also.

    28,000 miles now.



    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
  15. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,654
    Location:
    Camarillo, CA
    That's a nice pair of bikes. I always liked the Hawk GT and thought it was a bike ahead of it's time.

    How would you compare it to the SV?
  16. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia tamer

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2004
    Oddometer:
    2,759
    Location:
    Left of the dial. Canton, NC
    Questions for other SV650 owners. I just got mine back on the road. After sitting for 5 years it seems like it has a lot of drive line slop. When I roll it back and forth in gear the cush rubbers don't seem to have any play, but the counter shaft sprocket rotates about 1/8 to 1/4 of a turn in each direction before it stops. It seems excessive. I can't help but be a little herky jerky when up and down shifting due to the play. I'm hoping it's just a worn clutch basket. Is there anyway there could be this much play from worn transmission gears? It was raced for 6 years straight and it's never had the heads off.

    TIA
  17. max384

    max384 Bandaided

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,653
    Location:
    Sugar Notch, PA
    That does seem excessive to me, at least it's far more than mine has. Does it have the same amount of play in each gear? If it does, I'd think that worn gears would be pretty unlikely.

    If you haven't already, sign up at www.svrider.com. It's pretty rare that a question comes up that the collective wisdom there can't answer.
  18. Jocassee

    Jocassee Petrolhead

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2010
    Oddometer:
    354
    Location:
    Souf Carolina
    [​IMG]

    Here's my 2002 near Lanford SC
  19. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia tamer

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2004
    Oddometer:
    2,759
    Location:
    Left of the dial. Canton, NC
    It is the same in every gear. That also lead me to think it was not the tranny gears.

    I've been signed up at SVRider for years. Unfortunately I do not see eye to eye with most folks over there so I never frequent the site. :deal
  20. max384

    max384 Bandaided

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,653
    Location:
    Sugar Notch, PA
    That place is certainly loaded with assholes for sure... But so is advrider! :lol3