Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by disconnected, Jun 22, 2008.
Anyone want to buy a 2000 SV? I might just sell mine. I put it back together to commute on and replace my KLR. This thing is going to get me in big trouble. I'd like to hang on to it, but I have so little time to ride it just doesn't make sense to keep it as a toy. Decisions decisions. I'd be open to a trade on an XR650L.
Oh I miss my GT. I was young and dumb and added the Two Brothers RC31 kit to mine and then sold it some years later. Wish I would have just left it alone and kept it. Prices are crazy these days, my SV was 1/3 the price of the cheapest hawk I've seen recently. Hell you can get a Superhawk for less than a Hawk GT.
I recently sold the GT. I sold it because I bought the SV. I planned to fix up the SV and sell it but I'm 6'3" and it fit me better, (even better once I put on the MX bars and lowered Buell pegs) the seat is more comfy and it has more power. Oddly enough the SV was running the same rpm in 6th as the Hawk in 5th.
I would of never sold the Hawk if I was a smaller dude.
By chance do you remember what type of MX bars you had installed?
Ya I put the cheap (but plenty good) Tusk aluminum 7/8" bars.
Thanks. Happen to remember what bend? I'm about your height and looking for something to open the riding position.
I think I got the tallest one (not the ATV ones though). Maybe CR High?
Get something with less back sweep. I always bought the pro taper schoolboys for the couple naked street bikes with top mount bars.
Check out something with similar bends.
Nothing too wide or too tall. You will need longer cables If so.
My cables are OK but my brake line is maxed out.
My brake hose is tight, but my clutch and throttle cables are almost as tight. I have wide bars though
Helped a couple friends sell/buy a bike but in the end I got a cheap bike. She has been down and has a little rash and broken plastic. Nothing I can't live with but I am also debating making it a project to include a GSXR fork swap.
Does anyone want a Corbin seat for a 99-02 SV650?
I just bought one (in perfect condition) on fleabay, and my daughter doesn't care for it, and it's her bike....
Bump me if interested.
Picked this up today, 1999 with 2400 miles on it. I'll get better pictures when it stops raining.
PM replied......Nice bike, sure needs a Corbin seat though!
"...I have my SV set up for commuting and sport touring. I just installed a set of Cortech Sport saddlebags. and I have a givi rack & 45L topcase I can install for long trips. Other than suspension work there isnt much I would change about the SV. Its comfortable, reliable, cheap to maintain and fun to ride...."
One more lurker coming out of the shadows.
I have a gen1 SV650S. Prior to last year I was riding the SV just for sport and used an ST1300 sport touring. I parked the ST in Florida and use the SV in New England, for my "everything bike." I mounted Cortech soft saddle and tail bags on it and wired in a GPS. I run Michelin Pilot Power 3s (2ct+) tires, recently changed up from Pilot 2CTs. I ride it hard and relatively fast and never dip below 50 mpg. 55 mpg is typical. I run medium heat range plugs (NGK Iridium CR8EIX).
I have been known to "flirt" with bigger, stronger bikes. BUT!
Since I run with a lot of liter bikes and inline 4cy 600s, all have power advantages but (they) struggle to use that advantage. In side by side comparison through the twisty mountain roads of Vermont, New Hampshire and western Massachusetts, it is way, way more fun to ride a (relatively) slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.
Taking in to account the "grin factor," SVs are hard to beat, rugged, reliable and reasonable to obtain, and maintain. I'll be keeping mine and expanding the types of adventures to which it and I are capable.
Seat is now sold and shipped tomorrow, Thanks Garrett, enjoy it!!!!
I crashed this January and started replacing the body work with both new and used parts.
I never had a bad buying experience with any seller.
Glad things worked...
PM me if you have a set.