The Official SV Thread... SV650

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

  1. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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  2. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia Tamer

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    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. :evil
  3. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    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.
  4. Yokomo

    Yokomo Dirt Rider

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    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.
  5. BobbyLee666

    BobbyLee666 Been here awhile

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    By chance do you remember what type of MX bars you had installed?
  6. Yokomo

    Yokomo Dirt Rider

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    Ya I put the cheap (but plenty good) Tusk aluminum 7/8" bars.
  7. BobbyLee666

    BobbyLee666 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Happen to remember what bend? I'm about your height and looking for something to open the riding position.
  8. Yokomo

    Yokomo Dirt Rider

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    I think I got the tallest one (not the ATV ones though). Maybe CR High?
  9. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    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.
  10. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown I ain't nobody, dork. Right?

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    Nothing too wide or too tall. You will need longer cables If so.
  11. Yokomo

    Yokomo Dirt Rider

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    My cables are OK but my brake line is maxed out.
  12. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown I ain't nobody, dork. Right?

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    My brake hose is tight, but my clutch and throttle cables are almost as tight. I have wide bars though

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  13. NiñoMoco

    NiñoMoco Adventurer

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    Helped a couple friends sell/buy a bike but in the end I got a cheap bike. :clap 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.



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  14. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    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. :D
  15. GClark

    GClark Adventurer

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    PM sent.


    Picked this up today, 1999 with 2400 miles on it. I'll get better pictures when it stops raining.


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  16. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    PM replied......Nice bike, sure needs a Corbin seat though! :rofl
  17. danco

    danco n00b

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    "...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.
  18. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    Seat is now sold and shipped tomorrow, Thanks Garrett, enjoy it!!!! :clap
  19. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    :thumb

    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...
  20. Humunn

    Humunn Where Next?

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    PM me if you have a set.
    Greg