The Official SV Thread... SV650

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

  1. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    True, i don't own a 250. Although, for the backroads where i live, i have been eyeing a TU250x.

    My SV is now for sale as well. :( sad times,
  2. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    My front brakes feel spongy. Beeding only helps for a short period of time. I have a GSXR front end conversion but I'm using the SV cylinder and lines. I'm also thinking about going with dirt bike bars and drilling out the triple clamp for them. The clip ons are getting old or maybe I'm just getting old. Either way, any suggestions on a wallet friendly solution? I'd like a better brake master cylinder but isn't there a recall on all the GSXR ones?

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  3. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    If you want to drill the triple and add dirt bike bars, you'll most likely need new brake lines. If you need new lines, you may add well go with stainless steel braided lines. That made a huge difference in braking when I switched to SS lines.

    Switching from clipons to dirt bike bars is a great upgrade... one of the best I've done.
  4. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    Don't worry too much about the recall. It has more to do with old fluid eroding the cylinders walls. Just change your brake fluid more often.

    are you positive you don't have a small leak somewhere?

    also if you do the GSXR master, beware of cheap brake levers. i got a cheap one and it wasn't drilled enough. after riding for about a mile, the front brakes lock up. i had to buy an OE lever and it's ok. apparently a pretty common issue with the chinese knockoffs. just something to plan for.
  5. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    If you drill out your triple and are not happy let me know. I've got one in the garage I'd let go for cheap. I switched mine for an n rather than drilling. Dirt bike bars are the way to go. You won't regret it.
  6. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    Does it matter which brand SS lines? Do the ones with two separate lines instead of one out of the master then splitting into two make a worth while difference? Or should I just go with whatever I can find a deal on.

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  7. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    Blasting around Kansas
  8. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    Either will be better than what you have. Ive had both and supposedly the split at the master is better, but I didnt notice a diffence. Svracing parts I think sells galfer. Good guy to deal with too.

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  9. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  10. StriderTB

    StriderTB Strudel

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    Finally got my Zenrails mounted to the SV. I bought these like a year ago and never got around to mounting the plates after the PITA it was to grind out the bolt holes to make them fit the 04-09 SV (they were designed for the first gen. model). They are designed to hold your soft luggage out and away from the body, while adding some useful mounting points and giving the bags some support. I have to say, they do the job admirably.

    Originally, I wanted to use the rails as a base to mount Pelican cases, but there's just not enough support to mount hard bags to two bolts that hold the passenger footpegs. My Ogio soft bags hold a decent amount though. I think I might upgrade to some Wolfman Expedition drybags in the future.

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  11. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Been here awhile

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    So I brain farted buying oil the other day and ended up with suzuki synthetic oil which I admit shifts better but how many miles are you guys running with synthetic oil.
  12. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    That sounds really cool. Please post a good photo of your bike. I'm waiting for Yamaha to bring the FZ-07 to the U.S. but, if they take too long an SV 650 set up like you described might fill my garage for less money.......Or a 690 Duke for more money. :evil
  13. hunter151

    hunter151 Adventurer

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    Do you have any pics of the setup without bags on? I have some soft bags I want to use on my SV, but am worried about them rubbing on the plastics.
  14. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    I run shell rotella t6 like a lot of people here. Cheap and full synthetic. Works really well and is rated for our bikes. Its cheal too at $25 a gallon at Wal-Mart.

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  15. Cat0020

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    Just picked up two 5-qts, Mobil 1 @ Wallymart for $50.

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    Ran like that for a trip from Philly to Ann Arbor, MI. 10+ hrs of riding, didn't scratch up the plastics.
  16. StriderTB

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    Not my bike, but mine are mounted pretty much the same way. They were discontinued a few years ago, but I believe someone over on SVRider has a bunch of overstock. That's where I found my set.
  17. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    I had a shitty night last night. I was doing some maintenance on my (until now) pristine '99 SV and when it got dark, I went to move it back into the shed. Usually no problem, just a bit of momentum to get the wheels over the two 3" high lips at the door. Somehow, I didn't push hard enough, and tripped over a piece of sidewalk chalk one of my kids left on the patio, all at the same time. Lost my grip on the left bar, and it was gone before I could do anything, right into the door frame. :becca Completely avoidable, and completely my fault. I feel sick when I look at it now.

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    Well, it WAS a nice looking bike.:cry Now what? That will NOT buff out.
  18. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Don't worry about it. It adds character to the bike!!
  19. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Nothing money won't fix. eBay / SVRider.com, new tank, paint and decals and you will be good as new.

    My SV1000 slipped off my lift several years ago, basically landed upside down. My tank "exploded". Picked up a nice tank on eBay, fixed a couple tiny dings and then had it painted. Back to perfect now.
  20. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Buy a new tank off ebay?