Touring on the SV650

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Ohio_Danimal, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. blue72beetle

    blue72beetle Look at my Wee

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    My 02 stock seat drove me crazy. I put a bead rider on it, and that helped.

    Now on my 03 stock seat, I'm comfortable. Granted, I've only been on it for 2 hours max so far, but I have no problems with it yet. I was surprised.
  2. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  3. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    At 5'8 and 160 lbs, I like the stock seat over the factory jell.
  4. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    i have no clue what my 03 has, it's gel, but after about 2hrs my butt is done for.. but i deal with it. hahahaa. :)
  5. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie n00b

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    I'm 25 years old and 145lbs, so that might be it. You've got to refill the tank every 200mi anyway so walking around should help. I also sit all the way back at the widest part, resting against the pillion for some extra support. I probably just don't know what I'm missing with a good seat.
  6. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Rubber Duck - puttin' the hammer down

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    Me, 195lbs, stock seat was uncomfortable quickly. The OEM Gel is comfortable enough, and add a bit of legroom.

    Danimal.... I mostly followed your advice.

    MUCH more sturdy. $10.

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  7. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    nearly there man. Don't quit now. Take those bitches back off, round the ends carefully and smooth them, then clean and paint black.
    Reinstall
  8. Jonesin

    Jonesin n00b

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    Well, here's my '02 650S in my current (and temporary) touring setup. I just started riding last season, and between June and December 15th (last ride for me for the season) I put 23k miles on her :)

    I figure over the next couple months, I'll be fabricating some sort of rack system and hard bags. For a top box, has anyone tried a T-Box?

    Ed.


    EDIT:

    So far the stock seat has done me well, (I'm 6'1", 235 lbs) and have done 3 consecutive 14 hour days for my longest ride. (3500 mile round trip).
  9. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    Welcome to the thread Jonesin!

    Now THAT'S some serious first season mileage. Keep it up!

    Now let's see some pictures of places you've been on that 1st Gen SV!!:clap:freaky
  10. Jonesin

    Jonesin n00b

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    Well, here's us in St. Catherine's ON where I drove from Ottawa to buy her:

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    My first "getting to know her trip" just outside Quebec City:

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    Eastern Ontario at a little War Museum:

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    My first multi-day trip, to NYC, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto ON, Kingston ON, & Aberdeen MD for Bimmerfest East (had a blast being on a Japanese bike for a German show):

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  11. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    Like the picture in front of the church Jonesin

    Here's a pic to remind those in shitty weather to stay focused
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  12. Roxyig

    Roxyig Adventurer

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    Thanks! Here in Michigan we are having warmer temps but non stop rain. Par for the course the temps are to drop into the 20's creating an state wide ice rink :eek1

    Here's a pic to remind those in shitty weather to stay focused
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  13. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    Hey Roxy! I know how you feel. When the front went through last night, I was sure it was gonna take out our 120 yr old oak trees they were bending so far with the wind.
    Woke up today to below freezing temps, 40 mph winds and snow squalls. So from 61 degrees to 21 degrees in 24 hours.

    Man Spring cannot come soon enough.!
  14. blue72beetle

    blue72beetle Look at my Wee

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    I'm slowly doing things to the bike, to kind of scratch the winter motorcycle itch. But I could tinker with it all I want and nothing comes close to riding.

    Got a new rear tire mounted yesterday, PR3, to finally match the PR3 on the front.
    I also started putting SVRP 2.5in clip on's on it. Danimal, I know you had a GSXR front so your master cylinder is different, but did you have any problems with fitment of that on the clip on? Mine seems to hit the riser portion and doesn't want to rotate down very far, maybe I just need to play with it more. The brake switch plug is in the way too.
  15. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    Not sure what you're asking Beet.
    SV Racing's clipons are just clones (he bought their tooling when they went under) of SWATT clipons. I have the 3.5" SWATTs on my SV.
    Are you referring to master cylinder clearance to the riser?

    Lemme look a minute for a pic...

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  16. blue72beetle

    blue72beetle Look at my Wee

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    Yes, the clearance between the master cylinder and the riser block is causing problems. I posted over on SVR, hopefully someone that has done this with a stock master cylinder will chime in.

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  17. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    Beet,

    Kill two birds with one stone.

    Replace the front brake lines with quality lines, and get a fitting for the MC with a 45 degree bend, which will give you the clearance you need (or cut off that tab)
  18. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    Found a couple of pictures online from a trip I made late Summer last year to the area around Deal's Gap. I am sooo sick of Winter.

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  19. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    Getting ready for Daytona.

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  20. Roxyig

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