Touring on the SV650

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

  1. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    I did a write up on the speedo error a while back.
    Here is the program that is built into the factory speedometer.

    30's is 3 high
    40's is 4 high
    50's is 5 high

    And so forth.

    I have verified this with 2 different gps's and a few thousand miles.

    This is with the stock front tire. The 70 front tire is said to bring it back in line some.

    Remember the readings are not random, but programmed.
  2. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    I don't see too many people turning their sv's into wee's the way cats adv-ize their exc's. I wouldn't be opposed to bold, upright seating with wind protection like a wee...where are all the mad scientists?
  3. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    Ummm, there are ample write ups on ADV about folks turning their SV's into dual sports, they just aren't in the Road Warriors forum, which is intended for street bikes.
    I'd welcome them to the thread though, because ALL SV's are awesome. :)
  4. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    yeah, that's about what i see with mine as well.
  5. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    So what you're saying is...I just haven't sniffed the correct dogs ass yet...
  6. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    If that's what you're into, your posts belong in Jomama:freaky
  7. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    I may just be!

    I should just concentrate on getting my (new to me) sv ready to rip and forget about what might be.
  8. Oldbutslow

    Oldbutslow Been here awhile

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    SpeedoDRD installed and calibrated. I used 9.9% and it's close enough for me. Mega Thanks,,,,,,, BK
  9. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    Just listed mfw adjustable footpegs in the FM. Were on my 06 SV I since sold.
  10. Niles

    Niles Riding >> Typing

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    Dan,

    Just curious. What's the verdict on the 180 rear? Any opinion formed yet?

    peace,
    Niles :norton
  11. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Rubber Duck - puttin' the hammer down

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    Danimal, the setup with the aluminum supports going to the snapped my fender elimnator on one side :rofl


    I have fixed it though -

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    Excited for a two up Appalachia Tour this June. Start the the top of the BRP, ride the entire thing this time, go to the Rally at Fontana. Ride 129 and Moonshine 28 again, and hopefully check out Cherohala this time. Then head back up to VA, via Knoxville, the cumberland gap and the new river gorge bridge. 5 days, 1350mi.
  12. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    Only have a few short rides in on it thus far (about 150 miles) and I must say...me likey a lot.
    Feels funny for a lack of a better word, how easily the bike transitions over to a steep lean angle. Not that it falls in, but the feedback is more linear as you go from upright to on the edge.
    If you look at the profile of ANY 160 tire, they are far more "rounded" than 180's, which are flatter of a curve. Very good grip over on side.
    No downside to it as long as the lighter rear wheel holds up to abuse.
  13. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Rubber Duck - puttin' the hammer down

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    Did an overnighter on the SV to give my riding partner an idea of what a bike trip is. We are contemplating a ride to Deals Gap in june.

    Beautiful roads and weather, through Ellenville, Grahamsville, Wolliwemec forest to roscoe, to Oneonta NY to visit a friend. 255miles round trip.

    Saw a pink '57 chevy

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    A Covered bridge

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    Pepacton reservoir, used for NYC

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  14. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    Come on down, I'll try to put you on some good roads.


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    :1drink
  15. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    Nice pics, and it looks like a fine Spring day you enjoyed. Hopefully this weekend the weather stays nice and I get get the SV down into WV and stretch her legs a bit.

    I'll be riding down to the Gap in June for the SV Rally as well, if you want to ride together. I am leaving a bit early, on the evening of 5/31. I'll arrive in Robbinsville NC on the evening of 5/2 (Sat night)

    Hope to see you at the Rally!:freaky
  16. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    I'm street worthy:

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    I need some rear sets and clipons to complete my ultimate street/track/commutesicle/cross country ripper. And some more drilling and safety wiring.
  17. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Has anyone here put handguards on their SV? I'm thinking about getting aluminum handguards with plastic deflectors. Just wanted to see what others have used and how they fit. I have an S model that I put N bars on. I realize the deflectors may get in the way of the front fairing, so I might have to get 'up and back' bar risers to overcome this.
  18. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    Had them on my sv1000n, worked fine. Im going to put them on my sv650n
  19. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Which brand did you use?
  20. BobbyLee666

    BobbyLee666 Been here awhile

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    I have Moose Racing handguards on mine, and here is how they look:

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    There is not much room left on the stock bars, and the levers had to be trimmed down, but they work well.