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Old 09-27-2010, 01:18 AM   #1
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Mileage before rebuild.

About how many miles can you get out of a sv engine before you need to rebuild it?
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:57 AM   #2
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Re: Mileage before rebuild.

So many variables...

It all depends on how well it has been maintained. Some guy posted no long ago that he reached 80k + miles on his SV without having to do any major work on it.

Summarize...

Oil changes = yes please
Wheelies = no thanks

Do that and you'll get plenty of miles on those bulletproof engines.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:29 AM   #3
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Re: Mileage before rebuild.

I have read about a bunch of people on this forum that have well over 60k on these engines only doing oil changes and valve checks. Treat them well and they should last.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:47 AM   #4
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Re: Mileage before rebuild.

I like to think I'm pushing the envelope of what the 1000cc engine can do. She's got just over 57,000 miles along with 10 trackdays so far with 2 more by the end of the year. All I do is change oil and the filter and have checked the valves twice since I picked up the bike at 18000 miles. Never left me stranded yet...
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:11 AM   #5
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Re: Mileage before rebuild.

at 135k, my SV needs new valves & guides, cam chains & oil pump,

pistons, rings, bearings are fine

serviced 100% by dealer at recommended intervals (3500-4000 miles) no more, no less

I'm hoping my V-strom 1000 will go 200k+
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:33 AM   #6
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Re: Mileage before rebuild.

Good info! I should be good for a while.. I haven't checked the valves yet.. then again it only has 8500k on it..

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Old 09-28-2010, 10:36 AM   #7
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Re: Mileage before rebuild.

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Good info! I should be good for a while.. I haven't checked the valves yet.. then again it only has 8500k on it..

Be nice to the SV and the SV will be nice to you

You're due for a valve check. If you are at all competent with tools you can do it yourself.

More than likely the valve clearances will be in spec, though.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:45 AM   #8
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Good info! I should be good for a while.. I haven't checked the valves yet.. then again it only has 8500k on it..


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You're due for a valve check..
at only 8500 km? why earlier than the recommended 15k miles/24k kilometer recomendation
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Re: Mileage before rebuild.

Ooops. Brainfart. I saw the "k" and read 8.5k MILES.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:27 AM   #10
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8.5k.. thats would almost be fresh off the lot!
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