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Old 04-15-2019, 11:01 AM   #1
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Looking at 2003 SV650 - what to look out for?

I'm looking at a 2003 SV650 with about 5400 miles. If I'm not mistaken, this is the 1st year of the Gen2's. Is there anything I should be aware of? Recalls? Problems? I may go to see it this weekend -- it's quite a hike from where I live.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:48 PM   #2
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Re: Looking at 2003 SV650 - what to look out for?

I put over 35,000 miles on a 2003, loved it and still regret selling it, even though I got a good price for it. No problems or things to look out for, other than that the underframe is slightly different for the '03 than for later years, so some Gen2 parts from later bikes won't be compatible. Despite the low miles, it's still a 16-year-old bike so things like fork seals, tires, fluids will need close inspection before you buy.
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I put over 35,000 miles on a 2003, loved it and still regret selling it, even though I got a good price for it. No problems or things to look out for, other than that the underframe is slightly different for the '03 than for later years, so some Gen2 parts from later bikes won't be compatible. Despite the low miles, it's still a 16-year-old bike so things like fork seals, tires, fluids will need close inspection before you buy.
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Re: Looking at 2003 SV650 - what to look out for?

This deal fell thru so I'm back to looking at ads in Craigslist and CycleTrader.

Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it.
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