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  1. Motorcycle Talk
    Hi , Paddy here Looking to get into doing a few track days and a bit of racing down the line . Purchased this absolute nugget of a gen 1 for 600 quid She has been sitting for a very long time , 6 years . With this in mind I went out and bought a spare engine for 250 quid with all the...
  2. Motorcycle Talk
    So I'll word this best I can I have a gen1 (restricted), and when taking the motorway in top gear doing roughly about 8000 rpm she loses power and after about half a mile of trying to get power back cuts out if I stop and restart her it's like nothing happened. I have looked around and can't...
  3. SV650 Gen1 (99-02) Tech
    So as the title says, I tried adjusting the chain without a rear-wheel stand since the manual didn't mention needing one, but the main mistake was not loosening the axle nut while gripping the nug on the other end. The chain adjuster on the kick stand's side tightened accordingly but when I went...
  4. SV650 Gen1 (99-02) Tech
    Good day all. First SV650, first post. Thanks in advance for any and all advice. Thanks also for patience at a long post. Bike: 2002 SV650 Current issue: The bike starts fine and runs great for ~ 10 minutes at highway speeds (runs great longer if lower RPM, around-town speeds). After about 10...
  5. Wanted...
    Hello all, I've been transferring my beat up Shad top box and mounting base plate from bike to bike for years now. Just picked up a Gen 1 SV650 and am looking for the mounting rack. I can weld and grind so even if you have a mangled one I'd be interested; I just don't want to take the time to...
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