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  1. SV650 Gen1 (99-02) Tech
    Hello, While riding my 2001 SV650S it stalled when I tried to downshift and revmatch. When I rolled on the throttle to revmatch it went limp and my bike turned off and the oil light came on (usually happens when you turn the bike off right?). I started it up again immediately and the oil light...
  2. Cosmetic Accessories
    I really enjoy my stock seat, but I would like to shop around. I really like the grey scale looking bride seats and would like to be able to get one. Any help? I attached a picture just because I love my new bike :)
  3. SV650 Gen1 (99-02) Tech
    Hey guys, So I saved this SV from the scrap heap. Turns out it had dropped an intake valve in the front cylider. It dosnt really appear to need much more than a Head and Piston. To be safe I was planning on tearing down the motor in search of more metallic bits that might have gotten lost...
  4. New Member Introductions
    I have been wanting a SV650 for a long time. Ive been putting money away and hoping to trade another bike and get one soon. (In OH, hit me up.) But in the meantime I just picked up a 2001 with a locked up motor just for fun. Taking the spark plugs out revealed that somthing had impacted the...
  5. SV650 Gen2 (03-15) Tech
    Hey there guys! new to the forum. i got inot a motorcycle accident last year (hit a deer) and am looking to pull the bike out of the garage and stat fixing it. it is a 2007 sv650s The front end was hit to where i have unplugged the front fairing connections. the engine took no damage other than...
  6. SV650 Gen1 (99-02) Tech
    Seems like a long shot, but does anyone have any idea where this screw came from? It was in the same bag with the petcock and the carburetor stuff, so I think it must've come from the carb. That being said, it doesn't look like any other screw in the carb (and I'm not even sure if it is a JIS...
  7. SV650 Gen2 (03-15) Tech
    I ran over an electric scooter (one of those god-forsaken scooter-share ones...) at ~65mph on the freeway. I landed straight, immediately noticed I'd lost pressure in the clutch lever and began leaking oil, but was able to pull over and wait for a tow. Here's what I've found so far: "Outer"...
  8. SV650 Gen1 (99-02) Tech
    Hi! I'm working on a superkart from a half trashed SV650. been trying to get the engine to spark, CDI seems intact( no shorts ) Coils also seem to be good, from what multimetering madness I could guess my way to atleast so many possible switches that could disable me from getting a spark such as...
  9. SV650 Gen1 (99-02) Tech
    I'm sure many here know what I was doing to starve the front cylinder of oil. I knew better before I did it 😅 Now it has a nasty knock in the bottom end and a lot of clatter from the top of the front cylinder. It is time to put a new engine in it. My mechanical skills are mainly from the...
  10. SV650 Gen2 (03-15) Tech
    Got my new all balls wheel bearings in and I went to put the new seal on the sprocket bearing. Currently the id of the seal is about 2-3mm away from the inner race of the bearing. That's not normal right? Can't seem to get the seal to go any lower (and I'm dreading cleaning the old bearing to...
  11. SV650 Gen2 (03-15) Tech
    Just got my wheel bearings out and I have learned that I will never again replace my own bearings (excepts maybe the steering bearings since they are beyond shot and I imagine it'll be easier than the rims). Heating with a blow torch worked wonders. My question is when I go to place the new ones...
  12. SV650 Gen2 (03-15) Tech
    So a while ago I threw in a 1300r shock (listing stated 99-07 so fuck if I know the exact year). At the time I knew nothing about suspensions at all other than the shitty flip-up fender eliminator I bought the bike with kept coming into contact with the tire seriously fucking with my plate so I...
  13. SV1000 (03-07) Tech
    Experiencing some problems after installing an aftermarket gauge. My bike was having troubles turning over, the bike will sometimes start. When it does it idles alright and I can rev the engine just fine. However, when I put the kickstand up it will die or when put it into gear it dies. It’s...
  14. SV650 Gen2 (03-15) Tech
    Hello, I’m looking to install a koso dl-03sr gauge(my OEM gauge is cracked). I have little to no experience. I have most of the wiring figured out, but not sure what to wire for the engine light and tachometer. Any info is much appreciated I’ve included my bikes wiring diagram as well as the...
  15. Engine & Transmission
    Hello! I have this 04 sv650 that recently had to have the front cylinder head replaced due to a seize and broken off spark plug. After putting a new head gasket in the front and getting all of the valves, front and back, sorted to correct tolerances the bike now has a hard time keeping its self...
  16. Motorcycle Talk
    I have a 2004 sv650 naked... So I was riding to work, and suddenly my bike made a horrible crunching noise. Now when the bike is in neutral kickstand up and clutch in, it will start up (doesnt sound too healthy though), even when in neutral and i release the clutch it cuts out, but doesn't seem...
  17. SV650 Gen2 (03-15) Tech
    Hi all, I have a problem and hope someone can maybe point me in the right direction. Last week the oil/engine light came on combined with an F1 code. I was pretty far from home so just kept driving. Nothing weird on first sight. But eventually I discovered that my idle speed had tanked to...
  18. Electrical
    I recently purchased aftermarket turn signals for my 99' SV because my left signal was burnt out. When I was wiring up the new signals in the front, I shorted the left signal by touching the positive and neutral crimps together. I was too excited to see if they worked before I taped them. Now...
  19. Motorcycle Talk
    Hey SVsquad, Are there any women or know of any women who've ridden the SV650? I am 110lbs, 5'3 and I went halves on a old, broken down, SV650 with my ex. We fixed it up and I started learning to ride on it. Then of course he sold it. I've always ridden on the back of my dads cruisers, friends...
  20. SV650 Gen1 (99-02) Tech
    Just bought an 02' SV. Currently sorting through the bike, but I can't figure out where this connector is supposed to go and what it is for.
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