Suzuki SV650 Riders Forum banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
quick question, i am picking up a bike and i need the front to back measurements on it so i can make sure it fits, im not finding anything on the net. anyone know offhand?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,250 Posts
You are welcome and welcome to SVRider and if the bike is still to long you can always let some air out of the tires, that might give you an inch or two ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
the bed of the truck is only 6',tailgate up wonder how much cushion i could get if i turn the wheel a lil and try to caddy corner it, and thanks for the warm welcome. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
the bed of the truck is only 6',tailgate up wonder how much cushion i could get if i turn the wheel a lil and try to caddy corner it, and thanks for the warm welcome. :)
I don't post here hardly ever, I just read.... a lot.... until I am ready to buy the right SV, but cars/trucks I know :)

What kind of truck is it? That makes a big difference. For instance, with a "6 ft" bed Chevrolet, the bed is actually 6ft 6 inches. You gain almost a foot by measuring front left corner to right rear corner, so you really have almost 7 ft 7 inches if you can get it in diagonal. Since you only need an extra 4 inches, I am sure you could get an SV in a 6ft bed Chevy with the tailgate closed if you picked up the back wheel and slid her over to the corner. Again though, brand of truck makes a little difference in actual bed measurements.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
328 Posts
The SV will fit in the back of just about any truck. My friend had an older tacoma double cab with a 4 1/2 ft bed and his bike fit in fine without even angling it. The back tire was on the lowered tailgate but it did fit. I have a 6 ft bed on my tacoma and the bike fits fine. I can even close the tailgate if I angle the bike.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
the truck is a colorado, i think i will be fine might just have to leave tailgate down. its not to far from my house 50 miles maybe. and i will have it tied down w/ wheels chocked.

i think he told me it was 7'4'' with tailgate down, thanks for the input everyone
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
896 Posts
Standard truck bed (6ft) with the tailgate down (another 2 ft) will be just fine for the SV. You can put it in catty-corner if you really want to put the tailgate up. I've hauled plenty of my bikes in the bed with the tailgate down with no problem. A neat little trick, if you have cables for your tailgate, you can flip them over the latch pins (my own term) to hold the tailgate up about 1/2 way - this is handy if you have a couple of coolers and the like that you don't want to risk sliding out. IIRC, the compact trucks like Rangers do just fine as well with the tailgate down.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Standard truck bed (6ft) with the tailgate down (another 2 ft) will be just fine for the SV. You can put it in catty-corner if you really want to put the tailgate up. I've hauled plenty of my bikes in the bed with the tailgate down with no problem. A neat little trick, if you have cables for your tailgate, you can flip them over the latch pins (my own term) to hold the tailgate up about 1/2 way - this is handy if you have a couple of coolers and the like that you don't want to risk sliding out. IIRC, the compact trucks like Rangers do just fine as well with the tailgate down.
The Colorado's tailgate straps already have a 45 degree clip built into them :) Wutzcrackin3n, if you have a Reg cab or Ext cab, you *should* be able to shut the tailgate with it in at an angle. If not, you can either use the angled tailgate clip on your tailgate strap, or you can just leave it down and tighten it good. With a crew cab Colorado, you will need the tailgate down, and you will need to angle it, but it should fit.

EDIT: Almost forgot. The tailgates on the Colorado (and most midsized PUs actually) are known for buckling a little if you put the rear tire of a bike right in the middle of the tailgate(usually only when doing this a lot and with heavier bikes, 50 miles with an SV should be fine). Since the SV is not really a heavy bike compared to most MCs, you should probably be okay. If angled with the rear wheel closer to one side of the tailgate, you really shouldn't have any problems. If you are still worried though, you can stop by home depot and get a piece of wood, maybe 1/4 thick, that fits between the wheel wells and is as long as the bed+tailgate. Than you just ride the bike into the bed, and the wood will help disperse the weight on the tailgate so it won't buckle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
it barely fit, i had leave the tailgate down. i even tried to caddy corner it (well the tail end) after i strapped the front.it was a reguler cab no back seat. back tire only went over the tailgate a couple inches just enough to have to leave it down but oh well. we had it strapped real good and also on the back to make way for wind. thanks for the input everyone it is appreciated
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Gen1 SV are 2070 mm long and 760mm wide for naked and 740mm for s.

So 6ft 9in 1/2 long from front tire to rear (lower part of the plate) and 2ft 6in wide from lever to lever.

S aren't shorter, there is a difference in front fork rate but also in rear length...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
What, the swing are is longer? That's the only thing that would make the rear end longer since they have the same tail, wheels, engine, and frame.
I'm not sure of what you call swing.

You may be right. I have two documents, in one both have the same length, it's a scheme.
The other is a table that gives 2045 mm for S and 2070 for N...
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top