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i am considering purchasing an 06 sv 650 with low miles under 3000
that has been lowsided the wreck apears to have bent the left fork leg
and thats it. My question is to the cost of repair and set up as i am 200 lbs
and would need to respring the bike anyways is it smarter to do a front end swap. i want to retain the handle bar type steering but a different bar perhaps. i would apriciate the thoughts
 

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another thing you have to conside it how fast did it go donw and does it start. Look around thd left case cover and see if any of the bolt broke off in the motor. The Fork are fairly simple to change. I third the motion on the gsxr forks. but also would look for a none wrecked bike .
 

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i am considering purchasing an 06 sv 650 with low miles under 3000
that has been lowsided the wreck apears to have bent the left fork leg
and thats it. My question is to the cost of repair and set up as i am 200 lbs
and would need to respring the bike anyways is it smarter to do a front end swap. i want to retain the handle bar type steering but a different bar perhaps. i would apriciate the thoughts
Where are you located?

I have an SV for sale that has a GSX-R front end with handlebars already on.
 

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i am considering purchasing an 06 sv 650 with low miles under 3000
that has been lowsided the wreck apears to have bent the left fork leg
and thats it. My question is to the cost of repair and set up as i am 200 lbs
and would need to respring the bike anyways is it smarter to do a front end swap. i want to retain the handle bar type steering but a different bar perhaps. i would apriciate the thoughts
I've rebuilt dozens of wrecked SV's (some of them really, really wrecked) and the only place I've ever seen a problem is where the side frame rails are welded to the lower casting (swingarm pivot). Check for cracks along the welds. Other than that, you will be fine. They are really tough bikes.
 
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