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hello all to sv members! I am new to this forums and i have a r1 but looking for a 600cc..

i went to waynes cycle in virginia and took a look the round of new bikes. i saw this used 2001 Suzuki sv650s / 7k mileages it's looks new and nice but i dont like the looks. is it possible to change the looks to streetfighter like just take off the front lights/fairing parts and buy aftermarkets (Just lights/guages). what do you think? is it bad idea?

I have a question whats difference between sv650s and sv650n?

here's the look like sv650s at waynes cycle



this is what i want it to be looks not in the above picture. this is the best looks!



i dont know i have been looking for a decent bike i rather 600cc.. maybe gsxr600 or r6 but the new brand will kill me because of insurance i am 23.. whatever the best to do so i like to know. thanks. forgive me for bad/losy english haha. i am deaf. be cool with me.

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You can easily remove the fairings and slap a naked headlight on there and call it good.
you could do new headlight and aftermarket gauges for less than $300 and probably sell what you took off for the same price, maybe even more.
Have you ridden an SV before? Coming off an R1, you may want to test one before you commit....
 

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It depends what you´re looking into in a bike. Neither of your options will be on par with your R1 powerwise, so you must decide what do you want to sacrifice - low end or top end.
The sportbikes you mentioned will have the advantage to the SV regarding top end power and suspension, the SV counters with low end pull and "everyday usability" (don´t know how to describe it better).
Coming from an R1 I´d think you´d like to tweak the SV suspension at least a little bit, take that into account.

Besides that, making a naked bike out of an SVS is not really a problem. There are already a lot of threads on here describing the conversion.

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You can easily remove the fairings and slap a naked headlight on there and call it good.
you could do new headlight and aftermarket gauges for less than $300 and probably sell what you took off for the same price, maybe even more.
Have you ridden an SV before? Coming off an R1, you may want to test one before you commit....
yeah thats what i thinking too. any modding like to cut the wires and shit? ???

well i know but my r1 is too powerful but i like to back in 600cc again also it's good to cruise for a long trip though.
 

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yeah, you'll likely have to cut some wires to add aftermarket gauges. Its pretty simple if you can read a wiring diagram and work a soldering iron.
 

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The naked foot pegs are lower: less sporty and less cornering clearance. The naked has riser bars and the S has clip-ons: Risers are more holigan/better for wheelies but clip-ons are (arguably) better for tracks and twisties. The combination of the two equals an overall more forward lean. The S headlight/guage assembly adds about 19lbs over the naked. The S rear sprocket is 1 or 2 teeth smaller (I forget which) ; better for highway riding but less zip off the line.
Check out the gallery and see if you like the looks of an S with a headlight retrofit or a N with clip-ons. Also be sure and test ride the bike. It's no literbike.
 

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yeah, you'll likely have to cut some wires to add aftermarket gauges. Its pretty simple if you can read a wiring diagram and work a soldering iron.
ahh thats cool i am surely can do it. thanks. can you send me a link to that DIY Thread?


The naked foot pegs are lower: less sporty and less cornering clearance. The naked has riser bars and the S has clip-ons: Risers are more holigan/better for wheelies but clip-ons are (arguably) better for tracks and twisties. The combination of the two equals an overall more forward lean. The S headlight/guage assembly adds about 19lbs over the naked. The S rear sprocket is 1 or 2 teeth smaller (I forget which) ; better for highway riding but less zip off the line.
Check out the gallery and see if you like the looks of an S with a headlight retrofit or a N with clip-ons. Also be sure and test ride the bike. It's no literbike.
thanks a lot.. what do you mean by no literbike?
 

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The SV is no literbike. It doesnt have the power of a 1k, and the suspension is quite a step down from what you'd see on the supersport bikes like 600's and 1k's.
yeah i thought so.. i just making sure but i don't worry about the powerful bike,, i like a chill bike for a long trip make sure to remember that haha
 

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oh and i wondering if i want to buy a 99-01 sv650n front lights parts will it fit on 01 sv650s and all plugged without cutting the wires? i am curiously.
 

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I made $150 on my conversion from S to naked. But I also kept the S gauges and sorta looks funny, hopefully once I actually make some better brackets it'll make it much better looking. Naked may not be the most comfortable for touring or top speeds but going 40 to 60 is a blast, not to mention fairinged crotch rockets are a dime a dozen in the US albeit the SV650S is still now crotch rocket IMHO.
 

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Yes they will but the S headlight has two headlights plus a weird third parking type of light. So the parking third light and one of the headlight wires will need to be sealed off as you'll only need wires from one of the two S headlights. Whatever you do take your time and do not mix up the wires, obviously unplug the battery first.
 

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yeah haha i know how to work on the cars so it should be similar.. unplug is a must i know that.. thanks for your hints.. virginia here just need one mirrior so i dont mind to get one for on clip-on side.

can someone send me a link how to do conversion from S to naked thread? thanks again
 

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Man if want to do a conversion, I will help you step by step if you have mechanical knowledge. It wont be very hard at all and you will make back everything for sure if the plastics are still good.

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I myself have an 01' SV650. Looks just like how you want yours to look. It's an overall nice bike, it's comfortable, lots of possibilities with it, but since you're coming off of an R1, it may not be all that you expect. I used to have a 95'Triumph Speed Triple, it was a very powerful bike, when I bought my SV it seemed sluggish compared to the Triumph, but speed isn't everything to me. Really, it all is based on your personal preference, if you like a fast bike and are looking for a 600, than the SV650 may not be your piece of the cake... but take one for a test run and see what you think, if your looking for more power, you could consider an SV1000?. As for insurance, I'm through Progressive, am 19 and have my own policy with health coverage for $360 a year, insurance companies see the 650 V-Twin and most-likely classify it as a cruiser. Good luck man, hope you find what you're looking for.:rock:
 

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I myself have an 01' SV650. Looks just like how you want yours to look. It's an overall nice bike, it's comfortable, lots of possibilities with it, but since you're coming off of an R1, it may not be all that you expect. I used to have a 95'Triumph Speed Triple, it was a very powerful bike, when I bought my SV it seemed sluggish compared to the Triumph, but speed isn't everything to me. Really, it all is based on your personal preference, if you like a fast bike and are looking for a 600, than the SV650 may not be your piece of the cake... but take one for a test run and see what you think, if your looking for more power, you could consider an SV1000?. As for insurance, I'm through Progressive, am 19 and have my own policy with health coverage for $360 a year, insurance companies see the 650 V-Twin and most-likely classify it as a cruiser. Good luck man, hope you find what you're looking for.:rock:
yep excatly speed isn't everything to me and i ridden my r1 about 10 times.. it's still scary :eek: it was my exactly first bike haha.. i made a few mistaken but r1 gave me a good example how i can handle when going to 600 it's definitely more better and easier to handle with.. i like to have my feets to on the floor fully so i wondering any sv have the adjustable to more lower to be even on my comfortable and good balance? yes i did check on insurance quote for sv650. it's an awesome price i like! my 99 r1 costs me 2,000 a year??? so yeah i think sv650 is better to choice for me.

sorry about my horrible english i tried my best i am deaf so yeah and thanks for your helps!
 
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