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So I'm new to the street bike world and this might seem like a very simple question but I couldn't find much in the forums to answer it...

What are the different versions of the SV650 and what are the differences between them? Specifically for the 06 models. I went to a Suzuki shop to get a quote for parts and they asked me what type of SV650 I had and I told them it was just a naked street bike. I know the SVS has fairings and stuff like that on it, but would I know if my bike is an SVS which just has a couple of the body panels taken off? And if it is originally a naked bike, does it have a letter attached to the end, like a 650N or is it just a 650?

More dumb questions like this will probably be asked in the near future while I'm feeling everything out.
 

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This is what I THINK I need...

Front fender
Right side turn signal
Radiator
Handlebars

I might try to get the radiator fixed because they are hella expensive new. Any ideas?
 

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Also, are there any structural or mechanical differences between the 650n and 650s or is it all just basically the cosmetics?
 

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fender and turn signal you may be able to find on here (much cheaper than dealership)

handlebars, you could get some protapers, or bikemasters alot cheaper than stock.

does the radiator leak? if not it could probbably wait.

i would suggest not dropping it ;D but that can be hard to do, so some sort of frame sliders would be a top reccomendation (motosliders, and t-rex have bolth gotten good reviews on here)
 

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the major differences deal with the body work, the handle/cables/triple tree, and the gearing is slightly different, and supposidly the rear swingarm is different. other than that parts tend to be pretty interchangable.

the dealers also tend to be overpriced on alot of things, so if you dont have a close relationship with people there, you may be able to save some money online.
 

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BlinkerFluid - Thanks for the tip about the bars, I'll check them out.

Iakayak81 - Thanks for all the info, it's super helpful. What exactly is a frame slider though?
 

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frame slider is a plastic peice that bolts to the frame, to protect other parts of the bike from damage...

green arrow points to mine (i wrapped it with reflective tape)

 

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As a parts guy, when a customer asks me for a part I want to know what bike and what year it is going on so I can be as sure as I can that I am getting him the correct part. I don't want him to have to come back because the part doesn't fit. So do your parts guy a favor and humor him when he asks you what bike. Less work for both of you in the end.
 
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I recently learned that there is a difference in the top triple clamp offset of the steering tube hole between the naked and S model versions of the 2nd generation bikes. There is a 1.5mm difference in offset. The end result is a slight difference in the trail and rake of the front end.

I didn't want to believe it until this article prompted a closer look: http://www.motorcycledaily.com/09april03suzuki2003sv650.htm

And here's the thread in which it was discussed (see the last few posts in particular): http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=94418
 

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I did know the slight rake angle difference but I do not think it affects fenders at all. I replaced my fender after a wreck with an svs fender and I have a factory n model.
 

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Also, are there any structural or mechanical differences between the 650n and 650s or is it all just basically the cosmetics?
the position of the rear sets are different between one of the years of SV starting in 03. Don't remember which but the peg is lower and part of the shift assembly.
 

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Specs from Service Manual for 2005 Model:

S Wheelbase 56.3"
N Wheelbase 56.7"

S Dry WT 376#
N Dry WT 368#

S Ground Clearance 6.1"
N Ground Clearance 5.9"

S Steering Angle R&L 30 deg
N Steering Angle R&L 32 deg

S Trail 3.94"
N Trail 4.02"

S Turn Radius 10.5'
N Turn Radius 9.8'

S Final Reduction Ratio 2.933 (44/15)
N Final Reduction Ratio 3.0 (45/15)

S Chain 108 links
N Chain 110 links

Note: Gen 1 ('02) specs have similar relationships although the absolute values may differ slightly for some measurements. However, for both S and N '02, trail is 3.94" and ground clearance is 5.5".
 

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the position of the rear sets are different between one of the years of SV starting in 03. Don't remember which but the peg is lower and part of the shift assembly.
The 03 has different rearset for S and naked. (see peg positions in pic) 04+ have same rearsets for S and naked. The 04 rearsets are different than either 03.

 
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