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Hello Everyone!

I like in San Jose, Ca. I just finished the MSF course and waiting for my Motorcycle Liscence to arrive.

i love the look of the full fairing 2008 SV650 but unfortunately cant find a decent price for a used one in my area.

I did find a guy who is selling his 2007 SV650S for $3700. The bike has around 12k miles on it. The bike has a small dent on the gas tank, and a couple of minor scratches, the rear brake pedal is bent pretty bad though (but still fully functional) i dont think ill be able to ride it back from his place before getting it straightened though.


This will be my first bike so i dont mind the cosmetic damages that much but i was just wondering if this was a good deal. I know SV650s generally sell in the 3-4k range and the price seemed a little high.

Also if i buy this bike, how much approximately would it cost me in the bay area to put full fairings (can it even be done?) and fix the rear brake?
[EDIT: Scratch the first question :) i found the answer in the Cosmetic Accessories section. Still wondering about the brake though]

I will research on this more, just wanted to put it out there for advice which i thank you all in advance.

I look forward to learning from you all and if there are any of you out there in the bay give me a holla and i would love to ride with you. (Once i get my bike ofcourse! )
 

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Thank you mrwood. I am so excited right now. Can't wait for the bike. I sat on a couple this weekend. Im also thinking of getting either lower foot pegs or rear sets to accommodate for my height.

Rear sets are hella expensive though...how are they better?

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I think for your first bike I'd steer clear of a damaged bike unless you plan to put elbow work in, especially for 3k plus bike. Talk him down since its a little busted. You want to maximize your time riding and I'd recommend a 250 to start, but everyone is different. I'd also avoid throwing lots of money into it as well unless you plan to keep it for awhile.

Just had some acquaintances purchase their first bikes and oh boy bent forks, broken levers, etc problems because they rushed it for outrageous prices. If you can actually test ride an sv650 that is properly working it'll be great because you can spot differences between it and the one you want.

I don't know how the prices work over there but THIS summer was the worst season for sport bike prices in DFW IMO. Luckily I got my 03' SV650S for $2500 8k milesish. I personally spent $1900 on a ninja 250, 2005 rode it for 6 months then sold it for $2100, again depends on area and I upgraded the hell out of it: zx6r rear shocks, stainless steel line for the brakes front and rear, jetted, etc. lost like $300 but the learning experience was amazing.

Personal opinion on this deal make him fix the lever or have him ride it in front of you running through some gears or pillion it up. Don't ever buy a bike you have not ridden or seen start. One of the acquaintances I mentioned bought an R6 without even riding nor hearing it. In short since he's lacking Passion in fixing his bike it's been I his garage for like 3months lmao. I'm not poking fun of him but personal experience gives me the ability to, but that's a story for another time.

Also remember you aren't just spending 3k. You may have to replace tires, brake pads, (should swap all fluids), and possibly something else.

In the end it's your money and I hope you have a great time with your first bike!!!
 
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