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As the title states, if the bike is good maybe i'll be a semi-active member of this community. ;D
 

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Also i'm 5'8" 155 lbs. is there anything i should be aware of if the bike is mostly stock with regards to my height?
 

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It's a 2004, i'm gonna try to take a look at it in the next few days if it looks nice to the eye i'm thinking i'll get it inspected by a mechanic if i can find a reputable one in the area. also the guy is selling the bike for $2775, but from what i've heard i should be able to talk him down since the mileage is fairly high for what he is asking
 
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Whether you're an experienced rider or a beginner, the SV is just plain fun. Maintenance costs are quite low compared to many other bikes. The engine is solid and reliable, too.

Although they have budget suspension components, at 155 lbs, it shouldn't be too bad for you. There's no rebound or compession damping adjustability, so upgrades are common for SV owners.
 

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At 5' 8" I am guessing you might have a little bit of trouble getting your feet flat on the ground, maybe some other riders on here can chime in with their input. Best of luck!
 

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according to the second owner who i am talking to these are the upgrades done to the bike:

Upgraded with GSXR air shock, new Race Tech fork springs + seals, carbon fiber fende
 

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i would say that 44k is pretty high. it's got the good mods done to it though. $2775 is real close, i'd see if you could get $2500 for it. see if he bites.
 

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he said this about maintainance
There haven't been any services I know of besides oil changes, and a 20k valve spec check. I might have those papers, but can't remember. It's CA legal, and registered until June.
is there anything else that should be done throughout 44k miles? He's the second owner and he said the first owner put the majority of the miles on the bike
 

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Valve checks.
Check the chain for wear
Tires
General visual inspection paint/excessive stickers, etc.

44K isn't bad for a bike if the rider uses it constantly. I have a 2005 with 51K.
 

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well i found a local motorcycle shop that will inspect for $40. does that seems like a fair price for an inspection. He told me a list of things he will do but i cannot remember them all:

Valve Check
Make sure wheels are aligned
Brakes are good and don't veer.
Said they will test drive the bike (can't remember reason)
I think check all fluids.
Try to determine if the bike has been in an accident.

and that is the list of things i remember.
 

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$40 inspection (if it covers a valve inspection) is an excellent price. With 44K miles, I think I would be looking somewhere else. You may end up finding little things like cables, hoses, etc that will need replacing,..reducing overall reliability.
 

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Welcome to SVR. I'm 5'7 and while I can't flat foot both feet, it's not like I'm tiptoeing either. I don't think seat height will be a major concern for you.
 

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alright thanks guys. i've decided to pass on this sv650. i'll keep looking for another sv650 or maybe a ninja 250. are there any other type of standard/traditional bikes you guys would recommend?
 

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well i'm back and i actually found a 2004 SV650S for $2000 with 13k miles. gonna check the bike out tomorrow with a friend. sounds like a steal at this price. any advice on what i should look for on this particular model. and if i did get it i'd prollie want to strip the front and make it look like and SV650.
 
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