New 2003 SV650S owner from PA. This is the next of many bikes I have owned. Looking for some help in maintaining the bike and purchasing some used OEM parts. Well nice too meet you all.
Wow, small world! I ended up paying $2200 for it, if I would have looked over it a bit more $2k would have been it. I still couldn't pass it up! Its got some miles(23k), and needs some TLC. This winter I may refresh the top end.Just got done installing new 17/44 sprockets, and 520 chain, and new shifter. On the way are front and rear Battlax's, oil and filter(s), NGK plugs, Zero Gravity dark smoke windscreen, Jardine Rt-1 exhaust w/midpipe, F & R EBC brakes and Galfer lines. Had a K & N on it which I serviced, gald I looked before I bought a new one. And possibly a new rear seat if I can make the deal..... I'm about to have surgery on my shoulder the 29th, and don't do much riding because of that. But next year I'll have to look for you. I ride a 2 tone silver/silver metallic 2006 CBR1000RR also, its got a Jardine exhaust on it too, you'll know its me it's pretty loud and I only know of one other CBR in the area with that color scheme. I ride into Berwick once in a while hitting 93 to Hazelton, but I will have to look you up when I do, Mike B.Ha, I saw that silver SV the other day! Good buy, maybe I'll see you around (I'm in Berwick).
That's why I bought the bike, for longer trips. I haven't ridden it yet I just finished doing the sprockets yesterday plus I rode the bike home and its been parked. I want something to travel on the interstate, or Rt 11 a long distance with low RPM's, that should give it to me. I have the bike pretty much ripped apart right now waiting for new parts to arrive this week. When I take it for a ride I'll let you know. The bike felt geared high to me on the ride home, I thought it was the stock 15/44 sprocket setup. Well it turns out it was 15/46. I should have checked it out first, but probably would have just gone 16/44....Thanks for telling me its on the options to change the post's.Wow. You went up +2 in the front? That bike should be great for gas mileage and long trips. I just went down one in the rear for lower highway RPMs and better gas mileage. Don't know how much difference it will make yet with just one tooth in the rear. How is the difference with two in the front? Pretty drastic?
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I've had bikes since I was 5 years old, and got my first real street bike at 15. It is fun to ride in PA, late September/October riding is priceless. A friend that has a Triumph told me a road about 10 miles from my house is listed as one of the most desirable to ride on some website. Never put it all together at the time, but guys from reading PA used to ride up Rt 61 to 339 every Sunday. It was odd going to my buddy's house in Scotch Valley and in the middle of nowhere seeing 20-30 rockets parked alongside the road at the Shumantown Bridge. It is one of my favorite roads to ride ever.I bet riding in PA is great. I never had a bike up there, yet, but I did grow up in Williamsport. Welcome.