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Hello peeps,

Just moved up from a hyosung gt250r to the sv650 and all I can say is, wow. Loving every minute of it. I feel like I'm breaking the law whenever I throw my leg over this thing.

Started out 4 years ago with a gs500 but ran into financial issues and took a 3 year break from riding, missed it a lot, even though that bike was junktastic (by the end nobody would even take it for free). Then my cars engine went recently and I needed some quick transportation so picked up a 250 for less then the cost of a new engine. Then ended up selling the dead car and picking up the sv.

The power, stability, and smoothness of the sv is really impressive. That combined with the low cost of insurance and low cost of gas (although I do miss the 60-90mpg of the 250) I don't see myself wanting anything bigger.

Can't wait to start modding and hitting the canyons, Ortega highway twice a week, angels crest every other week for me, woot.

anyway, nice to meet yal :)
 

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Welcome to the addiction. Hopefully the SV will be lots more reliable. (and worth more if you decide to sell it)
 

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Get your MP3 player and play this song while you're our taking a ride... it'll make you feel better...

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=RsXwjcGn_Gw



Hello peeps,

Just moved up from a hyosung gt250r to the sv650 and all I can say is, wow. Loving every minute of it. I feel like I'm breaking the law whenever I throw my leg over this thing.

Started out 4 years ago with a gs500 but ran into financial issues and took a 3 year break from riding, missed it a lot, even though that bike was junktastic (by the end nobody would even take it for free). Then my cars engine went recently and I needed some quick transportation so picked up a 250 for less then the cost of a new engine. Then ended up selling the dead car and picking up the sv.

The power, stability, and smoothness of the sv is really impressive. That combined with the low cost of insurance and low cost of gas (although I do miss the 60-90mpg of the 250) I don't see myself wanting anything bigger.

Can't wait to start modding and hitting the canyons, Ortega highway twice a week, angels crest every other week for me, woot.

anyway, nice to meet yal :)
 

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Get your MP3 player and play this song while you're our taking a ride... it'll make you feel better...

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=RsXwjcGn_Gw
Lol, that is so getting added to the playlist

socalsvrider? sweet, didn't know about that, thanks,

and yup, I'm in Irvine.

and as a side note, Hyosung really has a bad reputation but the gt250r is great (im sure the gt650 is too, but of course I like the sv more). Not once have I had a problem with it and had to use the 3 year warranty and I drive that thing like a madman. Road tripped pretty much all of southern California at near max rpm and it runs like new. Everyone thinks its at least a 750 too, lol.
 

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Lol, that is so getting added to the playlist

socalsvrider? sweet, didn't know about that, thanks,

and yup, I'm in Irvine.

and as a side note, Hyosung really has a bad reputation but the gt250r is great (im sure the gt650 is too, but of course I like the sv more). Not once have I had a problem with it and had to use the 3 year warranty and I drive that thing like a madman. Road tripped pretty much all of southern California at near max rpm and it runs like new. Everyone thinks its at least a 750 too, lol.

The thing about hyosung is many of their engineers are ex-suzuki engineers... so some of it may be ok.... but from what I've heard from people is they are well below Japanese quality and just barely above chinese standards... look how Hyundai went in the matter of 10 years... so perhaps Hyosung might be good in a few more years..

but who knows... I still prefer Japanese.. and apparently now you do with the SV650 too ;D
 

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The thing about hyosung is many of their engineers are ex-suzuki engineers... so some of it may be ok.... but from what I've heard from people is they are well below Japanese quality and just barely above chinese standards... look how Hyundai went in the matter of 10 years... so perhaps Hyosung might be good in a few more years..

but who knows... I still prefer Japanese.. and apparently now you do with the SV650 too ;D
the hyosung 250 that i wrenched on was on par with the quality of the ninja 250 I recently wrenched on. It felt faster also.
 

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the hyosung 250 that i wrenched on was on par with the quality of the ninja 250 I recently wrenched on. It felt faster also.
This begs the question: why were you wrenching on each? ;) Good to hear though. I look forward to them being competitive in the market.
 

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good way to step up! i'm stepping up to a 03 sv650s from a 81 yamaha xt250 enduro, but i spent all summer riding zx6s and 10s up the highway as a test ride at my work. haha. i'm ecstatic that i finally stepped up.
 
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