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Hi,

I am thinking of changing my SVS into a SV Naked. The riding position is just a bit too aggressive for everyday commute (50 miles one way).

1. Does anyone know if the top triple clamps are interchangable between the two models? I would like to just which out the clip-ons and triple clamps with the stock ones if possible. Do I need longer break lines?

2. Also are the footrest/shifters interchange between the two models.

Thanks you your help.
 

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i'm not going to go into any detail about the process, since you can find the info easily by using search, but yes you can do this without too much trouble.

how long have you been riding? if it hasn't been long, i'd say give it a little while and you'll get used to it. even after riding all last year on an '03 naked and going to an '05 S this year i had to get used to the new position. very rarely do people think about the physical conditioning you need to ride a motorcycle. it is not the same level of pro athletes but it is still something that your body needs to get used to.

i used to commute almost 50 miles each way and rode the bike fairly often to work. i didn't have any problems at all, but then i've also put in over 33k miles in less than two years so far. so i'm pretty used to it.

i'm not saying to get out and ride as much as i do, but just get out more often, even on weekdays, just to get more seat time. if you still aren't comfortable after a while, then look at the switch.

but be warned, you're going to get plenty of replies that will tell you it would have been cheaper just to get a naked bike. ::) i figure whatever you do to your bike that makes it fit you better is perfectly fine.
 
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Maybe you can find taller clip-ons from another bike? Switching completely to a naked just for the arm height seems overkill.
 
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I think part of the problem is the fact that I'm 5'6" - so I end up having to really reach over the tank to the bars. My have no problems with my back - its mainly my shouders and arm/hands that seem to be really bothering me. I haven't been riding the bike too long (about 500 miles so far) so you're probably right about not being use to the position.

I tested both bikes - found the Naked version very comfortable, the S version was aggressive but not too bad, I thought it was a good trade-off for getting the fairing. Now I'm not so sure. I've ridden quite a few bikes over the years - GPz 550, BMW K100, Ninja 250, CBR600, Harley Low Rider - this is the first bike that I felt "very uncomfortable" after 30-45mins of riding.
 

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can't you just put some form of riser bars on it. what about converti bars??
 

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Get sunrisers to jack up the clip-on height, and trade someone your SVS rearsets for their SV rearsets, theres alot of people that would probably love to get higher pegs on their naked SV for trackdays or whatever.
 

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p.s. whats with all the svs guys going naked. seems this is a current trend (not that i'm unhappy to see this seeing is there can never be enough naked sv's)
 

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p.s. whats with all the svs guys going naked.  seems this is a current trend (not that i'm unhappy to see this seeing is there can never be enough naked sv's)
I dont know man...I dont know...sometimes I want to just slap some race bodywork onto my bike, to combat this uprising. It all started last winter...with the two Nate's, and two Nudists were born.
 

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its just going to be more time/money now to make my bike even more ridiculously unique.
 

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SoCALRider said:
Hi,

I am thinking of changing my SVS into a SV Naked. The riding position is just a bit too aggressive for everyday commute (50 miles one way).

1. Does anyone know if the top triple clamps are interchangable between the two models? I would like to just which out the clip-ons and triple clamps with the stock ones if possible. Do I need longer break lines?

2. Also are the footrest/shifters interchange between the two models.

Thanks you your help.
1. YES

I have an '04 SV650S. I picked up a full set of triples (with bar risers and clamps) from an '03 off of ebay a few months back, and a set of SM Type-II bars (http://www.suburban-machinery.com/sv650.htm) from another member on this board. I only needed to use the top triple for the conversion. It fit a little snugger than the SVS unit, but I didn't have to force it on.

Plenty of clearance for the fairing with the Type-II bars.

Full Size image: http://www.svgamer.com/motorcycles/SV650/bars_left.JPG


Full Size Image: http://www.svgamer.com/motorcycles/SV650/left_lower.JPG

I had to rotate the throttle cables a little forward, and remove the small bolt that holds the brake line to the steering head to free up some play in the brake line.

Full Size Image: http://www.svgamer.com/motorcycles/SV650/cables_wires.JPG

There is no mounting point for the SVS brake resevoir. I used some big zip ties to mount it to the bend in the Type-II bars. (I put a couple of spare zips ties in my tool kit just in case one comes loose while riding.) There is plenty of slack in the control pod wiring if you run them behind the forkes when you have the top triple off. I am holding one of the clip-ons in approximately the stock location to give you an idea of how much lift the conversion gives you.

Full Size Image: http://www.svgamer.com/motorcycles/SV650/compare_ziptie.JPG

Leftovers...I used all of the stock SVS parts (bar ends, etc). The only parts left over are the two clip-ons, the SVS top triple, and the brake line bolt I took out of the steering head.

Full Size Image: http://www.svgamer.com/motorcycles/SV650/spare_parts.JPG

If you have any questions or comments shoot me a PM or reply to this post and I will try to answer them.

2. It would be cheaper to get a set of lowing plates for your stock rearsets. Someone used to sell them on Ebay, but I could only find them on this site with a google search.
http://1tail.com/sa/p/SV650_S_AND_1000_S_REAR_SET_JACK_UP_and_LOWERING_PLATES_2003+_.htm
 
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wow - lots of great info guys (great info and pics ValValline) - I glad you can use the parts from the SV Naked, should save some money. I did find a nice set of handlebar conversion kit (top clamp, bars, ss brake lines) by Spiegler that would do the job - but its pricey.
http://www.spieglerusa.com/cfm/sbk.cfm

That is a great idea with the lowering plates - didn't even think of that.
 

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SoCALRider said:
wow - lots of great info guys  (great info and pics ValValline)  -  I glad you can use the parts from the SV Naked, should save some money.  I did find a nice set of handlebar conversion kit (top clamp, bars, ss brake lines) by Spiegler that would do the job - but its pricey.
http://www.spieglerusa.com/cfm/sbk.cfm

That is a great idea with the lowering plates - didn't even think of that. 
those are made by lsl and are pricey as all heck. i think for just the top yoke they want 375 at streetfighters-usa.com. much easier to go out and find tripples of a nekkid.
 
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