Sapling of Sol here. After a lot of research, parts of which I gleaned from this site, I finally pulled the trigger on getting my endorsement and nabbing a 2003 blue SV650! Looking forward to riding and getting to know this wonderful SV community. Seeya out there!
I bought a 2004 SV650S one week ago with 4700 miles. My first bike capable of highway miles. My home was Seattle; I now reside in New Seattle. New Seattle sucks! I am trying to limit my motorcycle usage in city. It is not even safe in a car!
I like the fact that these bikes are forgiving to newbies and are known clock high numbers on the odometer. First thing I did was adjust the rear brake light switch so my brake light was not always on. I got excited I fixed the brake light issue and adjusted the clutch lever. Over did it and was not fully engaging/slipping above 7k. Another adjustment and it is much better and may need fine tuning?
I am no Master Mechanic and am willing to attempt many aspects of maintenance/repairs with a good understanding of the process. I have been searching the forums and you guys have great information once I locate it. My searches need perfecting. Speaking of what is a recommended chain lube brand? I understand the lube must be o-ring compatible.
I'm going to be lurking around here for a while as I am thinking of using a curvy SV650 as the basis for a cafe racer. Looks like there is some fantastic information on the site and I'll be sure to ask if I cannot find info when looking. I am based in the UK; down south near London.
Out of interest, what is the cheapest way in the UK to get some USD forks? Would that be a GSXR600/750?
Also, is there a decent stubby GP style silencer that can sit under or just by the lower frame so that it does not need to be suspended from the rear foot rest or seat subframe?
I'll post these as a query in the appropriate section so please answer there.
Hi there everyone. I/we just picked up a 2009 SV650S for our daughter. She paid for it on her own (I just co-signed) and she is looking forward to lots of rides with me.
Already I have discovered SVRacing parts and plan on getting her sliders, spools and figuring out how to fix these crappy wooden brakes. I am figuring on SS lines and better EBC or Galfer pads but perhaps there are suggestions from others on this forum so I will begin that search soon.
Just got a new to me 2006 SV1000 for free! It has some front end damage and I am in the process of fixing her up. This bike has over 40k and is a single owner. Engine runs great and I personally know the guy who owned it. Trying to source parts, should be a fun project.
Hey everyone! Been a lurker here for a few years now, but now decided that it is time to start a post on my ongoing project. I have a 2005 Suzuki SV 650 that I am slowly transforming into more suitable bike for track.
Best ride to get through the traffic congestion in the Philippines.
BTW, which brand of wheels and tires is best for SV650? I am planning to have this motorbike modified since I find the design a bit odd.