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I have noticed a disturbing trend here on the forum and I just wanted to find out what the heck is going on........How come almost everyone on here is riding the SV650? Is there something wrong with the sv 1000 that I should know about? I am getting a little freaked out now and am getting ready to sell it to someone for a loss even though it is an awesome looking bike all dressed out in black.... Just kidding about selling it I am in love but still what is up with not seeing many 1k riders?
 

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The SV650 was sold for 11 years in the States, and the SV1000 was only sold for 5 years. Kinda skews the membership a bit...
 

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No probs here..love it. No issues other than a little knocking heard in neutral with the clutch out. Big deal.
I ride it harder than a $300 escort. (Kidding about the escort.) Just tweeked the front suspension to full stiff and its like a new bike. Did I mention I love corners and wheelies... eat that 650 folks. :) plus I had it up to 162-163 indicated uncorrected. You do the math, I don't care. Love it. Plus it looks good in my videos. Girls love the vibrating rear seat, did I mention I love wheelies? ( I shall now put the bottle down)
 

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Two days in SVR and you've already noticed a disturbing trend? Wow! I can only imagine what's gonna happen when you spend several years here and you start discovering the deepest secrets of the interwebz and life in general.





Delta, that knocking you're hearing when idling is a common problem on the 1000 engine, most likely caused by a broken scissor gear in one of the camshafts. If I was you I'd fix that before it gets worse... you can easily bust your valves and cam chain if you don't replace that gear.




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Delta, that knocking you're hearing when idling is a common problem on the 1000 engine, most likely caused by a broken scissor gear in one of the camshafts. If I was you I'd fix that before it gets worse... you can easily bust your valves and cam chain if you don't replace that gear.
Probably the green connector or the clutch basket or the primary gear nut backing out or the fork oil or the pair valve or the reed valves or the magnetos or the chain adjustment or the cush drive or the push rod or valves or r/r or even a loose exhaust header.

I would check the battery first though.

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Two days in SVR and you've already noticed a disturbing trend? Wow! I can only imagine what's gonna happen when you spend several years here and you start discovering the deepest secrets of the interwebz and life in general.
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I am like the Dan Brown of the SV forums. No conspiracy is to big for me to find....It is amazing how many Illuminati and Freemason plots there are on this thing you call the Interwebz. Have you not noticed how many cat videos there are? This is a sure sign of our cat overlords taking over and I plan to be one of their human trustees when it happens....

I was just curious I have been doing a lot of reading and searching and I was taking a humorous approach to see why the trend. If the 650s were available for longer then that does explain a lot. I kind of chose the SV in general based on input from friends and such so didn't really know the history of the bike that much.
 

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More 650's and more newer riders where this is either their first or second bike. When you upgrade from the 650, most people dont get the bigger version of the same bike. They tend to change to things like the street triple, some ducati or some I4 to try something different. The SV650 is a better all around bike as well IMO.
 

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I love my thou especially since I did a lot of hwy commuting. I would love to get the clutch basket fixed, but it's not that big of a deal to me. Does anyone have any longterm results from not doing the fix? I started with 28k and now have 36k and the clutch seems to be the same as when I first bought it.
 

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I am like the Dan Brown of the SV forums. No conspiracy is to big for me to find....It is amazing how many Illuminati and Freemason plots there are on this thing you call the Interwebz. Have you not noticed how many cat videos there are? This is a sure sign of our cat overlords taking over and I plan to be one of their human trustees when it happens....

I was just curious I have been doing a lot of reading and searching and I was taking a humorous approach to see why the trend. If the 650s were available for longer then that does explain a lot. I kind of chose the SV in general based on input from friends and such so didn't really know the history of the bike that much.
:vroom: Most of the sv1k owners are crashing them cause they can't handle all that power! :p
 

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I have seen exactly one SV1k in the wild in all my years of riding.

If I'm going to spend that much on a bike I'd probably get something else.
 
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