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disconnected 06-22-2008 04:47 PM

The Official SV Thread... SV650
 
Im the owner of a 07 SV650S and thought we could use our own thead to ask and answer questions..... well if there is enough of us...

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disconnected 06-22-2008 04:50 PM

Some info I thought I would throw up...

I bought my SV in April, and currently have about 3xxx miles on the bike.

The stock Dunlop 220's only lasted me about 2600 miles, about 3400 miles less than I expected.

I run 87 Octane in the bike and while commuting I usually average 57 MPG, when Im romping in West Virginia it is less. I can usually get about 190+ out of a tank and commuting I can get about 210

greg

MotoKat 06-22-2008 05:24 PM

Nice bike, love the color :thumb

In - because I'm always looking for a chance to be a pic whore :D .

http://familyzoo.smugmug.com/photos/..._d9pz6-M-1.jpg

disconnected 06-22-2008 05:28 PM

I dig the Yeller ones.... :thumb

NikonsAndVStroms 06-22-2008 06:03 PM

A question for all of the dual spark SV owners, what kind of miles per gallon do you get? And how different is the gearing from the DL 650?

disconnected 06-22-2008 06:11 PM

I often avg 57 MPG. I was really surprised by this.... but if im out for a spirited ride, Ill get in the mid 40's


greg

MotoKat 06-22-2008 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by disconnected
I often avg 57 MPG. I was really surprised by this.... but if im out for a spirited ride, Ill get in the mid 40's


greg

That's about what I get too. The freeway's are 75mph here so it's 40 on those, but 55ish on 65mph or slower.

Mz660 06-22-2008 11:22 PM

Quote:

The stock Dunlop 220's only lasted me about 2600 miles, about 3400 miles less than I expected.
:huh


What other tire options are there that will give you more miles?

Skippii 06-23-2008 01:51 AM

If I want a sporty bike with insane midrange that's great on the track, should I get an SV650, SV1000, TL1000R, TL1000s, or DL1000?

Yossarian™ 06-23-2008 07:00 AM

My MPG from the SV sucks.

(Of course, the only time it gets ridden is on the track. :rofl)

a1fa 06-23-2008 07:09 AM

There are many SV threads out there. I loved mine. Perfect bike.

You may look into replacing those front forks and rear suspension. It will come under a grand and you will appreciate it much more.

Rider_WV 06-23-2008 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mz660
:huh


What other tire options are there that will give you more miles?

I am running Pirelli Diablo Strada's on my Gen 1 SV650. Rear tire made it about 7k miles and front will have about 8500 on it when I change it this week.

My bike regularly gets 57mpg commuting , and on weekend rides its anywhere from 50-63mpg depending on who I ride with and where we are riding.

great bikes, plenty of fun. They do need suspension work though. Mine will get a GSXR fork swap this winter. It already has the gsxr rear shock.

squidhunter 06-23-2008 10:14 AM

I guess I can finally come out of lurk mode for this thread.

I love my SV, its really been a great bike and has done everything I've asked of it from trackdays, to sport-touring, even some dirt roads. It's also been very reliable. So far, I've put over 60k on it with very few problems, just maintenance items really.

I have upgraded the suspension with a gixxer front end and a 636 shock. Suspension completely transforms a SV and is worth ever cent. Right now, my SV is set up for sport-touring with a givi truck and windscreen. I think it'll see 100k before I replace it.

Here is a pic of the latest incarnation of my SV:
http://squidhunter.smugmug.com/photo...26_BVBjf-L.jpg

Mz660 06-23-2008 10:47 AM

Quote:

Rear tire made it about 7k miles and front will have about 8500 on it when I change it this week.
I had been considering changing to the SV. I have the DL and may go back to another one. I can get 14k on the rear and 16k on the front with tourances. Suddenly the wind buffeting issue isn't much of an issue:rofl

Thank you for the info.

Rider_WV 06-23-2008 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mz660
I had been considering changing to the SV. I have the DL and may go back to another one. I can get 14k on the rear and 16k on the front with tourances. Suddenly the wind buffeting issue isn't much of an issue:rofl

Thank you for the info.

No problem, nice info on the tourances. I am picking up a Dl650 this fall/winter. Well sooner if my jeep sells.

I have my SV set up for commuting and sport touring. I just installed a set of Cortech Sport saddlebags. and I have a givi rack & 45L topcase I can install for long trips. Other than suspension work there isnt much I would change about the SV. Its comfortable, reliable, cheap to maintain and fun to ride.


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