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Old 06-22-2008, 04:47 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-22-2008, 04:50 PM   #2
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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

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Old 06-22-2008, 05:24 PM   #3
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Nice bike, love the color

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Old 06-22-2008, 05:28 PM   #4
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I dig the Yeller ones....
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:03 PM   #5
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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?
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:11 PM   #6
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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


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Old 06-23-2008, 06:16 PM   #7
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:26 PM   #8
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Nice bike!, how do you like the exuast, im thinking about getting a M2 Carbon Hi Mount for mine....
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:29 AM   #9
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06 SV650 naked here. I love it. Bridgestone BT-021s are great replacement tires. I will do the Race Tech cartridge emulators sometime over the winter. Holeshot mirror extenders are the only other mod I've done. I get around 50-52 mpg on most tanks -- mainly on backroads.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:28 AM   #10
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Ah, an SV thread.

My NYC-area 2001 has about 19k miles on it... I'm loving every minute of it.
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:48 AM   #11
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Looking at SV650 naked - opinions

Hi folks-
I'm looking hard at the naked SV650 (used) after selling my 640 Adventure - not for dirt, just New Mexico pavement and maybe gravel, that's all my body can take. I'd like to find a bike that is comfortable for occasional solo and two-up day rides, not long-distance traveling. Can anyone comment on stock vs aftermarket seats, peg position, whether passengers + bags works? Anything else to look out for with this model? My wife and I together only weigh about 280, so I know it has enough power. ~Snail
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:32 AM   #12
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On my SV(01' naked). I have the Sargent seat and Buell pegs. I am 6' tall and it fits me great. I have done a few 500+ mile days with no complaints. The buell pegs made a world of difference for me. Now I just need to get some heavier springs and emulators in the front, or maybe gsxr forks. The stock suspension is undersprung especially 2-up.

2-up on the SV is a little cramped for myself and the wife, and with my Cortech Sport saddlebags the wifey wont fit. The bags cover the passenger pegs. Medium length day rides might be ok 2-up but any long rides wouldnt be real comfortable. doable yes, comfy probably not.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:28 AM   #13
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Hi folks-
I'm looking hard at the naked SV650 (used) after selling my 640 Adventure - not for dirt, just New Mexico pavement and maybe gravel, that's all my body can take. I'd like to find a bike that is comfortable for occasional solo and two-up day rides, not long-distance traveling. Can anyone comment on stock vs aftermarket seats, peg position, whether passengers + bags works? Anything else to look out for with this model? My wife and I together only weigh about 280, so I know it has enough power. ~Snail
If you have the Givi bags with the SW Motech racks, a passenger will fit fine. I don't know about an aftermarket seat, I have the stocker shaved down. I did a 700 mile day on it on Sunday, and was pretty comfortable the whole day. Of course, I'm 5'3" so I'm not cramped at all with the pegs where they are. How tall are you?
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Here's my '03 with a couple of mods, like black paint, cartrige emulators, power commander, twin headlights, fender eliminator, and a Racetiv carbon fiber cannister intended for a honda civic...









I'm running Conti Road Attack tires and love the grip! Too early to tell mileage-wise, I've got 4500 on the rear and plenty of tread left.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:08 PM   #15
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How tight is too tight:D

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If you have the Givi bags with the SW Motech racks, a passenger will fit fine. ... Of course, I'm 5'3" so I'm not cramped at all with the pegs where they are. How tall are you?
MotoKat, glad to hear there's a way to fit at least some stuff on with a passenger. I am 5'11" 150lbs (and size 12 feet) and my Alison is 5'4" and, you know, just fine. I sat on a friend's SVS last night and it seemed OK though not roomy - just like the 650R, MTS620 and a couple of other lightish bikes I have looked at.
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