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Old 09-05-2008, 03:44 PM   #151
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It's funny, the best thing I did to help the comfort on my SVS was to do a long track day two weeks ago. I must have worked all the right muscles because ever since then the ride has felt much better on my aging carcass. That said I still have a planned conversion to the N handlebar setup this fall/winter - I'll probably go with a drag bar or low superbike to just gain an inch or two.

Here's a pic... that day changed my whole outlook on the bike from positive to... um... really positive.

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Old 09-05-2008, 08:01 PM   #152
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I guess I should throw mine in here too...

Fully decked out for a week vacation with the wife in exotic umm... Madison, WI.


A lonely sportbike in a sea of Harleys:

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Old 10-08-2008, 04:34 AM   #153
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Here's a picture of my SV1k.


I have a setup for touring as well that I'm trying to put together. It would include a soft pillon seat, nelson rig bags, and top bag. I put upright bars on her to make her a bit more comfortable on longer treks through the country side. I regularly enjoy 100 milers on the weekend, but have yet to break out of the 400+ miles in a day.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:54 AM   #154
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Here's a picture of my SV1k.


I have a setup for touring as well that I'm trying to put together. It would include a soft pillon seat, nelson rig bags, and top bag. I put upright bars on her to make her a bit more comfortable on longer treks through the country side. I regularly enjoy 100 milers on the weekend, but have yet to break out of the 400+ miles in a day.
Very nice fork conversion! I wish they would do that from the factory.
I just went with stiffer springs and racetech emulators on my 650. For $300 and few hours in the garage it does make a significant difference.

That is a great looking bike!
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:00 PM   #155
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ya im looking at buying a brand new 08-09 sv650sf abs and i was wondering what price range i should look for from the dealership without helmet,gloves, ect.
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:26 AM   #156
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ya im looking at buying a brand new 08-09 sv650sf abs and i was wondering what price range i should look for from the dealership without helmet,gloves, ect.
Someone told me he got a quote from a dealership in the Chicago suburbs for $5900 for a new '08. I'm not sure if that's out the door or pre-tax and pre-charges.

If you buy before December or January (or whenever the new model comes out) you'll probably get better prices due to the season ending.

Best of luck!

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Old 10-10-2008, 12:38 PM   #157
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I know some people that have paid closer to $7k.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:08 PM   #158
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Ohlins shock
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:53 AM   #159
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Luggage Rack/wing rack for givi luggage???

Does anyone know if Givi makes a Wingrack to fit the 2003 naked SV???If not is there a luggage rack for the bike that can hold 3 givi boxes...Thanks in advance. I just joined the club(sv650 owner) and needed to know the luggage options.. Tom
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:16 AM   #160
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Does anyone know if Givi makes a Wingrack to fit the 2003 naked SV???If not is there a luggage rack for the bike that can hold 3 givi boxes...Thanks in advance. I just joined the club(sv650 owner) and needed to know the luggage options.. Tom
You mean aside from getting a rack for a top case and then a rack on each side for the sidecases? <-- if this is what you're looking for, check out twistedthrottle.com, there are a couple options.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:36 AM   #161
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Does anyone know if Givi makes a Wingrack to fit the 2003 naked SV???If not is there a luggage rack for the bike that can hold 3 givi boxes...Thanks in advance. I just joined the club(sv650 owner) and needed to know the luggage options.. Tom
SW-Motech makes quick-release sidecase racks for Givi/other.

You can get a full set of Givi racks for the V35 side cases / any topcase.

Check twistedthrottle.com (205, but worth noting).
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:37 AM   #162
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Very nice fork conversion! I wish they would do that from the factory.
I just went with stiffer springs and racetech emulators on my 650. For $300 and few hours in the garage it does make a significant difference.

That is a great looking bike!
Thank you. I appreciate the compliment. The forks are from an 04' GSXR750. It was a direct bolt up minus the radial spacers for those rotors. I've since gone to gafler rotors that are 300mm and took the spacers out. There's some other small things, but not a bunch yet. :)
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:33 PM   #163
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thanks guys

I'll check out twisted throttle and see wnat they have , thanks Tom
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:22 PM   #164
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Footpegs questions

I asked this question on a thread and then I saw this SV650 thread. I'm not getting much of a response. Can some of you guys give me an opinion? Much appreciated:

Hello fellow Adventure Riders:

Purchased my first streetbike this week. I come from many years in the dirt and dualsporting. I'm realizing there is a whole new learning curve.

Discussion Question: The bike I bought (2000 SV650) has fixed non-folding footpegs, which are in the stock position (stock rearsets - is that what you call them?) What are the advantages of these fixed footpegs? Are there disadvantages? Remember they are kind of low in the stock position. We have a lot of twisties near here - was wondering if its dangerous to have these fixed pegs in a stock position, because of the potential of catching in an off camber turn.

Thanks in advance for some footpeg education.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:53 PM   #165
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mike;

Hi, well I don't know much about your question just maybe the best I can do is ask you, have you gone to www.svrider.com? Even do I don't have a SV I go there for info on this bike and it is very good stuff

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