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Old 11-29-2011, 01:10 PM   #76
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I don't know about the Syncs but the Distanzias sizes that fit the SV rims are in a softer SuperMoto compound... not sure they will last much longer than what I have right now. If I can fit a 150/70 rear I might go with them...
This is my 03 SV1 with syncs

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Old 11-29-2011, 06:47 PM   #77
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I don't know about the Syncs but the Distanzias sizes that fit the SV rims are in a softer SuperMoto compound... not sure they will last much longer than what I have right now. If I can fit a 150/70 rear I might go with them...
I guess I'm not seeing on Avon's site where there's any difference in compound. All I see is that it's SM sized. They still tout long mileage and excellent grip, even on the SM data sheet. I'd be curious to see what the treadwear rating is. No matter, I'd still think they'd provide better mileage than a rain tire.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:13 PM   #78
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I guess I'm not seeing on Avon's site where there's any difference in compound. All I see is that it's SM sized. They still tout long mileage and excellent grip, even on the SM data sheet. I'd be curious to see what the treadwear rating is. No matter, I'd still think they'd provide better mileage than a rain tire.
I saw it on the net so it must be true ... well, it seems like the consensus among riders on other forums (ThumperTalk, Supermotojunkie, etc) is that the SM rated Distanzias are of a softer compound. The rationale behind it is that 160/60 - 120/70 sizes are typical of lighter supermoto / hypermotard bikes unlike all other sizes that are made for heavier Enduro / Adventure bikes (thus requiring a harder rubber for thread longevity).
Otherwise I don't see why in the Avon catalog they even need to add the SM descriptor next to the tire size...
And yes I certainly hope they would last longer than my SP rains... it might cost a bit to find out though!
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:14 AM   #79
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rearset plate reversed lowered 1"
Could you explain this please?
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:18 AM   #80
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Most riders have done one or the other. I decided....both. It's a inexpensive way to dramatically improve the SV comfort for distance travel.

Review these two links. The rearset plate link will show pictures of the plate put on upside down to lower the rearset (see gen2 gallery). You may need a shield on your exhaust pipe to protect your boot. Targa makes a nice shield for that purpose. I've been riding very tall dual sports and adventre bikes the past 5 years and have grown fond of having more than enough distance from seat to pegs. For me 5'7" I would find it difficult to enjoy the SV at distance without having the additional +1.5" leg room. Along with handlebar risers, she's become a very comfortable touring bike when called to duty. Love my SV now.

Also, I have added a Laminar lip and ordered a Renntec tail rack (seen below on my SV1000) for hard case (EMGO). My Givi waterproof 41L tailbag will handle the over flow of stuff.

http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=69755 (PEGS)


http://rearsetplates.com/ (PLATE)


http://www.chrome-addiction.com/p-ta...r=bingshopping (GUARD)





With Laminar Lip and Targa exhaust guard


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Old 12-01-2011, 08:17 PM   #81
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A couple more of the ride

All the mods, tweaks, how-tos and pics are at http://sv650.metromain.net/



Now has a Corbin. My butt thanks me everytime I ride


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Old 01-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #82
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So another phase in the evolution of my SV is about to take place. My bike started burning excessive oil at around 80,000 miles. I am fairly heavy at 230 lbs and do flog her mercilessly. I considered freshening up the top end but she now has over 104,000 miles and Winter is here. So.... I found a 2006 SV motor with only 8000 miles on it for only $375!! I am driving to Detroit tomorrow to pick it up. New exhaust already ordered (M4) to replace the hollowed out Yosh. New tires sprockets and chain... Gonna be a new bike come spring. I'm excited!
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:48 AM   #83
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My bro-in-law picked up a nice '07 'S' for his first bike and crashed it a few months in. It was written off with damage to the front forks and rad, and I picked it up for a song. The bodywork has a few scuffs and the fender has a crack, but other than that, it looks great.

I've since picked up used parts to get it roadworthy again, and a GIVI luggage rack. I'm looking forward to having something light, fuel efficient, and not needing to play with the brittle tabs and stupid fasteners on my old VFR's bodywork. I'll throw some gold valves in the forks and pick up a good shock--I thought about the GSXR front, but found the stocker to be good enough on my previous SV's (which were dedicated race bikes).

This is the bike with the new forks on, showing the same side it went down on. I really like the colour on this one.

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:56 AM   #84
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That's a great sig line Bee Cee!
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:51 PM   #85
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So I drove to Toledo today and picked up my SV's new lease on life.
Here it is in the trunk of a Camry


Up on the lift seperating the muscle from the bone


Ready to plug in to my SV. Only 8000 miles on this motor. Gonna be like a new bike.

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Old 01-22-2012, 05:16 PM   #86
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Nice lift. I wish I had one when I put in the new/used engine into my SV. Also, that is a good deal with all the extras that came with the motor.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:35 PM   #87
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104k mi. and need a replacement engine?
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:43 PM   #88
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104k mi. and need a replacement engine?
It was consuming oil (perhaps 1 cup every 1K miles) and feeling a bit tired.
This will cost me less than having the old motor freshened up.
Like I said, itll be like a new bike again.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:35 PM   #89
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And it came with the frame too? Nice!
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:58 AM   #90
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It was consuming oil (perhaps 1 cup every 1K miles) and feeling a bit tired.
This will cost me less than having the old motor freshened up.
Like I said, itll be like a new bike again.
Wow, that's cool.

Great deal there, Buckeye.......

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