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Old 07-09-2013, 01:34 PM   #46
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I love my SV1000S, it is by far an amazing motorcycle. I have a ton of tasteful goodies on it to personalize it a bit more, have absolutely no complaints.



These are the major components that transformed my bike:
-Penske Triple 8987 Rear Shock
-GSXR Front end
-Vesrah pads
-Techspec Tank Pads
-Galfer braided front lines
-MotionPro Revolver Throttle Kit
-Woodcraft clip ons with a 3" rise
-Vortex Rearsets
-Power Commander
-Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tires
-Factory Suzuki Gel Seat (bought very cheap used on SV forum)
-Puig Double Bubble Windscreen

Rides like it's on rails and I bought her for under $3k. Zero maintenance issues since I bought it (15k miles ago).
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #47
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Yes, like I said, it depends on tuning. The CB1k does have torque like a v-twin, but no longer has HP like a 1 liter 4 cylinder. In fact, it doesn't even have as much as my SV!? But it's still much wider!
It wasent suposed to be bike vs bike, engine vs engine. I just responded to what i call a myth that only v-twins can get the torque from low down/mid rpm.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:27 AM   #48
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Looking for an upright sitting, preferably naked bike I can commute on, and still have a blast in the canyons. Highway duties are not important, mostly just blast around town and cause trouble type stuff. Also thought about 919 and 2nd gen FZ1, trying to stay under 5K.
thats how this thread started, bike vs. bike and engine vs. engine. i'd like to do the gsxr front end swap once the new wares off my 03
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:08 AM   #49
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thats how this thread started, bike vs. bike and engine vs. engine. i'd like to do the gsxr front end swap once the new wares off my 03
Start finding the pieces now. Super easy and you can keep your front wheel. The SV650's need to source a wheel and rotors along with figuring out the rotor magnet for the speedo (I know ive done it) for the SV1k it's super easy and you can sell your existing setup on the forum for almost the same amount you bought the GSXR front end. If you have fairings, the factory GSXR clip ons won't clear.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:04 AM   #50
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I love my SV1000S, it is by far an amazing motorcycle. I have a ton of tasteful goodies on it to personalize it a bit more, have absolutely no complaints.



These are the major components that transformed my bike:
-Penske Triple 8987 Rear Shock
-GSXR Front end
-Vesrah pads
-Techspec Tank Pads
-Galfer braided front lines
-MotionPro Revolver Throttle Kit
-Woodcraft clip ons with a 3" rise
-Vortex Rearsets
-Power Commander
-Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tires
-Factory Suzuki Gel Seat (bought very cheap used on SV forum)
-Puig Double Bubble Windscreen

Rides like it's on rails and I bought her for under $3k. Zero maintenance issues since I bought it (15k miles ago).
That is one beautiful SV1000S... if I had mine set-up like yours, and especially in that copper colour, I would never had sold it!
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:19 AM   #51
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I love my SV1000S, it is by far an amazing motorcycle. I have a ton of tasteful goodies on it to personalize it a bit more, have absolutely no complaints.

These are the major components that transformed my bike:
-Penske Triple 8987 Rear Shock
-GSXR Front end
-Vesrah pads
-Techspec Tank Pads
-Galfer braided front lines
-MotionPro Revolver Throttle Kit
-Woodcraft clip ons with a 3" rise
-Vortex Rearsets
-Power Commander
-Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tires
-Factory Suzuki Gel Seat (bought very cheap used on SV forum)
-Puig Double Bubble Windscreen

Rides like it's on rails and I bought her for under $3k. Zero maintenance issues since I bought it (15k miles ago).
The thing is for me, instead of putting that much money into that bike, I would rather go out and buy another bike. I have to say though, the stock suspension desperately needs upgrading and at least the rear shock is easy enough for about $40.

It's like people say in off road racing - take a Honda and put three grand into it and it starts to look a lot like a KTM



Why not just by the KTM
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:01 PM   #52
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That is one beautiful SV1000S... if I had mine set-up like yours, and especially in that copper colour, I would never had sold it!
Thanks! This one is a keeper.

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The thing is for me, instead of putting that much money into that bike, I would rather go out and buy another bike. I have to say though, the stock suspension desperately needs upgrading and at least the rear shock is easy enough for about $40.

It's like people say in off road racing - take a Honda and put three grand into it and it starts to look a lot like a KTM



Why not just by the KTM
Those are $2500 in mods (at hunting and hookup prices), nothing out of this world for something I love.

If I buy a motorcycle at a deep discount (like I did) then I can have some fun with mods.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:52 PM   #53
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Aren't those Z1000 buzzy bastards? I guess it wouldn't matter so much since I'd rarely use it on the highway.
Kind of, but swap out the handlebars for some aluminum atv bars fixes it.

Stock seat SUCKS. Aside from that, it's a killer bike.

I may add to the stable, but my 04z1000 is here to stay.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:04 PM   #54
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Thanks! This one is a keeper.



Those are $2500 in mods (at hunting and hookup prices), nothing out of this world for something I love.

If I buy a motorcycle at a deep discount (like I did) then I can have some fun with mods.
This is very true - and if you can make something that doesnt really exist, that's even cooler
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:12 AM   #55
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'and if you can make something that doesn't really exist'.
how do you place a value on that. when we were kids price was no object. i think now we're too practical.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:23 AM   #56
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'and if you can make something that doesn't really exist'.
how do you place a value on that. when we were kids price was no object. i think now we're too practical.
Exactly, too many "me too" bikes out there. I like when I pull up to places and they see a sportbike with a V-Twin rumbling in the background and people start scratching their heads.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:14 PM   #57
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Thanks for all the info. It has to be between the SV and 919. If I can find a speed or street triple for a good price I'll probably get that but for now I gotta stay under 5K

I'm looking to mod out this thing as little as possilble. I always put Penske's on my bike and I really don't want to do that to this one. Maybe some fork springs and frame protectors. Somone said the SV's suspension is pretty bad stock? I can't imagine the 919's is great either but since I'll be commuting softer would be better than too hard. I was also surprised you lean forward a bit on the SV so that's a plus for the 919. I dunno what to do.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #58
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Thanks for all the info. It has to be between the SV and 919. If I can find a speed or street triple for a good price I'll probably get that but for now I gotta stay under 5K

I'm looking to mod out this thing as little as possilble. I always put Penske's on my bike and I really don't want to do that to this one. Maybe some fork springs and frame protectors. Somone said the SV's suspension is pretty bad stock? I can't imagine the 919's is great either but since I'll be commuting softer would be better than too hard. I was also surprised you lean forward a bit on the SV so that's a plus for the 919. I dunno what to do.
Good luck on your search, that's a good list you have.

The SV650 suspension sucks, the SV1000 suspension is not bad at all, but it is a bit soft in the front.

I have a 2003, it has the most aggressive seat position of all the SV's (650 and 1K rear subframe), with some clip on risers you should be good to go.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:55 PM   #59
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Thanks! This one is a keeper.


Those are $2500 in mods (at hunting and hookup prices), nothing out of this world for something I love.

If I buy a motorcycle at a deep discount (like I did) then I can have some fun with mods.
I got my '04 SV1K last fall for $2,500 and did most of the same mods as you for under $2,000. I ended up with a unique bike that works really well.

I had a first gen FZ1 prior to the SV and it was more comfortable and had more all-out power but the SV has more USEABLE power and handles much better. Overall the SV is just more fun to ride.

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So I just test rode a 09' Z1000. What a riot! I gotta go with an I-4 naked. Just too damn fun. I also rode an '03 and you couldn't even compare the two, the '09 was sooooo much better in every single way. I can only imagine what the 3rd get 1040cc motors are like.

The Z1000 is out of my price range though. I can still snap up a 919 at a good price with cheap insurance but I doubt I'll get to ride one first, there are zero at dealers around here. No reason I won't love it right?

I'd also have to think the 919 would get better mileage than the SV for commuting right?
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