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Old 09-26-2012, 06:32 AM   #21
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I still don't understand why they dropped the SV650 and SV650S from their line up. They always seem to sell well and really appealed to beginners.
Also looked alot better than the gladius.
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They brought back the V-Strom 1000, I was hoping to see a SV-1000 as well...I love mine, couple of mods here and there (especially around the suspension and brakes) and there ya go... of a lot of fun for a of a lot less money
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I still want a sv1000
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lol, he just bought one
hehe... '07 SV1000S rolled off the trailer onto my driveway with 327 miles on the clock. Looks like it was in the showroom floor yesterday.

I do love them V-twins.
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Gsxr front end, pc3, dyno n tune, gaffler wave rotors (over sized), ss braided brake lines, more gsxr parts here n there, ~115 HP, ~70 ft torque..cbr clip ons, M4 2 to 1 exhaust...

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It's a Harborfreight HeavyDuty trailer. I got the non-folding one because it has a higher weight rating and bigger tires. I added the "coffin" to store the ramp and other stuff. Works well, but I'm gonna rebuild it to carry the ramp some other way, so I can tow two bikes. It is in remarkably good condition considering I just throw it in my backyard.

The guy I bought the SV from basically stored it in his garage for 5yrs. He lost interest in the SV after getting a real nice Street Rod. I really like the LeoVince carbon cans he got for the SV.
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Nicely done, joeburt1, which shock did you go with? I'm probably gonna cannibalize the gixxer front end off my track bunny. May be even the shock too, but I've read that it may be too stiff. This one is a project bike and I'm gonna take my time having fun with it.
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volfy I <3 that 1000, black on blue rawks
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Nicely done, joeburt1, which shock did you go with? I'm probably gonna cannibalize the gixxer front end off my track bunny. May be even the shock too, but I've read that it may be too stiff. This one is a project bike and I'm gonna take my time having fun with it.
I had a gsxr 1k rear shock...it ran wide in corners especially at gss..talked to Patrick and Luke at Motorcycles Unlimited, they suggested staying with stock rear shock, threw the geometry off too much..after changing back, I've notice,better response...I still have the gsxr 1k shock if u want it...I prefer the stock though.
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volfy I <3 that 1000, black on blue rawks
I normally don't much care for blue bikes, but the half-naked look works for me.
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I had a gsxr 1k rear shock...it ran wide in corners especially at gss..talked to Patrick and Luke at Motorcycles Unlimited, they suggested staying with stock rear shock, threw the geometry off too much..after changing back, I've notice,better response...I still have the gsxr 1k shock if u want it...I prefer the stock though.
IIRC, the Gixxer 1000 shock is shorter than stock, which is probably why it threw off your geometry and swingarm angle. I'm gonna ride the SV as is while I am still breaking it in, just to get a baseline. Then I'll upgrade one step at a time.
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The one naked bike I would go for is the gsr750 its just sexy
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what about your sv650n? you dun care for it? (btw i hope the gsr750 comes to the states so the SV'ers can see if the forks/headlight/speedo rear tire etc. are a retro-fit or bolt on mod!)
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Instead of faired and naked versions, Suzuki should take a lesson from Triumph and Aprilia, and offer two versions of the SV twin:

1. No-frills naked version with basic suspension, brakes, wheels, etc, to keep the price point as low as possible.

2. "R" or "Factory" edition that comes with all the trimmings: Ohlins or BPF, forged wheels, adjustable ergos, etc. may even a bored-n-stroked 700cc engine.

Not only does this showcase what is possible with the platform, it give the aspiring new rider something to look forward to while providing them an option to get their foot in the door.

As for displacememnt, 800cc is the new middleweight. BMW and Triumph are moving their adv tourer to 800cc now. Suzuki will probably have to bump the WeeStrom 650 to 800 just to compete. Can you say... SV800?
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Glad Suzuki didn't give up on the naked bikes in states. Honda needs to bring the Hornet 600s over. I will be first in line to buy one.
They did bring them over and no one bought them
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The problem with an sv800 would be it would need a engine design to make it possible. The crank and rods of the current design motor would never stand that kind of abuse. Anything even over three mm over would kill an sv crank and rods. The cylinders would need to be machined out of the aluminum casting and then resleeved but even then crank won't hold it. So no way to make a 800 out of current engine. The thing that makes the sv so fun is its lightweight and nimbleness. You put a bigger motor in and there goes that fun. The sv1000 was a torquey sonbitch which made it fun. But other than that it was a pig
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