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Old 03-04-2007, 12:33 PM   #1
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DIY super SV650???

I have a question for you. Well, I have a few actually. I LOVE to tinker with mechanical stuff! I'm selling my Aprilia and have been searching high and low for something else. I want light weight and fun and reliable. I thought about Aprilia's new sxv 550 motard. There is no wind protection and I want to be able to ride the new bike daily. SO, I'm thinking of building an SV project.

What I am thinking is an SV650 bored out. I have seen a few kits on the market and need to do ALOT more research.

GSXR front end

Upgraded rear shock

Complete GSXR fairing kit, prolly the 04 750 style fairings, not the latest ones.

So, what do you think? I'm looking for input on all aspects of this project.

If you know of a good alternative I'm interested. I don't want an IL4.

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Old 03-04-2007, 12:46 PM   #2
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I don't want an IL4.
:nono: HERETIC! :nono:

jus teasing...sounds like a cool project!
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Patrick knows his SV's, send it to him give him cash and pick it up when its done, you will like it, and ive seen guys set their race bikes basically how you described it

If you like V twins there is always a TL or a the honda
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TL, RC, VTR, all too heavy although I did really love my VTR when I had it.

I want to stay smaller than 750.

On second thought, maybe a VTR with lightweight wheels... no no no, i want light weight
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What year SV?
First Gen or 2nd?
If you decide to bore it you will definitely want to upgrade the bottom end.
I've built a bunch of SV street and racebikes, so if you have any questions, feel free to give me a call and I can lend some advice.

BTW, I just finished a 1st Gen that will be for sale soon; Falicon billet crank, Carillo rods, JE pistons, undercut trans, Yosh cams, ported heads.
It has a GSXR front end that we Race teched and a Penske shock. Lots of other goodies too.
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BTW, I just finished a 1st Gen that will be for sale soon; Falicon billet crank, Carillo rods, JE pistons, undercut trans, Yosh cams, ported heads.
It has a GSXR front end that we Race teched and a Penske shock. Lots of other goodies too.
well damnit that would take all the fun out if getting to build it! Hmmm.... tempting though.

How's the title? Street legal? I hear the first gen has the stronger motor as far as durability goes. I'm not sure if I want carbs or fuel injection though I'm leaning towards injection. The 2nd Gen had injection right??
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well damnit that would take all the fun out if getting to build it! Hmmm.... tempting though.

How's the title? Street legal? I hear the first gen has the stronger motor as far as durability goes. I'm not sure if I want carbs or fuel injection though I'm leaning towards injection. The 2nd Gen had injection right??
the carbs for that bike fuel great. i also know a guy that has a daily driver with flat slides on the sv. those flat slides howl like there's no tomorrow
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eh go with the the 2nd generation. the fuel injection kicks or get the 2nd generation frame forks wheels all that stuff and put 1st gen motor, electrics and flat slides but trust me the 2nd generation is a much better bike. oh and dont put a different front end on it cuz it has been my experience that the handling sux afterwards.

if you do deside to get 1st generation ive got the 3mm over cylinders and high compression pistons. and cams. i havent had any experience with the falicon crank but make sure you get it balanced.
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If I go this route it looks like I'll stay with just head work for now. Cams, valves, springs, etc etc. Again, that's if I go this route. I'm still debating the new Aprilia motard.

Thanks for the tip on the front. I don't want to screw up the handling that's for sure. I'll just have the stock pieces re-valved and re-sprung.
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If you swap the front end just make sure it's properly valved for an SV, not a GSXR.
We've never had any problems either with the stock conventional forks or with USD GSXR forks that have been properly valved / sprung. We've won multiple championships with either one.
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too heavy and no fairing, I don't think. I would go with a 675 if it weren't for the valve issues.
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what valve issues??? I havent heard anything about this....
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Have you thought about the SV1000? You could do the same things but have plenty of power from a reliable stock motor. Not to mention Patrick has a sexy one for sale. Did anybody say Ohlins?
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I think it was last months issue of Performance Bikes, one of the mags from England. The bike in their tests has valve failure. The test was being doen to try and dis-prove the rumors about the 675 engine issues. I think they said it wasn't an isolated incident. Either way I was a bit disapointed because I really like the 675.
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Have you thought about the SV1000? You could do the same things but have plenty of power from a reliable stock motor. Not to mention Patrick has a sexy one for sale. Did anybody say Ohlins?

again, too big. I'm on my second v-twin liter bike now. I've had a 750 track bike and I have a 600 track bike. I have a sv650s I keep in Hawaii and I love riding that bike, it's so light it's just a blast to ride. I left the suspension on that one stock because my GF rides it too but if it were set up for my fat a$s it would be close to perfect.

I want to get a light weight v-twin, with a fairing, good reliability, good looks, and decent power. I want a bit more than the stock sv650 has to offer so I'm looking at engine work.
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