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Old 05-01-2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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good deal or not? 2003 sv650s for $3800

so i been in the market for a track bike/ commuter bike and i came across a 2003 sv650s full fairings with 7k miles on it. i don't know the condition of the bike yet im still waiting for a reply. but what do you guys think? should i get it?
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:10 PM   #2
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I'd wait for condition to decide anything, did he have any pics?

Those miles sound good though
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:14 PM   #3
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I'd wait for condition to decide anything, did he have any pics?

Those miles sound good though
it was posted on craigslist


http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/318315259.html


its been on there for about a month. and i finally saw it! :BangHead:
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so i been in the market for a track bike/ commuter bike and i came across a 2003 sv650s full fairings with 7k miles on it. i don't know the condition of the bike yet im still waiting for a reply. but what do you guys think? should i get it?
Just buy mine for a grand less..

Besides i hear 2003 is the model to avoid - right Tom? :confused2
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:41 PM   #5
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Sounds good but still have someone who knows bikes go over it before finalizing the sale.
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there are some better deals on the wera board if you want a track bike. BTW the sv is great on the streets 1K's get scurred by it in the turns.
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very nice. factory lowers, and color lots of people like.

I got my 03 SVS with 13k miles for $3600. I thought it was a good deal (except I had to drive to Dallas to get it).

+1 on checking to see if '03 is the year to avoid for track bikes. I have heard the same
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if your set on a 2nd gen http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php...ighlight=sv650 may be worth contacting him you never know
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for a commuter bike, the 03 in that craigslist ad looks nice. like the others said before, for a track bike, check out the wera board. it will have all the goodies installed
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The '02 subframe is 40mm higher so the seat height is taller as well.

Primarily the big issue with the '03 SV650's is that was the first year that Suzuki went to a crank without a thrust bearing.
Poor quality control and too loose bearing clearances caused some cranks to break.
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Just buy mine for a grand less..

Besides i hear 2003 is the model to avoid - right Tom? :confused2

wheres your 4sale thread, i know sum1 who maybe interested
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Correction, I meant '03 subframe. no edit button, getting on my nerves!
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I was about to say "Patrick WTF did you sell me!" lol
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wheres your 4sale thread, i know sum1 who maybe interested
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To add to Toms post, the later model, '04 and up engines have not had any problems.

I've built several high output examples with no issues and am currently building one for a another WERA racer.

I fully expect it to make upwards of 90 rwhp and be completely reliable.
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