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Old 11-08-2016, 06:28 PM   #1
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engine works harder, but nothing happens?

my gf just bought a 2005 sv650s and it seems to be doing pretty well. i just rode it home from college station, and it goes fast with not much effort, no weird noises or feels. i did adjust the clutch cable when i got home, but there's a nagging issue... i dont know what it is, and i'm really hoping it doesnt need an engine tear down.

i attempted to wheelie it (bruh) and it revved higher, but did nothing in correlation to the extra work put out by the engine. i didnt want to push my luck and screw up her new bike, so i was more gentle coming home after that.

any idea what this could be? the tires and sprockets appear to be in good shape. the engine has 65000 miles on it. i'm wondering if this is an issue of the engine just has a shitload of miles and shouldnt be bothered with stupid things like wheelies.
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Old 11-08-2016, 07:28 PM   #4
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yup sounds like the clutch is toast.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:23 PM   #6
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Sounds like clutch if it is still raving out and not coming up. Have someone qualified wheelie it for you. Just saying. But that's a load of miles. Hope you got it dirt cheap because sv650 don't seem to sell for very much.
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aside from the clutch, it's in really good shape. the engine had a lot of on the front cylinder and oil cooler when we looked at it, and i was worried it had an oil leak, but after a cleaning at home, and some running around, i put something under it, and there is no oil or anything dripping.
i have worked on an older bike's clutch. i took the old disks out, and some new ones in. bike ran just fine. that was an 82 virago. would it be any real difference for an 05 sv? i've seen specialized tools... i didnt have anything special when i did the virago.
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Shouldn't be hard at all. I think you might only need an 8mm and a 10mm to do the whole thing. Maybe a 12mm. If you lean the bike over you might not even lose oil. Remove the clutch cover, then remove the 10mm bonds holding the clutch Springs in. You might have to prepare soak the fibers. There are some that do not require soaking. Then make sure you adjust and wear in the new plates properly.
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I'm surprised no one has asked for pics of GF yet lol.
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I'm surprised no one has asked for pics of GF yet lol.
This wasnt the post I was expecting in this thread.

On that note, pics of said GF? SV also?
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On that note, pics of said GF? SV also?
Everyone actually gave good advice for once. I'm shocked. lol
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Everyone actually gave good advice for once. I'm shocked. lol
Well I could've posted should've bought a Honda...
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Sorry Im late. Pics of said GF?
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maybe throw in some new aftermarket clutch springs while you are at it.
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sorry, no pics of gf for you. maybe we'll see yall at a group ride or meet soon. she's going to try and get her brc soon at awesomecycles.

her sv is attached.

i appreciate the advice guys. look under my name, over there <---
it's so true.

it sounds just as easy as the virago i've done this on, too, so that's good. looks like i'll be flushing out the radiator when i do the job, too.




anyone have any experience with the $60 sv radiators on amazon/ebay? the pics look good. i want to order a new rad for my sv. one of the tabs is broken and has been jb welded, but that's broken, too.
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never updated, so doing that now.
the $60 radiator works pretty well. i'm seeing the same temps as i did with the stock rad. you will have some work though... the fan didnt fit quite right, so i had to bend and squeeze to make it fit. i had to grind some tabs... nothing major. it doesnt look amazing, but it's a great value, and came with a card saying that if anything was wrong, they will send me another new radiator, or fix mine. seems good.
tl:dr i'm happy with the $60 rad

i got the clutch installed in the new sv. it went in easy as . my gf had the keys, so i didnt get to test it for a couple of days. when i did test it out, i found out that it needed adjustment. the friction zone was like this big . <--- as big as that period, lol.
i figured out how to adjust at the clutch actuator with this very helpful vidya
the bike runs great now, with this second hand clutch for $60. fresh oil and coolant, too. gf just got her m endorsement, also. woot!
looking forward to some moto adventures soon
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