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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Looking for feedback on sv1000

I just wanted to ask if anyone out there has or had or knows someone who has an sv1000. Good and bad opinions please. I am about 90% sure thats the bike I want. (currently ride an sv650)
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I have heard mixed reviews about the 1000. Some people love em and some hate them. I ride a 650 as well and was up at the gap for the SV rally. There was a lot of differing opinions of the 1000. Overall it seemed the most of the 1000 guys were satisfied, but some weren't too impressed over the step up from the 650.

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I've heard suspension complaints.



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I've heard suspension complaints.
That's a given with the SV.

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That's a given with the SV.
Too bad. I like the 1000. It's on my list of potential twins. Last, but on the list.



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Too bad. I like the 1000. It's on my list of potential twins. Last, but on the list.
There are solutions. Replacing the the entire system is pretty easy and you can use the front end from a GSXR to get the front going and either get an aftermarket rear shock or another shock from another bike depending on your weight. I got a GSXR 1000 rear shock that I have yet to put on because I am debating selling and getting that Duc.

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Will the GSXR front bolt right up?



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The problem is in the rear suspension more than anything... the rotary style rear suspension sucks.

In the front you really need a spring change out... the spring are way too soft.




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Its a little bigger, a little heavier and not that much faster plus it has the typical Sv suspension problems that of which can be fixed.

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Will the GSXR front bolt right up?
yep the 01-03 GSXR 750 is considered the best one to get because they are Showa's

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Too bad. I like the 1000. It's on my list of potential twins. Last, but on the list.
What would be at the top of the list? My rationale is I really like the 650, but it is not fast enough. Also I like the posture of the sv's better than the gsxr's, I really like the power at the low end not needing to down shift and rev up to get power. I like alot of things about v-twins. I also like the price of the 1000. Seems like a 1000 should be a whole lot faster than 650. I dont like the idea of buying a brand new bike and replacing a bunch of parts either! Boy, I really need help!
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Oh yeah, I liken ducatis to harleys, way too over priced for what you get.
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You are kidding right? You need to look at the Ducati Monster S2R and S2R 1000, they are nakeds though. They both run pretty decently priced for what you get. It comes with great suspension and an awesome motor. Plus you get a lot of bonus things you don't get on the SV. Like Marchesini wheels and stainless steel lines. One of these two bikes are #1 on my next bike purchase list.

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What do you think of this? http://www.carsoup.com/used/detail.a...DealerGroupID=

I like the naked look but I also like the half fairing the sv's have. If that Duc had that I'd be sold! (I mean on top where the haedlights go)

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What would be at the top of the list? My rationale is I really like the 650, but it is not fast enough. Also I like the posture of the sv's better than the gsxr's, I really like the power at the low end not needing to down shift and rev up to get power. I like alot of things about v-twins. I also like the price of the 1000. Seems like a 1000 should be a whole lot faster than 650. I dont like the idea of buying a brand new bike and replacing a bunch of parts either! Boy, I really need help!
Not fast enough?? birdman's first SV ran 140+...that's not fast enough??

His present SV would probably do that if he didn't have that sawmill blade on the back wheel
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Not fast enough?? birdman's first SV ran 140+...that's not fast enough??

His present SV would probably do that if he didn't have that sawmill blade on the back wheel
I guess fast wasnt the word I meant. Quick enough
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if you like the half fairing, take a look at the FZ1s. Not a twin, but a damn good bike.

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I have read that the HP is a little low for a litre bike. But it does have good torque since is a V-Twin.
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