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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-18-2006, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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SV 650s opinions

I have the opportunity to buy an 04 SV650s with 4900 miles for $3500. Its in great shape, and i like the way it rides. Im just wondering what you all think of these bikes in terms of performance.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-18-2006, 05:45 AM
 
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Excellent bikes. There are alot of people on here who ride them. And



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the SV650S is an awesome bike. I started out on a SV, sold it to get a 600RR, then went back to the SV cause I missed it so much.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-18-2006, 07:36 AM
 
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the SV650S is an awesome bike. I started out on a SV, sold it to get a 600RR, then went back to the SV cause I missed it so much.
You know a guy with a TLr. How much down on power is the SV650 compared to the Tiller?



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You know a guy with a TLr. How much down on power is the SV650 compared to the Tiller?
Well, there is quite a difference in power between the 2. The TLR has so much grunt, its amazing. It is extremely hard to keep the front end down, even if the bike weighs a ton. It is very heavy and harder to steer than the SV, but being able to just whack the throttle open in 3rd gear and bring the front end up makles it so much fun.
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Well, there is quite a difference in power between the 2. The TLR has so much grunt, its amazing. It is extremely hard to keep the front end down, even if the bike weighs a ton. It is very heavy and harder to steer than the SV, but being able to just whack the throttle open in 3rd gear and bring the front end up makles it so much fun.
Werd. I rode a TL...the sh*tty one I looked at a few weeks back. Never rode an SV.



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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-18-2006, 10:16 AM
 
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SV's a great all-around bikes. Beautiful from beginners to experts. Tons of aftermarket stuff and quite a community for them (svriders.com).
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the SV650S is an awesome bike. I started out on a SV, sold it to get a 600RR, then went back to the SV cause I missed it so much.
I have read similar stories on other forums... Different cycle mags have said the same thing... the SV650 is one of the best all around bikes... one of the most fun... I am seriously considering it as my next bike... I dunno how ready I am for a liter bike, but the SV1000 is on my list too... If only they made an SV750...
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I had an '05 SV for a year an half. It's a very easy and fun bike to ride. My major complaints were.... lousy suspension, hard seat and not very powerful. The bike treated me well, gave me lots of fun miles and never let me down.
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My current bike. 87 FZ600. Im going to sell it and get the SV.
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-18-2006, 10:16 PM
 
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that bike for 3500 is a good pick up. You wont regret it. Its a fun bike, and with some prep, can do just about anything you want.
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My current bike. 87 FZ600. Im going to sell it and get the SV.
I *love* those bikes!!! They could outhandle anything back in the day! I think they put out something like 56HP, but could really rail! I wanted one sooo bad back in 1987!
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I *love* those bikes!!! They could outhandle anything back in the day! I think they put out something like 56HP, but could really rail! I wanted one sooo bad back in 1987!
I want the 400... Do the 600 engine swap...

TIIIIMBER!!!
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Man, I too started out on a 2003 SV650S Great Bike. I loved it and wish I had the money to have two bikes because I would buy another one. Through the corners they are as fast as anything but on the straits...well still not bad but I think the fastest I ever saw on mine was 136mph and it took quite a while to get there. Speed didn't climb real fast after about 110. But like I said it doesn't matter, I would buy another.
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FYI. GSXR front ends fit nicely into SV's. A very nice upgrade from the stock crapper set-up.
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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-27-2006, 12:59 PM
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i had an 01 naked sv. my dad had the tls. big diff between the two but the sv is so light and fun to ride. im startin to miss suzi darn near bullit proof bike.
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At that price...check everything over closely...check all the numbers to see if they match...That just seems like too good a price for a bike that hasn't been down or stunted.
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The SV is a terrible bike. Don't get it. Oh wait I have one, damn it....

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I love mine.
Then again, I have only ridden it around my back yard...
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