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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-05-2007, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Lost my sv650s manual, Little help?

Hi all
I have had my bike for 6 months, just got it on the road 3 days ago, already have 60 miles on it... and I lost my manual...
Few quick questions until I find it/get a new one.

#1 When should I do the first oil change (brand new bike still in brake in)
#2 What type of oil ?
#3 Do I need to lube the chain? If so, how often?
#4 What temp range should the bike be at? I freaked out when I saw that it was tipping almost 200F Thatís normally when I shut down a car.

Lastly (did I mention Iím a rookie?) What RPM should I be cruzing at?
I am way too used to cars, shifting at 5 grand max, and cruzing at 3 grand. It seems the bike spits and sputters that low of RPM

Please help Suzuki Gurus!!

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I clean and lube my chain every 500 miles.
First oil change is at 600miles is what Sv manual says.
my bike operates about 180 to 190 here in florida. And my fan kicks on at about 200ish temp. but yeah bikes normally run hot and gets hot when ya sit at a light But fan will kick on if it gets to hot Sometimes ill flip my kill switch off but leave my key on if its a long light that way i can flip it on and start and go. I have a manual so if ya have any question or need info from the manual drop me a P.M. Lot of guys on here that ride or use to ride Sv and could give ya Good info about them.
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Oh your first service on your bike is THE MOST IMPORTANT one so don't skip or miss it.

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Oh your first service on your bike is THE MOST IMPORTANT one so don't skip or miss it.
yep, nothing like all those little metal shavings from every thing seating kicking around in the oil!

Thank you so much

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Hi all
I have had my bike for 6 months, just got it on the road 3 days ago, already have 60 miles on it... and I lost my manual...
Few quick questions until I find it/get a new one.

#1 When should I do the first oil change (brand new bike still in brake in)
#2 What type of oil ?
#3 Do I need to lube the chain? If so, how often?
#4 What temp range should the bike be at? I freaked out when I saw that it was tipping almost 200F Thatís normally when I shut down a car.

Lastly (did I mention Iím a rookie?) What RPM should I be cruzing at?
I am way too used to cars, shifting at 5 grand max, and cruzing at 3 grand. It seems the bike spits and sputters that low of RPM

Please help Suzuki Gurus!!
1. First oil change at 600 miles, then every 3000 miles after that.
2. I use 10-40 Suzuki oil, NO SYNTHETIC until it's broken in for sure.
3. Yes you need to lube it, whenever you feel/remember, around every 300-500 miles.
4. My bike will run between 180-200F. Fan kicks in at 210 when in traffic/stoplights.

depends on where you are "cruizing"
In town, I like to keep it around 4500-5K, for the torque/power to get out of the way of cages that don't see me.
On interstate, you'll be around 6K @75mph indicated.
Sometimes i'll run it up to 6th in town cruising 35mph, just to show off the the guys on the I4's. Their bike would DIE trying to do that.

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