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Old 23-05-2011, 05:29 AM
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Default My SV650

This was my daily rider for the last 3 years. I then bought my Daytona, so thought I would spend some cash on her. This is the result.






Still got a couple of things to sort, but hopefully should be MOT'd and on the road by the beginning of June
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Old 23-05-2011, 07:14 AM
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nice job...... love the transparent chain
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Old 23-05-2011, 12:53 PM
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nice job...... love the transparent chain
They're the new glass chains lol.
I haven't finished the project yet, chain & sprocket kit have turned up this morning, so will be fitting them tonight when I get home
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nice bike that, can i ask how tall are you? i only ask cos ive been looking at sv's on ebay for some cheap summer fun but im 6'2" and they look a little on the small side?
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Old 23-05-2011, 05:44 PM
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nice bike that, can i ask how tall are you? i only ask cos ive been looking at sv's on ebay for some cheap summer fun but im 6'2" and they look a little on the small side?
I'm about 5'9" & I find it fine. I had an SV1000 for a short time, that is larger, but very thirsty on the fuel side.
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yeah 1000cc monsters dont really interest me id just end up killing myself, i like the sv's cos they sound better than a whining 4 pot and look pretty smart if you clean em up like you have. ill just have to find one to have a sit on.
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Old 24-05-2011, 05:34 AM
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yeah 1000cc monsters dont really interest me id just end up killing myself, i like the sv's cos they sound better than a whining 4 pot and look pretty smart if you clean em up like you have. ill just have to find one to have a sit on.
Have to admit that I've had a few bikes in my time, but the SV has been the best of the lot, thats why Ive spent all of this money doing it up.
It was my main form of transport for 3 years, I travel over 30 miles a day, 6 days a week in all weathers & it never let me down. I prefer the naked version, I'm getting a bit old now to be scrunched up with my feet up my arse.
It does everything you ask of it. With a few tweaks to the suspension (new shock & different fork springs) it handles as sweet as anything out there & of course, with a race can, it sounds the mutts nuts
Take 1 for a test ride, see what you think, you may be surprised
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