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    Newbie justindevoe's Avatar
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    New SV650S Owner

    Hello,

    I bought a 2006 Suzuki SV650S with both a full upper and lower factory fairing in red. The bike only has 2,000 original miles and is in showroom condition 100% stock.

    I have NO experience with an SV650S although I've owned several bikes in the past. Any wisdom would be greatly appreciated

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    Hi there. Nice to see another SV owner around. I've only been riding about 6 months. I've had two bikes, both naked SVs. I don't have much to compare it to except the MSF training bikes, but I love my SV.
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    I'm loving my new SV650SF. It feels like a great bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by broadwayLamb View Post
    Hi there. Nice to see another SV owner around. I've only been riding about 6 months. I've had two bikes, both naked SVs. I don't have much to compare it to except the MSF training bikes, but I love my SV.

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    Hate mine. Wish I'd really test ridden one before I traded away my beloved ZR-7. Horrible ergos. I hate the lumpity-lumpity-lumpity lurching roughness at parking lot/commuting speeds. Have to rev and slip the clutch like a newb just to maneuver smoothly at slow speeds. The worst suspension ever put on a stock motorcycle; great on a glass smooth track, horrible in the real world. Clip ons are low and waaaaay over there to reach them.

    I now have just under 15K on my '05, and I'm finally coming to grips with riding it comfortably. That's after I converted mine to handlebars. I'm still upside down on it for payments, so selling isn't really an option right now.

    I'd sell it for a Bandit in a heartbeat. Never again will I buy another V-twin unless it is a Honda RC-51. Just because it's an RC-51.

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    [QUOTE=emrah;461534]I hate the lumpity-lumpity-lumpity lurching roughness at parking lot/commuting speeds. Have to rev and slip the clutch like a newb just to maneuver smoothly at slow speeds. The worst suspension ever put on a stock motorcycle; great on a glass smooth track, horrible in the real world. Clip ons are low and waaaaay over there to reach them.

    Based on your feedback you are NOT a VTwin candidate. If you are bent too far over on any SV; an S or F, then you will hate an RC -51.

    Depending on your bike and riding style as well, you may need to adjust some of the controls on your bike as well.

    I have many I4 friends and they just don't get along with the Vtwins either, but those of us that love twins... well we just won't do with anything else.

    If you are riding the SV hard, yes suspension needs work, but once done... instant keeper.

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    [QUOTE=emrah;461534]I hate the lumpity-lumpity-lumpity lurching roughness at parking lot/commuting speeds. Have to rev and slip the clutch like a newb just to maneuver smoothly at slow speeds. The worst suspension ever put on a stock motorcycle; great on a glass smooth track, horrible in the real world. Clip ons are low and waaaaay over there to reach them.

    Based on your feedback you are NOT a VTwin candidate. If you are bent too far over on any SV; an S or F, then you will hate an RC -51.

    Depending on your bike and riding style as well, you may need to adjust some of the controls on your bike as well.

    I have many I4 friends and they just don't get along with the Vtwins either, but those of us that love twins... well we just won't do with anything else.

    If you are riding the SV hard, yes suspension needs work, but once done... instant keeper.

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    Yeah, I really oughta just cough up a few hundred bucks and get the emulators for the forks and some proper springs. As it is, it's under sprung and over-damped. Jolts aren't absorbed, and under hard braking, there is just no support.

    As for the engine, I've just learned to slip the hell out of the clutch for smoothness, or just keep the throttle cracked open, but ride the rear brake for speed control.

    Sorry, not trying to SV-bash. It's just not the wonder-bike I heard so much about before buying the thing.

    Emrah
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    I think it depends on what you have ridden in the past. My 001 SV650S fits me fine and handles great. Not sure what the other rider is alluding to about handling. There is not a low of fly wheel action so when you down shift quickly the back wheel can stop turning, so ease the clutch out. There is also a lot of bottom end grunt for a small engine and the back wheel can spin on a wet road fairly easily. For me the bike comes alive when it is moving around a bit. At first it feels strange, possibly unsettling, but mine goes where I point it, and stops.
    I sat on just about everything at a bike show. This bike fit me the best, but it is what I am used to riding. Did not want a screaming 4 cylinder. Had my licence for more than five minutes.
    Crusty

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    I had an 08 SV650sf two motorcycles ago. It was a great bike. Extremely reliable, sporty looking, handling wasn't bad, performance was adequate, and fuel mileage was great! I installed a Delkevic shorty slip-on, Jardine fender eliminator, and painted the inside of the clear windscreen gloss black. The bike was quite a wheelie machine. I had no problems with that bike ever. Very venerable, and definitely a classic in my book. Sort of like an inexpensive Ducati, but more reliable.
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