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#101 MCML

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:57 PM

"Whole lotta things that I never done, but I ain't never had too much fun." Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

I did have a 1999 SV650, though. Sold it when I bought my FJR. Both are great machines.
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#102 Mike-H

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:41 PM

So is "this secret society " thing really a Harley Davidson /Ducati/VFR V-twin wannabe thing? grin.gif ......

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE (Mike-H @ Apr 5 2009, 07:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So is "this secret society " thing really a Harley Davidson /Ducati/VFR V-twin wannabe thing? grin.gif ......


Ducati Monster wannabe maybe, but more practical and at a bargain price. Harleys aren't even in the same species. VFRs are V-4 powered, not twins, apples and oranges.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE (daviddowns2000 @ Apr 5 2009, 10:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Mike-H @ Apr 5 2009, 07:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So is "this secret society " thing really a Harley Davidson /Ducati/VFR V-twin wannabe thing? grin.gif ......


Ducati Monster wannabe maybe, but more practical and at a bargain price. Harleys aren't even in the same species. VFRs are V-4 powered, not twins, apples and oranges.

VTR maybe....
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:36 PM

QUOTE (timalan @ Apr 8 2009, 06:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (daviddowns2000 @ Apr 5 2009, 10:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Mike-H @ Apr 5 2009, 07:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So is "this secret society " thing really a Harley Davidson /Ducati/VFR V-twin wannabe thing? grin.gif ......


Ducati Monster wannabe maybe, but more practical and at a bargain price. Harleys aren't even in the same species. VFRs are V-4 powered, not twins, apples and oranges.

VTR maybe....



Guess the VFR 500 never existed blink.gif .....

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:55 AM

QUOTE (Mike-H @ Apr 8 2009, 11:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (timalan @ Apr 8 2009, 06:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (daviddowns2000 @ Apr 5 2009, 10:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Mike-H @ Apr 5 2009, 07:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So is "this secret society " thing really a Harley Davidson /Ducati/VFR V-twin wannabe thing? grin.gif ......


Ducati Monster wannabe maybe, but more practical and at a bargain price. Harleys aren't even in the same species. VFRs are V-4 powered, not twins, apples and oranges.

VTR maybe....



Guess the VFR 500 never existed blink.gif .....


I think all Hondas with a VF or VFR designation were V-fours. BTW, I owned a Magna (VF750) that was a great bike, wish I hadn't sold it.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:08 AM

QUOTE (daviddowns2000 @ Apr 9 2009, 06:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Mike-H @ Apr 8 2009, 11:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (timalan @ Apr 8 2009, 06:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (daviddowns2000 @ Apr 5 2009, 10:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Mike-H @ Apr 5 2009, 07:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So is "this secret society " thing really a Harley Davidson /Ducati/VFR V-twin wannabe thing? grin.gif ......


Ducati Monster wannabe maybe, but more practical and at a bargain price. Harleys aren't even in the same species. VFRs are V-4 powered, not twins, apples and oranges.

VTR maybe....



Guess the VFR 500 never existed blink.gif .....


I think all Hondas with a VF or VFR designation were V-fours. BTW, I owned a Magna (VF750) that was a great bike, wish I hadn't sold it.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:38 PM

Fred you must have A lot of time on your HANDS !!!
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:03 PM

QUOTE (SouthernCruizer @ Apr 9 2009, 09:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
+1 on the Magna, Honda's best kept secret. I had a '95 that I sold and deeply regret.


I had one as well, a 94. It would be a good bike for Honda to revive, only with FI and better brakes next time around.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:03 PM

QUOTE (BuilderBob @ Apr 9 2009, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (SouthernCruizer @ Apr 9 2009, 09:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
+1 on the Magna, Honda's best kept secret. I had a '95 that I sold and deeply regret.


I had one as well, a 94. It would be a good bike for Honda to revive, only with FI and better brakes next time around.


Only thing that really bothered me was how difficult it was to sync the carbs (screw access) or to re-install them after pulling them off.


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Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:56 PM

Here's mine. Not many mods...Buell pegs, touring windscreen, fenda extenda and a few cosmetic items. The SV has to be in the all-time top ten list for the most "smiles per dollar".

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 05:08 PM

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Here's mine...

Very nice, clean-looking bike gearman.
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Posted 01 May 2009 - 06:04 PM

So I was told the lesbians hang here.... Where's the vids???

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:44 PM

I just installed a set of Ricor Intiminators in my front fork tubes on my SV-650s and man what a difference they make!!

These are kinda similar to cartridge emulators but do not require the complete disassembly of the fork tube to install.

Just remove the fork tube from the bike, take off end cap, drain oil, remove spring, then insert Intiminator, then spring, washer, and spacer.

You must shorten the spacer to get the correct spring pre-load due to the added length of the Intiminator.

I first read about these over at www.sv-rider.com and also on the adventure rider forum.

sv-rider forum still has a member discount for them.

For more info see this thread - http://forum.svrider...ght=intiminator

The front end on the SV now rolls smoothly over bumps and feels more in control in corners.

With the combination of the ZX-10 rear shock and the Intiminators my '04 SV-650s finally rides and handles like it should.

Check 'em out.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 02:10 AM

I just put Traxxion Dynamics damper rods, emulators, springs & oil in mine. Got the ZX10 shock on the rear as well. I'm nearing completion of a rebuild of a wrecked 2005 SVS (check it out here), so I'm anxious to compare the handling with my previous 2007 stocker. Should be a great improvement.
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:52 AM

Great bike. This is an older picture. Now it has a tank protector, Yoshimura muffler, ZX-6R shock, Emulators/springs, front stainless brake lines, good pads, caliper rebuild and Bikemaster Nighthawk bars.



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Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:40 PM

My 2001 SV650N. My previous touring pony. It is an awesome bike - it has to be, they named a mountain after it...



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Posted 30 May 2010 - 04:04 AM

I was looking at picking up an 07 SV650S for my wife but when she sat on it she did not like the riding position. The handle bars were much too low for her liking. How much can the bars be raised with the stock cables and hoses? She would need it raised a couple inches for it to be comfortable for her.
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Posted 30 May 2010 - 04:19 AM

QUOTE (NSrider @ May 30 2010, 06:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was looking at picking up an 07 SV650S for my wife but when she sat on it she did not like the riding position. The handle bars were much too low for her liking. How much can the bars be raised with the stock cables and hoses? She would need it raised a couple inches for it to be comfortable for her.


The Naked version has a more upright seating position...may want to try that
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Posted 30 May 2010 - 02:52 PM

I figure I'll share too:

This is my wife's 2001 SV650. Since this photo was taken we have added an Ohlin's shock and had GP suspension put the internals of GSXR750 into the forks and machined the caps to allow for preload and rebound adjusters.



And here I am learning how to use the new suspenion at Zalusky Advanced Riding School.



Incidentally, since we're talking about Magna's .. wifey had a 1995 VF750 prior to the SV650 which she regrets selling:



It's blue because I crashed it once and had to repaint it. Cobra slipons with a K&N and the DRP jet-kit - this bike really hauled ass. Suspension left a lot to be desired, and when she was ready to move improve her skills the bike was holding her back, so we got her the SV. She does great on the track, and the instructors have pulled me aside to tell me to "ride like her" because she's doing things (body position, head swivel, etc) right. Turns out her main mental block with street riding is sand/gravel in the corners so she doesn't use the SV as intended. Whenever a Magna pops up on Craigslist ... she harbors dreams of finding another.

Hmmm... Imagine if Honda put out a new VF1200C as their answer to the VMax ?? Hmm... nah, will never happen as most of the profits for Honda are in selling 150cc bikes in China, India and Indonesia.