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post #1 of 18 Old 04-22-2010, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about trading to an SV-1000... any thoughts

So, after some serious thought, I'm thinking about swapping out my pretty farkled out Wee for an SV-1000. What I like are the looks, and the power. I've always liked the SV-650's, but the 1000 is obviously more powerful and also quite a bit less common. I like these atrributes a lot, plus I've seen some nice ones selling for a very reasonable price. I've loved my 07 Wee, but I'm going to be moving soon to be a military recruiter, and really won't be having the time to do much more than commuting and the very occasional weekend ride, and that's not doing the V-Strom its justice. I'm planning to do a trip from California to DC in July, but after that, I'm probably going to let'er go.
So, with this, is there any feedback for the SV's that you could hook me up with. If you've ridden the 650 and 1000 can you share the pro's/con's with each one?
Also, if there's anybody in the DC area that is interested in an 07 Wee with many extras, keep me in mind. it's going to be July that I'm back in the area, and it's looking for a good owner that can rack up the miles a lot more than i'm going to be able to. Shoot, after that ride that I do, I may be a little more reluctant, but as of now, I'm pretty serious about this swap.
Hook a brotha up with anything you all may know.
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Go for it....life is too short!!!! Ride and own whatever makes you happy, or if the Wee is paid for just keep it and get an SV1000.

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The SV1000 is a good bike, but nowhere near as nimble and easy to ride quick as the SV650.

Extra power is always fun to play with, but from a handling perspective, the SV650 is more fun IMO.

If I wanted a sportier, more powerful bike, the SV1K would not be on my personal short list.

There's a reason they are pretty inexpensive......what's good for a buyer today, may not be so good as a seller in the future....something to consider.

Are you stuck on getting another twin, or is it more the looks that attract you?
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From my little bit of research (considered trading the Vee for an SV) they are rear tire eaters. Some owners claim as low as 4k for a tire but I didn't read what brand so take it for what it's worth. I love the look of a silver SV1000!
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From my little bit of research (considered trading the Vee for an SV) they are rear tire eaters. Some owners claim as low as 4k for a tire but I didn't read what brand so take it for what it's worth. I love the look of a silver SV1000!
You don't ride a sportbike because you want your tires to last a long time. My TL1000S (Suzuki's V-twin before they made the SV1000) goes through a rear every 2500-3000 miles. Damn fun though.

I agree, if you can afford it, own both.

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I sold my 2003 SV1000S to get my used 2008 Wee.........the SV got me my first speeding ticket in 32 yrs.......I figured I would get in trouble on it again soon or later......probably sooner. The torque is very additive........I added pipes, 1-down front sprocket, K&N, modded air breather....I nicknamed it "The Beast". Way much funner to ride than my 2000 ZRX1100 (which I still have, and will keep). I only had my SV about a year. Traded even for a 2006 KLR650 that I had. At 55 yrs old, I figured I didn't need a sport-bike (the ZRX is considered a Retro-bike, not sport).......wanted to try the Adventure-touring thing before I get too old to ride. I loved the SV1000......had 6k miles on her, sold for around $3750 after I re-installed the stock exhaust......there are numerous SV forums with a wealth of knowledge.
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Why not a Vee? I know the SV's quicker, lighter, but a Vee isn't all that bad, plus the insurance may even be cheaper being that it's not a sportbike. Cheers--BB

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sv 1000

i just sold my sv1000 naked and bought a wee.
it was in perfect shape and after trying to sell it three times on ebay i only got $3500.00. it was a fun bike but it wasn't great around town. my biggest problem with it was it didn't like to run below 4000 rpm. it was rough, shuddered, and was to lumpy. a techlusion helped a bit with the stumbles. it ate rear tires but all my bikes have. also they are not comfortable. the stock seat is the worst, handle bars and foot pegs are nearly the same as a gxsr. i do miss the power.
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YUP YUP, Chaps, we're on the same page! I saw a listing for a naked 04 SV-1000 with less than 4,000 miles, single owner who is 58!!! It was a sweet looking machine, and a sweet deal.

As much as I love my Wee, if I'm going to switch up, I'll try something new. I haven't had a sport bike for some time now, and think I'd like to go back, but because of some back and knee pains, and as much as I'd love one, I'm staying away from super sports. The SV still is upright-ish. A Vee would just be a step up (size wise) to what I'm on now. I'm not going to do much touring while I'm recruiting, so... I just want something to zip around one for the little amount of time that I'll be able to ride.

It may not be the baddest machine on the streets, but I think it'll work just fine with me. Also love those TL's... Oh yes... love those TL's

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YUP YUP, Chaps, we're on the same page! I saw a listing for a naked 04 SV-1000 with less than 4,000 miles, single owner who is 58!!! It was a sweet looking machine, and a sweet deal.
Go for it.

With the right pipes, you might be able to convince some people it's a wet-clutch Ducati.

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