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post #1 of 20 Old 01-10-2009, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Right now I have the SV1000S. Its a great bike, but kills me on longer runs ie 2-3 hours. My question-do I spend a small fortune converting the bike, bars, pegs, seat to make a bit more comfy or do I part ex for the Vee. I did have a 2003 model for a bit but found it very comfy but a bit sluggish. Are the newer ones a bit sharper. Any thoughtd out there??
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post #2 of 20 Old 01-10-2009, 10:40 AM
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I have a Dl 1000 and my friend has a SV 650, I don't know how anyone could find comfort in that machine 1/2 an inch of seat foam, fast yes, comfort no, Get a Vee if you want comfort.

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HI,

I had the thou, but because of the different engine set up it just felt sluggish, particularly at low revs, which I since learned a power commander would have fixed duh
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When I went looking at for my bike I was looking at SV650s.
But the dealer had a DL650 on the floor, after sitting on both and going back and forth, I got the strom. Just feels like twice the bike.
I rode a friends sv650n after the fact and it just felt so tiny....
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I had my wee in the shop yesterday for the first service, and the dealer let me take out an 06 SV650s (with Yoshimura pipe, that was fun) to go get some lunch. It felt like a toy compared to the wee -- not in the sense of cheap or anything, but tiny and low to the ground. I'm barely 5' 10", and I felt like I had to fold myself up to ride it. Fun as hell, but uncomfortable as hell too.

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I just traded my '06 SV650 for a V-STROM 650. After 24,000 miles on the SV I just needed more comfort. Yes, it's small and I tried 2 aftermarket seats which never completely fixed the sore butt problem. I had an idea to get a custom seat which would be thicker and wider, this would sit me up higher on the bike which is something I didn't want, I liked sitting down low even though I sacrificed leg room. It seems like I was fixing one problem and creating another, I was trying to turn it into a V Strom, so I did the more logical thing and just got one. I love the SV for what it is, a very fun, sporty bike, and I think trying to turn it into something it's not will ruin it's good qualities. I wish I could have kept both.

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Folks,
Right now I have the SV1000S. Its a great bike, but kills me on longer runs ie 2-3 hours. My question-do I spend a small fortune converting the bike, bars, pegs, seat to make a bit more comfy or do I part ex for the Vee. I did have a 2003 model for a bit but found it very comfy but a bit sluggish. Are the newer ones a bit sharper. Any thoughtd out there??
IMHO, sport-bikes fixed up for touring are cool. buddy uses SV1000S for touring and he digs it. but, i'm to tall for sport-bike. i need the ergo's of DL1000.
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My question-do I spend a small fortune converting the bike, bars, pegs, seat to make a bit more comfy or do I part ex for the Vee.
Closer you stay to stock, the easier it is to move to another bike. The conversion is fine, if you plan to keep it.

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Howdy all,

An aussie over here with a question or 2 (that has probably been answered a thousand times... this thread seemed reasonably close to my question...)

I'm getting around on an 02 SV650 at present, and whilst I love my bike, I find I'm a little cramped, my knees start to ache after an hour in the saddle, and my wife/pillion doesn't like spending more than 100km at a time on the back.

I'm about 6', so not super tall, but I have long legs. Can anyone tell me how the Wee-Strom would go as a replacement for the SV? Am i going to encounter the same problems? Or are the pegs actually placed in a nice spot that isn't going to cripple me? (actually, the tank is probably the biggest drama... my knees don't quite fit into the flange.... )

Thanks heaps guys!
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HI,

I had the thou, but because of the different engine set up it just felt sluggish, particularly at low revs, which I since learned a power commander would have fixed duh
Why limit yourself to the "V"..., especially if you don't like sluggish? How about the Bandit 1250? All the power and comfort you could ever want...

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