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post #1 of 5 Old 11-13-2010, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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i'm new to the site and i joined this site mainly for info. i currently own a 06 sv1000s. my interest in the vstrom has grown tramendously since i started riding more often. i love the look and the idea of the vstrom and although i've never ridden one i have to believe it's a lot more comfortable to ride than the sv i'm not in a situation where i can purchase or trade for a vstrom but i was wandering what the diference was between the two. the frame seems to be the same and the motor seems to be the same. what i'm getting at is if i were to come across a used maybe somewhat recked vstrom what are the chances of a sv-vstrom conversion. i thought it would be a cool idea and if anything i could buy a piece here and a piece there and over time have a true vstrom thanks for any info/opinions.
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-13-2010, 02:43 PM
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The web administrator of the following website, johnofchar, has done exactly what you are contemplating:

http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php

He is a very knowledgeable individual about the Stroms, and motorcycles in general. His project is named ‘SV-Strom’, for which he has posted several threads. See his pictures in the following gallery under ‘SV Upgrade & Rebuild’:

http://www.johnofchar.smugmug.com/

Looks like quite an undertaking.
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-24-2010, 08:33 PM
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i'll go ahead and post.

i've ridden both bikes, in test drives. and have test driven many many other bikes. i currently own a klr 650 and am looking to buy a VEE soon.

the sv1000 i rode was a 120hp v-twin with sweet torque and an amazing eager engine. the v-strom had a power commander chip and certainly had more than enough juice for anything not taking place on a track.

for real world use i'd say the v-strom is hands down the superior bike, offering excellent comfort and extreme versatility. i've gotten on 145 hp fz1s 4 cylinders. they seemed gutless next to the strom. all that power bunched up above 8k rpm where i was pretty much never gonna be while street driving. plus it always seemed weird and mechanically risky pushing the engine that fast.

i dont know a thing about conversion kits, but unless you can afford a 2010 ducati multistrada, i'd suggest strom all the way.
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-25-2010, 11:15 PM
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I have a v-strom 650 and my brother in law has a sv1000s. When I ride his bike I like it quite a bit for a few minutes. It handles nicely and has excellent power. But, the v-strom is WAY WAY WAY more comfortable. It is also more versatile and a better all around bike. The SV is great for short rides in the twisties and track days. The strom is better at everything else.

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Good for short rides and in the twisties... HMmmmmmmm, kinda sounds like what i'm looking for. Love Stromin' but I have a cruiser that I'm not getting rid of, and I'm of the opinion of why have 2 bikes that are comfortable? I am really thinking about a swap to a naked SV-1000. anyone know anybody?

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