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scott111193

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scott111193 says:

Decided on an SV650

Hi everyone 


Anyone have any idea what year SV to look out for first? 

Anything I should avoid when buying an SV? 

Some general advice would be appreciated. 

Thanks 

Scott



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zanderh

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zanderh says:

SV Forums

The guys at SV650 forums are pretty clued up with everything SV, might be worth asking them! 


Personally, I have no idea, sorry!

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Boult

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Boult says:

Pretty robust

for a first bike.


Go for as late a one as you can afford and check it's been well looked after. (service history from a local dealer etc)

Scottoilers and huggers are a bonus.

Had a K5 with both of the above and loved it.

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

SV's tend to be usually well looked after

or used as first "big bikes"rather than pass the test then get a full on machine.

Faired or unfaired ? believe it or believe it not unfaired are usually (not 100%) better investments as regards past history IMO.

 

Get the best you can afford (look at mileage before year) HPI don't accept it's been done.

Other than that it's an extremely good choice.

 

Too many pass the test and get the latest 600 as funds are more fluent.  Get something that suits experience, pocket and you for both the bike and self preservation.

No good having a blade and/or R1 and you have chicken strips :winkie: most embarrassing:shock:

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morris987@btinternet.com

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regulator/rectifiers

are suspect at this time of year, well any time of year really, just makes sure its charging the battery but other than that a pretty damned good all rounder, they handle,stop,and go like they should.

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StealthSV

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StealthSV says:

Hi Scott

Great choice of bike that. What year to go for? Depends on your budget really. Get the best and youngest you can afford.
On the early 'curvy' model look out for a slight oil leak around the clutch cover. Its a plastic part and warps with the heat! Chuff all you can do about it, 'they all do that mister' lol
All you can do to fix it is get a different, metal, aftermarket jobbie from Woodbridge or someone similar.

Look on sv650 org for all the info you'll ever need and, rather like on here, plenty you don't too lol.. Great bunch of lads/lassies!

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gungerdin8

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gungerdin8 says:

HI SCOOT

GOOD ROBUST BIKES HOWEVER

I RODE MY MATES COUPLE OV YRS BACK FROM ACE CAFE ON THE LIMMITER N IT DROPED A COLLET MTC MOTORCYCLES READING HAD THE PLEASURE OF REBUILDING HIR

SO DONT RIDE THE BOUNCE

GOOD LUCK M8:ph43r:

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cairnsie13

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cairnsie13 says:

Father in law and myself

went to look at 2 seperate bikes both early models and both would not start due to battery being flat possibly reg rec so keep a look out.

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