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Nplateau 09-01-2005 08:01 PM

Re: Proud owner of a SV650
First post! Thanks for serving Ntschwartz! Here's to many years of joyful riding. Extra good on you, Ashley for extending such an offer to our troops.

gforces 09-01-2005 08:24 PM

Re: Proud owner of a SV650
Don't tell me you bought an SV in Baghdad. You made it home alive and you're enjoying that machine here, right?

SRMark 09-02-2005 03:05 AM

Re: Proud owner of a SV650
You've earned many smiles. Enjoy many hundreds of thousands of them.

bod 09-02-2005 03:51 AM

Re: Proud owner of a SV650
As you already know this site is addictive but go ride the thing Id like a 3000 mile update and keep track of the gas mileage as I am in the mood for a commuting bike and if it gets good mileage I can explain the purchase away with the wif.

Mooner 09-02-2005 05:10 AM

Re: Proud owner of a SV650
I accidentally tested the range of my SV yesterday (forgot my wallet). 200 miles on a tank without running out. 4.2 gallon tank figures out to about 48 mpg. I was just a little nervous those last few miles.

neandorman 09-02-2005 06:21 AM

Re: Proud owner of a SV650
WTG! It's good to see people put down their ego and do something rational!

Did you buy it new? Slightly used? Anything aftermarket?

In my experience, especially now that I've ridden other bikes, the SV is a SUPERB choice for a first bike. Friendly power, light, capable, and tons of fun! I keep on thinking I'm going to be lustful as I ride more expensive, faster, and more refined bikes, and although each has some features I enjoy [mainly wind protection :) ] , I am always happy to get back to my comfortable, nimble little SV. And its so frickin' full of character it just makes me grin. I guess its a case of a bike well matched to the desires of its rider.

In all, I really doubt you will be disappointed with your purchase. Some thoughts for upgrades:

1. Please get a fender eliminator kit - for me...

2. A new pipe does wonders for the character of the bike and is much more gratifying.

3. I have nothing but good to say about my power commander III - what an awesome upgrade.

I hope everything goes well for you in your new venture! :::Stay safe:::

travisyoung 09-02-2005 06:37 AM

Re: Proud owner of a SV650
well over 40 mpg (I haven't paid closer attention to give an exact number) with about 1800 miles on the clock

travisyoung 09-02-2005 06:44 AM

Re: Proud owner of a SV650
Nice choice on the'll really start to enjoy it once it's broken in. I recommend getting some bar-end mirrors. The stock mirrors are junk.

neandorman 09-02-2005 06:59 AM

Re: Proud owner of a SV650
With the power commander switch turned to "waste gas in all rev ranges" I get 38 to 45 mpg depending on how much coffee I drink.

obandoj 09-02-2005 04:16 PM

Re: Proud owner of a SV650
Thanks for your service and great to have you back safely, great choice of first bike, the SV is one great motorcycle, after riding many different bikes for the last 40 years, I am in love with my 02 650S, it is fast, dependable, it handles great, it gets great gas milage and last but not least, it gives me great satisfaction after smoking the squids in the twisties and watching the looks we get when I take my helmet off, and they see my gray hair and my "lowly" SV having just spanked their new Gixers, R1's, etc. You will not get bored with it any time soon, cheers.

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