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Old 08-16-2002, 10:32 PM   #11
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I'm thinking of trading in my Ducati M750 for an SV-650 straight up, if I can convince the finance company and dealer to swap me. What are the maintenance schedlues on an SV?



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Old 08-17-2002, 01:04 AM   #12
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Nah.. I bet he just never lubes it
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Old 08-17-2002, 04:08 AM   #13
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Default what took so long? and shock spring rate

Glad you got a much better bike out of the deal but what took so long to do it? Ever since doing the GV mod to my CB750 I've made sure to redo both ends of the suspension within the first couple of months at most.



I realize a Fox etc. shock costs a bit of $$$ but for those who are cheap, consider replacing the stock spring with a unit that is actually rated for your weight. The japanese companies apparently think we're all 145lbs. If to get proper rider sag you're past the 3rd adjustment position on the collar get a stiffer spring. It's a quick $100 and makes a huge difference.
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Old 08-17-2002, 05:55 AM   #14
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15~20k is about par for the course in the Seattle area, riding in the rain and muck really seems shortens chain life, interestingly enough tires last alot longer because it's only hot (80's +) for a month or two a year, I have 18k on a set of macadam 90's and they still have some tread left, not much left on the sides though,
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Old 08-17-2002, 09:05 AM   #15
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Crappy BT010's? you are nuts! They are some of the best tires my friends and I have ever used on the street. Over 100 years worth of experience between 4 very fast guys! Get a clue!
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Old 08-17-2002, 11:33 AM   #16
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Default Re: SV-650 Mods

Inspect Valve clearance every 15,000 miles



Replace spark plugs every 7,500 miles



Oil & Filter at 600



Oil every 3,500



Oil Filter every other change



Inspect fastner (nut and bolt) tightness at oil change intervals. (common sense)



Nothing out of the ordinary in the maintenance schedule... all of it easily done at home.
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Old 08-17-2002, 11:35 AM   #17
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P.S. mine gets oil and filter about every 1,500 miles, but it sees a lot of race duty.



Additional note* Mine doesn't seem to like Mobil One 4T Motorcycle oil, it seems to miss shifts under race conditions. I've switched to Pro Honda HP-4 and the shifting has improved.
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Old 08-17-2002, 12:29 PM   #18
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Thought you SV riders might find this interesting. The #1 plate in WMRRA {Washington State} for 2002 was Allen Shwinn. He raced two SV650's. One was supersport spec. the other was superbike. The modified SV made 90 HP. I watched him repeatedly beat every twin In the club {748, TL1000, RC51}etc. The supersport SV was amazing to. www.sbmotorsports.com. can give you more info. on how the bike's were set up.
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Old 08-17-2002, 12:41 PM   #19
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el flaco is spanish for "the skinny one"



just struck me as ironic somehow, with regard to your posts.
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Old 08-17-2002, 01:46 PM   #20
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All i can tell you is what I have experienced. If i find that they don't work for my style, what i am i gonna do? Not going to stay with them when I know that the D207s please me more, am I? Remember Simon Crafar and his switch to Michelins? (Not that I am anything like as good as him)



What I mentioned with the stoppy is not the only prob, in case you were wondering. The dunlops just seemed more progressive in the let-go (wider envelope) but with just as much grip (if not more) right to the edge, and a better wear life, for me who does a trackday about every two months, and does not own any other vehicle.



You say the BT010s are "some of the best" street tyres. Could you recommend any others, for someone a willing to experiment, but with long arms and shallow pockets?
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