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Old 02-05-2003, 07:30 PM   #61
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Default Re: The real question in my mind is ...

The VFR is going to be more "refined" the SV will have more power and personality.



I'd take the SV, but there is a TL1000S in my garage with about $2,500 in suspension and other mods that would get jealous
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Old 02-05-2003, 07:36 PM   #62
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Default Re: 2003 SV 1000S First Ride!

I agree the TLS and TLR chassis were not sorted well from the factory, but money fixes that. Ditch the funky rotary damper and put some stiffer springs in front and rear and they handle fine.



After Jim Lindemann and Hyperpro (steering damper) got done with me, I was about $2,000 poorer, but my TLS handles like it is on rails. At least at my decently quick but not insane, sometimes do track days but not a racer speeds.



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Old 02-05-2003, 09:20 PM   #63
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Default Re: 2003 SV 1000S First Ride!

BTW, that is one scary lookin' chick on the donkey.
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Old 02-05-2003, 11:13 PM   #64
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Default I've made the same comparison...

the VFR has slightly more upright ergos (I sat on a SVS at a motorycle show---comfy but not a VFR).



The VFR has slightly better build quality...but the Suzuki still looks good.



The VFR has linked brakes, the 02/03 comes with ABS and a hard-bag option. If I was going to get a VFR, I'd get a new one with ABS.



my take: If the VFR is fast enough for you, get the VFR. It's a sport-tourer with more emphasis on 'tourer' than the SVS. If you want a faster bike with V-Twin torque, then get the SVS. It's a sport-tourer with the emphasis on 'sport'.

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Old 02-06-2003, 06:15 AM   #65
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Default Re: 2003 SV 1000S First Ride!

I just listened to sound of that poor choked up SV revving. Good Lord! Did they stuff Burns and Hackfu in the exhaust cans or somethin? Poor thing sounds like a sewing machine.
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Old 02-06-2003, 08:09 AM   #66
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Default Re: Hey Sean

Fixed. Sorry!



Actually, a sync problem, all the servers but one were right, so not everyone got the error. You're just one of the lucky ones. Even our problems are unreliable!
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Old 02-06-2003, 09:02 AM   #67
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Default Re: Hey Hey Easy There on the Falco

Just got the Falco last Saturday, so I would say no on the trade for now.
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Old 02-06-2003, 09:20 AM   #68
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Default Re: Hey Sean

I just didn't want suzuki to be one of the lucky ones like me!!!! Might have been an embarrassing moment.
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Old 02-06-2003, 09:42 AM   #69
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Default Re: 2003 SV 1000S First Ride!

I just went back and scanned through the great MO motorcycle review archives looking at the DL 1000 Strom. Did it cost suzuki 300 bucks more to detune the motor? The SV has a more expensive suspension and a cool stearing dampner Or maybe it was the bigger seat on the DL that makes it more expensive.
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Old 02-06-2003, 10:00 AM   #70
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Default Re: 2003 SV 1000S First Ride!

Yeah, but she's a great kisser.
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