Bought an sv!

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  1. Iain

    Iain New Member

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    Sorry about the shitty pic but the weather's too bad to take it out and get a decent one. Just got back from a 3hr ride to get it so i haven't had the chance to see how it really handles (all straight roads to avoid getting caught out in rain/snow)
    This is my 4th road bike having had 4 years off road riding before that. People who say a 600 is too small/slow for them just wants something to boast about and look cool.

    btw it's a 2000 sv650s with suzuki lowers and flush front indicators. I love the bike and the v-twin noise. All i want to do to it is get a nice can for it.
     
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    you have a leaf stuck to your front tire
     
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    makes the bike faster..
     
  4. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    After a while, switch to a 47 tooth rear sprocket. Adds some nice kick.

    <-- used to own an 01 naked SV.
     
  5. Iain

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    If i was to change the rear sprocket, what, if anything, would i have to do about with the chain?
     
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    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    I *think* the SV and SVS models used the same length chain, so going to a 47 tooth rear, you could keep the same chain. If the SVS uses a shorter chain, you'd either need to replace it with a longer one or maybe do a -1 front sprocket instead (-1 front is roughly equal to +3 rear).
    I did a +2 (45 to 47 tooth) on my 01 SV, and the stock chain worked fine, but I had to move my axle far forward to let it fit.
     

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