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  1. nonplus

    nonplus New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm new to motorcycles and am shopping around for an SV650S. Some of the ones I'm looking at have mods.. but I realize that some mods are only aesthetic, while others are for performance.

    Do you know of any websites that list mods and describe what they do? Essentially, since I'm new, I don't want any mods that make the bike faster/harder for a newbie.

    But some stuff, like fender eliminators and flush mount turn signals are okay. I had to google those to find out exactly what they are, and I don't feel like googling every single mod I come across :)

    Thanks people!
    Andy
     
  2. tommo

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    Best mod for a beginner would be a good set of tyres, dunno what size the SV's take. You could also look into the different styles of fairings made for SV650's and maybe a double bubble screen.
    Polishing the metal bits can also add a nice touch.
     
  3. Wolf

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

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    160/60's in the rear, 120/70's in the front, IIRC. I like the Bridgestone BT010 front and BT020 rear combo.
    Another nice mod to have are steel braided front brake lines. They don't expand when you squeze the brakes like the rubber lines do, so you get more solid brake feel. Rear brake line doesn't really matter.
     
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    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Thanks for the tips, and your bike looks nice :)
     
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    i had an sv when i started riding.. the first thing i did was put a slip-on on.. the stock pipe sounds like a friggin sewing machine..
     
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    performance mods are exhaust, ignition advancer, flocommander, sprockets, turbos and on and on. stay away from sprocket changes (and turbos but you dont see many of those) because the only reason to change sprockets is for more tourque which you dont need. have fun and be careful
     
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    acedanger I'm a lover, and I'm a sinner

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    acedanger I'm a lover, and I'm a sinner

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    exhaust is a must imo, with the sv, cleaning up your undertail makes all the difference. Dual headlamps if your cool.
     
  10. Wolf

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

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    :ugh: uh...

    Changing the sprocket sizes changes neither your HP nor your torque. Changing the final gear ratio allows you to tailor whether you want faster acceleration or greater top speed. It's an easy, inexpensive way to change the bike's performance characteristics.
     
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    i hear on svs that the suspension is a bit weak..you might want to upgrade the forks and rear suspension, but if your only beginning no worries....after maybe a year or so, sell it off for a stronger bike
     
  12. Wolf

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

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    Set of $90 Racetech fork springs rated for your weight should be adequate for most non-hardcore riders. If you're under 150lbs, the stock springs are fine.
     
  13. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Frame sliders..
     

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