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New toy/commuter 2003 SV650

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So I've been saving up for a while to get a bike to use for commuting and give the Datsuns some relief. Bought this 2003 Suzuki SV650 last weekend.

 

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It has 22,167 miles and is all stock with the exception of the turn signals and mirrors.

 

List of stuff I need to address/add:

 

- Oil change: done 11/09/16 22,275

- New tires: front done

rear done 02/23/17 22,625

- Replace brake light switch at handlebars: done

- Change coolant

- Replace mirrors: done

- Frame sliders: done 03/08/17

- Tank pad

- Front brake pads

- Rear brake pads: done 03/02/17 22,700

- Replace handlebars: on hand

 

That's all for now. This thread will be a record of the work I do to it.

 

 

oil change Pic

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Wouldn't hurt to add:

 

frame sliders for protection. http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/shogun-frame-sliders-suzuki-sv650-2003-2009

 

and a tank pad to protect the tank from getting scratched from your zipper and belt http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/yoshimura-tank-pad 

 

looks great! you'll be popping wheelies in no time  :thumbup:

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thanks thats a good idea. will add them to my list.

 

hahaha i dunno about the wheelis.

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new front tire mounted today. Dunlop Roadsmart 2.

 

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22,301 miles

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also got a chain.

 

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Got some genuine Suzuki parts. Key blank and brake light switch.

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Replaced the brake light switch at the bars cause it wasn't working at all.

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Then rode to Palo Alto for work for the first time. About 40 miles one way.

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Do like! Congratz

thanks! its super fun. 

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Always thought it would be cool to own a bike.. looks fun!

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looks great and will save gas 

just be carefull for the idiots that dont watch for bikes there are alot of them 

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Especially when you are ripping through passing traffic on the center line. 

 

Seems highly efficient through for the bay area.. just gotta stay safe!

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Always thought it would be cool to own a bike.. looks fun!

 

It's super fun!!

 

looks great and will save gas 

just be carefull for the idiots that dont watch for bikes there are alot of them

 

Yea I've already experienced the idiots in my short time riding.

 

Especially when you are ripping through passing traffic on the center line. 

 

Seems highly efficient through for the bay area.. just gotta stay safe!

Yea for sure. Haven't been riding much lately tho. It's been raining cats and dogs down here.

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Small update.

 

New rear tire!

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Also did some cleaning and polishing.

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Replaced rear brake pads.

 

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That is a beautiful bike!

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That is a beautiful bike!

Thanks! loving this bike.

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Finally put on the frame sliders I got for christmas. sadly the motivation to put them on was that I dropped it for the first time on tuesday.  :crying:  Needless to say i felt like an idiot and was super bummed. but there was no major damage. only a slight bend on the clutch lever and a bruised ego.

 

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Bought a Honda F3 rear wheel over the weekend. Needs some clean up and fresh coat of paint. Let's me put a wider rear tire.

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And went for a short ride with busta the other day.

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Got some small bits to fill some holes that were bugging me.

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Said holes

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scored a brand new rear seat cowl. fits and looks great! Just have to paint it.

 

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A little work on the bike this past week.

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Got a k&n filter for it.

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Replace the rear brake MC cover seal. The old one was nasty AF!

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New luggage rack and top case for commuting. Feels so much better riding without a 20lb back pack.

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ok, so fuck you photobucket! 

 

 

got that out of my system. Trying Imgur. let see if I'm doing this right.

 

got a screw in my rear tire. only 3k on it. 

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I plugged it temporarily, but had to get a new one. they discontinued the Dunlop i had so I went with Michelin.

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new rear at 25,491 miles 07/06/17

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Try again :)

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Try again :)

how bout now?

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