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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey guys, thanks a lot for your suggestions.

I looked in to the SV650S. Seems like it has amazing reviews. The only thing that I do not like about it is that it is missing the fenders (probably not the right term). Is there a benefit to be without them on a sport bike? This makes me like the CBR600F4i look better. The honda just seems like a perfect bike, by not being too intense yet looks really good.

How would you guys compare the two bikes?
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Also, how about the GSXR600
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 03:02 AM
 
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SV6502 has a top fairing, and you can get bottom ones aftermarket, let me get that pic

http://sbw.sportbikes.com/attachment...&postid=509004

there you are

and to answer, yes, when you go down (and you will...) fairings (the plastic pieces) get torn up, on a naked bike, you dont have to pay for those
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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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SV6502 has a top fairing, and you can get bottom ones aftermarket, let me get that pic

http://sbw.sportbikes.com/attachment...&postid=509004

there you are

and to answer, yes, when you go down (and you will...) fairings (the plastic pieces) get torn up, on a naked bike, you dont have to pay for those
Is there a point to them though? Do they protect anything or is it all the same? By the way, I love how that bike looks!

Also, why do you say that I will 100% fall. I know people who have never fallen off their bikes. I do not like to stick to the standard.
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 07:44 AM
 
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The main point of fairings is looks. They also provide some aero advantages, but you wont be able to tell untill you break 100mph.
As for falling, the saying goes "its not if, its when." Personally I think its more like "its not when, its how many times over". Sure you might be the one guy in a thouthand who doesnt fall, but you are better off preparing for falling and being pleasantly suprised than riding around with no gear and no frame sliders and later messing up yourself and your bike.

I consider myself to be a pretty good rider, yet I've dropper and crashed every bike I've owned. Not only that, but I will likely crash many, many more bikes before I'm done with this sport. It just comes with the territory. Bikes fall. They make crunchy sounds.

But in case you think I'm just some young punk, check out a post by Dad. He had something like 130k miles on his bike, either half a million, or a million in his riding career, been riding longer than I've been alive, and recently messed up a corner.

Its a full contact sport.



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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2005, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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All right, thanks a lot Vash and everyone!
You'll see me on this site soon with a bike.
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2005, 07:24 AM
 
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Godspeed!


I always wanted to say that....



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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2005, 10:54 AM
 
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SV6502 has a top fairing, and you can get bottom ones aftermarket, let me get that pic

http://sbw.sportbikes.com/attachment...&postid=509004

there you are

and to answer, yes, when you go down (and you will...) fairings (the plastic pieces) get torn up, on a naked bike, you dont have to pay for those
Another noob here looking to get a bike. This is my first post Why didn't they just put that fairing on the 650S? It looks awesome! Is aftermarket plastic expensive?
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2005, 11:38 AM
 
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SV is a budget bike. They gotta loose a few things to cover the cost. Plus some people like the naked look. The cheapest I found these fairings sell for is $387 and thats color matched. So if it means a great deal to you, its not that big of a deal to get one.



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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2005, 01:43 PM
 
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Vash is right as the SV-650 first came on in '99 & suddenly here was a bike built for fun riding & at a good price. NOT a replica of their peaky road road racers.

Also in the States they had the SV-650 & not the SV-650S. So full one-piece handlebar across the top yoke of the steering head & so not such a lean forweard riding position plus the footrests in a more regular riding position.

No maze of "Preset", "Rebound" & "Compression" on the forks & rear end, but a suitable fixed set-up for most riders.

All to bring down the price of the bike from the replicas of the road racers. After all Suzy also had its hot trotting GSXR-600 & such screaming fours. So what they offered was a bike with good torque, good handeling, good stopping power, good riding position & a decent price compare to the other bikes around 3 or four grand more & not easy bikes to handle unless one was an experienced rider.
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