You will want to look into re-jetting the bike if you replace the exhaust system. Mine ran too rich after we switched.
It backfired about every two minutes. Doesn't that mean it's running too rich?Cam McFarland said:
ELO, didnt you mean it ran too lean after you
I suppose it could mean that, but, typicallyelo said:
It backfired about every two minutes. Doesn't that mean it's running too rich?
Cool..welcome to the boards .. How long ya been ridin for..old squid said:Post numero uno, just joined......
Yup, on an SV also. Good choice of bike, SVRider. Too bad you live in Florida. The SV is a great bike for ripping around hilly back roads, plenty of torque digging out of the turns going up and ample engine braking going down.
Yeah, you'll probably want to lose that sewage pipe stock exhuast fairly early in your SV career. Adding a rowdier sound (not to mention a few useful extra HP in combination with re-jetting) really adds to the character of the bike.
Your not going to believe this, I just back into riding after a 25 yr. layoff too, I had Gixxer 600, with a bunch of Mods...totalled it last month, anyway..speedvision, and all the roadraces they aired, caused me to get back into riding, and I asked myself the same question..why so long..?? DUH.. Also, I'm 6'2", and while the Gixxer, has a ass up, head down postion, I have riden it 450 miles in a day..you get use to it..at 54 yrs. young, if I can ride one..anyone can.. Gotta love draggin them knees..old squid said:Hammer,
Eight months, excluding a couple of times back in New York, 25 years ago. Been really wanting to learn how to ride since watching Mick Doohan on TV in the mid-90's. Finally decided to go for it and took the MSF course. Why did I wait so long ??!!
The SV is my first and only bike. I love it, but at 6'2" - am considering going to a bike with more legroom. Thinking about a YZF-600R or ZX-6R, or maybe a Honda VFR or Aprilia Falco. Whaddya' think ? Any recommendations ?
Think I could handle the extra power at this point. When I first got the SV past the break-in period and gave it a lot of throttle: holy $hit !! But I got used to it. Now when I give it full throttle, it's still exhilarating but doesn't scare me anymore. Not into wheelies but I like a bike which goes, stops, corners and looks good. I ride sometimes with other people in an SV club around here. I'm a little slower than the best guys but not too far off the pace.
RayO said:I'm also new here and have had an sv650 for about 1.5 years - 2000, red (the nice red). Love it but don't know any better since it's my first bike. Hadn't ridden in almost 30 years (since college days) and decided to go for it before hitting 50.
How ya' doin ? Welcome to the boards. It's me, "Steve C." We rode with the Norcal SV Riders that one time over to Santa Cruz and to the bike show in San Mateo. Sure we'll hook up again one of these days. Glad you decided to check out this site.