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Bom Dia

Well after a year of drooling and taking the MSF course, I finally landed an 05 SV650S. I must say I was set on a newer GSXR-600 or an R6, but I managed to keep my testosterone in check thanks to the recomendations from the members of this board prior to my purchase. So far I love the bike and I think I got a heck of deal on it ($6,000 OTD w/ 20% off gear..about $100).

Again, I thank the wise minds of this forum, my life or body parts may have been saved.



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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

It's always good to hear when new riders take the time to heed the advice of experienced riders.

Bike looks sweet! Nice colour! Should make you a bit more visible too! What gear did you buy?

 

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Thanks for the welcome!

Thus far I have an Alpinestars textile jacket and a Shoei TZ-R helmet and still looking for some good pants.
 

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Thanks for the welcome!

Thus far I have an Alpinestars textile jacket and a Shoei TZ-R helmet and still looking for some good pants.
What about boots?

Are you going for textile pants, leather or kevlar jeans?
 

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I already have boots and gloves. I am leaning towards textile pants or kevlar jeans. Any ideas?
 

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I'm a bit each way.

The kevlar jeans don't necessarilly have armour, but you can then just walk around in them when you get where you're going. I've heard they're hot too, as kevlar doesn't breathe.

The textile pants generally have the armour, but aren't really practical to wear after your ride. You can wear other pants underneath them though.

If you're just going out for a ride, with no intention of spending time at a mate's place while you're out, I'd go for the textiles.

I've got a pair of Dri-rider textile winter pants, but I've only been wearing ordinary jeans during the warmer months. I know I've been running the gauntlet there, so I'll be buying some summer pants as soon as I get a couple of bills out of the way. It's winter here at the moment, so I won't be needing to spend the money on them just yet.
 

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Like others it is nice to see you landed a darn good bike. So take care of it & take care of the bike & yourself when riding the first few thousand miles.
 

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How about a shot of you in your gear with your new love?

Now go out there and ride, dammit! Experience is next to godliness :D
 

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Re: gear...what may be "comfy" even "practical", may Not be the best way to go...consider your Skin...would you rather be a bit inconveniced and Not have to get a skin graph, or be comfy, and not have to change ect...and walk away from a fall w/o any rash..?

It's your call, remember, you Do Not get to choose If and When you fall, only if you wanna have the best protection you can..:D

Ride Safe
 

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Gloves, buddy dont forget gloves.
When you fall what is the first thing you are going to do? stick you hand out to stop your fall. well not only is roadrash on the palms incredibly inconvinient, but the tendants are less than a quater inch underneath the skin and snap like rubber bands.
I had a wreck now almost 3 years ago, and mine just stretched. They still have not properly healed. So what I'm trying to say is, get some gloves. In my opinion they are more important that a jacket. (and cheap too)

Congrats on the bike, it looks great. I always loved sv650's...

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SV offer a wider powerband so they are easier to ride (less shifting, more low end, less stalls) they got less top end HP, which might get you into less trouble, but probly not. The also have sane rake and trail numbers so they dont try to yank the front wheel all the way to one side just becouse there is a dog hair on the road.
 
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