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Old 02-26-2008, 03:42 PM   #21
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erohver -- nice. I like the black frames on the post-2003 SVs, but I think I like the tubular "Sukati" frames on the pre-2003 ones better. But then, I'm biased. BTW -- keep that front wheel down! Front mounted oil pickups + wheelies = spun bearings and exploded engines. SVs just aren't ideal wheelie bikes (I mean, they are, with all that V-twin torque, but blown engines are bad.)

A few pics of my 2001 SV650/2005 GSXR (front end)/2006 636 (shock), all taken at the track (although it does double street/track duty and is also my daily commuter when there's no snow on the roads):

1) Prepped for a fun day at Grattan Raceway:


2) After a little get-off in the weeds outside of turn 7, Gingerman Raceway:


And a video later that same day at Gingerman, after some quick repairs to the choke, front master cylinder and clip-ons, and after removal the rest of the front fender. I'm on the blue bike that passes the camera bike ~20 seconds in:

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Old 02-26-2008, 04:04 PM   #22
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erohver -- nice. I like the black frames on the post-2003 SVs, but I think I like the tubular "Sukati" frames on the pre-2003 ones better. But then, I'm biased. BTW -- keep that front wheel down! Front mounted oil pickups + wheelies = spun bearings and exploded engines. SVs just aren't ideal wheelie bikes (I mean, they are, with all that V-twin torque, but blown engines are bad.)
Mine is actually a 2003 that I painted black. I know the SV won't tolerate excessive wheelies, so I keep 'em short. I don't normally do wheelies anyway.

I'm considering a V-Strom for my next bike and using the SV as my track bike.



These bikes are so much fun!
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:08 PM   #23
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These bikes are so much fun!
you and I both! My brother has one and so does a coworker of mine. I ride a cruiser now, but could definitely see myself on a dual sport in the near future

 
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:13 PM   #24
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Here's a vid my riding pal Tim put together. The beginning is footage of Tim chasing Kyle (on a Honda Hurricane!!!) down a road which remain nameless because were trying to keep it a secret. Notice there are no driveways, intersections etc for miles...

P.S. I don't ride like these animals, just with them...

[YOUTUBE]g6fUIoxkZHo[/YOUTUBE]
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Yeah, I do like the V-Strom. I had to decide between the SV and the V-Strom, and the track-capable bike won out. But I love the V-Strom for sure.

I think my next bike will be a "civilized" SuMo, like the DRZ400SM. It ain't gonna win any races, but I can ride it to work and bang it around at the SuMo track -- what more could I want?

 
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:07 PM   #26
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Here's another vid from last summer:

[YOUTUBE]Mc7DI887eKY[/YOUTUBE]

This is a bunch of different video that Tim put together, I was only around for the intro footage. This isn't sped-up footage, watch the digital speedo!...Animals!
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:42 AM   #27
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This is my current ride, 2006 VRSCR, ride it everyday!


Here is my old daily ride 1998 Buell White Lightning, till I got a little crazy and made it a drag bike. It broke a lot. I had twins, bye-bye dragbike.


My garage in college, and bikes in their normal state of repair. The 98 buell and my 96 CBR 600. I lived across from sorority row. It was fun.


BTW, I do work at a H-D dealership, any supporting members who need a "hookup" on parts, yes, even for riceburners (aftermarket only) PM me.
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BTW, I do work at a H-D dealership, any supporting members who need a "hookup" on parts, yes, even for riceburners (aftermarket only) PM me.

if you work in maintenance, you must stay really, and I mean really busy

 
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if you work in maintenance, you must stay really, and I mean really busy
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:59 PM   #30
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I work with a guy who's HD is cursed, it has to be...
totally normal Im sure!




 
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