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So why didn't you buy an SV1000

They're not bad looking, well at least the years without the fairing.

Compared to a 919, they're a little lighter, little more power. Price is about the same. So why didn't you buy one?

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i honestly probably would have bought one if they still made them new when i bought the 919. gsxr forks and swingarms swap right on, easy fighter build right there

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In the month I spent looking for a used naked bike between WA and OR, I've ran across 4 triumphs speed triples, 3 919s, and 1 SV1000 (plenty of 650s though). The SV seller wanted something ridiculous and called it a 'rare' bike. More like scarce than rare if anything.

I've also read a ton of write-ups on the reliability of the 919. Didn't run across much about the Zooks. Also, there was a broad range of aftermarkets for the Honda.

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They're not bad looking,
You've immediately made a horrible assumption.

IMO, the idea of the SV1000 is great -- an upright, naked, Suzuki V-Twin bike!

But then I saw it.

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If I could have found one that was in good shape I would have definitely considered one.

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You've immediately made a horrible assumption.

IMO, the idea of the SV1000 is great -- an upright, naked, Suzuki V-Twin bike!

But then I saw it.
errrr what exactly do you mean? its practically identical (in looks) to the 650. i dont understand . . . .

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I was reading through the local bike forum today and one of the guys blew up his SV on Sunday. The discussion went on to mention an oil starvation problem with those bikes that causes the failure.

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I was reading through the local bike forum today and one of the guys blew up his SV on Sunday. The discussion went on to mention an oil starvation problem with those bikes that causes the failure.
That he did, and oiled down a well known sportbike route. Instead of the "Oh, that's terrible." it was more along the lines of "Where did you do this at?" Hah.

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Same as some of the reasons as mentioned above. I saw a few SV's and the build quality and finish (not talking about reliability) didn't really do much for me. The Honda looked a bit more refined and generally better.

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Easy - it's not a Honda... !
I like my bike to work flawless every day, just try to take a firm grip on the brake lever on a Suzuki, try to push it up and down - and then do the same thing on your 919... (that just for a start)

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I was reading through the local bike forum today and one of the guys blew up his SV on Sunday. The discussion went on to mention an oil starvation problem with those bikes that causes the failure.
sv's arent made to wheelie. never heard of an sv blowing up from oil problems that hadnt been wheelied a few times to many

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They're not bad looking, well at least the years without the fairing.

Compared to a 919, they're a little lighter, little more power. Price is about the same. So why didn't you buy one?
I was seriously considering getting one when I found out about 919's, and it was still in the running until I rode one, and that ended that. Why? It wasn't the motor which was smooth and just as fast as the 919 (in retrospect, hadn't ridden one yet) but the motor was capable of writing checks the chassis couldn't cash. It wasn't about setting up the suspension better either, it was a disconcerting hinge in the middle feeling whenever you dialed the throttle past 1/2 or so while exiting a corner. I could literally feel the tank move between my knees in relation to the seat, which would suddenly straighten out when the throttle was feathered immediately followed by a precursor to a tank slapper. It took a hell of a lot of concentration to ride fast. Interest evaporated.

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errrr what exactly do you mean? its practically identical (in looks) to the 650. i dont understand . . . .
They are close, not identical.

In general, the 1000 tends to be much more angular.

But you're assuming the 650 is a good looking bike...

The newer 650's ( and 1000 ) with the beakier front end looks OK.

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Suzuki has never really tripped my trigger. I'm sure they are fine, I just have always preferred Honda... I like Honda build quality and reliability.

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They are close, not identical.

In general, the 1000 tends to be much more angular.

But you're assuming the 650 is a good looking bike...

The newer 650's ( and 1000 ) with the beakier front end looks OK.
i guess its all opinion. i love my 04 650, i think it looked pretty nasty when all done up too

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I went between the sv1k the z1000 and the 919.

the Sv got removed because of the power delivery, I just really love the smooth way a inline 4 makes power Id love another Vtwin (just sold my TL) but if I gotta have just one its gonna be a 4 banger for me. i am interested in the new VFR that thing looks to be the bees knees. But if I'm doing 2 bikes again I will definitly do a V twin, probally another TLr I love those hot heavy someabitches for some reason.

The kawi lost due to my preference of honda even though the Z made a few more ponies Ive always been good at finding a couple here and there. I'll hop on my honda and go anywhere I can get to by land without hesitation, I wouldnt feel that way about the kawi. Not saying its a rational thought just mine...

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I looked at the SV1000 too, but I try to stay with Honda mostly because I really like my dealer. I have also had a pretty good track record with my Honda stuff, old three wheelers when I was young, '83 Shadow, '06 VTX1300, '05 TRX450R and now the 919 (now 925, but I don't think that changes the name ).

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I've only ridden 2 Suzuki's...older...one was a gsxr....one cruiser...both handled funny, kinda over the front too much with a general imbalanced feeling. Just never liked the feeling of 'em....plus it's ugly....kinda like the cyclops lookin' Kaw Versys...just aint right somehow

Honda has nice lines, so does the Speed triple. I liked the Speed's frame much better, but the Honda fit me better...although price mighta come into play a lil too..





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They do have a reputation for being poor quality compared to a Honda for example. I have had a few Suzukis and the finish is not as good or durable. One winter and every bolt goes furry - paint comes off round steering tube and starts to rust and just generally not as good. Pressed steel stuff where Honda uses alloy. I will get flamed now I can feel the heat! If you live in dry states of America it won't bother you as much but here we have lots of wet weather and the councils salt the roads in winter to stop ice - wet salt does wonders for a poorly painted motorcycle.

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meh... the make suzukis out of cheese... don't they?

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Same as some of the reasons as mentioned above. I saw a few SV's and the build quality and finish (not talking about reliability) didn't really do much for me. The Honda looked a bit more refined and generally better.
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I'm a Honda fan at heart because I've had tremendous satisfaction owning many of their bikes over the years.. And even after replacing a well-used 919 with a brand new Bandit, I didn't feel the same sense of quality as I did with the 919. Don't misunderstand - the Bandit was fantastic and I never had any problems with it, but the build quality never felt as solid and finished as the Honda's I've owned ('98 Magna, '03 ST1300, '07 919, '09 Goldwing). And now that I have replaced the Suzuki Bandit with a Honda CBR954RR, I have that same feeling again.

I think the SV1000 is a great bike. But something inside tells me they won't hold up as well as the Honda's over the years. The resale price of Honda's versus Suzuki's certainly backs that up. All bikes take a hard hit after they ride off the floor, but Honda's less so than most other brands. So, now for the first time, I have two Honda's in the garage and couldn't be happier.

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there was a lack of the fuel injected variety available, and then I fell in love with an already crashed 9'er...which I crashed once again before I even got the title in hand.

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I bought a SV1000 naked back in 2004. The WORST bike by far that I have ever owned (which is a lot).

I came off a SV650 naked with high expectations.

The extra 30-40 pounds (over the 650) felt like at least 100.

It also had a "thump" that would make my hands and feet fall asleep.

The ergos were very odd, I never got comfortable on the bike.

And there's that annoying "whine" from those gear driven camshafts.

I have been on a quest to find the perfect (for me) naked bike. So far I've owned (in order of most liked to least liked):

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there was a lack of the fuel injected variety available, and then I fell in love with an already crashed 9'er...which I crashed once again before I even got the title in hand.
The 1000 is only available with fuel injection.

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I liked the way the 919 looked better...under tail exhaust and I have a thing for analog gauges. Plus the 919 felt smaller/lighter to me, (being a little person) than the SV even if its not.

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They are/were(no longer made) very popular in New Zealand.

I looked at the S model (fairing) as it was offered a lot cheaper than the naked one here. However I found it very uncomfortable - I demoed it 3 times and decided NO.

Also although they have lots of power up top I found the famed low-down V-twin grunt missing. Maybe the sprockets needed changing to alter the gearing but it is certainly not a lugging engine and like the revs - heck redline is a 12k or something. Which is odd compared to the 919's 9.5 for a IL4.

They do sound very nice with a set of Yoshi or TB pipes though ......

And I preferred the rounded look of the earlier SV650.

Proved very reliable - the few small issues they could have were fixed on later models and the data is available on the web at one of the SV owners sites.

If you like it buy it.

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The 1000 is only available with fuel injection.

FAIL! I recall looking at an SV650, maybe that was carbed? There was definitely a lack of SV1000s at the time

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Early 650's were carbed, later injected.

The SV1000 came after the early 650's (and the mighty TL) and was only ever injected.

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Fit, finish, looks (not in that order).

There is just something about the lines and ergonomics of the sv1000 that I couldn't get past. I have loved the way my 9'er looks from the moment I laid eyes on it.

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They are/were(no longer made) very popular in New Zealand.

I looked at the S model (fairing) as it was offered a lot cheaper than the naked one here. However I found it very uncomfortable - I demoed it 3 times and decided NO.

Also although they have lots of power up top I found the famed low-down V-twin grunt missing. Maybe the sprockets needed changing to alter the gearing but it is certainly not a lugging engine and like the revs - heck redline is a 12k or something. Which is odd compared to the 919's 9.5 for a IL4.

They do sound very nice with a set of Yoshi or TB pipes though ......

And I preferred the rounded look of the earlier SV650.

Proved very reliable - the few small issues they could have were fixed on later models and the data is available on the web at one of the SV owners sites.

If you like it buy it.
pretty sure redline on the 919 is around 11.5k ... no way its 9.5.

Like others have said the fit n finish on the sv1000 made me stray.... i test rode an sv650 and liked it but for not much more i could get the 919... bought it and never looked back!

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[QUOTE=nd4spdbh;399329]pretty sure redline on the 919 is around 11.5k ... no way its 9.5.QUOTE]

9,500 on my rev counter. The 900rr, 919rr, 929 early sports versions the 919 engine was stolen from spun up a lot higher (much higher hp too).
It is one of the reasons the Hornet 919 lasts forever - a very unstresses engine originally designed to rev 3k higher.

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Because the price of real liter bikes are incredibly affordable right now. Couldnt be happier with the new 10r in the garage.

That'll work........
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pretty sure redline on the 919 is around 11.5k ... no way its 9.5.QUOTE]

9,500 on my rev counter. The 900rr, 919rr, 929 early sports versions the 919 engine was stolen from spun up a lot higher (much higher hp too).
It is one of the reasons the Hornet 919 lasts forever - a very unstresses engine originally designed to rev 3k higher.
hmm... anyone else back this?

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Well I can back Allan on redline, mine's at 9.5. Rev limiter kicks in later but redline is deffinetly correct.

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9,500 on my rev counter. The 900rr, 919rr, 929 early sports versions the 919 engine was stolen from spun up a lot higher (much higher hp too).
It is one of the reasons the Hornet 919 lasts forever - a very unstresses engine originally designed to rev 3k higher.
I believe the lower RPM rev and the combination of cast pistons, as oppose to forged pistons, are the reason why people are getting 90,000 miles on their engines.

I'm no expert, so I GOOGLE-ed about cast and forged, and here's what I got. How relevant this is to Japanese manufacturing and what era this article came out of, I don't know. But it's what i found.

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