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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 4th June 2014, 02:01 PM
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Between myself, a friend of mine and my brother we all have had high mileage SV650 and had near 0 problems. Far less problems than SV1000 with much less mileage. I sold my commuter SV650 with 42k miles (67500km) and it used no oil, and everything was great. My friends bike he bought new in 04, and sold it with 62k miles (99800km). You could never tell when riding it, it was running great, motor quiet and used no oil. My brothers bike he just sold with 78k miles (125500km). Started great, burned no oil and just kept running. We thought it would expire but never did.

It is all in how well it has been taken care of. If it starts and runs well and if the price is low enough why not? Make sure things have been serviced though like steering stem bearings, swingarm bearings, wheel bearings, chain, sprockets, clutch, forks... These things add up fast and can out weigh a high mileage in many cases
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Also, check that the valve clearances have been checked at the correct intervals. It can get expensive if they have been left too long.


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Everything depends on your personal luck. You may buy a new one and experience many issues with it, and you may enjoy a used one without a single failure. It can be a different result. Though, I myself would pay a bit more expensive and opt for a newer version. But that’s my personal approach. I am based in a big city, here we have a huge choice and prices are very competitive. I check market weblink to get the best prices in the area when I am planning a purchase.
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post #37 of 37 (permalink) Old 3rd July 2020, 09:59 AM
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Question is why bother?
Sv s are cheap bikes and 650 s are available in their hundreds. Why would you buy a bike with five times the average mileage from a dubious source.
Do yourself a favour and buy a nice straight clean bike with sensible mileage and good history.
Even if you spend a couple of hundred more, It will see you right in the end.
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