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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 5th March 2019, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Just to say hello... and pop in a question.

Well lads and ladies, just joined. Hope you all are well. Donít have a SV1000 yet... going looking this weekend at one. What are the specific elements you would recommend to look out for specific to the SV. Iíve had a sv650, for about 6 years, but now have a blade. Looking for an everyday machine. Is the SV a good one for this? May also be doing the odd track day as well...

It has seemingly got a new ecu... has this issue come up before?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 5th March 2019, 10:38 PM
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Welcome....

The ECU thing is new to me... what year is it ? Maybe there was an electrical issue with the bike and it got torched ?
Obviously the 1000 is 20kg (44lbs) heavier stock than the 650, but with some lighter cans and other mods, most of that can be stripped back.
Way more torque and horsepower ovetr the 650 too of course.

Brilliant everyday bike, and with a little love here and there, an awesome scratcher as well.... There are a lot of secrets locked up in the 1000 that make for fun times when you unlock them. They are a much better bike than people ever gave them credit for....
I have had mine from new in 2003.....and its got a LOT of km's on it....and still going strong

I might no' be a smart man Jenny....but i can pain' ma copper colored bike a dif'ren color.....
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 13th March 2019, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks very much for the reply. It’s 2005. So i brought it home with me anyway. It is driving well in fairness but rough around the edges. It does need some TLC but majority of the work I’ll be able to do myself. Surprised how well it drives actually. A lot smoother and stronger than the 650. Delighted with my decission. Thanks very much missing link for your feedback.
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Put it in the garage and assume nothing has been done to it service wise....

Change the engine oil and filter.
Change the air filter if its grubby, or wash and oil it if its a BMC or K&N or similar
Pull the forks out and flush them properly and put new fluid in.
While the forks are out, check the steering head bearings for play, or even disassemble it
and check the bearings.
Pull the wheels out and check the bearings and seals.
Check the TPS and STPS settings (Throttle and Secondary Throttle sensors)
Flush out the brake and clutch fluids (every 12 mths anyway)
Replace the headlight fluid as well.....high beam wont work if its not full....
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I might no' be a smart man Jenny....but i can pain' ma copper colored bike a dif'ren color.....
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2003 Copper SV1000S
Repainted Ford PE (Petroleum Mica)
Yoshi 2:1 collectors and Arrow titanium can...
One owner..... 285,000kms and counting...
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Replace the headlight fluid as well.....high beam wont work if its not full....
And don't forget the coolant in the "Bug".
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 14th March 2019, 05:34 AM
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Yes, and the yucky green, well proabbly green coolant in the bottle on the left side.....beihnd the radiator, but forward of the tail light.....and above the brake pedal..... (draw a triangle and you will find it in there somewhere

I might no' be a smart man Jenny....but i can pain' ma copper colored bike a dif'ren color.....
.
.
2003 Copper SV1000S
Repainted Ford PE (Petroleum Mica)
Yoshi 2:1 collectors and Arrow titanium can...
One owner..... 285,000kms and counting...
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