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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 21st January 2020, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Melbourne

Hi I'm a Canadian in Australia, old rider, many bikes over the years, currently ride a 2001 GSXR1300 in Toronto. Looking at the SV over here after trying 1250S Bandit, CBR1100XX, VTR1000...got interested in the TL1000S but, the rear suspension requiring an Ohlins or Bitubo shock limits the selection. I'm trying to figure out the differences between the various SV1000S models/years/riding position/hp engine changes etc. There are more 2003 K3 versions for sale cheaper, the later years go up in price.
I will be doing shopping trips with my wife on the back so the lower seat height and more relaxed raised bars is desirable for us. I am looking around at the threads to start getting educated, if you could point me to the threads, I would appreciate the help. Maybe I should put a window on a naked version? Cheers Clive!
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Welcome mate....what part of Melbourne you in, i am from there originally.....

The K3 S models have the highest seat and footpeg positions....if that helps....

The naked K3 models and all models thereafter have lower seat heights and lower pegs.....

Mild differences in the way the engines behave across the years, mostly after 04.....
The flyhweel/rotor on the 05 onwards are lighter, so they tend to spin up a little easier....cam profiles and the like were also changed....

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Missing Link will eventually show you the secret SV1000 handshake.

This thread may be informative for you: Difference between 03S and later model S's


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Missing Link will eventually show you the secret SV1000 handshake.
I would, but those little pleasures are best kept to oneself....

....ohhh....the other handshake....yeah...no probs...
you can go more than 3 shakes without constituting pleasure with that one....
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Differences?

Thanks for the replies!
I am in St Kilda right now...
will be in Mooroolbark next week, until mid Feb and then Gold Coast.
I'm enjoying the hang gliding scene around the bay, coastal flying is really sweet.

I will check the thread you pointed out Cheers!
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Welcome! We hope you join the SV family soon

I've ridden several of the bikes you mentioned and the SV is definitely a keeper!
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Differences?

OK that was a long read for nothing...

Colour seems to rule!
Silver is faster - maybe Bronze - no Black!

OK I will not worry about it and find the best setup version.

I sure need the S, I don't want to ride naked!

Cheers!
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OK that was a long read for nothing...

Colour seems to rule!
Silver is faster - maybe Bronze - no Black!

OK I will not worry about it and find the best setup version.

I sure need the S, I don't want to ride naked!

Cheers!

Yeah, that thread was full of fluff but there were some posts with substance. The '03 and '04 S models have rebuildable forks. Also, the '03 has slightly different ergos owed to a different rear subframe. Additionally, the '03 slave cylinder was prone to to leaking which necessitated a redesign in '04 and up models which included a dust cover. '05 and up models have black frames, lighter flywheels, and a different ECU. But to be honest, you can't go wrong with any of 'em.


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Thanks for the replies!
I am in St Kilda right now...
will be in Mooroolbark next week, until mid Feb and then Gold Coast.
I'm enjoying the hang gliding scene around the bay, coastal flying is really sweet.

I will check the thread you pointed out Cheers!
Hang gliding hey....assuming thats off from Arthurs Seat ?
Once you are up on the Goldie (Gold Coast) check out the take off point at Beechmont, and on Tamborine Mountain..... neither are high, but the thermals are pretty good on the right day.....some people have done some ridiculous distances on the right day... (no, i am not a hang glider, but have lived in the area long enough....)

And, we may be able to catch up for a ride....

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