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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 19th February 2020, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I just bought an '03 SV1000s yesterday! So far I love the bike but do have some small concerns and whatnot, so I decided to come check out the forum. I have zero experience riding a bike like this - my last bike was a VTX 1300 and have only ridden cruisers in the past. The SV handles VERY differently and the handlebars are way lower than I'm used to so I have a bit of research ahead of me. Thanks for any advice/help in advance!

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 19th February 2020, 11:01 PM
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Welcome there.....

Yeah, its a different animal to what you are used to for sure....

DOnt rush in to changes yet, take time to chnage you first....ha ha
By that i mean unlearn what the cruiser taught you, and relax in to the bike
and it will tell you what it needs from you.....
Apart form that, check out all the tech type advice, and go through the bike
with a fine tooth comb, making sure all things are as they should be....
Once the SV is patted nicely on the head, she becomes a real darling to ride... ha ha

One owner..... 300,000kms and counting... yes, that much..........

2003 Copper SV1000S
Repainted Ford PE (Petroleum Mica)
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