I'd always admired SV1k's but never ridden one, then last Sept my previous bike was dying and I needed a change, spotted a nice SV1000S, blue, on a '06 plate, in a dealer near my job, took a test ride on my lunch break with no gear and a borrowed lid! and got a reasonably good cash deal with a pair of new Pirelli Diablos thrown in.
All good so far, until I took my first "lockdown" spin a few weeks ago (I was going food shopping, I could walk there, but what was the fun in that??) and went over a speed bump a bit too vigorously and the right side fork seal let go in a big way.
Plenty of good info on here, just need to get my ass into gear ordering parts and get it done... did it 15 years ago on a Ninja900 (ZX900A/GPz900R/Top Gun bike!) but I've forgotten how I did it by now
Think it's a K4 as the VIN is below the range for the K5 supplementary manual. Very few changes between K3 and K4 I think? Edit: I found the model differences thread. Has the K4-on sidestand, but silver frame, so it must be a K4.
Mods so far : Givi rack and top box. Oxford front LED indicators (in parallel with the crap flush mounted aftermarket LEDs it came with). OEM pillion seat - came with an Ermax seat cowl but that would need to be cut to go around the rack - seat was cheap on eBay. Oxford heated grips. SW-Motech mini-DIN power socket.
Mods to come : Oxford rear LED indicators in parallel with the crap flush mounted LEDs it came with. Oxford LED number plate bolts. Loobman chain oiler - this was very cheap and if it turns out to be crap I'll just get something better. I bought all of these months ago, just not fitted yet!
I live in Dublin, Ireland
Eoin (that's the Irish spelling of Owen!)