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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 19th April 2019, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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New sv1000s owner here!

Hello everybody just picked myself up an 07 sv1000s. So far an awesome bike. Way different from previous bikes ive had, everything from a sportster 1200 to triumph daytona 675 and I even have a gsxr1100 I drag race.

Either way though so far this is one of my FAVORITE bikes for around town riding.

But I have questions lol.. so I ordered a pair delete from chewy but I haven't heard anything from him since ordering. Im sure hes a busy guy though.

Second, I have a louder tick from the engine. Sounds like valves to me and I know these can be noisy engines from reading on here but how loud is normal? Im planning on checking the valves and syncing the throttle bodies when I have the tank off to do the pair valve. Figure id just do it all at once.

Lastly, low rpm every once in a blue moon itll cut out, then run perfectly like normal. No missing at idle or anything above 3000 rpm. So is that something thatll get fixed with a tb sync?

Sorry for this book im just very excited with this bike and want to make sure theres nothing I need to be leary of. I have a 3 month warranty on it so anything that needs to be fixed or replaced I want to take advantage of that.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 19th April 2019, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Heres the bike by the way! Things badass
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 19th April 2019, 08:27 PM
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Welcome to the Forum!

The SV doesn't like running down real low in the rev band....and as you've found about 3000 is the minimum to ask anything of it, and most of us use 4000 as the minimum for WOT. It is after all capable of over 10,000 it's no Harley and while you don't need to rev the piss out of it all the time....careful with the throttle when down below 4000 is a good move.

Ticking isn't a problem once you check the valve clearances and find them within spec. I'm more worried about a solid valvetrain that I CAN'T hear than one that ticks merrily while running. I always wear earplugs and without them my motor really sounds like the proverbial thrashing machine...but has now for over 44,000 miles and is running strong as ever.

The scissor cam gears will whine pretty loudly and when I adjusted the cam phasing a set of WebCam gears were used which ditched the scissors and run without whine...but instead have a bit O-chatter at low revs, but knowing what each sound is makes them not be worrisome and once you check the bike over you'll get to know its' personality and desires.

Chewy's PAIR delete is a good thing which frees up some space under the airbox and makes future service a LOT easier. It also does change how it runs a bit so for sure check the valves, then synch the throttles, then adjust the TPS when you're finished and it'll run great for you.

Welcome to the Wonderful World of SV's.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 26th April 2019, 06:02 AM
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Smart Bike.. Well done

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 31st May 2019, 02:29 PM
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Hello Big Dave,

I am also a SV rider from Fontainbleau in Randburg !
we need to organise a ride out sometime!

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