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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 28th July 2020, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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2003 vs 2005 sv1000 power

So is the 05 more powerful and torquier than the 03? I know the 05 has more aggressive cams and larger intakes/throttle bodies. My 03 has 70k miles and probably needs a refresh. May get that extra power in the process and use it for coaching track days instead of my soon to be sold 09 race R6.

I started racing CCS and later CMRA on an SV650. Once I became an expert I transitioned to the R6 via the endurance GT route. Tried racing both for a short while but while I was faster on the sv, I couldn't progress on the R6. Qualified for the 2015 Daytona 200 and then got my Moto A SSP license (never used). Let my CCS race license lapse in '19. Selling my 09R6 to build a 99-02 SV650 for street and track.

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'05 makes more HP higher in the rev range, less power/torque lower in the range. If I remember correctly the x-over was about 7k rpm. For the street the earlier engines with more power lower in the range are better IMO. I seldom go above 7k rpm on the street. For a track bike you would probably make use of more top end - I think it was about 5-7 HP. The cams probably drop in, not sure what would be required for the throttle bodies. Don't know if rubber boots need replaced. Are the intake spigots on the '05 larger ID? If so, you may not get much improvement with the larger TB's. Bike will need a power commander or other tuner to address AF changes at a minimum. I would just freshen it up as is - it's a minimal gain for a track bike vs racing.

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