Hello all, I have recently just acquired an 06 suzuki SV1000-S. She is in rough shape right now 37K miles, clutch slipping badly, exhaust needs work (Leaks), needs a front stay bracket (Which seem to be extremely hard to find), Headlights need wired back up and the fan doesn't kick on. But, coming from carbed bikes she doesn't seem too intimidating to work on. Hopefully I can learn lots from the people on this forum as I embark on this journey to get her up and running to her former glory. I've always loved the SVs!!! I currently also own a 1985 V65 sabre 1100. She's my other baby!!!
Hey, I'm going down the same path - Mines a 2003 full fairing model that has sat around for years - only 21000km on the clock.
By the sounds of it, I've crossed a lot of the hurdles you speak of only recently.
The fan kicking in - I cured that by replacing the sensor or whatever you call it that screws into the radiator where the fan plugs in.
I also purchased a manual switch from Spain I think it was that junctions at that plug without any required wiring to be done.
Sometimes my bike gets a little warmer than I like to see, so having that manual fan switch fixed that.
I located the switch on the dash.
I've had to just about replace everything else too.
(I got it at the right price)
The one thing that currently has me stumped is the slipping clutch problem which you also seem to have.
Mine operates perfectly at cold start temps, but once the bike has warmed up,
It starts to slip, then I lose drive completely.
I've opened the oil filler cap and through there I can see normal function of the clutch basket popping in and out.
But no drive.
So that's where I say - If you find a cure for that problem while fixing yours...
Could you please let me know???
Best of luck otherwise.