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Probably find the fluid level in the forks are about 20mm too low as well....just from evaporation... ha ha...... I raised the fluid level (with oem springs) from (on a 2003) 162 to 150 and from 2.5w to 5w and that made a huge difference ......an 04 gixxer shock raised the bum by 10mm above the axle, throwing a little more weight to the front.....helped a lot....
Eventually threw .95 springs in too.....and raised the oil to 130 from memory and away she went....much much better.
Running an 07 750 front now....

Oh, and i am holding the other side of the country down....behind the GC in Queensland......
 
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Cheer to all. Long time rider.
Yeah new here. Hail from WA state, USA
2003 Blue SV1000N 11,000 mi
Late to the party but maybe this forum is still active.
Responded about getting my clutch basket upgraded BEFORE the chudder.
Plan on doing the stator magnets also.
Welcome its not dead here a little slow like many forums these days. Still lots of info and passion for these bikes. Rode a late model R1 the other day glad I have the SV.
 

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Welcome its not dead here a little slow like many forums these days. Still lots of info and passion for these bikes. Rode a late model R1 the other day glad I have the SV.
i owned R1 09 Xplane for 4 years, excelent engine but painful to ride and work on, sold it and never looked back that way...know your feelings...SV is the keeper
 

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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!!!
 

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Hello chaps, my name is Marty & I own an SV1000s 2006 model. I have had over 40+ bikes but by far my all time favourite manufacturer is Suzuki. I have previously owned 2 TL1000s a 97 and a 99. Absolutely loved those bikes....bit wheelie mental but super hard mean aggressive machines. I now own a 2006 SV1000. Now I am pushing 50 the v-twin has once again sucked me in to its sound, brute power and looks. I should have bought a Yam TDM900 due to all my injuries, nice sit up bike....but I could not resist another big v-twin....they are mega.
 

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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.
 

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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.
From my experience with bikes and how the clutch works it has to do with your hydraulic clutch, maybe you have aftermarket levers and from what I've read they don't allow the plunger to engage or disengage right, or maybe your using the incorrect or have dirty oil? (When motorcycle oil is dirty and or really hot is losses it's ability to function properly because of the loss of friction modifiers.) Hell, it could even be your clutches are on the way out and or scorched. Also you could try rebuilding your slave cylinder and unclogging all the gunk that builds over the years inside of them. I haven't started the process of rebuilding her yet due to many things that have come about but I'm going to start there with the clutch and see what she does. Hope you get yours running top notch!!!
 

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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.
From my experience with bikes and how the clutch works it has to do with your hydraulic clutch, maybe you have aftermarket levers and from what I've read they don't allow the plunger to engage or disengage right, or maybe your using the incorrect or have dirty oil? (When motorcycle oil is dirty and or really hot is losses it's ability to function properly because of the loss of friction modifiers.) Hell, it could even be your clutches are on the way out and or scorched. Also you could try rebuilding your slave cylinder and unclogging all the gunk that builds over the years inside of them. I haven't started the process of rebuilding her yet due to many things that have come about but I'm going to start there with the clutch and see what she does. Hope you get yours running top notch!!!
As this is a new member thread, have a squizz regarding clutch issues in another thread...... dont want to hijack this one.... (y)
 
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