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Bikes aren't slow, riders are slow!

oldbaldsob said:
Definitely one of the funnier cartoon characters in history! :yes:
This sounds like something CW would say. :killingme

Oh yeah!
I remember that one. There is also a good bugs bunny bit where he gets picked up by gangsters who tell him to shaddap and he goes into a long winded ramble about how his very good a being quiet and how he doesnt keep on talkin after someone tells him to shaddap and eventually the gangsters have to tell him to "shaddap shutting up!"


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Chainsaw Willie! said:
Oh yeah!
I remember that one. There is also a good bugs bunny bit where he gets picked up by gangsters who tell him to shaddap and he goes into a long winded ramble about how his very good a being quiet and how he doesnt keep on talkin after someone tells him to shaddap and eventually the gangsters have to tell him to "shaddap shutting up!"


Now isn't your life a little richer now.
I remember that one too! :killingme Now those were funny, politically incorrect cartoons where lots of the characters smoked and "woopins" were commonplace. :killingme
 

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sorry you're disappointed about the top speed of your SV. My last new Suzuki in 1980 would do better. Now that I'm 50 though, I'm content with the fact that I can still ride and walk a wheelie with this tractor on the freeway at 80. Long live my SV.:niceone:
 

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Bloodhound said:
Who claims this? Sounds a little off to me...

It was in a reputable UK bike mag, think it was Ride, or Bike, about 2 years ago, and it said the 3rd quickest roll on bike on the road!


Bloodhound said:
Anyhow, I don't hink my SV would pull top gear to redline(stock) unless the hill was steep enough. But I would also rather have the SV for thrusting out of turns and fairly easy (shifting wise) backroad sessions. It handles those much better than top speed runs, thats just a V-Twin sportbike for ya...
I can get the redline, and limiter at in all gears, apart from 6th. The limiter comes in at 12.5k
 

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Lighten up guys, it's horses for courses.

Some people here are having a go at the originator of this thread, just because he was a little more from his bike.

The SV is a lovely bike, some people want a bit more!

I have that little bit extra now, but I probably would still be on the SV had i not killed it, but in my opinion it could do with a bit more 'up top'!

As for the reason, aerodynamics, probably.

Andy
 

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sinic said:
It was in a reputable UK bike mag, think it was Ride, or Bike, about 2 years ago, and it said the 3rd quickest roll on bike on the road!
Maybe the euro version is a rocket according to Sport Rider magazine

http://sportrider.com/bikes/146_perf_nums/

Either way, it goes fast enough to keep me happy and getting to that speed is enjoyable and reliable.
 

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gary66 said:
same as!:rofl: ........RocketR6,how about a shot NOS:cool: that`ll get
it pulling in 6th!!......put it on my bandit 6/750......FUN....
Bad idea. Stock SV pistons are too soft. A few have blown up their SV's with NOS.
 

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elp_jc said:
Hey Taxman, are you saying the tach is off buddy? Never heard of that before. I've heard not being able to keep up in 1st gear or so, but never been off. So that means that the SV doesn't rev to 11K? Has anybody used a digital tachometer to confirm that? Just curious.
JC

I believe true max revs are 10000,but shown as 11000:shock: I seem to remember someone saying Suzuki did it to the TL as well?

According to MCN the new R6 only revs to something like 16500 (I think) not the 18000 odd promised.

A bit deceitful these Japanese :ranting:
 

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Nukedog said:
Snorkle out of airbox, Yosh 3/4 system, 16T front sprocket and PC3USB got 172 indicated today. Should get about 2 more mph with a dyno tune/remap...

Wow that's screaming on an SV, how accurate is the speedo at that speed though??
 
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Top speed is really insignificant on real world rides. I hold Sunday rides two or three times a month. Most of the guys I ride with have sportbikes. We never do top speed runs. Why? It's too damn dangerous.

Acceleration, on the other hand, is an important factor. Acceleration is based on one's power-to-weight ratio. All of us "Sunday Drivers" prize excellent acceleration, but rarely use top speed.

Top speed is for bragging rights. Acceleration is for passing the guy ahead of you.

Best wishes,
Dave

"Safety first!"
 

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Bogus Dave said:
Top speed is for bragging rights. Acceleration is for passing the guy ahead of you.
Err, not strictly true, depends if you are on full chat already...then you ain't gonna pass no one!

Also if you are over 7,000 rpm you aint gonna out accelerate shit!

Andy:sweatdrop (Waiting for the slating!)
 

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svtrev said:
It must be your gearing as to why you top speed is low Had mine on the Dyno and got a genuine 130mph in 3rd speedo was only 2mph out I have hit 161mph on the road no 600s have come past me and in the midrange leave em for dust:banana:
Trev please let me know where you got yours dyno`d as i only live up the road to you ( brackley )and i have the same problem of the speedo way out and also struggle to get mine over 140mph. Not that i need to but i wander if something is maybe not quite right ???

do you have power commander fitted and many more mods to the stock bike ??

SVlee
 

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I have hogged out short slip ONS and a minus one front which is a 16 and + 2 in the rear which I think is either 42 or 44 sprocket anyways it's -1 tooth over stock in the front plus two teeth in the rear and I've had my sv1000s up two 167 and 6th about a thousand RPM from redline and it did it quick and smooth
 
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