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Sv650 review


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Well had the sv for 4 years had 22000 miles when I bought her, she was my work horse throughout, overall great bike.

Bad bits first.

I rode in all weather apart from the snow, even with regular cleaning and maintenance suffered with rust and furring of the alloy, throttle bodies is a common fault, suspension a little soft.top end tax bracket.


Good bits

Cheap to run, cheap parts on ebay. Easy to maintain, cheap insurance, can pick a decent one up for as little as £1200, fast enough for beginners and for more experience riders will give them enough joy, plenty of aftermarket upgrades, forgiving for inexperienced riders.


Like I said I had her for 4 years, in that time I had to replace throttle bodies £65 ebay, had 1 full service a year £90, I changed oil once or twice a year depending on milage I did, can't really fault much, sore arse n sore wrists after long journeys but nothing that bad.

started on the button every time, even after my off last November she started and run without issue. Still got her, was contemplating having her as a spare but the wife said no, got all the parts just needs a left foot peg so she will be on ebay shortly.

Overall Verdict - great all rounder http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/15/6671e6dbb33bf4007dc899a90122da9b.jpg

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