Picked up my first bike yesterday.

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by xring04, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Rinspeed

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    I used to think that too until I was at BMW of NA. At the end of the line the cars were put on the dyno and ran at close to full throttle for 10 minutes. I thought to myself if someone thinks they need to break one of those motors they are just wasting their time.
     
  2. xring04

    xring04 On the Right.

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    500 mils so far! gotta put a new tire on it in the morning, and then off for 200 miles!

    I cant wait to get out of work and ride!
     

  3. fnfalman

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    So...begins your journey to the dark side. The black tarmac beckons with unwavering insistence. The sweat drips across the brows in anticipation as you reach for the helmet. The thump-thump V-twin idling increasing to a cacophony of growl and roar as the right wrist rolls backward.
     
  4. CraigR

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    I don't think you could have made a better choice for a first motorcycle. It's light, good tractable power, good looking, great brakes.:thumbsup:
     
  5. xring04

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    Well, I picked up some rubber and a set of frame sliders.

    I sent sunday scruffing them in and enjoying the bike. They're metzeler m1's and so far I like em.
     
  6. xring04

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    Well, I think it is time for a pipe, and for the money the leo vince slipon looks like a winner.

    Hope it sounds good:banana:
     
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    oh, and just to add, I am up to 1400 great miles!
     
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    Get a full pipe. They sound better and give better performance.

    Good brands:

    Yohshimura (it IS a Suzuki after all ;) )
    Akrapovic
    Micron
    Muzzys
    Two Brothers

    I have not heard them on twins, but around here the D&D slip-on is the poser pipe. On I-4s, they sound like a trumpet that had been smashed with a hammer. It ruins the I-4 scream, but all the posers (the ones who would rather use their bike as a parking lot stool, than riding it) love them.

    Also get it jetted on a dyno, or by someone who knows what they are doing and can do it by the seat of the pants.
     
  9. freakshow10mm

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    Cool bike. I'm looking to get a naked SV1K.
     
  10. xring04

    xring04 On the Right.

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    Well I ordered a m4 slip on.

    I'm just looking for sound.

    From what I read, the best tuned full system will pick up about a 4.5-5.5 hp on a sv650

    A slip on will give you two hp.
     
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    enjoy the sv. they are great bikes. the m4 slip on will give you the sound you desire. once you start riding twins it is hard to go back to an inline motor. i am on my second twin. started with an honda rc51 and now i have a ducati monster s2r. have fun. joe
     
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    Put the can on yesterday, sounds fan-freakin-tastic!

    pics soon.
     
  13. xring04

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    Ok, So I finally got around to taking some pics of the new can, and to make up for the delay, I took a shot of the buell pegs I made fit.


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    The pegs and exhaust are great.

    Next I got to do something about that rear fender
     
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    Very nice work and very nice photos!!!
     
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    Beautiful bike, X. I don't know if they make one for yours but look into Clear Alternatives, Inc. integrated tail/stop/turn lights. I put one on the Triple and was able to ditch that gawdawful platic junk off the tail. Looks just like stock. Tag mount is homemade. HH
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