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#1 skyblue

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 09:04 PM

So I've been saving up for a while to get a bike to use for commuting and give the Datsuns some relief. Bought this 2003 Suzuki SV650 last weekend.

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It has 22,167 miles and is all stock with the exception of the turn signals and mirrors.

List of stuff I need to address/add:

- Oil change: done 11/09/16 22,275
- New tires: front done
rear done 02/23/17 22,625
- Replace brake light switch at handlebars: done
- Change coolant
- Replace mirrors: done
- Frame sliders: done 03/08/17
- Tank pad
- Front brake pads
- Rear brake pads: done 03/02/17 22,700
- Replace handlebars: on hand

That's all for now. This thread will be a record of the work I do to it.


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#2 hella_erika

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 02:45 PM

Wouldn't hurt to add:

 

frame sliders for protection. http://www.revzilla....sv650-2003-2009

 

and a tank pad to protect the tank from getting scratched from your zipper and belt http://www.revzilla....imura-tank-pad

 

looks great! you'll be popping wheelies in no time  :thumbup:



#3 skyblue

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 05:37 PM

thanks thats a good idea. will add them to my list.

 

hahaha i dunno about the wheelis.



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:45 PM

new front tire mounted today. Dunlop Roadsmart 2.

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:34 PM

also got a chain.

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 09:08 AM

Got some genuine Suzuki parts. Key blank and brake light switch.
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Replaced the brake light switch at the bars cause it wasn't working at all.
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Then rode to Palo Alto for work for the first time. About 40 miles one way.
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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:37 AM

Do like! Congratz
Chuck it in the Fuck it bucket, cus I'm done

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:22 PM

Do like! Congratz

thanks! its super fun. 



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 10:22 PM

Always thought it would be cool to own a bike.. looks fun!


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:48 AM

looks great and will save gas 

just be carefull for the idiots that dont watch for bikes there are alot of them 



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:16 PM

Especially when you are ripping through passing traffic on the center line. 

 

Seems highly efficient through for the bay area.. just gotta stay safe!


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:58 PM

Always thought it would be cool to own a bike.. looks fun!

 
It's super fun!!

looks great and will save gas 
just be carefull for the idiots that dont watch for bikes there are alot of them

Yea I've already experienced the idiots in my short time riding.

Especially when you are ripping through passing traffic on the center line. 
 
Seems highly efficient through for the bay area.. just gotta stay safe!

Yea for sure. Haven't been riding much lately tho. It's been raining cats and dogs down here.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:17 PM

Small update.

New rear tire!
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Also did some cleaning and polishing.
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 05:23 PM

Replaced rear brake pads.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 05:16 AM

That is a beautiful bike!


Being a Datsun fan, allows me to to be a car enthusiast on a working man's budget!!

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:19 AM

That is a beautiful bike!

Thanks! loving this bike.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:52 PM

Finally put on the frame sliders I got for christmas. sadly the motivation to put them on was that I dropped it for the first time on tuesday.  :crying:  Needless to say i felt like an idiot and was super bummed. but there was no major damage. only a slight bend on the clutch lever and a bruised ego.

 

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:10 AM

Bought a Honda F3 rear wheel over the weekend. Needs some clean up and fresh coat of paint. Let's me put a wider rear tire.
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And went for a short ride with busta the other day.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:48 PM

Got some small bits to fill some holes that were bugging me.

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Said holes
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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM

scored a brand new rear seat cowl. fits and looks great! Just have to paint it.

 

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