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I wish id gone through with the trade I had lined up. Guy sold his bike before I decided. The 1k is supposed to be a fun bike with a bit of room to play with the engine. Less part availability than the 650 though which is what made me hesitate.

You do the rider training course yet?
post #6002 of 6912
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 Find an sv1000 better fork, same reliability, and not much more than the 650. The 650 with setback adapters ​for the naked is a pretty inexpensive mod. Svracing parts carry them and they're pretty cheap.

I wish id gone through with the trade I had lined up. Guy sold his bike before I decided. The 1k is supposed to be a fun bike with a bit of room to play with the engine. Less part availability than the 650 though which is what made me hesitate.

Eh, I honestly don't want the power. I don't get out of the city too much, and love being able to peg the throttle and work through all of the gears. I don't want a bike that I am never going to thrash.
post #6003 of 6912
I feel like any modern sporty standard worth its salt will have better foot positioning. I like where my feet land on my 650. SV is probably a little more aggressive in naked or faired trims though so that is probably the best best bet.
post #6004 of 6912
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post


You do the rider training course yet?

 

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post #6005 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I'm out the door around a quarter to 7.... once the sun's out it's perfect, but the mornings are brutal.

Yep, that'll do it, mornings have been in the upper 30s to low 40s here for a week as well.. There's always weekends though!
post #6006 of 6912
W/o commuting I would probably never ride..... no time frown.gif
post #6007 of 6912

Womp.

 

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How'd you manage that one?
post #6009 of 6912
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

How'd you manage that one?

Bike fell over when i got off for a second and put the stand down while going to press the garage door button. I usually do it on the bike, but i came out too fat on other side and couldn't reach.

Driveway is on a slope and it was wet and leafy. I've parked on it before and its been fine but I wouldn't leave it there for long.

Apparently 10 seconds was too long.

That's pretty much it for damage though. Tiny nicks to the frame slider and Bar slider, and a small scrape on the clutch lever. It's legit nothing. I rode down the street till i tried to shift and realized that i couldn't.

Womp.

I think i tweaked my back picking the Damn thing up though. So stiff right now...

Replacement lever with the folding tip was 22 bucks.

Does this count as dropping the bike?
post #6010 of 6912
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Does this count as dropping the bike?

 

Yep.  

 

Waaaay back when I was a brand new rider I rode my brand new old bike into my mother's garage at about 5 mph and slid at about 3' on my left leg.  No damage but that was drop #3.  Drop #2 happened when I pulled up in front of the house and came to a complete stop, bike started listening to gravity and down it went with me under it. 

post #6011 of 6912
Haha i wasn't on it though! Should have done it with the bike in gear not in neutral. Thought it would have been fine for a total of 10 seconds.

Fucking physics.
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Drop #1 was a classic.  I had been licensed for all of 3 days and was attempting to make a left on a narrow 2 lane road with no shoulder.  I had to come to a complete stop and as I pulled away the bike shut off.  I restarted it and again it shut off.  You know how when you start riding bike seem to be outrageously heavy?  Well grqavity said "GET OVER HERE!" and it slowly started to head towards the  ground and my attempts to keep it upright were in vain.  So there I was standing on the yellow line with the bike lying perpendicular across it.  I looked up and a dump truck  heading towards me.  I looked back and a school bus was coming from the other direction. Did I mention it was a narrow 2 lane road with no shoulder?   Suddenly I was imbued with the strength of Samson!   I snatched the  bike up, clutched in and Fred Flinstone'd across the road.  Thank you Yahweh/God/Allah/Buddha/Zeus/Jupiter/David Koresh for granting me the strength to stay alive!!!

 

After gasping a sigh of relief and catching my breath I then realized the damned thing was in 2nd gear doh smiley 

post #6013 of 6912

@ Trini

 

 

Look what your beloved Triumph is dropping tomorrow.  1200cc with 64% more torque than your Bonnie, liquid cooling, ABS, traction control, ride modes, Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspension and a half fairing.   Sound like the answer to your prayers 

 

 

*EDIT*

 

It seems that they have redone their entire line

 

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Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 10/27/15 at 9:03pm
post #6014 of 6912
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Womp.


SV? I have the same black folding tip replacement. Its a tiny bit shorter than OEM though.
post #6015 of 6912
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Originally Posted by rohde88 View Post


SV? I have the same black folding tip replacement. Its a tiny bit shorter than OEM though.

 

Yeah, it broke off when the bike fell over. I ordered a replacement part on ebay with a folding tip. Hoping the rubber bit fits, or I'll just buy a pencil grip and shove/glue it on. I need to get a the clip pliers or whatever they're called to take the broken part off.

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