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    Proof Photo Posted Bethany: altoid's 2006 SV650S(F)

    Well, I got me a motorbike.

    She's a 2006 SV650S with the lower fairing (thus the "(F)" part). 11,445 miles (100 of those are the delivery ride), a few mods (listed below), and that oh-so-gorgeous 2006 blue! I wasn't a huge fan of this color when I saw it on pictures, but it looks truly amazing in person. The paint is in great condition, so the (tentative) white repaint will wait a while.

    Mods:
    • full Yoshimura RS-3 exhaust
    • Power Commander (smoother power delivery and idle, along with a few extra hp)
    • GSX-R mirrors with integrated signals
    • fender eliminator
    • frame sliders
    • double bubble windscreen
    • Nelson Rigg tailbags (not pictured)
    • magnetic tank bag (not pictured)
    • shorty levers
    • tank grip
    • integrated battery tender wiring
    • UCSB parking sticker, will be removed


    Edit: Some of the mods I tentatively plan on doing, all in somewhat distant future:
    • paint the plastics white some day: only maybe, since the paint is really gorgeous and in great condition
    • suspension: both front and rear, after enough riding to have some ideas on how much improving it really needs, if any
    • HIDs: maybe, still not sure
    • seats: Corbin, Sargeant, or something else, for both the rider and passenger



    The first first shots:




    The reparked shot:




    And in spite of my desire to continue boycotting this rule:




    Last edited by Quiky; March 20th, 2013, 7:31 PM. Reason: Verified
    Cameron + Karen (Camry LEs)
    Bethany (SV650S)
    Giggles (Miata)
    Blueberry (Mazderp3)
    Darcy (Ninja 500R)
    Ekatarina (BRZ)

    #2
    IT'S ABOUT TIME!
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      #3
      Get tank sliders.

      Looks pretty good. I see someone's already gone and swapped out the mirrors - but those aren't off a Gixxer.
      Last edited by Spectre; February 10th, 2013, 3:25 AM.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Spectre View Post
        Looks pretty good. I see someone's already gone and swapped out the mirrors - but those aren't off a Gixxer.
        Yeah, that's the list of what's already been done (I assumed GSX-R, but they look Ducati-ish, maybe Monster?). I suppose I should put up what I plan on doing as well...
        Cameron + Karen (Camry LEs)
        Bethany (SV650S)
        Giggles (Miata)
        Blueberry (Mazderp3)
        Darcy (Ninja 500R)
        Ekatarina (BRZ)

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          #5
          Originally posted by altoid View Post
          Yeah, that's the list of what's already been done (I assumed GSX-R, but they look Ducati-ish, maybe Monster?). I suppose I should put up what I plan on doing as well...
          They're not off a Ducati, either. They're aftermarkets. I have the 10mm screw mount versions on both my bikes and Der Stig has them on his GS.

          If they flop back too easily in the wind, the tension on the hinge is (fortunately) adjustable.

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            #6
            Well, they haven't given my friend any trouble, whatever they are, so I should be fine too.
            Cameron + Karen (Camry LEs)
            Bethany (SV650S)
            Giggles (Miata)
            Blueberry (Mazderp3)
            Darcy (Ninja 500R)
            Ekatarina (BRZ)

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              #7
              I would have been my old LP self and said something crass and immature and full of innuendo, but what I am going to say is:

              Congratulations my friend, hope you enjoy the fuck out of it.
              BlaRo: i'm a strong independent black woman....WHO DON'T NEED NO MAN

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                #8
                Nice bike! Enjoy, don't crash!
                1986 BMW E23 735i Goodbye...
                1996 BMW E36 328i Touring Executive R.I.P.
                2001 Mercedes-Benz W203 C220 CDI Classic ...Aaaand it's gone
                2003 BMW E46 330dA Touring Lifestyle Edition
                2014 Renault Clio Tce 90 S&S Expression Pack Introduction
                2018 Renault Clio Tce 90 Intens
                Rental roulette: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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                  #9
                  duuude, it's blue.. keep it blue!
                  nice bike, nearly got myself one of those 5 years ago...
                  2015 Seat Leon FR TDI

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                    #10
                    Nice, have fun and be safe

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                      #11
                      Nice bike. Remember, the gorgeous blue is not supposed to meet the ground. Enjoy the ride!

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                        #12
                        The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it's open

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by geeman View Post

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                            #14
                            Welcome to the Suzuki-family!!

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                              #15
                              "Men with guts attack those corners!" - Keiichi Tsuchiya
                              2006 Acura TL and 1999 Mazda Miata

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                                #16
                                Nice!

                                I'd avoid the Corbin seats as I've heard not alot of good things about them. IIRC Spectre was quite dissatisfied with the one on his 919. The Russell Day-long is the best seat in terms of comfort, but it would look out of place on such a sporty bike. I say go with the Sargent.
                                2005 Saab 9-5 Arc wagon
                                1999 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
                                2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650

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                                  #17
                                  Leave it blue!
                                  My Cars: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible (summer weekend car), 2001 Ford Mustang GT coupe (winter car & grocery getter)
                                  There is no replacement for displacement.
                                  - Wolfgang Bernhard, then Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group talking about the Dodge Viper SRT-10
                                  ... I ask Herb Helbig, vehicle synthesis manager for SRT and a member of the original Team Viper development group since day one, if they'd ever thought of adding traction control. "It comes with two," he says, pointing at my feet. "Learn to use them." Got it.
                                  - Motor Trend on the 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, November 2005

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Rossco View Post
                                    Nice!

                                    I'd avoid the Corbin seats as I've heard not alot of good things about them. IIRC Spectre was quite dissatisfied with the one on his 919. The Russell Day-long is the best seat in terms of comfort, but it would look out of place on such a sporty bike. I say go with the Sargent.
                                    Actually, the Corbin eventually broke in to the point where it's fine. I intend to have a little reshaping done when the time comes later this year to have it recovered, though.

                                    Still better than the stock upholstered plank.

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                                      #19
                                      Most excellent, altoid, you've beaten me in getting a roadworthy bike and you're not even allowed to ride it yet

                                      Bikes:Honda VFR 800 Honda 919
                                      Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport
                                      Cars:Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Jaguar XJR 4.0
                                      Broken:Ford Bronco 4.9 4x4

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                                        #20
                                        Well, tonight I got to do some unplanned maintenance:



                                        The seller said the battery was damn near brand new, so imagine my surprise when the bike wouldn't start upon my trying to demonstrate the glorious noise to my roommate. A quick phone call clarified that he forgot to tell me he only charged the battery a little, since he wasn't riding often at all. Good thing I also got a battery tender/charger.

                                        Should be all good tomorrow for some more riding, hopefully.
                                        Cameron + Karen (Camry LEs)
                                        Bethany (SV650S)
                                        Giggles (Miata)
                                        Blueberry (Mazderp3)
                                        Darcy (Ninja 500R)
                                        Ekatarina (BRZ)

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