: my sv650s...
03-11-2003, 08:44 PM
Hey all, I went down to the dealership and put my money down on the first SV650S they get in... they said I can get it on the 25th because they need time to put it together (won't come in until the 21st, then they get about 2 days to put it together, then they are closed for 2 days)... Lol, those bastards =) . . . Well I've decided to drive it home as by that time I'll be done with my MSF and have my gear and insurance all ready to go. Question though, can a SV650S do power only wheelies? Hopefully your answer is no, as I don't want any accidental wheelies. Let me know from your experiences, thanks.
03-11-2003, 08:48 PM
If your meaning power only as in throttle only my answer would be know. At only 70hp it's not pushing enough torque. However, if your talking throttle plus some tugging I would say you could probably get it to bounce up. If you ride it normally you won't have a problem.
03-11-2003, 08:51 PM
Ah, good to know, thanks a bunch
03-12-2003, 06:40 AM
Keep it under 5000 RPM like the dealer's going to tell you, and it shouldn't be anywhere near bringing the front up. Have Fun. You might want to check out svrider.com as well, if you haven't already.
Power only wheelies - no problem! Those 70 hp "only" don't matter sh*t. Have nothing to do with torque, BTW. Torque is normally measured in ft.lbs. while hp is used for power. For more detailed explanation click here (http://science.howstuffworks.com/fpte.htm) . Torque is the thing that is needed to bring the front up and that is present in plenty in the SV. A V2 will normally have more torque than an I4 of same size and configuration while the latter has more hp. Apart from that the SV is pretty short and light.
This got long, but bottom line is: Yes, you can power wheelie the SV. I do it all the time and I weigh about 220 lbs. BTW the SV is great for stoppies (endos) too...
Uh, just read the whole post... http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/bitchslap.gif It normally doesn't wheelie if you don't want it to... But don't drag race one of your friends from a red light when the clutch has just been adjusted so that it catches much further out than normally and because of that the engine goes 7000 rpms instead of 2000 when you start... Bloody damn near pissed my leathers that time... http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
03-13-2003, 12:35 AM
Just be careful and feather the clutch and don't hammer the throttle and you'll be okay. Is this your first ever bike? or do you have experience on any other type of bike with a clutch and shifter? If you do, I'm sure you'll be okay. However, if not, just do what everyone has been mentioning by keeping it under the 5K break in limit and you'll be good to go.
I think you ought to sleep outside the door of the dealer the two days they are closed! heehehhee.. just like waitin' for some tickets to a concert! Maybe they'll feel bad for you and come in a day early. http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
03-13-2003, 12:38 AM
SVS...you're insane man...hehehehe...but I have to give ya credit...it looks good! hehehehe
03-13-2003, 12:45 AM
nice pics SVS http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Thanks for the comments, guys. Unfortunately those pics aren't of me - I didn't have any stunt pics of me so I borrowed some. I'll have to get my wife to take some http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
BTW that bike in the pics is an SV, not an SVS! http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/bitchslap.gif This is an SVS (mine):
Can you spot the mods? http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/banana.gif http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/banana.gif http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/banana.gif Had too much time (and money) on my hands this winter... http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/burnout.gif
03-13-2003, 12:57 PM
congrats!!!!!!!! I just got mine yesterday. I rode it for the 1st time. I have really no riding experience. And this bike feels great. Not too much power. But definitely enough not to get bored with. Take care, and have fun. Ride safe man, and apply what you have learned to the road.
03-13-2003, 03:11 PM
Congrats! yeah, it will come up under power, but only if you want it to, you'll see. Don't worry about it, you'll be fine http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif