100,000 mile sv finally dead (long)

Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 19 12:03:53 PDT 2009

Zoran I have a 03 crank if you need one

On Oct 19, 2009, at 11:59 AM, zoran wrote:

> I be interested in motor.
> Thanks
> Zoran Vujasinovic
> Twin Works Factory
> 775-786-4881
> www.twfracing.com
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David kerr" <ddjj660 at yahoo.com>
> To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
> Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 11:45 AM
> Subject: 100,000 mile sv finally dead (long)
>> So, my beloved and well used SV is finally dead. I have no idea 
>> what's it's worth in it's current condition and i was hoping to get 
>> some help or if someone here is interested in purchasing it.
>> I am the original owner of a baby blue '99 SV650X. The bike has about 
>> 95,000 miles on it and I have ridden it into the ground. This has 
>> been my trusty ride in the canyons before kids and my daily commuter 
>> after kids. Ridden in every kind of weather imaginable and 
>> maintenance neglected since fatherhood 7 years ago. The bike has 
>> never been crashed at high speeds. The bodywork is in fine shape. The 
>> bike is completely stock except for:
>> cartridge emulators
>> ohlins rear shock (about 70k on it)
>> Corbin seat (seat cover ripping at the seams)
>> Heated hand grips
>> tach is broken
>> At around 40,000 I was an idiot and blew the original engine. With 
>> some help from you all I put a 2nd generation engine in the frame and 
>> now with about 70,000 miles on this one (60k by me and 10k on it when 
>> purchased), the second engine seems to have developed a compression 
>> problem. The local shop say it has good spark and fuel. He thinks the 
>> valves may have tightened, bent or burned.
>> At this point in my life I need a trusty commuter, i've certainly 
>> gotten my money's worth out of it and I don't see any reason to 
>> invest in this bike anymore. Hopefully you guys can help me with a 
>> plan. Do I:
>> Sell it as is locally or on ebay?
>> swap the ohlins and corbin back to stock and then sell?
>> Part it out?
>> Fix it if it can be done for $___ and then sell it?????
>> Thanks,
>> David
>> San Francisco bay area
>> P.S. I'm also in the market for a $2,500 and under commuter. Maybe 
>> another SV?

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