A 17 year old, 88K km Suzuki Sv650. When i got her, she was a sad, old, dusty bike left forgotten in a warehouse after her previous owner had acquired a Harley.

I bought her with the plan to bring her back from the dead and give her a new lease on life.

-remove shitty plastidip that protected the gleaming yellow paint underneath
-give her a bath to remove all of the dust build up
-clean out the carbs. new jets, gaskets, float needles and seats
-clean out the vacuum fuel pump
-replace the vacuum fuel petcock
-new fuel lines
-new spark plugs
-new plug leads
-new DRL? bulb. The little tiny middle light
-new chain and sprockets
-new brakes pads front and back
-redid the tail tidy with a dremel and some fiberglass
-new LED strip turn signals all around. and I do mean ALL around.
-found a rear grab bar and a set of side infills that didnt come with the bike
-new starter solenoid
-checked the valve lash
-oil change

On the bright side, the bike DID have a Sargent seat, the tank prop, hard to find lower fairings and the original owners manual with it. And the front and rear seats were both rip free!

Now, shes ready to move on. I’ve enjoyed my time tinkering with her, now I need something else with which to get my hands dirty. So she goes on Kijiji today. If any oppos want her, lemme know.

the first gen Sv was styled to look like a baby TLR
While the bubbly looks werent for everyone, it was a handsome little bike
look at that little face!
bubble bike butt
you are reading that right. thats 88,471 KM on this thing
The before picture

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