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Apr 8th 2019, 08:21 PM   #31
 JayFree's Avatar
 
  Apr 2019
  Salem

  Kawasaki Vulcan
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Originally Posted by PatriotMissile
Whatup guys, new rider here...picking up the bike by THIS Friday!!!

I rode little dirt bikes when I was younger(36 now) as far my experience goes and I'm doing the rider training this weekend.

For some reason I got it in my head that I need a more practical commuter in the form of a Suzuki SV650! What?!! Cray cray IK...

That being said I want to absorb as much information as possible and be a GOOD rider. I want to train a lot and know everything, hopefully get some track days in as $ allows.

Hailing from McMinnville, OR and a US ARMY Combat Vet.

Cheers
Hey, welcome! I am in the Salem area and I would be happy to ride with you any time. I am also an Army vet. I am also new to this forum.

SV650 is a great bike. My friend Mike used to have one and it was perfect for canyon carving and commuting alike. I myself currently ride a small Vulcan that's a bit customized for comfort. Nothing special though. I'm planning on handing it down to the wifey as soon as she takes the Team Oregon class, which might be this summer (FINALLY!!). Then I'll probably get me a ZX10 or an S1000RR.

Anyways, hit me up whenever via PM or whatever....HOOAH
Apr 8th 2019, 09:19 PM   #32
 
  Apr 2019
  McMinnville, OR

  2004 Suzuki SV650
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Originally Posted by JayFree
Hey, welcome! I am in the Salem area and I would be happy to ride with you any time. I am also an Army vet. I am also new to this forum.

SV650 is a great bike. My friend Mike used to have one and it was perfect for canyon carving and commuting alike. I myself currently ride a small Vulcan that's a bit customized for comfort. Nothing special though. I'm planning on handing it down to the wifey as soon as she takes the Team Oregon class, which might be this summer (FINALLY!!). Then I'll probably get me a ZX10 or an S1000RR.

Anyways, hit me up whenever via PM or whatever....HOOAH
Nice! What's she waiting for lol? I am down to ride brotha! HOOAH!
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Apr 8th 2019, 11:25 PM   #33
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
SV650S rider here. Congrats on owning one of the sweetest little motors ever made! Exhaust, open up the intake, and then a GSXR front end as it does wonders for the handling and confidence in the twisties... www.SVriders.com for tons of info.
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Apr 9th 2019, 06:01 AM   #34
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
ur planning to go from sv650 to zx10?

you feel like your sv650 experience has prepared you for that?

lol.

sure dude. why not?
Apr 9th 2019, 07:53 AM   #35
 JayFree's Avatar
 
  Apr 2019
  Salem

  Kawasaki Vulcan
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Originally Posted by Sentinel
ur planning to go from sv650 to zx10?

you feel like your sv650 experience has prepared you for that?

lol.

sure dude. why not?
I think you may have misunderstood. I was the one who posted about riding a ZX10 and I have over 20 years of riding experience on 16 different bikes, including but not limited to; GSXR1200, ZX14, Hayabusa 1600 etc. I myself have never had an SV650 although I wouldn't mind one.
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Apr 9th 2019, 01:08 PM   #36
 
  Apr 2019
  McMinnville, OR

  2004 Suzuki SV650
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SV650S rider here. Congrats on owning one of the sweetest little motors ever made! Exhaust, open up the intake, and then a GSXR front end as it does wonders for the handling and confidence in the twisties... www.SVriders.com for tons of info.
Kickass, I did something right for once!
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Apr 13th 2019, 11:55 PM   #37
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
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Originally Posted by PatriotMissile
Kickass, I did something right for once!
Smiles per miles, it's really hard to beat! I had one road in Oregon that was 18 corners in a mile (and miles like that) and the little SV had me grinning like crazy.
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Apr 14th 2019, 07:36 AM   #38
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
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Originally Posted by Sentinel
ur planning to go from sv650 to zx10?

you feel like your sv650 experience has prepared you for that?

lol.

sure dude. why not?
I think thats fine, start on a small bike build skill and move up, is that a steep learning curve hell ya. My start was a ride on a buddys dirt bike a few times got hooked and my first bike was a 99 900RR had no idea how to ride guy gave me a 50/50 shot at getting it home as it was raining, i did ALL the squidly shit on it and im still here 20 years later so i admire people who start on a small bike like they are supposed to.
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Apr 14th 2019, 01:55 PM   #39
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
yeah, some guys pull it off. most of us crash our asses off along the way.

anyone besides me ever had a helicopter ride after a bike wreck?

i was 18.

Big Tujunga Canyon. What a great ride, except for that last curve. Sand.

im 58 now.
Apr 14th 2019, 11:53 PM   #40
 
  Apr 2019
  McMinnville, OR

  2004 Suzuki SV650
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Originally Posted by Thumperpilot
Smiles per miles, it's really hard to beat! I had one road in Oregon that was 18 corners in a mile (and miles like that) and the little SV had me grinning like crazy.
I can believe that! I had my first ride along with JayFree(he got me started, an excellent teacher!!) on Friday and it was thrilling just cruising around town.

I wonder if those 18 corners in a mile were near Detroit Lake? I gotta hit that this summer for sure.
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Apr 15th 2019, 12:02 AM   #41
 
  Apr 2019
  McMinnville, OR

  2004 Suzuki SV650
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Originally Posted by unicykle
I think thats fine, start on a small bike build skill and move up, is that a steep learning curve hell ya. My start was a ride on a buddys dirt bike a few times got hooked and my first bike was a 99 900RR had no idea how to ride guy gave me a 50/50 shot at getting it home as it was raining, i did ALL the squidly shit on it and im still here 20 years later so i admire people who start on a small bike like they are supposed to.

If I were to go bigger myself I would probably go up to a liter. Keeping in mind I went from an old '84(I think, maybe older) Honda 100 trail bike to a 650 sport bike(23 years later). Probably ride this for a couple years first though.
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Apr 15th 2019, 07:18 AM   #42
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  Apr 2019
  Salem

  Kawasaki Vulcan
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Originally Posted by PatriotMissile
If I were to go bigger myself I would probably go up to a liter. Keeping in mind I went from an old '84(I think, maybe older) Honda 100 trail bike to a 650 sport bike(23 years later). Probably ride this for a couple years first though.
I know we talked about this when we went on our ride the other day, but I didn't get to share with the peeps here...I started out at 13 on an old 80's chubby tired trail bike I found in somebody's trash. I walked it home from over a mile away and worked on it for weeks before I got it running. I literally knew nothing about motorcycles. I jerryrigged the throttle cable because it was broken, so you had to hold it in your hand and pull on it when you wanted to go, and it didn't have a working back brake, so you had to use the front brake and ride pretty much one handed lol. The learning curve was steep. But then, a guy who lived down the street from me saw me riding that thing and stopped me and offered to help me fix it. I fell in love and never looked back.

I slowly upgraded over the years and when I was 17 in the Army I bought my first real streetbike. It was a Katana 600 and it was white and purple. I only had that for about a year before I felt the need for more speed, so I sold it and went up to a GSXR750. Again, a year later, went up to a 996 Superhawk. I just kept going up after that lol. Now I'm back down in small bike territory, but only temporarily, and only because I wanted to find a good bike to help train my wife to ride.

My bad for the diatribe. Just felt like sharing with y'all.
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Apr 17th 2019, 09:47 PM   #43
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
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Originally Posted by PatriotMissile
I can believe that! I had my first ride along with JayFree(he got me started, an excellent teacher!!) on Friday and it was thrilling just cruising around town.

I wonder if those 18 corners in a mile were near Detroit Lake? I gotta hit that this summer for sure.
No, not Detroit Lake. It was well over an hour northwest of there...
Apr 21st 2019, 08:19 PM   #44
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  Jan 2016
  McMinnville, OR

  CB160RR, CB550, SportClassic
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Also, check out Oregon Lightweight Moto (https://oregonlightweight.wixsite.com/moto).
Regarding OLM: I should also mention their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/OregonLightweightMoto/), which is the place to go for discussions and news.

Their next official track day will be May 25-26, but a PKA (Portland Karting Association) membership gets you weekday access to Mac Track. See Portland Karting Association - Home .
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