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Offline Vinsanity

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Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« on: July 09, 2016, 12:41:21 pm »
So I just thought I'd check up on the old gang after fading out a few years ago. Glad to see this place still popping.

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I actually picked her up last March, and almost 5000 miles later, I still look forward to taking her for a ride. It's my first bike, and I haven't dropped it yet! (not at speed, at least) *knock on wood*

I do still have the old Caddy, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't prefer being able to split through traffic and even the general sensation of being exposed to the open road.

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for anyone keeping track, she's at 12 years old and 114k miles.

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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 01:31:57 pm »
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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 02:11:41 pm »
Congrats! :rockon:
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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 03:41:23 pm »
Another motorcycle Spinner, Nice!
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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 07:58:53 pm »
Welcome back Big V!!!! Nice bike!!!
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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2016, 05:41:39 am »
Nice! The motorcyclists are almost outnumbering the gays/Miata drivers/Infiniti G owners

It is pretty much impossible to do better than a 650-700 twin on the street. Love mine
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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2016, 10:20:11 am »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone  :cheers:

It is pretty much impossible to do better than a 650-700 twin on the street. Love mine

No kidding, I'm not even ashamed to admit I'm in love with this engine. The torque and sound make it feel kind of like I'm driving a tiny Mustang GT convertible on 2 wheels. What are you riding nowadays sporty?
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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2016, 06:42:20 am »
Cant post pics here but I've been riding a stripped down Ninja 650 for about 4 years. I want to make a lateral move to an old SV or that new FZ-07 though. 270 degree twins>>>> 180 degree twins.
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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2016, 08:12:31 pm »
Yup, just saw your thread a few posts down. Def. a fan of the naked/streetfighter look. What do you think of the new SV? Seems to be quite a bit of hype surrounding them, but it just looks to me like a purer, more back-to-basics version of my bike...

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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2016, 09:26:04 pm »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone  :cheers:

No kidding, I'm not even ashamed to admit I'm in love with this engine. The torque and sound make it feel kind of like I'm driving a tiny Mustang GT convertible on 2 wheels. What are you riding nowadays sporty?

SVs are the best!

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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2016, 09:42:50 pm »
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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2016, 04:45:51 am »
Yup, just saw your thread a few posts down. Def. a fan of the naked/streetfighter look. What do you think of the new SV? Seems to be quite a bit of hype surrounding them, but it just looks to me like a purer, more back-to-basics version of my bike...
I liked it when I saw it but I'm more partial to the FZ-07. They made a parallol twin sound like a V-twin, and it has more displacement + significantly less weight (like 50lbs). With an R6 suspension/brake swap I would be happy. I still love the 03-08 SV though.
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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2016, 07:25:31 pm »
The great Vin man is back!!  :cheers:

The bike must be a lot of fun.
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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2016, 07:37:52 pm »
The great Vin man is back!!  :cheers:

The bike must be a lot of fun.

Definitely more fun than I expected! Scary to ride fast, though. I've taken it to ~100 once, and I would be fine not doing that again  :mask:

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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2016, 08:12:46 pm »
Definitely more fun than I expected! Scary to ride fast, though. I've taken it to ~100 once, and I would be fine not doing that again  :mask:
You gotta double that before the real fun begins!!!  :rockon:
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Re: Dropping by on my Suzuki SFV
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2016, 08:48:37 pm »
You gotta double that before the real fun begins!!!  :rockon:

Haha! Make no mistake, this ain't no Gixxer 1000 :tounge:

It'll do 140...allegedly. I'll take the salesman's word for it...for now at least...