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My Poor SV1000 Can't Hang

My Poor SV1000 Can't Hang

someone asked me why my sv1k is the hardest of my bikes for me to ride. Here is my answer.  a few reasons and a few reasons the other bikes don't have those problems: starting with bikes: grom - well that's obviously easy as hell since I race equivalent sized bikes and spend a lot of time doing silly things like yeet-grom-do (my own stupid invention) https://www.instagram.com/p/B3QMqGjnhCj/ sv650 street/demo bike version - lighter, better setup, taller (extra height on the rear), narrower tire (so quicker steering) etc. sv650 track - even lighter, good setup, great tires when up to temp, etc....

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We Are All Beginners

A couple days ago I made a post along the lines of "if you're fast this isn't for you" (and of course got a lot of dissenting opinions heh). This time, I'm going to propose a new idea. We are all beginners.  Of course, the torrent of "I've been riding/racing/stunting/whatever for N years before you were born" comments will flood. But rather than pile on the circle-jerk, consider the following quote from Shunryu Suzuki: "in the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few." Or think about the first rule of Dunning Kruger club... (The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club...

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Practice and Proficiency vs Ownership

Practice and Proficiency vs Ownership

stop trying to spend your way to success and git gud instead

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What's the Fastest _____ Can Go?

  Not a week goes by without the groups/forums/etc  asking this question. "What's the fastest you've gone?" or "What's the top speed?". Whether it's the sv650, the sv1000, or some other bike, it's routinely asked and hotly debated. It's like an oil thread with people throwing out wild or silly or useless arguments and almost always turns into a locked thread. Here's my take on it: it's a bullshit question with a meaningless answer.  variables: drafting or solo, road/air temperature, road surface, tire type/pressure/size, rider size, rider gear, gearing, mods, elevation, road grade, chain condition, fuel temperature, and probably a...

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Scratched Top Triples? Broken Keys? Yeah It's You

Scratched Top Triples? Broken Keys? Yeah It's You

the following 4 things are easily avoidable:1) scratching the hell out of your cluster and triple 2) broken ignition3) bent key in the igntion4) losing your house keys in a crashthe trick to avoiding those is simple, keep only the key in the ignition and the rest of that jailer keyset somewhere else  

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