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Old 26-09-23, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default SV650S Fork leg bottom bolt leak

Im really struggling to get the bottom bolt (the one that holds the internal damper tube in place) to seal. I took out both damper tubes and on one fork the bolt sealed straight away using the old copper washer. However the second has been much more difficult and now has a new washer but is still weeping fork oil even though Ive tightened it a couple of times!
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Old 26-09-23, 04:18 PM   #2
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Have a look at the area in which the washer sits on the fork leg to make sure it's clean and free of rough patches or imperfections.
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Old 07-01-24, 05:22 AM   #3
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Just to close this thread, it wasnt the bottom bolt leaking but the fork seal, doh! Anyway all done (although with a cheapy replacement..) and dry again.
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Old 07-01-24, 02:52 PM   #4
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Ah, good to read about,a satisfactory conclusion to this.
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Old 07-01-24, 03:39 PM   #5
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Yes my eyes keep wandering to CBR500Rs or 660 Tiger Sports but the old SV just keeps on and really does everything I need although it is looking a bit worn now especially after spending 5 days under water in my garage in 2019...
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Old 09-01-24, 03:29 PM   #6
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Yes my eyes keep wandering to CBR500Rs or 660 Tiger Sports but the old SV just keeps on and really does everything I need although it is looking a bit worn now especially after spending 5 days under water in my garage in 2019...
Same here. Every now and then I keep thinking of getting an SV1000 as the SV650 is the biggest bike I've owned but then I get on the SV650 and that smooth torque and sheer ,"Throwabailty" and the thoughts pass-away
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Old 10-01-24, 09:20 AM   #7
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I dont think you would find the SV1000 nearly as slick as the 650 both in terms of vibration and gearchange...
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Old 10-01-24, 10:03 AM   #8
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I dont think you would find the SV1000 nearly as slick as the 650 both in terms of vibration and gearchange...
That's what I have seen in posts. The SV650 has been the perfect fit for me. I have some shoulder/neck and muscle problems so a heavier bike could well be a chore at my age. I love the ease with which I can control the SV and the engine braking coming into sweeping bends is a constant joy to me along with it's other attributes
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fun fact about the SV650 weight. its heavier than the GSX-R 750 K4. its just the the SV distributes the weight a bit better.

always had a hankering for a GSXR 750 with a comfort kit
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fun fact about the SV650 weight. its heavier than the GSX-R 750 K4. its just the the SV distributes the weight a bit better.

always had a hankering for a GSXR 750 with a comfort kit

Wouldn't the GSX S750 be that kind of beast?
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