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To trade or not to trade my '98 VFR800 for an '03 SV1000 S

Old 08-01-2011, 03:52 AM
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Default To trade or not to trade my '98 VFR800 for an '03 SV1000 S

I've been offered a trade for my 1998 VFR 800. The other bike is a 2003 Suzuki SV1000S with 12,300 miles. It's stock except for a Leo Vince exhaust. I haven't ridden an SV1000 before but I've heard nothing but good things about them. Does anyone else have any experience with the bikes? My bike has 18,400 miles and is fairly modified. My bike's mods are:

Engine Mods:
K&N Filter
Dynojet Power Commander II
Micron High Mount Slip On
Barnett Clutch Kit
Scotts Performance Stainless Steel Oil Filter

Suspension/Brakes/Tires:
Ohlins Remote Reservoir Adjustable Rear Shock
Galfer Wave Style Front Rotors
Galfer Wave Style Rear Rotor
Galfer Braided Stainless Brake & Clutch Lines
EBC HH Sintered Brake Pads
Michelin Pilot Power 120/70/ZR17 - 180/55/ZR17

Appearance/Comfort/Luggage:
GenMar Bar Risers
Speed Metal LED License Plate Lights
Harris Motorsports "VFR" Gel Grips
Zero Gravity Double Bubble Windshield
Hard Wired "Battery Tender"
Solo Seat Cowl
Carbon Fiber Front Fender Extender
Carbon Fiber Clutch Cover Overlay
Carbon Fiber Trim on upper Triple
Corbin Gunfighter & Lady Seat
Corbin Passenger Backrest
Givi Monokey Frame and Mounting Plate
Mirror Risers
Frame Sliders
Powder Coated fairing fasteners
Chrome: Frame, Rear sets, Passenger Pegs, Wheels, Upper Triple, Kick Stand, Center Stand and Heat Shield
Trimmed Fender

I love my VFR but I don't do as much touring as I thought I'd be doing so I've been modifying it more for sport riding. Only problem is I can't get away from the bike's weight and top heavy nature. The SV weighs about 120lbs less than the VFR and has more hp. I'm just really lost. Here's a few pictures of both bikes.

He offered for a straight trade which I think is fair considering the book prices on the bikes.

Yes? No? Suggestions? Opinions?

My VFR













The SV1000S





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Old 08-01-2011, 05:13 AM
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Default Re: To trade or not to trade my '98 VFR800 for an '03 SV1000 S

You've got a 5th gen VFR. The cream of the freaking crop.

Don't do it.

If you really want something else, you should sell me your VFR.

I've wanted one forever. (Particularly a 5th gen...)
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Default Re: To trade or not to trade my '98 VFR800 for an '03 SV1000 S

Originally Posted by ufctapout View Post
You've got a 5th gen VFR. The cream of the freaking crop.

Don't do it.

If you really want something else, you should sell me your VFR.

I've wanted one forever. (Particularly a 5th gen...)
It's tentatively for sale actually...
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Price? PM me.

Also, harness replaced?
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You will def regret selling it. But Good job jumping on the Ufc lol.
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Default Re: To trade or not to trade my '98 VFR800 for an '03 SV1000 S

Not that it matters much, but I think your VFR looks better than the SV1000S.

But what do I know... I ride a scooter...
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How much you wanna sell it for?
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Default Re: To trade or not to trade my '98 VFR800 for an '03 SV1000 S

SV's get boring. Quick. Its fun to have some down low and mid, but they suck asshole up top. All your friends on 600's will be passing you.
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