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The wifes been bugging me for a bike for a while now. Everytime she brought it up, I told she needed to do it herself so I couldn't be blamed if anything went wrong. Well she took my advice and signed herself up fo rthe MSF class next month, I was impressed. Then I came home to find her glued to the computer, I was surprised to see a bunch of bikes on the screen instead of homework. Saturday I got a call from her saying she found some bikes she wanted to look at. So we went out and looked at an SV650S and some Ninja 250's.
The SV had some minor tip over damage, but for a 2006 with 4k miles, it wasn't bad. Some new levers and barends and it's all good. Not like she wont drop it either, but I got it for a grand less than average retail. Maybe this winter my father in law can teach me to paint. I pick it up tonight and will post some pics up. so none of these :picsstfu:
The wife's really excited, i'm glad she's taking a real interest in it.
 

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They are fn brilliant bikes.Test rode one once and was very impressed.Have seen a lot of them at track days too and they fly,well not literally but they seem to have a lot of mumbo for what they are.Great choice,ride on Mrs Jpip! :eek:
 

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Congrats, can't wait to burn the canyons with you and Mrs. Pip
 

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One of the local old farts has an SV track bike - no major mods, just pipe, jets, and slicks. He loaned it to a friend for a track day. The guy low-sided and broke the rear brake pedal but no other damage. So the old fart hopped on and proceeded to lap a lot of folks on supersports - pure skill combined with the SV's ability to carry corner speed, no rear brake needed. You're - uh, she's - gonna enjoy it.
 

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I'm slowly becoming more and more excited. I guess it's sixes either way, if she likes riding, we'll have a hobby together that we both enjoy, if not, I'll have a track bike ;D I'm feeling kinda guilty for wishing for the latter :devil:
 

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Talk about a win-win situation!

I hope it all goes well - a riding partner, AND a track bike. ;D
 
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Yippee! Another SV rider! Congratulations. Now there's two SV riders here on the Trippy site! Sign her up on the site so we can chat! Hope she has a great time! GIRLZ RULE!

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well, probably not what you're looking for, but i've been wanting a project vintage vespa to add to the stable. hornet 919 + s3 + vespa seems like a good combo to me

on a side note, the SV would be an awesome addition. take a look at the new hornet 600 that's being unvailed on all the magazines. sexy italian design, precision japanese engineering (sorry, hornet owner shamelessly plug here)
 

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Wow! What a kickass bike! I rode one before, but it was still in it's break in, so I didn't "ride" it. I test rode this one, but again didn't "ride" it cuz the owner was with me. Well, tonight I "rode" it, holy shit what a cool bike. Went straight to a parking lot so the wife could ride it (never ever rode a bike before) I thiought i'd just get her used to feeling the throttle and gas and such, but by a half hour, she was starting with her foot up, shifting and turning around the parking lot, I was really surprised. She had a blast and really took to it. There goes my track bike idea, I might have to buy another one.
 
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sy0296 said:
well, probably not what you're looking for, but i've been wanting a project vintage vespa to add to the stable. hornet 919 + s3 + vespa seems like a good combo to me

on a side note, the SV would be an awesome addition. take a look at the new hornet 600 that's being unvailed on all the magazines. sexy italian design, precision japanese engineering (sorry, hornet owner shamelessly plug here)
sweet, somebody else with a 919!
Congrats on the SV650 purchase. I still want to get out and test drive one sometime. If I can find an old one for cheap, I'd love to turn it into a stunt/track bike!
 

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I don't know about stuntin, I got the front wheel up but it took a helluva lot of work and didn't last long before I ran out of revs. Note, i'm the best wheelier, maybe with a new sprocket though.
But track bike? hell yes, i'm gonna buy one for me just for the track. It's damn nimble, I feel like I could rail it down a twisty road faster that I do Speedy (not that she can't - Rider error ) It's fun. I've got a friend lookin at a 919, I'd like to ride one.
 

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J-Pip said:
I've got a friend lookin at a 919, I'd like to ride one.
the s3 is on a different level overall, but the 919 is a bit more comfortable for long rides while still able to eat up the turns. anyways, if you're buddies looking, send him my way. thinking of selling the 919 for a new project
 
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