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I'm a bit surprised at the less than overwhelming response and participation on this board? I remember in '99-00 when the SV650 first came out and the forums really took off. Does this mean the bike isn't selling all that well? Seems to be getting pretty good press and reviews....except for the constant complaints about the vibration over 5K. Wonder if that is cutting into sales?
 

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I'm pretty happy with mine. I haven't noticed any appreciable vibration. Of course,it being winter, I haven't been able to ride it much. But the weather seems to be improving so I'm hoping to put more miles on it. It's a fun bike, much more fun than the Z900 I got rid of. Maybe forum participation will improve with better weather.
 

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Yes, something is weird with this bike. The Indians seem to love it. Plenty of online praise. We all love it! I wonder if the "upgrading" to 2018 model so soon has confused people. Also, it must the only bike in the world that the Chinese have not made an aftermarket sprocket cover for!
Anyway, I'm loving mine. The vibe issue isn't drastic. I'm about to change my sprockets to Tremonte's 14/47 advice and I my preload will tighten 2 notches when I work out how to do it. I did the same on my previous er6n which I traded. It transformed the bike from a cruiser to almost a sport bike.
 

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I'm a bit surprised at the less than overwhelming response and participation on this board? I remember in '99-00 when the SV650 first came out and the forums really took off. Does this mean the bike isn't selling all that well? Seems to be getting pretty good press and reviews....except for the constant complaints about the vibration over 5K. Wonder if that is cutting into sales?
Yes I was surprised by the lack of interaction on the Forum,I have owned dozens of bikes over the years and since the internet,have always joined the appropriate forum for the particular bike at the time,as I have found them to be a valuable source of information,saying that Tremonte is real asset to this group.As regards the vibration I am finding it comes through the seat and footpegs at around 5000 revs,as I am still running it in I dont if it disappears further up the rev range.Over here in the UK the national speed limit on normal roads coincides with the vibration in top gear.
 

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Well, its winter here in the northeast and most of the U.S. so that could be a reason also there isn't much in aftermarket stuff for this bike so customizing is limited other than that I see good interaction here as well as tips.
 

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In all honesty, with the increase in different social media platforms, and video streaming services, forums are quickly becoming outdated. Instead of wating for replies on a message board, you can now simply search YouTube or Google, and quickly have an answer to what ever question you have.
 

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However Tremont, I've found there is a bit of relationship/camaraderie that is built on a forum that doesn't happen when you just Google an answer, etc. However that relationship kind of thing does seem to happen a but on Facebook pages.
 

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update

Just ridden about 250km on my steed, having picked it up from the dealer. They fitted the new sprocket combo and tweaked the rear preload 2clicks tighter. What a difference!! It's gone from a bit sloppy to a sharp ride. I did the same thing to my er6n that I traded. Just to give you some perspective on costs in Thailand. to change front and rear sprockets, tighten rear spring, and remove those troublesome bar ends, so I can fit new grips, cost me 700bht. I should add that I purchased the sprockets myself, so it's really a labour cost. (about $A29).
Thanks Tremonte, you are my Guru.
 

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I think it has to do a lot with the overall demographic since with lower CC bikes i often see those owners become more active on forums like this one.
With any product out there demographics are everything.
 

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I'm a bit surprised at the less than overwhelming response and participation on this board? I remember in '99-00 when the SV650 first came out and the forums really took off. Does this mean the bike isn't selling all that well? Seems to be getting pretty good press and reviews....except for the constant complaints about the vibration over 5K. Wonder if that is cutting into sales?
we're all out riding and enjoying the bike..L
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