First of all, for some reason, when I use this site thru my work computer I can’t use the reply feature to reply to individual posts.
Secondly, the stability issues I’m having I believe are mostly wind related. I’ve been looking into fairings (and possibly motard-style handgrip shields–they look cool!) from Givi and I do plan on getting one EVENTUALLY but I don’t know enough about the way they slice through wind to be able to shop around correctly. There are smaller flyscreen-style fairings and then there are quarter-fairings. Some people I’ve been asking say the small flyscreen-style fairings do just as much as the quarter fairings and that makes no sense to me.
My SV has a GSXR600 rear shock that the previous owner tuned for his own bodyweight. He weighed 210 lbs. I haven’t yet retuned it for myself but I don’t really know what I’m doing with that and am afraid of messing things up. Everything else about the bike is still stock.
Riding on the highway IS fatiguing when your body is acting as a parachute.
I have plans for the SV to add a whole bunch of mods (mostly visual but nothing too out there like flourescent lights) to the SV to make it a better commuter/tourer without sacrificing handling.
The front tire checks out fine as far as air pressure goes, but the rear tire I cannot check because the valvestem is damaged in a way that prevents a tire gauge from being able to get a reading off of it (at least, my cheap $3.00 tire gauge). I figured it wouldn’t be too much of an issue because in approximately 3 weeks I’m taking it in for a major service and a new rear tire and they’ll address the valvestem issue when putting on a new tire.