Posted this in my project thread, but thought I'd ask about it here as well.
Picked up a project bike as a quick flip.
LOTS of ghetto fab.
Looking for suggestions for modifying this busted brake pedal:
It's cast aluminum.
Any ideas / suggestions / links to what a...
It's been a while.
So... I picked up a new project bike last night.
Same old story...
Was surfing through KIJIJI.
Found a bike that had been dropped.
Turned out it was an SV650, which I'm familiar with.
Turns out the front end was screwed. (I've done one of those swaps)
But I'm not sure WHICH bike I'm looking for.
I'd like something older (80's - 90's).
I'd like a v-twin, but I'm open to others. (nohomo)
I'd like to try a shaft drive, but I'll settle with a chain.
I'd like a single shock rear suspension.
And biggest of all... if it's a kick start...
I'm looking for an '06 GSXR 600 front wheel to finish up the front end swap I'm looking to do this summer.
I'm not concerned about color, or if there's rubber on it already, or if the rotors / axle come with it.
I'll be putting new rubber on it, and new rotors anyway, so I'm just looking for...
I use to have half a dozen pics of this bike, but they got lost somewhere (porn?) and now there's just the one and i can't remember shit about the bike.
I know it's a bandit and a bobber, and that it won some streetfighter show in Germany or Europe... but I don't know who built it, or where...
I just saw the pictures for this bike, and it blew my mind.
...totally reminded me of Truck's Savage build.
The bike started out as an 83 Yamaha virago xv720.
Anyway, here's a pic:
and a write up:
badass bike link
and the Builder's site:
We should invite him here, maybe...
WTB '05 GSXR 600/750 front end...
Yep, old Robbo said I should pull my head out of ebay's ass and instead ask my friends if they had some shit I might need.
So here's the scoop of poop:
I've got an 05 sv650, and I want to do the front end swap. The interweb's say that an '05 GSXR front end...
What does it mean when your stock offset is 30 and the aftermarket one is listed at 32?
I don't know if this is mm or degrees.
Is more offset better?
Would you notice a 2 mm difference?
Questions from the curious...
I'm doing some research on a front end swap for my SV650. I'm sniffing around ebay and find a set of forks with all the trimmings for a 03 / 04 GSX-R 1000.
Now, the SV forums say that a set of forks from a 04 /05 GSX-R 600 / 750 will slide right in. I'm looking over the differences between the...
and by bike, I mean bicycle.
Can you use some parts meant for bicycles, for your fighters? Like cheap mirrors, grips, do-dads, etc?
The reason I'm asking is that I saw a pair of grips at the bike shop and they looked AWESOME!
They're $35.00 Canadian.
The Driven Racing D3...
Greetings all in CustomFighter-land.
I have my first riding season almost under my belt on the SV. And with the cold weather approaching sooner then it does for our neighbors in the South, I've started to plan a couple of mods for the winter.
Yes, I know about the Winter Build-off, but my...
Well, it's mine now.
I've officially dropped my bike.
I've only had it for 10 days and I've already dropped it.
So, I'm pulling into the parking spot at work. It's this ally between buildings where the bikes are always parked. And I'm looking ahead watching the big concrete...
Just picked up my bike from the dealer.
Rode it home and now I'm posting it here, officially.
- 2005 Suzuki SV650
- 2, round
- risers and almost dirty bars
- fuck yea!!
So there you go, my first 'big-boy bike'.
I know, now...
So, do any of you guys have any advice for talking to sales staff at dealerships?
how much can they deal on the price?
what can they throw in to sweeten the deal?
does a sale that day trump a possible sale on a later day?
if you go in with $ in hand, how many hoops will they...