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I finally finished putting my bike together. The headlight/fairing was by far the most difficult part. I had to create a fiberglass "windscreen" to add the headlight fairing to accomodate the SV's huge guage cluster. My hands are sore from sanding, so I hopefully I won't be doing any more body work for a while. I know the paint job on the new headlight/fairing is TERRIBLE and the color doesn't match (I had to rattle-can it at the last minute to ready for Sunday's group ride). I'll be repainting the fairing in a few weeks when time permits. Aside from that, what do you think?

 

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Here's the mods list a links to more pics:

- 2003 "S" Subframe, seat, and side covers
- Coerce Handle bar
- Suzuki Raider 125 Headlight (with lots of custom body work to accomodate stock guage cluster)
- Mototek Undertail
- Suzuki OEM seat cowl
- Suzuki OEM Belly pan and brackets for 2003 SVS
- Vortex Frame Sliders
- Protek Swingarm spools
- Chewy's Fork Sliders
- Christie's Smart TRE
- Chewy's Pair Kit
- Yoshimura 2 into 1 3/4 Exhaust system w/ 11" Titanium TRS Can
- Vortex +2 Rear Sprockt (Black PTFE Coating)
- DID X-Ring Chain
- Progrip Gel Grips
- Michelin Pilot Power Tires
- K&N air filter
- Hamicad Radiator & Oil Cooler Guards

To Be Installed/Completed:

- EE Exhaust Hanger
- Sonic Fork Springs
- Racetech Shock Spring
- Galfer Braided Hydraulic Lines
- Chewy's Caliper Bolt Kit
- LSL Bar Ends
- 3rd Eye Bar End Mirror
- TLR Shift Arm
- Ceramic coat exhaust
- repaint headlight fairing


More Pics:

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x157/IndySV1K/My Bike/Picture008.jpg
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sevenpointsixtwo said:
Sick man, dunno how I feel about that fairing though. The light is perfect, but the shield is wonky IMO. Great work though!
Honestly, I hate the mods I had to do the headlight to make it work, but it was the only way to retain the stock guages. It works for now, but I'll probably reshape it this winter.

Suggestions???
 

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i agree i am not a fan of the straps over the badge. i say pull it off get it powdered black put it back together and get one of the short square yosh badges:yeah: you said you don't like how the screen/headlight turned out because of the guages...............toss'em. put some moola aside and get some aftermarket jobbies. actually you can sell them and recoup some of the costs. or keep em incase the bike starts to run funny and you want to pull the codes of the ecm. i am selling my TLR guages and buying some junk ones just for that. if you do the aftermarket make sure to keep the pigtail for the stockers and splice into the loom for the new guage set. but of course if you do that you'll have to get out the glass and bondo again....but your canvas should be pretty clear to work with. just my .02.
overall i am digging it. like that you are keeping the cool suzuki blue and always liked the SV trellis frame. you need to post a before pic up so we can see the difference. i don't remember seeing it previous. was it the faired version with the clipons? anyway pat your self on the back. two thumbs up.
 

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bike looks nice. thought about putting that light on mine... glad i didnt. i doing something thats already been done. looks good on ur bike though.
 

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nice work. cool to see you fabbed your headlight up a bit. how did that process go for you??

any tips, tricks? do's and dont's for us???


hey how do the neighbots like that bike btw??!
 

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IndySV1K said:
yup, I'm whorin' these pics everywhere. :D
Yeah you are bro....we are on the same same three boards..LOL...but its cool, I do the same damn thing. :rock:
 

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Slick job. I actually kinda dig the funky angles going on with the gauge cover, it kinda goes with the funky angles of the bike.
 

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enrico vespa said:
What materials did you use to mod the headlight unit?

I made the add on part from fiberglass and then attached it using epoxy; then came the joy of using a little Bondo and body putty to smooth everything together. I screwed around with it more last night and trimmed about an inch off of the top. It looks a little better now.
 

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enrico vespa said:
Think I'm gonna try the same thing if I make a tail next year.

Make sure you read Tygaboy's threads on working with composites on SVRider. I found them very helpful.
 

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929_adam said:
nice work. cool to see you fabbed your headlight up a bit. how did that process go for you??

any tips, tricks? do's and dont's for us???


hey how do the neighbots like that bike btw??!

The most important tip I can give you is that the mold is EVERYTHING! Your final product will only be as good as the mold you used to create it. Spend lots of time getting it perfect. One other thing I learned is that it's better to use fewer, larger peices of cloth than a bunch of smaller ones (this only applies if a large peice will hold the shape you're going for). I'm by no means a master of composites, this is only the third time I've ever worked with fiberglass.
 
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