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Hey everyone. I’ve been working on my SV for the last year or so. Sold my Buell Blast for what I bought if for and picked up the SV the very next day. I was looking for an SV for a month or so and when this popped up on Craigslist for a killer price. I snapped it up the same day the listing went up. Started out as an S model and I rode it that way for 6 months or so until I got tired of the wrist pain.

Picked up naked triples and full front brake set up. Needed longer brake lines and it was just cheaper to pick up the whole package some guy was selling on another forum.

So this is what she looked like the first day I brought her home:



Decided to go naked and start taking off all the unnecessary crap and go as light as possible for as cheap as possible. I did not want the massive stock gauge so I ordered a Vapor and proceeded to hack up the top clamp to get rid of the ugliness. Picked up some Dominators and sanded them down to put some trusted powdercoat on them. I had no idea what kind of quality they were and wanted to be sure they would not fade really fast.

Removed all the fairings and hardware. Pulled the front end off and replaced it with the naked version:




Top triple before hacking off the V section:




Back together with Renthal Fatbars and ignition relocated to the inside of the frame:

 

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Dominators fresh out of the box:




Dominators after sanding the old crap off and baking them at cure temp to get rid of any oils or other residue:




Dominators after the powder is sprayed before curing:




Dominators after curing, flat black and v twin orange:

 

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Next was making the brackets for the headlight. I picked up some stock SV naked brackets and cut off the existing part I was not going to use and went to work on customizing. Decided to just run 1 light.

1st I had to cut off the S fairing mount from the neck. I wanted the headlight as tight to the bike as I could get it. No turning back now:




Couple of pieces of thick sheet metal bent to shape and tacked:




Trim the excess:




If it ain't tight, it ain’t right:



Poke some holes for that light weight race look:




Put back together, you can see the front of the top triple. I like how clean it looks now:

 

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Next I went to work on the rear sets. The paint or powdercoat was starting to wear off and looked fugly. Sanded them down and decided to cut out some excess on the right side. No ill effects after a few thousand miles.

Before:




After sanding paint and removing some material:




Some guy on the WERA forum was selling milled down GSXR rotors. Took a pound off the back wheel!

Stock:




Lightened. You can see the shortened can in this one. The PO dropped the bike and damaged the side of the can so I cut it down and flipped the end cap around to hide the damage:




PAIR system has also been removed. New chain and +3 rear sprocket.

Still to come to reduce weight:

GSXR USD front (in the mail)
Undertail exhaust
Custom tail
Shorty levers
Home made aluminum kickstand
Home made aluminum subframe
….and more (cause I am having a brain fart right now)
 

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Looks good man! I love SV650's. They look so good fightered out.
 

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I like what you've done with the front end... the only change I would make is taking the ridiculous headlight mount that suzuki put on the standard SV.
 

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Got my GSXR forks and wheel in a few weeks ago. Have not had much time work on stuff. Took everything apart and ordered new seals, wipers, and bearings.

In pieces getting ready for powder:


My iginition is relocated to the inside of the frame so the ignition loop had to go:



Have not had a chance to smooth out the fill:




I am going to powder coat the wheel a different color, just not sure what yet. Perfect wheel:



These damn machine groves are a real pain to smooth out:






Need to get the forks on so I can measure for custom brake lines. :suzuki:

Thanks for lookin!!!!!!!
 

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lookin real good so far
 

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keep it up bro, looks like your paying good attention to this one!
 
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Got an email yesterday saying some of my fork parts have been back ordered until mid November. Lame!

Sanded the wheel some more. Getting tired of that thing. Probably gunna let is sit until it is time to powdercoat and finish it up then.




Cleaned all the casting marks off the lower triple and cut off the steering damper mount, got a little carried away and now it looks like a mirror:




My new wheel bearings and stem bearings arrived from All Balls. Good looking kit.
 

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Is the Phoenix Foundation financing this project?
:thumbsup: Somebody paid attention during MacGyver besides me!


I know I don't really need to get all the machine marks off, but being a perfectionist is a bitch! I am indeed powdercoating my own stuff.
 
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