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Real nice bikes to fighter.
 

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added the video to the above post.



THANKS ADAM!






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rip those lights apart and get some leds that throw the light to the sides too. Like these. Then if you have to glue some aluminum foil to the back of the light housing to make a reflector should work pretty well. Or just get a bunch more brighter leds and throw the in the lights pointing towards the front and back of the bike.
 

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Hey Pole.

You know, that's actually a pretty good idea. I've been sucked into a black hole at work so there hasn't been any momentum on the signal light build. But, there WILL be!

I'll have to see how the week goes and then I'll sit down and cut into those fuckers. If they won't work as they are, then I'll have to fix 'em. :shocker:




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Yea... it's been a long time, and nothing's happened.

The lights are still sitting in a box on my desk.

I'm away from the bike so there's not really much I can do, ... except PLAN MORE MODS!!

So, I'm going to be doing some purchasing, and some stock piling and a bunch of reading and shit and maybe I'll get to do something this summer.

maybe... no promises though.

(I hope that a bunch of you who are following this thread get this update in your user CP and think, wow, he's done it, and I can't wait to see the pictures, but then you open the update and there's no pictures, and all there is for you to read is how I haven't done anything, and I just wanted to tell you that nothing's been done. That's the best feeling for me, HA!)

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I'm the same way though. Stock piling and planning
 
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Greetings all in CustomFighter-land.

So, this is what I have planned:

- new front signal lights
- new rear signal lights
- new plate holder
- bar end mirrors (my wife stole my stock ones for her scooter.)

and if I'm feeling Adventurous...

- chopped stock can
- relocate key ignition
- new headlight
- new gage (or modify the stock one.)
Like the idea of the front turn signals.
For the rear turn signals maybe you can make an integrated tail light, brake/turn, it would make a really clean set up.
A fender eliminator should be easy to make, easier than the front turn signals.
I would suggest not investing the time on the stock exhaust and just saving $ for a nice Two Brothers slip on. The Two Brothers makes the SV sound nice and mean.

I love SVs and I wish I would have never sold mine. I used to have an 03 SVS in the rare copper color.
Looking forward to your next upgrade.
Good luck
 

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Discussion Starter · #29 · (Edited)
Update.

Currently I'm spending money on pieces and not actually doing anything to the bike. So this is just parts porn. :D

Got an ATRE in the mail. (auto timing retard eliminator.) This should plug straight into the bike and make stupid motorists flee the streets.

... What, isn't that what it's supposed to do? Eliminate Retards? (I'm so sending this back for a refund... )
:thumbsup:

I kid, I kid...
Actually, if you want to know what it does, here's a quick blurb...

So what is an aTRE and what does it do?

It stands for "Automatic Timing Retard Eliminator". It is important to understand that "timing" refers to when the ignition spark occurs, relative to the position of the piston during the combustion cycle of your engine. The optimum place for the spark of ignition to occur is just a before the piston hits top dead center. If the "timing" is set in this manner, there is maximum torque provided by the firing of the piston.

If the ignition is timed too early then the fuel and air are ignited while the piston is still coming UP, so that a lot of energy is wasted battling this upward momentum. This is called advancing the timing.

If the spark occurs too late then the piston is ALREADY moving DOWN, the fuel/air mixture is NOT fully compressed anymore, and less "push" is obtained from the explosion. This is called "retarding the timing". It gives you something less than maximal torque. Proper timing is crucial to maximize the "push" to the piston, which equals more maximum torque.
Suzuki has deliberately programmed the SV computer for less than maximum torque in gears 1, 2 and 3. Presumably, this is done to protect the rider from the full power. What they've done is to "retard" the timing, or make the spark occur TOO LATE, on purpose, so that maximal torque is NOT achieved.

The "ATRE" changes the voltage signal sent to the SV’s computer by the gear position sensor and removes the "retarding", to time the ignition spark to when it will give maximum torque. Thus you have "eliminated the timing retard".

The “automatic” part of the name comes from the fact that this TRE is designed to working automatically while maintaining the neutral voltage for smooth starts and proper neutral timing. It “automatically” turns on the TRE function when you switch into gear. This simple plug and play modification gives you better combustion and power in gears 1, 2, and 3. You'll notice the SV has smoother more responsive performance without the excessive jerking and engine braking in lower gears.
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A Note About TRE Performance

I don't want to mislead anyone, no simple aTRE will give a "dramatic" difference in performance. A $27-$40 electronic part isn't going to produce power like an engine swap or turbo or some $1000 horsepower producing device, it is a subtle change. Knowing this and using it I think the improvement is worth what I am charging but it really blows my mind that "others" are having success selling the same device for $100+ dollars. Please keep in mind that my TRE, and any TRE for that matter is only modifying the voltage going to the ECU to eliminate the timing retard and make the bike think it is always in 5th gear. It only affects the lower RPM range on the first 4 gears. If you feel smoother acceleration and throttle response in lower gears (less jerky feeling down low) and a mild increase in lower end torque then it is doing its job. I would say the bottom line is that my aTRE improves the real world drivability of the SV650 and SV1000 especially in traffic, at slow speed and through the twisties.

Don't get your hopes up on the TRE improving your dyno numbers. From the little I know about dyno testing, it is my understanding that dyno runs are performed in higher 4th and 5th gears and the real numbers come out under full load. The TRE functions on lower gears 1-4 on the lower half of the RPM range. It doesn't have any effect on upper RPM range or "wide open throttle".

So if you do a run in 3rd or 4th gear you may see an improvement in the very low end of the chart but on standard 5th gear runs the TRE will do NOTHING to improve your dyno numbers because my aTRE does not affect 5th and 6th gears at all. I will go on record now to say don't expect to see much if any change in your horsepower numbers on the dyno.

... and no, I didn't type that out, I'm lazy and my time is way too valuable... to me. HA!

(... retard eliminator... hehehehehe)


Also got some forks in from Denv too!
2001 GSXR 1000

... his pics, not mine. (and yes, the curtains have already been pointed out to him, thx for noticing.)


THANKS DENV!!
:thumbsup:

I have calipers and bottom triple on the way, and Endo is sending me a top triple with risers!

Big thanks to Rob for pointing out that I should lurk the classifieds first before giving my cash to strangers. Money back into the community right?
(+rep to you as soon as I'm allowed to give it to you again.) :D

(SHAMELESS REQUEST FOR PARTS: )
... now I still need a front wheel, axle and rotors. Anyone selling, for some reasonable $... anyone?


I also ordered a GSXR rear wheel conversion kit for the SV,
eBay Linky

and pics because everyone's as lazy as me and if they don't see something they like, they won't click on the link...



... now here's a question, on the eBay link above, the seller says that you need a 520 pitch front sprocket, do you think that the seller means a 520 chain, or the actual front and rear sprockets? ('cause I thought they were like 15 tooth for the front and 45 tooth for the rear... 520 isn't in there anywhere.)
NOTE: The GSXR rear wheel kit requires a 520 pitch front sprocket to be able to align front and rear sprockets. I do not supply the sprocket needed.
Ideas? Answers? Suggestions?

EDIT:
Yea, I did some more looking and found another post in a diff forum.
Originally Posted by **** View Post
great write up. Did you convert the chain to a different size than the stock SV?
I did... I went with a 520 RK XW Ring Chain and a Vortex black hard anodized aluminum sprocket.
... and then he turns around two pages later and says that if you're running a Gen2 SV, that you're good.
Yes, on Second Generation SV650 you run it stock...
oh yea, and I guess I'm going to need a GSXR rear wheel too. HA!

Back to the parts porn...
I picked up some new bearings for the front end.
Link to My Balls

and pics...

... I got two seals, and two tapered bearings for $33,... shipping cost me TWENTY though!

WTF, I'll look for a closer supplier next time. (we'll just call the $20 the cost of learning that lesson.)

I'd read somewhere that the bearing parts are the same for the GSXR 1000 as for the SV, so I looked up the part #'s and specs, and they were a MATCH! (hard to fuck that up, even for a new guy.)

Here's another link I've been using a lot of when I was looking for parts, or couldn't remember what something looked like on the bike. (or how it went together.)
Parts Looker-Upper Thing with exploded views of.. stuff

So in conclusion... of this update... I need some parts.

(ANOTHER SHAMELESS REQUEST FOR PARTS: ) :D
- '01-'04 gsxr 1000/600/750 front wheel, axle, and rotors. EDIT** NOT REQUIRED purchased on ebay, thx again Badfish816
- '06-07 gsxr 600/750 rear wheel. EDIT** NOT REQUIRED... thx Badfish816!!!

More updates to come as I spend money, amass parts, and get confused as to what I've already bought, what's on the way, and what fits my bike.

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Sympul

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all you fuckers who are buying stuff and posting it here online are a horrible influence on me. At this point, my wife would rather that I was looking at porn then at parts. :fu:

(sometimes I do both at the same time!)
 
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that wheel kit is from luis on svrider. i believe the front sprocket also has to be flipped backwards to align correctly. there is a huge thread about it over there.

but seriously we need to talk. i think we can help each other out. you got a pm sir.
 

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... and thank you for the pm Sir!

Yea, I spend too much time here and not enough time on SVRider. Mostly because I like the crowd here better, but I'm biased because I started here I guess.

I just found the thread you're talking about, now I have to find the time to mine through the 41 pages to find the nuggets. lol.

Thx for the info, and the hookup, let's do this!
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i dont spend much time over there either. just to find bike specific info and browse the classifieds. haha
 

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MOAR PARTS!!


So, I gots some moar pix... none of the stuff on the bike though.

Front forks from Denv... at my house!!


(notice the shopping list on the fridge?)
:D

^^That's my puppy Greyson, he's a Scottish Terrier. (little dog frame, big dog set of teeth) He hasn't ridden on the bike, he prefers to ride in the car where he can hop from lap to lap and lean into the corners. (not that I'd ever ride with him on the bike... 'cause where the Fuck would you find a helmet for a dog?)

And... I just picked up an '06 GSXR 600 rear wheel from badfish816 here on CF.

Pic posted below in 'badfish816's reply.


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dont thank me. i am just passing on the deal charles (chg380) gave me.
 

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Discussion Starter · #35 · (Edited)
And more parts porn...

(All this stuff has been ordered, but not received so these are either just the stock pics or the ones I got from the seller.)

Bar end mirrors... HK special ($15.00 for a PAIR!!)




Another HK special... shorty levers ($56.00)
I went with the black on black (in the red box) because I haven't picked a bike color yet, and black goes with everything. :D


//side note//
I fookin' LOVE how easy it is to put pics on this site. Another forum I'm on makes you host it on photobucket / flicker / etc... and then link that in your post, and that's just a pain in the ass. All I want to do is put up a pic not design a fookin' web page.
So in conclusion of this side note, thx CF, you make the hard shit easy so we can get back to D'ing W, or masturbating in Denv's case. HA!
//end side note//


I also picked up an under-tail for the SV. Complete with signal lights and everything.

Hotbodies undertail ($276.00 on their website)(stock photo)


... and the actual item ($85.00) :)

It'll have to get sanded down and sprayed again, but that's small potatoes.

I also have a line on a Corbin front seat that I found on KIJIJI, got the pics, so now I just have to arrange a pick up time and hand the guy some $.

Corbin seat $150.00 (new, $320.00!!)


This was Great!!

I was finding gems all over the place, deals, steals, nice people, etc... I was high on life.

... Then I got the 'Buy Me' bug bad...
Even though I have a mostly complete front end from Denv, I went and picked up another one.
Why?
Because I like the caliper mounts better.... how silly is that?
:doh:

So now I have an '06 GSXR 600 front (forks, bottom trip, stem, etc...) on it's way to live with me.

Pics courtesy of Sweist


THEN... i justify it to myself by saying:

"self, you're going to do another project eventually, and you'll want USD's on it when you do, so just think of this as an investment, or you can just turn around and sell which ever ones are the least complete."

And then I smile at myself and nod because I'm such a smart guy.

So now, I have to find:
  • an '01 GSXR front rim and rotors (to finish off the 1000 front end) (*edit, found a rim / rotors / axle on ebay, pix below. )
OR
  • an '06 GSXR front rim, with rotors, axle, and a top triple to finish off the 600 front end. (*edit, found all the parts, pix in a later post.)

Sigh... there goes the next paycheck.

There's a couple of deals on eBay I'm still looking at, so the missing part for the TWO front ends should be wrapped up soon. Maybe, unless someone out bids me. :(

Anyway, more pics to come when I actually get the parts in my hot little hands.

Stay Tooned!!
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PIX ADDED
01-03 GSXR 600 (same model # as 01-04 GSXR 1000)



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I hear ya man. I almost bought that front end off swiest and I already have one......why? Because it was a good deal and I have a problem.haha.

You get your rear wheel yet?
 
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Sweet build man, but one thing bothers me. I've been lurking here since 2008 and only registered last year, but I've noticed that Denvegasm is CF's punching bag, but never could figure out why. :D
 

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Sweet build man, but one thing bothers me. I've been lurking here since 2008 and only registered last year, but I've noticed that Denvegasm is CF's punching bag, but never could figure out why. :D
well quite fucking lurking and do some digging:fu:
bike is coming along nicely btw!
 

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you've definitely been on a buying frenzy! I've been debating going 1000 or 600 front end - let me know which ever you picked.

Also I have similar bar end mirrors and I can't get them to stay mounted. Since they have a 'screw' type setup, if you move them just a little bit you basically start un-screwing them.

Hell I'll just subscribe. haha
 
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