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The SV is blessed from the factory with a huge ugly rear fender shovel looking thing.


my first attempt at removing the shovel and relocating the plate and signals wasn't what I wanted. It didn't fill the gap in the undertail completly and it rattled. Worst of all it hung low enough that when the suspension would bottom out the plate would hit the tire. So I decided to axe it. here is what that solution looked like.



I decided to chop up the rear fender and reinstall it with the aftermarket signals attached. For the plate I fabbed up a bracket that mounts it to the chain guard. For now I'm rolling without a plate light ... shhhhhh ;) But I'm working on a bracket to mount a light to where the passenger peg was. to make the bracket I used thin sheet steel and cut it with metal snips. It mounts to chain guard by being rivited to the upper portion and has holes that line up with where the chain guard mounts to the swing arm. For the chopped fender I used a dremel to cut it and smooth the edges.

I don't any pictures of me on my bike so I had my fiance take some photos to showcase my more recent mods.








 

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i dont mean to sound mean in this, but that bike is beautifull don't go ghettoing that up with that plate set up. once you start accepting ghetto you'll never stop. dougz sells some nice sv hangers.


i made mine


heres a good site with help, choose faq on the left and go to diy fender eliminator http://www.suzukisv1000.com/
 

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I've seen much worse attempts at fender relocation. I made one out of .125" (quite thick, but its what I had laying around) diamond plate aluminum for my little brothers ninja 250. I have access to a bunch of cool tools (like a press break) at work so it turned out real nice
 

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ummmm yeah ... at this point in my life I won't pay anybody for a fender eliminator. Sorry Doug, I do like your plate bracket. But even if I got it I would have to figure out a plate light and brackets for turn signals still.

FWIW I don't have access to any kind of decent work environment. My workshop is also known as my office, and is also known as the living room, and also known as the dinning room ... you get the idea. My garage is a glorified shed without power about a 5 minute walk from my apartment. I don't have lots of good tools ... cause well I'm a struggling artist. I worked with what I got.

Sorry you think my solution looks ghetto. I think my old solution looked and functioned ghetto and this I'm much more happy with. I like the plate on the left of the swing arm as I think it balances out the visual weight of the exhaust can. I might consider attaching the plate to the chopped up fender. I'll try that tomorrow and see how that works/looks. The chopped fender does what I want which is fill the gap in the undertail to prevent water from getting in and gives me a place for my turnsignals. For the time being i won't use flushmounts or integrated. They may look trick but they don't function as well as stalk signals.
 

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ummmm yeah ... at this point in my life I won't pay anybody for a fender eliminator. Sorry Doug, I do like your plate bracket. But even if I got it I would have to figure out a plate light and brackets for turn signals still.
No prob for me bro. I personally don't any issues with the eliminator you made....but I do still thank Koko for pushing my product.

Now, a yellow helmet, black pants, red & white jacket, while riding a blue bike.....that is a problem......LOL....just kidding. :D
 

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can you make one doug, but not polished, im a black paint kinda guy and with tab for the stock lights ? maybe a small stip bent 90 with two small rivets behind the frame ? and is there a specail going on clear covers silver and black ?
 

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can you make one doug, but not polished, im a black paint kinda guy and with tab for the stock lights ? maybe a small stip bent 90 with two small rivets behind the frame ? and is there a specail going on clear covers silver and black ?
You have a PM. ;)
 

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No prob for me bro. I personally don't any issues with the eliminator you made....but I do still thank Koko for pushing my product.

Now, a yellow helmet, black pants, red & white jacket, while riding a blue bike.....that is a problem......LOL....just kidding. :D


haha yeah unless you count it as a primary color scheme it don't match at all. Kinda embarassing for an artist but its cool though the bike isn't going to stay blue and the yellow is just a safety measure.
 

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ok maybe 3rd times the charm. I fabricated a simple bracket to attach the plate to the chopped fender. I think I like this better. any thoughts?



 

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looks good
 

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i can live with that, just get that plate light. was popped in kokomo,indiana and it was $125
I'm going to stop by RadioShack this week to source a light to wire up. My fiance was also pushing me to put the plate back horizontal under the tail so I don't get hassled by the law. Last thing I need is legal trouble. So it wasn't just a fix it ticket?

looks good
Thanks. :D much appreciated.

I'm happy with how it looks but i'm really digging the way it functions. Its nice to have some protection again from the spray when I ride in the rain.
 

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I think you've done well so far man. I'm sure a lot of us here have done 3rd, 4th, and some times 5th trys at idea till we finally found the 10th try to be just right. I know what you are saying about the SV's spoon, that was the first thing to go on my SV. I did how ever get a cheap undertail, fab it in, then used two little L brackets from the hardware store and pop-riveted them in for a plate bracket. As for the lights, my tage is under my tail so i got two white LEDS, and mounted them flush right about my tag. I actually had a cop try to get me for not having a tag light, so i just turned on my ingnition and pointed them out for him.
 

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For mine, i just took the bracket that is on the inside of the "shovel" that the stock turn signals are attached to, i bolted it to the undertail, then put the turn signals on (you could obviously use aftermarket same as if you left the stock shovel...) Because I just used the plastic things with the long bolts that originally are what the turn signals bolt too, they were in the way for my plate bolts so i had to just drill 2 holes in the plate - no big deal to me.

Took about 15 minutes and was free and utilizes all stock crap so you dont even need extra nuts/bolts laying around.

 

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wtf is wrong with ghetto?
nothing if you ask me. as long as it shows taste. I work with what I have tools, materials, and experience wise ... and that isn't a whole lot. It doesn't always turn out pretty but I feel better about doing something myself as opposed to bolting on something I bought.
 

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I like the plate on the chain gaurd. I don't get messed with much with mine like that for about 4 years now ????
 

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Last version looks good man, I'd stick with it. The previous would have looked fine too if you were able to split your brake lights to have them function as turn signals as well.
 
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