I sold my '06 naked Sv in June to pay for my honeymoon, and watched as it drove away feeling like the wad of cash in my hand would NEVER be worth that bike. Anyway, three months later, i am married and motorcycle-less, when a lady rear-ends me in my truck and "totals" it. which means it would cost 5k to fix, but did no mechanical or ever real cosmetic damage. with a $3600 check in hand i started looking for a piece of work.
After 3 weeks i found an 06 SV650S that had been parked for the past two years, and had been in a minor accident, which did little damage to the bike but major damage to the GF's willingness to let Bubba ride.
the bike was in rather pitiful condition; decked with juvenile stickers and spattered with crappy workmanship. including a windscreen "painted" black textured paint that was then scraped with a razor-blade to remove most of the paint. Also lots of marginal upgrades like crap turn signals, "carbon fiber" mirrors and many others. the only nice thing was the Yoshi TRS pipe.
While i waited for parts to arrive, i took off teh rear-sets to paint them, and ordered a new brake pedal as it hadnt been replaced. I sand blasted the parts and then used Rim paint i got from auto-zone to get them all black.
I also made a set of swing-arm sliders at work to save some money.
The things in the mail right now are:
Rizoma Zero 11 turn signals for the front
Replacement TRS carbon fiber sleeve
Pazzo lever set
Motosliders frame sliders
The plan is to strip everything down and paint it, cut down the TRS and make a shorty CF pipe, integrate the turn signals, get new tires, and generally clean everything up. I dont have any major mechanical replacement in the near future, but we will see.
thanks for looking!