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Old 05-11-2018, 12:49 AM   #1
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SV Frankinstine track bike build

Decided to retire my Aprilia Mille R from a track bike to a street bike. In doing so I purchased a SV 650s as it's track replacement.


Previous owner had the SV setup for super stock club racing and out weighed me by a good 60lbs. I knew I would have some work to do in order to get bike properly setup for me as well as a number of other details to make it mine.

At first I was just going to clean, prep and change spring rates and valving. One thing let to another and now I have a fulbuild on my hands. Half ZX6R half SV650 with every part (outside of new Michelin Tires) being bought used off a couple different forums, eBay and of course Craigslist.

Why a ZX6R and not a traditional GSXR swap you ask? Well I don't have a smart answer for you other than; 1) I like the design of the Kawasaki swingarm, 2) there wheels are lighter and better looking imho and 3) I just wanted to do something different.

Im open to constructive comments and even criticism if it comes with a reason. Here are some pics to keep the thread interesting:
Swingarm notched to clear shock




Battery and rectifier were relocated and bike has been rewired.



A handful of parts were taken to Full Throttle Powdercoating in Corona .CA. All bearings were replaced afterwards.



Front forks are freshly rebuilt with Ohlins 25 carts inside and a Scotts damper up top. Top/bottom yokes shaved, milled bla bla bla.




How "Frankinstine SV" sits now, just need to build exhaust and tie up some loose ends. At the end of the day I made something different with my twist AND I sure hope it works.



Thoughts?

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Old 05-11-2018, 12:59 AM   #2
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Re: SV Frankinstine track bike build

FYI: I have a bin of leftover and mockup parts for sale from '05 SV, '03 GSXR, and 05-08 ZX6R.

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Old 05-11-2018, 10:21 AM   #3
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Re: SV Frankinstine track bike build

Looks very interesting. Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:08 PM   #4
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Re: SV Frankinstine track bike build

Wow, interesting. I wonder what it would take to make that swingarm fit my SV1000... what year swingarm?

How long are the forks?
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:22 PM   #5
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Re: SV Frankinstine track bike build

07-08 I pulled parts from probably 4 or more ZX6R's to piece this all together. I have an extra swingarm (great shape) and a pair of forks (mockup shape) leftover.

Fork length was roughly the same as SV.
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Wow, interesting. I wonder what it would take to make that swingarm fit my SV1000... what year swingarm?

How long are the forks?
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:50 PM   #6
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Re: SV Frankinstine track bike build

I mentioned I rewired the bike. Part of that was to relocate the regulator to a cooler location. I'm sure an engineer much smarter than I found it best to mount it inside the frame next to the heat of the motor but I've never liked that. I mounted all the electronics in the tail with hopes that cool air will come in from under the seat and be pulled out through vents in the undertail.




I am struggling to sort out a trick mount for the Penske reservoir. Any ideas?


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Old 05-19-2018, 02:40 PM   #7
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Re: SV Frankinstine track bike build

Looking good. I like the swingarm. Difficult to fit it?
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Old 05-19-2018, 02:41 PM   #8
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Keep posting. Would like to follow it until its conclusion and see how it all comes together
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:56 PM   #9
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Re: SV Frankinstine track bike build

The world of internet airbox mods is full of variations. Here are a couple more.

Better A:


Better B:


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Old 05-24-2018, 10:53 AM   #10
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Re: SV Frankinstine track bike build

I remember seeing claims that dyno tests show stock + 1k snorkel is the best option
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