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Been meaning to get my build up on here. Join the discussion at http://www.customfighters.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1164266


Still thinking on the title of this build.....

But here goes my second fighter build, and I chose the Suzuki SV650 for it's curvy tube frame and rock solid twin.




So far I've just chopped the rear fender off and remounted the plate and signals, installed Motosliders, and fixed a buggy coil. When I got the bike, the rear cylinder was not warming up very fast at all. Soldered in the connections to the coil and repaired some wire. I still feel like there is a lingering wire issue SOMEWHERE, I just know it. Huge mirrors are getting tossed, but sticking around until I figure out what I'm going to do with the bars. It has the Suburban Machinery bars, which are really nice, but I want a little higher grip and upright riding position.



So the plans are:
USD front end (still doing the research. see USD vs RSU thread.)
zx10r shock
Vapor Gauges
Tail swap
Speed holes
Maybe a tank swap
Super bike bars or similar
Heavy duty clutch when the time comes
Window covers
Speed Holes
Some custom headlight creation, likely to be done and done over again.
P/c frame, paint tail/ tank.
Fork Shrouds
Tube subframe, something cool and trellis-ee
VFR swinger (i know it's getting old, but SV's just look so damn good with SSSA) Maybe an r1 swinger. Or a just a GSXR or B12 to get a fatter ass on her. (undecided)

etc......... im sure there will be all kinds of other ideas I'll slowly make my way through. I don't really plan to rush anything, so this build is probably gonna take a while. My main goals is to just ride the **** out of her.

So anyways, got the basics done to get her one the road, took a short ride today, and I'm really happy with some low end grunt and the Leo Vince sounds mean enough to scare the kids. Me likey.

So, still bidding on a rear shock. Front end is still being research, I need to find some time to hit up the local salvage yard for forks and trips. I want to find a 96-99 gsxr 750 triples to keep my steering stops. From there it's figuring out what fits. I suppose that I could lose the steering stops or weld some new ones on too.

Anyways, been riding and enjoying her quite a bit lately. Took her out yesterday on a run to do a service call.......

Continued......
 

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Installed the bar end mirror from my buddy Jared from Custom Fighters, and deleted the stockers. Looks MUCH better. The view of the rear is pretty good, maybe even better than stock. I had to stick my elbow out to see anything with the stockers, now I can see pretty clearly behind me. Took a bit of pigging out other mirror parts and switching hardware to make the mirror work. Had to use a rubber expander and cover it in just the right amount of electrical tape to squeeze it in there and get the rubber to expand inside the bar. It's a little vibe-y while at speed, though. I probably need to go to the hardware store and get a longer screw to fit to another rubber expander in there. Maybe some BB's in the bars. Need to test some more.



Now time for some pic whoring






The jury is still out for the Suburban machinery bars. They look pretty good and give great feedback, but to ride comfortably upright and keep a light touch on the bars while riding results in squished testicles and nerve issues in my hand.
 

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Here's some pics from more DW. I drilled the rivets on my parts buildoff headlight shroud, busted out the tin snips, and cut to the sides to the initial fit. Once my speedo gets installed I'll figure out what to do with the rest. So, for now, it's staying ghetto until final piece. It was in the middle of being sanded and painted another color, but I decided to go bare metal. Maybe I'll ****s around with some rust.





 

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Anyways. Been D'in W, but little stuff. Just got my 2005 ZX-10R rear shock in and fat bars and risers. thanks to Casey for the good find on ebay, got bars and risers on the cheap. Would like to powder coated, there used and in structural sound shape, but the finish is pretty beat up. Finally getting around to posting some pics up.

Gauge mount, still in works.


Light shrouds in bare metal. It's starting to get a light coat of rust, which I may experiment with. Stay tuned on that.



The boing boing stuff



This weekend I'm going to get the bars mounted and then extensive testing.
 

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New bars are on today. Broke my throttle tube, so now I have to source a new one. Would like to go 1/4 turn, so maybe a R6. Have to research that one.

The riding position is a lot more comfortable than the Suburban bars and I have a lot more leverage. I also like the look of the Easton bars as much as the Suburbans. Here's some pics.

Suburban Machinery bars are for sale, feel free to PM me.





 

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Can you tell the difference?

Maybe, it's takes a sharp eye, but I upgraded the headlamp. It's a bit smaller, made of stainless, and powdercoated black.... so a ton better than the stocker. Since the light is smaller, it's more cutting and filing on the shrouds to get em to fit nice. Had to drill out the holes in the mounts to fit the flange bolts.


The good thing is, the smaller light lowered the position of the shrouds that I think flows a little better. And it's a little more narrow, which I like too.





I'll get around to the shock swap when it cools off a bit more. I need to ride the rest of the boing out of the old one first. I have some chicken strips that need eaten.

Next I'll play around with corrosion. I have some ideas that I hope doesn't ruin anything. Oh, and I need more speed holes, gotta let some more light out of the shrouds. and swap mirrors again.
 
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