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Done so far:

-Removed the fairings and cleaned out the goop and dead leaves and spiders and other gunk that was the result of it sitting around in the previous owner's back yard.
-Removed the stickers and the free advertising on the pipe.
-Changed the oil and brake fluid, bled the brakes.
-Changed out the rusty chain.
-De-fogged the headlights with plastic polish.
-Added the rear Givi rack.
-Repaired the wonky speedo.
-Added a taller windscreen.
-Unwrapped the headers.
-Lubed the sticky locks.

It's lovely now. The first owner had done the suspension, the steel lines, the full system, the PC3; the bike shows signs of having been a race bike in its first life. It's completely safety-wired and the harness for the cluster and lighting has been disconnected at some point in the past. The suspension is way better than stock, and it revs, stops, and turns great. :thumbsup:




In front of the Giant Modern-Art Pen0r.








I still have the side racks to put on. Next step is to pick up a set of the caliper adapters so I can use m'boy's old SV1K calipers. I'm tempted by a set of lowers - or maybe just the chin spoiler.
 

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Lookin good. Looks like you're going the sport tourer route. Ever consider installing a Fenda Extenda?
 

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I'm trying to have the best of both worlds, actually. We'll see how well I can straddle the two, but I want a sport tourer/errandmobile that I can take on the track.
 

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questions regarding the header wrap:

do you know how long it was on?

got a close up pick of the headers?

everyone says that header wrap causes the pipe to rust away. i tend to beleive it, but have never unwrapped an exhaust after prolonged use.

i'm just curious.

what was wrong with the speedo and how did you fix it?


thanks for satisfying my curiousity!

(nice pics!)
 

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I don't know how long it was wrapped. It was wrapped for the time the previous owner had it, though, and I'm 90% sure it was done by the first owner, so that would be several years with the wrap on. There's some shmutz on it that I'm going to try to polish off, but no rust.

These aren't stock headers, though...

The speedo was jumping all over the place and reading mostly too high. As it turned out, the speedo cable had been routed so that it was rubbing on the wheel. With the screwed-up bit spliced out and the cable properly routed, it works fine.
 

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Ahhh, a rare copperhead SV. Very nice! :thumbsup:
 

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Danke!

The slip-on is Yosh RS3, and the headers look like the RS3 stainless/titanium full system, so I'm assuming that's it, although I didn't get anything vaguely resembling receipts with this bike. ;)
 
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