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Finally, I've joined the club, my 1st bike in 15+ years.


Many thanks to the members here through the years who have helped me learn alot and fast through the hundreds of posts I read while I was paying for the bike...

Purchased from a good friend who commuted on it for about 8 years before it became his 2nd bike, meticulously maintained and well taken care of, came with I'm pretty sure every receipt for every dime he ever spent on it..
(...he's that guy)

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..& LOOK at that CANNON exh. lol Jaysus!


100% bone stock 13 yr old bike aside from maintenance required replacements, it's like a damn museum piece,...
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...even had all 5 of the hideous warning stickers on the tank, fairing, and frame FFS!, what a pita that shit is after baking on for 13+ years. Here i'm test fitting the levers & bubble screen, & they all hit me at once yikes!..

1st week : swapped the wind screen, popped on the regulation tank pads and protectors, targeted those freekin warning stickers, & OE levers, + found a clean Sargent seat locally.
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I snagged a set of decent looking CNC levers, Assumed I'd likely have to shim them etc to get them feeling tight and smooth & I was rite! they feel tight AF & work awesome now..
I have a box of titanium hardware from my MTB builds etc, so anywhere I can swap out a steel bolt for Ti,. It Is On.

Found a cpl of areas needing love, the front brake reservoir is literally sunbaked plastic, cracking, crazing...time to go! new reservoir in hand, just waiting on the Galfer front lines..... levers are 100% better with shimmed, lubed pivots + Ti hardware...

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Scott is prob. the ONLY SV owner who replaced the front springs with an OE set of "heavier" SV springs (!?) almost 3 years ago, AND actually wore out the OE rear shock from commuting, and had it replaced around the same time.........with an OE rear shock (!?!) Look at this thing, its pristine...has maybe 300 miles on it in <3 years.
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.. it's days are numbered, a fresh Zx14 rear 'take-off ' has been cleaned inspected and ready for install (I'm a big boy these days @ 240+-) should take care of me till I drop the weight I'm working on and pop for that Penske rear to celebrate less of me...

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10 days now and I haven't even ridden it. Lots goin' on..finally last night I decided time to pull the damn stickers & ended the night with a new exhaust!

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Had to cut pipe down 3x to get it to the right length for the high mount connector pipe to fit properly... & decided F that OG Exh. hangar nub....

& then I installed a new Steve's T.R.E. & called it a nite.


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NEXT THING is DEFINITELY that freekin rear fender!!! Yeesh. but not bad for a busy ass week.


Next Up :

Hot Bodies fender eliminator kit, Lic plate bracket, integrated tail light & new rear signal lights + Carbon Hugger rear fender... Going for a custom rear end eventually w/ no grab bar, custom grab bar hole filler/seat cowl bracket, & matching grey or carbon fiber seat cowl,

New front brake res, Galfer Ft / Rr SS brake lines, & I FINALLY get to crack open that last liter of Illegal ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid in possibly North America in about 2 weeks,

SV1000 snorkle, Yamaha R6 throttle tube, on the way, TPS adj. analysis, tweaking later this mo...

Next month: Fork emulators, springs, damper rods, new rear shock, possibly new dogbones,... tuning.
 

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I'm heartbroken. I'd have kept it a museum piece. To each his own.
 
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Lol apologies... most,....well at least not those ugly ass warning stickers...can be reversed with a little determination...
plus...I ain't running a museum..;-)

My chronic disability is an inability to leave anything I own stock....

EDIT: i stand corrected... apparently you CAN get those freekin stickers replaced!
 

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UPDATE - FINALLY


So I have spent, the last mo. wrenching, churning slowly through my pile of parts collected. Everything has gone very smooth so far,.. again MANY THANKS to the many forum members posting here about everything from: fender eliminators to riser bars to, fairing removal, lighting options, hell, you name it,..it's in here multiple times.;-)

Aside from a nearly 2 week spell of just brutal heat and humidity its been chill and straight forward,.. I've only been out on the bike 2x for short errands but that's all about to change......

Phase 1 complete :
-Galfer SS brake lines w/Speed-bleeders, + SVRP double banjo bolt w/Speed-bleeder.
-Complete brake system flushed 2x w ATE Super Blue fluid. Uses ALOT of fluid, but really clears out most all crap stuck in calipers/reservoirs etc. at least 8 years since last complete system flush. Brakes are rock solid.
-Rr fender eliminated! chopped the fender off the base plate to keep the piece w/ the 'brackets' the electronics clip to...YEAY!! +
-All 6 ugly ass OEM warning stickers FINALLY removed after 13 years!.
-Delkevic 14in carbon fiber hi-mount slip-on exhaust w/titanium hardware + custom fabricated carbon fiber hanger bracket
-Complete LED lighting conversion: running lights, headlamps, turn signals, new smoked LED tail lamp w/integrated turn signals
-Customized fleabay alloy lic. plate bracket w/integrated LED plate light + turn signals
-New ft. brk. fluid reservoir, alloy cap, Ti hardware / ATE Super Blue brake fluid
-Rear swingarm spools.
-Steve's T.R.E.
-SV1000s Air box intake snorkle
-SVRP tank risers
-Fleabay adj. CNC brake/clutch levers - dis-assembled/shimmed, lubed, all hardware replaced with Ti./alloy,+ new clutch switch, rubber clutch cable cover
-The requisite tank protector + side panels
-Chopped OEM exh. hangar off pass. foot peg, painted footpeg brackets / pegs black
-Sargent World Sport custom seat
-Dark smoked small bubble windscreen
-Replaced a pile of steel hardware w/titanium or aluminum (upr/lwr fairings, fender, fender eliminator/bracket, chainguard, subframe, seat, tail section, rear sets, etc -

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a lil janky eh...? time for a li'l love. ALOT better! .


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3rd time 'round, I finally figured best way to mount fleabay overkill lic plate bracket. Fabbed up the long bar as the simplest and cleanest,,,NOW they sell these with a wide mount bar like this....Mine came with a short 4 in wide mount, useless on the SV. Cleaned up and painted passenger pegs

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Test fitting HB fender panel - + custom license plate hangar...HB Panel needs paint and i need to figure out what to do with the lighting.... already have dual integrated tail signals,...do I go with TRIPLES? ..

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.................why, yes in fact,....I do live alone.... what gave it away?



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Shimmed, lubed, and TOIGHT like a TOIGA...

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LED headlamp bulbs FTW! Crazy bright, 5k white w/ TINY fans too.. wow...what a difference..!.
 

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Carbon Fiber turn signal mounting base / block off plate

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100% Carbon Fiber Exh. hangar bracket


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Galfer SS braided Steel brake lines

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Custom made Ft. brake line guides

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Phase 2 in the next month or two....
 
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