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I wrapped up the big Winter project today, swapping a GSXR front end onto my 2003 SV. My bike started as a naked model and kinda morphed into the bike I have now. I think she's about perfect for my needs now and all that remains is to hit the streets once the weather breaks.

A short list of all that has been done to my SV since purchased:
Added S model fairing
Givi Sport Touring windscreen
2007 GSXR 750 front forks, wheel, fender, calipers and lever/MC
Moto-R MC cup bracket
Digikey Hall Effect sensor & 4 neo magnets on rotor for speedo input
2005 ZX636 rear shock
Lockhart Phillips streamline incandecent turn signals
Galfer SS lines
Galfer green pads
Drilled 2005 GSXR1000 upper with stock SVN risers and bar
Powerbronze rear hugger
Suzuki fender eliminator
2005 Black SV rear wheel
Centerstand
Throttlemeister throttle lock
Garmin Zumo GPS
Corbin saddle, built 1" over stock
front parking lights wired as running lamps w/amber LED bulbs
Yosh RS-3 Stainless slipon-no baffle
R&G frame sliders / Motosliders swingarm spools
Avon Azaro tires 160/60 rear, 120/70 front

I think that's about it.

Last season, my first owning a SV650, I logged over 10,000 miles. During that fun I slowly changed the bike into what I really wanted. A sport-tourer that can quickly go back and forth to rippin and cruising with minimal effort. And NO sacrificing comfort. It has been fun reading about all the cool modified SV's here and on other forums and it really gave me the confidence I needed to do some of these mods.
As far as outlandish SV's mine doesn't compare. But as far as I am concerned, it's as clean an example as your likely to see for a daily rider.

I would like to thank:
- D'Ecosse and Variable9 for thier help and patience with my questions.
-Donniej for his wonderful fork swap guide sticky
-My riding buddy Passinthru from RideOhio for helping me with cable routing ,etc and for being there with me on so many killer rides through the southern US last year
-My buddy Mike for not only letting me keep my various motorcycles at his place during the Winter for storage over the years, but also for putting up with yet another tear down in his house.

Here's a few pics from today. She'll look even better this Spring with a fresh coat of wax on her








Thanks SVRider
 

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Nice work Dan! Now for the weather to break and we can all get out and ride.
I hear ya Lost...it seems each year I go deeper and deeper into depression during Winter...all my hobbies are warm weather oriented!

Let's get together for some nice long rides!
 

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I hear ya Lost...it seems each year I go deeper and deeper into depression during Winter...all my hobbies are warm weather oriented!

Let's get together for some nice long rides!
I know for sure when the weather breaks I will be over your way to cruise River rd. I want to check out Brandywine Falls in the spring. It is usually running pretty strong then. This should be a good season we all have you bikes setup just about where we ant them and ready to go. Just have to wait for the weather to give us a opening!
 

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I know for sure when the weather breaks I will be over your way to cruise River rd. I want to check out Brandywine Falls in the spring. It is usually running pretty strong then. This should be a good season we all have you bikes setup just about where we ant them and ready to go. Just have to wait for the weather to give us a opening!
Those spots are literraly minutes from my doorstep. I remember one summer night while a Junior in Highschool that I had a VERY special time on the basin underneath Brandywine Falls with my girlfriend...ahh...good times.

Matter of fact, my daily commute to work is through the Cuyahoga Valley down the road you mention.
 

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<<<<<<<<<<< NOT a big fan of blue, but that particular color really pops w/ the snow in the background. Kudos..
 

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<<<<<<<<<<< NOT a big fan of blue, but that particular color really pops w/ the snow in the background. Kudos..
I hear ya, but I would rather see her against a background of lush green right now ;)...the snow does highlight things though....
 

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Sweeet ! Great photos also.
 

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very impressive. the feeling you get when you accomplish something that is important to you is amazing.

what kind of mirrors are those? i've noticed i can't see anything directly behind me on my stock mirrors, they just don't go out far enough.
 

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very impressive. the feeling you get when you accomplish something that is important to you is amazing.

what kind of mirrors are those? i've noticed i can't see anything directly behind me on my stock mirrors, they just don't go out far enough.
They're stock mirrors...I just angle them back sharp so that the outside edge DOES get a clear shot behind...that is why I use the small convex spot mirrors to get the peripheral vision back.
 

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hmm. my mirrors are stock and i don't have the round/convex small mirror. that leaves me curious.
the small convex mirrors are covering the section that is just displaying my shoulders anyways...
 

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Really a nice, clean job. That is a sweet looking bike. Good on ya!
 

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