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So today, after struggling through some carb issues, I finished the bike. Of course, I still have tons of future plans, but I am finished implementing my original design.

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Just in case anyone was wondering, here was my motivation to finish:

Methinks you have no idea in what is involved in building a motorcycle.

Buy one that works. Like Nex said, pre-made is best. Do maintanance, upgrades, mods. This is how to learn.

You don't learn to swim by being dropped 100 miles off the coast into the ocean.
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The original rebuild thread can be viewed here:
http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=91286

Here is a quick before picture, in all of it's beat up glory. That was the good side too!


Mods include:

04/05 GSXR 750 Forks
SRAD triples, blacked out
SRAD Axle
Busa front wheel, painted bronze
Stock SV rear wheel, painted bronze
SRAD rotors
05 R6 Calipers, lines and Master cylinder
Swatt 3.5" rise black clip ons

Matte Black Powder coated frame
Partially blacked out engine
Bed Liner on swingarm and subframe
Custom sheet metal under tail, bed liner coating (idea courtesy Dackler)
Custom Fender Eliminator, modified from an ebay piece
LED turn signals in rear, LED stalk signals in front

Buell Firebolt front Cowl and fairing stay
Lexus RX330 Projectors with Celica clear lenses
DIGITAL 55watt hid Ballasts
Stock S gauges mounted to buell stay
Hella combo Driving light/Fog light with yellow bulb in fog.
Zero Gravity Double Bubble windscreen with Gold bolts
SV1000 Belly Pan sectioned and shortened (not installed yet)
Bronze fuel cap
Subaru Impreza Blue paint with flex additive and tons of clear, still needs buffing.

Chopped Leo Vince Slip on exhaust
Polished stock headers
Pod Filters
Dunlop Roadsmart tires: 120/70 and 160/60
03/04 ZX6R rear shock
ProGrip 699 black gel grips

Future Plans:
SV-Racing-Parts gold rear sets
Pazzo/ASV shortys in gold
Purpose Built rear shock and suspension tuning
Misc Black powder coating, including some triples because the paint on mine wont last.
Track Days!

Current Accessories:
CL-950 Sadle Bags
JC Whitney top case mounted to Passenger seat base
CL-50 Magnetic tank Bag

Pictures:
Bear in mind the bike is in commuter mode for these shots. Also, I am not a photographer! :nana:













 

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:rock: That's got to feel great to be finished (for the time being). The final product looks very clean and sharp, nice work.

At some point, you should get some really nice shots w/out the top case.

Also, do you have any detail shots of the rear turn signals? How are they brightness wise compared to the stock ones?
 

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Looks great!

Did you get the fairing stay from the dealer or buy it used? (I'm just curious about how much they cost)

Also, did the Buell fairing bracket closely line up with the SV frame bosses?
 

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I really like the way the back end came out, the turn signals, the plate and the whole trunk from the other thread.

Great Job!
 

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Looks good. I'm digging that GSXR front end and the fairing/headlights. Very hooligan! ;D
 

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great looking bike!!! so many great details that make that bike really cool. i really like the color on the wheels!!!

good job!
 

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Looks nice. Pretty nice bits and pieces too but not sure about that rectangular light underneath but if you need it. Also could use a panel to cover the bottom portion of the front fairing.
 

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Very nice work - you should be proud. I always like seeing projects where the person has been methodical and thorough, planned the work and worked the plan. Congratulations.

It looks especially good with the corners rounded off on that fog light bracket! ;)
 

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PC the rearsets (all of them) and it would look even better.

Of course, this is my opinion, yours may vary.
 

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:rock: That's got to feel great to be finished (for the time being). The final product looks very clean and sharp, nice work.

At some point, you should get some really nice shots w/out the top case.

Also, do you have any detail shots of the rear turn signals? How are they brightness wise compared to the stock ones?
They aren't. They are LEDs I originally bought to use as parking lights in that position but ended up using them as blinkers. They do look really good though!

Looks great!

Did you get the fairing stay from the dealer or buy it used? (I'm just curious about how much they cost)

Also, did the Buell fairing bracket closely line up with the SV frame bosses?
Got the fairing on ebay for $60, the stay on craigslist broken for $15 and repaired it and the headlight mounting bracket new from buell for $40. Now, the projectors, those weren't cheap. Proly around $400 in the headlights themselves.

And yes, the Buell bracket lined up very closely. I still made brackets though to space it out from the frame a little bit for clearance.

Hey Matt, do you notice any difference in performance due to the pod filters?
Couldn't tell you. I honestly only had 2500 miles on the bike before tearing it apart, all spent driving cautiously due to me being new and the bike feeling like a pogo stick front and back. It does feel and sound good though.

Looks nice. Pretty nice bits and pieces too but not sure about that rectangular light underneath but if you need it. Also could use a panel to cover the bottom portion of the front fairing.
Rectangular light will stay and I was already planning on something for the bottom after looking over this pictures quite a few times.

What about the wheels? Did you paint them yourself?
Yep. Had em blasted, primed them, painted them and then cleared them.

I like the chopped can, how does it sound?

What kind of Flex Additive did you use in the paint?
Exhaust note is awesome, though I wouldn't mind it being a little louder. I would take the baffle out but it leans out too bad and don't run right. When I get headers and re-jet, I'll be taking the baffle out.

As for the flex additive, I don't remember what my painter said. I believe it was chromaplex or something like that. I didn't paint the bike, my friend did.

PC the rearsets (all of them) and it would look even better.

Of course, this is my opinion, yours may vary.
Those fall under the "Future Mods" category listed at the beginning of the thread. Front rear sets will be pazzo gold and passenger sets will get Powder Coated black. The triples are going to get powder coated black too because the paint ain't holding up too well.



Thanks for all the replies guys! I'm glad everyone loves it! Honestly though, riding it is the best part. It is a 100% night and day difference riding it. I actually feel confident to fling the bike around the corners. I can't wait until I can get some real tuning done to the suspension... after a real shock is installed that is.
 

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I like the headlights (that bug-eyed look), and the color is great.

If it were mine (which it isn't), I'd find some way to fill in that recessed area around the headlight to fair it in better. Just my opinion.

Great work!
 
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