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On a cold and snowy Monday, here are a few snap shots fron the preliminary work done this past weekend to swap a 2006 GSXR750 front end onto my 2003 SV650 (which was a N and is now a S...kinda)

Rather than shoot a bunch of pictures and try a complete write up (which has been done many times before me), I decided to just snap a few shots and provide basic descriptions. If anyone needs more info, PM me and I will provide ample details.

I did the small things first, like mounting the hall effects sensor and magnets for the speedometer feed:

Forks on, figuring out wiring and cable routing:


GSXR1000 upper, drilled for stock naked SV risers:


Thank GOD my Galfer lines from before fit-barely:

Fender mounted-have decided to paint my rear hugger to match:


Here she is, fairing back on, waiting for her black wheels:




So she's all buttoned back up...waiting for her new wheels (got a black SV rear to kinda match the GSXR black front. And then when she comes off the jackstands, she'll get her lowers back on for final pictures.
All in all it want well. Most difficult thing was getting the key mechanism to fit correctly w/out rubbinbg the head tube on the frame. The sensor was easy to get the parts, easy to fabricate and has already been checked and it works.

Hope you enjoyed the pics.
 

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Very Nice... Good Luck With The Set Up,That Front End Will Be So Bad Ass. Let Us Know How Much Better You Like It,That's a great Idea I Should Do This Too..
 

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Very Nice... Good Luck With The Set Up,That Front End Will Be So Bad Ass. Let Us Know How Much Better You Like It,That's a great Idea I Should Do This Too..
It's not that difficult really...there are some great folks here that provided a TON of details...I had gone through it in my mind so much that when i started tearing into it it was like I had done it before!
 

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I though I'd read on here somewhere before that drilling the upper triple to mount bars was a bad idea as it will seriously weaken it. Maybe it was just for the original SVs triple if you wanted to mount bars on it?
Some people feel that drilling the gsx-r triple will weaken it or make for a weak mounting point. However many other people (including myself) have decided that is is probably strong enough. I distributed the weight on the back side with washers.

If you wish to put bars on an SVS with stock forks, you're much better off just using a naked model top triple.
 

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Some people feel that drilling the gsx-r triple will weaken it or make for a weak mounting point. However many other people (including myself) have decided that is is probably strong enough. I distributed the weight on the back side with washers.

If you wish to put bars on an SVS with stock forks, you're much better off just using a naked model top triple.
Good enough. Just watchin' out for disaster. Don't wants nobodies to gets hurt round here.
 

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Good enough. Just watchin' out for disaster. Don't wants nobodies to gets hurt round here.
Here's the way I look at it. If stunters can drill their triples and do the stupid stuff they do to their bikes, then I don't see why a "normal" rider would cause much damage.
 

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Here's the way I look at it. If stunters can drill their triples and do the stupid stuff they do to their bikes, then I don't see why a "normal" rider would cause much damage.
I have looked closely at more than a few stunter's bikes that had drilled uppers. MOST of them were hacked, crudely done jobs...and to a man, they all held up to repeated abuse (far more than my bars will encounter)

I actually ground a nice spacer to fit underneath that distributes the stress out futher. Seems rock solid. (I have a picture somewhere here of Zach's "washer" stack under his drilled upper......if that held, I'm in like flint)
 

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whats with those frame sliders? i've never seen that style before. custom mounts?
Those are R&G Slider that work with the full factory lowers (w/out having to drill a hole in the lowers to fit Motosliders I had on my bike)
 

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Pay it forward.
If given the chance I shall....

Front wheel on now, sensor working...front brakes bled...

I'd like to thank both Ken (D'Ecosse) and Variable for their patience with all my PM questions. Now all that remains is to mount my rear wheel and I'm off!
 

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If given the chance I shall....

Front wheel on now, sensor working...front brakes bled...

I'd like to thank both Ken (D'Ecosse) and Variable for their patience with all my PM questions. Now all that remains is to mount my rear wheel and I'm off!
I was just thinking about all the OG people that answered all of my questions, Zoran, Sarge, Nudist, Tygaboy, johnnySV, RD350, et al. And obviously all the people I regularly commo with like Cru, Sam, Doug, Ken, imdying, Morph and probably a few others i missed as well ticking noises, to how to cut carbon fiber, and all sorts of ridiculous aesthetic Q's. I always try to be as helpful as possible given the great sense of community I have gotten from these interactions. Looks good Dan, keep it up.
 

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So here she is with her new black rear wheel installed, brand spanking new Avons front and rear....just waiting for the lowers and rear hugger.

 

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Not a fan of the way your mirror is mounted or angled, but the black wheels and forkset on the silver frameset looks great.

LOL now that you say that Variable...I forgot that the mirrors were moved forward like that (done to allow me to brace the front of the bike as we removed the jackstands from under the sliders)
Here...mirrors angled correctly, lowers on
 
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