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Sv1000 Chin Fairing / Chin Cowl / Belly Pan mod to fit SV650. Updated. Pics

I bought an OEM chin fairing for a sv1000 to put on my Second Generation Sv650.

Some trimming had to be done. Here is an inside picture with the red line showing were some plastic had to be cut away to make room for the exhaust. For the trim work i used a jigsaw with a fine metel cutting blade. It works fast and easy.

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The right side of the cowl also has to be trimmed to fit.

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After checking for exhaust clearance I had to figure out what to use for brackets and bushings.

Brackets - Went to ace hardware and picked up some in the hardware section. They were 4in long and pre-drilled.


The pre-drilled holes actually matched up for 3 of the mounts so i didnt even need to drill them. The 2 that went on the back needed the edges rounded off so they would fit against the body. They also needed trimmed for length. I just uscrewed the stock bolts on either side, put the brackets on and tightened them back down. Very easy to do.

Bushings- I bought this new and it didnt come with bushing so i made my own. They are 5/8 rubber washers that i found in the plumbing section.


For mounting hardware i bought 4 metric bolts i think 20mm long. 8 lock nuts, 8 washers, and 8 rubber washers.

Installation- To secure the bushing i sandwiched them between 2 washers and tightened them from the back with one of the lock nuts.


There was still enough of the bolt left over to mount up and tighten down with the remaining lock nuts.

I then mounted the brackets on the bike except for the front left one. It fit snug against the oil cooler so i attached it to the cowl first and then to the bike. The rest of the bolts mounted up, squeezing the mounts together between the nuts i used to attach the washers. When you get it all bolted up it is very solid. I would suggest using locking nuts so it doesnt rattle off.

All in all it wasnt that hard. And the best part is the money you can save. You can find these cowls for under 100$ and mount them up for $15 worth of hardware. Plus they come painted. They also stopped making the OEM cowls like this for the 650s. This is the first time I have done a project like this, and it wasnt all that hard. Any questions please ask. Thanks for looking.

Here are some finished pictures. I just repositioned it. Looks better now.







 

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It does look slightly out of place. The pan itself is asymetrical so its kind of hard to figure out where it should go. I may move it around a little. I originally called Oneida for a 650 pan. They quit making these from the factory for the 650s. And they didnt have any in their inventory in the copper. Plus the 650 OEM cowls were $250+ and i bought this one new from them for $115.
 

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Good job.
Consider making your own brackets instead of those pre-drilled ones, I think you could get it to line up much better with your own.
 

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great job!! as far as the placement, i feel like it needs to cover the exhaust header on the right side---but that's just me. awesome work though
 

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Hi Puntas13,

Having some trouble with the two rear bolts. Would like to know which engine bolts do the brackets attach to and how much did you cut off the brackets. I can't tell from your photo's how the pan attaches to the rear because it's hidden by the pan.

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I finally got this done. I had to cut around the exhaust quite a few times. Looking at your original red line, you definitely got it right. Eventually, I took a sharpie and rested the side of it on the exhaust as I held the fairing in place and traced down onto it.

I just got a length of aluminum and drilled holes, cut, rounded each piece to fit. It took some patience to make it all level and look right.

I used a dremel for everything.

Now I just need a bit of touch-up paint for the exposed edge I cut...




 

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I know everyone is trying to be positive. But you totally botched that job. Just cuz you got it to bolt up doesn't mean its correct. Refer to a photo of a factory installed model and think to yourself if your wrong part for your model bike even remotely is doing what that fairing is supposed to do. Cuz it's not. It's not even remotely. I'll bet it actually causes more drag and increased noise. Both of which it is designed to reduce. plus it looks terrible. I'm sorry. But it does. Get the right parts the right tools and enough experience before attempting any job. Or you'll get what you have here.
 
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