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for the past few years i've been using a pair of Trackside hand guards for the winter but since i fitted a new fairing a few months ago they wouldn't fit. With the temp still dropping and my hands starting to freeze on the outside with my heated grips i figure i need to do something before it gets too much colder and stops me from riding. I looked online and found a pair of Handlebar Muffs. Looks simple enough so instead of buying and waiting for them to arrive i went down to Jo-Ann's fabric and just made a pair for cheaper.





Haven't done a test ride yet it because it snowed but i can reach all the controls just fine. I have to run some errands tomorrow so looks like thursday will be the day.
Okay so heres an update. i got to ride in this morning.

Ride time 30 mins
outside temp 30 degs
windchill temp 7 degrees @ 90 for 20 mins

I didn't need to use my heated grips on the ride in and my hands were warmer then my arms, granted i was wearing a long sleeve shirt with Freeze Out pull over and my blue pull over for color. i could access the controls easily and operate throttle, clutch, and brake. I highly recommend if you plan on riding though winter to make some. it costed $30 in materal and i made 2 pair. if you dont have the ability to make some then buy some their totally worth it.
 

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Okay so heres an update. i got to ride in this morning.

Ride time 30 mins
outside temp 30 degs
windchill temp 7 degrees @ 90 for 20 mins

I didn't need to use my heated grips on the ride in and my hands were warmer then my arms, granted i was wearing a long sleeve shirt with Freeze Out pull over and my blue pull over for color. i could access the controls easily and operate throttle, clutch, and brake. I highly recommend if you plan on riding though winter to make some. it costed $30 in materal and i made 2 pair. if you dont have the ability to make some then buy some their totally worth it.
I am copying this post over to the 'what did you do to your SV today' thread cause this is golden.

Thanks for posting this.
 

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Just fitted a lovely titanium Scorpion powercone to my '15 Gladys. Expensive, even with 10% discount from Ghostbikes, but looks fantastic and sounds great, even with baffles left in. Tried without them but it sounded a bit anti-social. It feels like it pulls a bit more between 50 - 80 mph. Been down to the garage just to take a look a couple of times this evening.....so worth every penny!
Pics below (hopefully!).

 

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Just fitted new tailpack (Biketek 'Urbano'). For about £30, it's a good bit of kit - holds about 30 litres, has good quality rain cover and fits snugly and securely on the pillion seat. Even has a colour coordinated side panel! Also put on an extenda fenda from Pyramid Plastics to keep the crap from Gladys's radiator.
Pic below:

 

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Yesterday checked the oil and adjusted the chain and checked air pressure.
Because of going out of town for the holidays i think yesterdays ride was the last for the year. Looking forward to getting back on in 2 weeks. Merry Christmas everyone!
 

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Gave her a wash and adjusted the upper stay bracket and rest of the fairing brackets and finally adjusted the headlight. i can see much better at night now. everything is still working good with the GSXR fairings. 25 degs on the ride in this morning. felt so good to get back on the bike from being out of state for the last week. Happy New Year everyone!
 

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Happy and Safe New Year to everyone....

So new pads and fluid all round. Secondly a '07 GSX R 750 mono shock placed in the rear (an eBay purchase). Have not set it up correctly yet. Get a couple of kms on it and see how it feels. Sorry no pics or info as there already plenty of that on posts for doing the exhange.

So after previously placing Ricor Intiminators in front forks, taking out my Hagon Progressive springs, and now replacing my Hyperpro progressive mono spring for the GSX R, I've those springs for sale if anyone interested. I will be posting on the For Sale section. Shipping from Philipppines.
 

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I dealt with a little bit of Spring maintenance today. New spark plugs in her, which also gave me an excuse to flush the coolant and get some good stuff in her before it gets toasty again.

(Sidenote: one of my favorite parts of riding with my uncle is making fun of his ZX-10R because the thing runs so hot the fan kicks on while at an intersection, and my bike will hardly ever have the fan kick on. I actually get worried whenever it does because it happens so infrequently.)

Did a fresh oil change for the year, she's on fancy Royal Purple synthetic now and I opted for the HiFloFiltro Racing 138 this time because of the handy dandy nut tacked to the top that makes getting it on a breeze, and I can only imagine getting it off will be easier. No more stabbing filters with a porn star sized flathead screw driver. I also suspect that the filter media is a little better, just judging by eye from what I can see inside. But who am I to know.

Lastly, she got a nice thorough cleaning top to bottom. I sprung for the good Meguiar's Ultimate Wash and Wax, and hot damn is she shiny. I bet you can't help but stare. https://www.instagram.com/p/BBQzybbgE88/?taken-by=strifewolfe

Took her for a quick ride to get a burrito, and she was super happy and ran hella smooth.

Tires are Continental Sport Attack 3s, on Pre-Order through Revzilla. They should be here at the end of the month/beginning of next month. Chain, new front turn signals, grips, and luggage are all waiting in my cart on Amazon until the tax return comes in. And as soon as USP(o)S gets me my tail tidy that has been sitting in Chicago for the past 5 days, I'll have that plus the new rear turn signals mounted up.
 

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Had the "wings" powder coated black and put on a DanMoto exhaust. She sounds amazing. Went for a short ride around the block. Just waiting for it to warm up a bit more to really try it out. Got a GSXR shock waiting to go in next.
 

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Rebuild of front forks with .90 springs and 15wt fork oil.

Installed mint GSXR600 rear suspension.

Rebound and compression is much improved... took her out for a spin in January ;)
 

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Picked it up from the dealer, rode it home at running in speeds, fitted a Puig flyscreen and a brighter headlamp bulb.

Off to the bike show tomorrow so that's enough for one day!
 

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Got my new IXIL L2X Hyperlow slip on today considering it was only $225 Shipped from their site the quality seems very good I can't post photos due to being low on post count :(:(:(
 

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Thanks eddiemon, Also recently added a SW-MOTECH Bags Connection Engage Tank bag. Bag is well made, quick lock is convenient, not touching the paint is good too the only real drawback is the price
 

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Rode for the first time in 2 weeks. Had a baby girl at the beginning of the month. Was off for 2 weeks and i spent them at home enjoying our new addition, and driving when i had to run errands. Feels good to be back on the saddle. Also last week i made my last payment on my bike. Alice is officially mine now.
 

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Installed frame and swing arm sliders from SV Racing Parts. Quick and painless. Waiting for the bolt to come in and then the GSXR shock is going on along with the new exhaust. Can't wait.







 

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Finally got the shock in. Took much longer then expected and there were lots of swear words. Thank God I'll never have to do it again.

 

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Got a new battery and rode to work for the first time in 3 weeks because of stupid Rectifier killing the battery and having to be replaced from Suzuki Recall.
 
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