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Old 03-10-22, 07:25 AM   #21
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Cheers Col for keeping us entertained and edumacated too Would love to have the skills to tear my bike down to the frame and give it a well needed amount of tlc, maybe this series will be my guide
Thanks for that. I sure that anybody can do it, it's just that initial "should I do this as I don't really know what I'm doing" syndrome sets in.

As it says in my Youtube Bio, I don't profess to be a mechanic..... far from it, I'm just somebody that has taken things apart from a very young age, then tried to put them together again & hope that they work.
I've made some really bad decisions & it's cost me a lot of money to put them right, but I try to learn from my mistakes.
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Old 03-10-22, 09:37 AM   #22
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Excellent Col. Not far off of the rebuild stage now then.
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Old 03-10-22, 04:26 PM   #23
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I find this one even more interesting then the previous builds, seeing as I used to have a blue Curvy.
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Old 08-10-22, 05:19 AM   #24
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Excellent Col. Not far off of the rebuild stage now then.
I have some fabricating to do on the fairing that I'm trying to fit, but then, yes, hopefully start to piece it back together


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I find this one even more interesting then the previous builds, seeing as I used to have a blue Curvy.
Oh dear, I may upset you with the idea I have for the paint...... But, then again


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Old 08-10-22, 08:48 AM   #25
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That's interesting about the Honda fork internals fitting the SV. Keen to see how well they work now.
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That's interesting about the Honda fork internals fitting the SV. Keen to see how well they work now.
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Old 10-10-22, 12:22 PM   #27
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That's interesting about the Honda fork internals fitting the SV. Keen to see how well they work now.
Yes, I can't wait to see how they perform, but it'll be a while yet.
Thought I'd show you the look I'm going for on this build before the next video comes out. Frame will be black


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Old 10-10-22, 12:49 PM   #28
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GSX-R fairing? Interesting exhaust, that's for sure, and the front end looks so skinny without the front cylinder

As black is quite slimming it'll make the already quite svelte SV look deceptively diminutive, which may well catch out a few wannabees at the lights.
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Old 10-10-22, 03:37 PM   #29
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As black is quite slimming it'll make the already quite svelte SV look deceptively diminutive, which may well catch out a few wannabees at the lights.
Fz600 fairing. I wanted Gixxer, but the prices - even for damaged items were just too expensive. I'll be after a bellypan too, hopefully, that should give it a nicer look, but that's a long way off yet. I've been experimenting with where to have the exhaust & am now thinking high level. I'm going to have to get in touch with an engineering company to see if a link pipe can be fabricated.

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Fz600 fairing. ...
Well I recognised it instantly - see my sig!

Looks quite good in that pic, actually. I like the concept.

(Ironically, as part of my project musings, I've been considering an SV front end (with internals tweaked) as a budget upgrade for my FZ to improve suspension and get rid of the 16" front wheel without looking too non-standard. Haven't worked out the rear end change to get rid of the 18" wheel there though - narrow swing arm means clearances for wider wheel are tights so need to experiment. Don't hold your breath though, this isn's derail - mine's a very, very slow project, some might say glacial or stagnant - again, see sig!)
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