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Old 29-07-16, 08:06 AM   #1
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Default Sv650a 2016 tail tidy

Hi guys, im new in this forum, i just bought myself a new SV650A 2016 and would like to fit a tail tidy on it as the standard ones look bulky and ugly (as we all know ). Im just wondering if the R&G Tail tidy is good enough in term of fitting and product quality? thanks.
Pictures would be much appreciated.

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Old 05-08-16, 08:19 AM   #2
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I have an R&G on my 2005.

It came with the bike when I bought it.
I wouldn't buy another. The paint all fell off it and it started to corrode pretty much the first time I took the bike out in the rain (1st owner was a fair weather rider).

The set angle of the number plate meant the plate hit the back wheel. Last owner had a small plate on the bike and it was still catching the wheel, so I had to bend the tail tidy so the plate was angled more.
This resulted in the metal actually tearing/splitting. It is quite thin.

The supplied LED light with mine was rubbish. Not a problem if you only ride in daylight, but I don't.

So I had to weld the splits up, rub the thing down and repaint it to make it better. I also managed to incorporate the OE number plate light into my reworked tidy.

This is just my experience of it though, I'm sure others will use them and have no problems.
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Old 05-08-16, 08:41 AM   #3
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Yep they are pish. I emailed them telling them how sh*t they are, and even dangerous in my bike's case and they couldn't care less. Overpriced crap
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Old 05-08-16, 09:25 AM   #4
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A Dundee punter eh ?
I'm originally from Dundee. Perth Road/Hawkhill/Blackness Road area. Went to the Harris
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Old 05-08-16, 09:28 AM   #5
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I'm from Monifieth originally. I'm actually working in Dundee uni today so very near to there. Do you know Clarkies bakery?
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I'm from Monifieth originally. I'm actually working in Dundee uni today so very near to there. Do you know Clarkies bakery?
Up Peddie Street ?
It's a friend of mine who owns it. His family started it years ago
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Up Peddie Street ?
It's a friend of mine who owns it. His family started it years ago
Yeah. We always go there for Friday morning break
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Old 05-08-16, 07:50 PM   #8
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Small world.
I used to live one street along. I don't remember the bakery but spent a lot of time, probably too much, in the Campbeltown.
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Old 08-08-16, 07:53 AM   #9
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Small world.
I used to live one street along. I don't remember the bakery but spent a lot of time, probably too much, in the Campbeltown.
Ha !!

I lived in Taits Lane too.
Number 30....the big hoose half way up.
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