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Old 25-11-22, 07:32 AM   #1
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Default Rebuild update.

Sorry, I've been a little busy over the past couple of weeks, so thought I would update you on what I'm doing with the SV
Part 11 & 12 of the rebuild have been published on YouTube. If you wish to watch them, I'll put the links below.
I have bought an RGV250 single seat unit for it, but when I loosely fitted it, it has been consigned to the "under the bench" status. I am also thinking of junking the FZ fairing as the more I look at it, the more I don't think it fits the look of the bike, so have ordered a normal 7" headlamp, but am fitting an LED lamp to it. I still love the Panigale silencer, so am trying to suss out how to make a link pipe for it, I may have to push it to an engineering company about half a mile away from me to see if it's possible.





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Old 25-11-22, 05:11 PM   #2
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I'm sure you'll make the right choice with the bodywork Mr C.

I sat on an SV650 at the Show yesterday and fondly remembered how it made me feel when I had one back in the day. And then I wondered what you'd do to it to make it more unique.
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Old 27-11-22, 11:15 AM   #3
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I'm sure you'll make the right choice with the bodywork Mr C.



I sat on an SV650 at the Show yesterday and fondly remembered how it made me feel when I had one back in the day. And then I wondered what you'd do to it to make it more unique.
Cheers Trev
I quite like the look of the new SV. Cafe racer look would be cool, or, as a Japanese factory has done, Katana look alike is very nice. Obviously junk the gladius exhaust.
2nd picture is now how I'm going after spending hours trying to get the RGV seat fitted.

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Old 27-11-22, 03:16 PM   #4
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... or, as a Japanese factory has done, Katana look alike is very nice. Obviously junk the gladius exhaust...
Always had a soft spot for the Katana (the classic one, not the modern monstrosity or the dreadfully mis-named mopeds).

The zorst on your current mock up looks fruity
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Old 27-11-22, 10:30 PM   #5
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Cheers Trev

I want one!!
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Old 28-11-22, 12:03 AM   #6
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Thats an interesting looking exhaust you have there, I'd like to know more, whats the story?
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Old 28-11-22, 07:31 AM   #7
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Always had a soft spot for the Katana (the classic one, not the modern monstrosity or the dreadfully mis-named mopeds).

The zorst on your current mock up looks fruity
I never liked them when they 1st came out, but have a proper soft spot for them as I got older. I would love an original & do keep looking on Ebay at the 400 variant as I'd never be able to afford the 1000.


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I want one!!
Nice isn't it? Maybe the Japanese should build one for the market.


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Thats an interesting looking exhaust you have there, I'd like to know more, whats the story?
I have a vision in my head of what the bike is going to look like when finished & I wanted a twin exit exhaust & saw this on a Ducati Panigale. I MAY still use this, but will have to have a bespoke link pipe made as the Duke is 60mm & the SV 55mm, plus the Duke pipe angle means that I can't just have 1 bend in the link pipe, it needs at least 2.
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Hey Col, any advance on part 14 of the rebuild yet?
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Col, I'm on tenterhooks here! Did the SV pass the MoT?
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Col, I'm on tenterhooks here! Did the SV pass the MoT?
This is where I'm up to at the moment. I am buying some new tyres sometime this month, then I'll see about the MOT at the end of this month I think.


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