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Old 24-08-08, 02:59 PM   #1
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Talking Rebuild.

This is how it was :




Now im back my SV needs reanimating.. it hasnt been started since april and still has the same fuel / oil and fluids from then.. here is how it looks currently









so far ive replaced the grips and the brake nd clutch leavers..
my initial plan was to go all out on it.. but the bank man says "NO" currently so i just need it running..

this is whats wrong.. as far as i know..

needs a new can system,
front and rear subframes are bent
stearing might be out..
wont start.. thinks thats the battery though..
paint and body work
needs a full service with vavle clearences the lot..

i need to get this working as im still paying for it and its such a massive waste otherwise...

its just sat there dormant lol...

any ideas?
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Old 24-08-08, 03:13 PM   #2
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Shiny that downpipe, then it should all be fine
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Old 24-08-08, 03:14 PM   #3
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That garage looks FAR too clean and tidy. Im not showing you ours! :S

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Old 24-08-08, 03:19 PM   #4
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Bit of T-cut and gaffa tape and you'll be running in no time!

I would suggest just hitting it with a hammer to get it running...

... but it kinda looks like that been done to it already.

At least it should keep you in the garage and out of trouble for a bit.
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Old 24-08-08, 04:01 PM   #5
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Have you not got the OEM exhaust which you could bolt back on?

Subframes can be brought back to shape with a good bend.
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Old 24-08-08, 04:58 PM   #6
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Subframes can be brought back to shape with a good bend.
While I'd normally agree that you can, that looks like quite a nasty crack in the rear subframe and I never sucessfully managed to straighten a curvy front subframe[1], it was never quite right.

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[1] I have no idea what the pointy one looks like.
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Old 24-08-08, 05:49 PM   #7
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There are professional metal workers that have never sucessfully straightened a pointy front subframe - they're also rarer than rocking horse poo to buy on the cheap!

Unfortunately, you're looking at 160 for a new OEM one. But console yourself in the fact that it's not the plastic tabs that hold the headlight to the front subframe, the OEM cost of that is 240!!
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Old 24-08-08, 10:02 PM   #8
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The curvy ones are a right git. Northwind managed it I believe by sort of building a jig around the bike in an ingenious fashion.

The rear doesnt have so much stuff to line up, so I'd be tempted to just rag it back to straight with a scaff pole and weld the crack up.
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Old 24-08-08, 10:25 PM   #9
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There are professional metal workers that have never sucessfully straightened a pointy front subframe - they're also rarer than rocking horse poo to buy on the cheap!

Unfortunately, you're looking at 160 for a new OEM one. But console yourself in the fact that it's not the plastic tabs that hold the headlight to the front subframe, the OEM cost of that is 240!!
Feck! I thought it was expensive after I bent my curvy 'S' front subframe and broke the headlight in 2000, no one seemed to have broken an intact bike back then so I had to buy new.

110quid for the subframe and 120 for the headlight!

I've now got about 3 slightly bent curvy front subframes...

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Old 25-08-08, 10:58 PM   #10
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Looking through ebay today there are some cheap full systems on there under 100 for both oem and replacements systems.

Only fix things that will mean the bike is safe and road legal. The service for the most part can be done by you. Also drain your tank of fuel and the fuel systems too.

If you want spare parts places like JHs racing could be useful as they build SV's for racing so they could have bits lying about, you never know until you try! Thats what I would do if were you, good luck with it.
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