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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-22-2016, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Not everyone's cup of tea PART 2

I've been working on getting my bike back to streetable for months and finally went for a ride the other day, it was a sweet little victory!

MODS:

Stainless brake clutch rear lines w/sintered pads (was gonna to do some radial brakes but these are fine for me, great stopping power)
Race tech sprung forks OEM valving is fine for now
Corbin seat
LSL headlight (same light I always use this is the 3rd one I bought, hey I like it)
CRG levers
Pazzo preload adjusters
Renthal fat bars
Hyper pro stabilizer
Custom gauge bracket (Haven't had gauges in years, kinda cool)
SV 650 radiator w/spal fan
Frame sliders
Gilles rearsets
Pro shift star
15/43 gearing
Road 4's
LBP GP pipes (Loud is awesome in my book)
PCV w/auto tune

There's a few more things I'd like to do but the goal here was to rebuild and not let her go... love this bike really didn't want to part it out. Big thanks to the forum without you guys it would've been a MUCH slower process. I got some really good deals on parts sold some of the old stuff off (what was still useable) and some guys just donated parts to the cause. Several true motorcycle enthusiasts on this site. I won't forget that I try to sell/give away my stuff here cheap before I ebay it and keep the good vibes flowing. Anyway I just got her together and figured I'd share a couple of pics on how the 'ol girl currently sits.

-Brian

Still looking for a clean OEM clutch cover (I have an extra rashed one if some needs it)
And a fork tube but that's down the road.
Better idea for a coolant catch can LOL
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-22-2016, 06:34 PM
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Looks cool mate. At least you don't have expensive fairings to worry about.
How's the seat? I've got to do something about my seat. My tailbone is still sore 2 days after a 200 mile ride.
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Thanks, I love corbin it's usually the first thing I do to any bike. Some people swear by sargent I've never had one though. It takes a little bit to break it in though, but once you do it's great. I will say what I'm not a fan of is the fact that it's slick, like you can slip around on it a lot. Every corbin I've ever had has been like that though... maybe I'm over thinking it but that's the only less than perfect thing I can say. It's a must have for me. The factory plank sucks.

Also one of my favorite mods I don't see a lot of people do is the shift star. Night and day difference. Some folks have reported its hard to find neutral but I don't have that problem. I admit neutral is a bit tricky-er but not hard by any means, and the payoff is huge. No false neutrals the shifts are butter smooth rock solid and precise got rid of all the play/slop and it feels like it shortened the throw I'm sure about that though, definitely recommend it. Well worth it.

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I'm guessing the radiator setup you have wouldn't with the stock fairings? Post some close up shots when you can.
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I'm guessing the radiator setup you have wouldn't with the stock fairings? Post some close up shots when you can.
Nope, to wide
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Took her out for the first time since the "whoremeghedon" hit and I gotta say, I absolutely LOVE these pipes. I'm getting a tiny little bit of popping on decel so I gotta dig in a little and put some fresh gaskets through out the exhaust connections, might as well do em all while I'm there. But WOW musical combustion when I'm on the throttle... the sound is absolutely wonderful. All and all I'm so glad I rebuilt, all day grin.

Ride on fellow RC'ers!
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