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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-19-2006, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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SV body work question

The SV I'm picking up doesn't have an upper or lower. What kind of mounting brackets will I need to put that on? It does have a guage cluster, it's an '04

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You will need an aftermarket fairing stay, prices and designs vary. The rest of the brackets you will have ti figure out and custom make yourself.

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cool does anyone have a good picture of the side of their sv with race plastics so I know the general area of mounting tabs?
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Is the bike an SV or SVS? The naked bike (SV) has different bars than the SVS and might be a problem with mounting plastics.

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The bike isn't stock. I believe it has woodcraft clip-ons
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I think I'm going to go with gsxr plastics if they'll fit. What year and size gsxr will I need? I can get a pretty good deal on cheetah plastics. Also what fairing stay will I need? Hopefully I'll be able to order this stuff before sept 2.

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You ended up with an 04? You do realize that there have been a lot of reliability issues with those models when used for track/racing? I'm not trying to bring you down, but do some research on this because I've personally seen one drop a motor at BHF, and there was an article about some of the issues too. Just check it out there may be a solution to it by now.
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You ended up with an 04? You do realize that there have been a lot of reliability issues with those models when used for track/racing? I'm not trying to bring you down, but do some research on this because I've personally seen one drop a motor at BHF, and there was an article about some of the issues too. Just check it out there may be a solution to it by now.
I know, but I like the idea of fuel injection and having a newer bike (im weird). I also talked to my buddy tim luporini and he beats the crap out of his 04 and he says he's never had a problem. From the reading I've done on svrider.com it seems that the cranks on 99-06's that have broke all broke in the same place and it rarely happens on a stock motored bike. The guy I bought the bike from was the service manager at a dealership and an airforce mechanic for 20 years so it seems the bike was very well maintained.

Do you know anything about what bodywork fits? I'd really like to be able to get a upper/lower mounted before the 2nd of sept.

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Seems the problem with second generation SV motors is hit or miss, hope you got a good one.

For bodywork, if you want new, Armour Bodies is supposed to be the best. They are Gsxr style but have been narrowed at the bottom to fit better and to not grind on the ground at full lean. I think all the others scrap.

Try Godfather, they are cheap.

If you are looking for used try the wera board.

FYI, I have been looking for a good deal on used SV bodywork for a long time, it almost always is junk or goes for a premium price.

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Seems the problem with second generation SV motors is hit or miss, hope you got a good one.

For bodywork, if you want new, Armour Bodies is supposed to be the best. They are Gsxr style but have been narrowed at the bottom to fit better and to not grind on the ground at full lean. I think all the others scrap.

Try Godfather, they are cheap.

If you are looking for used try the wera board.

FYI, I have been looking for a good deal on used SV bodywork for a long time, it almost always is junk or goes for a premium price.

cool do you know what fairing stay I'll need for the armour bodies plastics? I read you can use a stocker, a 03/04 gsxr one, or aftermarket depending on what plastics you buy? I hear godfather has went out of business...
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cool do you know what fairing stay I'll need for the armour bodies plastics? I read you can use a stocker, a 03/04 gsxr one, or aftermarket depending on what plastics you buy? I hear godfather has went out of business...
I think any aftermarket one will work. They are almost always aluminium, so they bend easily. Try to get one with replacable ears or one that's extra stout. I have a Vortex on my bike (with just a number plate) and it snapped it's ears off like nothing in an easy lowside.

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thats why i was going to try and find a cheapo stocker if it'll work. Maybe Nick has one lying around in his 3 bikes worth of parts hint hint
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