I've mentioned this project a few times in other threads, and decided it's about time I start providing a little progress on this. Fortunately, putting a GSXR front end on an SV650 is much more straightforward than the RC51 swap on a 919, otherwise it might be too much for me! It's been done a lot, so I had good confidence in being able to sort any issues I might run into.
I've been bad about getting pics for each step, but have a few that I can share on progress so far.
Here's the poor bike, already stripped down and suspended so I could remove the triples:
Please ignore the mess....I'm working on it!
Top and bottom of head tube with races removed:
Old SV triples left, new GSXR triples on the right:
The new triples are over 2.5 lbs lighter than the old ones!
Old SV clip-on next to TL1000 clip-on:
I originally bought GSXR clip-ons, but they didn't sit high enough.
My work over this past weekend: custom steering stops! They're not pretty, but they work :P
Installed on the bike:
Here are the forks that will be installed, maybe tomorrow. '07 GSXR 600:
The shock that will replace the worthless stock (honestly, the SV shock is really bad). An '06 Kawi 636 shock:
And, finally the wheels. They are at the powdercoater to get a silver finish similar to the OEM SV wheels. They were in great shape, but it would've just been too much blue to use them as is!
Yes, I'm putting the GSXR rear wheel on the SV, thanks to some help from TWF Racing.
I'm also updating the voltage regulator (R/R) thanks to an iffy OEM unit. Switching it out for a MOSFET unit off a CBR600RR. Now I just need to find some Yamaha parts to round out the composition of this bike
Will continue updating as I make progress. The rest will hopefully go pretty quickly.