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Old 06-14-2012, 07:51 AM   #376
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Cool2 Lower shock mount

The lower shock mount is now welded to the swing arm.

Now to fab the upper. Gonna get some cheesy pics too!
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:55 PM   #377
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nice, i was getting nervous it got stuffed in the corner
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:13 AM   #378
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Talking No corner stuffing!!!

Just needed to get some more $ together. I'm getting so excited to ride this thing. Took a buddy's Yamaha enduro for a ride the other night. That REALLY gave me the bugaboo to finish this thing. So light, and REDONKEYLOUS amounts of fun.
Starting on the upper shock mount today. Then its time to fab up the new rear brake pedal mounting point. Switching from drum to disc back there. A new kick stand mount is in order too. Then it's off to powder coating!

I just found a local vinyl guy that has great prices to re-cover the seat. He has..... *ahem*...... "cheddar" colored vinyl. Maybe "cheddar" (lol) and faux carbon fiber, or faux alligator for the seat color. Of course, the "SP" on the seat will be carried over to the new design. Gotta be able to identify this mutant somehow.

And, of course I don't have a "smart" phone yet, but that update is going to be required soon. That's why I can't post any pics from the phone......................................... ....Why does technology matter so much when building my post-apocalyptic machine anyways?


Cheers Y'all!
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:06 AM   #379
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Back to the original post...

A housemate used to own a SP600. I could barely touch ground, but I ended up taking my motorcycle license test and passed the first time. It has been so long, I barely remember much about the bike except that it had a huge gas tank.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:49 PM   #380
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got the base gasket replaced this weekend





shakedown ride got caught in some soaker rain so we stopped for a min



ol goose with a newly oil tight sp

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Old 06-27-2012, 06:01 PM   #381
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Hi Guys

I just bought my first bike, an SP 600F, not 3 weeks ago. It's a really torquey bike and it is so much fun to ride around, as I'm sure you all are aware of. My first upgrade will probably be hand guards as I have already dropped the bike once unfortunately, and bent the clutch lever like a banana. Any other suggestions for mods?

It's in pretty good all around shape. The seat has three tears on one side, the manifold is rusty as hell, and the front fork covers are cracked and faded along with fading of plastics.

It has a Supertrapp exhaust which was installed by the PO or before and is LOUD and also recently polished Also it has a plastic tank which is a weight saver.

The carb has a flat spot at the beginning of first and mainly transitioning to second, where it takes a little while for the bike to pick up and can be choppy making it hard to hold on to. This is probably what I dislike most about the bike right now. Has anyone tried the Six Sigma Jet Kit? How did it perform?


Here's a link to my smugmug account for pictures:

http://sp600.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...0477&k=GHzPXKs
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:54 AM   #382
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Wicked New seat!!!!!




Added 1/4" memory foam. All for $120!!!!

SP600, I see your from Chicago. My shop is in Lake Villa.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:00 AM   #383
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Six Sigma Jet Kit

I'm curious about this too.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:59 AM   #384
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Nice Seat!!

That looks really well done actually. hmm. Yeah you are pretty close...which means that guys shop is close....and I have a torn seat... uh oh


Also I meant to upload this album:
http://suzukisp600.smugmug.com/Motor...0896&k=kGXntX8
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:51 PM   #385
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hey nice, another sp! glad to see em still out there poppin up

seat looks great im glad you kept the sp on there. people gotta know!
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:25 AM   #386
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Darn Right!

The SP will be the only way to identify the bike unless ya can spot the CV carb from a distance.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:42 AM   #387
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Laugh The Buell seat

Taking the Buell seat to get done this week. Maybe the passenger pillion too......
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:46 AM   #388
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Hey SP600!!!!!

You don't happen to know who makes that tank do ya? How much fuel does it hold? I'm thinking of a plastic piece for mine, but like the bulbous shape of the stocker. Yours looks like stock shape, just a bit smaller.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:39 PM   #389
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Gunut75

I'll have to take a look and get back to you on that.

I spent all weekend working on my front tube because I somehow got a flat, no nail or anything. I pulled the tube out and it was pretty obvious the tube hadn't been replaced in a long time.... so I'm figuring it was just age.

I got the flat in a JiffyLube parking lot though, so they filled me up and I raced back home before it went flat again
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #390
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Plastic Tank

I checked the tank and there's no make inscription or model number molded in the plastic. Sorry. I can verify that it is smaller. Maybe something around 4.5 gal.
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