Ok, I know that there are quite a few threads with information and a couple examples of SV650s that have been built up for more off-road purposes. Every time something new, or even something old, pops up with a off-road SV on it, there are lots of SV lovers (myself included) who want more information. The information there is available currently is extremely scattered and fragmented, and I thought it would be a good idea to make a thread dedicated to what is known and what is possible. I've looked into this a LOT, and there definitely isn't an all-in-one thread on the subject anywhere. I'm hoping this will be a source of inspiration and go the direction of the "twin sport 500" thread, where people are experimenting and innovating and sharing new fixes. Of course, it would be nice if people would finish those projects they started, but anyway... Ultimately, it would be great if a working parts list was created here for a more dirt-capable SV. I know I'd love to see that. If nothing else, however, I'd like to see people contribute what they already know so we can have it all in one easily referenced thread. So, what do I know? Forks: 41mm 2008 klr has 41mm forks CRF 450 does too KX250 XT600 forks are 41mm, but they taper down below upper triple Possibly use tripleclamps and forks from DL 650/1000? Rear shock: Here's a thread on svrider that gives myriad different options for shock swap on the SV650: http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=45179 Rear wheel: Hub from a F650 axle spacing/sprocket almost perfect, need wheel offset adjusted. Almost every dirted sv photo I've seen has rear spokes, so there must be other easy solutions I re-hosted the photos I used at tinypic so they wouldn't be lost to the sands of time. If anyone took any of these photos and would rather I didn't use them this way, just let me know. First one, the infamous yellow SV650 Enduro, by Gaspare Momesso Contrary to myth, it was a one-off, and any allegations of him selling kits were due to his trying to sell, as a kit, the conversion parts to this one-off. God, I wonder where that stuff ended up?! I found a quoted email by him, giving the only clue to parts list... Next, Aussie SV650 enduro. Not as polished as the yellow one, but it's being ridden! Info found here: The SV650 Supermoto by eyedragaknee It fits in because its really only a bigger front wheel and some dirt tires away from working... Well, maybe it needs to have some mud rubbed on it as well. I PMed to ask about it, and here's what I got. Finally, and most recently, Amazing Ricardo's frankenSV from the "burning liberal festival 2007" thread. All I know about this one is what can see in pictures. I PMed Amazing Ricardo, but no response yet. Looks like he's been away for a while. Hopefully he'll get back here with some solid parts info and riding impressions. I blew up and cropped the pics for bike detail. Ok, phew... That's the info I have on the subject, as complete as I can recal. As I said at the start, hopefully this will help and inspire others. I really hope it will inspire more folks to chime in with helpful information! For example, what are some more 41mm forks that might bolt right in, especially ones that have the axle at the centerline of the fork rather than in front, so trail doesn't get screwed up? What about options for raising the rear, moving the pegs forward, putting a spoked hub in the swingarm, etc...?