The Official SV Thread... SV650

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by disconnected, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. discoganya

    discoganya Engineer, Rider, Dad

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    2002 SV650N Here.

    I recently got my hands on an interesting looking windscreen. Here are some pics I'd like to share -->.

    In original naked condition:
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    With the new windscreen:
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  2. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown I ain't nobody, dork. Right?

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    I am curious, with a smaller windscreen such as that, does it only really help if you leaning on the tank?

    Nice Naked though.
  3. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim Been here awhile

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    What windscreeen is that and where can it be purchased
  4. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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  5. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    believe it or not, that wind screen is pretty large. bigger than the one i have. you don't have to be hugging the tank to feel the benefits.

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    skylinejuly16pic09 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr
  6. discoganya

    discoganya Engineer, Rider, Dad

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    I am 6'1" and the screen does not help much in the upright position. I like the looks tho :)
  7. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    Is that seriously 20 USD? What sort of quality is it? It looks fantastic. How is it mounted?
  8. discoganya

    discoganya Engineer, Rider, Dad

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    Yes it is about $20 shipped. There is no mounting hardware included, but it can be easily bought at a hardware store ($7-8).

    I used the following on each side:
    40mm M8 x 1.25 stud
    Washer & Hex nut on the inside of the headlight
    Washer & Jam nut on the outside
    Mounted the screen over that
    And finished it off with a washer and acorn nut

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  9. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    Looks like a nice and neat mount. Is it sturdy enough with only those two points? I'd be wary of it pivoting at higher speeds, but maybe it deflects air so that it doesn't move?
  10. discoganya

    discoganya Engineer, Rider, Dad

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    It is mounted sturdy with those two mount points, but the plastic itself is a little flimsy.

    I've run it to about 80mph on the freeway and the mount points don't move, nor does the screen pivot or rotate. The plastics screen does vibrate a little, but at my height 6'1" I don't feel it.
  11. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    That's super sharp.
  12. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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  13. discoganya

    discoganya Engineer, Rider, Dad

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    You will need some basic hardware to mount it up (from Ace Hardware, Home Depot, etc). PM me if you require any help!
  14. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    damn, wish i'd seen that earlier before i started a home made one.

    old chlorine container cut to shape: 0.00c
    two bits of alloy and some nuts and bolts $2.00
    great way to make your bike ugly as sin: priceless

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  15. Henderson757

    Henderson757 Living the American Dream

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    Took the SV1000 out for a spin the other day. . . . VERY NICE

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  16. Yokomo

    Yokomo Dirt Rider

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    Why the long bungies?
  17. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Repeatedly contentious, but so damn accurate

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    Looks to me like he bolted a small case onto a factory cowl, and is perhaps using the bungees to stabilize wobble?:1drink
  18. pckopp

    pckopp Aged Adventurer

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    Who makes this screen?

    Thanks.
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    Ohio_Danimal Repeatedly contentious, but so damn accurate

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  20. pckopp

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