Sexy cam swap
We suggested that for the price of a new Gladius, one could buy and upgrade a used SV and end up with a more capable and refined machine.But could that actually be done, and would the result really be better? Our subject was a stock 2005 SV650N in excellent condition with a Kelley Blue Book value of 40, leaving nearly an equal amount to work with.Eight magnets on the rotor and a hall-effect sensor now provide the electrical signal for the speedometer, and Scott Anderson of Aztec 8 makes brackets to hang the SV's instruments and trademark round headlight and bikini fairing.Our front end didn't come with a fender, so we ordered a Superbike piece from Hotbodies Racing, along with an undertail kit.The ABS-plastic parts match the SV's OE Candy Grand Blue paint perfectly, and the undertail does away with the stock duckbill rear fender while incorporating bright LED turn signals.Replacing the passenger seat with a Suzuki accessory cowl completed the transformation, accentuating the SV's sharp tail and giving the bike a much sportier appearance.The improvements in control and stability are enough to encourage some seriously hooligan behavior.
With 5 left in the coffers, we ordered up a smorgasbord of blue-anodized aluminum and titanium Pro-Bolt Tasy Nuts fasteners to tie together the SV's color scheme and give it a custom look. #2 Ormond Beach, FL 32174 386.341.2192 |---|---| | Miscellaneous| | Used GSX-R750 front end| 0| | Unused GSX-R1000 shock| | | Suspension links| | | Clip-on risers| 0| | Speedo electronics| | | TOTAL| 97.94| RESOURCES upgraded SV650 features GSX-R suspension components at both ends that complement the bike's rigid aluminum-trellis frame.A popular modification amongst SV racers is to install a narrower and lighter #520 chain and matching sprockets.