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    budget sv650 cafe racer

    Since I had been doing some plumbing using silicone sealant I didn't want to handle painted parts so today I decided to do removal of parts in preparation and sit the main fairing bracket on despite being made for another bike. At first glance it appears to be about the correct height but need...
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    Post a pic of your latest purchase

    The fairing my family got me for my birthday
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    budget sv650 cafe racer

    Found the fittings for the screen they were in a zip bag in the head light.:D
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    budget sv650 cafe racer

    Fairing has arrived pre painted dark gun metal grey. It is a snug fit just rubbing the frame each side (another 5mm would have been nice) With a quick pre fit just sitting it over my head light, several things are apparent, I need to work out brackets and adapt the provided front bracket, volt...
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    budget sv650 cafe racer

    Yes hard to tell but sitting on it feels good, the tank pushes the seating position back about 40mm and I defiantly feel the extra forward lean but I don't think it will affect me while riding and the knee dent and pegs feel better. I still have the bottom of the tank to make , and I'm not sure...
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    SV650 cafe seat and frame

    An up date fro by build thread to show how the new tank is progressing, It's made from a sectioned honda tank which I am adapting to be deeper an match the shape of the sv frame., enhancing the cafe racer style. The front portion will be air box and the rear 2/3 will be fuel.
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    budget sv650 cafe racer

    Some measuring and cutting and it's getting close to the final shape, so how about some feed back there is still a little room for change.
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    budget sv650 cafe racer

    Been replacing the duct tape sides on the tank so I have more idea how it's going to look blending the Honda NSR tank to the SV frame shape. I think is going well and will look really unique.
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    budget sv650 cafe racer

    A picture of the proposed fairing, I think it will help hide the sv frame a bid and give some wind protection. I am just waiting for a invoice to be sent through for payment.
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    budget sv650 cafe racer

    Even with a frame to weld to it's still hard to get it looking true on the bike. I was nearly past the point of no return and I have decided to undo some tacks and pull the front of the tank about 5mm to the right. Its such a strange shape it's hard to trust measurements and I am not sure the...
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    budget sv650 cafe racer

    Looks like the family are kicking in for a 3/4 cafe style front bullet cowl assembly. looks good to me but a step above my low budget build.
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    budget sv650 cafe racer

    This is another one that would just swap over if I use the Harley threaded bung, Is this the style you refer to...
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    budget sv650 cafe racer

    I do agree not for track days, but I am trying to capture old school flavour the good thing is although they flip open the whole assembly just screws in and out so I can swap back and forwards.
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    budget sv650 cafe racer

    Slowly my wife has been ill and in hospital Been doing some tig practice and learning as I go. Although the fuel tank is still a work in progress, my birthday is coming up and I am being asked what I want. I am thinking of asking for this fuel cap. But keen to know what others think. If I buy a...
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    My Tank is giving me a headache

    To me it looks like it just fits across the stock recess I would cut a peace of flat plate to size mark drill and attach the inside nuts then weld/braze the plate in place and then cut the filer hole. I think it has more chance of warping out of shape if you cut the hole first. I think...
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