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Just picked up this 2004 Suzuki SV650 off of some kinfolk of the (in)famous @VonYinzer. I had been borrowing my dad's Buell xb12s for a bit as he's been recovering from open heart surgery, but he's ready to ride again so I was in the market for something cheap and fun to be my daily for a while. It's been sitting for about 5 years so it'll need gone over, but it has some good stuff on it. R1 forks, gsxr rear shock. Two brothers can etc.
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I know that bike, Dock's BIL rode it to Mid-O the year I went with him, Jussy and Brad. Nice scoot
 
I know that bike, Dock's BIL rode it to Mid-O the year I went with him, Jussy and Brad. Nice scoot
Yep, thats the one. Its been sitting probably almost since that trip. I just looked and the tags were last current in 2015, so closer to 8 years than 5. Tank is corroded and mice had made a home of the airbox, but I'm still hopeful that it wont take much to have it road ready by spring
 
Yep, thats the one. Its been sitting probably almost since that trip. I just looked and the tags were last current in 2015, so closer to 8 years than 5. Tank is corroded and mice had made a home of the airbox, but I'm still hopeful that it wont take much to have it road ready by spring
Nice. Shame it got parked but glad someone is going to get it back on the road.
 
That should be a fun daily, man. I had an 04 Yellow 650 for a couple of years. Way more fun than the Wee-Strom
Funny enough, Dock painted this one blue some time ago but it was yellow originally..

I rode a friend of mines 3rd gen sv650 years ago, and that was enough for me to know Id be happy with the performance of the powerplant.
 
After lifting a pretty heavy bike onto a stack of wooden blocks I bought a scissor jack. Vevor brand rated to 1100 pounds it seems to be decent quality. Amazon had them on the Black Friday sale at a decent but not great price.
 

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Got the parts for mounting a radial caliper on the front of an airhead. Nice kit, very fast service (once they were back in stock).

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VHT Micro vapor blaster. It was a bit of a Christmas present to myself. Just started playing with it. There's a bit of a learning curve, and my compressor is on the small side for it, but I'm pleased with it so far.
 

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The Post Office was nice to me twice today.

I got in the shock spring compressor set I ordered a few days ago. I hadn't ordered from Speed Addicts before but I was very impressed w/ the price and the very fast service.

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I also got in the stainless bolt/washer/nut set for the airhead. There are about 480 or more pieces and the set is assembled for several different models so there are extra pieces that won't be used. I debated about whether to buy this set for quite a while but remembered what I spent on SS hardware for the 360, all a few pieces at a time. The overall price worked out to be in the neighborhood of $0.39 each piece. All were packaged in sets for easy identification.

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I bought a fancy clutch for the drz400sm. I already have a stroker crank, big bore, ported head, cams and fcr carb, so I thought the STM slipper clutch would be a nice addition.
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Slipper clutches, also known as back torque limiting clutches, limit engine braking. How they work is the clutch hub has 2 pieces instead of being solid, and the 2 pieces have ramps on them, so when coming up to a corner if your going 50 in 3rd but it's a 25mph 1st gear corner you can drop the bike to first and the clutch will slip to prevent over rev or locking the wheel. But once wheel speed and engine speed are matched the clutch will re-engage the same way every time.

They've been around for a long time, but only really come OEM on some sport bikes. Some are even fancier now and are slipper/assist clutches that not only limit engine braking but clamp harder the more power is put through them.

Different friction discs or heavier springs can help the clutch grab when the stock one is marginal.

Edit, Here's a video that describes a slipper clutch well.
 
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New table
 

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Nice. Not sure how I worked on bikes for as long as I did without mine. Also, welcome back. Haven't seen you around in a minute!
Thanks......had some health and family issues.

Most is over, still some knee and feet issues.

This table will help with that.
 
I found this on Facebook marketplace for $500 so I snagged it , most of the work you see here was already done, all of the paintwork was done but the tank and rear section have to be reprayed, it came with the paint and new tires , so far I have added a battery box , lengthened the seat 7 inches and cut some seat foam, now I can actually fit on the bike , also started reassembly, it has a long way to go.
 

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I found this on Facebook marketplace for $500 so I snagged it , most of the work you see here was already done, all of the paintwork was done but the tank and rear section have to be reprayed, it came with the paint and new tires , so far I have added a battery box , lengthened the seat 7 inches and cut some seat foam, now I can actually fit on the bike , also started reassembly, it has a long way to go.
That is a great score for that price !
 
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