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Another dumb question - September 12, 2007, 08:58 PM

Ok, I need to know if I get these fairings,

If anyone thinks I can cut holes in the Upper fairing and use my stock headlights or custom make some. Any ideas? And what about some good paint colors?


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September 12, 2007, 09:57 PM

Cutting the fairing and getting it precise is probably going to be a PITA. Heck I've been putting off installing frame sliders I have in-hand because I have to cut the plastics, and you're talking about much more than that. Just my $0.02.


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September 12, 2007, 10:19 PM

Do not put race plastics on your bike - especially an air cooled SV.

Cutting out the holes for the headlights is going to suck, but that is just the start. The lower is not designed to let the engine breathe on the street, your bike will cook.

There are plenty of aftermarket street fairings for the SV - go with those. If you are going to track with the SV then you want to pop off the street stuff anyway - much easier than trying to get track plastic to look good on the street and save $$$.

I am not sure your motive - enjoy the SV as it was designed for the street, or make it dual use and swap out street stuff (i.e remove your headlight - it takes 10 minutes) and pop on track plastic when needed.

If you want to look like a full fairing sportbike by buying race plastic and hitting the hot spots on an SV you would be better off selling the bike and buying a used inline 600 of your choice.

I say go naked, enjoy that great bike as is...get an inline in the off season if needed.
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air cooled SV.
Is that a new model? Where can I find one of them?
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September 13, 2007, 08:43 AM

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Is that a new model? Where can I find one of them?
As far as I know I have 2 Water cooled SV's. Maybe mine are Collector's additions.

But, to say something about it getting hotter, the fairings won't affect it that much. Only at idle. I have an 05 SV650s with full factory lowers on it, and it doesnt make much of a difference. The SV1000 though seems naturally hot. I dont think the fairings will cause it to heat much more than it already does.


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September 13, 2007, 10:53 AM

Most of these race fairings don't come predrilled and have a crappy fit to begin with and you have to spend some time even to have it line up with stock bolts.

On top of that, you're trying to design an new mount for a headlight.

Can it be done? Yes. I have seen people do it, and the look varies from super-cool to mediocre hack job. So you can definately do it, but it will take some time and effort to make it look nice.
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September 13, 2007, 11:11 AM

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an air cooled SV.
I wonder why they put a radiator on my SV if it's air cooled. Hmmmm...

Oh, I know, I know... That isn't a radiator. It's just a REEEEALLY BIIIIIG oil cooler!


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September 15, 2007, 05:36 PM

Wow. I am an idiot.
Yeah - I have no idea why I posted air cooled. I sold my 2001 race SV a year ago and am aware that it did indeed have a radiator.

I must have added former GS500e + former SV = worthless post.

My bad...race plastics on the street is still not worth it, IM (now worthless) O.
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