23 Mar 2014

project SV650 - TZ250 seat

Since I was working with the angle grinder I thought let's start with the TZ250 seat
Made a nice poop hole because I didn't need the bump in the sitting area. Shaped the side of the seat roughly in the shape that I want it to be. Will fine tune it when I've got the new sub frame. Will have to extend the front of the seat with 5 cm to have some more space.
Not so sure about the defender rear light. It looks good from the back but from the side it's sticking out to much. Plan B is on the Japanese ebay right now. Let's hope I'll win that rear light :)
Here's a mock up from two weeks ago in photosoup.

Project SV650 - fender

Suzuki is world champion in designing ugly front fenders.
One look at the Hayabusa, VStrom 650, The GW250, or the GSR750 makes you wanne kill your self, aaaahhh!!! But luckily god invented the angle grinder

The stock SV650 fender also got beaten with the ugly stick. It's so wrong, it's almost brilliant.
Cut it yesterday. First I made a line with tape. Cut the front first and than
a little bit from the side on the back. Cleaned and sandpapered it and today I painted it black  with a rattle can.
Amazing how such a small change in design improves the look. Much better don't you think?
Suzuki are you taking notes? Ha!