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I just cut off the rear of the subframe and welded some nuts on to hold these amber LEDs I picked up.


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Eventually I will snake the signal wires through this hole.


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Finally, on the docket for tomorrow it to make a bracket to hold this SV650 taillight up in the subframe.


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I'm done with the making mounts for all the electronics in the subframe.

Made a little battery holder.


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Blacked out the non-essential parts of the taillight to accentuate the twin strips. Parallel twin, get it?


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Some subframe shots with all the new brackets welded in place.


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And with everything mounted


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And finally you can see the blacked out taillight and what it looks like with a license plate


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I'm so damn close! I can almost smell the smoke!

I got the SV 650 radiator on above the cradle today. I'm surprised to say that I am going to lose a couple degrees of steering lock with this rad setup. I thought it would be well out of the way but it touches the triple trees every so slightly at full lock. Oh well. When I get rich again I'll have two skinny custom rads made to sit further back beside the engine in the shrouds. This will do for now though. I'm getting tired of spending money on this bike. To be honest, I'm tired of working on it. I just want to ride it as I'm sooooooo damn close!

Still a bit of work as I want to add some mounts for the shrouds to the radiator mounts but the rads are solid and in place.

Tomorrow I am going to make a mount for the Trailtech Vapor, and modify the shifter and brake pedals.


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Thank you very much for the offer. It was my original plan to use the Aprilia rads since they are so tall and narrow. The Banshee cylinder head and the shape of the cradle and shrouds made it just a bit too tight for an off the rack fit of the Aprilia rads. A company in Utah was nice enough to help with the measurements of the different ones they had in stock. The SV part will work fine for now and I can always change it up in the future once my bank accounts recover.

I appreciate the help.
 

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I made a little plate type thing to hide the wires a bit when viewed directly from the side.


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And I powdercoated it, the fairing stays, headlight mount, and radiator stays in gloss black. My first time powdercoating and it looks great! Admittedly it is an easy process.


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Here you can see the plate thing post powdercoat as well as the front turn signals at the lower back side of the headlights.


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Powdercoated the rear motor mount gloss black. I was going to do it in cement color but when i looked at it more I think there would be too much grey there and some detail would be lost. SO the black should contrast well with the grey and show off the second most custom piece on the bike after the cradle. I also coated the crossover tube, clutch cable stay (had to make that as well), lower chain guide, rear brake res. holder, kickstarter, and maybe two other things I'm forgetting.


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I also 100% finished the cradle and welded up all the little tabs and things that were just tacked in place. Then I cleaned it up and put in under a coat of primer to protect it until I powdercoat it during the winter. I also finished the pipes, added a gusset to the rear, relocated the spring mounts, and painted them black in preparation for the punk rock artsy treatment later.

This is the closest it has ever been to completion. I'll upload a list of things to still be done later so you can see one by one as I check them off until it is started.

Hope you like it! It's damn close! AHHHH I CANT ****ING WAIT!


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Not yet. It does feel incredibly light though. All the weight is so low. Hopefully it will be very flick able. I do want to weigh it and will let you know when I do.


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