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post #1 of 50 Old 10-31-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Talking I'm building a bike out of donated parts!

Just wanted to share that I'm building a Gen1 SV650 out of donated parts on svrider.com. Fun project!



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Awesome !! what a great group... keep us posted over here....are there any DL parts that cross over?

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This seems impossible, but I am amazed and supportive!

See http://whiskeytangohotel.com/gpi
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This seems impossible, but I am amazed and supportive!
Why impossible?



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Did the same thing to a klr 650. Couldn't find a "junk" bike so I built one from donor parts. Most will ask why! Many reasons....1. just because it's fun 2.What I only wanted was the " major" parts, every thing else was going to be aftermarket stuff. 3.empty nester needed a hobby. Rode it all over the Midwest and Rockies . But now I only have the memories and pics, it severed me well. Replaced it with the wee.
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Why impossible?
Just because of the part count. :lurk5:

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Just because of the part count. :lurk5:
I've secured almost everything already

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...rive_web#gid=0


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This came in today:









First, we wash and de-grease:






Then, we start putting together ;D




I'm using a few temporary bolts just to keep things together. I'll be ordering the "good" bolts soon.


It's taking shape!!!






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Well this is the kinda thing that could turn the MC industry upside down!

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I've secured almost everything already

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...rive_web#gid=0


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Look what MikeyB just found for me today at a local junkyard!




I'm going to take a look at it tomorrow to see if that motor is salvageable. I'll also grab a bunch of nuts and bolts that otherwise could be hard to get.



Update:

Ok, so MikeyB not only donated good items for the build but he also donated lots of his time looking through the local junk yards searching for parts. And thanks to him I was able to get all this for only $300:







- Motor
- Front wheel with rotors and calipers
- Rear wheel with rotors and calipers
- Brackets to mount/align the rear wheel
- Straight forks without springs and without the upper cap
- Front fender
- Lower triple and stem
- Kickstand
- Rear mud guard
- A bunch of gonna-need nuts and bolts



Although very dirty, everything seems to be in good shape. Thanks Mikey! ;D


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