new pages -- bodywork and other upgrades

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Mon Dec 24 14:32:19 PST 2007

I threw out the Cheetah brackets and made my own. After three crashes 
and repairs, the lower is now five layers thick of fiberglass and 
withstand a direct impact by a literbike quite well. It just gets 
better and heavier as it ages.


PS: Fitting is a moderate PITA mostly due to the bellypan exhaust 

On Dec 24, 2007, at 1:26 PM, Architeuthis dux wrote:

> Jo Rhett wrote:
> > This page lists every sv650 bodywork I can find:
> >
> >
> FYI - the Cheetah fairing and their heavy craptastic brackets totally 
> suck on the 2nd generation bikes, in my opinion.  I think they should 
> be professionally embarassed for even claiming it fits.  (If someone 
> disagrees, I'll happily sell them the one I have sitting around at a 
> steep discount from what I paid.)  I've heard tales of the Cheetah 
> fairing being mounted, but it isn't a straightforward fit as far as I 
> can tell.  I sent numerous emails asking for help, with a set of 
> questions, and they basically would cherry-pick one question from the 
> list and answer that one (incorrectly).  For example, I asked about 
> one particular bolt, and they responded with a photo of a Gen-1 bike 
> that had that mounting spot in a totally different location.  They're 
> either dishonest or incompetent or unprofessional, take your pick.  
> (Rant over, sorry.)
> On the other hand, the Gen2 Armour Bodies fairing fits without any 
> drama at all, other than having to do some simple dremel work for 
> handlebar clearance (at least if you start with a naked SV and go the 
> "Woodcraft clip-ons below the triple tree" approach.  Not sure about 
> the SVS.
> -rg

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