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Message started by Serowbot on 11/12/09 at 09:49:22

Title: My bike,... Before and After...
Post by Serowbot on 11/12/09 at 09:49:22

Just found this pic of my bike, taken the day I bought it...

Before...

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt82/serowbot/DSCF0658.jpg?t=1258047426

in the interim, I bought a black fixer-upper and swapped some parts... paid $600 and sold it for $1500...

http://p1.bikepics.com/pics/2007%5C05%5C20%5Cbikepics-905277-800.jpg

After...

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt82/serowbot/DSCN0066.jpg?t=1258047640

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt82/serowbot/DSCN0110.jpg?t=1258047584

Nothing drastic,... but a very different bike now...
Hope it inspires you to make yours fit you too,....  It's a great bike to mod... ;)

Title: Re: My bike,... Before and After...
Post by Stones on 11/12/09 at 10:17:42

I like it  except for the gators  :P

What is that bag behind the seat ?

Title: Re: My bike,... Before and After...
Post by Serowbot on 11/12/09 at 11:00:17

Huh!.... You're English, and you don't like gators?....  I'm shocked!.... ;D

The bag is just a leather tool bag... I usually stow my gloves in there, or a water bottle... ;)

Title: Re: My bike,... Before and After...
Post by justin_o_guy2 on 11/12/09 at 14:09:25

I like it, The signals are tidy, the rear fender looks good.
What is the plastic thing across the forks above the light? Whats it for? Is it a visor?
I like the look of gators, its just that they mean theres no room for a brace..
I like the look of Bobbers, like Lancers rig, just, I want a front fender & a place to haul stuff. If I had the $$$$ Id have one for errands & another to dress out, well, Bob down. & stick all the performance crap in I could GET in. Stage II cam, Gettin It carb, Supertrapp, Da' Wurx..

Title: Re: My bike,... Before and After...
Post by Serowbot on 11/12/09 at 14:36:28


706F696E73744575457D6F63281A0 wrote:
What is the plastic thing across the forks above the light? Whats it for? Is it a visor?


Yup,... it's a helmet visor turned upside down... mini windshield, but mostly, it makes a sort'a basket, I use to tote little things, like DVD rentals or small packages... ;)

Title: Re: My bike,... Before and After...
Post by flcruzr on 11/12/09 at 16:55:58


786E79647C69647F0B0 wrote:
[quote author=706F696E73744575457D6F63281A0 link=1258048162/0#3 date=1258063765]
What is the plastic thing across the forks above the light? Whats it for? Is it a visor?


Yup,... it's a helmet visor turned upside down... mini windshield, but mostly, it makes a sort'a basket, I use to tote little things, like DVD rentals or small packages... ;)
[/quote]

Silly question...How do you get the black plastic shock covers on?  I mean, did you have to take them off to slip on or are they cut and you stretch them over?

Title: Re: My bike,... Before and After...
Post by Serowbot on 11/12/09 at 18:08:14

Those are called gators,.. or fork boots... ;)
You have to slide the fork tubes out from the triple clamp, and put them on from the top...  It's really not so bad...
They protect the tubes and fork seals...
Good time is when you're replacing a front tire anyway,... but it only takes 20 minutes or so anytime...

Title: Re: My bike,... Before and After...
Post by LostArtist on 11/12/09 at 18:12:14

oh, they actually have a purpose?????  saw them on the harley nightster for the first time, so I figured they were just for looks.

who knew . . .

Title: Re: My bike,... Before and After...
Post by macman3 on 11/12/09 at 23:29:57

Nice after bike.  I was wondering about the round mirrors on the before bike.  Do you know if they were the originals?  That handle bar doesn't look like an original Savage.  I have been looking for some round mirrors for my 2004.  Wanted something kinda like what I see in that picture.  Any info you could provide on them would be nice.  Thanks

Title: Re: My bike,... Before and After...
Post by Serowbot on 11/13/09 at 08:21:12

Hi Mac,
The bars on the before picture are stock,...the mirrors were cast-offs from a Honda 750 Shadow Spirit...
They would be very expensive new... try a search on e-bay for an equivalent aftermarket.  
My buddy Gerry just checked the dealer for a stock pair from a Yamaha and got a price of $270,  I found the same thing aftermarket for $20 on e-bay...

Maybe these would suit you?... ;)...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Big-Round-Motorcycle-Mirrors-Suzuki-GS550-GS750-GS850_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem562cd64262QQitemZ370119426658QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

Title: Re: My bike,... Before and After...
Post by Phelonius on 11/13/09 at 09:30:42

The gators will add to the life of your fork seals, and they have a nice classic look.

Phelonius

Title: Re: My bike,... Before and After...
Post by Rocco on 11/13/09 at 21:43:53

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTT!!!! i think it's ridiculous! loving the gators actually!! maybe that's something i could do in the future! well done sir!!

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