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Re: Savage mods
Reply #15 - 07/18/14 at 22:30:01
 
Great information!

Mom passed down her 03 Savage and so far:

JPcycles shorty muffler (extremely loud)
Carb rejetted
Brighter H4 bulb for headlight
Neon Blue LED lights.

The more I read here the more I want to do. Next up is a 7inch fork mounted headlight and I want to relocate the rear turn signals.
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Reply #16 - 07/21/14 at 14:35:43
 
I have a 97 Savage and have done the following to it.

Raised the seat an inch in the front

Put on 4" forward controls

Added Viking Saddle bags

Re-located the rear signals

LED stop and tail light  http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/tail-brake-turn/1157-led-bulb--dual-i...

Added a windscreen

Fixed the speedo rattle

Changed the petcock to a Raptor

The improvements that made the biggest difference was raising the seat and the forward controls.

What I want to do next is put longer shocks on and get a fork stabilizer.  I'm also wondering how good a garage one of the submarine nose cones in the background would work as a garage??
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Reply #17 - 03/31/15 at 08:46:42
 
Since last post in this thread... bought and modified a 2003, retired the 1998.

Mods: Full rear fender. Bullet rear lights. Tombstone taillight. Round mirrors on bent stems. Seat lift with solo seat conversion. Custom exhaust. 2 inch rise mini dog bone riser set. FL touring bend handlebar. Police windscreen. Saddlebags. 7 inch side mount headlight. Full sized crash bar (modified straight leg Panhead bar, custom frame bracket). Half moon floorboards. Progressive rear shocks. Increased oil level in front forks (still too soft).

Still to happen: Front drum wheel conversion. Vintage replica perches and levers. Luggage rack. Vintage replica reflectors.  Front fender light. Spotlights and bar.

Bike looks like a 1950s single other than the head cover chrome trim...



... almost worthy of the model name now.
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Re: Savage mods
Reply #18 - 07/25/15 at 18:06:12
 

Good Job WD!  Like the 50's era bikes.
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WD wrote on 03/31/15 at 08:46:42:
Since last post in this thread... bought and modified a 2003, retired the 1998.

Mods: Full rear fender. Bullet rear lights. Tombstone taillight. Round mirrors on bent stems. Seat lift with solo seat conversion. Custom exhaust. 2 inch rise mini dog bone riser set. FL touring bend handlebar. Police windscreen. Saddlebags. 7 inch side mount headlight. Full sized crash bar (modified straight leg Panhead bar, custom frame bracket). Half moon floorboards. Progressive rear shocks. Increased oil level in front forks (still too soft).

Still to happen: Front drum wheel conversion. Vintage replica perches and levers. Luggage rack. Vintage replica reflectors.  Front fender light. Spotlights and bar.

Bike looks like a 1950s single other than the head cover chrome trim...

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y490/mphsgal/Jeffs%20pix/Sam/f4e723a2-349...

... almost worthy of the model name now.

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Reply #19 - 03/21/17 at 14:52:37
 
Hello to all you guys took a lot of time in putting this together and it shows how much you like the thumpers as do I.
I see a trend reading the posts of everyone. That there are almost a strongly or must recommended mods that everyone has made that would make the Savage/S40 even better.
Tire and suspension: Bigger tire Dunlop's
Rear shock to clear tire progressive 12.5 inch
Fork brace
Electronic tach,
Engine:
Amal carb maybe a Part#__________
Reground or new cam, Maybe a Part #___________
Exterior:
Improving seating in some way for more seat time.
Lighting:
Led and additional lighting to see and be seen.

This is great thanks again
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Reply #20 - 03/21/17 at 17:02:53
 
140/90-15 Michelin, 12.5 inch shocks, 4" forward controls, RYCA tachometer, braded brake line, pads, Varsi's 3-2 slant drilled brake rotor, TKat fork brace , Lectron 38mm carb, ported head, stage 3 camshaft, Varsi's head plug and cam chain adjuster, 94 mm 10.5 CR  Wiseco Piston, Barrett HD clutch. 1.75 " header, Dyna muffler, 17/43 chain conversion .
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Lectron carb, modified head, stage 3 cam, Wiseco piston, header and Dyna, Varsi's cam chain adjuster, head plug and drilled rotor, Tkat, 12" shocks and 17/43 chain conversion.EdL's 4"FCs
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Reply #21 - 05/07/17 at 15:37:54
 
old.indian wrote on 03/21/17 at 17:02:53:
140/90-15 Michelin, 12.5 inch shocks, 4" forward controls, RYCA tachometer, braded brake line, pads, Varsi's 3-2 slant drilled brake rotor, TKat fork brace , Lectron 38mm carb, ported head, stage 3 camshaft, Varsi's head plug and cam chain adjuster, 94 mm 10.5 CR  Wiseco Piston, Barrett HD clutch. 1.75 " header, Dyna muffler, 17/43 chain conversion .


How much horsepower could someone expect to have after those engine modifications are completed?
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Reply #22 - 06/01/17 at 12:20:06
 
Just did white spacer mod and bumped the main up to a 155. Running better and better  Wink

Does any one else think the 17/43 gearing is a bit tall? I really have to give the bike some throttle for it to take off, going to try a 15/43 setup next as I see RYCA does something like an 18/52 setup.
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Reply #23 - 06/02/17 at 09:04:45
 
I posted in the other thread, but in my opinion and the testing I've done, swingarm/chain contact will be your limiting factor on sprocket selection. I'm running an 18/52 sprocket set and I have the rear raised as high as possible without effecting chain contact under normal riding conditions. A smaller CS sprocket would limit the height of my rear suspension, a compromise that I'm not willing to make.

I suggest getting the rear of the bike off the ground, removing your mono shock and moving the swingarm up and down to see where contact occurs. A smaller CS will reduce this range of travel.
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Reply #24 - 06/10/17 at 19:48:40
 
Well 14t countershaft sprocket is on matched up with the 43t rear sprocket. Also installed new clutch fiber plates, sanded down the steel plates EBC springs and machined up a 46.5mm push rod! HOT darn! This little thumper is a whole new machine. @OldFellow, if interested I'd be happy to send you my take off plates and springs!
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Reply #25 - 09/18/17 at 21:23:42
 
1. Bought my 2002 Savage (most important mod to my life)  Cool

2. Pirelli MT66 tires 140/90 rear

3. Ebay drag bars - don't get dimpled like I did! 1" diameter 2" rise

4. Biltwell oxblood thruster grips

5a. Lancers stock jet kit 52.5 pilot and 152.5 main jet (w/stock air box)

5b. White spacer mod (2 - #4 washers)

6. Harley dyna glide muffler (one with slider mount on the back. Install was very easy thanks to that.)

7. Blue Collar Bobber kit: fender, seat, vertical license plate, front and rear lights (due to the 140/90 rear tire, I need to get creative with mounting the rear fender)

8. DEI Titanium exhaust heat wrap 25'

9. Raptor 660 petcock

And planning more to come..

P.s. First post ever  Cheesy

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Reply #26 - 09/19/17 at 08:04:35
 

 " (due to the 140/90 rear tire, I need to get creative with mounting the rear fender) "

 What did you do to get that fender on?
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Reply #27 - 09/21/17 at 03:03:13
 
2015 S40. Had 1500 kms on it.

Shaved the seat down.
Cats Eye tail light (Halogen) under the fender.
Mini bullet turn signals (LED) - custom rear bracket and P-Clamps for the front.
Lower, wider, straighter drag bars with custom low risers
Bar end mirrors
Willie and Max saddlebags - modified OEM brackets
Dyna
Raptor
The usual carb mods
Ditched the throttle restrictor
Dropped some chrome, added some different chrome.

In progress:
Further modified seat (lower).
4" Forward controls.
Custom aluminium plate to cover the stock taillight holes.

Maybe:
Hard mount the saddlebags.

Dreaming:
'Street Legal' bobber conversion.
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S40, 2014, Dyna, Raptor, 52.5/152.5, spacer mod, sea level, cat-eye LED tail light, bullet style halogen turn signals, 'Superbars' with custom 40mm risers, modified stock seat, Metzeler tyres.
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Reply #28 - 11/02/17 at 00:59:58
 
whyiadda wrote on 09/18/17 at 21:23:42:
1. Bought my 2002 Savage (most important mod to my life)  Cool




I bought a 2002 suzuki savage back in september also! What a coincidence after riding for a few months I decided it was worth working on in my dads garage to make it look presentable, I also went with the titanium wrap heres  a pic with a mac tapered muffler (that im selling in marketplace) I now have a stock muffler painted black wayyy quieter
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Reply #29 - 02/21/18 at 12:28:09
 
Just put on this muffler and it sounds amazing!! It's a harley #65657-07. Got it for $10.  Was only able to use one of the stock holes to mount it. Going to have to buy or make a better mounting bracket.
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