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post #11 of 55 Old 06-21-16, 13:05 Thread Starter
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That is one trick bike MGF! Really love the inspiration and quality of keeping with the scorched yellow so closely. I never liked it on previous gens, but this one is AMAZING

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I had trouble trying to get my catalyst upper to line up to the bolts up top. I of course had the frame sliders off to get the oem ferrings off, but when i was doing the catalyst, the mount point (im assuming also an engine mount point) bowed out the bodywork and i couldnt get the upper bolt parts to line up.
how did you get it to line up?
the upper and lower bolt sections (will be using dzus fasteners) lined up fine... just kinda struggling with this one.

I can upload pics later when i have a minute too.

and HUGE for you pimping me up in the parts! haha! i got an advertising department and HE IS A RACER! how cool is that!
Thanks dude, tons of credit goes to my awesome painter. Glad you found this thread, I wanted to tag you but I still haven't figured out how.

I had the Triumph frame sliders too but I ran into the same problem. I removed them and went back to the shorter, original engine mount bolts. I also removed the 2 fairing brackets directly over the cam cover (you have to remove the airbox to get them off). They got in the way of the Catalysts a little and I didn't want to drill more holes to get them to line up.

Hope that makes sense, post up pics later if you like.
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Derek did a good job painting it. I'm debating having him paint my minimal bodywork or trying it myself.

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Derek did a good job painting it. I'm debating having him paint my minimal bodywork or trying it myself.
I did the paint myself on my last 675 and it looked great from 5 feet away. Derek's is flawless right up until your nose touches the fairing and he does it so cheaply, it wasn't worth my time to botch it on my own.
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Yeah. I've only got a tail, tank, and front fender to paint though. And I have a hvlp gun already. Hence why I was considering it.

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there's all kinds of win in this thread. scorched yellow was my first daytona. did the same thing as you with my '09. kept the scorched fairings and sold the black '09 bits.

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Dude that's awesome and great backstory to why you went with this color scheme! I need to get started on my average Joe-smo mods list also! Looks great!

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I gotta admit to being a chromo-hater, but each to their own. I love that this is a project close to your heart, and the sentimentality as well as the technical awesomeness makes me smile.

Looking forward to watching this develop!

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I took both. Yes, the Triumph is fast as shit and yes, it's even better than I thought it would be, but I thought it would be so good I'd forget about the SV altogether. Riding the 650 right after though proved just how well set-up it is and now I'm on the fence about selling it. Argh!
The SVs are like a disease as it seems. I also miss the exactly to my taste engine response. The Triumph is a tad too responsive at low throttle openings for me. It's got an inherent aggression that isn't always appropriate to my mood/taste. If it weren't so wonderfully light and precise handling-wise I might consider giving it away.

What upgrades have you done to the SV if I may?
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What upgrades have you done to the SV if I may?
Let me put it this way - the only parts of the bike that are still "SV" are the engine, frame and swingarm.

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loving the subframe upgrade :-)

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