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So I'm rebuilding my crashed Suzuki SV1000S.

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Long story short; had a bad crash about 3 years ago on my 2005 SV100S and gave up motorcycles completely.  I T-boned a kid delivering pizzas who pulled out RIGHT in front of me (wasn't able to even brake - just jumped straight up in the air and managed to save my torso at the expense of my left leg and foot-both were broken efficiently).  I attribute the relative lack of damage to me from FULL gear (including Bohn Adventure shorts, Icon chest/back protector and knee/shin protectors).

 

Then I came to my senses last year and got back into riding with a robust vengeance.

 

Anyway, the bike was of course badly damaged with snapped front forks and crushed front end/wheel, battered tank, and other various wounds.  The pizza insurance company didn't want any part of my accident and sent me a letter saying they would not pay for storage at the salvage yard.  So I hobbled there and had it put on my trailer and took it out to my dad's farm where it sat until yesterday.

 

It's in my garage now torn apart and I'm slowly piecing it back together.  After I check the valves, stator magnets (SV1000S are notorious for throwing these around), and the transmission, I'll give a good cleaning (imaging what 3 years of sitting outside does to a bike) and see if I can get it running.

 

The first pic is the before, then after, and now.

Naked SV1000S 2.jpg

at salvage yard.jpg

WP_20180824_16_32_31_Pro.jpg

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Welcome back to the best feeling in the world one can have (with one's clothes on :beer:)

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On 8/26/2018 at 9:21 AM, oldbaldsob said:

Long story short; had a bad crash about 3 years ago on my 2005 SV100S and gave up motorcycles completely.  I T-boned a kid delivering pizzas who pulled out RIGHT in front of me (wasn't able to even brake - just jumped straight up in the air and managed to save my torso at the expense of my left leg and foot-both were broken efficiently).  I attribute the relative lack of damage to me from FULL gear (including Bohn Adventure shorts, Icon chest/back protector and knee/shin protectors).

 

Then I came to my senses last year and got back into riding with a robust vengeance.

 

Anyway, the bike was of course badly damaged with snapped front forks and crushed front end/wheel, battered tank, and other various wounds.  The pizza insurance company didn't want any part of my accident and sent me a letter saying they would not pay for storage at the salvage yard.  So I hobbled there and had it put on my trailer and took it out to my dad's farm where it sat until yesterday.

 

It's in my garage now torn apart and I'm slowly piecing it back together.  After I check the valves, stator magnets (SV1000S are notorious for throwing these around), and the transmission, I'll give a good cleaning (imaging what 3 years of sitting outside does to a bike) and see if I can get it running.

 

The first pic is the before, then after, and now.

Naked SV1000S 2.jpg

at salvage yard.jpg

WP_20180824_16_32_31_Pro.jpg

Go get them phantom! Nice bike.;)

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i have always liked sv1k "N" model (2003). Glad you are rebuilding, and that it was converted to an N before :)

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Looks like you have your work cut out for you!  I had an SV650S; sweet little engine, suspension needed some help though.

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A gixxer front end will fix that right up.

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11 hours ago, keef said:

A gixxer front end will fix that right up.

I have one complete if anyone needs one. 😀

 

2004/2005 GSXR600/750 - radial mc, ss lines, triples, forks, axle, wheel, cf front fender

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Thanks for all the kind comments!

 

Got her running!  Below is the link to my YouTube vid.

 

SV1000S first start after rebuild

 

Below are a few pics of what was involved to get her running again:

 

repaired_head.jpg

Clutch_cover_damage_and_repair_with_JB_Weld.jpg

magnets before and after jb weld repair.jpg

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with forks hit as hard as that i'd suspect cracks or other damage around the steering head bearing seats or a bent frame. 😭

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18 hours ago, squirrelman said:

with forks hit as hard as that i'd suspect cracks or other damage around the steering head bearing seats or a bent frame. 😭

 

That is a very valid observation and a concern I share.  I figured there had to be something wrong somewhere and to allay my fears,  I've gone over the bike very carefully.  The speed at which I hit the car was about 35 mph.  Fortunately, a lot of energy from the crash was absorbed by the front wheel (it completely shattered), the conventional front forks which bent at the weaker stanchions, the steering damper which had its mounting point bent, the front head which had a big gash in it and the mating surface for the valve cover, and the radiator and oil cooler.  Everything I've replaced easily attaches at the frame mounting points too including a used rear subframe.  Although not a guarantee that there are no microfractures somewhere, I haven't seen anything yet during my detailed inspections. 🙂

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Congratulation on getting back in the saddle. Those pics of the wreckage made me cringe. Seems like you survived fairly well. No small task.

 

BTW: That's quite a quiver of riding machines.

 

Good luck with the rebuild and safe riding in the future.

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4 hours ago, oldbaldsob said:

 

That is a very valid observation and a concern I share.  I figured there had to be something wrong somewhere and to allay my fears,  I've gone over the bike very carefully.  The speed at which I hit the car was about 35 mph.  Fortunately, a lot of energy from the crash was absorbed by the front wheel (it completely shattered), the conventional front forks which bent at the weaker stanchions.

 

i bought a wrecked GSXR at an auction years ago and found that the frame around the steering head bearings had gone decidedly oval-shaped.

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14 minutes ago, squirrelman said:

 

i bought a wrecked GSXR at an auction years ago and found that the frame around the steering head bearings had gone decidedly oval-shaped.

 

Good info to know.  Thank you.

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