I have lacquered the tank in petrol resistant clear lacquer.
I have stripped and rebuilt the forks and fitted new seals as they were knackered! I used this useful website http://www.bluepoof.com/motorcycles/howto/svs_fork_oil/ It's for a SV650 but everything is mostly the same.
My good friend Duncan came round and welded some nuts to the inside of the frame so that I could attach a small aluminium tray under the seat to house the electrics.
As you can see in the picture below, you cannot even see the tray from the side.
I fitted smaller indicators to the rear of the bike and these just bolted to existing holes in the side panels and wired up to the existing connectors.
I fitted a nice Hagon bar end mirror to finish the bike off and it actually works!
So this is the finished bike. I like to think it looks better than the dodgy photoshop picture that I posted in March. I have enjoyed re building the bike and now have a fun pocket rocket to ride around on.
A couple of Gritty B&W photos set in an urban industrial setting!!
I was first inspired to mildly customise this bike after seeing the UM-2 by Untitled Motorcycles - http://www.untitledmotorcycles.com/2011/03/um-2-photos-by-damian-mcfadde.html
Excellent bikes and useful tips on customising your bike.
I now have a BMW R80 and that will be the next project...