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Old 01-01-2019, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
Daschicken
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Cibbie - '88 Honda CBR 250R
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90 day: 46.74 mpg (US)

Rarity - '06 Honda Accord EX V6
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90 day: 35.22 mpg (US)

Baby viff - '86 Honda VFR 400R
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90 day: 42.15 mpg (US)

Latios - '08 Suzuki SV650SF
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Latios - SV650SF

Finally I have a fuel injected motorcycle! I got myself a 2008 Suzuki SV650SF. Liquid cooled, fuel injected V-twin, full fairings, twin spark heads, blah blah blah.




The modding begins!


The bike came with what appears to be a Yoshimura full system, but I wanted a catalytic converter, so I ghetto rigged a stock pipe on there. The newer suzuki 650's come with a cat in the midpipe, but my generation has it in the muffler. It looks like crap and leaks exhaust, but it works.I did take it for a ride and confirmed the cat lights off. A gasket and band style clamps should fix the problems until I can get it welded, if I decide to go that route.





I changed the oil and found the same filter situation as I had with my VFR 400, not compatible with a sandwich oil cooler/heater unless you get a special nut that likely no one makes. Threads are part of the block, so I would need a block from a model that came with the cooler/heater to install one.



Some proposed mods:


Engine:
Shorten stock exhaust leaving CAT in place
DL 650 cam swap(put SV exhaust on intake, put DL exhaust on exhaust)?
^Buy all DL cams to match timing easily^
DL 650 intake trumpets
Hotter thermostat from 2003-2006 model
Block radiator partially
Block oil cooler completely


Drivetrain:
17/42 gearing
Michelin Road 5 tires
Brake drag reduction springs
Higher tire pressures

Aero:
Aero front fender(might need front fork swap for options)
Space fairings out at end to ensure complete leg coverage
Rear tire hugger(pyramid?)

Comfort:
Lowered pegs
Tank rubber(also for tank protection)
Better seat

Other: TeeRiver Fuelbot


Hoping to hit 100 MPG!

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Best tank in V6: 46.0
Best tank in CBR: 61.3
Best tank in VFR: 62.5
Best tank in SV: 83.9

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