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Installing SV650 Chainguard
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Clear Taillight Lens for 01-03 Models
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What's it worth?
Progressive fork spring install-the lazy way
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More rear shock info-SV650 install
Suspension tuning 101
Installing Suburban-Machinery SV650 handlebars
Install an SV650 headlight
Converting standard 1/4 throttle to 1/5 throttle
Installing LED's in stock taillight
Uber Fender Eliminator
R1 Taillight on 89-00 GS500
Speedo/Tach light replacement
Better handlebar grips
Installing Buell turn signals - Rear
Installing Buell turn signals - Front
Flush mount rear (stock) turn signals
Installing a 2001 Ducati Monster fairing
Fix a broken oil filter cap bolt
General battery info
A Wal-Mart sealed battery?
Chain Maintenance
Installing SV650 Chainguard
Spark plug information
Installing a GSXR front end
Installing a GSXR swingarm
Installing GSXR rear passenger peg brackets
Installing an OEM Bandit 400 rear hugger
Installing a Bandit 400 rear wheel
Installing a GSXR rear wheel-simple swap
Polishing your wheels
"The Mystical Art of Tire Reading" and other tire info
General tire info for the GS #1
General tire info for the GS #2
General tire info for the GS #3 - mixing brands/types
gsJack's opinion on tires for the GS
Gearing and sprockets
Slip-on mufflers
Slip-on exhaust : using stock SV650 muffler
Installing an R6 tail
Installing GSX-R600 stock rearsets
Installing CBR600 stock rearsets
Replacing stock front pegs with CBR pegs
Replacing stock front pegs with Katana pegs
Why re-jet a stock US bike
More on re-jetting your carbs
Jetting for 2001 models
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A much better looking direct bolt on...

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The SV650 chainguard directly bolts on in place of the stock GS chainguard and is much more attractive. This also opens up the possibilities of aftermarket carbon fiber/aluminum/etc. chainguards intended for the SV.
 
Installing a rear hugger (and removing the chainguard) is a common upgrade by SV riders so these chainguards are easily found. Check ebay or the classified section of www.svrider.com . You can browse the classifieds or post a 'part wanted' classified there without being a member and at no cost.
 
Note the shock in picture above is from an SV also. A direct bolt in as well, raising the rear ~2". It's attractive with it's (stock) yellow coil but it's performance advantage over the GS' shock is unknown. Special thanks to Lee McDonald from GSTwins.com for submitting this.