Lower fairing question from the states..this from Melvin firstname.lastname@example.org
First of all I would like to say that I enjoy your website. I'm an american SV650s rider who just brought my bike about 4 months ago after a guy that works where I work brought one. A fellow bike rider told me about your website so I checked it out and noticed a couple of riders that had lower fairings on their bikes (pictures are attached). I'm very interested in purchasing one for my bike. I think it makes an already attractive bike look even more hotter. My question is do you know where american riders can get that very same lower fairing from and, do you know if the Suzuki dealership can install it for those that want it?
I'm guessing that the owners of these bikes are out of England and maybe they're available in that country and just haven't hit the American market yet. I went to my local Suzuki dealership and showed him a picture of one of the bikes and was told that if Suzuki makes the lower fairings it probably hasn't hit the states yet. Do you have any information on this subject? Any information you have on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Suzuki GB sell the lower fairing with is the same as an http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/ Tryto get the fairing imported from UK or try the URL
|09/05/01 - Update: Airtech full fairing now available!
Thanks for the info from email@example.com
An update to my previous email, Airtech now has their full fairing
listed on their website, along with a picture of it on a red SV. Cost looks to
be US $695. Here's the URL:
also, this (above URL) from Gary firstname.lastname@example.org :
Photos of the new AirTech Bodywork is up. They call it SVATX.
|23/04/01 - Airtech
full fairing update...thanks to Nate email@example.com
You've got a great website for SV owners, keep up the good work. thanks
Thought you might like to know that I just called Airtech about your full fairing post dated March 8, they said it would be ready in about two weeks and they would update their website with pictures at that time.
|23/04/01 - Comments
on fairing and request for interested people to get in touch....this from
I'm a regular reader of your SV site. As I've owned an SV650x since it's birth I can be considered as a veteran SV owner :O. I am very happy with the bikes performance and friendliness.
May I say that I learned to ride on it, and now after about a year and a half, am keeping company with R1 and RSV mille chaps, ...just (when they're in a twisty road ridden area). I'm very happy with my naked version of the bike as I think it looks sexier, in fact my bike attracts more glances and admiration from the general public (girls) than my brothers' 2000 SV650s. He's jealous.
My only wish is to add a flyscreen to my bike. Personally I really like the Ducati 900 flyscreen, but they're very hard to come by. Recently I saw a BMW R1200c with a very nice flyscreen which I particularly like. I think the SV deserves a high tech looking flyscreen and not the shit that is currently available you really don't like them do you... . As I haven't found what I'm looking for designing one myself seems the only option. I've included a picture of how the piece should look when finished. If there's anyone with similar opinions please contact me on the matter.
- AIRTECH fairings - Thanks for this information from BrianB firstname.lastname@example.org
First, let me congratulate you on providing such a great resource for SV owners, and for those like me, people who are in the market for a great
mid range bike, and looking for information to help them make the decision. Your site has provided me with just about all the information that I
- Skidmarx SV fairings - thanks to Vincenzo email@example.com
I've just bought a fairing from the Ally Pally show (UK bike show in London) from the Skidmarx stand and i thought some of the people out there might be interested.
The fairing is in the M&P catalogue in white for the GS500 but they don't tell you that Skidmarx also makes versions of the brackets to fit the SV and other bikes. Mine is the yellow version and the colour match is nearly perfect although the guy on the stand said that it may well not be. It's very easy to fit as well and didn't take to long.
As for wind protection very poor. I've been to around middle England over the last month and not got much out of it, but for looks ,the business, other bikers are always craning their necks t see what it is when it's parked or as they pass by on the other side.
I can't send pictures but a look in the M&P catalogue should give you a fair idea.
- whaccessories information - this from Steve firstname.lastname@example.org
I was looking thru some of my old links I had saved from last year and
stumbled across this site which now has a plethora of fairings, including an
"SVS" style fairing, for the SVX. I have never bought anything from
this company so I cannot comment on the quality or service one way or the
|16/10/00 - Update made to posting of 25/08/00 below...|
- MYSTERY FAIRING, ANOTHER UPDATE - Thanks for try Marty (email@example.com)...this
relates to this
this should go directly to the page on the power bronze site. the fairing
is called the cobra if i am correct. it is under the category half fairing on this page.
AND ALSO ON THE SUBJECT....this from Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org)...thanks very much..
I saw the message dated 30/8/00 in the Current Data from Steve regarding the mystery fairing on the blue SV... I think this might just be the source.. Check it out... Lots of different fairings to choose from... Pricing doesn't appear too steep either...
Wild Hair Accessories http://www.whaccessories.com/
- IN REPLY TO STEVE - Geoff
kindly offers help....ta..
I believe that is a powerbronze fairing...I don't have time to check the site but I surfed it a while ago. Check it out. I will...
- FLY-DESIGN FAIRING - Steve
updates us on his fairing search...
I did find a new fairing that I like so its no problem if you cant find
that manufacturer. the url is http://www.fly-design.com and I think
they're new, or at least Ive never seen/heard of em and i try to look for parts
daily for my bike. (Dont tell my boss:) I spoke with fly-design today and they
are out of stock but only for a month, (til 1 turns into 3 etc.) I'll be ordering
everything you see for the sv on their site. I was smart enough to ask for a
discount if i bought all and they said no problem, 10% off if i buy the
- radiator covers : painted : 136 US $, plain : 93 US $; be careful
they can't be fitted on the SV 650 S, because of the original fairing
- MYSTERY FAIRING (AGAIN) - Steve
like others, wants to know more about this fairing...
I saw a picture on your images archive page 1 that I will attach.. The email that is next to this series of pictures is a dead email. I'm wondering if you have any information on where I can purchase this front fairing? You have several pics of this fairing in your images archives, so I'm really really hoping you can help me out.
Steve, many have asked about this fairing and I've been able to find out nothing. Once again, if anyone can help identify the manufacturer of this fairing please get in touch as there have been many enquiries about it....thanks.
|25/08/00 - FAIRING
INFORMATION REQUIRED - John (email@example.com)
needs some info....if you can help please do...
I've been looking for a nice windscreen for my new sv.....i found a pic of one on your site......which rocks by the way......but i couldnt add the pic to a post to ask who makes it and where to get it........so i'm hoping you may know .......thx for your time..........
If you know more info about this screen please send in the details.....thanks...
UPDATE 25/09/00 - it is, in fact, a Ducati Monster fairing, as shown in the posting below...thanks to Steve for sorting that out!
UPDATE 16/10/00 - I WAS WRONG - as John firstname.lastname@example.org explains...
An update on the post about the "Monster-look" fairing for the SV.....you put a post up for me dated 8/25 trying to find out where to get this.....it is actually "not" a Ducati fairing but a look alike......it can be found at www.redracingparts.com , it is around 175 u.s. dollars for the carbon and less for the solid....i'll attach photos for you. these photos are not on an SV....but they were provided by the mfr. to illustrate the installation...........thx for the help in tracking this down........
|16/08/00 - DUCATI
MONSTER FAIRING FOR SV - Mitch (email@example.com)
has fitted a Ducati flyscreen...
I purchased & installed the carbon fiber fairing for the Ducati Monster. It's only $220 USA and fits the headlight bolts & you just need to make 2 brackets which I did for 85 cents from home depo.
|12/07/00 - HOLESHOT
FLYSCREEN IMAGES - Thanks go to David (firstname.lastname@example.org)...
Several weeks ago someone had asked for some feedback on the flyscreen that's available from Dale Walker's Holeshot Performance Products. Well, I finally got my beautiful red '00 SV650 and bought the color matched flyscreen for it because I liked the unique, aggressive style of it - very similar to a Buell flyscreen.
The quality of the construction (the flyscreen is hand-laid fiberglass)
and the mounting hardware is very good. The screen itself is also lightweight. One thing to note, the screen contacts the tach housing
on the left side, but there's an adhesive backed foam pad included with the
screen so it shouldn't get scratched up.
|09/07/00 - WANTING
SUZUKI LOWERS IMAGE - Steve (email@example.com)
I have what you want...
This post is updated because I misunderstood Steve first time around.....
I am considering buying the factory Suzuki 1/4 fairing for my new naked SV. I have seen the pictures in the accessories catalog and on suzuki's website, but I haven't seen one actually on a bike yet. Has anyone submitted any pictures or comments on it? I checked your site but didn't see any so far.
Thank you and keep up the great site, it's one of the reasons I bought this bike and I haven't been disappointed. Here are a couple of pics of me on the bike.
Anyone got any pics of US SV with the Suzuki 1/4 fairing like this one?
|07/07/00 - SUZUKI
FAIRING - Good news or bad news? This from Tony (firstname.lastname@example.org)...
Good and Bad news about the Suzuki fairing:
|26/06/00 - HELP
IN SPAIN? - If you can help Jose Luis (email@example.com)
Iīm from Spain, and iīm looking forward to buy a SV650S.
Surfing and looking for pics of the SV650S, i found your web, Congratulations!!!.
Well...if you read through this website there is lots of discussion about fairings. As for ones you can buy in Spain I do not know. If anyone from Spain is reading this and can help please contact Jose Luis...thanks..
|13/06/00 - OFFICIAL
SUZUKI LOWER FAIRING - Russell (Russell@gladwish.fsnet.co.uk)
sends his findings to us..thanks for the detailed email...
I have just fitted the Suzuki 'Official' fairing lowers. I wonder how 'Official they are as the instructions lead you to believe they are made by TCP Aerodynamics? The quality is quite good even if the price is a little outrageous. The Ģ209 quoted in the Suzuki accessories guide does not include VAT. However fitting was quite straight forward and I photographed the fitting process to show how it was done, if anyone is wondering if the can do it themselves or not.
Most of the mounting points bolt directly to the frame using existing bolts. The only really odd one is the left lower, fitted to the side stand bolt for which a large allen key is required. The front top mounting is attached to the radiator lower bolt and is a little trickey to fit as it is a new bolt with a self locking nut that is awkward to tighten. This should be watched when servicing is done as many a mechanic may not be bothered to undo this lot to get at the spark plug! Some adjusting may be nessessary after fitting these bits as you will have to line up the fairing sides with the mounting points first, so dont tighten the mountings right up until you have done this. There are two air scoops to attach after the lowers have been fitted.
These are attached with nylon screws and rubber bungs with nuts in. The instructions dont tell you to put the bungs in until you have put the sides
on but you might as well put them in first it will be less fiddly. Soak the bungs in warm water first as this will soften them and get them in the holes
easier. The top nylon screw is, again, a bit fiddly but can be done with a small screwdriver from behind the fairing. Apart from that its just a case of
tightening everything up. The pictures show all the mounting points and the scoop fitting. I didnt bother with a picture of the whole bike as there is
already one posted on the site and it's the same colour anyway. On the whole the job took me an hour and a half, and the bike looks good, but
you always seem to have the feeling that the bottoms are an afterthought as the joining point is so obvious.