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      Jamie
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      @hyoeveryone
      Hampshire
      Gv650

      Hi forum members,

      I’m new to owning a hyosung never considered one until eBay, looking for a cruiser and this popped up and I felt sorry for it and it needed to be rescued.

      Here are a few pics – my plans are to put new ape hangers, Ducati diavel exhaust and respray tank and fenders, maybe the frame.

      I’ve put on shorter shocks on, cut the rear finder down, adding side mounted brake light and plate holder and will be changing the brake and clutch levers.

      Any input into how to fit the ducati exhaust or cosmetic changes let me know!

      Enjoy the pictures and I’ll keep updating until finish.

       

    • #12964
      ♠️ MARCEL
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      @mf448kxn6
      North UK
      GTR

      Welcome Jamie , and that is a nice looking GV, especially with that has been done to the tail fender , it reminds me of what Hyosung was trying to do on their later GV650 models ,  and funny enough the 2020’s  GVs now have slim tails (with just enough to still allow a pillion passenger!)

      Will keep my eyes on this project journal.

      Exhaust =  Do you know anyone or your own 2 hands can weld a “Y” shape piping that joins front and rear pipes in to a single 51mm outlet ?  – I say this because the 51mm size hole seems most common for bikes  and you have a wider choise of end cans to choose from.

      Do you have pictures of your end can if you have it already ?

      // Meditation doesn't mean you have to sit still....

    • #12965
      Jamie
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      @hyoeveryone
      Hampshire
      Gv650

      Hi Marcel,

      Thanks for reading my post and following the build.

      I don’t have any pics of the exhaust (Ducati Diavel) yet as I haven’t brought it, I have seen a few done on the net.

      I have just brought a standard system which is being delivered this week so I’ll have the original on for now.

      It came with the exhaust system cut to what you see and two slash cut universal end cans… which where rusted out, I have thought about welding a y piece (good idea btw) and may do that when the replacement comes.

      You’re right the tail piece is better shorter, I’ll get a sissy bar for it as well which should set it off.🦾

       

    • #13592
      Jamie
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      @hyoeveryone
      Hampshire
      Gv650

      Update, almost finished this build.

      Ducati exhaust now fitted and I think it looks awesome.

      Rear shocks are too short, when I sit on the bike the subframe rubs on the wheel.

      Fork seals need doing.

      I’ve fitted new levers, and grips, need to install a side mount plate and brake/rear light.

      It’s been a labour of love and probably spent more than it’s worth, but I think it’s worth it.

      More to come!

       

    • #13595
      Jamie
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      @hyoeveryone
      Hampshire
      Gv650

    • #13610
      ♠️ MARCEL
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      @mf448kxn6
      North UK
      GTR

      Darth Vader black theme really suits it personally , i can’t see you changing colours anytime soon.

      As for the italian cans,  are they loud enough for your neighbours ?  If yes, then drivers should move out of the way for you 😉

      Any motorcycle will make us break the bank if we don’t stop lol. You should see Bandit 600 riders, they can drop easily £3K just to rechrome everything and trick everything but it is still a “Blandit” ,  i think the Hyosung GV650 is worth the cash & most comfy ride! – I like the new shape harley sportsters sub-cruisers/bobbers but i won’t still buy one or ever! – I’ll rob ideas and put it on the Korean damsel instead 😉

      Keep going fella 👍

      // Meditation doesn't mean you have to sit still....

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