Custom sub frame for the SV

So I was fortunate enough to get a super bike tail section from Chad, Problem is nobody makes a sub frame to fit an R6 tail onto an SV650. What’s the fun in buying one anyway? Now every time I look at my SV I can say my hard work and planning went into this bike and I truly have a custom one off part. Building skills and amassing the necessary tools to do this build will benefit me in every project I do from now on. From the TIG welding to the machining, I have learned many skills that will stay with me forever. Forcing ourselves to try new things, and throwing ourselves out of our comfort zone that makes us and our skills evolve.

removable tail section, easy to replace after a crash
There are a lot of helpful TIG welding tips at


If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.



All in all I think it will look pretty good. I like the sleekness and simplicity that it adds and I dropped a bunch of weight over the stock tail section.

On a side  note: I sent my stock forks out to have them worked on and they will be back sometime this week. Keep checking in to see what we’re working on next. Now get out and learn something!!

Jon Kipp

I have a motorcycling background that goes as far back as grade school. Having grown up around, drag raced, commuted, done track day riding, and currently plan to race in a 650 class, Chad feels I can bring quality technical information to this blog.

7 thoughts on “Custom sub frame for the SV

  • March 21, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Is this a one-off or do you have plans to sell them?

    I don’t need a new subframe right now, but for my next set of bodywork I would love to get the R6 superbike tail.

  • March 21, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    This is a one off for right now. If you wanted some more pics or some measurements I would be more than happy to provide those for you. Material type and size used and any other questions you have. I love the sleekness and the lines of the r6 tail.

  • March 28, 2016 at 3:51 am

    Hi mate
    This subframe is killer great job.would you mind forwarding the measurements and pics if yiu dont plan on selling them.
    Cheers mick

  • March 28, 2016 at 6:17 am

    More than happy to pay for plans or measurements cheers mick

  • November 26, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    hi could you send me the measuements and some more pics please thanks alot ryan

  • November 28, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    It would be nice to have the tubing diameter and wall thickness in the article.My thanks if you’re willing to provide that.

    • December 26, 2016 at 1:40 am

      I believe he used 1 inch OD tubing with an 1/8 inch wall or a 3/4 inch ID. Sorry for being so late with the reply.


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