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    Rear Subframe

    Hey guys

    I am new here. I just went out and got a 2000 RSVR on the weekend. Very sweet machine, I tell you what. I am pretty damn happy about the purchase. Went up from a ZX-9R...what a difference....this thing actually wants to go into corners!!!

    Back to business...they guy that i bought it from had a rear seat, grab rail and rear pegs fitted, so i just assumed it must have had a subframe conversion from an standard RSV. After getting it home and starting to think how I'm gonna cart my mrs around, i opened the rear cowl up and realised that the subframe is still the original RSVR subframe which only goes a couple of inches past the rider seat!! Anyway, I have read a couple of posts and i think all i need is a rear subframe from a RSV 1000 and that should do the trick.

    Does anyone have one of these for sale? And also, does anyone have any advice on how to do the changeover??

    Any help would be great.

    Cheers
    JT

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    its just a case of working slowly and methodical,you need the tank off,it took me a few hours ...quite easy ..just make a note of where all the relays etc go ...you may need a new bracket ..at the moment theres a bracket that holds the rear lock in place..you can cut this down to fit or buy a new one (10ish)..the 4 bolts holding the subframe on may be torqued quite high and need a bar for extra leverage...keep your eyes open on ebay bargains do come up...i bought 2 dual seat subframes for 25quid each.....sold one for 50 so they are out there...just a thought ...has someone drilled and tapped the left side to fit the rear peg as single seat subframes do not have bolt holes there?

    good luck

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    Thanks mate. Yeah, it does sound quite involving!! I will keep a look out on ebay and thanks for the heads up on the rear lock bracket. I'll keep an eye out for one of those as well. Hopefully someone here has one that I can buy though.

    Cheers
    Justin

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    Depending on where you are located and if all parts are a direct swap I maybe able to offer a solution , I have a twinseat subframe (no rear seat).
    I will never take a pillon so we could swap, but it would be dependant on all parts being a direct swap.

    Would this help at all ?

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    If Kiwi's idea doesn't suit you, I have one for sale. PM me for details.

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    Kiwi

    I am in London (Watford). If you are somewhere in the area, we could do a direct swap. That would work really well for me.

    Let me know
    JT

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    If by rear lock you are talking about the seat pod/pad lock at the rear, you don't need to buy a new one. The one fitted with the single subframes just needs taking apart and reassembling in a different manner to work on a dual subframe. Everything swaps straight over, so the dual frame interchanges with single frame with nothing additional required.......except the pillion footrest hangers and the seat pad of course

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    hi the lock is the same but the bracket is slightly different ,thinking about it ,i modified mine by chopping the ends off,....see the aprilia parts list..2 separate brackets listed

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    Hi JT,

    Im in Southend on Sea (Shoeburyness) so not a millon miles away.

    Would you want to come to me one weekend ? (Nice cozy garage and plenty of tea/coffee) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_rsvr View Post
    Hi JT,

    Im in Southend on Sea (Shoeburyness) so not a millon miles away.

    Would you want to come to me one weekend ? (Nice cozy garage and plenty of tea/coffee) ?
    Kiwi
    Would you want to do a swap this saturday? I could ride down there and we could to the swap over at your place?
    Cheers
    Justin

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    Hi Mate,

    Sorry am working this weekend :-( , but think the following weekend (well Saturday afternoon is free) - Will confirm later today.

    Quote Originally Posted by juztaylor View Post
    Kiwi
    Would you want to do a swap this saturday? I could ride down there and we could to the swap over at your place?
    Cheers
    Justin

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    save you missing about theres a subframe on ebay for 60 buy it now

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    pillion seat

    ive got a brand new pillion seat on ebay plus back light cover cheers john.

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    Item number: 130301117007

    subframe ending at 16:30 sunday

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