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2015 STG Suzuki GSX-R600 Project Bike Giveaway

For the first time in a few years, we will be building a 600cc machine. The Suzuki GSX-R600 is one of the 2015 STG Project Bikes and it is going to be a fun build. This motorcycle will be built as a dual purpose machine, ready to handle anything on the street and then turn into the perfect track weapon. We just got it a couple weeks back and will be working with Roadracing World again this year to build the Team M4 SportbikeTrackGear.com Suzuki GSX-R600 for 2015! Stay tuned as we will be posting more pictures and the beginning of our installation videos soon.

How to Install the Hotbodies Rear Hugger on the Suzuki GSX-R600

To really clean up the look of the Suzuki GSX-R600, we are going to install a HotBodies Rear Hugger that comes in the factory blue to match the rest of the bodywork. The first step for installation is to remove the rear wheel, using our Pit Bull stand and Pit Crew Tire Wedge, as we have to access a couple bolts that you cannot get to with the wheel in place. While we are changing out the stock hugger, we will also be taking off the plastic chain guard, which can be done simply with taking off a couple bolts.

It mounts up nicely, comes with all new hardware including the necessary spacer to get the proper fit. Overall, a pretty easy install and drastically improves the look of the motorcycle.

How to Install the Hotbodies windscreen on the Suzuki GSX-R600

One of the best upgrades you can make on your motorcycles appearance is the addition of a coloured windscreen. In this video we will take you through the installation of a smoke windscreen from Hotbodies Racing on the 2015 Suzuki GSX-R600. These screens fit well and have a solid shape that is effective in providing durable protection and comfort for the rider.

It mounts up nicely, and comes with instructions so that regardless of mechanical experience any customer will be able to get the proper fit.

How to Install the Hotbodies Undertail on the Suzuki GSX-R600

A good way to improve the curb appeal of your motorcycle is by creating a unified look in the tail section. This can be done easily with the use of a Hotbodies undertail like the one that we will install in this video. The undertail comes pre-painted and with an LED light for the plate making this a completly legal conversion that works really well to clean up the under tail section of your motorcycle.

The installation on this tail is simple and effective in giving your motorcycle that race bike look and a clean modified feel.

How to Install the Full M4 Exhaust System on the Suzuki GSX-R600

One of our go to exhaust brands, M4 Performance Exhausts is made in the USA and manufactures an extremely affordable slip on or full system for most makes and models of motorcycles. They make a stainless full system for the Suzuki with a carbon fiber canister that we decided to install on the bike. We weighed the stock exhaust and compared it to the M4 system and this gives us over 8lbs in weight savings. Not to mention that this system will increase performance for street or track riding and looks badass.

This is a project and will take a bit of time to complete the installation, so take your time and make sure you follow the installation instructions. If you've completed the install properly, you won't get an F1 light on the dash and your good to go riding!

How to Install The Vortex LED Tail Light Install on a Suzuki GSX-R600

Let's face it, the OEM tail light on the GSX-R600 is just not attractive and it had to go. I installed a Vortex Integrated Tail Light as one of the first projects and it drastically improved the look of the motorcycle. These tail light kits from Vortex use LED bulbs, which will last longer and be brighter than the standard bulb, allowing you to be more visible on the street. In addition, the blinkers are built into the light, making it a much more streamline look. Choose between a clear or smoke lens and pick one up for an easy install and upgrade for under $90!

For this installation, we have to disassemble the rear tail, which involves carefully removing part of the bodywork. We want to be careful not to break any of the bodywork or damage the clips, or this will turn into an expensive upgrade. Other than that, a couple standard tools and a little bit of time will complete this project. Once we swap out the light itself, we have to make sure the wiring is hooked up properly to ensure the brake light and blinkers work properly. A good note is to always test the light before putting all of the bodywork back together.

How to Install Vortex Rear Sets on the Suzuki GSX-R600

Depending on your riding style and riding preference, another project that I like to tackle right off the bat is changing out the stock rearsets on any motorcycle. We decided to install a pair of Vortex Adjustable Rearsets V2 on the GSX-R600, improving comfort and foot position for street riding or taking it to the track. These rearsets have a number of adjustable positions, as well as allowing you to switch the shift lever from standard to GP shift. For street riding, it all comes down to preference, but GP shift is my preferred shift pattern for street riding.

As most rearsets are designed for track use, you will have to also purchase and install a brake light switch to continue using the brake light for street riding. Disassembly is rather simple, but may require a bit of force as there is lock tight on all of the bolts straight from the factory. This rearset also comes with a folding toe piece, which is a little tricky to assemble but is a nice feature in the event of a crash as it may not break when it hits the ground. Due to all of the adjustment capabilities, installing the rest of the rearset will take a bit of time but in the end will come together rather easily.

How to Install The Vortex Clutch Case Cover Guard on a Suzuki GSX-R600

Whether you ride on the street or the race track protecting the engine case covers is a must. The Vortex Clutch Cover Case Guard is a simple bolt on that can be installed with simple hand tools in minutes. Stock engine case covers are delicate and can be damaged in a parking lot tip over to the point where they leak oil. On track the possible damage is multiplied many times over.

This is a new design from the ground up from Vortex replacing their previous generation of covers and protectors. The quality is what you would expect from Vortex and they look excellent on the bike.

How to Install The Vortex Stator Case Cover Guard on a Suzuki GSX-R600

Whether you ride on the street or the race track protecting the engine case covers is a must. If you plan to add cover protectors to your bike we suggest installing both sides. Like the Clutch Cover Guard the Vortex Stator Cover Case Guard is a simple bolt on that can be installed with simple hand tools in minutes. Stock engine case covers are delicate and can be damaged in a parking lot tip over to the point where they leak oil. On track the possible damage is multiplied many times over.

This is a new design from the ground up from Vortex replacing their previous generation of covers and protectors. The quality is what you would expect from Vortex and they look excellent on the bike.

How to Install Vortex Fender Eliminator on the Suzuki GSX-R600

Another one of the first projects Van likes to tackle for a street bike is removing the gigantic fender that comes standard on all motorcycles. I wanted to go with the Vortex Fender Eliminator which will drastically clean up the rear end of the motorcycle. In addition to looking much nicer, this will allow you to save weight on the bike and use a made in the USA product. Vortex makes these kits in house and it comes with full instructions to make this a quick and easy install.

We have to disassemble part of the rear tail to access the stock fender and have to take great care not to break any of the bodywork. As you can see, the Vortex Fender Eliminator is much smaller and we can reassemble the tail and start installing the new piece. I used a little bit of lock tight to ensure it stays in place.