While the engine was at Hypercycle, the rest of the chassis was dropped off at friend-of-SR Eric Nugent's garage, and our Geek made the phone calls and sent the e-mails to round up the necessary bits. Nugent built our last project racebike, an '04 Suzuki GSX-R600 that Corey Neuer raced in 2005 ("The FX Project," Jul. '05, and "Scared Straight," Aug. '05), and was a huge help in bringing this project to fruition. As expected, the availability of aftermarket parts for the 675 is not as extensive as it is for a typical Japanese middleweight, and in many cases the options for parts are severely limited. Still, we gathered up an impressive stash of speed parts for the bike, and all the companies we dealt with expressed enthusiasm for the project and the bike itself.