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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 17-09-14, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By NakedHound
Re: VFR forums?

thanks for the link mate. Since I still own my SV650 service manual....I think that entitles me to continue posting in this org :rolleyes:
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 16-09-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By NakedHound
VFR forums?

Just sold the Sv and picked up a 2002 VFR 800 vtec. I now a few folks on here have been vfr owners. any good forums or general vfr links would be appreciated. I have not found anything that...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 06-09-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By NakedHound
Re: Which second bike? Advice needed.

Been to see a vfr800 vtec(2002) selling private. Its got 35k on the clock, very clean and tidy body, and loads of aftermarket extras including color coded panniers.
Fella wants 2k for it, and seems...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 04-09-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 149,320
Posted By NakedHound
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Nearly had my first drop last night. Waiting to turn right at a steep sloping junction with my wife onboard. Luckily she has long legs and managed to plant her right foot on the road and helped me...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 04-09-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By NakedHound
Which second bike? Advice needed.

Ok so I may be in the market for a different bike. I have between 2 and 3k to play with.

I specifically need something that is more comfortable when riding 2 up / touring. But I still want the...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 02-09-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 149,320
Posted By NakedHound
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Installed Osram Nightbreaker headlight bulb. And hey presto, I don't need night vision goggles when riding dusk till dawn!
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 29-08-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By NakedHound
Re: Good news! Test passed b

Congratulations. Not long passed myself, but its nice to be without the stress of tests not to mention the expense. Ride safe!
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 28-08-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By NakedHound
Re: 125 for tall rider

Keep an eye out on gumtree and the like for a baby varadero, as bargins do pop up. Especially over winter. I bought my 04 vara in 2012 for 1200, and sold it a couple of mouths ago for 1400. nice big...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 23-08-14, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 149,320
Posted By NakedHound
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Nice work one the camera!

I have just doing a service, oil, filter sparks etc. It had a fair amount of corrosion around the rear spark (nut area). Sounds much happier with the new sparks in. ...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 23-08-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 149,320
Posted By NakedHound
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Good stuff ollies, I will be doing the same to my bike today. OFf to find a 2mm Alan key to undo the tiny studs on my horrible gold foot pegs, before spraying them black. Might spray my radiator too...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 22-08-14, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 149,320
Posted By NakedHound
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Thanks for the swing arm offers but I think ill tackle it over winter and try and preserve the one I have. Gonna use this bike to get some practice with fixing and restoring. Would love to build a...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 21-08-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 149,320
Posted By NakedHound
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

What ya got planned for the swing ARM Jane? .. I fancy removing mine during winter, to repair, paint or maybe replace if i can get a cheap one. The silver one I have is very knarley, and would look...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 21-08-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By NakedHound
Re: Best way to clean dirty old calipers?

Cheers Bibio...never thought of boil washing them. And I cant believe I didnt think to use the dremel to clean the seal recesses (I used a thin screwdriver then cotton buds), when I did use the...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 21-08-14, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 149,320
Posted By NakedHound
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Had no rrg, but its on order. Will give sliders attention when I do other caliper at weekend. Do you coat both piston seals with it? Does that not contaminate the brake fluid? I did use a little...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 20-08-14, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By NakedHound
Best way to clean dirty old calipers?

Just rebuilt my front calipers to replace seals. Have looked at various threads, but wonder what would be your personal way of remove ingrained dirt, as break cleaner and scrubbing didn't do the job...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 20-08-14, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 149,320
Posted By NakedHound
What have you tinkered with today?

Just wondered what you have been doing to your bike today? Whether it be a service, a repair or a modification (or even just giving the dirty girl a good old wash down). Thought it would be good to...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 19-08-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By NakedHound
Re: Looking for motorcycle restoration vids or links

Cheers for that last link. I had already read the first few pages, but then something comes up and I lose track. Starting to create a lil library of useful threds now though.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 19-08-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By NakedHound
Re: Looking for motorcycle restoration vids or links

Yeah, I watched a couple of that guys progs. Pretty good and he goes into detail. Think he ends up doing a DIY helicopter by the end.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 19-08-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By NakedHound
Re: Looking for motorcycle restoration vids or links

THanks for ya reonses guys. I will give them a good look over. In middle of rebuilding front caliper, due to dodgey seals. Hoping to give the old girl a through service next weekend, just waiting on...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 15-08-14, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By NakedHound
Re: Looking for motorcycle restoration vids or links

Had a quick glance at ya films Jayne, and you seem to love Thailand (as me and the missus do). Any advice for hiring motorcycles in Chaing Mai area. Heading out there for three weeks back end of...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 14-08-14, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By NakedHound
Looking for motorcycle restoration vids or links

Really interested on increasing my general knowledge on how bikes work and how they are put together...before I start getting itchy fingers and begin taking mine apart.

Would be good if folks...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 12-08-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By NakedHound
Re: Service essentials? Curvy.

Cheers for that link m8! :)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 11-08-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By NakedHound
Service essentials? Curvy.

Looking to give my naked 2001 SV650 (46k) its first service under my ownership. Cant
seem to find the info I want but am sure there must be threds out there somewhere.

Can kind individual...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 30-07-14, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By NakedHound
Re: Noise when turning bars.

Doh! Of course mate you are spot on. Had just fitted my new tank bag. One of the buckles must have touched start button. Couldn't see very well in dim garage, with black buckle against black...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 29-07-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By NakedHound
Noise when turning bars.

Today I noticed that with bike running in neutral, when I turned full right lock, a weird high pitched noise came from the engine. It sounded very much like a car starter motor turning over and...
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