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Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-04-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Craig380
Re: SV major service

I remember a long thread on SVRider about valve clearances, the general consensus was that they only very rarely need any adjustment at the first scheduled 2-year / 15K mile check, and almost never...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-04-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Craig380
Re: SV major service

I got great service from Single Tracker in Crewe, who I bought my K6S from. They did a major service prior to collection (the bike was 9 years old but had only done 7,500 miles), fitted a new...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-04-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 313
Posted By Craig380
Re: AL7 opinions. day to day/touring/etc

I was born & raised in Hull, so I know those roads well :D
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 16-04-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 313
Posted By Craig380
Re: AL7 opinions. day to day/touring/etc

Some really good comments here.

The engine and slimness makes the bike, in my view. The engine is tireless, it will sing along at any sane speed (and quite a bit more than that) with plenty of...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 15-04-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By Craig380
Re: I like two strokes!

This is my old 380 about 8/9 years ago, just after I fitted the J&R spannies. If you put your ear to the screen, you might just be able to hear them ;):D
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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 14-04-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By Craig380
Re: I like two strokes!

@Fula28 - hi and welcome. Now an RS250 is a SERIOUS stroker :D
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 14-04-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By Craig380
Re: I like two strokes!

Nice, that. Needs skinnier tyres though.

Another stroker lover here: I had a GT380 for 17 years before getting the SV (hence my username). It had some very rare period J&R spannies on it, the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 13-04-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By Craig380
Re: Spark plug observations

Iridium isn't as good an electrical conductor as copper, it's true. But because it's a much harder metal, the electrode tips can be made much narrower and more pointy (pointy, geddit ;)) than with...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 12-04-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By Craig380
Re: Spark plug observations

Yes, although I've never had a spark plug resistor fail as yet ... however I have had resistors in the plug caps fail.

On my old GT380 I used to use platinum plugs (later replaced with Iridiums)...
Forum: The Border Patrol 12-04-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By Craig380
Re: Rain stops play!

The roads are filthy at the moment. Last weekend's ride to Porthmadog was dry apart from about a 20-yard stretch just past the top of the Horseshoe that had run-off water coming from a field right...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 09-04-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By Craig380
Spark plug observations

When I got my used 650K6 from the dealer, they gave it a full service, including new, standard NGK plugs. After about 6,000 miles (mostly brisk open-road riding, almost no town work) I replaced them...
Forum: The Border Patrol 08-04-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By Craig380
Re: Rain stops play!

Had a cracking run to Porthmadog via Nantwich > Wrexham > Corwen > Betwys > Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The stretch from Betwys down to Porthmadog has to be one of my favourite roads ever. Stunning...
Forum: The Border Patrol 07-04-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By Craig380
Re: Rain stops play!

There's always Sunday - weather looking OK for tomorrow, according to the so-called experts at the Met Office ;)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 05-04-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Craig380
Re: Rear shock linkage and rear caliper

Cheers, I thought that was the case from pictures etc. I must get round to stripping mine at some point to see what it's like.

Since I got the bike I've been flooding the linkage pivot points...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 04-04-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Craig380
Re: Rear shock linkage and rear caliper

Nice write-up! Is it correct that the linkage needle roller bearings have no seals at either end -- the bushing / spacer just goes inside the bearing, and then it just bolts up to the frame / lower...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 04-04-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Craig380
Re: Once a day SV650

So it will only start when the engine is stone cold, and as soon as it warms up, it will not start again after you've switched the engine off until it is stone cold again?

Has to be a sensor fault...
Forum: The Border Patrol 03-04-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Craig380
Re: Anyone get out over the weekend, then?

Yes, that's the one. I can see why there have been so many accidents on that stretch as it's fairly narrow with lots of blind corners etc.

Interestingly, the first set of cameras (just past the...
Forum: The Border Patrol 01-04-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Craig380
Re: Good weather alert!

It was quite sunny up on the Horseshoe today, at least enough to melt the snow off the roads that they had up there yesterday :D Still a bit parky up there, though.

There was still quite a bit...
Forum: The Border Patrol 31-03-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Craig380
Re: Anyone get out over the weekend, then?

Me neither, but it's a handy halfway point for a Sunday morning ride for me, just under 70 miles from my house near Macclesfield (Macc > Holmes Chapel > Middlewich > Nantwich > A534 to Wrexham bypass...
Forum: The Border Patrol 31-03-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Craig380
Re: Anyone get out over the weekend, then?

Saw yesterday they've put average speed cameras up on the stretch from the roundabout at the top of the Horseshoe down to Corwen, which is a bit strange.
Forum: The Border Patrol 26-03-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Craig380
Anyone get out over the weekend, then?

Fairly thick fog round my way Sunday morning but I was gagging for a ride, so I headed steadily west towards Holmes Chapel.

It was so thick that my glasses misted up :smt013 but as soon as I...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 26-03-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Craig380
Re: Coolant-antifreeze selection for SV

Interesting, thanks.

For what it's worth, I asked the Suzi main dealer I bought my K6 from which brand of coolant they used (the bike had had a oil/coolant/valve check service as part of the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-03-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By Craig380
Re: End can performance question

I think I must be in a very small minority, I actually like the stock can on my K6. Mind you, putting an SV1000 snorkel on the airbox made the overall sound snarlier :)
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 19-03-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Craig380
Re: A video for a snowy Sunday

The speed / power difference is amazing, it must have p*ssed the other riders off enormously. The Nortons seem to be a good 20mph faster at the top end.

It's reckoned the 1989 bikes were good...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 18-03-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Craig380
A video for a snowy Sunday

As it's such lovely biking weather :rolleyes: here's the 1989 Snetterton 'Race of Aces,' with the cream of the UK riders at the time on the best 750 superbikes: GSXR750s, FZR750s and Honda RC30s. ...
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