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Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking Today, 04:29 PM
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Posted By SV650rules
Re: No main or dipped beam.

Clean the plugs with contact cleaner ( and maybe fine emery on a fine screwdriver ) and squirt some ACF50 into the plugs to stop further corrosion / oxidisation which is the real enemy of electrical...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-03-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electrical output

That question already asked but no reply..
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-03-19, 09:18 AM
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Views: 253
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electrical output

Yeah maybe, but not in UK............


Any flashing light excepting directional turn signals is illegal in UK, Because emergency vehicles rely on them. See section 13 of attached. Your vehicle...
Forum: Idle Banter 20-03-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 423,095
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Deadly pathogens are not limited to farmed / domesticated meat.

Every piece of meat has various levels of pathogens in it, in Australia Kangaroo meat ( wild animals ) has to be cooked very...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-03-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Piston slap or valves?

The fact that noise goes away as soon as engine is warm points to something expanding, but doesn't cam chain stay noisy even when warm ?

A lot of SVorgers in USA post that cam to valve clearance...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 19-03-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electrical output

If you look at thread 'changing gladius headlamp' I have posted links and photos ( PDF ) of dip and main beams.

Do not buy cheap LED bulbs you will be disappointed - the ones I linked to have the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 19-03-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Electrical output

The amps from generator is an instantaneous output and it could carry on producing it as long as engine is running, multiply it by voltage and you get a power rating, when you add hours or any time...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 18-03-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Changing the headlamp unit on a Gladius

Each LED bulb draws only 1.6 amps compared to 5 amps for each equivalent filament bulb, so more power is freed up for your heated grips. The 9 to 32 volts simply means that as long as system voltage...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 18-03-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Changing the headlamp unit on a Gladius

I have attached a PDF showing photographs of dip and main beam on my wifes Honda Jazz fitted with the classiccarleds H4 LED bulbs and link to them below - you can buy the bulbs singly at 40 but as I...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-03-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Changing the headlamp unit on a Gladius

Plenty of LED headlight units on alchemy site

https://www.alchemyparts.co.uk/headlights/?sort=newest&limit=12&mode=4

Also have auxiliary LED spotlights to augment single headlight on gladius...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-03-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Piston slap or valves?

If you don't have a stethoscope a long screwdriver is fine, put the handle on your ear and the blade on various parts of the engine to see where noise is loudest, normally piston slap is lower...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 17-03-19, 07:15 PM
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Views: 161,277
Posted By SV650rules
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

R1ffR4ffs brass brushes will probably do the least damage to the stainless steel as it is a lot softer than the SS and far less abrasive than emery cloth.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-03-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Piston slap or valves?

To me a noisy valve is a happy valve, with modern hardened valve seats ( made necessary by unleaded fuel) the valve heads do not sink into the head material anywhere near so much as engine ages ( a...
Forum: Idle Banter 15-03-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 423,095
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

https://www.nhs.uk/news/heart-and-lungs/study-says-theres-no-link-between-cholesterol-and-heart-disease/

...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-03-19, 07:41 PM
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Views: 272,366
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

At least you can be sure the battery will be delivered free of charge...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-03-19, 08:56 AM
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Views: 272,366
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

The best thing about the barter system is that the government does not get a slice ( of the lasagne either ;) )..
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 13-03-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,551
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Oil filter change

What happens if the existing filter is faulty and you are doing a good thing by changing it for a new on that is not faulty ? I have always replaced filter at every oil change on any bike or car I...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-03-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 423,095
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

The older I get the better I used to be ....
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 13-03-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 161,277
Posted By SV650rules
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

I learned the hard way many years ago never to skimp on tool quality - not only are the cheap allen keys made of mild steel and round off easily but they are very often not accurate on their size,...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-03-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 272,366
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

The proper quote is that 'the love of money is the root of all evil' - money in itself is neither good or bad - yup bartering takes money out of the equation. Problem with money is that some people...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 12-03-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Dropping your bike and garage woes

Yes the manufacturers standard pads are probably the best for everyday riding, you should not need to get them hot like sintered ones need, and if you are using your brakes often and heavily enough...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 12-03-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 161,277
Posted By SV650rules
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

The Range also do GT85 at a good price pretty much all the time as well as Redex every so often..

https://www.therange.co.uk/search?q=Gt85#sort=relevance&page=1&lpp=24

The range also used to...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 12-03-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Dropping your bike and garage woes

+1

Even leaving bike in garage for 5 months or so over winter can make tyre surface a bit shiny, I always take it very easy for first 10 miles or so when I first take bike out after winter ( good...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 12-03-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 161,277
Posted By SV650rules
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

I tend to use rear brake to signal I am slowing down, just tap the pedal to alert following vehicles because as you say the engine is doing most of the braking.
Forum: Idle Banter 11-03-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 272,366
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

What do you expect from people who choose to travel around on a Milwaukee tractor.
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