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Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 13-08-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Craig380
Re: Oil burning after laid up

Interesting wear patterns there, looks like it's been bored out-of-round like your engine guy suggested ....
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 13-08-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Craig380
Re: Oil burning after laid up

Did the old barrels / pistons show any signs of stuck rings, scoring etc?
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-08-18, 07:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,152
Posted By Craig380
Re: Recommend me some crash bungs!!

Holy thread resurrection, Batman :)

My 06 S model came with R&Gs fitted when I bought it. I was sceptical about how effective they would be, but then after I'd had the bike for a year, it rolled...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 06-08-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 333
Posted By Craig380
Re: Cb175

Hull had a couple of bike shops like that, as well as the big dealers like Ken Blakey's on Anlaby Road (Suzuki, Yamaha, BMW) and the Honda dealer on Beverley Road whose name I can't recall. When the...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 06-08-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 333
Posted By Craig380
Re: Cb175

Whereabouts were you living at that time? In Hull, where I lived 'til I was 18, I don't recall there being a Kawasaki dealer until 1976 (when the Hull Kawasaki Centre opened), so there were very few...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 06-08-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 333
Posted By Craig380
Re: Cb175

I absolutely love that colour scheme on the smaller CB twins, and the twin-carb bikes sounded fantastic when revved. Was the redline at 10,800 or something like that?

The CB175 was a RARE sight...
Forum: SV Ecosse 31-07-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 56,160
Posted By Craig380
Re: Bibio's Sunday Bimbles

Oh hell, all the very best for a speedy and full recovery, Bibio
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 31-07-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By Craig380
Re: Noisy Cam chain?

Personally (and this is just my 10 pence worth) I don't think that is noisy in the video.

My K6S has 29K up (I've had it since 7.5K) and sometimes the camchain tap / rattle is really noticeable,...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 31-07-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Craig380
Re: Poor running after cam chain swap

I can't hear the whistling sound but it sounds to me like the throttle bodies might need balancing, or maybe there's a slight air leak from an airbox or TB mounting rubber. Are all the rubber...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 26-07-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Craig380
Re: Dyno plots with various slip-on cans on a 2017 SV

No, but the basic summary is, the can with the biggest internal diameter perforated tube (2 inches / 50mm) made the best and smoothest power compared to the stock exhaust. All runs were full...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 24-07-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Craig380
Dyno plots with various slip-on cans on a 2017 SV

Interesting video from the US, in which a tuner is trialling various slip-on can designs (250mm, 350mm length) and different internal tube diameters (up to 50mm) and comparing with the standard...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 23-07-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Craig380
Re: Inside a Chinapovic slip-on can

Exactly that. Industrial power relies on cheap labour.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 22-07-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 142,722
Posted By Craig380
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Nice - needs one more zip-tie just to make sure it's properly mounted, I reckon :D
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-07-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Craig380
Inside a Chinapovic slip-on can

Interesting video from Canada, in which the guy takes apart a Chinese Akra copy. It looks reasonably well made, especially at the price.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxn8HgzHcP0
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-07-18, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 507
Posted By Craig380
Re: Cooling fan

Never had mine kick in, either, in the 3 years I've owned it. The highest I've ever seen the temp gauge go was 97 or 98, I think the fan is only meant to kick in at 103C or thereabouts.

I don't...
Forum: For Sale - SV's and SV related items 11-07-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Craig380
Re: 2014 L2 Pointy for sale

That's a smart-looking bike and no mistake. Shame I'm not looking for a new SV at the moment!

I have a question about the raised clipons, how much were they, and did you need to fit longer clutch...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 07-07-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 142,722
Posted By Craig380
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

That does look nice. Apart from weight and sound, does a can make a difference to performance anywhere in the rev range?

I guess they're all much the same in terms of internal design - a...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 06-07-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Craig380
Re: National Scooter Rally

Vespas have the left-grip gear change too. I personally think Lambrettas look very nice, whereas Vespas are a bit porky. It's 30+ years since I had a go on one but they're horrible to ride, they...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 06-07-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Craig380
Re: National Scooter Rally

Isn't it just. I was out on Wednesday night round Matlock Bath way, and there was a group of around 20-25 scooters coming the other way, the air was fragrant for a couple of miles :)

At Llyn...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 06-07-18, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Craig380
Re: Throttle Valve Seizing

Probably a good idea to do that while it's an easy job. Just in case the cables are stiff / sticky
Forum: The Border Patrol 05-07-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,814
Posted By Craig380
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 05-07-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Craig380
Re: Throttle Valve Seizing

Hose all the pivot points on both throttle bodies with WD40, leave alone for a few house, hose them again, then try moving them and see if they've freed up. It's likely to be a buildup of road crud...
Forum: The Border Patrol 02-07-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By Craig380
Re: Watch out for tourists

Ouch, sorry to hear about the elbow, but looking at the videos you did an excellent job of damage limitation, it could've been much worse. And as you say, it happened VERY quickly.

What dashcam...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 02-07-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Craig380
Re: Gonna be a lumpy ride...

I'd start by checking the two sensors in the airbox, make sure they are clean and not covered in oily film. Clean the connectors while you're at it, and any others you can get at as Bibio said.
...
Forum: The Border Patrol 01-07-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By Craig380
Re: Watch out for tourists

Bloody hell, sorry to hear that. Hope you get you and the bike sorted quickly. Where did it happen, and was it an European car/driver visiting the UK, or a UK driver f*cking up?
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