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Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking Yesterday, 08:28 PM
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Re: 97 Ron Fuel...?

There is less of the stuff that burns in higher octane but spark timing is the key to getting it to burn in a more controlled and efficient way inside the engine. If knock detectors are fitted and...
Forum: Idle Banter Yesterday, 05:50 PM
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Views: 430,130
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Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

The latest roadside plant in our area is oilseed Rape ( Canola ) - every road I have driven along in the last week or so is lined with the blooming ( LOL ) things, originally seeds dropping off...
Forum: Idle Banter Yesterday, 04:05 PM
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Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

When you find out how many times the air is passed around the cabin in an aircraft it scares the living daylights out of you - very little fresh air makes its way into the cabin during a flight, and...
Forum: Idle Banter Yesterday, 03:56 PM
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Views: 714
Posted By SV650rules
Re: car buying conundrum

Auto boxes are fine until they need any work done on them then 's
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-04-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 323
Posted By SV650rules
Re: 97 Ron Fuel...?

They specify engine power at their recommended octane, this varies across the world - in parts of Asia lower octane may be the norm, while in Europe 95 is standard. I have tried it in our cars and...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-04-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 323
Posted By SV650rules
Re: 97 Ron Fuel...?

http://www.ashonbikes.com/knock_sensor

My car benefits from 97 or 99 because it has a knock sensor linked to ECU that can detect the sound / vibration of pre-ignition and back off the ignition...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 19-04-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Tyres - "Pilot Road 4" or new "Road 5"?

Seeker has good things to say about grip and wear on Avon Storm 3D, and you get 9mm of tread...

Even though they were expensive I used to use Michelin car tyres when I was doing 25,000+ miles a...
Forum: Idle Banter 16-04-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 438
Posted By SV650rules
Re: OMO: Computer help

I had a couple of medion computers from Aldi ( Aldi used to be the best computer shop in town ) and they were well built with quality components - I had a medion laptop for work and it was good, but...
Forum: Idle Banter 16-04-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 438
Posted By SV650rules
Re: OMO: Computer help

The modern fetish for laptops is crazy unless you need a portable computer, people are attracted by the style and kudos of having the latest slimmest laptop but apart from my works laptops I have...
Forum: Idle Banter 11-04-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By SV650rules
Re: decorating

I have always preferred painted walls to paper, but in some houses the paper was on to keep the walls together, and in one house that had been papered, then the paper had been painted, then papered...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 08-04-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Proper preparation prevents .....

Binned most of mobile tool kit when I started buying Jap bikes, just the little manufacturers supplied kit with a few spanners and screwdriver in it and a few fuses, small set of Allen keys on a...
Forum: Idle Banter 08-04-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Boeing 737 Max

There is something to be said for having an 'emergency' display of basic instruments for use when the complicated electronic stuff packs up so just airspeed, climb or dive and artificial horizon -...
Forum: Idle Banter 07-04-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Boeing 737 Max

I used to watch quite a few air crash documentaries and it turns out that a good number of planes that crash are perfectly airworthy but once the autopilot disconnects itself because it does not have...
Forum: Idle Banter 07-04-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Boeing 737 Max

Problem seems to be ( and anyone who watches air crash investigation documentaries will know this ) that modern pilots are reduced to computer minders, and if the auto systems turn off ( which they...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 07-04-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By SV650rules
Re: New engines from Harley

Sayyed Bashir sounds like a good American name, he must work at Milwaukee tractor factory. Putting a big lump of engine in a bike that is supposed to be off road capable ala BMW G1200 a bit counter...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 07-04-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By SV650rules
Re: New engines from Harley

If you wanted to make an industrial vibrator to keep pulverized rock flowing smoothly in a chute or similar, the Harley V twin is your go-to ready made product. I have heard the Harley D factory...
Forum: Idle Banter 07-04-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7,225
Views: 430,130
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

It is shocking how much evidence the police need before they can act on people. My brothers mate was a copper ( now retired ) and he said booking one person in for a simple matter could take them off...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-04-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 573
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Boosterplug ?

I am surprise R1ffR4ff did not suggest this but have you tried redex, if your injectors are a bit blocked they can affect the smoothness of the engine especially low down as the oxygen sensor tries...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 04-04-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 164,740
Posted By SV650rules
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Think the biggest I have got is about 75watt, mind you when the radiator on my Vauhall Viva leaked around the top seam I shaped a big lump of copper ( about 50mm x 20mm x 70mm long with a steel rod...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 04-04-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By SV650rules
Re: 2000 SV650 not starting with fully charged Battery

How much did lithium battery cost, you say headlight looks weak, maybe it is failing already or not getting charged properly because of different characteristics of lead acid and lithium....

The...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-04-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7,225
Views: 430,130
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Delivery drivers have possibly one of the worst jobs in the world, don't know if DPD have changed but they used to fine drivers who were ill and had time off, the others seem to work long hours and...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 03-04-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Moto Morini Milano

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cagiva+raptor+pictures&qpvt=cagiva+raptor+pictures&FORM=IGRE

Another nice looking bike was the Cagiva Raptor, using Suzuki V twin, didn't get the sales it...
Forum: Idle Banter 01-04-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7,225
Views: 430,130
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Cobbled roads can have less grip than oiled teflon when they are wet...surprised they still meet standards for road surface, many a cyclist in tour de France has come to grief on wet cobbles,...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 01-04-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By SV650rules
Re: AL7 thoughts

Been riding an AL7 since April 2016 and just love it, never had a V-Twin before and find the characteristics just great ( it was the sound that first grabbed my attention ), seat I can stand for a...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 31-03-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Any Experience with Bike-Seal?

http://www.tyrerepairkits.co.uk/kits-c-2/stop-n-go-pocket-tyre-plugger-kit-p-14

Had one of these for years, I got a complete kit with 4 x CO2 bottles and adaptor pipe ( CO2 bottle to tyre valve )...
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