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Forum: Idle Banter 17-01-21, 05:53 PM
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Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Of course ... you can take the vehicle anywhere you choose but if it's under manufacturers warranty you best take it there in order to keep it validated and so be prepared to pay the price they...
Forum: Idle Banter 17-01-21, 02:28 PM
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Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Part true ... there is so much more tech crammed under the bonnet of a modern vehicle so home maintenance can be a bit f a chore even if you do have all the necessary modern kit and tools to deal...
Forum: Idle Banter 17-01-21, 02:10 PM
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Question Re: I thought my MP was bad...

We only get these jokers because they are the only ones on offer, if you don't vote then it's in the lap of the gods as to who gets in so by voting ... you can at the very least lessen ( to a...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 10-01-21, 10:56 PM
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Re: Curvy rear shock swap

Indeed, would have been a good upgrade if the reservoir was remote but it's fixed and tbh I'd rather not do any hacking about. As my original shock seems to be behaving atm I'll leave well alone...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 10-01-21, 05:49 PM
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Re: Curvy rear shock swap

Must admit I had my reservations although advertised as an sv650s shock I had not seen one for the sv650s like that, unless it is an upgrade from a performance supplier of course, can't see any...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 10-01-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
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Curvy rear shock swap

Hey all, can anyone tell me if the rear shock rom a 03-06 sv650s will fit a 99 curvy without any mods or chopping about? What are the advantages (if any) of using this shock over the standard curvy...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-01-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
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Re: Curvy bars swap

Cheers peeps for replies, I thought the ultra low or drag bars were sensible choices tbh, even the flat drag bars will still be almost six inches higher than the clipons once mounted on the risers....
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-01-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
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Curvy bars swap

Hi all, I'm hoping I can get some info on suitable bars for my curvy 'S' bars swap. I have a spare top yoke and a pair of risers which will be welded to the yoke, my question is this... has anyone...
Forum: Idle Banter 01-01-21, 10:35 AM
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Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Weather forecast in Kent looked favourable so planned to go for a short ride, got the SV out of hibernation, pressed the starter and ... click click click! Only 11v in the battery. Thats what you...
Forum: Idle Banter 29-12-20, 01:02 PM
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Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Yeah, she's the best. Despite the 'gripe' I wouldn't have her any other way tbh. She's a Russian blue cross Maine coon so very fluffy n very grey! And ... Still rules the roost as far as the dogs...
Forum: Idle Banter 28-12-20, 05:06 PM
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Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Gripe ... my cat wanting to come in and then 30 seconds later wanting to go out! This happens several hundred times a day during winter!
Bought an electronic cat flap a while back, begrudgingly...
Forum: Idle Banter 28-12-20, 04:56 PM
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Forum: Idle Banter 27-12-20, 06:27 PM
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Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Lol .. everyone from the 70's apparently... sweeney, Avengers, Randle n Hopkirk, the saint, etc: hahaha.
Saying that, I saw an older gent a few weeks ago in a new fiesta and he was wearing driving...
Forum: Idle Banter 27-12-20, 06:17 PM
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Electric bikes, anyone ridden one?

A while back I had the opportunity to ride an electric bike (scooter type thing actually), it looked quite ordinary really, nothing about it stood out that would give the game away.
The overall...
Forum: Idle Banter 27-12-20, 01:01 PM
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Views: 700
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Re: If you HAD to swap your bike...

Oooo, in that case ... BSA DBD34 Goldstar in clubman trim, and a 918 urban tiger Fireblade. Yeah... I know there's more exotic machinery out there but the blade would re-kindle an old flame and the...
Forum: Idle Banter 27-12-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
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Re: If you HAD to swap your bike...

Do the two new bikes have to 'add up' to the current value of my 99 SV? If that is the case ... I'm looking at a Chinese import s$#te scooter thats been razzed to death of some kind and a totally...
Forum: Idle Banter 25-12-20, 09:18 PM
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Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Proof that my Mrs actually listens to my ramblings occasionally as she bought me an Oxford stormex bike cover, a Bagster tank cover n tank bag and a sport cam so I can review my days out on the SV....
Forum: Idle Banter 24-12-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
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Re: Merry Christmas to you all.

Yes indeed, and in more ways than one! Let's all hope 2021 brings us all better fortune and better biking weather.
Forum: Idle Banter 24-12-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
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Re: Antonov AN-225

An impressive sight for sure, I would loved to have seen one of the monster cold War Ekranoplans doing their thing! That must have been an awesome sight, some of those were truly humongous.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 17-12-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 909
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Re: Loud pipes redux

In broad daylight?
Forum: Idle Banter 17-12-20, 10:14 AM
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Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Getting hacked off with it all now, roads are all clear first thing, then choked up on way home. Also ... every conceivable slip road, parking spot, lay by, side road, car park, even escape lanes!!...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 17-12-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 909
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Re: Loud pipes redux

My curvy main beams are no match for the plethora of newish vehicles out there using the latest HID lights, those are truly annoying and distracting night or day, main or dipped, I don't ride at...
Forum: For Sale - SV's and SV related items 16-12-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 21,880
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Re: Curvy lightened Flywheel assembly

Sounds like a total 'no brainer' will definitely be up for this mod at some point in the new year. Much prefer the option of a 'ride in-ride out service. 👍
Forum: Idle Banter 16-12-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
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Re: Facebook users...

Imo ... social media platforms are 10% fun/useful and 90% aggravation, I had a dabble with Facebook a while back and soon sacked it , just couldn't stand having to trawl through acres of pointless...
Forum: Idle Banter 16-12-20, 06:32 PM
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Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Gripe ... having to sit in traffic virtually stationary for 1hr 45mins for journey that normally takes 20mins! Nose to tail foreign lorries choking up the A2 from Lydden to Dover Port ��. Don't know...
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