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Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 24-04-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By mikerj
Re: K1 carb refit after 4 years in storage

A cunning design to protect the screw heads, the screwdriver rounds off before they do ;)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 23-04-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By mikerj
Re: Pointy SV650 Footpeg/Brake Pedal Bolt keeps getting loose

If your brake light switch was screwed down so far that it prevented the pedal returning fully, then loosening or tightening the pivot bolt wouldn't help.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-04-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By mikerj
Re: Pointy SV650 Footpeg/Brake Pedal Bolt keeps getting loose

You could just use some emery paper or maybe even coarse wet and dry paper on a flat, hard surface. It's an alloy lever so not hard to remove material. At a pinch you could probably even scrape it...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-04-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By mikerj
Re: Pointy SV650 Footpeg/Brake Pedal Bolt keeps getting loose

The brake pedal shouldn't bind up up when you fully tighten the foot peg bolt. Is it the original Suzuki brake lever or an after-market part? If the latter then you may need to take a file to the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-12-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By mikerj
Re: Carby only running on front cylinder!!

Sounds more like a fuel problem, gunked up jets in the rear carb. Revs hanging can be caused by weak mixture, i.e. partially blocked jets or leaking carb rubbers.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-11-17, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By mikerj
Re: Oh a dilemma

Aplogies if I misunderstood it, but it seemed like you were saying that emulators wouldn't be up to the job of your riding style?
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-11-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By mikerj
Re: Curvy SV650 - Speedo and Revs not registering.

The indicator warning light not working will most likely be because the bulb has blown. This bulb is driven via a couple of diodes within the clocks, it's just possible but extremely unlikely that...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-11-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By mikerj
Re: Oh a dilemma

Why do you think emulators (properly set up) would make things any worse than the standard damper rods? :smt017
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 24-10-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By mikerj
Re: Rear suspension donor bike

Tiger Seal is a brand name that U-Pol use for their adhesives, PU adhesive or Polyurethane adhesive is the generic name. Similar stuff can be had in DIY stores e.g. "No More Nails".
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 24-10-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,886
Posted By mikerj
Re: Curvy won't idle without choke, won't do mid throttle, will rev

Agreed. My dad has a rarely used curvy and it suffers from this problem almost every time it's dragged out. An old trick that can sometimes provide a quick fix is to remove the airbox, start it up...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-10-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By mikerj
Re: Stock rear shock lifespan?

A lot depends on what a rider is prepared to put up with, or even notice. I can't stand riding stuff with crap suspension, it has it be as good as I can get it. Other people either don't notice or...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 12-05-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,697
Posted By mikerj
Re: Output Shaft Thread Damage

Don't bother with a die. For starters the shaft will be hardened, and secondly trying to use a die on threaded splines can be next to impossible.

Minor thread imperfections, burs etc. can be...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 03-05-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By mikerj
Re: Rear sprocket directional?

New chains and sprockets can be a bit noisy when you spin the rear wheel by hand IME. The C&S I fitted to my Fireblade were like this.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-05-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,465
Posted By mikerj
Re: Trouble removing the exhaust

That could be fairly easily TIG welded in situ, and then drilled out and tapped.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 03-05-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By mikerj
Re: Rear sprocket directional?

That's correct, the side of the sprocket with the recess faces out.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-04-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By mikerj
Re: Fork investigation

The valve pre-load adjuster screw sticks out the top of the valve (i.e. towards the top of the fork) and they are steel.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-04-16, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By mikerj
Re: Fork investigation

Get yourself a telescopic magnet-on-a-stick and stick it down the fork tube. If there is an emulator resting on top of the damper rod, then you should be able to lift it out.
Forum: For Sale - Other Bikes and General biking items 15-03-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By mikerj
Re: can anyone identify this ?????

Yep, almost certainly XJ600.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 15-03-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By mikerj
Re: KOSO Gauge Help!

Unlikely, the permanent supply is likely only for the clock and maybe to retain some settings. The voltmeter input is wired to the switched side of the ignition.

It's a bit suspicious that the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 12-03-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,447
Posted By mikerj
Re: What does the TPS actually do?

The SV uses an engine load sensing scheme called Alpha-N (alpha=throttle angle, N=engine RPM) to estimate how much air the engine is consuming, so it can work out how much fuel to inject. This means...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-01-16, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By mikerj
Re: who make these crash bungs?

The R&Gs come with a very solid alloy mount to replace the bit of rusty bent tin that Suzuki use to support the fairing.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 02-01-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,706
Posted By mikerj
Re: help with new exhaust

The longer cans give a deeper, more pleasant exhaust note IMO, and you can run without a baffle with negligible chance of getting pulled. Without the baffle the stubbies are very loud, but they...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-12-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By mikerj
Re: Aluminium vs Stainless Steel Bolts

Don't use the crappy aluminium bolts, you only need to look at them wrong and the hex gets rounded off. On something like a fairing that you will be remove occasionally for servicing etc it's a PITA.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 09-07-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By mikerj
Re: New Rear Wheel Bearings - Squeeze Hub Spacer

Just give the inner race on one side a sharp tap using a hammer and suitable drift. That's usually enough to move the other bearing out a fraction and make the spacer a sliding fit.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-07-15, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By mikerj
Re: differences between the naked pointy and faired pointy

I thought the naked bike had a slightly longer swingarm as well, or was I dreaming that?
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