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Forum: Idle Banter 19-10-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By SV650rules
Re: 8 inch floppy disks

I used to think a 3-1/2" floppy was a medical complaint.........
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 19-10-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 795
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Considering putting stock muffler back on :-s

That tee shirt should have said 'loud pipes annoy people' - even with stock pipe the SV will still be louder than most other vehicles, so will be easier to hear than a car approaching ( and how about...
Forum: Idle Banter 17-10-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By SV650rules
Re: epoxy garage floors

We used to get epoxy floor for the fork truck driveways in the car part factory I used to work at - it had grippy particles in it, without the particles it would have been so smooth and deadly with...
Forum: Idle Banter 12-10-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7,677
Views: 514,127
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Is that why builders call it footings.....
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 12-10-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Ugly green corrosion near valves on k3

Maybe ethanol additive in petrol causing corrosion when allowed to stand... horrible stuff.

https://www.equipmentworld.com/e-10-alive-the-corrosive-damage-ethanol-gasoline-does-to-your-fuel-pump/
Forum: Idle Banter 11-10-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4,222
Views: 321,858
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

That is why newspapers and TV show mainly bad news because good news is rarely as exiting as bad news...
Forum: Idle Banter 11-10-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7,677
Views: 514,127
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

When garages are dealing with women they seem to think they can get away with anything. My wife in the past has taken her car to get a couple of new tyres only to be told the brake pads need...
Forum: Idle Banter 10-10-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Chinese parts.

I also avoid Chinese products as much as possible ( you often buy brand name goods from UK or Germany etc. only to find 'made in China' in small print on the article ), the world, led by global...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-10-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By SV650rules
Re: a refurbishing project

Bit like taking an Egyptian mummy and making a real live person out of it....
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 10-10-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Metallic sound from front on new SV

Not on my AL7, could it be sintered brake pads ?
Forum: Idle Banter 07-10-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Is it normal to pay in advance?

I was always told that any builder or supplier that expected full payment in advance was not to be trusted, when we had an extension built I made sure that money would only change hands after local...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-10-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,188
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Wrong Choice. New '18 SV650.

To be honest if I didn't know the low revs clutch assist was there from reading about it I would never have guessed it was there, to me it is so unobtrusive as to be invisible.

I would have had...
Forum: Idle Banter 06-10-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,222
Views: 321,858
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Try telling that to my brothers friend, after riding my brothers 1996 VFR 750 he wanted to do a straight swap for his 5 year old 2006 VFR800 VTEC, but after riding his VTEC my brother politely...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-10-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,188
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Wrong Choice. New '18 SV650.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5S5qNVkzZw

Found this video that may interest you, from a tester that had never ridden a Suzuki before ( can you believe it ? ).

I noticed the lack of wind at...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 06-10-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By SV650rules
Re: 13500 miles on rear tyre

From my experience of Michelin tyres on cars they tend to sacrifice grip for long wear, I had Michelin on cars for many years, mainly because i was doing over 25,000 miles a year, but fitting Avon...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-10-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Diplomatic immunity

Diplomatic immunity is the most abused privilege of all, but it should not mean immunity from punishment for criminal actions..
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 05-10-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By SV650rules
Re: New owner looking for brake disc recommendations?

Yup, can't say I use brakes regularly except when in traffic, other times use engine braking and then brakes just for last few mph - was a learning curve to get used to the engine braking when I...
Forum: Idle Banter 04-10-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Which New Boiler?

Talking about efficiency, condensing boilers not much more efficient than older boilers unless they are allowed to condense, and to condense the return flow needs to be less than 55degC ( and really...
Forum: Idle Banter 04-10-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Newbie saying hello

Fuel injection is so nice, just start up and ride off :) and better economy as a bonus. Previous bikes have been a pig on the choke and something else to fiddle with when you are moving...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-10-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Which New Boiler?

If you can fix a motorbike or car, why not a boiler ? Modern cars and bikes are much more complex than boilers, and if you fix your bike or car badly it can kill you.
Forum: Idle Banter 03-10-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Which New Boiler?

We have had a Vaillant ecomax condensing natural gas system boiler with 14 rads and unvented DHW tank for 22 years now, no real problems, not serviced at all except by me, just a decent level of...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-10-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,188
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Wrong Choice. New '18 SV650.

When I bought an ABBA stand for my AL7 seems that ABBA did not even know that the bike has a couple of M8 bosses welded onto underside of rear swinging arms for paddock stand, they supplied the...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 01-10-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Good custom bikes or bad custom bikes?

Looks like a lot of those people had too much time on their hands and a few brain cells missing...
Forum: Idle Banter 30-09-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,222
Views: 321,858
Posted By SV650rules
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

My brother has two - a VFR750 and a VFR800 ( injection but not VTEC ) and the only thing he has had go wrong is a burned out R/R on the 750 - replaced with a mosfet one so should be OK...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 28-09-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By SV650rules
Re: 13500 miles on rear tyre

My next tyres are deffo gonna be storms, got Avon ZV7 on both our cars and the wet and dry grip is chalk and cheese compared to Michelins I've had before, and quiet to boot, too soon to to say how...
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