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Forum: Idle Banter 07-06-18, 03:08 PM
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Posted By DuncanC
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Red ones, If you after one for a curvy S I have spare you can have for nowt.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-04-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Low Beam Problem

When you say the white connector block is fine do you mean the 3 pin connector on the back of the bulb? Also Do you mean fine as in there is 12 Volts on the dip beam socket? How are you testing for...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 05-04-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Front suspension upgrade for 2017 SV650

Is it still under warranty? If so I'd check you won't void that by playing with it.
Forum: Idle Banter 07-02-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Space X Launch

I heard it didn't have enough fuel left to decelerate and was doing 500km/h when it hit the sea.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-01-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Exhaust Rattle - how to stop?

Bibio, I hate to disagree but please research cold welding of stainless steel fasteners. Using different grades of stainless lessons the likely hood but as most people don't know what they have when...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-01-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By DuncanC
Re: running problems

It could be old plug caps and HT leads, that can cause rough running as soon as there is any load on the spark.
Also crud in the carbs, it might be sucking gunk up and blocking a jet as soon as the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-01-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Exhaust Rattle - how to stop?

Bibio, Why would putting copper grease on the threads before tightening them up cause the threads to strip? Also stainless to stainless nut bolt combinations should never be done dry as there is a...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 10-01-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Gear/nautral issues

The actuator is a plastic contraption that you can get apart but even if you can find all of the ball bearings the plastic is usually worn out. A new one is normally the only long term solution.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 01-01-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Engine and header painting?

The header bolts are no better or worse than any exhaust bolt. It is the combination of high temps and being sprayed with water/salt over and over again that gets them. Use stainless replacements but...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 31-12-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Engine and header painting?

Those rusty and furry header bolts are coming off the front pot when you want to service your swing arm and rear suspension bushes. Best sort them out now as later! If you do just want to tart the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-12-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By DuncanC
Re: anti freeze

As you are adding coolant which is full of corrosion inhibitors as well as antifreeze any corrosive affects of using pure water are negated. I have 1000s of litres of the stuff at work and the...
Forum: Idle Banter 10-12-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 218,715
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Taking my girls sledging for the first time. This is first snow worth mentioning since my girls have been big enough to do more than roll around and fall over. Whilst out in the numpty verse this...
Forum: Idle Banter 10-12-17, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6,071
Views: 344,690
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Half wits who can't drive in snow.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-11-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Need Help with my new SV

Carb icing has little to do with ambient temperature and often occurs during hot humid weather. Carb icing is caused by the fuel evaporating causing the carb bodies to become freezing cold. Moisture...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 19-11-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Need Help with my new SV

Sounds similar to a couple of issues I've had with my sv earlier this year. First time was an old plug cap on the rear plug causing it to only run on 1 above around 4000rpm. The second time it did...
Forum: Idle Banter 16-11-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6,071
Views: 344,690
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

They do, it's the lifetime of the rabbit!
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-11-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By DuncanC
Re: SV650X is released for 2018

I know it is all personal taste but steel has the same strength to weight ratio as aluminium and triangulated steel frames can be every bit as rigid and light as alloy beam frames so why not a steel...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 27-10-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Curvy won't idle without choke, won't do mid throttle, will rev

Its not the dinosaur juice that evaporates it is the additives that are used instead of lead. The lovely carcinogenic things like toluene and benzene. These are very volatile and evaporate out of the...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 12-10-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By DuncanC
Re: I have a Garage!!! :)

If you go down the gas heater route just remember that they kick out a ton of moisture as well as heat.
Forum: Idle Banter 24-09-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 218,715
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Just back from the Oxford Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. Tootling around Oxford with 400 odd like minded individuals. You could say it holds the traffic up but in Oxford the council have years more...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-09-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Low fuel efficiency, new rider, what to look for?

10 miles per litre equals 38mpg if you are using US gallons. If using proper English gallons then 10 miles per litre is 45mpg.
Forum: Idle Banter 13-07-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By DuncanC
Re: My new Bike Dealership

Cool as... You need open face lids as well. The next trick is to get lego to make a curvy model to go in your garage.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 30-06-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,629
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Clutch advice

I think you need to go for some sort of leverage advantage so you have to pull less for the same effect. Unfortunately if you half the force you will halve the movement which would make getting the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 05-06-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By DuncanC
Re: 3D Printed battery box design for pointy GSXR shock swap

What filament are you using?
I have a 3D printer I am just getting sorted out building an enclosure so I can print ABS/ASA without gassing the kids.
I have several ideas I want to try but other...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 30-04-17, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By DuncanC
Re: Strange misfire

Well I think I've cracked it. Checked the plug cap and it had 12K ohm resistance so that got replaced. Whilst I had the plug cap off I thought I'd check the HT lead as well. It tested at 1 ohm which...
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