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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 01-05-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: Cruisers

Yeah cruisers are ****e. Get an SV because they have great brakes, comfortable seats. great suspension, chilled riding position and you can wear chaps without being accused of being gay. You read...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 01-05-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,630
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: The Crash Detectives - a sobering story

Seems reasonable to me he should have got a sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving, another for leaving the scene and another for trying to cover it up. Fourteen years would be in the ball...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 08-04-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: Steering issues

The notch in the middle is a sign of wear and will most likely be the cause of your steering issue.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-04-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: Lithium battery

Lead acid batteries work fine in general. Problem with bikes is they are miniaturised, sometimes to a stupid degree. They last for years in a car though. Bigger is better so bikes will always suffer...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 03-04-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: London not to include motorcycle in it's traffic congestion strategy

There's money in charging bikes the same as cars.
There's no money in not charging bikes the same as cars.
Simples innit.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 03-04-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: Kawasaki Z900RS

The only thing wrong with the old Z's is the price nowadays.
This 'investment' thing grips my ****.
Gold is an investment.
Diamonds are an investment.
A 15000 Z900 is just baloney.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-04-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: Lithium battery

They're ****.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 17-03-18, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: Showerthoughts

Just for you...

http://me-moto.com/uploads/postfotos/can-am-bombardier-250-ex-army-bike-1.JPG


I passed my test on one.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 07-02-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: Shock knuckle assembly

Just the info I needed. I had it reassembled correctly then as that seemed the logical way, but sometimes ya just get a niggle in the mind that needs reassurance. Many thanks all.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 07-02-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: Shock knuckle assembly

Thing is they do fit between the collar and frame leaving about 1mm of float. Without them in there there's way to much float. Anyone with a curvy care to have a look at their front bolt mount. If it...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 07-02-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: Shock knuckle assembly

There's nowt on the dog bones mate. Do you mean the frame? The front mount fixes to the frame. Dog bones fix to the swinging arm.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 07-02-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Shock knuckle assembly

Sv650 K1

Hi guys put my mind to rest please regarding assembly of the front of the knuckle (cushion lever). Part 7 in the diagram. Does the washer/shim go between the frame and the bearing spacer...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 01-02-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: A question about fork tubes

Sorry can't help with dimensions. Hopefully someone here will have a stanchion lying around who can help.
That does look like a shoddy job though.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 31-01-18, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: A question about fork tubes

It's ages since I last saw that end of the stanchion so I really don't remember mate. Best I can do is show you a pic of a curvy stanchion with the bushing in place.
...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 26-01-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: 2005 SV650s Valve Clearance Question

Outstanding. Now read up on how to sync the carbs. \\:D/
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 12-01-18, 11:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: 2005 SV650s Valve Clearance Question

No that's fine. Mine was like that as well. Important when re installing them is the 16 pins as indicated in the diagram. Also ensuring there's no slack in the front of the chain between the crank...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 12-01-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 12-01-18, 12:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: 2005 SV650s Valve Clearance Question

Yeah it will either be stuck to the tensioner or the head, or both if it's ripped apart. Unlikely there's non there.
Order two new ones along with the shims from Robinsons Foundry.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 11-01-18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: 2005 SV650s Valve Clearance Question

Now if I've done me sums right you only need to buy 5x165 shims because you can already have 2x175 and 1x170.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 11-01-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: 2005 SV650s Valve Clearance Question

Your valves will be fine as long as it's put back together right.

The 172 and 178 are factory shims it's not a problem. You can only buy shims in 005 as you have noticed. Seems you measured your...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 11-01-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: 2005 SV650s Valve Clearance Question

Theoretically if you put the rear cams back exactly where they were regardless of timing marks, it would be fine.
Personally I'd do it the correct way so as to avoid expensive mistakes.

Hold the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 11-01-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: 2005 SV650s Valve Clearance Question

I'm not sure what you mean by ''put it all back exactly where it is now''. If you have installed the rear cams incorrectly the valves will hit the piston when you spin the motor so don't spin the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 10-01-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: 2005 SV650s Valve Clearance Question

The timing marks on the rear cylinder cam shafts won't be properly aligned if the crank is set on the R mark, which without seeing your bike I suspect is where you are going wrong.

Don't remove...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-01-18, 11:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: 2005 SV650s Valve Clearance Question

Let us know how it goes.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-01-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By Dave-the-rave
Re: 2005 SV650s Valve Clearance Question

Read my previous post.

Go back to the front cylinder and set the F timing mark on the crank until the front cylinder camshaft timing marks line up. Now rotate the crank a full 360 degrees anti...
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