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Forum: Photos Yesterday, 09:32 PM
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Posted By daktulos
Re: French/Swiss/Italian Alps '18 (too many pics)

Amazing views, although the lack of snow in the ski resort (which was that by the way) was a bit disturbing ...
Forum: Idle Banter 13-08-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 9,434
Posted By daktulos
Re: The running thread.

It's been a bit of a mixed week for me - I went running on Tuesday, and my ankle gave way after less than a mile of easy running. No amount of stretching would stop it from hurting after a couple of...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-08-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By daktulos
Re: 2017 SV versus 2018 SV

To answer myself ... you can grab them from the Suzuki website. The tanks look near identical to me externally.

2017: ...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-08-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By daktulos
Re: 2017 SV versus 2018 SV

One of the pages on the sv650.org site I've found repeatedly useful, which is unfortunately not maintained any more, is the model history:...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 02-08-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 142,905
Posted By daktulos
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

When I got my bike back on the road, I bought a cheap (Powerline) battery. I finally found some time to replace it with the Motobatt I bought last month. Wow! What a difference. The starter is quite...
Forum: Idle Banter 02-08-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 9,434
Posted By daktulos
Re: The running thread.

I've been lurking on this thread for a bit - I started running around 2005 and joined a club in 2012. But, for the past three years, I've been suffering from an intermittent ankle injury. I've seen...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 01-08-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By daktulos
Re: SV650sy chain guard screws

The part is listed as 09139-06083-000, there are a couple of good photos on this ebay page:
...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 01-08-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By daktulos
Re: 2017 SV versus 2018 SV

The Suzuki website says the capacity is 0.7L more rather than less ...

https://bikes.suzuki.co.uk/bikes/street/sv650/
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 29-07-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 977
Posted By daktulos
Re: Pointy no spark

I would expect the voltage at the coils to be much closer to the battery voltage as the coils are open circuit. Does the voltage drop further if you turn the lights on?

I'd guess a bad connection...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-07-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,417
Posted By daktulos
Re: Erratic ignition now no power, no start

I'm not sure where you've got this from, if the voltage across a (relatively) fixed resistance load drops, the current will also drop.

With a corroded connection, it's effectively an additional...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 16-07-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By daktulos
Re: SV colour

The best blue! :D
Forum: Idle Banter 14-07-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By daktulos
My least favourite road ...

... is now the A10. I went up from St Albans to King's Lynn (and back) today. Some of the A10 either has been repaired really badly, or has stealth speed bumps every 50 yards or so.

The bumps are...
Forum: Idle Banter 06-07-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6,262
Views: 354,618
Posted By daktulos
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

I remember trying to buy either 10mm or 3/8" bolts in the 90s (I can't remember which) and the packets from B&Q (I think) had both listed with no clue as to what they actually were ...
Forum: Idle Banter 05-07-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By daktulos
Re: EU copyright directive reform

Awesome news, although it'll be back.
Forum: Idle Banter 04-07-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6,262
Views: 354,618
Posted By daktulos
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

I switched and saved 45 with a lower compulsory excess, too. I've never found the comparison sites that useful as the detailed quotes are always so different - but maybe that's because I have some...
Forum: Idle Banter 04-07-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6,262
Views: 354,618
Posted By daktulos
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Insurance, specifically the tax on people who don't shop around.

Two years ago, 98. Last year, 146 (with an increased excess, too). This year, 214. Now I have to waste time getting quotes.
Forum: The Border Patrol 02-07-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By daktulos
Re: Watch out for tourists

I did that after driving in the US - I turned onto a dual carriageway in the wrong direction. Luckily (this was 25 years ago) it was just grass to cross back.
Forum: Idle Banter 27-06-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 610
Posted By daktulos
Re: Science

Speed is relative ...
Forum: Idle Banter 19-06-18, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6,262
Views: 354,618
Posted By daktulos
Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

My top three: Canada, Norway, New Zealand
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 18-06-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,202
Posted By daktulos
Re: Another AL7 seat thread

Isn't there an optional seat with 5mm extra padding (height)?
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 18-06-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By daktulos
Re: Alternator/reg/rec question ...

Thanks - the resistance from r/r to the battery was 0.2 and 0.4 ohms, which doesn't look too high to me. I'll hold off and buy a decent battery when I can afford one!
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-06-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By daktulos
Re: Alternator/reg/rec question ...

So, I've had a look at as much as I can - the generator looks fine (resistance within normal range, output on all three pairs rising from ~25V to ~90V going from idle to 5k RPM). All contacts clean...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 16-06-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By daktulos
Re: Alternator/reg/rec question ...

I did have a look at it, and there are SAE connectors with AWG 12 wires which may do it, and there are US sites with AWG 10 wired connectors which should definitely work, but I never managed to find...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 16-06-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By daktulos
Re: Alternator/reg/rec question ...

Thanks all - the solar charger would be a problem as there's another garage above me and it would be a bit awkward to get a wire out of the front. I might give the car battery idea a go, as I do have...
Forum: Idle Banter 14-06-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By daktulos
Re: EU copyright directive reform

https://saveyourinternet.eu/
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