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Forum: Idle Banter 26-04-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
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Re: No longer an Sv owner!

I appreciate what you're all saying but I'll probably never own another sv, I've had 56 bikes in my lifetime and no two have ever been the same so very much doubt I'll own another. All the spares n...
Forum: Idle Banter 24-04-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
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No longer an Sv owner!

Well... the time has come to part with my sv, it was a bitter sweet decision but I have succumbed to calling of a Harley Davidson Sportster.
The sv was/is a great little bike and I've really...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-04-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,183
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Re: 2000 s & N throttle cables

Hi, yes ... I had the new braided brake lines made up at my local bike shop as I wanted to retain the original front brake splitter ( just my preference tbh). The original 'S' reservoir line was...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-04-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,183
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Re: 2000 s & N throttle cables

I've converted my 99's to bars by drilling the top yoke and fabricating reinforcement plates from 6mm alloy and laminating them in on the underside using carbon fibre and resin. I've used 2 inch...
Forum: Idle Banter 03-04-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 675,438
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Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Well .. after a bit of research it seems at the time of it's unveiling Harley just got it wrong in terms of advertising campaigns etc. The Harley fraternity didn't know what to make of it, the rest...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-04-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
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Re: Tail Bag Recommendations?

I've got one of the Oxford 1st time, tail bags, expanding on both sides and top, lots of little storage compartments, several straps etc for lashing it down including pads so the straps n buckles...
Forum: Idle Banter 30-03-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 675,438
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Re: Smile of the day - What is yours?

Had a test ride on a ... Harley Davidson XR1200, always loved the look of the flat track Harleys, not everyone's cuppa tea granted but tbh ... I was quite impressed, bags of torque, quite docile in...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 30-03-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
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Re: I Painted my SV650 hot pink and regret nothing

Must say... they are eye catching, as my 99 svs is blue I thought about doing the wheels in that fluorescent 'rossi' yellow, but I'm undecided atm, it's either that or go the other way and go gloss...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-03-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
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Re: Waterless coolant.

In the immortal words of Homer .. Doh!! My mistake. Well ... the subject of waterless coolant is well n truly open to debate eh. Having further researched it's uses and benefits I can't really...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 18-03-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By gadget
Re: Waterless coolant.

I was under the impression it was a fit n forget type thing??
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-03-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
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Re: Temp gauge

I would say 'yes'... it needs water in order to register heat, the water would act as the medium as it circulates, the increase or decrease in water temp will be picked up by the sender. I'm no...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-03-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
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Waterless coolant.

Anyone here tried or using the waterless coolant in their SV? Been reading good reviews about the stuff, it's supposed to be a 'fit n forget' type thing isn't it!? Is it totally compatible with...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 06-03-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By gadget
Re: Keys rattling against tank

I've only got bike associated keys with ignition key, I have four key 'protectors' made from nurf gun bullets that slip over each key so no scratching of the top yoke and no rattling either. Bit sad...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 01-03-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
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Re: Do you refuel on the side stand or centre stand/centred?

I fill mine on the side stand (as that's all it has) but if I really want to squeeze that last litre in I'll jump on it to get it level and fill to the top. Can't see any other way of doing it tbh.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 01-03-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 380,691
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Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Just fitted n wired up a 12v socket under the pillion seat so I can charge stuff on the go, fitted my carbon tank protector, fitted satnav mount to middle of the bars, modded a spare pilot light on...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 01-03-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 380,691
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Re: What have you tinkered with today?

I bought some of that 'helicopter tape ' off ebay for the sides of my tank for protection against the knees when gripping, absolutely brilliant stuff tbh, really easy to cut to shape and really...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 01-03-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
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Re: Not your usual 3 cylinder

Our colonial friends seem to come up with ground breaking designs on a regular basis, Britten is one that springs to mind, that fantastic v twin was just pure genius. Nothing was taken from other...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-02-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By gadget
Re: Curvy exhaust stud size.

Ahh, I see, it's the total length of the stud I need specifically for the curvy in case there is a difference between curvy and pointy. Once I have the length measurement I'll buy the studs and...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-02-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By gadget
Re: Curvy exhaust stud size.

That is exactly what I intend to buy the stainless studs with the hex in the end. So ... you reckon about 40mm total stud length?
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-02-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
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Curvy exhaust stud size.

Hey all, hoping I can get some help regarding the exhaust stud 'total length' as I'm going to pull the factory steel studs out before they start rusting. I've found a supplier for stainless studs...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 15-02-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
Posted By gadget
Re: Chain

I use chain lube on the links n rollers, and brush waxoil on the link plates, it drys to a clear waxy finish, never done anything different and never had any rust on chain plates.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 30-01-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By gadget
Re: Curvy spare fuse?

Thanks for all the helpful advice peeps. I've now bought an SAE fused battery kit to power the lighter socket, was only 10, it can easily handle 15A and I can also use it to connect my optimate...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 29-01-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By gadget
Re: Curvy spare fuse?

Thanks for the reply, as an alternative, could I also connect the lighter socket directly to the battery with an in-line 10A fuse? My reasoning is that .. unless something is actually plugged in to...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 28-01-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By gadget
Curvy spare fuse?

Hi all, bit of a silly question but ... does anyone know for sure if a 1999 curvy 'S' has any spare (unused)fuse location in the fuse box? I haven't been able to check as my bike is not with me atm....
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-01-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 465
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Curvy 'S' headlight change

Hey all, I was thinking of removing my curvy 's' fairing completely as I've now converted to street bars and prefer the look of a 'fighter naked' ish!
The alternative lights, brackets etc are all...
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