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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 12-11-19, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Craig380
Re: Gloom and despondency

For what it's worth, I think this is the best approach, although it's getting much harder to find good 70s 2-strokes, as they're mostly well over 40 years old.

When I bought my GT380 back in...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 11-11-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Craig380
Re: Gloom and despondency

Sorry to hear that, you've been very unlucky with it.
But to be honest once the thrill is gone, it's almost impossible to rekindle it ... I think you're right to put it up for sale. I know a guy...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 28-10-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Craig380
Re: Curvy fender extender & hugger

It's a problem with most modern bikes, and the latest Gen 3 SVs are even worse than the curvies / pointies for throwing road wash and dirt everywhere.

The one saving grace is that Suzuki fitted a...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 25-10-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Craig380
Re: Anyone tried Tectane PW 697

This is an interesting long-term test of the various bike corrosion-prevention sprays: https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/reviews/products/the-best-motorcycle-corrosion-protectants

Oddly, one...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 24-10-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Craig380
Re: Link Pipe

Looks good!
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 23-10-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Craig380
Re: H1s galore

Oh man, that row of four original H1s. Fabulous.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-10-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Craig380
Re: Link Pipe

For both the curvy and pointy SVs, you need to cut the factory exhaust to fit an aftermarket can, and because the frame changed when the pointy was introduced in 2003, the pointy exhausts are...
Forum: The Border Patrol 21-10-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Craig380
Re: Always worth getting an early start on a Sunday

A dry(ish) weekend at last! Still had to wash the bike off when I got home, though. Here she is, sporting her new Yoshi TRS can:
...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 19-10-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Craig380
Re: Rare ohc Trident

Interesting, although the Trident engine is a horrible lash-up job to begin with.
Forum: Photos 15-10-19, 06:17 PM
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Views: 215,274
Posted By Craig380
Re: You and Your Bike 2 (This time with RULES!) ;-)

Here's my 2017 Gen 3 with its new Yoshi TRS fitted (bought it used for 110, it was from a Bandit 1250, so I just needed to have a link pipe end-formed to fit it).

It makes a lovely deep bark but...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 14-10-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Craig380
Re: winter is coming. for those that get cold.

I have often wondered how those eBay cheapies would compare in terms of effectiveness / longevity compared to the name-brand heated clothing.

You can heated sleeveless fleeces for about 15...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 12-10-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Craig380
Re: One talented stunt rider

Amazing control. How many times did he fall off learning how to do all that?
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 11-10-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Craig380
Re: 13500 miles on rear tyre

As per my earlier post, I really rate the Avon Storm 3D. 85 fitted.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 11-10-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Craig380
Re: Building a Kawasaki H2A (750 triple)

I love those Japanese factory videos. There's an excellent one on YT from Suzuki about the RE5.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 10-10-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Craig380
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 10-10-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Craig380
Re: Metallic sound from front on new SV

Nope, not on my AL7 either. I have noticed the pads can stick to the discs after washing, but that gets scrubbed off the first time you brake on the road.

Mind you, I fitted a Yoshi TRS last week...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-10-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Craig380
Re: a refurbishing project

Reminds me of the old joke about the man who gets lost while driving in Ireland. After a while he sees a farmer leaning on a gate, pulls over and asks if he could get directions to Dublin. The...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 09-10-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Craig380
Re: "No access to the chain ..."

The tone and language of the post
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 09-10-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Craig380
"No access to the chain ..."

I know that I shouldn't really criticise, but some peoples' lack of knowledge about their bikes (and cars) really does beggar belief.

This has just been posted on Reddit, and it's not a joke: ...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 08-10-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Craig380
Re: World's Smallest Mudguard award goes to...

Agree completely. I really don't like the general trend for short, stumpy styling. I like to see something over the full length of the back wheel.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-10-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By Craig380
Re: Is there a low mounted GP/ stumpy exhaust for curvy SV?

Companies like Black Widow, Delkevic, SP Engineering and others all do short (200mm) stumpy cans with GP-style exits. There are quite a few cheap Chinese exhausts too which can easily be mated with...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-10-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Craig380
Re: 2007 SV 650 SA, front fender marking?

I can't say with 100% certainty if every bike with ABS had the 'ABS' logo on the mudguard from the factory. It is also possible he could have changed the fender ... they are only plastic and it...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-10-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Craig380
Re: 2007 SV 650 SA, front fender marking?

ABS was only an option on the SVs and Gladius, so not all bikes had it (I'd say that the majority of bikes sold did NOT have ABS, as it was quite an expensive extra). ABS only became standard...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-10-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Craig380
Re: SV650X on a dyno

Completely agree, but it's interesting that there's such a difference between the 4th & 5th gear runs, but only minimal differences between the 5th & 6th gear runs. As the runs were done...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-10-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Craig380
Re: SV650X on a dyno

That's really interesting, but what got me is the significant difference between 4th and 5th gears. I wonder why
Suzuki mapped the ECU for more power in 5th than 4th? Emissions and noise...
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