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Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-11-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,170
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Trouble removing the exhaust

I'm feeling a little guilty because I think it was my post on your earlier thread that sent you down this route. I hadn't intended a full swingarm removal, just the linkage strip and clean that, as...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 05-11-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Pointy 650 - real world fuel capacity?

I think I must be old. I still use the old school technique of zero-ing the trip when I fill up and go looking for fuel around the 130-140 mile marker. Learnt back in the day, before many bikes had...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 24-10-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Rear shock on a budget? Better than stock?

I'm sure either can be made to work. However, general consensus seems to be that if you're going to change them, go linear according to your own weight requirements.
(IMHO, "progressive" is a...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 23-10-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Rear shock on a budget? Better than stock?

Agreed. That applies to me too. I'm a very average rider: I make progress but happy to confess that my wife can usually outrun me on her SK5 (17k-ish, on standard shock although I have done...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-10-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Rear shock on a budget? Better than stock?

Fair enough. I just thought perhaps there was a chance you might be able to defer buying a shock for a while. 0 is good for any budget!

If you can jack the bike up well enough to take weight...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-10-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Rear shock on a budget? Better than stock?

Have you stripped and (re)greased the rear linkages recently?

Old shocks tend to lose their damping and go bouncy-bouncy but your description sounds like it's stiffening up, perhaps due to dry...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 04-10-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ruffy
Re: K5 Pointy Headlight Connector Burning out

I remain to be convinced how significant that will be. Theorectically correct,yes.

On that theme, it will also be theoretically better in winter due to lower ambient temperatures. Who says winter...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 04-10-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ruffy
Re: K5 Pointy Headlight Connector Burning out

In the real world, it's a bit of both.


Voltage will drop with load because of the undesirable internal resistance of the alternator coils (The workshop manual quotes 0.2-0.7ohm so I estimate...
Forum: Idle Banter 04-10-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,116
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Central Heating Boilers:

Well, based on my previous personal experience, if I were in the market I'd probably be looking at Worcester Bosch first. However, some of the others' experience listed here makes me pause for...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 04-10-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Ruffy
Re: 2019 sv650

Reading the blurb via the link above, also new for 2019 is "a repositioned muffler that increases the lean angle when cornering" apparently.

I look forward to seeing that in operation - sounds...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 04-10-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ruffy
Re: K5 Pointy Headlight Connector Burning out

If you took one apart I think you'd find black electronics and a circuit board.

You're correct, it is a power supply but in this case I don't think a separate transformer would really add...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 04-10-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ruffy
Re: K5 Pointy Headlight Connector Burning out

A basic thyristor is an on/off device - it can be triggered but will only turn on when it is forward biased, and it will not turn off until voltage across it drops to zero or goes reverse - an igbt...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 04-10-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ruffy
Re: K5 Pointy Headlight Connector Burning out

I agree, but I'm at my limit of component knowledge - I was simply working off the drawing symbols.:shock:
I would have expected to see a different symbol for IGBT. (I admit that I don't recognise...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-10-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ruffy
Re: K5 Pointy Headlight Connector Burning out

OK, another long post coming to challenge what I think is some mixed quality theory from others. (All intended to clarify understanding, please don't take offence.)


This is correct. The...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-10-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ruffy
Re: K5 Pointy Headlight Connector Burning out

There appears to be some confusion about electrical behaviour here.


Nope, the reduced load will mean that the alternator won't produce the extra current at source. It's not the case that it...
Forum: Stuff Wanted 14-11-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Wanted Pointy Rear Rack/Luggage

Hi Stilo,

I've just sent you a PM that may be of interest.

Cheers
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 28-12-15, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,145
Posted By Ruffy
Re: removing restrictors

So my own curiosity got hold of me and I did some research. It looks like I was wrong and Lithium is correct (apologies to you, Lithium :takeabow:).

According to the rules, an A2 bike can't be...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 28-12-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,145
Posted By Ruffy
Re: removing restrictors

Erm, why? I know it's a derail but please explain this assertion because I don't think it's correct.
Forum: Idle Banter 04-12-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Recommend me an online tyre store (car)

I've used Blackcircles.com (http://www.blackcircles.com/) a few times in the past and I've found it trouble-free and decent value.

Very similar to what BP has described for Tyreshopper above. ...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 02-12-15, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Ruffy
Re: SK5 Lock set

Fair enough - you have to balance the risk.


Sounds pretty reasonable, all things considered. But perhaps consider how long delivery would take - could you dismantle and experiment on the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 01-12-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Ruffy
Re: SK5 Lock set

If you've got any mechanical inclination, you may be able to fettle the existing to improve things. See this thread. (http://forums.sv650.org/showthread.php?t=218227)

This wear in ignition locks...
Forum: Idle Banter 27-11-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,197
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Last season for the Vulcan bomber

It appears there are quite a few still around, 16 as static units around the world and another 3 three in (close to) operable condition.

Wikipedia summary here...
Forum: For Sale - SV's and SV related items 27-11-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Free to good home

Arrived yesterday. Pretty swift service as far as I'm concerned. (I managed to find a small gap in the tape to be able to get into the package without a knife!:))

Many thanks.
Forum: Idle Banter 25-11-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,197
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Last season for the Vulcan bomber

There's another at Wellesbourne, near Stratford-upon-Avon.

XM655 (http://xm655.com/about.php)
Forum: For Sale - SV's and SV related items 22-11-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By Ruffy
Re: Free to good home

Great stuff. PM on the way.
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