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Forum: Ancillaries Today, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Bargain Alerts Thread!!!

Wilkos doing 250ml of Redex again both Petrol and Diesel for 2.00 for 250mL.

Also big can of GT85 lube for 3.00.I use GT85 on loads of things including re-waterproofing my gloves/boots and...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 10-11-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: SV650sy - the past eight years.

Great write up :)

I found one post with some guy with 178,000 on his,"Curvy" original engine so I guess there's still loads of life left if well looked after :)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-11-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Pointy 650 - real world fuel capacity?

Only ran out of fuel once on a bike and that was on one of my old Hondas.Switched to reserve and Nada.Luckily I was close to a mates house and he brought me some fuel.Got the bike started and it was...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-11-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Pointy 650 - real world fuel capacity?

Also fuel companies change their blends in the winter months which affects MPG :(
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-11-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Pointy 650 - real world fuel capacity?

I've never bothered with how much my Curvy's tank holds but on one deliberate fuel conserving day out I got over 155+miles before my,"Low Fuel" light came on :)

Of course on another day it was...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 04-11-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Handguards for 2016-

I just had to make the elongated hole a bit bigger in the little metal bracket on the clutch side so the Clutch lever bot could go through?

I'm sure you can come up with something :)

BTW.If you...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 23-10-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,070
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: AL7 at 20,000 miles

If you are not taking a,"Pillion" passenger a rear seat bag might be of use,

Plenty to choose from,
...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-10-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,070
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: AL7 at 20,000 miles

Great write up and a lot of my sentiments are the same.As this is the largest Bike I've had and coming from much heavier old Honda CX500s my 99 Curvy is a joy to ride.So easy to throw around and...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 21-10-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Motorcycling in Southern California

Similar system when I worked in Amsterdam.The lights were also triggered if you exceeded the speed limit so if you kept smooth I used cruise easy back to the digs depending on what shift I was on :)
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 21-10-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Back on a bike after 16 years.

Check the age of the tyres.Even if they have good tread they might be past their useful life,

https://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-article/tyre-s-date-of-manufacture
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 15-10-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,104
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Rear brake still sticking after servicing.

Presacaly :cool:

It's also good to know how the rear reacts to a rear wheel lock-up.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 15-10-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Norton

I agree.Better without the fairing and I would prefer a smaller Rad.Those big long ones just seem to be another copied fashion and look out-of-place.Easy to fit a smaller thicker one methinks and or...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 15-10-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,104
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Rear brake still sticking after servicing.

Take Biblio's advice as well and lower the rear brake lever.You shouldn't really be using the rear brake in excess on a modern bike like the SVs.

I basically only use my rear brake for slow speed...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 15-10-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Clutch lever

This one of the several reasons I waited and waited until a Good,"Curvy" came up on eBay last year when I bought my "99".I wanted Carbs and no,"black-Box" technology,just basically Old-School :smt005
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 15-10-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Clutch lever

That's good to know and thanks for posting :)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 13-10-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,104
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Rear brake still sticking after servicing.

Shame :(

You might find something from another forum/search,

https://tinyurl.com/y8er4rml
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 13-10-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Clutch lever

Hope some one can point you to a lever you want.I personally don't have the Clutch lever switch on my bikes.Mine are shorted across and removed.

As my hands age I've developed a,"Thumb -Over"...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 13-10-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,104
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Rear brake still sticking after servicing.

I can only tell you what I had to do on one of my old Hondas front brake callipers.One side front had a sticky piston.It looked ok but under a magnifying glass there was some slight corrosion that...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 12-10-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Norton

I was working in Frankfurt last year and the Hanger Boss used to come to work on this :)

https://i.imgur.com/XXucc74.jpg
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 09-10-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Loose Key - SV650 1999

I've been using ACF50 in my Ignition barrels for well over 10 years and never had a problem.Also works it's way down to stop corrosion on the electrical connections I suspect.I treated the Ignition...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 06-10-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,785
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Recommend me some crash bungs!!

It depends on the Company but to be safe it's best to check with them. Remember in the case of an Accident assessors are not known to be lenient ;-)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-10-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Clutch basket options?

When I first got my SV I too had this problem.It's all about the exact setting up of the clutch cable and tension/angle of the Clutch lifter/Actuator.

Info here,
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Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 05-10-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: '99 SV650S Carb Balancing Issue

From the other thread also make sure there's no fault with the,"Choke Plungers" just in case but soak the screws well with rust release as they are very soft and just google them e.g SV650 choke...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 05-10-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: '99 SV650S Carb Balancing Issue

There is some inaccurate information around on balancing these carbs.

Both tubes on your balancer must be the same length.If you have made them of different lengths they will give a false reading....
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 05-10-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,823
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Cutting out as pulling up to junctions

Get a can of ACF50.It's the Dog's Danglies.I sometimes can snaffle a can on Aircraft facilities I've worked on but it still doesn't work out expensive if shop-bought as it lasts a long time.
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