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Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 09-11-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Craig380
Re: SV650sy - the past eight years.

CZ's scramblers and enduro machines were very competitive, but I think Gary meant CZ's road bikes:

http://www.motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic-bikes-2/cz-250-sport.jpg

'Stinkwheel' comes...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 08-11-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By Craig380
Re: SV650sy - the past eight years.

Very nice write-up, Gary. It certainly owes you nowt, and is obviously still giving a great deal of pleasure.

As for the valve clearances, if it's still starting easily when hot and cold, and the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 08-11-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,041
Posted By Craig380
Re: Trouble removing the exhaust

Thanks for the pic! They still look decent despite having knocked about under a bike for a decade :)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-11-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,041
Posted By Craig380
Re: Trouble removing the exhaust

That's good news about the swingarm bearings. I'd be interested in whether you find the suspension linkage bearings still have any grease in them too.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 07-11-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Craig380
Re: Cleaning leathers

I would use an anti-bacterial laundry cleaner in warm water, and a sponge, and do it by hand. I clean my crash-helmet lining like this (it is not removable).
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 05-11-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By Craig380
Re: Pointy 650 - real world fuel capacity?

Amen to that. I've only had to do it with my old Suzi GT380, but it was a mile and mostly uphill. No fun at all with all the gear on
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 04-11-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By Craig380
Re: Pointy 650 - real world fuel capacity?

I usually fill up within 10 miles or so of the fuel light starting to flash, and if I absolutely brim the tank right to the filler neck I can get maybe 12.5 litres in (K6 S).

Did you have a solid...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 02-11-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By Craig380
Re: Bung or No Bung?

My K6 S had R&G bungs fitted when I bought it. A couple of years back, I'd stopped to help a biker who was doing roadside repairs, and while I was doing so the bike rolled off its side-stand because...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 01-11-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Craig380
Re: RST heated gloves

I was looking at those on eBay, and of course it also threw up a load of Chinese-sourced heated gloves for less than 20 including batteries and charger. I was tempted to order a pair of the cheap...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 31-10-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Craig380
Re: Non Starter

I've never been very confident with electrics, so I fear the big red cable and try to avoid it ;)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 31-10-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Craig380
Re: Non Starter

When you say it won't start, does the starter motor spin the engine but it doesn't fire? Or does the starter motor grind really slowly, too slow to start the bike?

Also, do the drain test by...
Forum: Photos 31-10-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 867
Posted By Craig380
Re: Suzuki X5 long term project

Yep, every X7 owner had Microns back then, and no-one ever packed the end-cans with wadding so you could hear them from MILES away :smt042
Forum: Photos 30-10-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 867
Posted By Craig380
Re: Suzuki X5 long term project

Oh wow, that's looking great. I had a W-reg X5 in the same blue colour scheme when I was 18 (because of the cheaper sub-200cc insurance). They were FAST too, because they were so light. After I...
Forum: The Border Patrol 29-10-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Craig380
Re: Strange objects in the sky

Ooh, thanks both, I hadn't thought about the Airbus factory near Hawarden. Wasn't what I expected to see at 9 on a Sunday morning :)
Forum: The Border Patrol 29-10-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Craig380
Strange objects in the sky

I was on the A525 at the top of the hill above Coedpoeth yesterday morning, about 9am when I saw something in the sky, quite low, presumably heading to Liverpool airport. It was so weird-looking...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 23-10-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,070
Posted By Craig380
Re: AL7 at 20,000 miles

Just the other weekend I followed a white/blue LC with large-can Allspeeds for a few miles. Sounded glorious, even though he was only bimbling along at about 60. I kept wishing he'd give it some...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 22-10-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,486
Views: 152,148
Posted By Craig380
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Haha, I know what you mean. Since I got my SV over three years ago, the rear brake pedal mostly gets used at every MOT test :D Oh, and one other time when I changed the brake fluid :smt003
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 22-10-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By Craig380
Re: Bike expenditure app - Roadtrip

A few years back, I did a test in my company car at the time (a 2011 Volvo V60 D3). I ran 10 consecutive tankfuls of diesel Shell V-Power (i.e. about 6000 miles over 6 months using no other fuel than...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-10-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Craig380
Re: chain plastic slider

I think that's probably it.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-10-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,070
Posted By Craig380
Re: AL7 at 20,000 miles

Nice write-up, glad you're happy with it!

I've had Storm 3Ds on mine for just over 10K miles, the rear is nearly down to the wear indicators in the centre, it's probably got another 750 miles in...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 20-10-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Craig380
Re: Back on a bike after 16 years.

If the clutch works fine and isn't slipping, don't worry about it. It might be worth having a check of the brake pads to make sure they are intact, as they may well be the original ones, and they...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 14-10-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By Craig380
Re: Bike expenditure app - Roadtrip

I'm a fuel snob with my bike, and aim to use either Shell, BP or Esso super whenever I can. Largely because of the extra detergent additives that those three have, but there's no real science or...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 12-10-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Craig380
Re: Accessing rear side spark plug (K8)

For what it's worth, I fitted Iridiums in my K6 two years and 11,000 miles ago. The other weekend while my wife was watching Strictly :rolleyes: I gave the bike a minor service.

The plugs had...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 10-10-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Craig380
Re: Accessing rear side spark plug (K8)

Never done it myself on a twin-spark SV but over on SVRider, a couple of posts say that the plug box in the toolkit is best as it's jointed so it can get into the confined spaces ....
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 10-10-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Craig380
Re: Are SV1000 really an investment?

That is my one big motorcycling regret. About 15 years ago, I could have bought a really nice H2 (painted front guard, short swingarm etc) for 2,000. Totally original and unrestored, it had been...
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