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Forum: Track Days 22-04-18, 08:07 AM
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Re: which track.....

Depends on how you ride it, IMO. Holding onto the bigger bikes around Gerard's and then outbraking 4 or 5 into Edwina's is rather fun. And as it is so short, you get plenty of opportunities to...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 24-08-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,272
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Re: suspension mods?

If the new shock is longer than standard, be careful setting chain sag. It should be the same when the front sprocket, swing arm pivot and rear sprocket are in line. That means more sag when spring...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 24-08-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Re: '99 fork parts?

Thanks again. I read all this in 2000 when I had my first SV, but didn't understand the significance of all of it. So that piece is the rebound check valve? I used Traxxion this time around, as...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 24-08-11, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Re: '99 fork parts?

Thanks mikerj for a beautifully detailed answer. Is it a valve? I thought it looked like a guide; what does it do? Of course they didn't know anything about it at George White's. The pattern...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-08-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Re: '99 fork parts?

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj30/cymber1971/forkleg013.jpg

Here it is. It's the small ring in the centre, about 1.5" from the bottom of the leg. It's a loose fit, and the damper tube...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 22-08-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Re: '99 fork parts?

The part I am talking about is not on the Suzuki fiche. Part #8 is discarded, and instead there is a plastic guide ring at the bottom of the stanchion. The new Traxxion damper tube passes through...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21-08-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By awkwardbydesign
'99 fork parts?

I am dismantling a fork stanchion to replace it (with a pattern part; cost), and there is a light brown plastic ring/seat at the bottom, held in a groove. I have removed everything else, but I don't...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 19-04-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 18-04-11, 03:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,599
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Re: Questions about performance!

I spent money on suspension and brakes (Racetech front, 3 way Nitron rear, GSXR front calipers;you can get better pads for them, plus bigger rear sprocket), but the biggest improvement for me was...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 18-04-11, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Re: Effect of slipper clutch?

Thanks Steve, I believe it was you who set up the suspension on my '93 Fireblade at Oulton a few years ago. I highsided it at the old Anglesey, which is why I am back on an SV! By the way, do you...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-04-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Re: stomp grips?

I used some cheap rubber mat from Aldi, and some double sided tape. Total cost; about a fiver! After 3 or 4 trackdays, my leathers are wearing through inside the knees. Total cost; oh ****!
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 17-04-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Re: Effect of slipper clutch?

So no engine braking then? Engine braking is what I will need to slow the bike instead of the front brake. Pity. Or can the Sigma be adjusted to get the best balance?
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 16-04-11, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Re: New aluminium clutch cover: how much torque?

I think the recommended torque for M6 bolts is 10Nm. The plastic covers have metal sleeves under the bolts, I believe.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 16-04-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Effect of slipper clutch?

I have been thinking of installing a slipper clutch for some time, but would like some feedback from those who have tried one. I did a track day at Brands recently, and was fortunate enough to...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 26-10-10, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,824
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Re: Nitron Shock, Money well spent.

I bought a Nitron race shock last year, for trackday use, and had it set up by Peter Gifford. Well worth the money. And yes, I have used a GSXR shock. The Nitron was built and sent the same day I...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 30-08-09, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By awkwardbydesign
Denso W27ES-U plugs?

I found a pair of new Denso W27ES-U sparkplugs in the garage. I have just sold my '93 Fireblade & Moto Guzzi T3, and bought another SV650 ('99).
So, which bike are these for? As there are only 2,...
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