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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 16-04-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By mikerj
Re: A true story...

Well spotted. Mine was seized due to water ingress into the cylinder when I got it so had a full rebuild with rebore, new piston/rings, new con-rod and big end bearing and all new gearbox bearings. ...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 12-04-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By mikerj
Re: A true story...

To be fair they are pretty much identical apart from minor styling differences. The B120 engine is still stamped B100 as you say. When I was around 10-11 years old my father bought what I always...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 11-04-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By mikerj
Re: A true story...

Love it! Spent months trying to find a decent seat for my B120 (which yours is, B100P had the lovely chrome/rubber tank panels), and eventually found a new/old stock one in Canada though it cost a...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 11-04-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,270
Posted By mikerj
Re: 1979 Suzuki X5 Long term rebuild

Great thread! Not been on the org in quite a while so missed this.


I bought an X5 for 30 a bike breakers whilst I was doing my A levels about 30 years ago (bloody hell, really that long? :()...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 24-04-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By mikerj
Re: K1 carb refit after 4 years in storage

A cunning design to protect the screw heads, the screwdriver rounds off before they do ;)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 23-04-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By mikerj
Re: Pointy SV650 Footpeg/Brake Pedal Bolt keeps getting loose

If your brake light switch was screwed down so far that it prevented the pedal returning fully, then loosening or tightening the pivot bolt wouldn't help.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-04-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By mikerj
Re: Pointy SV650 Footpeg/Brake Pedal Bolt keeps getting loose

You could just use some emery paper or maybe even coarse wet and dry paper on a flat, hard surface. It's an alloy lever so not hard to remove material. At a pinch you could probably even scrape it...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-04-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By mikerj
Re: Pointy SV650 Footpeg/Brake Pedal Bolt keeps getting loose

The brake pedal shouldn't bind up up when you fully tighten the foot peg bolt. Is it the original Suzuki brake lever or an after-market part? If the latter then you may need to take a file to the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-12-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By mikerj
Re: Carby only running on front cylinder!!

Sounds more like a fuel problem, gunked up jets in the rear carb. Revs hanging can be caused by weak mixture, i.e. partially blocked jets or leaking carb rubbers.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-11-17, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By mikerj
Re: Oh a dilemma

Aplogies if I misunderstood it, but it seemed like you were saying that emulators wouldn't be up to the job of your riding style?
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-11-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By mikerj
Re: Curvy SV650 - Speedo and Revs not registering.

The indicator warning light not working will most likely be because the bulb has blown. This bulb is driven via a couple of diodes within the clocks, it's just possible but extremely unlikely that...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-11-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By mikerj
Re: Oh a dilemma

Why do you think emulators (properly set up) would make things any worse than the standard damper rods? :smt017
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 24-10-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By mikerj
Re: Rear suspension donor bike

Tiger Seal is a brand name that U-Pol use for their adhesives, PU adhesive or Polyurethane adhesive is the generic name. Similar stuff can be had in DIY stores e.g. "No More Nails".
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 24-10-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,020
Posted By mikerj
Re: Curvy won't idle without choke, won't do mid throttle, will rev

Agreed. My dad has a rarely used curvy and it suffers from this problem almost every time it's dragged out. An old trick that can sometimes provide a quick fix is to remove the airbox, start it up...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-10-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By mikerj
Re: Stock rear shock lifespan?

A lot depends on what a rider is prepared to put up with, or even notice. I can't stand riding stuff with crap suspension, it has it be as good as I can get it. Other people either don't notice or...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 12-05-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,782
Posted By mikerj
Re: Output Shaft Thread Damage

Don't bother with a die. For starters the shaft will be hardened, and secondly trying to use a die on threaded splines can be next to impossible.

Minor thread imperfections, burs etc. can be...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 03-05-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By mikerj
Re: Rear sprocket directional?

New chains and sprockets can be a bit noisy when you spin the rear wheel by hand IME. The C&S I fitted to my Fireblade were like this.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-05-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,848
Posted By mikerj
Re: Trouble removing the exhaust

That could be fairly easily TIG welded in situ, and then drilled out and tapped.
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 03-05-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By mikerj
Re: Rear sprocket directional?

That's correct, the side of the sprocket with the recess faces out.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-04-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By mikerj
Re: Fork investigation

The valve pre-load adjuster screw sticks out the top of the valve (i.e. towards the top of the fork) and they are steel.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-04-16, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By mikerj
Re: Fork investigation

Get yourself a telescopic magnet-on-a-stick and stick it down the fork tube. If there is an emulator resting on top of the damper rod, then you should be able to lift it out.
Forum: For Sale - Other Bikes and General biking items 15-03-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By mikerj
Re: can anyone identify this ?????

Yep, almost certainly XJ600.
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 15-03-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By mikerj
Re: KOSO Gauge Help!

Unlikely, the permanent supply is likely only for the clock and maybe to retain some settings. The voltmeter input is wired to the switched side of the ignition.

It's a bit suspicious that the...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 12-03-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By mikerj
Re: What does the TPS actually do?

The SV uses an engine load sensing scheme called Alpha-N (alpha=throttle angle, N=engine RPM) to estimate how much air the engine is consuming, so it can work out how much fuel to inject. This means...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 20-01-16, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By mikerj
Re: who make these crash bungs?

The R&Gs come with a very solid alloy mount to replace the bit of rusty bent tin that Suzuki use to support the fairing.
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