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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues Yesterday, 09:33 AM
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Re: What have you tinkered with today?

You are right.The soft brass is quite gentle on the metal and leaves a fine brass layer it seems.This gives the burnished look but as said this can be easily polished off with some Autosol type metal...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 16-03-19, 12:31 PM
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Re: What have you tinkered with today?

You can bring them up even better if you use a Brass Wire brush drill attachment but if you use this method you MUST wear overalls and safety glasses/googles.The Brass wires can come of and stick in...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 12-03-19, 12:42 PM
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Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Dropping your bike and garage woes

People often forget or don't know that tyres have an optimal heat hysterisis running temp.

I've checked several of my Motorcycles tyres over the years with an Infra-red temp gun and they all seem...
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 12-03-19, 11:03 AM
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Re: What have you tinkered with today?

I do the same with the rear brake or flick my Front lever 3 times.

Also for keeping linkages from seizing/corroding and keeping them slick and I'm lazy.I use GT85 lube around all my...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 11-03-19, 08:33 PM
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Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Upgrading 2002 to 2017, seat height and lowering

Remember that any modifications like this must be registered with your Insurance company as well.If not in the event of an accident they won't pay out :(
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 11-03-19, 08:24 PM
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Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Sounds crazy but try rubbing it with Aluminium cooking foil :)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 10-03-19, 06:47 PM
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Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Upgrading 2002 to 2017, seat height and lowering

Where I live there's a good Service called DRS,

http://www.drshull.gbr.cc/100800/contact.php

Who lower bikes.There might be something like it near you?
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-03-19, 02:21 PM
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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-03-19, 12:49 PM
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Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 10-03-19, 10:01 AM
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Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: 1979 Suzuki X5 Long term rebuild

Ah the old,"Beeford Straight".I still ride it on my SV but it always takes me back my youth when I used ride to,"Brid" on my Norton Dommie 88/ 500 :thumleft:

PS
Lovely work on the bike :)
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 08-03-19, 07:51 PM
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Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Dropping your bike and garage woes

Remember to keep good ventilation when using IPA as it can eat up oxygen pretty quick :O
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 08-03-19, 03:27 PM
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Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Dropping your bike and garage woes

Is there no way you can channel the leak/Rain so it's not a problem?
Forum: Bikes - Talk & Issues 08-03-19, 03:20 PM
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Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Dropping your bike and garage woes

Carb/Brake cleaner for the tyre/s.Will evaporate quick and won't damage the synthetic rubber or the Screwfix Degreaser of recent threads as it's water soluble so can be used on the floor as well for...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 08-03-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Curvy SV650 and the ULEZ

Hmmm.

Try a local Council MOT station and see what they say,

http://www.ukmot.com/Council-MOT-Test-Centers/UK
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 08-03-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Curvy SV650 and the ULEZ

Good luck.It doesn't seem fair to me if the Bike's are below limits :(

Does this thread help?

http://forums.sv650.org/showthread.php?t=231802&page=4
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 08-03-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Curvy SV650 and the ULEZ

Just a thought.Will it be worth getting the figures from your MOT Station and or contacting the DVLA and see if they can be added to a replacement V5?
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 08-03-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Curvy SV650 and the ULEZ

Found this,

https://www.bikerandbike.co.uk/loophole-means-older-motorbikes-may-still-qualify-for-ulez-exemption/

HTH :)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 08-03-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 599
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Electric/Mechanical gremlins?

See other replies but NO.My old Electronics tutor had a great saying.

"The lifespan of electronic and Electro-Mechanical components is between zero and infinity or three days after the warranty...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 07-03-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 599
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Electric/Mechanical gremlins?

Good point from Poster 650.

Check out my Blog on my R/R upgrade as well as previous electrical connector cleaning,

https://cx500.000webhostapp.com/MosfetFH020AA/MosfetUniRR.html
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 06-03-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 599
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Electric/Mechanical gremlins?

All good advice and....


Check for corrosion on the fuses and their holders.Pull apart all the Electrical connectors and clean Spray with Isopropanol Contact cleaner,
...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 05-03-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Misfiring

The HT cables are bonded into the coils on my Curvy but the Plug caps,as per link posted,have a standard Brass screw in the HT Plug end so are easily replaceable.The ceramic resistor inside the Plug...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 05-03-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Misfiring

First thing I would do is check the Spark plugs and replace the Spark plug caps.You can chop a little of the HT cables back to get new metal to screw into.

See this thread for cheaper than OEM...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 03-03-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Advice on getting my bike going after a long lay off

It's a cheap,"Chinaprovich" slip-on 29.95 ish :)
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 02-03-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Gunk, lube and rust....

Cheers Gary.Talking of paint brushes there's an old Painter's trick we use for a degrease brush.

Get a 1"/1.5"paint brush.Wrap some masking tape around the bristles.Then chop it half way down...
Forum: SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 02-03-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By R1ffR4ff
Re: Gunk, lube and rust....

For Nuts and bolt in-situ on the bike I use one of these in an Electric Drill with some Autosol Metal polish or similar(T-cut works well).

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