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Old 09-02-19, 08:57 PM   #11
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Default Re: SV650 K6/K3 Radiator

Probably last the life of the bike. Yes, clean the old one and put it back in. Save the disposable filter for an emergency.

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Old 09-02-19, 09:14 PM   #12
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Thank you so much for the photos - that helps a great deal. Where does the bracket that holds the filler attach to the frame?

It looks like my plan to convert the K6 to a K3 radiator will work perfectly well.

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It doesn't attach to the frame. I'm pretty sure it bolts to the radiator bracket. You can just about see the bolt head in the last pic. I don't have an SV any more so can't be certain
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Old 10-02-19, 06:25 AM   #13
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Many thanks DarrenSV650S, that was really useful. I'm pretty sure it will all become clear when the parts arrive.
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Old 10-02-19, 06:33 AM   #14
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Well this has been a very productive first post, I have some photos of the radiator filler cap arrangement for the K3 from DarrenSV650S, and also discovered that I have a cleanable K&N air filter from garynortheast. Thank you so much to both of you, this is a really useful forum.

I'll post an update on the SV650 once I've finished the jobs - and given it a bit of a clean.

Best wishes,

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Old 10-02-19, 10:26 AM   #15
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Default Re: SV650 K6/K3 Radiator

Thank you garynortheast,

I have just checked the old filter, and it is indeed a K&N part; I've ordered the renovation kit (just over a tenner).

Many thanks for the advice.

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Old 10-02-19, 06:22 PM   #16
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Well this has been a very productive first post, I have some photos of the radiator filler cap arrangement for the K3 from DarrenSV650S, and also discovered that I have a cleanable K&N air filter from garynortheast. Thank you so much to both of you, this is a really useful forum.

I'll post an update on the SV650 once I've finished the jobs - and given it a bit of a clean.

Best wishes,

Alan
It was actually Bibio who first pointed out that it's a K&N Alan so I can't take the credit for that I'm afraid!
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Old 10-02-19, 07:06 PM   #17
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It was indeed - so thank you also to Bibio.

This really is a useful forum.

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Old 11-02-19, 02:18 PM   #18
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I'm making good progress with this project, and I must say I am enjoying it. The K3 radiator filler arrived today, and it is obvious how it fits on. I'm just waiting for the little bit of hose and a new radiator mounting kit - then I'll get that job done.

I'm pleased to report I've completed another job: the rear brake rotor and pads. I suppose it look me nearly 3 hours this morn, but at least half that was cleaning 13 years of accumulated crud. The new wavy disc looks really cool and works well (it is bedding it but it seems to stop well whilst having good control). Here is a photo:



I changed the brake fluid at the same time - and got about 3 cups of coffee coloured liquid before the visibleed started running clear, so it probably took about 300ml of DOT 4. The bike is really easy to push around the drive now, so whether it was a mechanical or hydraulic problem I've cured the brake dragging.

I think the bike looks fairly smart for its age, and will improve a bit as I give it a clean, here is a photo:



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Old 11-02-19, 02:54 PM   #19
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Of course it does. It's a Pointy.

Everyone knows the pointy is the better one.
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Old 11-02-19, 03:16 PM   #20
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Of course it does. It's a Pointy.

Everyone knows the pointy is the better one.
Better? You mean the best one.
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