SV650.org - SV650 & Gladius 650 Forum



Bikes - Talk & Issues Newsworthy and topical general biking and bike related issues. No crapola!
Need Help: Try Searching before posting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old Yesterday, 04:29 PM   #1861
languidb
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 2
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Guys, what have I done? How bad is it? There's no oil leak, yet, but I think I'm in trouble. Is this a stripped bolt, or something worse? The whole crank case surface has come loose and rotated.

EDIT: pictured is the oil drain plug.




Last edited by languidb; Yesterday at 04:35 PM.
languidb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:13 PM   #1862
SV650rules
Member
Mega Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Shropshire UK
Posts: 1,159
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

How long have you had the bike and have you changed oil before ? It almost seems as though the thread may have stripped and been repaired ( maybe that epoxy metal or similar, or even welded and alloy has failed along the heat affected zone )...
__________________
2016 SV650 AL7

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
SV650rules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:28 PM   #1863
languidb
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 2
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

It's new to me, I changed the oil for the first time two days ago, though I replaced the crush washer which looked worn out (it had developed a small lip) with a drain plug washer I ordered from wemoto, but that looks more like a regular washer.

I didn't tighten up the plug much more than hand-tight, but today when I returned to drain the oil again (I intended to change the filter as well this time) the bolt was very difficult to undo, and caused this to happen.

maybe I can limp it over to a shop for them to ponder over..
languidb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:53 PM   #1864
gadget
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 156
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Chainged the engine oil on the SV for some nice new 'Smith & Allen' 10w40 semi synthetic together with a new oil filter, new iridium plugs will be going in tomorrow as will a new air filter.
Nothing ground breaking unfortunately but necessary.
Hopefully the new and 'different' spec oil will return my clutch to somewhere near normal as when I previously changed it to Silkolene fully synthetic... the clutch started to drag almost instantly after I put it in!? I removed cleaned and liberally greased the clutch slave and it didn't make hardly any difference, so ... here's hoping.

Last edited by gadget; Yesterday at 07:04 PM.
gadget is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:47 PM   #1865
yokohama
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 241
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

I used Smith and Allen oil on my SV and it was fine, Never gave me any problems. My 04 pointy was sensitive to the oil level though. It liked mid-level between maximum and minimum or slightly over the mid. Any overfilling or moving close towards maximum level on the window caused the clutch to drag and really slow,heavy gear changes.
yokohama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 10:21 PM   #1866
Dave20046
Member
Mega Poster
 
Dave20046's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 10,128
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gadget View Post
Chainged the engine oil on the SV for some nice new 'Smith & Allen' 10w40 semi synthetic together with a new oil filter, new iridium plugs will be going in tomorrow as will a new air filter.
Nothing ground breaking unfortunately but necessary.
Hopefully the new and 'different' spec oil will return my clutch to somewhere near normal as when I previously changed it to Silkolene fully synthetic... the clutch started to drag almost instantly after I put it in!? I removed cleaned and liberally greased the clutch slave and it didn't make hardly any difference, so ... here's hoping.
Never actually heard of smith and allen but it sounds like it would help. I only use semi synth (I think), but always v-twin type, putoline if you're interested...I rate it, especially for the price but I change oil every 3k or year strictly . Does smith & allen have v-twin modifers?
I know someone who had what you had on non-vtwin type fully synth.

You may do well to change it again with a shot of liquid-moli or other flush. Clutches have a tendency to bind to whatever the last oil they had was.
__________________
Dave20046 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Been got already today.. 454697819 Idle Banter 16 01-04-10 02:08 PM
Today DaveP The Border Patrol 4 02-03-10 10:52 AM
Going out today? tj2 The Border Patrol 1 01-06-09 09:22 PM
Today Tara Guildford Massive 14 02-06-08 11:56 AM
Today...... Caddy2000 Idle Banter 15 19-04-06 05:39 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.