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 19-04-21, 07:18 AM   #2201
admin
John T
Mega Poster
 
admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Shrewsbury, Shrops, UK
Posts: 2,260
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

This is why a lot of people don't bother. Mine was checked at 16k, it's now done 39k......

Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
__________________
Admin for this forum and the main site. John@sv650.org
admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-21, 08:11 AM   #2202
Adam Ef
Member
Mega Poster
 
Adam Ef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Bristol
Posts: 1,199
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Quote:
Originally Posted by admin View Post
This is why a lot of people don't bother. Mine was checked at 16k, it's now done 39k......

Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk

I'd say it's necessary to do it at least once early on. Then they probably don't change much with later miles. 0 to 16k probably causes the most wear on the edges of the valves. It's definitely good that I checked mine. I'm guessing it's never been done. I have three VTEC valves that are in spec and everything else it too tight. A couple of them very far out of spec too. That's 13 valves out of spec!


I've got a feeling that's why my fuel economy on this and the previous VFR isn't great. The last one got about 35mpg and this one isn't much higher. It'll be interesting to see if that gets better after the valves are done. It would make sense that valves not closing properly wastes fuel.
__________________
>>> Street Triple 765rs , DRZ400s <<<
Past:
GSXR1000 K9, VFR800 A8, ZX6R 636 2006, CRF250L, GSXR750 K7, VFR800 A7, GSXR750 L3, Street Triple 675R, MT09 Tracer, SV650s K8, CB250rsd, YBR125...

Last edited by Adam Ef; 19-04-21 at 08:12 AM.
Adam Ef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-21, 08:56 AM   #2203
admin
John T
Mega Poster
 
admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Shrewsbury, Shrops, UK
Posts: 2,260
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

I've always hated shim based valve systems. It wasn't so bad when the shims were on top of the buckets but having to take cams out to alter clearances is ridiculous.

Having said that neither of my two SV's ever needed adjustment in all the time I had them.

Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
__________________
Admin for this forum and the main site. John@sv650.org

Last edited by admin; 19-04-21 at 08:57 AM.
admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-21, 09:10 AM   #2204
CheGuevara
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 478
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Not bike related, but a little while ago I built some oak Adirondack chairs (with pull-out leg rests) and I finished oiling them this weekend - in time to enjoy yesterday's sun (and a few cold beers).


__________________
- K9 SV650S: Hel brake lines, carbon end can
- SZR660: The project...
- K5 SV650S: K7 GSXR750 front end, ZX6RR shock, GB Moto rearsets, Hel brake lines, Renthal risers, Tuono bars, V-Rod headlamp, "JMV" belly pan ~SOLD~ (wonder where it is now)
CheGuevara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-21, 10:40 AM   #2205
admin
John T
Mega Poster
 
admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Shrewsbury, Shrops, UK
Posts: 2,260
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CheGuevara View Post
Not bike related, but a little while ago I built some oak Adirondack chairs (with pull-out leg rests) and I finished oiling them this weekend - in time to enjoy yesterday's sun (and a few cold beers).


They look fab, nice job.

Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
__________________
Admin for this forum and the main site. John@sv650.org
admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-21, 10:45 AM   #2206
Bibio
Member
Mega Poster
 
Bibio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: here as devil's advocate
Posts: 11,460
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CheGuevara View Post
Not bike related, but a little while ago I built some oak Adirondack chairs (with pull-out leg rests) and I finished oiling them this weekend - in time to enjoy yesterday's sun (and a few cold beers).

lovely work, well done


wont the oil stain your clothes?
Bibio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-21, 11:08 AM   #2207
CheGuevara
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 478
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bibio View Post
lovely work, well done


wont the oil stain your clothes?



Thanks both - I'm not a woodwork guy so much, so I was quite pleased with the results. I've built templates -so may do a couple more in softwood (the oak was expensive).


Oil-wise I used 2 coats of Barrettine wood preserver followed by two coats of Osmo UV 420 - it dries to an almost varnish-like finish so should be OK on clothing, and hopefully keep them from silvering for a few years)
__________________
- K9 SV650S: Hel brake lines, carbon end can
- SZR660: The project...
- K5 SV650S: K7 GSXR750 front end, ZX6RR shock, GB Moto rearsets, Hel brake lines, Renthal risers, Tuono bars, V-Rod headlamp, "JMV" belly pan ~SOLD~ (wonder where it is now)
CheGuevara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-21, 11:35 AM   #2208
Dave20046
Member
Mega Poster
 
Dave20046's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 10,274
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Oak is eyewatering! It'll last forever though. Looks really good.
__________________
Dave20046 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-21, 04:45 PM   #2209
Chris_SVS
Member
 
Chris_SVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 504
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Investigating poor fuel economy in the car, started with 4 spark plugs that looked like they were put in, at Nissan 60k ago...

Ended with an o2 sensor error which means cleaning both of them to rule out A) Bad sensors B)Cat converter needing replacing.

Bikes are easier!
Chris_SVS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-21, 09:01 PM   #2210
redtrummy
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: N W Leicestershire
Posts: 169
Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Took Suzy for a MOT Monday - stripped down front brake today! Bike passed but pads not releasing cleanly. Waiting for a rebuild kit now.
redtrummy 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 07:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.