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Biker's Cafe Chatroom

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by IC3, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,573

    Location: West mids

    Congratulations on the house!

    At a very rough guess you'll be looking at at least £500.
    Service is normally £150-200, valve check is £200ish then I'd say at least £100 for the cct.

    Edit: missed the chain and sprockets that's another £200ish
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2019
  2. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 1,499

    You able to do any of this yourself? Basic service on an SV is pretty easy. Just change the oil filter (about £7) and replace the oil (about £25).

    How many miles has it done? Unless you've been asbolutely ragging it, like track days galore, probably find that the valves are fine. I checked mine once and once only at about 30k and they were fine. SV is a relatively low tuned bike. Apparently if they start to go they'll go early, say up to 20k, might need a small adjustment again at 30k, but from what I have read some basically never need adjusting. The CCT though I have never done, so I don't know about that.

    Chain and sprockets, for a decent one you are looking about £100-£120, go DID or good brand, and go rivet type, do not get the link type. Decent rivet tool, about £40, do you have a paddock or a centre stand?

    Even if you have to buy a paddock stand (which are handy things to have anyway) you'll save yourself a ton of money and give yourself something to do on a sunny afternoon with a beer and the radio on?

    EDIT: Oh air filter, forget that, still pretty cheap about £20 for that one, easy to replace.
     
  3. russell664

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 19, 2011

    Posts: 4,526

    Location: Worksop

    I ended up having to move her yesyerday due to a load of travellers setting up opposite the garage which wasn't particulay well secured. Keep in mind she hasn't been started for 4 months.
    Took a while to start, sounded rough until she warmed up - after that she rode fine - thankfully.

    The oil/filter and air filter I can do myself with no problem. Done those before.
    The chain and sprockets, how hard is that to do? Never really looked into it, i'll get a DID gold chain and sprokets which is around £140 in total.

    It is the CCT I'm, worried about, she has done 18k miles in total.
    There seems to be alot of noise from the front end around 4k rpm, higher it seems to go away. But it seems louder when moving, I need to check the main chain actually to see if it's too loose or not.
     
  4. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,573

    Location: West mids

    Chain and sprockets is really easy if you've got an impact gun, you can get a cheap £20 job from Amazon which will work fine.

    It's one of the first jobs I ever done on my SV and I've done it 4 or 5 times now with no dramas.
     
  5. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 1,499

    Yea chain and sprockets is pretty easy, I never used an impact gun before I bought a rivet tool, not saying it's better than using an impact gun though.

    You'll need some kind of paddock/ABBA stand though unless you already have a centre stand???

    But Google/YouTube how to do it, top tip, rather than measuring the spacers are the back, just turn each nut on each side exactly the same amount and it'll keep your back wheel straight (assuming it's straight in the first place!!!).
     
  6. tom_e

    Man of Honour

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    If you're using an impact gun in place of a chain riveter then somethings gone very wrong :D
    The impact gun is for getting the nut off the front sprocket which can be a right pain on the SV
     
  7. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 1,499

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    Yes in fact I remember last time, I have a 4ft? Breaker which I was literally hanging off with the father in law holding the bike.

    Had to take a blow torch to the nut to try and heat it, took bloody ages.

    When it went it went with a crack.

    I can now see the importance of the impact gun :)
     
  8. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

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    I lifted a B-King trying to get the front sprocket nut undone! I gave up and took it to a garage.
     
  9. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,220

    Word of advice... take out the clutch pin before you start the fight with the front sprocket.
     
  10. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

    Posts: 5,333

    Really tempted to pick up a ktm 390 duke for commuting. Last bike was an r1200r so it’d be a bit of a step down but they’re cheap, get great mpg and look like fun in the twisties.
     
  11. IC3

    Sgarrista

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    They sound crap though... :/
     
  12. Diddums

    Perma Banned

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

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    Location: London

    Holy crap are you still alive :eek:

    Welcome back dude :cool:
     
  13. Clov!s

    Capodecina

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    If you hadn't been a fanny and left the Whatsapp group, you'd have seen he hasn't gone anywhere.
     
  14. Diddums

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    You guise was too alpha innit :(



    (plus I have like a billion whatsapp groups, ain't nobody got time fo' dat!)
     
  15. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    Maybe he didn't appreciate your obsession with ladyboys.
     
  16. Lakeland

    Soldato

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    Been doing a bit of digging and there seems to be a fair few issues with them, started going round in circles now and don’t know what to do!
     
  17. Clov!s

    Capodecina

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    No one else has left so it can't be an issue :p
     
  18. khemist

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 4,969

    Location: Scotland

    Quite liking the look of the Honda CB650R at the minute but i think with me being 6'4" i would have to rule it out.
     
  19. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,220

    Hello, I'm alive.

    Been into drifting scene for nearly a year, than my time was consumed by my project car. On top of that work and other 'fun' stuff...

    That too, been sending a message ever few weeks on the chat.

    lol...

    It's KTM, what did you expect... They're made in India. :p

    :D
     
  20. Diddums

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    Have a look at the Duke 690.


    Edit: or 790 or whatever they call it nowadays.