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What did you do to your bike today?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by edd1e, May 3, 2012.

  1. Griffo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 9, 2005

    Posts: 2,080

    Location: Berkshire

    Awesome! Has it impacted the range much? Which colour is it by the way?
     
  2. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

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    7x5 is where it's at.. :p
     
  3. *Rich*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 5, 2012

    Posts: 1,493

    Location: Pontefract, UK

    Blue...fastest. I haven’t took much notice of fuel range but it certainly isn’t noticeable if it has.

    Was trying not to take the mickey too much :)
     
  4. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,981

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Just got the report back for the damage to the RS........ over £3,600 repair bill!

    Glad I'm not picking up the bill for all that work! Though it has got me worried - how long will all that take (no dates given yet), will they **** something up and I get back a completely different handling bike!

    It's been over two weeks now, and the process has been pretty slow - though sadly, I have missed out on some decent riding this season, thanks to 4x4 wally! Though I can only claim £10 a day loss of use - I am hoping I can claim it from day one of not being able to ride - so it might give me a couple of hundred to drown my sorrows.

    Here's hoping for a quick turnaround, and being able to get back on my two wheels asap....

    Oh, and as I had 'enhanced legal cover', I can recover all uninsured costs - so will be after them for a replacement lid and visor, if my policy doesn't cover it.
     
  5. The Judge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 10, 2003

    Posts: 1,031

    Location: N.Ireland

    That's nastey Scott. Must be near the write-off stage.
     
  6. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,627

    Location: West mids

    Your policy should have nothing to do with it all claims should be on the other party and you should be back in the position you were before the accident so any damaged kit included.

    The cost of the damage doesn't surprise me though, I was looking at near a grand for bits i scuffed up on a low speed on some ice and that was on a 12 year old sv650.
     
  7. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,981

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    That's what I'm hoping - though the appointed solicitors didn't seem to certain that I could claim for my lid and visor, so much for their spiel about putting me back into the financial situation I was before the crash. I'll still fight that though.

    I just found the 19 year old SV650 I purchased, didn't respond too well to a spirited ride home last night, as one fork leg is now gushing oil :(
     
  8. Foghorn Leghorn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 5, 2003

    Posts: 2,380

    Location: Cheshire

    As tom_e states you're claiming for all loses from the third parties insurance not your insurance. Your appointed solicitor doesn't seem up to much. Make sure they don't fob you off.
     
  9. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,981

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    I got that impression of them - to be fair though, it may have just been an admin monkey I spoke to - he didn't seem to know much.

    Planning on using my extra legal cover to claim my lid, the visor, and loss of use with them - maybe even the 'waiver fee' I have paid for the hire bike; as that £60 was better than £400 excess :D

    Pretty annoyed I'll be without my bike for another 2-3 weeks though, gutted in fact :(

    All this hassle, as some knobber couldn't drive his 4x4!
     
  10. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    Replaced the rear cam chain tentioner. Oil doesnt appear to be leaking out of this one so it's all good!
     
  11. Smok3y

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 6, 2002

    Posts: 1,248

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Fitted Carddo Packtalk to my helmet and went out riding.
     
  12. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,785

    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    Thought about getting a quickshifter fitted and changing it to a GP shift next year :p

    Also, a question. Has anyone found that changing oil and/or filter changes how the gearbox feels? The gearbox on the XJ6 is nowhere near as smooth as the SV's was. I remember the SV gearbox being buttery smooth, at least in comparison. The SV always had Shell oil; not sure what the XJ is on but it'll be going to Shell Oil when i do it's next change (which'll be April/May 2020)
     
  13. CGrieves

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    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

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    It's possible, but you'd have to go pretty far away from the recommended weight to actually feel a difference I reckon. Clutches on the other hand can be dramatically affected by oil type, are you sure it's not clutch related?

    Having said that, and there are of course exceptions, but I've found Suzuki's generally have slick and robust feeling gearboxes, all my modern Yamaha's haven't. My current MT-09 commuter is clunky but predictable.
     
  14. Foghorn Leghorn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 5, 2003

    Posts: 2,380

    Location: Cheshire

    Quick shifters are great, gp shift pattern makes a lot more sense too, especially on track.

    I've never noticed any difference between oil changes for gear changes. The main culprits for poor gear change (other than the gearbox itself) are worn chain and sprockets, very loose/tight chain adjustment, notched clutch basket or poorly setup shift lever and/or worn bushes and linkages.
     
  15. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    Too much oil can hamper gear changes as well
     
  16. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

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    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    Thanks gents; I go away with work in a few weeks until February anyway so no rush with anything bike related :p The bikes done around 14k miles so i doubt it will be anything mechanical; might just be how the bike is :(
     
  17. The Judge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 10, 2003

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    Location: N.Ireland

    Sold it:(....That depressing
     
  18. MowyTone

    Mobster

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    Location: Southampton

    Buy another one then! :D
     
  19. The Judge

    Wise Guy

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    Location: N.Ireland

    Working on it as we type
     
  20. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,785

    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    Sv650 sold today :) I had 8 wheels not so long ago, and now i’m down to 2 :p