Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by edd1e, May 3, 2012.
Awesome! Has it impacted the range much? Which colour is it by the way?
7x5 is where it's at..
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
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.
That's nastey Scott. Must be near the write-off stage.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
Replaced the rear cam chain tentioner. Oil doesnt appear to be leaking out of this one so it's all good!
Fitted Carddo Packtalk to my helmet and went out riding.
Thought about getting a quickshifter fitted and changing it to a GP shift next year
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)
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.
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.
Too much oil can hamper gear changes as well
Thanks gents; I go away with work in a few weeks until February anyway so no rush with anything bike related The bikes done around 14k miles so i doubt it will be anything mechanical; might just be how the bike is
Sold it....That depressing
Buy another one then!
Working on it as we type
Sv650 sold today I had 8 wheels not so long ago, and now i’m down to 2
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