Monday, September 13, 2010


I've just looked at this and see when the last time I posted, which is about the same time I last rode a bike...
Really must pull my finger out and get it back on the road.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Not in Use.

My bike that is, its been weeks since I rode it. I think the last time was just after the heavy snow that we had and even then I only rode it to my London digs. Used the train the rest of the time, which is what I'm doing still. No bike use, just a mix of coach and train journeys. While I do miss the bike I'm not missing riding in the bad weather.
Good thing really, shes had a hard few years and really she needs a lay up and a good strip down. Just need to pull my finger out and tidy the garage. Then, maybe then she can have a nice bit of tlc.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Something appears to be missing...

All the fun of a late nights fork oil and seal change. This garage is great.

Monday, June 01, 2009

New lid!

The lovely, lovely, lovely Jax helped me buy a new lid over the weekend. Thanks hun. X

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Reserve Tank mod.

Looks good doesn't it. Lol

Monday, January 12, 2009

The wheels on the bike...

Are no longer round, just look at that dent. Something else to fix as it looks like i have found more damage from the pot hole i hit.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas'ing up the bike.

Trying for the festive touch this year with the SV as you can see. Still a few more things to do. So thanks to Lissa and Pete for tin part donations, and thanks to Jax for your help at the weekend.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Swapping a loom.

Not a job that I had been looking forward to this, but something I had to get done as the electrics on this bike where just getting worse and worse. Only the week before I went to get to work and found that the battery was dead as the bike wasn't getting enough charge due to the 'corroded' charging circuit. This was also affecting my lights and indicators with bulb's blowing, lights dimming, and everything flashing when I indicated.
So it had to be fixed, a big job, as all the plastics and tank need to come off to get everything out. As you can see by the first and second photos, which in reality took the longest amount of time.
I put the new loom in and got the bike going, but had a few small problem with he rad fan constantly going. Sorted this all out but then I think I shorted something, and in further discoveries today after not having the bike for a week I think I have found the problem. A dead signal generator, this with the help of Alternator control the timing of the spare to the spark plugs. So with out this I have not ignition.
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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Odometer of the beast

My SV I call Helga has finally made it, sixty six thousand six hundred and sixty six miles.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Whiney Clutch

On the way to work I noticed that my clutch basket whine was getting audible over my exhaust noise, which is rather impressive considering I have a un-baffled can at the moment (its on loan). I carried on to work but I was getting little worried, but so put it down to the low oil and purchased some more at lunch time. This was not the case as I could still hear the noise from the bike, and it was clearly coming from the basket.
So after much umming and erring I took the cover off, cap off again and had a look, noticing what looked like a grove in the cover on its inside. Time to take the cover off, to which I found the damage to the right, clear groves out of the plastic cover. Got job it is plastic to, else it could have been much worse.
Turns out that the problem is one of the clutch springs had worked is way loose and was in the process of rubbing my clutch cover away, so after a good tighten I got it back together again. Surprisingly enough the noise was gone!
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