Hey all! New Owner of K5 and a couple of Q's
Hello and Good morning all!
New SV1K owner after a long lay off from bikes (and an ill fated, 2 month dalliance with an 07 Z750...yuk)..
I'm LUVVIN this bike, its spot on for me. V-twin loveliness, neutral handling - no over steer, understeer, wobbling free! (sing that like the Wombles theme and you'll get the idea of the Z) and still plenty of MPH to play about with the Gixxers and R's...
Now, its a K5 and has seen better days so i have new tyres, pads and HEL brake lines all on their way but I have bumped into a cosmetic hiccup.
She had a nasty Carbon-look paper wrap along the swingarm which was tatty as hell and had to go. peeling it away has stripped the paint right down the metal in ALOT of places along both arms. Dammit... I've burnt all my cash on the aforementioned rubber and lines etc so cant look at powder coating -(also i dont want the bike VOR'd for a week or two messing about) so am looking at a make do, rattle can spray over in situ just to last the summer before I pull it allllllll apart over the off season.
I'm hoping you guys can help with some advice.. (i have searched before registering and asking btw...). Newb q first.. is the arm ally or steel?? (i am that stupid)
Anyone rattle can'd a swingarm in situ before? Best paint and primer?
any advice or pointing me at some links would be most appreciated!
Also, she's 32k miles old and is still standard pipes.. there is a throttle 'glitch' between 5500 and 6000 rpm. She'll miss a beat or even do a double surge for a rev or two right at that point almost every time. I've been conscious to make sure its not me being a ham fisted fool with the throttle so am wondering if its a known fuelling thing at that rpm or i have a repeatable misfire.
Would new plugs go amiss or is it a tough sh!t moment and wait till i can get a PC, cans and filter fitted and sort the mapping?
so, hello everyone again and I hope you can come up with some good suggestions for me!