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post #1 of 88 (permalink) Old 18th January 2013, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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SV1000S Winter Refurb

Over the next week or two gonna give the SV a bit of a deep clean and fit a few new(ish) bits at the same time. Handy that the weather's pants at the same time! Did the same two years ago and want to have her as sorted and spic n span as she was then.

Thought I'd post up my progress as things get started and (eventually) done. And mainly to remind me what to do!

So here's the to-do list:

Engine:
Oil and filter change
Add new coolant
Check and clean K&N air filter
Check and replace plugs if needed

Suspension:
Swap out tired rear shock (57k kms) for new(ish) one
Clean and regrease all shock mounts
Change out front fork oil

Transmission:
Add new clutch fluid
Fit new rear and front sprocket

Brakes:
Swap out rattling front disc for new(ish) one
Add new brake fluid - front and rear
Clean brake calipers - front and rear
Spray front disc inners

AOB:
Remove complete exhaust system, clean, paint and refit with new gaskets
Deep clean of engine block to get rid of gunk and salty bits
replace green connector
Fit new smoked rear light assy
Tidy up indicator wiring at rear end
Fit new(ish) rear hugger

So far I've stripped down the rear end, propped her up on axle stands, removed the rear wheel, popped off the exhaust, cleaned and sandpapered the front downpipe (loadsa elbow grease!).

I'll get some pics up later this evening or tomorrow...


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I have a 19,000 mile rear shock on ebay right now, cheap ...ish

ALWAYS fit new chain and sprockets together, otherwise the they'll wear out much quicker. a front sprocket only costs £20 or less.

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Cheers for that Pete - I've already picked up a shock to fit. Its a stocker with about 9k miles on it so should be a lot fresher than the old one. Considered going down the aftermarket route but its serious money and I was always happy with the stock suspension.

Will deffo fit a new front sprocket as well as a rear. Chain is in good shape though so not gonna just throw it away. Its a decent gold xring DID chain that still has a good bit of life left in it. It'll be a Supersprox stealth for the rear - a great bit of kit.


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for about £100 you can get the shock re-gased and re-oiled, plus another £80 for a made to measure spring, see Maxton web site or call them, I'm seeing a huge difference in the handling with my new maxton shock.

also put fresh fork oil in while your doing all this, it only costs £10 and again will make a big difference, you don't need to remove the forks to do it, just undo/remove the adjuster screws at the bottom of the forks and undo the fork caps, the oil wil run out, pump the forks a few times, re-fit the bottom screws and fil with motul 5 wieght oil to recommended level. 30 mins tops.





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for about £100 you can get the shock re-gased and re-oiled, plus another £80 for a made to measure spring, see Maxton web site or call them, I'm seeing a huge difference in the handling with my new maxton shock.

also put fresh fork oil in while your doing all this, it only costs £10 and again will make a big difference, you don't need to remove the forks to do it, just undo/remove the adjuster screws at the bottom of the forks and undo the fork caps, the oil wil run out, pump the forks a few times, re-fit the bottom screws and fil with motul 5 wieght oil to recommended level. 30 mins tops.

Nice one - fork oil is one that I forgot to add to the list. Cheers Pete! What is the recommended level? Or can I just add the same amount of oil that I removed?

I thought about going down the refurb route for the shock but with postage from here to UK and back again it works out pricey. Will deffo consider it when the next refurb takes place. Might even go the full whack and fit a decent aftermarket shock. Cant beat bling that also really makes a big difference.


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While you're at it I would remove the swingarm and clean & regrease all the suspension bushings.
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Nice one - fork oil is one that I forgot to add to the list. Cheers Pete! What is the recommended level? Or can I just add the same amount of oil that I removed?

I thought about going down the refurb route for the shock but with postage from here to UK and back again it works out pricey. Will deffo consider it when the next refurb takes place. Might even go the full whack and fit a decent aftermarket shock. Cant beat bling that also really makes a big difference.
496cc of 5 weight oil per leg so a litre container will do both.





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While you're at it I would remove the swingarm and clean & regrease all the suspension bushings.
good point, mine have been done twice in 49,000 miles, no wear so far.,





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While you're at it I would remove the swingarm and clean & regrease all the suspension bushings.
Yeah - am gonna clean and regrease all the linkage bearings. Will prob leave the swingarm on though as the bike is propped up through the pivot. Apart from all the gunk on the underside of the bike the whole shock assy looks well - prob because I stripped it down and did all this in Jan 2011.


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Well here's a pic of the bike on 'stilts', and some of the grimy rear end. Having the bike propped up on a pallet means I can manoeuvre it about even with the wheels off. Handy for bringing it outside to get all the old grease and crap off the chassis.
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Back end looking a bit cleaner now....and the header pipe is gleaming!

Today was spent cleaning the exhaust pipework (large quantities of elbow grease required!), popping out the shock and all linkages. Cleaning around the front sprocket area - its always the grimest part of the bike! Degreasing and cleaning the inner swingarm and back end and underside of the block. Whole lot took ages but when I type it out looks like SFA!
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Back end looking a bit cleaner now....and the header pipe is gleaming!

Today was spent cleaning the exhaust pipework (large quantities of elbow grease required!), popping out the shock and all linkages. Cleaning around the front sprocket area - its always the grimest part of the bike! Degreasing and cleaning the inner swingarm and back end and underside of the block. Whole lot took ages but when I type it out looks like SFA!
Looking good that man...
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That's a newer engine, right?


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That's a newer engine, right?
Nope its the same one she came with.


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Then how did it get the darker colored engine? Were the euro-spec '03 models painted a different color? I've never noticed that before...


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