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Forum: SV1000 discussion   22nd September 2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 948
Posted By RecoilRob
Mike (Schmidt314) did a nice write-up about...

Mike (Schmidt314) did a nice write-up about altering the shim stack in the K5+ forks...being that the stock setup is pretty harsh on bad roads and could do with some lighter valving to allow better...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   11th September 2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By RecoilRob
The SV motor is a much enhanced TL (stronger...

The SV motor is a much enhanced TL (stronger rods, better heads despite the smaller valves) that was then neutered to make it comply with emissions and be more 'friendly'. It can be tweaked (both...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   11th September 2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By RecoilRob
If you do away with the evap system you must do...

If you do away with the evap system you must do more than just remove the can and plug the hoses. The fuel cap is not vented on the E-33 so you need to source the 49 State version or change over to...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   10th September 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By RecoilRob
Oh....yes I have thought about such things, but...

Oh....yes I have thought about such things, but put them out of my mind as soon as all of the contingencies are considered. Biggest thing is liability and I'm sure that is much of what you're...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   9th September 2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By RecoilRob
Woolich Racing kit...

Woolich Racing kit http://www.woolichracing.com/products/suzuki/suzuki-ecu-flashing.aspx works very nicely...but is a bit boggling to tune as EVERY parameter is open for your pleasure and there are...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   6th September 2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By RecoilRob
We've had people come here complaining about the...

We've had people come here complaining about the low rpm 'shudder'...and like RealShelby says...it's not the basket on such a low mile bike. Rather the 270-450 odd-firing pulsing that seems to be...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   6th September 2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By RecoilRob
I'm a bit over 6'3" (or...WAS, since breaking my...

I'm a bit over 6'3" (or...WAS, since breaking my back I haven't measured and wouldn't be surprised if it's a bit less now) and monkey-like with long arms and torso and short legs...so the SV1K fits...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   3rd September 2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By RecoilRob
The Puig DB is just big enough to get...

The Puig DB is just big enough to get behind....would make a good racing screen. I went to the Zero Gravity Touring screen which is about 2" higher and find it works better for normal riding. ...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   24th August 2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By RecoilRob
There are no vent tubes where fuel should be...

There are no vent tubes where fuel should be coming out....so that is where I'd start. Where is this fuel coming from? The plugs are easily flooded if it cranks for just a couple seconds without...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   5th August 2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By RecoilRob
Welcome to the Forum!:) Do you have a...

Welcome to the Forum!:)

Do you have a factory manual? If not: SV1000S 2003 Service Manual (http://www.edubs.net/bikestuff/sv1000/sv1000_2003ServiceManual/)

The checks on the sensors are...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   13th July 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By RecoilRob
Nope.....I believe all markets got the same...

Nope.....I believe all markets got the same motor....though some had more restrictive ECU's for different HP max due to regulations.

The basic design and tuning of the SV1K means it's not going to...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   5th July 2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By RecoilRob
The stock engine needs 87 octane (we use R+M/2)...

The stock engine needs 87 octane (we use R+M/2) at sea level and the higher you go....the less octane you need because of the reduction in atmospheric pressure. Many States here that exist at...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   26th June 2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By RecoilRob
The cluster was set for metric readout so 'c'...

The cluster was set for metric readout so 'c' being Celsius. Note the kph beside the speed readout too. Can't understand metrics.....long live the inch!
Forum: Tweaking, Tuning & Tricking   9th May 2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By RecoilRob
The stock unit can easily be drained of the fish...

The stock unit can easily be drained of the fish oil (or whatever the stuff inside is) and refilled with fresh 5W fork oil to rejuvenate it. There have been some posts on it here if you look.
Forum: Tweaking, Tuning & Tricking   27th April 2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By RecoilRob
If you take out the sparkplugs, put it in gear...

If you take out the sparkplugs, put it in gear and push it backwards you should see the one-way clutch working (if it is). If you can push backwards without it spinning the starter motor....the...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   25th April 2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By RecoilRob
Welcome to the Forum!:) One word of caution:...

Welcome to the Forum!:)

One word of caution: be careful when tightening the axle and pinch bolts. Best to use a torque wrench and not exceed the specifications....16.5 ft/lbs for the pinch...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   19th April 2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By RecoilRob
Welcome to the Forum!:) The SV doesn't like...

Welcome to the Forum!:)

The SV doesn't like running down real low in the rev band....and as you've found about 3000 is the minimum to ask anything of it, and most of us use 4000 as the minimum for...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   11th April 2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By RecoilRob
Tying the lever works OK IF you only compress the...

Tying the lever works OK IF you only compress the lever a little bit. You just need to block the master cylinder feed hole which then locks the slave in position. Pulling the lever all the way...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   9th April 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
  Sv 1000
Views: 170
Posted By RecoilRob
Welcome to the Forum!:) First thing I'd do...

Welcome to the Forum!:)

First thing I'd do is unscrew the sparkplug cap, then snip about 1/8" or so of wire from end to expose fresh core strands then screw the cap back on. Be sure it clicks...
Forum: Tweaking, Tuning & Tricking   24th March 2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By RecoilRob
Yes....absolutely a set of straight-weight...

Yes....absolutely a set of straight-weight springs are worth their cost. Also note that the SV1K forks don't like real heavy oil....you might start around 2.5w at most and see how much authority...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   23rd March 2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By RecoilRob
Just be aware that if you change the can length...

Just be aware that if you change the can length you are also changing the exhaust tuning. Even varying the length of the 'low volume insert' will move the torque around so a drastic change in can...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   17th March 2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By RecoilRob
A while back I cut a plastic drinking straw that...

A while back I cut a plastic drinking straw that just fit around the pushrod to shield it from the chain fling...and it worked semi-OK. If you have the rubber slave seal, cut the straw so it's just...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   17th March 2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By RecoilRob
If the bike is everything the owner says it...

If the bike is everything the owner says it is....give him $4500 and not a penny less. He deserves it for taking such good care of the bike...and you'll love it.:)
Forum: Tweaking, Tuning & Tricking   14th March 2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
  K5 mods
Views: 1,024
Posted By RecoilRob
I wouldn't say to ditch it....just that the...

I wouldn't say to ditch it....just that the Woolich kit offers a lot more flexibility and options to tune. Some have opined that the PC Ignition module didn't seem to work so well...but I've not...
Forum: Tweaking, Tuning & Tricking   12th March 2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
  K5 mods
Views: 1,024
Posted By RecoilRob
Before you invest any more in PC equipment,...

Before you invest any more in PC equipment, please look into the Woolich Racing kit: 2005 Suzuki SV 1000 ECU Flashing...
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