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Forum: SV1000 discussion   20th December 2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By Big Dave
Stereo my friend.... That's what twins were made...

Stereo my friend.... That's what twins were made for.
Forum: SV1000 discussion   6th December 2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15,873
Views: 801,871
Posted By Big Dave
Bike Medication

Took the old girl for a short ride to the pharmacy and back whilst recouping from a mini stroke.
I'll soon be as good as my bike.:banana:
Forum: SV1000 discussion   20th September 2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Big Dave
You can try the Suzuki place in Strydompark to...

You can try the Suzuki place in Strydompark to get the fork oil changed, they did mine and didn't charge an arm or a leg.

Beware.. When your battery finally gives out it will be sudden and it may...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   30th August 2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By Big Dave
The SV is a de-tuned DL with a much better...

The SV is a de-tuned DL with a much better handling efficiency and huge amounts of torque. 4th gear power is incredible if you want to clown around and the bike will be quite happy cruising at...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   12th July 2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By Big Dave
Thanks Junkie; It all makes perfect sense but...

Thanks Junkie; It all makes perfect sense but also poses the question... Do American made bikes have a different compression ratio to Japanese made bikes? Mine is a Jap bike (E4) and I would assume...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   5th July 2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By Big Dave
Which is the best fuel to use at Altitude

OK.. So I always go for 98 octane in my 2011 SV1000S because higher is better, Right?. But occasionally I'm stuck with 95 Octane.
I get the feeling that the bike rather likes the 95 octane and...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   21st June 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By Big Dave
12th Aniversary

Well in November 2007 I was working my heart out when the power went off. I spiraled through the roof and my son said calm down and go out and buy a bike. I went to the local Yamaha dealership and...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   7th June 2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By Big Dave
OK you have one of two types of problems. 1....

OK you have one of two types of problems.

1. You have a bad connection to your starter or bad earth
2. Your battery is stuffed regardless of what they say.

I suspect option 1 is the reason.
Forum: Want to buy   18th May 2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,599
Posted By Big Dave
Yoshi 2 into 2

I've got Yoshi 2 into 2 on my '07 SV1000S and it sounds and pulls great.
There's nothing to beat the sound of a twin in stereo. :sb:
Forum: SV1000 discussion   17th May 2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Big Dave
OK tootling around on country roads at 80/100kph...

OK tootling around on country roads at 80/100kph (50/60mph) you should get +-5.6ltr/100km, You can do the conversion. Flogging the ass of it though twisties in 4th chasing GSXR/Fireblades and going...
Forum: Tweaking, Tuning & Tricking   3rd May 2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Big Dave
It's a lot easier to fit Chewies extender pads. 2...

It's a lot easier to fit Chewies extender pads. 2 screws out and 2 screw in for a 10 minute permanent fix.
Forum: SV1000 discussion   26th April 2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Big Dave
Smart Bike.. Well done

Smart Bike.. Well done
Forum: SV1000 discussion   21st April 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15,873
Views: 801,871
Posted By Big Dave
Fing big lizzard

Mistook a 1m long Leguaan for a branch at high speed and nearly took its nose off when I realised it was moving into my path.
Forum: SV1000 discussion   26th September 2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By Big Dave
The SV will "coast" all day at 100MPH. :scooter: ...

The SV will "coast" all day at 100MPH. :scooter:
You need the lightest of throttle @ 75MPH. :yawn:
Just jump off your chair and go and try one.
The phrase is "if you try it, you'll buy it" :peace:
Forum: SV1000 discussion   23rd August 2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By Big Dave
Distance travelled in one day

I took my bike to Nelspruit yesterday to attend meetings because of a late start and traffic congestion. 700km round trip with only petrol stops and gusting cross wind. The bike is almost 100%...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   23rd July 2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Big Dave
Before you strip anything change the plugs....

Before you strip anything change the plugs. Always start with the basics, it could save you a lot of time and money.:gun_bandana:
Forum: SV1000 discussion   11th July 2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 137
  Sticky: Speedometer error
Views: 22,880
Posted By Big Dave
GPS Error

Hey Guys, who says your GPS is correct?
I live at 1600m ABSL and there is quite a difference between indicated speeds on the GPS up here compared to when I'm down at the coast.
5kph less at...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   11th July 2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15,873
Views: 801,871
Posted By Big Dave
Icon16 Did a bit of low flying

Was crossing a 3 lane dual carriageway when the lights turned and I saw cars moving off early. Cranked the old girl open, hit a hump in the road, up came the front quickly followed by the back as I...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   29th May 2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Big Dave
Sounds like a good way to knack your back shock....

Sounds like a good way to knack your back shock. I put my son on the back of mine (220kg combined) and it frightened the crap out of me. It was like driving an elastic band.:crazy:
Forum: SV1000 discussion   29th May 2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,018
Posted By Big Dave
Icon16 [QUOTE=Bogus Dave;251102]You people are suffering...

[QUOTE=Bogus Dave;251102]You people are suffering from ETS........Excessive Torque Syndrome.

Couldn't agree more Bogas Dave. Not many bikes have anything at low down revs and this makes the SV...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   26th May 2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15,873
Views: 801,871
Posted By Big Dave
Finally got my chicken strip back down to zero...

Finally got my chicken strip back down to zero again after a rapid flat on a corner.:cheers: (It went from Zero to 25mm after 1 curve with no air in the tyre.):bash:
Forum: SV1000 discussion   12th May 2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By Big Dave
I think you should sell it and give someone else...

I think you should sell it and give someone else the chance to get hooke:devil2:d
Forum: SV1000 discussion   6th May 2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,157
Posted By Big Dave
Icon16 All you have to remember is that CB stands for...

All you have to remember is that CB stands for "City Bike". Not my opinion but Honda's original naming of their bikes back in the time that their 50cc bike was a winner.
:sb:
Forum: SV1000 discussion   6th May 2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,804
Posted By Big Dave
Red face I had a rapid flat at high speed on a new tyre...

I had a rapid flat at high speed on a new tyre (450km) in the middle of nowhere. Got a passing biker to take me to a garage for a tin of tyre seal but the hole was to big so I broke a twig off a bush...
Forum: SV1000 discussion   6th May 2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Big Dave
Thumbs up I'll go with this one. I hit a pot hole turning...

I'll go with this one. I hit a pot hole turning at an intersection and the side stand moved killing the engine. I nearly necked myself.:shock::shock::shock:
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