Bike Tech

SV1000 Turbo Update

The bloody Turbo is still causing me some problems, but I’ll not be beaten, I’ll get it in the end (Or it’ll get me!!!) I am still fiddling with the Fuel Pressure Regulator trying to get a good setting that lets the bike run off boost and produces power on boost. Currently I have a setting that lets the bike run but the boost isn’t producing real power. I think it is running really rich, I will be having another fiddle this weekend if it is dry and not too cold!!!

Another fuelling problem I have with this bike is that the Fuel Injection fault light comes on and the bike goes into simplified…

Aprilia RSV update

The next part of the RSV refresh was the front end. I stripped all the front end down so ultimately I could change the fork oil. Not sure you are aware but the “weight” of fork oil is not a standard thing, there is no official standard so 10 weight from one company could be totally different from 10 weight from another company. Also as the oil warms up the weight changes, much like engine oil, but different manufactures oil can change weight at different rates. Due to this I have decided to stick to one make of fork oil for all my bikes, therefore I hopefully will know where I am if I have to change…

Garage Update

So here’s an update on what I have been doing in the garage.

Suzuki GSF1200N Bandit

The bandit’s fork sliders were looking scabby, especially the left one for some reason and I have been meaning to tidy them up for sometime. So the front wheel had to come out so I could refurb the fork sliders and replace the fork oil. I have been meaning to check all the bearings on the Bandit for a while and this seemed like the perfect chance to do the front wheel bearings.

I checked the front wheel bearings and they were absolutely fine, if there was even a hint of any problem I would of changed them, as they…