Heefs Rants

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…

Track Days 2016

Due to various reasons I didn’t manage to get out on track at all in 2015, something that I want to ensure does not happen in 2016.

One of the reasons for not hitting the track (maybe a bad choice of words) is that I sold my GSXR750 so didn’t have a suitable bike, the Aprilia RSV was sat in the garage but I couldn’t get it running to a stage that I would be happy taking it around the track. I think it is at that stage now, well after a little bit more fettling but not a lot.

Now R-bert has been talking about taking his SV650 and then his R1 to the track which had me thinking of differing ways to accompany…