Category Archives: SV650S

Pics from the Alturas ride

Ride report forthcoming, but in the meantime, here are a few pictures from this weekend’s ride. Your cast of characters: Me Peter Jim (jpred) Jim (hhhch45) Frank (xs400) Erik (frank’s brother; no ST.n name that I know of) Andrew (ZX11Andrew) … Continue reading

Posted in SV650S, Trips and Travels | 9 Comments

SV650S valve adjustment write-up

Yeah, yeah, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a mechanical write-up. But fret no more! Here’s the SV650S checking/adjusting valves write-up.

Posted in SV650S, Wrenching | 12 Comments

My old nemesis has returned.

So, once again, I’m having clutch issues. After doing the valves, I took off the front sprocket cover to clean up the ten metric fucktons of crap that the chain spews there; while in the general area, I decided to … Continue reading

Posted in SV650S | 8 Comments

Shims and valves and camchains, oh my

Blah, it’s 10:37am and I’m already bored with today. I’ve been on the phone all morning, trying to find a bike shop in town that stocks shims and valve cover gaskets, to no avail. I understand that shops keep their … Continue reading

Posted in SV650S, Wrenching | 2 Comments

My summer vacation.

33 riding days 10,300 miles 19 states 2 provinces 1 non-fatal mechanical difficulty (the broken speedo out of Kingman) 1 tip-over in a gravel parking lot in Chama, NM (0mph, naturally. Bike wasn’t even on.) Hottest temperature: 110F near Redding, … Continue reading

Posted in SV650S, Trips and Travels | 7 Comments