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  1. #11
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    Re: V-Twin Goodness

    My V2 has just come down from oop Norf on the back of a very nice mans recovery truck

    Bastard thing just cut out in that well known lane with cars to the side and back..............very scary
    What Goes Around..........!!!

  2. #12
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    Re: V-Twin Goodness

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRXNige View Post
    recovery truck
    Jeez Nige you're having a lot of bike related grief these days.....

  3. #13
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    Re: V-Twin Goodness

    I know and Rex ran reet dandy on the way up (in fact as good as it's ever run) albeit still a bit fluffy (no pun intended ) if you sit at neutral throttle for any length of time but once it clears it's throat...............FMS


    As for the pesky V2 I'm hoping it's as simple as an interlock switch (shitty bastard thing)


    Waiting for that very nice man (twas a nice night for smerking tabs)


    [IMG] by [/IMG]
    Last edited by ZRXNige; 2nd August 2017 at 08:46 AM.
    What Goes Around..........!!!

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    Re: V-Twin Goodness

    Quote Originally Posted by PALESAINT View Post
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    I'd definitely look in that direction for a V2. I still miss the Tuono.
    Forrest Gump say about Italian bikes; they are lIke helicopters... flight time equals maintenance or down time. Based on my limited expirience with Italian iron they amazing aglomerates of high dollar components yet manufacturers are having tough time just to enginner bikes to start. Now that bike you recommended is a cross between Italian and German engineering, what could possibly go wrong with age?
    SV is street motorcycle , reliable and tough as nails. Just to give you example, my bike is 2006 and had less than 300 miles when I got it. It sat with fuel for more than 8 years, everything inside fuel tank was trash. I hooked up pressurized fuel can instead and engine started with first crank.... it was still sitting on the bed of my truck...
    Last edited by WJ-Polish Guy; 2nd August 2017 at 05:09 PM.

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    Re: V-Twin Goodness

    Another point about SV versus exotic, cost of parts and repairs: I was able to rebuild fuel delivery system for less than 100 bucks in parts...

    Fuel pump assy as found


    Longest part of whole job was to unlock gas cap, without damaging it. Took me few days of work, trying different things to unlock



    Restored fuel pump assembly



    External fuel filter conversion with quick connectors







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    Re: V-Twin Goodness

    Not related to Maxx are you?
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    Re: V-Twin Goodness

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRXNige View Post
    Not related to Maxx are you?
    What, he types with an accent?

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    Re: V-Twin Goodness

    wow that's gunked up allright, looking good!
    ships get called 'she'
    I bet torpedoes don't

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    Re: V-Twin Goodness

    Nice Saturday:


    Rain apocalypse Sunday;

    Pulled out radial tockicoś from storage for cleaning


    Pushed pistons out with spare master cylinder and then kwick pliers. Internal Parts in excellent condition. Piston are aluminum but coated . Different coating on small and large pistons?
    One had some gelatin like nastiness inside, hmm, never seen such a thing. ..



    Cleaned out nicely. Greased out with ate blue paste.

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    Re: V-Twin Goodness

    The TL-s doesn't deserve it's bad rep.

    IF......

    You are ever 15 stone. Around there the rear shock starts to work properly.

    Had a string of them and the two early ones with full throttle in 1st and 2nd were by far the best. Can't recall ever needing a front tyre.... destroyed rears.

    If only my knees fitted on one....

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