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Old 05-03-2021, 02:45 PM   #16
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I should bring my CBR400RR to you to do the same!
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Old 05-04-2021, 02:13 PM   #17
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Had a pretty great day yesterday.
Bike started right up and idled nicely. Had suspension set up from Jim at Catalyst. (Thanks Jim).

First session took it very easy to get a feel for the bike, make sure all the gears worked, etc. Luckily everything worked great. Jetting was perfect, power was excellent, handling was good, if a little heavy feeling. Bridgestone R11s felt very planted. Brakes worked great, good feel with the Brembo 19x20. Plenty of stopping power (for my slow ass anyway).

Good second session, started to pick it up a little bit. Reminded me of previous race-prepped SV650s I've ridden before (like the one I crashed at T9 at Thunderhill - Alan). Was really happy with the bike.

Similar third session but as I came to stop - SMOKE. "oh that's just the header touching the lower fairing and auto-clearancing itself."
Nope there's oil in the belly pan and sprayed all over the rear subframe.
CRAP! What happened?

Long story short - I made the mistake of letting the breather tubes from the crankcase sit at the bottom of the catch bottle.
And I think I slightly over-filled the crankcase. So a quarter cup or so accumulated (this one is badly designed not to allow the oil to drain back into the engine). When the oil level in the catch bottle got above the level of the inlet hoses, the air pressure sprayed the oil out the top of the bottle, all over the rear subframe where it dripped down onto the shock, rear header, etc. At the time I wasn't sure what was going on so I rode the RC8 for the second half of the day.
The RC8 was amazing on the track. So much fun.

Working on finding a stock SV oil catch tank which will let the oil drain back into the engine and have an additional overflow tank for that.

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Old 05-05-2021, 01:24 PM   #18
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I should bring my CBR400RR to you to do the same!
Don't tease me! I love those things.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:19 AM   #19
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Maybe I should PM you. Got an awesome NC29 and no time to restore it...
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:58 PM   #20
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Maybe I should PM you. Got an awesome NC29 and no time to restore it...
My wife's spidey sense just kicked in.
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Old 05-07-2021, 03:02 PM   #21
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Old 05-12-2021, 04:40 PM   #22
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Finished MOSFET Reg/Rec upgrade.
The old one was mounted sideway pushing against the fairing and got really hot.
This one is hardwired with 10gauge straight to the battery and 14 gauge straight to the stator.



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Old 05-18-2021, 07:42 AM   #23
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Attention to the details - nicely done!
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Old 05-18-2021, 08:06 AM   #24
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I was so close to getting an sv650 as my first track bike but went with an R6 instead
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Old 05-19-2021, 07:52 PM   #25
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Here's a big shout out to M4.
I contacted them about a repack kit for the 20 year old titanium slip on, and, long story short, they hooked me up with a new slip on (polished stainless with carbon fiber end cap) for a great deal.
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Old 05-20-2021, 07:15 AM   #26
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I contacted them about a repack kit for the 20 year old titanium slip on, and, long story short, they hooked me up with a new slip on (polished stainless with carbon fiber end cap) for a great deal.
M4 are great peeps and will help you out.
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Old 05-20-2021, 11:02 AM   #28
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Old 06-12-2021, 05:15 PM   #29
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Great thread. I really need to dig into my SV but have been too busy w other projects. This is the one that I bought all those yrs ago: https://bayarearidersforum.com/forum...d.php?t=458148
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Old 06-12-2021, 08:43 PM   #30
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I'm about to do track day #2 on Monday after dealing (I hope) with the crankcase breather issues. I'm now using the stock catch can/box thing and it's oriented in the tail so that oil can drain back down instead of filling up in a bottle and spraying all over the tail section.

New Galfer rotors and Vesrah pads.
New Galfer lines
I honestly can't think of anything it needs.
Will be working with Dave Moss to get suspension dialed.
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