Dielectric grease is my saviour. I had this problem once before, no big deal, apart from being given the scariest ride of my life.
The bike would run 1 cylinder, then two, then one. Power surged in and out and being a relative newb at the time it scared me sense less.
I actually ran a small bead of silicone sealant around the lip where the boot touches the outside of the hole on the cylinder and splooged copious amount of dielectric grease into the boot. No problems since. There is enough silicone to seal the boot to the cylinder but little enough to break it free easily for maintenance purposes.
I got to rock the wicked awesome SV325 home from work last night in an absolute downpour! It was teh Roxx0rz.m
I woke up this morning & it both cylinders were firing so I geared up and took off. Of course as soon as I left my neighborhood the front one stopped firing again. It sorted itself out after 6 or 7 miles, but it was a real pain.
I'm going to clean the drain hole, lube the spark plug with dielectric grease & maybe get a Fenda Extenda to prevent this from happening again. Of course, I'm also going to get a toll tag for my KLR.
Hey guys. I washed my SV and made sure to get into all the spaces and get it looking its best. I then experienced an issue afterwards which resembled that with which you guys have explained is water seeping in under the spark plug wire. I don't have an air compressor, so I got a can of the compressed air that is sold at Walmart and electronic stores (for stuff like getting the crap out of your keyboard, ect.). I then took the ignition wire out and sprayed inside. After a quick spray I put everything back together and I started the bike back up and noticed an improvement. I then turned it off and decided to spray the compressed air more thoroughly to get all the water out. Well, once I was done and got the bike all sorted out...it wouldn't start. It tries to start but won't. The lights come on just fine but it sputters and stops. Any Suggestions guys? Thanks.
I have what feels like a carb issue on my 2000 gen 1 (described below). I'm going to pull and clean the carbs. I see you can get replacement jets cheap, should I replace them as a matter of course?
I found the archived pages from the much-vaunted catpoopman about carb jetting and shimming...
My new-to-me 2000 SV650 is having the following issues. Does this sound like carburetor issues, and if so how should I start going about fixing? Is the start a basic teardown and cleanout of the carbs? Possible rejetting necessary? Or start with carb cleaning gas additive?
History: My guess is...
I have seen many great posts about fuel pumps problems and fixes. But after using all that great information I still have problems. I have seen good information about corrosion and connectors disintegrating, I have this same problem, but the whole wire are very crispy I have cleaned and Crimped...
Hello fellow Suzuki SV650s people,
Not long had my 2006 SV650s and want to replace the factory exhaust with a new one. Don’t want to piss the neighbours off (too much) but want to get the most out of that v-twin sound. Any recommendations?
Plus, I’ve seen you have to cut the pipe to fit a new...
I know everyone likes to go with "loud pipes save lives", but I also like to save my hearing. Can anyone recommend a slip on for my 07 SV that isn't going to be too loud? and also isn't going to be too expensive. I'm looking to stay under $300. Thanks 😊