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Old 05-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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Who knows their way around an SV?

I have a few things that need to be done, and while I completely understand that patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited is the resident SV Master... I am tight on money and want to get some parts replaced / serviced.

Chain and front/rear sprocket replaced and a fork service (seals/fork oil) in the upcoming month or so (that will probably go to Motorcycles Unlimited though.)


I am pretty well mechanically inclined, I just need someone who knows what they are doing to sit behind me and drink beers while guiding me through it..

I will provide as much beer as it takes

I remember things well and when shown something once, can do it pretty well from then on.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:56 AM   #2
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PM Romeo36, he might be able to help you.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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too bad youre not in the college station area.

or, if you want to make the drive, ill hook you up.
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+1 Romeo has a few SV bits and pieces laying around.
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chain and sprockets are pretty straight forward, I bet you could do them alone if you do a little research and take your time. Forks definetly require some special tools and knowledge.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:56 AM   #6
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i know a lot about the SV. i can always guide you through it. I just did my chain and sprockets and front forks about a couple weeks ago.
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if your replacing sprockets i would recommend changing your chain also. If your looking to go for long lasting drive parts. i would go with steel sprockets. if you want lightweight but shorter lifespan then go with aluminum. i went with steel on mine.
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I wish I could help you...... I would be the first to say, "Let's do this", and wouldn't even charge you the beer.......especially seeing how I have a garage fridge stuffed with it....(which you have seen). Sadly, when it comes to the bikes I've never let myself take a wrench to anything that could result in a possible failure putting me in danger......Well, not on my own at least.
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chain and sprockets are pretty straight forward, I bet you could do them alone if you do a little research and take your time. Forks definetly require some special tools and knowledge.
yea, I have read up on that and I am 99% sure I could do that on my own, but I always like the assurance of having someone around to hit me if I am about to screw something up.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:35 PM   #11
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i know a lot about the SV. i can always guide you through it. I just did my chain and sprockets and front forks about a couple weeks ago.
Awesome, I will be doing chain/sprockets very soon.

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I wish I could help you...... I would be the first to say, "Let's do this", and wouldn't even charge you the beer.......especially seeing how I have a garage fridge stuffed with it....(which you have seen). Sadly, when it comes to the bikes I've never let myself take a wrench to anything that could result in a possible failure putting me in danger......Well, not on my own at least.
i know phil, but its all good. I figure this might be a good way to learn my bike just a little bit more. I have already been digging into it alot lately.
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Perf just send me a PM when you want to do it, and ill reply with my number and you can text me. Set up a date and get it done. pretty simple. Take probably an hour to 1.5 total with teaching.
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The worst thing about changing sprockets and a chain is making sure you get the chain measured right so you dont cut it to short, but thats only if you dont order one thats a precut link count.
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Perf just send me a PM when you want to do it, and ill reply with my number and you can text me. Set up a date and get it done. pretty simple. Take probably an hour to 1.5 total with teaching.
I told him he could bring over to the shop. And we could help. I do most of virus's work. Garrett is a good friend of mine.
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chain and sprockets are pretty straight forward, I bet you could do them alone if you do a little research and take your time. Forks definetly require some special tools and knowledge.



you can always get on youtube for the forks but chain and sprockets is in black and white unless your just an ubber n00b
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You need a special chain rivet tool as well
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I told him he could bring over to the shop. And we could help. I do most of virus's work. Garrett is a good friend of mine.
NO CHAD, you're a good friend of MINE. get it straight lol. I just want to pass on the vast knowledge you have taught me. Thanks BTW.

When we riding or going to track day again?
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NO CHAD, you're a good friend of MINE. get it straight lol. I just want to pass on the vast knowledge you have taught me. Thanks BTW.

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Already signed up when it first went up. can i trailer with you?
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Thanks to everyone that offered to help. I really didn't expect to get so many responses and expected even fewer offers for assistance.

Will probably order chain/sprocket tomorrow.
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