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is everyone in hibernation


surely someones got something to talk about,heres my input,i put t6he bike away last week,its up on the stands,will be taking the lower fairings of and doing an oil and filter change,its the first for me on this bike, next will be aftermarket shorty adjustable levers,chineese ones,will have a good nosey at the downpipes maybe wire brush them and do them with some heat risistant paint,will keep yous updated as i go along,it could be a long winter emoticon
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Yep, been thinking about hibernation! Get under the duvet and set the alarm clock for April I reckon! emoticon

Got an ever growing pile of bits in the garage to be fitted to the bike - new rear disc, pads, LED instrument lights, new second hand h/light unit (British version to replace the Euro version) but no time to do any of it yet. emoticon

Not had the opportunity to use the bike much over the last couple of weeks as I've needed to lug peoples computers about so I've had to use the car mostly. I shall have to get out on it next week sometime though, could really do with a ride out somewhere.

I shall be keeping the SV on the road over the winter again as I have with all my bikes over the last 40 plus years. Bloody glad riding kit is warmer and more waterproof now than it was when I first started riding back in 1971 though! emoticon

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the back brake is sticking a bit so this will be a good opportunity to ease it up,i was out last sunday on it,i noticed the the salt lorry had been out so with that in mind and it was bloody freezing,i decided to start footering for next season,have my man shed almost finished,just need to cut an opening sash window in it and tile the roof,fully insulated an a mate who is manager in a local plastics factory run me plastic sheeting exact length and height to complete the inside walls,8mm thick,and wait for it,FREE,its black but who cares,i have wet gear that i bought with the gsxr 400,that i never use now,but i do agree that the gear is much warmer and better now,wrangler jeans,leather jacket,with sawn off wrangler jacket, scarf and army gloves just isnt good enough,ha,ha, emoticon
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Salt is a killer for brake calipers. Get it off and pop the pistons out. Gently ease the seals out and if the are in good condition you can re-use them. Clean out the seal grooves and pistons thoroughly and reassemble with red rubber grease. Should keep them in good condition through the rest of the winter then.

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cheers Gary,all new to me but am looking forward to doing stuff that will make it look better and run better, emoticon
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