From: Zebee Johnstone on 14 Apr 2010 07:06
In aus.motorcycles on Wed, 14 Apr 2010 20:49:20 +1000
TimC <tconnors(a)rather.puzzling.no-spam-accepted-here-astro.org> wrote:
> When you find out what you want, can you tell me what I want?
your sigmonster has already done that.
>TimC >"Here, have a lutefisk. ><>" - Lupus Yonderboy
From: theo on 14 Apr 2010 11:51
On Apr 14, 10:55 am, Zebee Johnstone <zeb...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> theo <theodo...(a)bigpond.com.au> wrote:
> > Helen had a V65SP which was as low as the V50 and a V75 Sabre which
> > was also quite manageble.
> Both of which are rather elderly bikes now Theo.
> OK, barely middleaged in Guzzi terms, but still.
Agreed. It seems now that the small-block has grown to bigger than the
original V7 and is mostly going about in the big-block frame. Not that
that surprises me greatly. Shame though.
From: theo on 14 Apr 2010 11:54
On Apr 14, 5:11 pm, "bikerbetty" <bikerbettyatgmaildotcom> wrote:
> <making rude signs at Gerry> ;-) No, petal, it's like this....
> I go through this agonising time, genetrally when the bike hits
> 40,000kms.... Will I sell it before the kms are too high, or will I keep it?
> When the SV got to about 50,000kms I figured it had too many kms to have any
> re-sale value, so I decided to keep it forever (well, until it died,
> anyway).... and then the fuel pump did its swan-song thing and I thought
> shee-it, this is probably just the beginning.
Guzzi riders go through a similar agony at 40,000. Is it run in yet,
or does it need another 10,000?
From: Diogenes on 14 Apr 2010 15:03
On Wed, 14 Apr 2010 19:11:07 +1000, "bikerbetty"
>"Diogenes" <cynic(a)society.sux.ok> wrote in message
>> On Wed, 14 Apr 2010 18:15:09 +1000, "bikerbetty"
>> <bikerbettyatgmaildotcom> wrote:
>>>You know, I love (and hate) these times when I am looking for my next
>> What ?!?!? 56000kms and a dud fuel pump and you want to ditch your
>> Princess !!!
><making rude signs at Gerry> ;-) No, petal, it's like this....
>I go through this agonising time, genetrally when the bike hits
>40,000kms.... Will I sell it before the kms are too high, or will I keep it?
>When the SV got to about 50,000kms I figured it had too many kms to have any
>re-sale value, so I decided to keep it forever (well, until it died,
>anyway).... and then the fuel pump did its swan-song thing and I thought
>shee-it, this is probably just the beginning.
>Over my life as a very poor single mum/student, I have had some god-awful
>experiences with unreliable cars (with small kids in the car). I am now
>horribly paranoid about unreliable vehicles - and even more paranoid about
>unreliable 2-wheeled ones, especially on the road when I am far from home -
>which is where I usually am! I guess, Gerry, one of the probs for me is that
>I do most of my riding alone, and if my bike breaks down in the middle of
>nowhere, that's kind of a scary thing (even for someone as big and tough as
>I suppose I have a couple of options: (1) Learn how to do running repairs on
>my bike - not as simple as you might think - remember, I am a tad paranoid
>and supremely unconfident in such areas, and (2) make sure I have a reliable
>bike. Personally, I prefer the second option, Princess that I clearly am ;-P
You've gone for the "costlier but safer" option. Fair enough. Who am
I to criticise... Ok, "princess" label removed. ;-)
Of course there's always that Beatles song "With a little help from my
friends" ... Wouldn't work for me though, I don't have any... :-)
From: Kevin Gleeson on 14 Apr 2010 18:00
On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 18:34:57 -0700 (PDT), theo
>On Apr 14, 6:18�am, Kevin Gleeson <kevinglee...(a)imagine-it.com.au>
>> On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 14:16:54 -0700 (PDT), alx <alxr...(a)gmail.com>
>> >On Apr 13, 7:43 pm, "bikerbetty" <bikerbettyatgmaildotcom> wrote:
>> >> So the SV had its 2nd birthday at the beginning of April. It's clocked up
>> >> almost 59000kms, and had started making a funny whistling noise after my
>> >> last big ride through the Snowies and down to Broadford in late March, the
>> >> week after the big ride to Jodz's birthday.
>> >> After waiting to get it booked in, and asking various people what they
>> >> thought the weird noise might be, my lovely mechanic said 'Uh-oh, it's your
>> >> fuel pump', so I took it back to the dealer on the off-chance that a
>> >> warranty claim might be possible. I mean sheesh, you'd expect a fuel pump to
>> >> last more than 2 years, right?
>> >I thought the genuine Suzuki fuel filter was designed to protect the
>> >genuine Suzuki fuel pump from the non-genuine alleged dirty fuel?
>> >Anywayz...59,000 km �(59 thousand or, in Nigeria-Speak, FIFTY NINE
>> >THOUSAND SUZUKI KILOMETRES) is a distance (for a motorcycle) far
>> >enough to cause some wear and tear in a number of components.
>> Yeah, I'll second that motion. Bikes have small components for obvious
>> reasons. I reckon 59k km is a fair call for a fuel pump. It might have
>> lasted a lot longer or a lot less. Sort of like a Honda rectifier.
>> They could build a fuel pump that would last a lot longer but would
>> have to make it from very expensive material or big and chunky and
>> about the size of your fuel tank.
>> That said, I would have thought you'd be inside warranty on less than
>> two years?
>You're kidding aren't you. A reasonable expectation for a fuel pump is
>the life of the vehicle. My Cali 1100i fuel pump did 210,000 klicks in
>12 years and, three years after I sold it, is still working fine for
>the new owner.
As per my call on price. I think you'll find a Cali costs a lot more
than an SV 650.
I've never had a fuel pump die, but the more you spend on a bike, the
better the componentry tends to become (HD excepted :-)