Tandem Trips

Carb Wars: Episode Two, The Impact Hammer Strikes Back!

Posted in Modifications, My Bike by Me on October 29, 2009

DSC00925So one of the two sets of extra carbs I had torn apart is back together, with major help from my pops. He used the best parts from each set and went to the Suzuki dealer for new jets and floats. In the end he compiled one set with 100% good parts. The other set is either going to be tricked out or tossed in the trash. We’ll figure that out after a parts inventory and examination.

The jets are 150s and the air bleeds are 17.5s. The original needles were reinstalled and shimmed with 0.023-inch thick washers between the e-clip and the plastic bushing. No washers were installed above the e-clips. An additional washer may be needed but we’ll wait until after installation for that. The  idle air bleed adjustment is set to two and one-half turns from bottom. All of the new parts are made by Mikuni American Corporation, the manufacturer of the carburetors.

So now I just need to swap them out with what’s on the bike. That will have to wait for a later date.

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Introductions Are in Order

Posted in My Bike by Me on November 8, 2008

Me & Betty Day 1

Hi! My name is Matthew and I live in Brooklyn, NY. I’m using this blog space to write about and keep track of my thoughts and projects related to my motorcycle.

Back in February I brought home my first bike, a beautiful 2002 Suzuki SV650s in silver with very low miles and in pristine condition, save some incorrectly installed white (gross!) frame sliders. I promptly named her Betty.

After doing some research on what kind of bike I should get, I googled “silver 2002 sv650s” and found this one. I had pretty much made up my mind that I wanted an SV650 for my first ride and I had the good fortune to find one that had been sitting for four years in someone’s garage. The dealer I bought her from is called Cycle Motion, a nice little shop in Middletown, NY with a pretty good selection of bikes, quads, and snow mobiles for its size. The agent’s name is Billy, a former SV owner/racer and hell of a nice guy who gave me all kinds of advice and a really good deal including 5 months of winter storage in a warm garage.

Now she’s mine and I couldn’t be happier.

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