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  2. I'm pretty sure that strobing lite will get you a ticket.
  3. At 155-160 myself I too found I needed to take pre load out of front and rear from stock, I think the bike comes set for average over weight americans . I also softened both rebounds about 1/2 turn. And yes the ride is better. But having come from a pig CTX1300 that road like a rock the vfr is still very good.
  4. So I finally got around to checking this out after riding around with a portable battery jump pack. The screws on the terminals had backed out slightly, causing the intermittent no start and dying issue as well. Tightened them down and she fires right up. Chalk this one up to not checking the simple things first!
  5. it ended up being the hi/lo switch
  6. Today
  7. Possibly replace the upper with FOG Lights ?
  8. Good luck & have fun!
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  10. It's not the fuel cap.
  11. Hi Grum, Yes, the buzz comes from the fuel tank. I think the kill switch off only deactivates the H.I.S.S system. I Will try to open the fuel cap to see what happens!
  12. There's gold in them thar Hills!
  13. Lee, I should add that Indian Valley/Peach Tree are a bit of a goat trail - bumpy pavement, tight & twisty. But Ca 25 is one of my favourites, grippy pavement and nice curves make it great fun. G14 is mostly wide open sweepers through rolling grassland. G16 through Carmel Valley is tighter and hillier. Both make a great alternative to the bumpy monstrosity that is US 101. Check them out with Google Earth, or sign up($20) to Pashnit for their write ups of all the good California roads: http://www.pashnit.com/motoroads.htm
  14. After 19 years in the attic, I ended up giving away redslut's brand new OEM silencer to a good home... :-)
  15. Header repair? What happened? Enquiring minds would like to know... :-)
  16. I bought the paint, clear lacquer and etch primer from Halfords (a UK car parts shop - also affectionately referred to as Halfrauds! Due to some of their silly prices) Etch Primer cost £9.99 - C$16.84 - US$12.80 Anthracite Wheel Paint - £7.49 - C$12.63 - US$9.59 Bodyshop Lacquer £9.99 - C$16.84 - US$12.80 It has taken a fair amount of time, but I've not worked on the wheel constantly. I think the key is preparation. I used a steam cleaner to clean the wheel before I even removed the tyre, watched a load of videos on Youtube, mainly a guy called Windy Urtnowski, he did about 7 or 8 videos on painting a rear wheel from an R1. I used a dremel style tool to grind some casting marks out of the wheel to give a smoother appearance. Once all cleaned and sanded using 240 grit wet and dry, I used Panel Wipe (Antisil 770) to clean the surface and tac rags. Etch primer, sprayed on and then left for 24 hours before sanding, wipe with tac rag and panel wipe. three coats of the anthracite paint with 15 minutes between coats, had a slight run in the valleys of the spokes, so left for 24 hours again, before using 800 and 1200 grit wet and dry to sand the runs out, 2 more coats of colour, before leaving for 30 minutes and then start on the clear lacquer. Now gonna leave the wheel for about a week, the weather has taken a down turn, before fitting the tyre. Whilst that's drying I'll start on the front wheel :-) Oh and one last piece of advice, get a good mask for use while painting and cleaning - the fumes from a cleaner I used absolutely bloody stunk and gave me a banging headache!! My dad has a woodwork shop and uses lacquer so lent me his 3M 6000 Series mask, I've now bought my own with the appropriate filters.
  17. Hi Zegued. Is The Buzz Coming From Your Fuel Tank??????? If it is this is normal. Place your ear against the tank and see if you can hear the buzz. Have you tried what DriverDave said and opened the fuel cap to see if the buzz goes away? Try the above and let's know what happens. With your Ignition to OFF the Kill Switch is NOT doing anything.
  18. Thanks. I am not familiar with those. They don't exactly jump off the map do they? Looks interesting, but probably slow and time consuming. Most likely hot hot hot. One year riding up the temp dropped 40 degrees from inland to the coast. Quite a change in an hour.
  19. I had to change out that O ring to fix an oil leak but I already had the coolant and oil drained. According to the manual you don't need to drain the oil, just the coolant. But I'm not sure if that's for removal or disassembly only.
  20. Yesterday
  21. Right you are...I was wrong....I was remembering the NOTE in the box below Coolant Draining which is coolant replacement....see Common Service Manual. I also got my paper 97 VFR Service Manual off the shelf and looked at it, which is different from the 90-96 VFR Service Manual that I downloaded from here. So my next question is regarding removal of the water pump....does the engine oil need to be drained in order to remove the entire water pump? I know I can remove the water pump cover without draining the oil, but since there is an O ring for the water pump driveshaft that mates to the oil pump, not sure if oil has to be drained or not. I would rather not drain the oil at this time as I would rather have the engine warm first and then drain the oil. Also....have removed all the PAIR stuff! Awaiting the cover plates to arrive.
  22. Hey Doc, how do those tires work on pavement? You do ride on pavement right? :)
  23. Good luck! Let us know how you survived that.
  24. So, I'm getting ready to start the stator and R&R replacement - everyone suggests soldering the wires, but I don't know what kind of iron to get (mainly wattage), and the type of soldering wire for this kind of electrical work. Any suggestions? Also, any good YouTube videos? Thanks in advance Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  25. Ok, I think tires are covered. Looking for someone to loan a few tools for minor header repair. It's a Goldwing F6B, so headers on the side of the flat 6. Assuming it's general tools at the moment. Not looking for a welder or anything.
  26. Well, I can confirm, approximately two in two minutes, the 1 sec buzz noise!
  27. Good luck, nedhills. Let us know when you get home. I'd like to know how long the bike ran on a full battery charge.
  28. Looking for a Spokane motorcycle shop or VFRD member to receive a set of tires and then mount and balance on Goldwing F6B. Might need some special Goldwing tools and/or experience in getting the GL F6B rear wheel off. Looking for sometime between Sunday and Wednesday coming up. Traveling VFRD member CornerCarver will be in the area approximately then and needs to set something up soon-ish to get the order in online and allow time for shipping. Got any leads call me: Four Zero 4, Three Zero 9, Twenty Eighty Two
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