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  2. You're quite right, there is a tiny air bleed line that comes off the thermostat and joins to the back of the RHS radiator, so you might get a little hot flow through that, but I've never felt a detectable rise in the radiator from it. On the other hand, when the thermostat opens and dumps 80C water into the cold radiator system, it is very noticeable.
  3. Good question. When I jumped in on the thread, I mentioned that I wanted to do an RC51 style (larger) oil cooler. There does not seem to be a way to mount it on the 6th gen, at least in the stock location. The larger cooler would most likely come into contact with the front fender, which would cause some damage or worse. If anyone figures out how to mount a larger oil cooler on 6th gen, I would love to see it. A RC51 oil cooler is almost a direct bolt on (with few mods) on a 5th gen. there are plenty of posts on this forum on how to do it.
  4. Check your connectors (see threads in electrical section of the forum) and the main relay housing next to the battery.
  5. Maybe if he changed the moniker it might influence his misfortune... Heal quick Tumbles... Soon to be Rumbles?
  6. Keep in mind the right hand side radiator won't remain completely cold as there is some communication with the left hand side, and therefore the motor. There's a small line which does allow a reduced flow through to the right hand side radiator, but it's minimal.
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  8. Thanks Terry, I'll try the hands-on approach.
  9. Well, the plexus anesthesia is/has worn off: I can move my arm and fingers again. So far so good. Am on a regime of paracetamol and diclofenac, hoping I won't need the oxicodon tonite/in the coming days. But having feeling (no pain) and motion back IS a relief.... you never know afterall... I have a series of exercises I can do now, come Friday I start the consultations with specialized physiotherapist. All covered, no need to re-mortgae my house (or God forbid, sell my VF500F2!! Yes, national healthcare insurance is good, despite what Trump will say tonite (I wlll record it as it starts 3AM here)
  10. A diesel unit injector works differently than the injectors in the VFR throttle body, so my concern may be unfounded. On the other hand, the VFR injectors are cooled by fuel (which is returned to the tank), so you know they get hot. Better safe than sorry, don't run the engine dry.
  11. Here is a freebie for ya ..
  12. Baileyrock, race day is done and Tumbles did good. 1st race he was in 1st from the start until the last lap when he go held up in lap traffic. He ended up with a 2nd. Not bad at all for his 1st race ever. 2nd race...... Well Tumbles made his 1st appearance in years. He is a little banged up but not broken, unlike the bike. Hope that doesn't bring back any flashbacks of your trackday for you lol.
  13. Hi guys, I have a problem that I can't figure out. I have a 2002 VFR that has 72,000 miles now. I had the whole engine replaced at 65,000 miles because I bought manual CCTs and I overtightened them and resulted with the Cam Chains snapping. So I replaced the engine with a 2004 VFR engine that only had 15,000 miles. Everything was great. But today, my battery died on me. Its my daily ride, so I cant seem to figure out what is going on. Things that you guys might think are problems had been changed already when I replaced the engine. I changed the stator, rectifier, VFRness, and battery. 1. Things that happen to me on a daily basis. I live in San Francisco, and I have to ride in the city everyday. After riding for about 20 minutes in stop and go traffic, the horn would get weaker and weaker to the point of not having sound. Mind you, the engine temp is always around 200-210F when I ride in the city. 2. Another thing that happens is the engine cutting out when I blip the throttle. That happens when I have the clutch pulled in and blipped to shift from 2nd to 1st. Anyway, its confusing for me because I have the parts that could've caused the electrical problems replaced already. Any input will be helpful to me. Thank you.
  14. I have used parts supplied by Jamie Daugherty in the US and have been very happy with the result. I wouldn't let the distance from Romania to the US put you off, the world is a much smaller placer with internet shopping around. I'd suggest you look at a new straight rate springs and replace the compression valve body and shims in the front, and get a modified re-sprung CBR600F4 shock for the back. Very good value for money, and you'll have a bike with suspension tailored specifically to you.
  15. My basic thermostat test is to start the engine from cold, and keep a hand on the right radiator. If the thermostat is working properly it should hold the coolant in the engine block until around 78C; up to that point no hot coolant gets to the radiator so it stays cold. Once the thermostat opens, you will get a rapid rise in radiator temperature so you can't keep your hand on it. If on the other hand the radiator slowly warms from the time the engine is turned on, the thermostat is open or leaking. The ECU reads temperature from the thermosensor at the back of the front head just under the #3 intake port. This can be easily extracted while you have the throttle bodies out and checked for operation, should read 2.1-2.6 kOhms at 80C and 0.65-0.73 at 120C. Or use an IR thermometer and compare to the digital reading on the dash when the bike is running.
  16. He probably won't beep unless he walks reaaaaally close to the scanner. My right femur, Tib and fib are full of ti. And a couple of years ago, a car pulled out in front of me and I chipped the end off the ulna and broke the radius into 7 pieces. But Australia has brilliant trauma sugeons. And free, so more ti in my radius. Like you, a great big plate and a bucket load of screws. An exercise program is really important for the rehab to your wrist and elbow. There are no specific exercises for your wrist to strengthen it, but any exercise you use your hands for helps. The more you do, well, anything helps build up muscle and strength, which helps increase stability in the joints. It may not get back to pre crash, but it will definately be better than having a radius that's 20mm shorter than it should be. Unlike your elbow, which is a hinge, the radius and ulna need to roll around each other when you rotate your wrist. If they stayed as different lengths, your wrist would never work properly again. Surgery was a good choice.
  17. Curious, how does this ends ? What was the problem/mistake (4 the lower race) ?
  18. It's a Halfords one....here. Ethylene Glycol based mixed with equal amounts of distilled water.
  19. It is the coolant temp that is read. What coolant are you using?
  20. Could be the printed circuit traces on the back of the clocks corroding. They can be fixed by soldering jumper wires around the corroded parts. Not pretty, but it works! Ciao,
  21. titanium screws where on discount ???
  22. I was thinking along those lines but have no knowledge either.
  23. "Stay on the Bike" MM dose that better than anybody.
  24. I thought for some reason the area behind the inner cover was dry normally. Obviously I was wrong. Need to make a parts list. Ned to get back to work.
  25. If you happen to come across this thread, know that I have a ton of parts left. The only things I've gotten sold off are the shock and exhaust as of 9/24/2016
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