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  2. how is the seat unit bodywork with the exhaust so close to it?,no problems with melting or warping??,just curious
  3. What is it about VFR air filters that mice find so very attractive ? ... Luckily, none of those air filters were from my VFR , but it just goes to show what a great mouse house that plastic box under the tank makes. The air intake scoop at the front of the filter is like a posh little 'porch' to them and they can't wait to move in, it seems . Anyway, the moral of this story is ... if you haven't checked the air filter on your VFR in the last few years (or ever) , go and have a look ... soon .
  4. Side Mirror Alternatives

    I was thinking the same thing, NYC vs LA. Admittedly, I did get a bit jaded that couple of weeks that my friend lent me his stripped '89 NX650.
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    Hardly seems worth the effort for the amount of time you actually spend going through traffic that's close together I know most of the roads in California north of Vennis beach north, the lanes in the USA are so much wider than in the UK as is the distance between cars, I've never had a problem on the drag from the Mission district up Van Ness to Lombard filtering through the traffic and that's in the middle of San Francisco
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    Very nice photo
  8. Germann VFR 800

    My VFR 800
  9. Bike value help 1999 (USA)

    +1 on B4V4's point - if the seller is desperate and hasn't gotten any interest, he might take $2500, but having put 40k miles on it, doing the valves on time twice, and the aftermarket add-ons he's chosen all show he really rode it, really knows the bike. If I didn't already have and love a 5th gen. and if I had a few scruples missing, I'd try to snatch it out from under you for $3000. As a reference point, I was happy to pay $3500 for my 5th gen a year ago - it was in very good shape with 32000 miles. The seller had been religious about changing oil and he replaced brake fluid and coolant once a year, but never touched the valves or suspension and the chain was tired - go figure.
  10. MyVFR With The Wife - 5

    Looks as good as the day you got her!
  11. H7 5000K 55w High Beams for 6th gen

    I think you are right, Nick. For whatever reason, I must have assumed the bulb/socket assembly was all one piece. Now I wonder if I can swap high beam bulbs without removing the upper cowl...
  12. first trip on the new Viffer

    luggage loaded
  13. Well, having bicycle bits drilled full of neat little holes or made of unobtanium is worth tons of cred at the pizzeria or pub. Been there, got the Dremel. But unless you're doing sprint races at the velodrome, the only time you really notice the weight savings is while carrying the bike. On a motorcycle, saving weight up high like inside the gas tank, or in rotating mass like the wheels, makes big differences in flickability in track settings, or if you're trying to set a new record for the local "technical" roads. But you have to shave a fookin' lot if you're expecting to feel it in the seat of your pants under acceleration. Funny thing is, a lot of people who rely on the seats of their pants for a sense of power often misinterpret crappy torque curves for impressive power.
  14. MyVFR With The Wife - 5

  15. Spark Plugs

    Download the workshop manual http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/files/file/251-2015vfr800zip/
  16. I checked out your blog, and it's good reading. I actually favorited it so I can work through it. Nice job!
  17. Bike value help 1999 (USA)

    Depends if you're buying or selling.
  18. Used to be. I became one of the unwanted. Never felt the need to go back.
  19. You probably know who I'm talking about then esp if your on BO
  20. We have nothing but crap gas here in maine. I have been adding a little startron with my gas and it seems to help. I can notice a difference after I fill up until I get home and add startron. Wish they would get rid of that crap gas. Causes nothing but problems. The factory owners manual says you can run up to 10% ethanol but I do not think 24 years ago honda planned on so much of the crap gas. Not much we can do about it. Dam the epa and give us the good gas back.....Maybe burnes45 can send me a 55gal drum of the good stuff?
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    I only need to fold them when the gap is tight. Otherwise, no problems!
  22. Exactly -- 10kg saving by only filling it to halfway. But the fact that I can't really tell any difference in performance between a full tank and an almost empty one makes me wonder how beneficial any weight-saving scheme is in real life. (And this coming from someone who obsessed about it in his cycling days.)
  23. The claimed power output from the many slip on exhausts out there varies a fair amount. I've got the Akrapovic on mine which claims +3kw (4.1hp) and is one of the higher ones that I saw when researching, but it also happens to be one of the dearest slip ons. https://www.akrapovic.com/#!/motorcycle/product/road/15112/documents?brandId=30&modelId=137&yearId=4067 Another way to increase "go" is the OEM quick shifter. Faster gear changes without having to blip the throttle equals quicker acceleration. After that, the best way to go quicker on the VFR 800 is the kilo shave. Some people take the centre stand off which is apparently 2kg of weight and then use a paddock stand to lift the rear off the ground for chain maintenance. Lithium ion battery is another 2-3kg shave. After that, best weight saving is to not fill the tank up to full.
  24. Instruments going dead

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    I don't really have a problem splitting, but I guess you could fold them in during heavy traffic.
  26. I love mine, especially after upgrading the suspension. Tank range has never been an issue for me. ~150hp at the rear wheel is fun.
  27. Bike value help 1999 (USA)

    Wow, tough price. Seat, exhaust, heli's & passenger grab handles would be $800.00. "Stock" mid-mileage bike's gotta be worth $2500.00. Nice clean bike, one-owner, never down, diligent maintenance, all value-added points. Methinks somewhere around $3.5k and support a fellow VFR owner already ... :).
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