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VFR Capt.Bob

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About VFR Capt.Bob

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    Moto Grand Prix Racer
  • Birthday 06/30/1963

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    LosAlamitos, CA
  • In My Garage:
    99 VFR800
    2008 Triumph Street Triple
    2009 FZ1
    2001 YZF426f

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  1. Buy it Back??

    It does fulfill the missions the Tuono is less competent at. If you can get it in the $4k range do it.
  2. New badge for VFRCAPT Bob

    Damn. Some good people over there. Seems to be the way of social media.
  3. New badge for VFRCAPT Bob

    PM being sent. My tires are a squared off mess from all work and very little play. Need to ride. BTW. What happened with OCMoto.com. I can't connect with that forum anymore. Did they retire it?
  4. New badge for VFRCAPT Bob

    My wife is sort of responsible. We were looking at "what ifs" in personal plates on the DMV web sight for her new to come electric vehicle Chevy e Bolt. When we saw it was available she said i had to get it.
  5. Who steals a VFR? I think just riding a 99 Honda VFR800 is a good enough theft deterrent for me. I think all the disc locks do is increase my chances of a tip over. Twice to date. May be a personal problem true but the likelihood goes way up if you put that little thing on your disc then after a long days work you gear up and load up the bike and anticipate that moment of clutch release and the ride home but ..errch! bam!. Disc lock strikes again.
  6. 98-2001 5th gen Rearset adapters - Sebspeed Customs

    I am really impressed with the Driven rear sets on my FZ1. They also make a set for CBR954. I will think on it and get back.
  7. Monster No Longer in my Dreams

    Yep. I spent some time on Craigslist looking at some Italian sportbikes yesterday. Tempting. My FZ1 may finished.
  8. Monster No Longer in my Dreams

    I think you are going to have a lot of fun with her. Peter Egan said all real motorcyclist know red black and white are the only three proper colors for a motorcycle. You should go visit a ducati monster forum and see what mirror work best with it. I think most of us old timer VFR guys are closet Ducatiste's. The newer 18,000 mile valve tune goes a long way to justify the switch. Wind protection and crash protection would be my two first mods. With your body weight the stock suspension should be great. That second swing arm holding the plate and sigals will have to go.
  9. Is it part 21 oil seal? If so it is just a matter of pulling the old one out and pressing new one in. Not sure if there is a c clip securing the seal or not. I have done them before. Just be careful with installing the new one. Wet it w oil and put some plastic wrap over any parts of the shaft that might tear the new seal. Also make sure you install it in the right orientation. A shop manual is helpful for definitive answers.
  10. Will look in my shop manual tonight after work. I have a 5th gen and had a 2nd gen as well. Need to make sure we are on the same page .
  11. Where Are The SoCal Rides?

    I have a work day scheduled for that day that may be cancelled. If so I will be going.
  12. If you are using the centerstand while working on it you can establish the oil level in the sight glass and extrapolate the oil level to the other side. There will be some residual in the gear shifter housing I take it you just changed the oil with some fancy expensive synthetic brand and are not want to waste it. I think you can do it without changing the oil if that's what you want to do. In fact on the centerstand and normal oil level you may just get some residual. Remember to put cellophane plastic wrap over the splines on the gear shifter shaft before installing the new seal to protect it from chaffing and damaging it. Honestly you can probably leave the gearshift cover in place and just use some picks to pull the old seal out. Good luck to you.
  13. Front Stand Recommendation

    What brand is that stand? Would go nicely with my Honda racing rear stand. Also just FYI. You can utilize the centerstand to lift the front off the ground with no front stand. Think CS is a fulcrum. Use a tie down to anchor the rear wheel against the ground to loft the front. Good solution for all front end work including steering stem removal and bearings. Just need a low secure anchor point for the tiedown.
  14. I traded in my VFR...

    I will be getting one next year. Would really appreciate any ride reports or comparisons. At 53 years old I want to start knocking off some bucket list moto adventures and quit squaring off my sport tires commuting to work.
  15. exhaust question...

    Dual exhaust cans add unnecessary weight to an already portly 5th gen. On my Tuono it created a burn hazard to my calf when remounting the bike after a brief stop like at a gas station. I have been branded twice by mine. Even my 86 vfr700 ended up running much better with a 4 into 2 into 1 slip on and jet kit. I think 2nd and 3rd gen VFR existed during the heyday of creative after market exhaust systems. They had over under twin exhaust and left exit exhaust systems that catered to the SSSA. The new tech is to put all the weight and heat pollution low and under the bike. That is where i think it belongs too.