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Conedodger last won the day on August 11 2015

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About Conedodger

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    Moto Grand Prix Racer
  • Birthday 12/05/1961

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    Rochester, NY
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    2004 VFR800
  1. I've only run 87 octane in my '04 and consistently get 38 mpg commuting. My commute is a mix of 45-55 mph two lane, about 16 miles each way. Your short commute and stop and go traffic doesn't help, but I would think you could get more than 25 mpg.
  2. http://used-car-advisor.com/car-seller-scam
  3. Classic words of a scam. I would be very cautious.
  4. I may be wrong, but I think if you use a front stand, you'll need a rear stand too. Not sure that a front stand and center stand work well together.
  5. I do a similar thing. I take off the rear wheel and use a bottle jack under the engine to raise the front. Once the front wheel is off, I replace the axle in the forks and lower it on to a single jack stand. If you have a friend push down on the back, be careful that they don't push the bike forward collapsing the center stand.
  6. Two more on Cycle trader for $6K https://www.cycletrader.com/Interceptor®---Honda-Motorcycles-On-CycleTrader.Com/search-results?sort=featured%3Aasc&radius=150&price=4000%3A6000&page=1&make=Honda|2316874&model=Interceptor®|764948841&category=Sportbike|2001443&
  7. I use one weekly to remove the spuds on my autocross car. No issues, they just pop out. Might depend on how long the spud has been in place.
  8. My 6th Gen with VFRness started blowing the 20A fuse in the main harness last year. It would happen 10-20 minutes into a ride. Looked over all the connections and everything looks OK. Finally put a 30A in and haven't had a problem since.
  9. I'm in Rochester, NY. Went to Florida with a trailer to pick mine up. Didn't quite hit 90mph, but the cruise was set at 80mph through much of West Virginia on the way home. 1/2 hour after picking it up...explains the shit eating grin.
  10. I've got an Aluma 548. Got lucky and found a killer deal on a used one. 250lbs empty, low deck height, torsion axles and a ride on gate. I've towed it loaded with my 6th Gen behind a base model, 5 speed Civic.
  11. Oh...you can certainly feel it if you are hard on the throttle. I actually like it. It is part of the character of the bike. Normal riding it is no big deal. If I'm riding the twisties, I try to stay above the transition so it doesn't surprise me coming out of a corner.
  12. There were small improvements made over the years. The 2009 is attractive as Honda made updates to address issues in the earlier models. (Wiring and vtec transition smoothed out.) Still, they are very similar bikes. Both are low mileage. There is a big difference in price between the two. (2009 seems overpriced to me. 2003 has a reasonable asking price.) Personally, for that big a difference in price, I would consider the 2003 if it appears to have been well maintained. I have a 2004. I've had some minor electrical issues over the years, but have never felt that the vtec crossover was an issue.
  13. Looks pretty clean. Seems like a decent asking price considering it has ABS. No OEM hard cases. OEM hard cases are getting harder to find. If you really want them, you may want to wait and find a bike that already has them.