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alwaysaware

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About alwaysaware

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    World Superbike Racer
  • Birthday 08/30/1966

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    http://alwaysaware@sbcglobal.net
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  • Location
    So Cal
  • In My Garage:
    2008 Honda Quicksilver Interceptor VFR 800ABS

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  1. Led Headlight conversion

    If those bulbs produce any heat, I would install ceramic H4 connectors to avoid the problem that I just had. The stock connector on the back of my bulbs melted and shorted out. (Typical California dry hot day). They have ceramic high heat connectors on ebay for $3.56 each. Save yourself a headache and install them if the connectors on the 1200 are plastic. https://www.amazon.com/RDEXP-Ceramic-Harness-Headlight-Connector/dp/B06XSH8JF9/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1500933098&sr=8-2&keywords=high+heat+h4+bulb+connectors
  2. No blinkers,horn,or brake lights

    I would pull apart the switch assembly on the left handle bar and start trouble shooting from there.
  3. Dead headlights

    Wow, I solved the problem. Now I wonder why that connector burned out🤔
  4. Dead headlights

    I found another burned out fuse at the rear........hmmmmm
  5. Dead headlights

    I have never had my bike taken apart this far. I still can't find a short.
  6. Dead headlights

    So Thursday morning, I pulled my bike out at 5am and headed to work. Everything was fine and working well. After work, I started the bike up and again, everything was fine. As my bike warms up I can see the lights reflecting off the wall in front of where I park, so I know they are working. On the way home, the only different that occurred, that never occurs is a car cut me off and I flashed my high beams several times. Later on the ride home, I was sitting behind a large SUV at a light and I noticed my headlights were not reflecting back at me from the back of the car. I have the high output Phillips bulbs. When I pull into my garage at home, I check it out and notice the lights are off and won't come back on. I pull the bulbs and test them. The bulbs are fine. I noticed the bulb connector was melted. I pull the fairings off and check the fuse and notic that it's blown. I replaced the fuse and It blows again. I cut off the headlight connector and replace the fuse and it doesn't blow this time. After purchasing a new H4 bulb connector soldering it in place and plugging it up, I still have no power to the bulb. The fuse is good. Tail lights work, turn signals work, markers work and the dash lights up. For what ever reason, the lights are still not coming on. I tested the bulb independantly on the battery and they are good. I'm now starting to beat my head against the wall trying to figure out the problem. I think I'll pull the high bean low beam switch and check it next. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Why Do You Ride

    I developed a sciatic problem and was afraid of dropping the bike but since I got back on I think it has helped me. It definitely takes away the stress of work.👍
  8. Why Do You Ride

    I found this clip on You Tube. This should be a Honda commercial. Its inspirational. So why do you ride? I ride for transportation and for fun.
  9. heat shield rusty !

    Rust? Whats that? Just kidding. We don't get much rain here in Cali so we don't get much rust either.
  10. We still want pics Captain,,,,,,,,,
  11. End of an Era - No More VFR?

    I just found this on the Honda world wide site. Future V4 concepts. http://world.honda.com/design/designers-talk/v4/index.html
  12. Post some detailed pics if you want to get a reasonable response.
  13. Help... 6g losing power

    Could moisture have accumulated in your tank? Check your plugs. Pull them out and see what they look like.
  14. Rear brake use

    I've got linked brakes on my bike but from what i understand, its set up to distribute 70% front and 30% rear. I also downshift letting the clutch help slow the bike as well. But on linked brake bikes why would the factory set it up this way if it would be wrong. That instructor needs some instruction.......
  15. Hello from Charleston, SC! Back after 8 years!

    Welcome back. Nice looking bike BTW. Maybe search for your old user name through the old email address you used in the past. I was away for a few years and my account was still here. Good luck.