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Africord

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About Africord

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    Norfolk, Nebraska
  • In My Garage:
    2002 Honda VFR800

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  1. Sounds like I should look at injector cleaning as a winter project! Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
  2. Removing front wheel without stand?

    Does the 8th Gen require removal of one caliper to pull the front wheel? I know the 6th gen does.
  3. Cage vs Sliders

    Cages on a sport touring bike are not a new idea. http://www.mcenterprisesusa.com/products/search/dsp_searchform.cfm I didn't know that they were even available for a VFR. I want to see how this turns out.
  4. Tires!

    Old thread from 2016.
  5. Clicking Chain

    Hi, I just had the dealer install a new chain and sprockets on my 6th gen. The sprockets are Honda, and the chain is DID VX 530 Pro-Street. I've ridden the bike for the past 40,000 miles and now I have a constant clicking. I know I need to take it back, but any suggestions that I can use to direct them?
  6. Okay. I've put about 100 miles on and I can tell you that the feedback and feel from these tires are great! The ride is comfortable, and they are oblivious to a little moisture. Now let's see what they look like after 5,000 miles. I had the Angel GTs before and was pretty unhappy by that point. Anyone else want to chime in? Brian
  7. Increasing Comfort- seat swap/handle bar risers

    I do core workouts at my local Y. I have 1" risers, and a lower custom seat. All of the above is good advice. The big challenge is not locking your elbows when riding. Try to keep your forearms parallel to the ground. I'm pushing 60 and in my 8th riding season with the VFR. I prefer to do 300-350 mile days, but have done a 500+ mile day. Hope this helps.
  8. Cyclops LED H4s

    I was intrigued by this upgrade for two reasons. First, it was in an MSTA STAReview article, and second, the experimental bike was a VFR. Anyone running this on a 6th gen? http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/3800-Lumen-H4-LED-Headlight-bulb-_p_83.html
  9. RC30 themed helmet

    It's cool, but this is closer to something I would buy. This one is $575.00 USD. However, in the reality I live in, I keep buying Shark helmets.
  10. Dunlop Roadsmart 3's

    You may be interested in this: http://blog.motorcycle.com/2017/03/29/safety/tires-safety/dunlop-offering-90-rebate-limited-time/
  11. I highly recommend cycle-ergo.com to sort through potential replacements. I've considered a number of other bikes over the years and I find that I can look at this site and get a good idea on what the physical impact would be to my body. I have relatively short legs and discovered that I shouldn't ride certain cruisers with forward controls because my legs won't reach!
  12. My leg cramps when away when I replaced the stock seat. The horizontal ridge on the seat seemed to cause the problem. I also run lowered pegs. Unfortunately, my seat maker is now out of business.
  13. Looking for Advice

    In looking at this bike, I'd like to point out that a full set of Honda luggage does add to the value. Others may debate how much, but all else being equal, I would add $1,000 to the value. I'm not familiar with the Canadian market, but taking into account the USD/CAD exchange rate, this would be a deal to me. I'd love to get a VFR with 19,200 miles for $4,500 USD. I gave $4,000 USD 7 years ago for a 2002 with 22,000 miles, but no top case. I don't have much time to ride, so I've only added 35,000 miles to the bike during that period. I would ask if the valve check has been completed, but not worry if it hasn't been. This will give you a negotiating point on the price. Others can chime in, but it should have been completed at 25,000km or 16,000 miles. There is significant debate on the forum as to how often these are needed. A lot of people follow the book; a few never have them done, I'm on an every 32,000 miles schedule, so I will probably do my next one in 2018.
  14. How old are VFR owners?

    58, but still getting it done!
  15. Roadtec 01 HWM

    This brings us around full circle to the original comment. I mounted the normal versions on my 6th gen. I think the only way we are going to know is make our own decisions and share the results.