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About Cogswell

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    I need more power

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  • Location Portland, Oregon
  • In My Garage: 1999 VFR
    2008 VFR ABS
    1995 VFR - gone but not forgotten

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  1. It's amazing it was still rideable like that. Glad you found a replacement!
  2. I believe this is the shift lever cover referenced above (used - $20) http://www.ebay.com/itm/98-Honda-VFR-800-Small-Shifter-Cover-Part-/361513652699?hash=item542be491db:g:Tg0AAOSwUuhXcFsE Front sprocket cover if that's needed (used $35) http://www.ebay.com/itm/98-01-Honda-VFR-800-F1-Left-Side-Engine-Sprocket-Cover-Part-/381573506367?hash=item58d78da53f:g:15YAAOxykMpTHTOn Hub - $25 (used - shipped) http://www.ebay.com/itm/99-Honda-VFR-vfr800fi-800-fi-Rear-Drive-Hub-/201315622381?hash=item2edf589ded:g:82QAAOxyoeBSATje&vxp=mtr Other bits and pieces (cush's, bolts, nut, etc.) might be ordered from Partzilla, ProCaliber or similar and get the whole job done for a reasonable sum. Sometimes when something like this happens I set it aside for a while so I can cool off and reflect on it before making a decision. I hope you get it running again. Best of luck with it.
  3. Nike has some great advice regarding DMr suspension upgrades . . .
  4. I had some 3M clear bra material left over from some other projects so I cut some pieces to fit and put it on. Time will tell how it does. It's hard to see without looking closely.
  5. I took the same route and completely echo your comments. My 6th gen is a mindreader now - I think it and it just does it. No muss, no fuss, no drama.
  6. Sorry for your misfortune. There was a thread about a year ago with this same issue - IIRC on a 6th gen. Same thing - just going down the road and the rear sprocket departed. He was lucky enough to not have any case damage. Like yours - nothing gave away the cause - somehow the nut backed off and the sprocket, cover and cush drive were just gone. Hopefully this can be fixed an you'll be back on the road soon.
  7. 3,000 miles in 23 years . . . in my dreams. Even has the seat cowl. Been watching C/L for years for a '93 and haven't seen one like that. Congrats on a great score. Keep us updated with more pics.
  8. +1. Really missed that.
  9. VLC Media player has a playback speed control. It won't make a huge difference, but it does help get it closer to a more normal speed.
  10. Love the cutaways in this one. Screen shots of these will make for some great desktop backgrounds.
  11. From the cage driver to the biker: "I didn't see you".
  12. So many subtle details that only a trained eye would see. The more you look, the more you see. Love it.
  13. Well, at the time it seemed like a good idea . . .
  14. Ride like you're invisible and everyone is trying to kill you.
  15. If you plan to DIY it, a good source is to download the factory service manual from the Downloads section (it's free). That will give you step by step instructions as well as illustrations. 4th Gen FSM dowload Here's a youtube video of it being done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUHk6_qJYnk It does not appear to cover removing the block drain bolt. If all you have is water in the system, you should do that. It will be covered in the manual. After refilling, as the engine warms, leave the cap loose (not off) to allow air to bleed from the system. It needs to get warm enough to open the thermostat to circulate coolant. You'll probably have to add coolant a couple of times as the air bleeds out. Once full, let it cool then re-check the level a final time prior to closing the rad cap. As you run it down the road any additional needed will be drawn from the overflow tank, so that should be checked after a few rides to be sure it's at the correct level.