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slovcan

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slovcan last won the day on November 5 2015

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    Annapolis Valley, NS
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    1990 VFR, 1999 Triumph Trophy 900 (IBA #63720)

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  1. Hi folks, I want to let everyone know of my GOOD experience with HJC. I bought a RPHA Max over 4 years ago. Earlier this summer I saw that the lug plate for the right side chinbar locking lug on one side was cracked. I called a local dealer that sells HJC, but they didn’t have a listing for the part and suggested I call Parts Canada. Then I emailed Parts Canada (couldn’t find a phone number) who are the distributer for HJC and virtually everything else motorcycle related in Canada. While waiting for a reply I emailed & called HJC in California. The fellow there just asked me for a picture of the cracked plate and my address. He then sent me a replacement set of plates – left & right – under warranty. I don’t have a receipt so just assumed I’d be paying for the part anyway. Great service from HJC. Cheers, Glenn
  2. Just food for thought - sunk or stuck float. Is there any smell of gas or sign of a leak? Too much fuel can cause a power loss. It can also leave gas in the exhaust that can create a backfire. This could also account for the added running of the fuel pump. Cheers, Glenn
  3. I think you might have a pulse generator (AKA pick-up coil) acting up. In the previous generation of Honda V4's (I think ours, too) the ignition circuit for one cylinder bank also controlled the tachometer while the circuit for the other bank controlled the fuel pump. You smell gas because one bank has no spark. Check the resistance of the pulse generators at their connector plugs. I think it should be 480 ohms +/- 10%. Ideally, if your bike is running on all 4 cylinders when cold you would see spec resistance. Then if you lose 2 cylinders when hot, the pulse generator for that cylinder bank would show as noticeably out of spec (probably high resistance or completely open). If you don't have a service manual, download one. Cheers, Glenn
  4. Try the needle clips in the 4th groove and see what that does.
  5. My 1995 VFR750 won't start!! Help!

    Good advice for the charging system. Yup, I say Shinko's are OK. I've used them before. I have Michelin 2CT's on my VFR and Pilot Road 3's on my Trophy. I already have a set of Shinko 009 Ravens like on 4thGenVFR750F's bike waiting for when the Pilots wear out on the Trophy. Yokohama tires were always great tires. That's what Shinkos were - Yokohama. The Koreans can make great tires. They bought out the Yokohama motorcycle tire business lock, stock, barrel, molds and recipes years ago. Glenn
  6. T6 Rotella - There. Now it's an oil thread!
  7. purchased a 1992 Honda VFR

    Welcome! That sure is nice. I like the look of the smoked signal lenses. That is a HAPPY picture - somehow very refreshing! Here is my storage solution. There is lots of room for a weekend's worth of gear. Both are Joe Rocket. The tank bag is expandable and magnetic. Cheers, Glenn
  8. Pilot screw initial setting should be 1-1/2 turns for the 49 state bike or 2-1/2 turns for a California bike. Bowl - 10mm? Is that the float height? I don't think it is supposed to be adjustable on ours. That's not to say it CANNOT be adjusted. I just don't know. I can't find a spec for float height in the manual. Most of the V65's are 7-1/2 mm (just for reference, may well be 10mm). Let's wait until someone else jumps in with float info. BTW, idle speed for the California bike is 1200 - the 49 state is, I think, 1000 or 1100. Cheers, Glenn
  9. Great. Look for the "paper method" for bench synching. You can vacuum synch after. The bench synch will get you close for starting/driving after carb install. Curious to know what Steve had the pilots set at vs stock. Cheers, Glenn
  10. Yes. The jetting should be correct for the exhaust. The K&N by itself wouldn't need a jetting change, but sometimes people do it. Try what you have. If you want to change the needles after, not a big deal. Be sure to do a bench synch before you put them back in. Did you count the turns on the pilots before you took them out? If not, set them by the manual initially. Cheers, Glenn
  11. OK, you got the FULL Two Bros left exit system. That's AWESOME - like the Holy Grail of exhaust systems! In that case, the 40/132 combo is good. I would do a proper cleaning INCLUDING using an ultrasonic cleaner and put them back together with the components you have. I would set the needle clips in the 3rd groove to start with. I suspect you'll end up with them in the 4th groove. Cheers, Glenn
  12. Sounds like someone bumped the jets up to the next size because of the K&N air filter and Two Brothers exhaust. The exhaust on it's own wouldn't require rejetting since the collector is still used, but maybe it felt better. It also sounds like mixed parts with OEM jets and Dynojet needles. That's weird. You indicated it might not be easy to ride at the moment. Tell us about that. The jetting might not be the cause (or only cause) and maybe a proper carb cleaning will sort it out. Cheers, Glenn
  13. Quick question

    Classic symptom of a way too lean mixture, although it is usually caused by a vacuum leak. If you are sure beyond any doubt that you don't have a vacuum leak (I know you have looked) then turn your pilot screws out a quarter turn and see if that helps. If it does, go ahead and do the idle drop method of setting them properly. Cheers, Glenn