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slovcan last won the day on November 5 2015

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About slovcan

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    Factory Team Rider

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    Annapolis Valley, NS
  • In My Garage:
    1990 VFR, 1999 Triumph Trophy 900 (IBA #63720)

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  1. Replace '97 with a '01????

    Beautiful! No argument here.
  2. Thermostat issue?

    There ya go. The only touching it needs now is your ass touching the seat!
  3. Thermostat issue?

    I concur. I said my '90 reads on average 25-30% after the new sender. I remember now that when I bought it the needle didn't move at all. After the last couple of rides this past week, mine does indeed stay at about 1/8th on the gauge. Oh yeah, they also all smell rich at idle. Normal. Cheers, Glenn
  4. OK, here's my 1990. It has 45,000 kms on it. I have put a Powerbronze touring screen on it (thanks Michael), done the three yellow wire mod, put on a mosfet R/R, put on a combo 12V & USB power outlet, GoPro mount and Ram GPS/phone mount. It came with a Supertrapp muffler. I have always loved the Supertrapp mufflers (put one on my race car - great for tuning with the Weber carbs). It runs and sounds AWESOME! I have a ZZR1000 shock with 1200 kms on it and 1986 VFR750 dogbone to put on with the original VFR spring - maybe this winter.
  5. Thermostat issue?

    My '90 was like this when I bought it - actually I am not 100% positive the needle moved that single needle width or not, but I think it did. Anyway, consensus was to replace the temp sender - that it was a common issue. Sure, enough, that fixed it. Normal readings are now way below half range at about 25-30%.
  6. Check the bulbs anyway. Hopefully you find a bad one. If so replace them all with LED's - except for the Low Fuel one, if there is one. If the bulbs are all good, look at the sockets/contacts and work your way back. Fix what needs fixing, then put in the LED's. Don't give up. She'll be worth the wait! Cheers, Glenn
  7. Given this info, I would not touch a thing. Enjoy!!!!
  8. Front brake uneven wear

    Hi Normand, I would say your left caliper slider pins are dirty/corroded and not allowing the caliper to slide. This means the outside pads are pushing against the rotor, but the inside ones are not. Cleaning and lubing the pins with SilGlyde shpuld fix it. Cheers, Glenn
  9. Bar end weights

    Yes, Michael, hope to meet up. It was 30 or close to it since I got here until a day or two ago. Now stable at 18-23. Perfect for working. I discovered I had to re-shim mine after I had the switch pod off and back on. Hopefully Throttle meister will help you out with just the end piece, a bolt and a few shims. Cheers, Glenn
  10. Bar end weights

    Hi Michael, You're on your way home and I got to Slovakia about 10 days ago! Sounds like you had a Throttlemeister on there. If so, contact them. Maybe they'll good will you a replacement. Cheers, Glenn
  11. All my V4's AND my Triumph 900 Triple with the same carbs have smelled somewhat rich at idle and that is normal. In your case the idle is way too high so I wonder if your choke/enrichment circuit is fully releasing when the choke lever is off. See if you can push the choke plungers any further in with your finger when the lever is off. If they go in a bit and your idle speed drops closer to normal then that's where to focus. Cheers, Glenn
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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