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MsRN98

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  1. Ahhh--you're updating a VFR750. Now it makes sense. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Does your spare headlamp not have a decent lens on it? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. I also have a spare headlamp assembly, and plans to use that same H1 setup. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Pushing 49 pretty hard, and amused to find myself on a bike again. Very much enjoying my '00 VFR, though--now that I've replaced the stator (22,311 miles, but age can be a factor, too), R/R and charging path, and installed a BrakeAway... ...Next projects: Voltmeter install, new tires, PCIII, cosmetic fixes. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. A voltmeter is definitely on my shortlist, and the stator-RR wires will definitely be soldered. Thanks for the suggestion about the large-gauge wire from the negative battery terminal to the soldered earth block; I can make that happen, too. As for the old stator, I'll send it for a re-wind and keep it in reserve for the next time this happens--hopefully not for a long, long time. Then it's on to cleaning all the terminals with De-Oxit, finding and installing a distribution block for heated gear, radar detector or whatever else strikes my fancy, and riding as much as possible! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Happily, I bought the RR plug with stator wiring already attached courtesy of Jack at Roadstercycle.com. I'll solder that wiring to the wiring from the new stator. As for the RR-battery connection, that, too is courtesy of Mr. Fleming; it's 10-ga wire with a 30A inline circuit breaker, routed directly to the battery. Which leaves the earth block and the main fuse, if I understand you correctly.
  7. Wouldn't run you over--that would mess up the paint on my Bimmer. Besides, we liberals could care less what you do; so long as you don't hurt anyone else while doing it, your life is your business. A more likely scenario is that some other 'deplorable' would run you off the road for not riding an American bike... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. So...dumb question...did you have any trouble sanding out or filling the plastic before painting? A friend of mine who does professional painting said that plastic from this era doesn't sand or play well with any but the exact right filler, and that cracking of the new finish is always a risk. On the other hand, one of the gentlemen at my local Honda dealership rides a 5th-gen VFR, and gave me contact data for acquiring genuine Honda paint, be it touch-up, rattle can, or paint for my spray guns. I'll let you now how it works out. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. This is what happens when you play with fire (CBR1K)--you get burned! Stick with your steady GF--she may not be quite as fast, but she knows how to treat you right... ;) Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. That works for me. I already have the new MOSFET R/R and direct wiring loom to connect it to the battery and the stator. The R/R will be attached to an aluminum adaptor plate, then to the original R/R mounting points. I'm tempted to find some sort of thermally-conductive grease/cream to improve contact between the R/R and the mounting plate, in order to optimize heat sinking. As for the stator, I've seen it said that the OE wiring from stator to R/R is insufficient; is this the case, and should I re-wire that connection with larger-gauge wire than Honda supplies with the OE stator? I'm already planning to solder the stator wires to those for my new stator-R/R quick disconnect. Are you saying you bypassed the quick disconnect and soldered the stator wires directly into the R/R?
  11. Ordered--thanks for the link! I should see it Tuesday or Wednesday. In the interim, I just have to figure out how to limp the bike through, if possible; I'm away from home at the moment. You mentioned upgrading the earth link; is there a better way than soldering all the leads together and connecting them to a new earth point? Not that I'm averse to the latter, just curious. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Will do; thanks for the advice. I looked at online vendors for a new Honda stator; it appears that the OE 5th-generation stator has been discontinued. What is the recommended replacement? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. So I noticed that running heated clothing puts too large a load on my battery; I'v had the tach, speedometer and headlight all falter when my clothing is at maximum draw (jacket and glove liners). I ordered the wiring harness and mounting plate from roadstercycle, as well as the appropriate used R/R from a wrecked 2016 FZ-09. Two days ago I ran some of the tests from the Honda Service manual; charged battery was 13.3V several hours after being removed from the Battery Tender; there was no continuity between the stator legs and ground; resistance between each pair of stator legs was 1.3 Ohms at 40ºF (4.4ºC)--corrected using the alpha for pure copper, that comes to about 1.4 Ohms at 20ºC. There's virtually no leakage at the battery, which is encouraging. Yesterday, battery voltage was 12.8V; after warming up the engine, I measured 12.5V @ 5000rpm at the terminals. I've not yet checked battery load, but the elevated resistance for all three legs of the stator and the poor charging at 5000rpm (AND the inability to run any accessories) make me think I'll replace the stator along with the R/R--and possibly the battery as well. Plus install a voltmeter at the same time... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Welcome, sir! Looking forward to getting out myself tomorrow (high of 18°) to drive my VFR 2-1/2 hours back home. Besides freezing, I'm sure I'll have a great time! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Welcome, sir! LangoPTC--it isn't heresy; more like polyamory. And SCGuy--my spouse graduated Barnwell HS in '89. Small world! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk