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    Los Angeles, CA
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    2014 VFR
  1. All: Just wanted to let you know that I had purchased a new disc break lock: https://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-Brake-Shackle-8303DPS/dp/B0009V1WR0 The unit's locking mechanism stopped working while locked on the bike. I don't mean it froze in place or anything strange happened, it simply stopped working. The lock would turn without actually releasing the pin. I was stuck for over a week until I had it sawed off. I called Master Lock and emailed them to no avail - they sell defective products and offer 0 support. Check other reviews throughout the net to see similar concerns. Overall - a shoddy company with no ethics. Giving you guys the heads up to avoid Master Lock at all costs.
  2. Looking for some adjustability. Curious what you think of them. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/vortex-v3-20-clutch-lever
  3. K&N Oil Filter Recall - KN-204

    Mine is clearly riveted and so are the others that are affected in the recall notice. New ones are welded. I took a look at them in the shop - its an accurate statement as far as the samples I have seen.
  4. K&N Oil Filter Recall - KN-204

    FYI The old units had the nut riveted on. The new ones are welded which I've been told has alleviated the issue.
  5. Received an email that the oil filter I installed on my bike is being recalled. More info here: https://www.knfilters.com/recallkn204?utm_source=emailblast&utm_medium=slice2&utm_campaign=email-november-17-kandn-oil-filter-recall Could apply to other VFR models as well: Mods - feel free to move the post accordingly.
  6. Do you wheelie your viffer?

    Are you clutching it up or powering it up? I still havent had time to get out there and try it out.
  7. Do you wheelie your viffer?

    I was talking more about speed launches. Yeah, I'm sure that TC isn't wheelie control but it must effect power wheelies and even clutch wheelies. If the computer is sensing disturbance to the power transfer and a slippage from the clutch, it makes sense for it to shut down the bike. I'd have to disagree that TC has nothing to do with wheelie control - the question is, how much does it have to do with it? One way to find out :P
  8. Do you wheelie your viffer?

    This is great, thanks. Would like to hear about the difference in felt acceleration down low.
  9. Do you wheelie your viffer?

    Curious to see how you like this set up and how it affects your normal riding
  10. Do you wheelie your viffer?

    That was exactly my thinking. When I got home I was scratching my noggin though, how could this thing not lift with a 2nd gear rolling dump of the clutch well in the vtec range? Then I thought it has to be the TC? I have felt the front wheel lift from hard acceleration in 1st so I wonder if my logic is off like you say. Maybe this bike is just harder since I'm comparing it to my old sportbikes. I'm just curious if anyone has clutched this bike up - i'm certainly no pro at this.
  11. Out of curiosity, do you all wheelie your bikes? If so, do you slip the clutch? I was in some baron desert back roads and decided to fulfill the needs of my inner teenager, with a grin on, I decided to slip the clutch and bam, nothing. Tried it 2x more and gave up. Now it's hitting me, traction control? Been a long time since I've done intentional wheelies.
  12. None of my neighbors would think so :P I had originally intended on chopping it to about 1/3rd it's size and re rivvetting it - alas, life's obligations took precedence over all my projects.. Looking for a short race pipe that exposes the wheel. It won't be Ak quality, but you can't win em all!
  13. I'll see if I can find the person, I would definitely consider selling the stock exhaust, it has maybe 200 miles on it.
  14. Thinking of getting myself a smaller pipe, maybe a straight pipe. Looking to see if anyone locally in SoCal would want to pick up my gently used Akropovic exhaust and how much they're willing to pay with all the hardware. Thanks all!
  15. R&G Tank Pads

    Must've taken 8 weeks to receive but I finally received them. In my haste, I managed to F up the right side... it's currently eating me alive but i'm letting go, letting go.... looonggg breath in..... exxhhhaaalle Anyone have a right side they'd like to donate? Also - The little R&G stickers are pretty cheap and fit pretty awfully in the exposed holes - take special care when doing this. On second thought, I should have probably marked off the areas with some blue painters tape, or not rushed it.
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