Jump to content

CathyEveridge

Members
  • Content count

    25
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

3 Neutral

About CathyEveridge

  • Rank
    Club Racer

Profile Information

  • Location
    Austin. Texas
  • In My Garage:
    No vehicles right now. Soon to be a 2004 VFR800.
  1. New used to me vtec abs

    I do need to lower my new to me VFR800A because I've dropped it twice. My legs are too far from the ground to catch the bike at a stop. The previous owner added all kinds of premium aftermarket parts and left me with a link kit. Before I do the link can someone tell me what I have to remove to get to the ride height adjustment at the bottom of a Penske shock? It looks a lot easier in the Penske manual than it does on the bike. Maybe I'm just getting old but I don't remember having this problem with my v45 Sabre and it was approximately the same height and weight.
  2. Ice vest. Make or buy?

    Well depending on the source and sink the peltier is pumping from and into the effiecencies range from 10% to 70%. (in an ideal situation heat would flow using Newton's rule anyway. It is not necessary to sink all human wattage (150W) but as little as 50 w will make you cool. The claim is that 12v * 6 amp is more than enough. In fact people now make battery versions. Cheap 12v 3.4 AH batteries should drive 6 amps for a half hour. I've got the parts and will eventually get the experiment done and let you know.
  3. Ram Air Vfr?

    Its not that the bike needs more power, it is that I need to tinker.
  4. Ram Air Vfr?

    Does the vfr800 use a mass airflow sensor MAF or a manifold absolute pressure sensor MAP to determine how much air it is breathing? If there s a MAF somewhere I do not see it in the diagrams. Too bad. That means that for airflow improvements there needs to be some remapping. MAP sensors almost work as well but may need some remapping for something like a cold air input. MAP + IAT the ecu could theoretically calculate the mass as flow. Now I see dry NOS systems which simply depend on the o2 sensors but I would not want to risk doing NOS without a PC. Do power commanders all have switchable maps that could be triggered at the same time as the NOS?
  5. Quick Shifter Experiences

    WFO,
  6. Subframe failure on 6th gen

    hey I'm old and I jabber a lot.
  7. WP 000425

    Never had an auxiliary tank on a bike but I did have 2 50 gallon auxiliaries on my pickup for total load of 120 gallons. Since I got 6 mpg I could go 720 miles.LOL. Anyone try to extend their range with the last Vetter fairing? I like riding but anything over about 3 hours seems excessive to me. I'm not knocking your pleasure but its not mine.
  8. WP 000425

    Never had an auxiliary tank on a bike but I did have 2 50 gallon auxiliaries on my pickup for total load of 120 gallons. Since I got 6 mpg I could go 720 miles.LOL. Anyone try to extend their range with the last Vetter fairing? I like riding but anything over about 3 hours seems excessive to me. I'm not knocking your pleasure but its not mine. http://craigvetter.com/pages/470MPG/Index to making the Last Vetter Fairing.html
  9. Its summer time in Texas and I know this about riding. The faster you go the cooler you feel until the temperature hits 95 degrees and then its like riding into a blowtourch. There are vests which circulate cool water in tubing to jeep you cool. There are the primitive ones where to cold water must be prechilled and it seems these would be useful on short trips. Then there are the complex ones which use a peltier chip to perform active cooling of the water. Prices can range from under a hundred for the simple ones to 700+ for the complex Peltier chip based ones. I found some plans online for a complex one I am going to make. My question is how well do they work? Anyone have one? Would it make you comfortable enough to go riding in 100 degree F weather?
  10. Its summer time in Texas and I know this about riding. The faster you go the cooler you feel until the temperature hits 95 degrees and then its like riding into a blowtourch. There are vests which circulate cool water in tubing to jeep you cool. There are the primitive ones where to cold water must be prechilled and it seems these would be useful on short trips. Then there are the complex ones which use a peltier chip to perform active cooling of the water. Prices can range from under a hundred for the simple ones to 700+ for the complex Peltier chip based ones. I found some plans online for a complex one I am going to make. My question is how well do they work? Anyone have one? Would it make you comfortable enough to go riding in 100 degree F weather?
  11. So I might have done a thing......

    This is beautiful. About the only advantage I can see to the exhaust under the tail vfr is if you wanted to stealth a turbo.. The riser pipe would feed the turbo and the turbo would exhaust under the seat. You could probably even keep the cats but to maintain the temperature up to the turbo you would probably want the exhaust ceramic coated. This is not a busa beater but just small quick spooling turbo.
  12. Subframe failure on 6th gen

    Its steel. You could probably bend it 90 degrees and not have it break. Therefore it must be metal fatigue. Any resonant vibrations that you know of? Interference between the exhaust and subframe sending engine vibration into the subframe. Did the metal seem unusually hard? I would expect a low carbon steel here which should bend before cracking. If they used a carbon steel perhaps it was not properly tempered after hardening. Unless it was mishandled at the factory and not tempered after hardening or unless Honda has forgotten destructive resonance and designed another Pugent narrows bridge this does not seem like a feasible occurrence for the materials which should have been there. If the broken part is still available can you determine its Rockwell hardness? I'm not an expert on Honda steel but my guess is if the Rockwell is higher than mid 50s it was not properly tempered after heat treatment. That makes it a manufacturing defect.
  13. New Gen 3 member - Rebuild Project

    Blow a light stream of propane into each carb as the bike is idling. If one of them gives more response that the others I would expect that that one would need recleaning. I'm assuming that these are CV slides. I suspect that properly working carbs word have relatively stable slides. Spray around the base of the seated carbs while the engine is running to be sure you.don't nhave vacuum leaks. Attach a set of vacuum gauges and attempt to vacuum synchronize. Try recleaning everything with carb cleaner (toluene). Don't burn yourself but see which exhaust pipes are not hot. Spray carb cleaner down the throats of carbs on non running cylinders. Is the mechanical linkage such that you swap carbs. If you swap and the running cylinder goes with the carb then the other carb has a problem. If the running cylinder runs with the other carb then you have a cylinder problem. Have then heads come off? Are you sure there is no debris keeping a valve.open or shut when it should not be? It does not sound like you will have an easy answer but perhaps cleaning with a carb cleaner like Berrymans (which is mostly toluene ), might help. I'd way to try to clean organics from the carbs with Lye (Sodium hydroxide) but this can dissolve.aluminum as well. Notice that I'm using a shotgun approach and trying everything I can think of. Perhaps some of this will be useful. Perhaps it will not be useful. If you diagnose the problem let us know what it was and how you fixed it.
  14. The return of the Red Baron

    Awesome job. There is nothing quite so rewarding as venturing into new craft and pulling it off. And you did. I imagine you look at the result and say I could have done this and that better but I did OK. Nonsense, you did much better than OK. Even if you become a world rejoined bike bulder you will always look on this one and wonder "How the hell did I manage to pull that off". It is a singular moment you will always have. NACA was the American aeronautics agency that preceded NASA. And a NACA vent was designed to take surface air to the interior without causing turbulence or disrupting the laminar flow along the rest of the outside skin. Its not going to bring as much air in as a scoop would but its not going to disturb the rest of the airflow like a scoop would either.
  15. Returning Rider: VFR 800 or 1200?

    And as for going 140? I got the Sabre up to 120 and it was still pulling hard. I realized that the Sabre would go 130 mph. I also realized that I would not. I imagine the experience will be similar on other Honda v4s. I realed in a line of cars. Then I wondered "where is that demented laughter coming from? Oh, that's me!" .
×