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About JoelF

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    Sport Tourer

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  • Location
    Boulder, CO
  • In My Garage:
    2000 VFR800
  1. Buell XBR lowering pegs

    Thanks! It looks like my pedal was a bit bent so I heated and bent it to something that looks more correct. It might be OK now without creating more range on the adjuster. As per the PO my bike has been knocked over both ways and has the scars to prove it, so that makes sense.
  2. Buell XBR lowering pegs

    Update: I do want to lower the rear brake pedal a good bit more. This may involve grinding the locknut down to reduce it's height and shortening the threaded rod a bit. The brake light switch will need to be adjusted.
  3. Hi all, Wanting a little more legroom on my 2000 I added some Buell XBR pegs, kit # N006.1AD (Under $40 shipped from New Castle HD in PA, USA) The mounting area needs to be narrowed about 1mm total, take some material off both sides. The pin hole is also overly large but I doubt this is a problem. The stock pin and spring works fine. The sidestand is clear. I rotated the shifter a bit and dropped the brake pedal to max. It seems OK. I'm generally used to reaching up a bit for the rear brake so I may not want more drop on it. Cheers, -Joel.
  4. Warmup time/miles?

    An oil temp gauge would be nice. Gettign the oil up to temp is important. Riding around my neighborhood, I did find that the RH radiator heated up before the bike was at thermostat temp (82C / 180F I believe). With the display showing 135F the RH radiator was too warm to keep my hand on. SO I suppose I need to do the thermostat, but then I need to check the valves also so... Thanks for the info! -Joel.
  5. need o2 sensors

    You can get a lot of gunk off the business end of these with oven cleaner (sodium hydroxide) and in an ultrasonic cleaner with soapy water or similar.
  6. need o2 sensors

    The sensor itself looks like a typical Civic, etc. part but the connector might be a bit different (doubt it though). Wire might be a bit long.
  7. Hi all, New 2000 owner here. I searched but have not found any info on how long it should take the bike to reach operating temperature. On a cool morning, 45F or so, I get to only 155F or so on an 8 mile ride at 50mph with a few stoplights. It took longer than that to get to 200F and I got there only after idling in my driveway for a minute or two. I was trying to get it warmed up enough to get the condensation out of the oil, a perennial problem on my Ducati M900. It hit 100F in less than a mile also, if that helps. Thanks for any insights, -Joel.