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Sweeper last won the day on May 27

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About Sweeper

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  • Birthday 03/28/1959

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    Hartselle, Alabama
  • In My Garage:
    07 VFR800
    14 CB500X
    09 CRF230L
    two bad dogs and...
    STUFF, lots of it!
  1. I agree with Rogue and will add that you NEVER sell a VFR that you have put that much into. Cover it, store it, take it out on nice days to show it off.
  2. Take the SP and your head.... First track day shouldn't lead to any problems if you take the right tools.
  3. 5th gen engine in 6th gen

    PainterBob and MiniCarver have both been riding theirs for several years.
  4. I was in a similar situation not long ago. I really wanted to do suspension upgrades and a few other farkles but the 03 wasn't worth enough to spend more than it was worth doing it all. I came across on 07 with every farkle known to vfrdom for less than the difference of the suspension mods. There were days when I thought I had made a mistake. As with any change, I had to iron out a few kinks. In the end, it was worth it. I bought the 07 for about what all of the add-ons would sell for used. In the hot rod world, the conventional wisdom is that its cheaper to buy it made than to build it yourself. I say go out and shop!
  5. Why a red Guzzi?

    Someones battery die mid ride?
  6. Broken instrument cluster

    Maxwell might have a part. He's been through a few 5th gens over the last few years.
  7. wrapping a VFR

    One of the issues I had was that the cutting tape did not like the 3-d carbon vinyl. I will admit that this was my first attempt. On the bright side, the vinyl was a lot easier to fix than a first attempt at painting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. True Struggle

    My old girl gets as dirty as I dare. All I have to do is ask. But that didn’t help did it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. wrapping a VFR

    BiKenG is spot on. I only did parts of mine and it was misery. I did one side with carbon vinyl and it was so bad that I took it off rather than do the other side. Looks ok in the pics but not up close.
  10. vibration-proof grips

    Dirt bike grips are often much soft but don’t last as long. I have SuperBike grips that I like. I take an old bicycle tube and glue a layer to the bar before installing my grips. The extra grip diameter suits me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. What is this sound?

    The fact that it seems intermittent and relatively light would make me think top end? I'd pull the valve covers and check for something amiss.
  12. Replace CCT, Fuel Filter, Fuel Pump, etc?

    There is good info on cct replacement for the vfr800 on YouTube. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. TMAC 2018 - INFO

    I haven't even replaced my tires from the Fall Tour and this is already up! So much to look forward to. Thanks Bob and Ben.
  14. Advice on moving VFR on 5.5ft truck bed

    Not in my experience. FWIW I drive a GMC not a Ram. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Hello & Intro

    Welcome to VFRDom! That is a really clean 5th gen. Nice find.