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About otmaximus

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  • Location
    So Cal
  • In My Garage:
    94VFR750, 97VFR750, 97VFR750, 00VMAX, 96XR250, 11WR250R, 03XR80, 14KLX140
  1. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    I'm happy with the results. When I wait any longer it's either too thin or too dirty for my comfort level. As they say, YMMV. Paul in SoCal
  2. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    Ditto that. Over 1/4 million miles on one of my VFR's. Use exclusively Shell Rotella on all of them. Change oil every 2-2.5K miles (depending on season/abuse), filter every other time. Paul in SoCal
  3. New guy, to forum and to Hondas

    I like the Fly-n-Ride m.o. Paul in SoCal Still carrying 5 streetbikes, but only 3 are still VFR. Multi-bike disorder.
  4. New guy, to forum and to Hondas

    Congrats! Replace the regulator/rectifier. (I like mid-2000s GSXR.) Other than that, basically bullet-proof. Paul in SoCal
  5. Chain Mileage

    I get roughly 20K miles out of a chain. I change the sprockets every 3-4 chains, when the teeth look rounded or curved. I inspect/adjust tension and lube routinely. A few years ago, as an experiment, I installed a chain and ignored it, only adjusting it once or twice near the end of its life. I still got about 20K miles. Paul in SoCal
  6. R/R Mod

    I like the early 2000's GSXR R/R. I have them in all my 4G VFRs. Paul in SoCal
  7. Frame Heat

    My 4Gs' frames also get that hot when riding in warmer temps and/or direct sun. Paul in SoCal
  8. '97 thermostat housing leaking

    I'm not sure you'll need to remove the center stand, but I think you'll need to remove the shock. Do you have a Hanes/Clymer manual?
  9. '97 thermostat housing leaking

    I would replace the gaskets while its all apart. You have the time and access to the pump is quick, and most of the coolant is drained at this point, right? I might have an extra set of PAIR block-off plates, I sold my '95 before removing the PAIR system last year. Let me know if interested. Paul in SoCal
  10. '97 thermostat housing leaking

    Remove the PAIR?
  11. All my VFRs get used routinely, but over the winter one of them sat for about 3 months. When I started it, it leaked fuel. So I parked it. A week later I started it, and no problems. Haven't had a leak since. Sometimes the o-rings can shrink, and then expand again, without actually being compromised. Thats the only thing I can think of. Maybe start it up again and see if it it still leaking, maybe you'll get lucky.
  12. Where Are The SoCal Rides?

    Next week. New job, new schedule...
  13. Where Are The SoCal Rides?

    I'm planning two trips out to the desert next week. Monday: Temecula to Anza, 74 to breakfast/brunch in Idyllwild (Cali Greens Cafe). 74West to home. KSU 730am. Wednesday: Temecula to Anza to Palm Desert, north through Joshua Tree to 29Palms, brunch in Yucca Valley (Tommy's Kitchen). I-10 back home. KSU 7am. Its an early start, but anyone should feel free to join me. It should be pleasant on the way out, hot on the way back. This will be a casual ride, minimal hooliganism. Paul in SoCal #MotoPC2017
  14. '97 thermostat housing leaking

    My leak was coming from the cross-over pipe in-between the V. The o-rings on both ends were completely flattened. It's a real pain, but possible to get to, and remove, the cross-over pipe without removing the carbs. Those o-rings, if I recall, were also a standard size picked up at an auto parts store, or possibly Lowes. Paul in SoCal