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KevCarver

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About KevCarver

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  • Birthday 10/14/1974

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    Knoxville, TN
  • In My Garage:
    '99 VFR, '16 Civic 6MT, '00 VFR
  1. I'd venture to say no one has tried that. I'd also guess that it would be easier that fitting a 5th Gen engine, which has been done. Biggest difference I can think of is the front mounted rad, which possibly could mean different water pipe angles in different spots. But the main engine case dimensions should be the same. I guess it's up to you to be the pioneer on this one!
  2. Sometimes you see it listed as 98-02 (often on eBay bike breakers), sometimes 98-00, like my service manual. 🙄
  3. Wow! Clearly not just a clever screen name
  4. Seafoam! Cures anything...
  5. Appreciate the tip, but I've been singing his praises for years now. First found him when I was looking for connectors to wire in my FH012 I got used on eBay from an R1. Very helpful gentleman providing the terminals and plugs I needed despite not buying his R/R. I think I'd like to try the SH847 but he's only selling it as a full kit for double the price of the FH020 with nothing extra, which is all I need since I'm already wired up for either. Already got a rewound stator too.
  6. Maybe it's been covered, or it's in the service manual, but I've not run across a good instruction for testing the Reg/Rec itself. Usually it comes down to battery and stator testing and if those are pass then it's the R/R. Take a look at Roadster Cycle's page of help videos. He's got a simple and informative how-to on it. I even figured it out and was able to learn a new setting on my multi-meter! http://roadstercycle.com/Roadstercycle.com Videos.htm
  7. I think they were developed more with the day ride in mind. Throw some rain gear and water bottles in there with your visor cleaner and powerbars, etc. and you're good to go. I certainly never cared how ugly my GIVIs were/are when on a long touring ride, just that they were functional. (And they are that, in spades!) They work on the 5th Gen aesthetically but with the same smaller than the cavity inside opening. They are just hideous on the 6th! I'm not sure I've ever seen a pic before, certainly never one in the wild. Can't imagine they sold a lot, based on the number of VFRs I've seen over the years. Funny how GIVIs are ugly on 5G and Beetles aren't, but on 6th Beetles are ugly and GIVI looks pretty good. Conceding of course that OEM look best on 6th.
  8. Continuity to ground (earth) is the simplest check and should (IMO) be first. Betting you have one phase shorted. Check each AC wire for continuity to the frame or engine. Should never be any at all. Mine ('99) is currently not charging either but has no continuity so I am guessing it's the R/R.
  9. Hey Dirtrider, where are you located? I've got an extra 5th Gen in Knoxville looking for a new home.
  10. I've SP1 pegs, which I'll wager are from the same parts bin as the Fireblade's. I find them to be great! Grippy enough to keep my feet in place, but still able to move them when I need to.
  11. Just to rule it out; unplug the flapper and stick a bolt or golf tee into the vacuum line.
  12. Do you have aftermarket levers?
  13. Nope, not as stock. I was trying to get some numbers but no one had any info at the time. Eventually other stuff happened and I gave up and sold my CB1000R rear wheel. At one time they were really affordable new from Honda. That's how I got mine. Prices came up a bit now, but I think they are still less than VFR rear wheels new.
  14. CB1000R 15 lbs, 10 ozVFR800 5 spoke (1998-2009) 13 lbs, 4.6 ozVFR750 8 spoke ('90-'93? something like that) 12 lbs, 11.8 ozI once had all three wheels and weighed them at my local post office on the same scale.
  15. Fits exactly as is with no issues. Minor correction: it's a CB1000R rear.