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  1. Hello fellow VFR owners. I bought a VFR 1200 DCT a week ago I think the bike is fantastic for touring. Before the VFR I had a 600cc bike so I'm hoping to gather and compare fuel consumption numbers. I understand the bike has a 1200cc engine so with it comes lower fuel consumption numbers but I'm interested on hearing your fuel consumption averages. Right now I'm at around 14.5km per liter or about 34.1 mpg since I got the bike. ----------------------------- Also, the VFR I bought came with a power commander 5 but it still had a stock map. I downloaded a map from PCV5 site to match the specs of my bike and flashed the PC5. When I was riding alone on Sportmode(S), my fuel consumption jumped to about 16.5km per liter or 38.8 mpg. But when I was riding with my partner on Normal(D) mode it was down to 13km per liter or 30 mpg. It seems the fuel consumption I had was better when I was on Sportsmode than when I was cruising around on Normal mode.
  2. Has anyone compared the trip computer's gas mileage readings to what they've calculated via the odometer and/or GPS versus amount of gas filled? Per tank? How about over time?
  3. Hi folks - 2002 VFR800 non-abs w/ 54,000km. PCV w/included 02 eliminators, Autotune (installed but did not yet get around to enabling and trying it), PAIR delete / blockoff. Flapper / snorkel eliminated, Leo Vince slipon system. Bike has run excellently since I got it 4 or so years ago, including with the PCV and Flapper/snorkel delete. Last winter I did the PAIR blockoff plates (using RTV to seal them, I destroyed the rubbers while farting around trying to get those little bast*rd screws out before I read about the vice grip method), removed the plumbing, and installed new OEM spark plugs ($). Also added Leo Vince slipon system. I know and expect that I will smell extra gas fumes with the PAIR delete - this was the case, no problem. However I found my mileage was down significantly - I can't say exactly how much (set my SpeedoDRD incorrectly after a gearing change, so the mileage reading is off) - but lets say 150km / tank where previously it was 250-300... so it was significant. The bike also felt like it was lacking some pull... it ran properly, did not feel like it stumbled or misfired, VTEC engagement was fine, temperature display was fine - but it just didn't feel like it was pulling as hard as previous, the exhaust was really stinking like fuel, and also perhaps of note is that I swear the bike itself is getting hotter than it used to (*temp reading is normal, but the frame really seems to heat up and I think its more so than previous - hard to say with certainty though). Since it ran OK, I didn't do any real troubleshooting, and I really didn't ride it all that much last summer. I want to deal with this now though - looking for assistance? I have read up on FPR failures, as this seemed a potential suspect - now my bike hasn't run since November, so I think it was fairly optimistic to pull the FPR vacuum line and hope to see fuel in there - but take a look at this pic, the tip of nipple on the "T" had a shiny coating that smelled like fuel when I rubbed it off with a Q-TIP. Actual vacuum line itself appears to be bone dry; I blew some compressed air through to make sure its not plugged (its not), and no fuel or anything came out. Also, potentially of note, when I opened up the airbox I see this from what I believe is the crankcase breather (stuck a Q-TIP in this too and it appears to be a light spray of oil, so I don't expect it is a problem but figured it was worth a pic): Any input, suggestions, tests you think I should do - let's have it, I want this solved. Reality is that my bike is currently in storage (with full access); I can move it to an area where I can start it but it will be a PITA so any thoughts on things which should be tested without actual running would be preferred :) Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to get all of the pertinent info out to minimize the back and forth... so now I say... HELP! Mike
  4. Hey guys! I'm a proud owner of a 2005 vfr800 (6th gen I think?) I had it serviced at a Honda shop and asked them about drilling out the exhaust pipes. They basically said it was a bad move, that it would : - mess with the engine tuning - reduce horsepower - reduce mileage - reduce longevity Well that sounds a little scary to me. They also said I'd need to get a power commander to keep the engine tuned properly. They quoted me 1200$ for the power commander alone! insane. So... what do you guys reckon? Any truth to it?
  5. I have a 2004 VFR800 that currently has 43,000 km (26,700 miles). Last season, I got on average between 280-320 km (174-198 miles) to a tank. I know what you might be thinking, and no, my riding style has not changed. This season, I am getting about 180-220 km (112-136 miles) to a tank. My chain is really sagging and well overdue for a replacement (can no longer extend), so my mechanic ordered a new chain and sprockets that will be installed next week. I am also going to get an oil change at the same time. He also has many other suggestions that could be the reason for my loss of mileage - new filters, new spark plugs, etc. Before I got and spend a bunch of money, I am hoping you guys can help me out: 1.) Do you think my sagging chain could be the culprit? 2.) What else would you suggest I update/change on my bike? I bought my bike last summer with around 27,000 km an I am not sure what the previous owner had recently updated. New to Forum - A Little About Me: I have been a crotch rocket rider for about 10 years, mostly on Ninjas. I began to notice I had less and less interest in the track and a lot more interest in long hauls. I wanted a sport touring bike that still had some balls and decent handling, without the discomfort of a pure crotch rocket, and also a bike that I could take a passenger on. My research led me towards a VFR800 as it is one of the rare machines out there that is more sport than touring. Most so-called "Sport Touring" bikes are absolutely boring. I added full saddlebags and a large tailbag with a passenger backrest. In 2013, I rode from Canada to Ensenada, Mexico and back, covering about 11,000 km (6,800 miles) and 13 states/provinces in three countries with a passenger. And what did I learn? I should have my bought my VFR years ago! I love it!
  6. I was browsing on fuelly.com recently and noticed that the VFR800 is the 5th biggest group of motorcycles recorded on the site. There's 381 VFR800s of all generations and this of course means a pretty decent sample size for comparison. What's also interesting is the huge spread or variance in mpg figures - using UK units here - anything from 35 to 64mpg! That seems extraordinary - how can anyone be getting over 60mpg??! My 5th gen has strugged to do any more than 150 miles to a tank and i'm averaging about 39.6mpg so far (UK). Based on other similar vintage bikes that's definitely in the lower quartile and it got me wondering: Do VFR riders generally ride a bit more sedately and do longer trips hence the much better average economy? Or is my bike sick and in need of some attention? Or is it more likely I'm riding the nuts off my bike at every opportunity and therefore economy isn't too good? Or are some people just recording very optimistic figures? It's got such a great engine I find it hard to ride the bike gently so how do some VFRs manage such great economy?? NB if you're thinking gas is really cheap why does he care it's because in the UK it's the equivalent of $10 a gallon!
  7. First 100k

    From the album Rons Pix

    March 2014: 100K miles on a 1994 VFR750
  8. Hi, What's the most miles anyone here has gotten out of a 5th gen? I have a 2001 800FI CA. model. I'm at 75K and it's still running great. Of course I do all the recommended service. Change the oil & filter every 3-4K. I've changed all of the fluids twice, brake, clutch, coolant. Rebuilt the forks twice, 3 chains and 2 sets of sprockets. I've had the valves adjusted twice, well, checked twice. I've only needed one valve actually adjusted and that was at 68K. I just recently bought the 3rd battery. That's about it. I have the usual basic mods, forks revalved, speedo healer, Power Commander, frame sliders, geared down a tad, LeoVince slip-on, EBC wave rotors, EBC GPFA pads, Zumo 550. I'm sure it's due for a rear shock so I'm debating a 929 setup from Jamie Daugherty in the next few weeks. I figure if I just keep looking after it, I should get another 70K. Think I'm dreamin? It's been the most fun and reliable bike I have had or have known any friends to have either. I commute daily and most weekends try to get in a couple hundred miles of twistys. Some decent roads in No. Cal. What's the most miles anyone has heard or has accrued? It seems there should already be some sorta thread like this already but I can't seem to find it. Maybe someone can point me toward it? Cheers!