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  1. I'm about to make a deal on a VFR1200 at Reno's Power Sports in Kansas City. I need some one in the area to check out the bike for me. A 2010, It has Leo Vince exhaust, hard bags, 13k miles on it. I'm dying to get back in the VFR world! Who can help me out? Could you make your saturday ride swing through KC????
  2. I'm about to make a deal on a VFR1200 at Reno's Power Sports in Kansas City. I need some one in the area to check out the bike for me. A 2010, It has Leo Vince exhaust, hard bags, 13k miles on it. I'm dying to get back in the VFR world! Who can help me out? Could you make your saturday ride swing through KC????
  3. I checked the manual and it only says "Honda Hypoid Gear oil SAE 80". It doesn't mention anything about GL-4 or GL-5. So any gear oil that is sae 80 will work? also these are the only gear oil I can find where I'm from: Will any of these work for the VFR 1200 Final Drive?
  4. As some of you may recall, last summer I let my wife ride my 1200 for the first time and it didn’t end so well (link). Thus began the process to replace all the damaged bits. Most everything was done via a large purchase though Ron Ayers online catalog, but the scratched clutch cover got me thinking about the SEBSPEED Covers seen on other VFR generations. A PM went out to @SEBSPEED and we got the ball rolling. While Seb HAS done one other cover mod on a 1200, whoever ordered the other cover never reported back… it doesn’t count unless there are pictures right? Since the 1200 clutch is a bit different than the 5/6 generations, I thought I would post up some more details. Since I wasn’t quite sure what I would be dealing with or what sort of complications I would run into, I figured it was best to buy a new (pre-scratched) clutch cover and have it sent to Seb. This way, my bike wasn’t down while I figured out the details. My biggest challenge was the pressure plate. As seen here, the 1200’s slipper clutch is held in with a C clip instead of 5 bolts as with other generations. The problem isn’t really that the pressure plate is held in with a C clip, it’s that Honda went ahead and made the pressure plate and bearing a single piece. They do not separeate (easily) like with other generations. I’m sure someone with the right tools can separate the two, but I didn’t want to push my luck. Powdercoating the pressure plate is out. I’ve heard success stories about rattle canning the pressure plate, so I prepped the plate and rattle canned the snot out of it. About this time, I’ve got my new unpainted clutch cover from Seb. I had the eBay seller ship it directly to him, so I don’t have any before/after pictures, but Seb does some GREAT work (as can be read in MANY other posts). My powdercoater commented that Seb welded the ring inside and out… Seb made the inside welds look just as good as the outside ones even though they will never be seen… so . Since I was having the new cover powdercoated, I wanted to try and match the OEM color as close as possible. It’s not an exact match, but close enough since my old and new covers weren’t even quite the same color. Jacobson’s Welding and Powder Coating out of the Twin Cities did a great job on the paint. How did the install go? With the right tools, it was cake. Pull out all the bolts, a couple light taps with my handy rubber mallet, and the cover came right off. I was expecting a 2 hour ordeal base off other experiences I’ve read. Took me all of 15 minutes to get it done… and I was taking my time since I didn’t want to break anything. Just watch out for the CKT sensor attached to the inside of the cover… don’t want to break that… (I swear the picture was in focus when I took the stupid shot)... Cover is off, swap out old pressure plate with new painted pressure plate. I purchased a C clip tool specifically for this job… and boy am I glad I did. Trying to use a needle nose like I’ve done for years is for the birds… A quick test fit with the new cover. New gasket seal, replace bolts, torque everything to spec, and button everything up and you are all set! Sorry for the bad final pictures, I was really excited to take them in my dark garage… I’ll get better ones in the daylight.
  5. I have a tentative interest in a 2nd gen 1200 DCT. Not much pickins' online; so wondering if anyone knows of any fs between Washington DC and Albany NY. thanks, Walter
  6. Hi Guys, I bought a set of used rims for my VFR1200 on ebay and had them chromed. I like the look, and think they make the porky VFR look a lot lighter and a bit 'sportier'. Here's a link to some more pics: https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipOA-Kns44H9K-5_rvWlNM-ofCDvUTB07zoBE9an Major chicken strips, just put the new Conti-Attacks on, and rode around the block before the photos. BLIGHT
  7. I knew of the minor weight difference (25 lbs, 10kg) between the 1200 DCT and F models, but never realized that was enough difference for Honda to address it in the brake design. I mean, at 600 lbs, with luggage options and the like, a variety of rider weights, etc., is 25 lbs enough to make different size rear brake pads? Apparently it is. I need to replace the rear pads, and decided to stay OEM because I love the brakes on this bike. Why fix it with aftermarket? So, I trundled into the local dealer to get parts, gave the parts guy the make/model info and he ordered them. The following weekend I fitted them, or tried. Damn pads just would not go on. After some swearing and the like, I gave up and trundled back to the dealer to explore why. The parts guy checked the numbers on the DCT fiche, then checked the numbers on the F fiche. The PN's appeared both places, but he then noticed a second PN on both fiches. Eventually, he figured out the two models had different PN's for their rear pads! Who knew? Funny, the fiches didn't really specify which belonged with which model. So, I ordered the other PN and figured between the two I'd have what I need. The parts showed up a few days later, and sure enough, they are different. I was surprised to see the pads are smaller on the F model. I also noticed the reason the F model won't fit into the DCT caliper - it has a small flange that won't allow it into the DCT caliper. Trust me, it is effective. Below is photographic evidence. The MGE-D01 (top) is the DCT model pad, the MFN-D11 is the F model. The screw driver tip points to the flange on the F model pad that denies use on the DCT. You can see the DCT pads are bigger. Apologies to those that already knew this, but it was news to me and the Honda parts guy. Wonder if it is the same on aftermarket pads?
  8. VFR1200 Bikers Cafe, Dubai UAE

    From the album VFR1200

  9. VFR1200

    From the album Scottish Adventures

    © Alasdair Wood

  10. VFR1200

    From the album Scottish Adventures

    © Alasdair Wood

  11. Stob a'Choire Odhair

    From the album Scottish Adventures

    From the Loch Tulla viewpoint looking west to Stob a'Choire Odhair (Black Mount Hills near Glencoe)

    © Alasdair Wood

  12. From the album Scottish Adventures

    From the Loch Tulla viewpoint looking south to Beinn an Dothaidh (the Bridge of Orchy Hills)

    © Alasdair Wood

  13. VFR1200 and the Forth Bridge

    From the album Scottish Adventures

    The Forth Bridge with my VFR1200f in the foreground...

    © Alasdair

  14. My VFR1200 arrived

    From the album DubaiVFR Bikes

  15. Hi all Finally got around to fitting the HID-Xenon H7 bulb to the low beam of my 1200 this morning. I've posted previously about fitting these on my 6th Gen and they've proved so good at getting the attention of cage drivers that I decided to buy one (£50 - yikes!) for my 7th Gen. Obtained from HID City. Firstly, the screen, upper centre cowl, middle cowl (side fairings to me) and upper side cowls all need removing to gain access to the headlamp assembly, which unscrews via 4 nuts and disconnecting the single electrical connector for the 2 H7 OEM bulbs. There are videos on Youtube on how to do this along with the Service Manual available on download here so I wont go into removing them. Firstly, I needed to know where the ballast & igniter would fit without fouling the forks. The ballast fitted nicely but I had to cut away a few pieces of plastic as shown in the next 2 pics. The wiring for the HID-Xenon requires some modification, cutting & soldering of both the wires to the bulb and the replacement kit too, so I was a little concerned but it's worked out ok. To start, I put the new bulb in place and you can see the wires from it have different connectors on the end. That's because they go via the supplied igniter & ballast (not sure if it is ballast but it's necessary). So I now needed to move the weather cover from the original wiring to cover the wires from the new bulb. So cut the wires, swap the cover over and solder them back in place. Managed to use the oem insulation on the original wires, used heat shrink on the new ones. Next I connected the HID-Xenon all up... Then I re-fitted the headlamp unit and connected it up to see if it worked. And compared to the oem high beam bulb... I don't have time this morning to put the bike back together as I'm off to work shortly but hopefully I'll have time this weekend to re-fit the fairings and take a look at the beam distribution. I'm not worried as the 6th Gen has proved that these bulbs work in standard reflectors but I am aware that this mod is not easily reversible - well, unsoldering & re-soldering the oem bulb but it's not exactly a 10 minute job. I still have to hold all those wires in place once it's all back together and weather cover the 2 spade connectors into the oem wiring connector. The ignite will attach (sticky Velcro) to the inner side cowl. Still, the results on my 6th Gen are definitely worth it so I'll keep you advised.
  16. Best Looking Vfr___F

    So witch of the VFR´s, and F models, not R´s like the RC30, is the best looking? 1.1986-87 VFR750/700F 2. 1988-89 VFR750F 3. 1990-93 VFR750F 4. 1994-97 VFR750F 5. 1998-2001 VFR800Fi 6. 2002-09 VFR800F VTEC 7. 2010-> VFR1200F 8. 2014-> VFR800F And tell what color also of the model you think is best looking!
  17. Yorkshire Dales National Park

    From the album My babies

    Heading east above the Hawes valley, Yorkshire. May 15.
  18. Loading my VFR1200

    From the album DubaiVFR Bikes

    Loading my VFR1200
  19. From the album 2010 VFR1200

    Customized VFR1200 , VFR1200 , Saddelmen Seat , Two Brothers Exhaust , gutted and cut down high mount exhaust , vfr 1200
  20. From the album 2010 VFR1200

    Customized VFR1200 , VFR1200 , Saddelmen Seat , Two Brothers Exhaust , gutted and cut down high mount exhaust , VFR 1200
  21. Hi all, I was just wondering... How hard is it to filter traffic by VFR1200 with OEM panniers on? What is the total width of the bike with them on? (I guess wider than the two ends of mirrors) Are Givi V35 panniers narrower then the OEM ones? Any suggestion for narrower brand of panniers with decent look? (similar to the OEM and V35) Thanks.
  22. Centerstand Compatibility

    Hi All, VFR models are not offered by Honda dealers here in Dubai. I have bought a 2010 VFR1200 from the US, and expecting its arrival within a month. Since I am new to motorcycles, my question might not be valid, but it is a way of learning... Which centerstands (from Honda or other) will fit into VFR1200? Thanks.
  23. The book? Honda V4 : The complete Four-Stroke Story The writer? Greg Pullen I found this searching Honda on Amazon. For $8 you get an electronic Kindle version. This book is close to a complete history of Honda itself as Greg sets the scene for the evolution of the V4 against Honda's racing ambitions, Soichiro Honda's engineering quirkiness and the wider culture of the Honda Motor Company. It is a must have for any VFR owner. Very recent as it covers the 8th Generation VFR800. Has an excellent graphic of a VFR1200 too ...
  24. When life throws you a curveball, leave the stadium. Though you probably won’t find that on a motivational poster, sometimes a getaway is all you need. This time I'm armed with the trio of my VFR1200, my usual orange tent (sans its notoriously leaky rain fly), and a DSLR that still won’t autofocus. I ran away for the holiday, so for a few moments you can run away too -- hopefully on company time. As is now the custom, all captions/descriptions limited to 140 characters or less, Twitter-style, since modern attention spans are oh look, something shiny! Let’s roll.
  25. IMG 2324

    From the album Anything goes!

    Finnish police VFR1200
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