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  3. Try a start with the Side stand Up. Also did you at any stage start the engine from cold for a minute or two, then shut the engine off, still cold? This can create a flooded situation the next time you try and start, just won't fire up. See attached flooded start procedure. Having the throttle fully open shuts off the injectors to purge the engine of excess fuel.
  4. Just curious...what stator upgrade? Do you mean you installed a 2003+ stator and flywheel? @Duc2V4 has done this one:
  5. Need troubleshooting. '02 6th Gen. Today I got to the SH847 and Stator upgrades! Wired everything up correctly - checked twice and watched a few videos. Two wires - red and black to proper battery terminals & three wires, all yellow, to stator wires. Dielectric grease on the new mosfets. Disconnected old R/R connector and sealed it up in case someone someday wants to use it. Lights on, dash lights good. FI primes and light goes out. Starter spins.. No fire! No ignition. Not even trying. Just dead spinning engine. What do I look for? I have double checked all the other plugs that were moved or disconnected are now reconnected, clicked together and seated properly. The bike started fine before I took it apart - the problem was a toasted stator not charging the battery.
  6. Put a couple of (paint?) marks on the hub and swing arm to confirm whether or not the hub is actually moving.
  7. What is resistance (ohms) between each ground points and battery negative terminal? Do you have special break-out box to measure signals at ECU connector?
  8. 3rd gen with a high mount exhaust and rear grab rails and a rear seat cover. That is nice! My 3rd gen I just picked up is a either or as far as the rails and seat cover go. Would like to see a close up of the set up. My 91 I had in the UK had no rear cowl so I have no clue how that works A NR,.........NR..........NR...............nuff said.
  9. Good job with the engine swap over. - Check the wiring and connections for main fuse B 30amp, next to your starter relay, its the main power for EFI. It can suffer badly from heat stress, see attached photo. - Recheck the orange earth block located in the wiring loom above your chain guard inspect it very closely. This earth block in notorious for causing the issues you have, especially multiple sensor and fuel pump issues along with random Fi light comming on and complete shutdown. There will be two wires that actually go to ground. Make sure these have continuity back to the battery negative terminal. Make sure every other wire has good connections to the buss bar and no sign of heat stress. See photo. - Make sure that with Ignition to on you are measuring virtually battery voltage on the Black/White wires at your Fuel Cut relay. This is the main 12v for All your EFI stuff. - Make sure your battery is healthy, fully charged and terminals are clean and tight. Any ECM Active Fault Code will be displayed provided - Sidestand is Down, Ignition On, Kill Switch to run.
  10. Hello, first time poster here. I'm trying to get to the bottom of my fathers VFR, it's being a real pain in the ass. The bike in question is my dads 1999 VFR. He is the original owner and bought it brand new in 1999. He started having intermittent check engine lights a year or so ago that didn't seem to affect performance. It has 120,000 miles on the clock, and about 3 weeks ago when I came home from work he told me his bike was making what sounded like rod knock. I listened to it, and it sounded horrible. I drained the oil and pulled the oil filter. Tons and tons of tiny metal fragments that looked like glitter poured out of the oil filter. So, I found a 10,000 mile 2001 VFR engine on ebay available locally. Swapped the engine last week and it went well. I found crispy and burnt stator leads while doing the swap. Swapped everything over from his old engine like the throttle bodies, exhaust, etc. I also hardwired the stator leads to the reg/rec leads. Took it out for a test ride, and everything felt great until maybe 10 minutes in. Check engine light comes on, performance seems normal at first. I continue down the road some more and notice the throttle response is getting worse. Trying to rev it up from an idle it would stumble like crazy and take a full second, maybe even 2 seconds to rev up. If I shut the engine off and restarted it, it would run perfectly for 5 minutes then FI light would come on and then the performance would decrease. I repeated this procedure numerous times and it was extremely consistent. I checked the stored codes when home and I'm getting TPS, baro sensor, and MAP sensor codes. These were the codes it would previously throw before the engine swap. I tore the bike down and began trying to diagnose. Here's a list of everything I've checked so far. Tested charging - Peaks around 13.6 volts slightly above idle Stator leads were hardwired to regulator leads after finding the connectors were melted Tested TPS, MAP, and Baro sensor - All within ranges listed in manual Tested voltage from TPS leads - Within normal range Ground block in wire harness looks brand new Ground on frame is solid No damaged or exposed wires anywhere along the harness Fuses good ECU connections look good All vacuum lines in good condition, cleaned out, and going to their proper locations I'm at a total loss of what to do next and very frustrated. Anything I could possibly be missing?
  11. Based on what BLS is stating. If the chain has too many links or is badly stretched then the ecentric bearing holder will be towards the 3 O'clock position, not ideal. Confirm the Chain Length. Count the number of chain side plates, for a 110 link chain you should count 55 side plates inclusive of the master link.
  12. Check to see if the Axle rest at the 6 "O" clock position (Sweet Spot) which affords the greatest ride height... rotate the cassette forward and the axle rest towards the 9 "0" clock position which affords less ride height... rotate the cassette backwards and the axle rest towards to 3 "0" Clock position which affords less ride height not to mention possible slippage...
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  14. I'm afraid of stripping threads so I go by manual for most torques, 74nm. I'll update here if I hear anything.
  15. Strange haven't ever had that happen. Perhaps some oil contamination may have gotten in. You could try loosening the pinch bolt off and spray some solvent like brake cleaner spray into the split near the pinch bolt, work the ecentric back and forth, hopefully this might clean out any crud and make the clamping better. Have never needed to torque the pinch bolt, just use a single hex socket and wrench, very firmly tightened, never had issues.
  16. My friend's VFR chain keeps becoming loose, literally after a few miles of riding. Adjusted the sag, torqued the eccentric hub(?) pinch bolt correctly. I have worked on my VFR and know how to do this. The chain is in good condition, I can't fathom anything else causing the chain to become very loose that soon. Has anyone else had this issue? Could grease on the hub cause it to slip like that? I've only had experience of mine and I've never removed it or touched it, and it adjusts and pinchs just fine. Currently they took it to a mechanic because I wasn't around for a while to check it and they aren't mechanically minded. Just wondering what the cause/price to fix could be.
  17. sounds like prime-candidate for new series-circuit regulator SH847 upgrade. These don't run stator at 100% fulltime like older shunt-circuit regulators. Stators stay much cooler and never burn up. Regulator itself stays cool as well, can touch it after ride and you won't get burn like older units.
  18. Awesome work! :) There was probably something off with flapper sync & adjustments and disassembly/reassembly with disabling probably fixed your problem! So nice when bike runs as it should.
  19. So success... I think.... Rode it today with the Delkevic exhaust (with the dB Killer installed) and its still running really well. Idle still a little high but only by 100-200 RPM so I'll deal with that at some point. It rode as well as it did the other day, but obviously sounded much better. I did notice that there was less popping/crackling with the exhaust off-throttle - it was pretty obnoxious before. I was very careful to torque everything down to spec this time (hey... its a science experiment...) and I do wonder if maybe I was sloppy on the last couple installs. Not saying it contributed to the symptoms overall, but and interesting observation none-the-less. The only other variable is that the weather is a little cooler/drier that it was a couple of weeks back. Saturday was cool, and today was low 70's. 2-3 weeks ago it was mid-high 80's. Alas, I can't test for that for 9 months at this point 🙂
  20. The problem with the pre-'14 vtec engines is a lack of oilflow over the stator, allowing it to fry overtime. I'm not sure how the mk1 crossie is in that respect, my guess is that it still has the problem.
  21. The US DOT made them have an extra light. If you look at a US taillight there's a solid panel where the Euro version got a clear (frosted) panel. I got a Euro light with a piece of bodywork I bought and am gonna switch over this winter.
  22. lovely looking bike and THE best colour, just wondering about the number plate light, is that a standard fitment?, just wondering as they are different here in the UK, mine is built flush into the tail unit, just curious really
  23. Thanks everyone for your comments. I will stick with the Type 2 Coolant from Honda. (Blue) I think its even cheaper when you buy from an auto dealership or possibly online than a motorcycle dealer. Ride Safe.
  24. For Zerex (what I’m familiar with), it’s right in the first line of their product description. I’d think most modern coolants would conform to modern requirements, but, YMMV. Always best to read the label, with any product. https://www.valvoline.com/our-products/antifreeze-products/zerex-asian-vehicle-antifreeze-coolant
  25. In stark contrast to today. Beautiful bike HD, many happy miles!
  26. According to the Service Manual coolant capacity including reserve tank = 2.68ltr. 200ml is only 7.5%. Whether that could cause any long term issues, who can accurately say? You could siphon the reserve tank then fill it with the correct stuff. There's a good chance none or very little has entered the main radiators.
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      December 2020 Southwest
      The second week of December I went down to the Southwest to see a bunch of big rocks.
      Read all about it on my blog: https://crotchrocketeer.blogspot.com/2020/12/snowbird-december-2020.html
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      Money Shots:  Your beautiful picture of your beautiful VFR in action.
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      Juniper Pass

      I took a day off from work and also from my bicycle training to take out the Veefalo one last time before the weather turns ugly, supposed to snow the rest of the week and possibly start sticking to the ground along the Colorado Front Range. I took a leisurely pace up hwy 105 toward Morrison and got reacquainted with the bike since its been over a month since I took any sort of twisties on it at all, hwy 105 is a scenic ride along the front range between Denver and Colorado Springs, its mostly easy fast sweepers and lite traffic so its a favorite road of mine when going north. Then I have to negotiate a bit of traffic near Highlands ranch and up hwy 470 into the mountains. I decided to take the Morrison Exit and try either Lookout Mountain or head up Golden Gate Canyon - this time it was Lookout Mountain, I was sort of making it up on the fly as I went along. Lookout Mountain is my old bicycling haunt from my days while I was working at Coors, its a killer ride and all uphill - I don't think I could do it today If I had to, not quite there yet! I saw a whole bunch of riders doing it though and wished I was in shape enough to be there doing it as well. 30 more lbs and I will be able to do it! On this day I would do it on the Veefalo instead.





      I took a video from the gateway to the top at the Lookout Mountain State Park, getting past riders, the guy in the green jacket actually pretty much astounded me with how far he had gotten in the short time it took me to set up my camera, some 3 miles at least and up to the gateway from the turn off at hwy 6! Amazing I thought. I took the first two turns slow then got more comfortable as I went up further, till I was doing well, I made some gearing mistakes and took the tight 15mph marked hairpins in the wrong gear so I lugged it a bit on one or two. Still enjoyed it though and then got off at the top and hiked over a rock outcropping for an overview of the road for the pictures below.




      Lookout Mountain - Golden Colorado


      Zoomed in


      Lookout Mountain Park top of the mountain

      From there I headed up interstate 70 to Idaho Springs for a beer at the Tommy-knockers brewery, I was the only customer in the joint - slow day for them so they treated me like a king! I got a nice tour of the place sort of impromptu, they made me a nice Pastrami sandwich on rye and with the brown ale it was fantastic. I must say the beer is much better there than in the bottles - its always good at the brewery. I am glad I stopped


      Tommy-knockers Brewpub Idaho Springs


      Idaho Springs Colorado


      Mashtuns and fermenters


      Rows of fermenters

      I finished my lunch and since the road to Mount Evans is right there I headed up Squaw pass hoping to get in some nice pictures I wasn't expecting what I found, ICE IN ALL THE SHADY PARTS


      Icy patches on Squaw Pass definitely taking it easy on that road

      There were some section where the ice covered the whole road for 300 yards or so I had to roll through it with my legs out to help keep the bike from sliding and falling over, I took it real slow. A Ford pickup was right behind me so I pulled over to let him pass but the guy was going slower then even I was so I pressed on - in places where I could see I just cut over to the oncoming lane and out of the ice where the sun was shining on the road more, but some places there was not alternative so I just had to go slow, good thing it wasn't slick but rather they tossed some gravel over the worst parts so I had some traction!

      I did stop for pictures in all the best spots


      Echo Lake at Mount Evans showing off my new plate


      Elephant Butte Park and Denver


      Close up


      Veefalo on Squaw Pass


      Juniper Pass


      Juniper Pass


      Mount Evans

      My route A is home B is Tommy-knockers


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      Not that it matters and not that I expect anyone had noticed, but to those who sent me "where are you?" I would like to say I am back. Not only that I am officially returning to VFRD after nearly 2 months break but I have also ridden my Hawk last weekend and had FUN! Let me restate that; I had major fun riding! Something I have almost given up on.

      Most of you have been riding your whole adult lives and riding is not only a hobby to you, it is part of you. But I started riding three years ago and even though I have encounter some setbacks, till this spring I loved riding with whole my heart. However, I have always considered riding as my hobby. As a hobby which suppose to make my life better, more fun and more rich. Life is too short to do something which we don't fully love.

      My love of riding received a first major scar this spring: I lost a friend on the racetrack. He was a total stranger who offered me his help after I lowsided at CMP track last year. I still remember hearing his "Hi, my name is Todd, do you need help?" while I was duct-taping my roadrash from ripped jacket. He helped me straighten up the shifter and we kept in touch. The next time we saw each other was the day he died.

      With 9 months delay, I can say that Todd's death shook me more than I have realized. It rooted fear in me which was fueled by seeing and hearing about others getting hurt over and over again. If I was to summarize this year - it would be one big accident report. I became sensitive to every broken bone, every roadrash, every lowside. And even though I did 10 track days this year, I became slower and slower and slower. Suddenly, I have acquired this 'grandma' riding style on the road, frozen with fear that behind every corner there is car standing in my lane, or major sand trap or deer staring at me ... I was crippled with fear not only for me about also for my fellow rider.

      So, at the end of this year, I rode more and more by myself. I could not bear the feelings of responsibility for others on the road and my lines were crippled by my own fears. It all culminated this fall at WDGAH. In a freaky accident Love2rideh82crash was taken down by a truck crossing into our lane. I was done. I finished the weekend, locked the VFR into a garage and took a break.

      Until the last weekend, I pretended that motorcycles do not exists. As a last instance after 2 months break from riding, I decided to go to CMP track to see if I can still have fun. I also felt like I should go for the memory of Todd. I went and I had fun! I had much more fun than I expected and the most fun on track I can remember. Suddenly the whole track connected into an uninterupted line of turns and I felt one with the bike riding around! I was giggling like a little girl in my helmet and keep on giggling ever since smile.gif

      Granted I was not the fastest one and through out the weekend, I have never exceeded about 60% of my riding abilities, but I had no "oh-shit" nor 'blond' moments. I could have maybe go faster, I could have brake later for the turns and I could have lean further, but I am no Rossi nor Stoner. I decided to ride for fun and I had amazing blast riding well within my comfort zone.

      I was proud of myself when, after bandaging Ricks arm, I was able to distance myself and go back to riding without the year-long fear. I did feel bad for him but the feelings were not crippling my lines nor my mind. And when a total stranger came to me and said "Hi, my name is Todd", my heart stopped for a minute though but I suddenly knew that my life went a full circle. I probably will never win MotoGP :idea3: , but I am back! :wheel:

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