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  2. Hi. I am in exactly the spot as the OP (although it is only the cap piece that I am after). Did the OP (or anybody else) get anywhere with sorting a replacement? Moulding one myself is a little outside of my skill set unfortunately! Many thanks in anticipation of your help!
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  4. Hi. I am in exactly the spot as the OP (although it is only the cap piece that I am after). Did the OP (or anybody else) get anywhere with sorting a replacement? Moulding one myself is a little outside of my skill set unfortunately! Many thanks in anticipation of your help!
  5. Robborboy

    2017 Honda VFR800F homemade tail tidy.

    Seconding the $5 hardware store brackets. I even opted to keep the reflectors on. Can't even tell that it isn't an overpriced $100 kit.
  6. VARIABLE9

    Hello from the Midwest

    The good news is the service history and the recall completed. The potential electrical issues would be at least known, and fixes are well documented. If the money is right, you’d save a monthly payment or a big outlay. An 05 with 30k? Wdyt group? $3000? I’m not sure of values. A 14/15 like I said you may score for $8000 appx.
  7. TechRider

    Seeking Paint Removal Advice

    Forgot to mention that I switched from Goof Off to Brake Cleaner, which was 3-4 times faster to work with, and totally gentle on all plastics in comparison (no damage to or fogging of instrument lenses or windscreen at all). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Cogswell

    Seeking Paint Removal Advice

    Now that's a happy ending . . . you got your bike back, and it looks great!
  9. TechRider

    Seeking Paint Removal Advice

    Summer restoration done. Will tackle the finer bits when the season ends. Thanks to all for advice and support. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. TechRider

    Seeking Paint Removal Advice

    Locks purchased and in use now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. EX-XX

    Staintune re-release

    It's funny how many people say this (about the 5th Gen Staintune). I had one on my old 5th Gen (looked for several years to get a decent deal on a 2nd-hand one). In speaking to a motorcycle tuner, he reckoned that the flow design of the pipe actually wasn't the best. Granted, they're a long-term proposition, and you never need to repack 'em, but whether they're the "best" slip-on you can chuck on a 5th Gen in terms of flow/performance is probably debatable. My current 5th-Gen came with a small run custom high mount made for AB (and a few other 5th Gen diehards) back in the day. I'd have to get a VERY good deal on something demonstrably better than it to even consider changing it out. Frankly, I doubt that there's anything (including Staintune) out there that is "better enough" to be compelling...
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  13. Grum

    Hello from the Midwest

    Hi jsteham. Get the 8gen Delux if you can afford it, you won't regret it. Had three 6gens from new and they were Great bikes, but I cared for them like babies! BUT the 8gen is a huge step forward in refinement and fixing all the known electrical bugs of the 6gen. Here's what you get with the 8gen. Lighter weight, more nimble feel in steering, more confidence in cornering. Greater fuel economy. Better brakes with ABS and de-linked, easier bleeding. Five stage heated grips. All new instrument panel with fuel metering info, gear position indication etc. Traction control! Self cancelling indicators. Better rear vision mirror arrangement. Hi and Lo rider seat height adjustment. More suspension adjustment. Slightly greater under seat space. Radiators moved to the front giving a sleeker front appearance and narrower look. The ability to add a Quick Shifter = fast clutchless up shifts. Electrical issues solved. No reports of any Stator burn ups. The 8gen now has forced oil cooling on the stator, the electrical loads are lighter having LED headlights, and a greatly improved and efficient R/R. External fuel pressure regulator has been removed( known problem causer 6gen) speed sensor and coupling have been removed (speed sensed from the ABS on the 8gen). Compare all this to a 13 year old bike with three previous owners. Who knows how it's been cared for. Well there's my two Bob's worth. Good luck with your choice. Cheers.
  14. 3dcycle

    Staintune re-release

    I have always read it like sta-in-tune I could be wrong on this and I most likely am wrong. but that's what I am going with.
  15. jstehman

    Hello from the Midwest

    30k on the 2005. They claim the valves were inspected at 16k and no adjustment was necessary. New chain and sprockets. New front brake pads. Wiring harness recall was done by Honda. Its a 3 hour drive for me to see it so it needs to be worth it. [emoji23] Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  16. Lorne

    Hello from the Midwest

    As V-9 says, there are some issues common issues that affect the '02-'09 VTec series. However, they aren't insurmountable otherwise no one on the list would still own one 😉 The full service history of the '05 gives some piece of mind, and the cost saving over the '14 would cover an awful lot of repairs. What mileage on the '05? The rear shock tends to last scores of thousands of miles, and unless you are a track-day demon the oe unit is adequate. What condition are the tires, chain & sprockets, battery, and rec/reg + stator? If they are good then you likely won't have any unexpected repairs in the near future. Wouldn't hurt to have an unbiased assessment, though.
  17. jstehman

    Hello from the Midwest

    Ugh looks like a lot of electrical.. main fuse, R/R, headlamp wiring, grounds. I'd love to have a bike that's paid for, but not have to worry about chasing wires.. plus added costs of maintenance related parts on a 13 year old bike. Brake lines, caliper seals, wheel bearings, neck bearings, rear shock is probably worn out. They're the third owner so who knows what the other p.o.'s have or have not messed with. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  18. Terry

    RC51 forks on a 5G questions

    My only suggestion to find interchangeability between models is to look up the part number of the part for the model that you know will fit, and see if that part number is also listed for any other models. I use Partzilla's website for that.
  19. Like I stated earlier, I didn't like these so called engineered eliminators so I made mine out of a security light bracket which was spare and new. Already matt black and looks like it is made by Honda in my opinion. No cutting or sawing. Works a treat.
  20. Lorne

    Michelin Road 5

    I'm a long-time Michelin user: firstly a set of Michelin Pilot Sport on my '99 VFR800 back in March 2000, and since then I've mostly times chosen Michelin. So, in May I opted for PR5 on my VTec prior to my summer trip to California. After ~5500 km / 3500 miles: - My seat of the pants impression is that there is a strong family resemblance with the other Michelins. - There seems to be no cupping yet on the front, and both seem as true as ever - no headshake. - Still have a neutral feel, especially at low speed. As they wear some tires feel positively truck-ish, especially when loaded with luggage. - I am a lousy predictor of tire life but these PR5 look good for several thousand more miles. - Fwiw, I use 36/42 psi, hadn't noticed much loss over the miles. - temps ranged from 2 to 35 ℃, about 35 to 95 ℉, and only a few damp roads. These pics show they look now:
  21. SimonGreene

    Hello from the Midwest

    Hello, Ive not rode the gen 6, and am new to the gen 8 but can already tell you the gen 8 is a great bike to own. Its more refined than alot of other bikes, with a built to last kind of feel. Not the fastest but by no means slow. It just seems to do everything you ask it to do with ease. People who know bikes all seem to admire and respect them (already lots of positive comments). So all in all it fits well with that want for a bike for years to come. All the best Simon
  22. Chad

    1994 tach dead

    Thanks all for the info, this is great! I need to chisel out some time to tear into it, will update with what I find. Anxious to get it fix, want the bike to work as good as it looks!
  23. fatshoutybloke

    Hot weather fuel problem?

    Yes, hasn't happened again... yet.
  24. VARIABLE9

    Hello from the Midwest

    read Up on the electrical gremlins of the pre-06’s (I believe that’s the year cut off). There was a recall so check the vin. I’m not saying that’s a reason to not buy an 05. Just saying to edumacate yourself.
  25. I'm trying to decide on whether to buy a 2005 well maintained service documented VFR with cash, or get trade credit/ cash down and finance a new 2014 Deluxe. I'm planning on having this next bike for years to come, so I'm leaning towards getting the 2014, but I'd like help being pushed over the fence. [emoji16]. Is the 8th gen really that much better than a 6th gen? Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  26. VARIABLE9

    VARIABLE9’s V4 VFR VICTORY

    Well in the absence of anything to do to the VFR (still waiting for connector pins from Japan), I cleaned this off and took photographs of it to sell. Also rode it around the block, wow what a seating position compared to the VFR! Now I remember why I’m moving on from it....
  27. Thumbs

    Hot weather fuel problem?

    Is it any better now we've got our normal summer back?
  28. VARIABLE9

    Museum Condition 5th Gen

    Haha, that happens to the best of us. Fun fact, I’ve driven a 4WS Prelude in red when it was new.
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