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  2. Cogswell

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    Took Lolo Pass back yesterday. Repaving has begun for the balance of summer. It needs it - the pavement further up toward the summit on the Idaho side is deteriorating (visible in the photo). The Montana side is still very nice. I thought they might not be working on a Sunday - they were. Delays ran about 30 mins. total. I'd wager it will take at least this summer and next to finish it.
  3. Urbanengineer

    Engine stalling after warm-up

    Video always helps too. That’s troubling 😢.
  4. BiKenG

    Gear Indicator

    I would disagree with the above opinions. I think they are a fantastic benefit and enable you to ride better. To ignore them or condemn them as only useful for idiots who have no right to be riding a bike is either ignorant or simply missing the point, although I'm not suggesting the previous replies fall into that category. A GPI is most useful for indicating top gear and first. As the others have mentioned, mostly in between it is not so useful, however it can still be handy on occasions. I find it particularly useful when dashing between Alpine hairpins which involves a lot of changing up and down the box and without a GPI it is easy to lose track of which gear you are in. That's not to say it is required to be able to ride, but when rapidly shifting down from e.g. top into the tight hairpin that you know will require the use of first gear, it is handy to be able to glance down and so know when you hit first and can control when you make that final shift and also don't try to change down any further which can cause excessive speed into the corner if you get it wrong, or bad wheel hopping when you inadvertently change down too many gears at once. None of this is really necessary on track when you are repeatedly performing the same actions and changing gear at recognised places on the track, but when riding rapidly on unfamiliar roads and that require rapid changes of speed and gear, a GPI is most definitely extremely useful. If you do not find this to be the case, then you are not making the best use of the information available to you.
  5. braga2

    spring rate calulator

    Hello. Please tell what front/rear spring rates would be ok for 60-65kg rider fro VTEC? Riding style - sport touring, aggressive cornering, hard braking, frequently 2up. 0.85/17.8 kg/mm or 0.9/17.8(Racetech site) or maybe 0.9/19.6 (JD's table) ? Thanks!
  6. Darrenk

    Everyone...how is your bike wired to charge your phone?

    I’ve got a USB outlet installed near the left bar wired directly to the battery.
  7. Cogswell

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    Exactly - the topic is about the event, not technical questions. All members would be better served to keep the two separate.
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  9. Skids

    Everyone...how is your bike wired to charge your phone?

    Are you using it for Sat Nav? If so, then someone will be along soon. I don't use it for Sat Nav and if I'm away touring or even away for the day, I carry a small recharging battery which gives me at least 2 full charges before needing recharging itself.
  10. Everyone...how is your bike wired to charge your phone?
  11. weven

    To be different !!!!!

    DM you are clearly a Man with impeccable taste. More to comeeeeee.😶
  12. Auspanglish

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    It's the 6th gens that fry stators. 5th gens fry R/Rs. I have only seen 2x 5th gen stators go south compared to hundreds of 6th gen ones. If concerned do the multimeter tests for Stator output on all 3 phases and check resistance and continuity. It's in the workshop manual. You could place the bike on centre stand, place wide diameter basin below to catch the little oil that will leak, pop the Stator cover and check its colour and general visual aspect. Does it look like it's crispy dark brown or black? Have a little gasket goo for reassembly. But like I said, not common on 5th gens.
  13. E-Ticket

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    For sure, I plan on searching the existing stator threads as well. I only mentioned it here because the immediacy of the recent events that occurred on SumSum to a couple of peeps. Cheers.
  14. Dutchy

    Nameless July ride

    Glad to read you got off yer ass and rode yer 6th gen! Planning on doing bicycle rides as well?? Do they have saucijzenbroodjes in TN/NC??
  15. Grum

    Engine stalling after warm-up

    Hi infjdesign. You may have an issue with one or more injectors not properly shutting off, or possibly a ruptured diaphragm within your Fuel Pressure Regulator. Possible leaky Vaccum lines. An intermittent Fuel Pump could also be on the cards, do you ALWAYS hear your fuel pump prime for two seconds at ignition ON wether the engine is hot or cold? Strange, your symptoms are certainly not of a bike that "for the most part runs okay!" The O2 sensors shouldn't cause the radical issues you're having. The manual states with a faulty O2 sensor the engine operates normally, plus you said you don't have an Fi warning light. Is your bikes exhaust smokey at all? Does it accelerate Okay? When you say it subtly cuts-out is that just a hiccup or does the bike completly stop running? Have you had these issues since the day you bought the bike or is this a very recent issue?
  16. 34468Randy

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    I don't have an answer to that but you have a limited number of members who are monitoring this thread so even though there may be very experienced and capable people here, you are missing out on many. I suggest you consider posting a specific thread about this. You will get far more replies than on this thread I am sure. May the Gods of Stators and rectifiers be with you.
  17. E-Ticket

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    I don't want to turn this into a "technical thread" ….. b-u-u-t-tttt. 😜 A quick question: my '99 5th-Gen Viffer is now north of 50,000 miles. I have replaced the regulator/rectifier with a better unit … and I have the upgraded wiring harness thingy. But should I also be thinking about just replacing the stator as a "just in case?" And if so, what with? Stock unit? Or is there something better out there? T'anks! - ET
  18. rangemaster

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    Rangemaster made it home Saturday to Albuquerque just before the afternoon monsoon. Did another 100 miles after COS_VFR (many thanks) and I part ways in Limon Co. Great to have a riding partner thru some of the most desolate country I've ever seen. Great time, nice to see everybody and meet some new great people. Many thanks to Tony for a fun few days.
  19. I just bought a 2003 Honda Interceptor VFR800 ABS, it has 10,000 miles and for the most part runs okay until... After the bike is warm (180F) it will stall and die. It also will subtly cut-out around 5000 rpm (cruising speed). After start-up I can smell a rich fuel mix from the exhaust. As I begin maintenance and troubleshooting... Is this an O2 sensor issue? Faulty injector (no fuel injection warning light yet)? Fuel pump? Would purchasing a Dynoject Power Commander bypass any O2 sensor issue? Thanks.
  20. Watch this space https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/85354-5th-6th-vfr-800-header-build/&page=12
  21. weven

    Steering Head

    Apart, now confirmed, I have only checked bottom race and yes it feels notchy. (is that a word).. I am pretty sure I know what causes it. Dont ask because its a bit stupid really. Hint starts with Wh......
  22. timmythecop

    Nameless July ride

    .......also, yes that is Kanadian Ken taking a "Mid Ride Nap". The MRN, if you will.
  23. So today we did this thing. With 9 VFRD members, 6 children of VFRD members, chickens and 2 grandchildren of VFRD members. There were bikes too. I will let the other donkeys fill inn the blanks, but Corner Carver is building a Vee Four empire down here and that is groovy, since I moved to the same town as he did. Riding, eating (thanks Kebrider), horseplay, ice cream, pool antics and even a bike sale. I have sorta neglected the 'ol death trap and I havent ridden aggressive mountain roads in almost 3 years, so it was great to get out there on my new 6th gen. I had actually forgotten how much fun these sort of things are, and since my house is literally 20 minutes from deals gap, I should be way more active going forward. I also missed the fellowship that the VFRD community has. It is becoming one big screwed up family here. Join before we close the books. It was a day of firsts: My first ride on a 6th gen, my first time riding on top of a dam, the first time I rode a supercharged VFR, and the first time I almost hit a bear. (who was 9 feet tall if he was an inch) We've got it really good down here in east Tennessee, so get here when you can. Two bikes enter (the country), one bike leaves.
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  25. Cageless-in-Seattle

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    Home !!! I can't thank everyone enough for the assistance. Huntinggunns & VcFR for the 500 mile trailer rescue run and locating the parts. Corner Carver clan, Sweeper, Q-Dawg, and others for the wrenching. Here's to old friends reacquainted and to the new friends made, with every one being the best of friends. Thank you again, Kevin PS - Thank you Tony for another SumSum success.
  26. Cogswell

    Steering Head

    I don't know if 7th gens have the same spec - 6th gens call for the steering head bearings to be re-torqued at IIRC 600 mi / 1,000 kms. Mine were done and now at 50,000 km equivalent are still fine (knock wood). Even though they will eventually wear, that first service seems to prolong their service life.
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