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  3. Well it's been quite awhile since I have really done anything on the bike. I did find a left turn signal that was in good shape and reasonable. Same goes for the left hand passenger peg assy. Been looking for both for quite a while. Got the lens all smoothed out and polished and then started in on the passenger peg. Cut, drilled and ground out as much as I felt comfortable with and got it bolted on to the bike. I can't remember what I posted about the ti cam cover bolts, but they are on now and there was a .22 lb. weight savings. The left rear footpeg bracket shaved off .37 of a lb. I did drill out that fork bolt too.
  4. Happy to lend a hand if needed. Currently IT management, meaning a long time since hands on servers/db, but willing to make calls, review contracts, fundraise or whatever you need.
  5. Welcome to vfrd. Good luck with the build, there's a few nice examples of '90-'97 streetfighters on here. This is probably my favorite, I think it was a '93, not my work and I don't think the build thread is still available but gives you an idea of what can be done.
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  7. Nothing has changed as of yet; the certificate is still expired. Some browsers will ignore it after a certain period of time (still will show Not Secure in the address bar) and load the site without prompting. I'm currently in a holding pattern waiting for contact back.
  8. Post questions here. There also is a PM that goes out with info on deposit and payment info.
  9. So I am interested for a 6th gen header, I rarely come here but curious whether their is someone I can email to ask questions before committing? A guy came on one of the fb groups awhile back and mentioned them so I did some searching and got here.
  10. Well, activity sure has slumped... I do hope VFRD can be rescued! Ciao, JZH
  11. So...what happened? A few days of "Safari can't find this page" then VFRD life as normal. thtanner, have you stepped into the gap?
  12. I've made a mistake, I've put the VTEC slide pin holder upside down when I pushed the pin in. The valve clearance is in spec. The valve isn't binding anymore, so no worries about it being bent. Although it's still leaking, probably valve seat wear and/or carbon deposits. There's no easy way to fix that so I'll just call it normal wear and tear and move on. I'll adjust the clearances when shims and buckets arrive. By then the vacuum gauges will arrive as well so I'll test out the vacuum of each cylinder and do the starter valve sync. Lots of troubles when I do stuff on my own as I'm not a pro, but I've learned a lot and saved a lot of money doing this service myself. Boroscope revealed nothing fortunately. All looks fine.
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  15. I got an e-mail from the forum. "Man, the cert expires and a tumbleweed rolls thru VFRDeadwood." "Dead things go down river, mother." I poked my head in.
  16. Yet, here you are. So.... Thursdays are "safe" days? 😉
  17. I've stayed off of it for that reason. Any word on if there will be a download or way to keep the site active?
  18. Popups saying the site might be out to eat your family can't be trusted don't exactly instill confidence in visitors, I'm sure.
  19. Man, the cert expires and a tumbleweed rolls thru VFRDeadwood.
  20. There should be no need to bog down the poor web server with HTTrack. I am not archiving the site, but going to push to just continue it as is. I'd hold off on doing such things unless we're unable to keep things going. Those crawlers really spike CPU and Disk IO.
  21. I assumed previously that a bent valve could be from over-revving the engine. If someone rev'd it to 14k in a bad downshift and only this valve floated it could have gotten hit by the piston. All other valves are fine, which is weird as usually piston-valve contact ends up as catastrophic damage to other valves and sometimes the whole engine. It could be just a small amount of float happened and this particular valve took a small hit. I still haven't received the boroscopic camera, but I doubt that any damage would be visible even if there was piston to valve contact, as it happened more than 17k km ago. Any damage from a small hit would already be covered up by carbon deposits, while big damage wouldn't let the engine run at all.
  22. I don't have a solution for you, sorry, but a follow-on question for me would be "why is the valve bent?"...if it is bent. That would super unusual on a VFR.
  23. Definitely repairable if you bring it to a decent repair shop that works with plastics.
  24. Awww man I'd just finished rebuilding my 750 and wanted to come on and say "I've made threads before where I describe how guilty I've felt about letting the 750 sit in the shed but, hey, look at now, it's ready to ride!!!" 21 years is an amazing run and this place has been really good to me, even if I wouldn't necessarily consider myself a "regular" in that I pop in the odd time for a look, ask for advice, give advice, admire the photos, admire the layout of the place too! As my bio says I'm in Cork, Ireland and was visiting Atlanta before for some work stuff. I posted up on here to see were there are VFRD members in that area who would like to meet up and, lo and behold, I actually ended up having a burger in The Vortex with a member from here (who's name I now can't recall). There was a sense of community, still is I think. Thanks to @HispanicSlammer for keeping it going for so long. I really hope that @thtanner can continue your great work and keep this fantastic resource online for those of us with discerning motorcycle tastes!
  25. Thankyou for all your replies, I will have a look the weekend and let you know what I find.
  26. I did a ghetto leakdown test with what I got laying around in the garage. Put some valve cleaning liquid on the intake valves, blasted air trough the sparkplug hole. The valve is leaking, as predicted. Next I tried pushing the valve open manually, with a stick. There is a lot of binding, it's even audible, bigger force required than on the other valve. The valve bucket doesn't bind. It's the valve stem and guide binding. Is there a way to know if the valve is bent or is it some crud making it bind? The big valve clearance gap indicates that it's indeed bent 🙁. To remove the rear cylinder head the engine needs to come out. Then it's easier and cheaper to put another engine in than repair this one.
  27. Whoever is performing the archive, I am more than willing to setup a NAS at home to host an offsite backup image/mirror. DM me. I've dabbled in computer networking before, and I could make it so. --- EDIT: I may be able to use this FOSS tool called "HTTrack" and make my own mirror of the site. - I'll determine the size of the download, and I'll be off to buy a buncha hard drives. - I'll likely perform the task within a VM so I can work the process in tandem. I dont have many CPU cores, but It may help ++ If anybody has an ET for the hard sunset of the site, PLEASE let me know so I can gage how much time is remaining to get this done. It will accelerate my decisions.
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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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