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  2. You need an electric waistcoat. Best bit of biking gear I ever bought. Keeps your core warm so your hands don't suffer anywhere near as much.
  3. Dutchy

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    Unless they want to put her in the living room and just look at her that is.... (and there is nothing wrong with that either)
  4. I bought a pair of the Five WFX Tech gloves. They seem to be well made. Now It's not cold enough here to be able to give a report. I'll post something when I can give a good review.
  5. Burns

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    please please please talk them into something other than that horrid rear air shock... they were worthless new,.
  6. Rogue_Biker

    Cyclops LED

    I've used the Cyclops. Didn't like it. Problem is that LED "bulbs" are flat. The LED is mounted on two sides of a flat panel (imagine a ruler with two LED's on both sides). So the light comes out ONLY on two sides. The traditional halogen light bulbs emit light in all directions. The reflector on all halogen lights are designed to reflect a 360 degree direction just like the halogen light bulbs it was designed for. If you retrofit an LED that uses a flat panel onto a reflector designed to reflect light in a 360 degree direction, you will only get 50% of available light. The result is that you will have large shadows on the sides that the LED flat panel does not illuminate. Take a look at a factory LED headlight and you will notice the LED faces forward. Now look at the Cyclops light and you will see it faces left and right (or up and down). In a nutshell, you will get better results using an HID bulb at a much lower Kelvin brightness (around 4,000 Kelvin or less) than you would an LED panel replacement "bulb". Or you could just replace your H4 bulbs with brighter H4 bulbs. It will work better than the LED.
  7. Aficior

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    "Dutchy" is not the only person from The Netherlands following this thread. I enjoy reading your story and watching the pictures. I wish you all the luck and am looking forward to the rest.
  8. Dutchy

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    Fresh MOTUL 5100 10W40 this Friday!!!
  9. As long as there is no road salt, she will pull her (and my) weight..... The limitations are my (older) winter gloves and my inability to locate my 12V Powerlet inner gloves. "I put them in a VERY special place................ somewhere....). The Oxford grips get uncomfortably hot at 80% power on my palms. It is them finger tips that after 45 minutes of motorway blasting are paying the price for my core temps dropping. And I flat out refuse to ride a K1600LT!!!
  10. MadScientist

    Cyclops LED

    It's your bike and your money. Keep in mind that you are fitting a light that is not designed for the housing and not DOT approved. In the event that you are in an accident, your insurance company has the right to deny coverage and leave you liable for all the damages. If another driver is involved, you are also leaving yourself wide open to a lawsuit whether the lights are directly responsible for the accident or not. There are other technical reasons not to do this, but I won't bother explaining as most people will ignore them and believe the placebo effect anyway. Plus, you will be one of those assholes that blinds everyone else at night.
  11. Africord

    I am thinking about pulling a trailer...

    This, IMHO, is the best solution. I'm guessing this photo is of someone in VFRD. This is a UNIGO. And there is an archived thread here that discusses it. They are still in business. https://www.unigotrailers.com/ Classic Industries in Australia may have a hitch. The following site lists a TH55 as fitting a 6th gen. https://www.classicind.com.au/Shop/ Hope this helps.
  12. Africord

    Cyclops LED

    I'm thinking about these for my 6th gen. Has anyone tried them? https://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/Cyclops-100-H4-LED-headlight-bulb_p_192.html
  13. SEBSPEED

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    LOL! Thank you for the kind words! I'm happy to share & welcome all the hate, love, and questions you can muster 😄 (ps, black friday is coming, treat yourself and the bike to some new tools!!)
  14. SEBSPEED

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    That was perfect, thank you!
  15. Finding the limitations of the heated grips? I thought you would be in the car by now anyway. Poor VF, there can't be too many left being treated to such hardship.
  16. Life is a wee bit nippy at 3C @160KmH.... So my 25+ year old gear mountaineering gear (the elastic "pull"cord crumbled) came in "handy"
  17. Duc2V4

    Day ride recommendation near Irvine

    Rob, is the day you can ride going to be Friday 11/30 or is that the day you arrive? I'm trying to keep that Friday open but I have clients asking for me that day. I cannot turn down work at this time but if I can post pone it, I will.
  18. RobF

    Day ride recommendation near Irvine

    This is generous in its detail. Thank you for posting it. I can't tell if your buddy's bike is a GPz 750 or a GPz 900. I had a GPz 550 for a couple years. It was a pretty great bike! I was, unfortunately, young and broke. I did not take proper care of that motorcycle and it died prematurely of negligence.
  19. RobF

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    C'mon, man! The gap between the surgical artwork that takes place in your shop and the half-assed monkey wrenching that happens in my garage is comical. That's why I never let my 6th gen read your posts. She would just be so hurt and angry to learn after all these years that there exists maintenance techniques beyond adjustable pliers, a screwdriver, and copious amounts of electrical tape. I have very much enjoyed reading this and your other recent thread: https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/88146-pardon-the-nudity I know guys who have an engineer's facility with wiring schematics and I know guys who have an artist's eye, but I know very few guys who have both, as you clearly do. There is an impressive range of talent and craftsmanship on display in these threads, including the documentary narrative and photographs themselves. So much, beautiful work that is inspiring, educational, and envy-making all at once. I hope you will forgive that I hate you a little for it. It's really only a little bit of hate, and it usually goes away a couple hours after I stop looking at the photos. Usually.
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  21. TedJake

    South Dakota 2017

    Road Trip with Brothers Dave & Mike from KC to SD.
  22. Terry

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    Here is a link to VF500 service manual, hope that helps. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ad27li2uw385e9u/84-86 Honda VF500F Interceptor Service Manual.pdf?dl=0
  23. GatorGreg

    Greetings from the frozen tundra

    Congrats - she's a beauty!
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  25. SEBSPEED

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    Bought this 15yrs ago, it will last my lifetime and then some I think If anyone has pics of the cable routing pages from the factory service manual, I could use them
  26. Knute

    Greetings from the frozen tundra

    Seem like a you got a real good deal. I bought my '04 in '08 with 5k miles, now at 86k and still running strong. I think you'll be happy with it.
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