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  2. Sadly im revisiting this thread. The problem wasn’t sorted, i’ve diagnosed it as an intermittent starting issue and i’ve ordered a new starter solenoid since that is what I believe to be the culprit. This bike had been sitting for three years, being ridden occasionally according to the owner. The only thing that is consistent is when the bike is warm it refuses to start entirely, that includes in warm temperatures. I’ll keep you folks updated as I go, but so far I can’t seem to figure it out. I work at a motorcycle shop so I had the techs have a look at the bike and they are as baffled as I am! It’s a one off issue that no VFR owner has ever experienced before. Cheers lads!
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  4. I don't have the service manual, do you have a Link? I got a new NGK sparkplugs, if you see the video the motorcycle try to start it up with a little bit of gas
  5. 1. You fitted new Spark Plugs. What are they NGK? What part number are the Spark Plugs fitted? 2. Lower the Sidestand, what codes if any do you read? Are you still getting only 23 and 24? Was the bike running Before you changed the Spark Plugs?? Do you have the Service Manual? You can download it from this forum.
  6. 1- I don't understand, not ECM plugs? 2- no, I have sidestand up, 5 , yes , it's original, well that's the motorcycle bring with it,
  7. 1. What Spark Plugs, not ECM plugs? 2. Do you have the Sidestand Down? ECM will not flash a code unless Sidestand is Down. 5. Do you have the original ECM fitted? Codes 23 and 24 are for the Oxygen Sensors
  8. Hi!! Thanks for help me out, 1 - the plug are grey and black with 33 pin each one , 38770-MCW- K01, 8561-103073 KEIHIN 2- the Fi light remaining on never go out 3- only 23 and 24 4- the same 5- I'll to take it out, and only see 4 VID_20240522_172635.mp4 VID_20240522_172635.mp4 wire
  9. 1. What plugs did you use? Brand and part number. 2. Does the Fi Light go out as you hear the Fuel Pump stop after switch on prime, or does the Fi Light remain On? 3. Do you have any Fi flashing codes? 4. Bike in Neutral raise the Side Stand try a start. Does this make any difference to starting? 5. If the bike was running before changing the plugs, suggest refitting the original ECM. 6. Check your Ignition Switch wiring if you suspect you have the Pink security wire, see attached. If you do you must measure 9v on this wire.
  10. The process we used for the smc was to tilt it up 15-20deg and push the pedal down until it fully extends the smc, then open the nipple on the PCV while simultaneously still holdig the brake pedal down and depressing the smc, close the nipple on the pcv as soon as the smc is fully depressed and reset the system. We did this 15ish times both days. The result has been the same. Each time we bled the complete sequence starting with the front right center nipple and working all the way back. I must be missing air in the system, I just don't know how 😞
  11. The GoPro was a pain in the ass all weekend so I missed a lot of great footage. This is what I got.
  12. Hi!! My VFR it's a us version, there's no HISS on the tachometer , I just changed the spark plugs, then my bike won't start , I checked all negative (ground)point, the Fuel pump works the first 2 second, when I started up just crank it up, I tried to put some gas on the injectors zone then the motorcycle star it up, for a moment, so, I think there's not injection of gas, I changed the ECU and nothing , I read that there's a pink cable on the ECU , on the white connector, I checked there's only 4.5 volts, that's correct? Someone can help out?
  13. The XT350 has left the building Hopefully new owner likes it
  14. keny

    Anything goes!

  15. The ride before the ride. We stayed at Pineola, NC for four days. The roads were dirty and damp in places but still the best riding.
  16. Replaced the pump. I hit a bump and bike cuts out and the fuse is blown. Ground are good. Could it be the angle sensor. Bike did tip over once.
  17. Good news Ben. Gotta wonder why anyone would add a wire like that, crazy! Couldn't believe a dealership would do such a thing, how about the previous owner? Has to be the weirdest wiring mod I've ever come across, a setup that required both Ignition and Kill Switches to be Off to stop the Engine and the BAS useless in a tipover situation - amazing. Glad it's all sorted.
  18. Additional wire disconnected and all works as it should. Started checking all the connectors on the right of the bike and they looked like new, no corrosion, all still nice and shiny. Sprayed them all di-electric grease before reconnecting them. Still to do the rights and the front and to remove the earth block to make sure no problems comes from there. Then to fit a Voltmeter/USB charger When I have done all of that I will take her out and make sure the Fuel pump keeps going while I'm riding. Thanks for all the help guys. I think I'm going to come here a lot to make sure I keep this girl running as sweet as she is now.
  19. 2001 VFR800 (no abs), 55,000mi Hello friends, long time lurker, first time poster. I'd like to start by saying I know 100% this topic has been covered before, but I do not have the usual symptoms in the rear brake. I have a full dealers book and have followed the bleeding steps to a "T" and I have watched multiple videos as well as read multiple posts about bleeding the linked system. We did the usual procedure following the steps for the fronts (lever) and had no issues. Fronts feel great. We did the steps as follows for the rear (pedal): bleed right middle bleed left middle remove left front caliper and hold at an angle, use smc to bleed rear mc via pcv valve under tank bleed rear center bleed rear outer Rears now have to be pumped before pressure is felt on pedal. I thought I must have miffed something so the next day, after reading several forums here and elsewhere, as well as rereading the dealers book and watching videos, I attempted it again. The second time I was much more thorough with the bleeding between the smc and pcv, and still the result is the same. The pedal is completely soft and will bottom out for 1-3 pumps, then will have pressure like it should. I hear a noise at the smc for the first couple pumps, which tells me that it is "building pressure" but it goes away within minutes. I do NOT have the rear brake lockup that most people write about. This tells me that the smc is good and the rear mc return is not clogged. Please let me know if there is something that I have overlooked, I'm at a loss here. I've worked on lots of brake systems before but nothing linked like this. I am unsure of what to look at next. I appreciate your time reading this. Thank you in advance, -vfrnoob
  20. Throttle should have nothing to do with spark or no spark! Might be worth checking the ECM ignition enable logic..... The ECM Must see a Ground on either the Green/Red wire = Neutral Switch. OR the Green/White wire = Side Stand switch UP. No Ground = Dead Engine, no Ignition. Locate these two wires at the ECM and check for good grounds when in Neutral and Side Stand UP. Operate the switches a few times, make sure the Grounds to the ECM are consistent.
  21. Last week
  22. Two more posts from this trip, this is the next-to-last. Some interesting/strange bikes: Check out this motor. A cube four two-stroke displacing a total of 250cc. Two crankshafts: The front of the museum. Very low key but also kinda cool. When I was young I remember hearing about this fire-breathing monster. If you know the actual hp please don't comment, I want to keep the memory alive. 😉
  23. i do have iridium plugs in the bike right now (10 years old and 30,000km on them) and the bike still pulls and sings very strongly all the way to 12,000rpm consistently
  24. I’m not suggesting that you use the RC79 spec plugs in your bike, but an iridium plug might be better. Less faffing about with plug changes.
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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.

       

       

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      Lookout Mountain - Golden Colorado

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      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

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      Tommy-knockers Brewpub Idaho Springs

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      Idaho Springs Colorado

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      Mashtuns and fermenters

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      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

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      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

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      Echo Lake at Mount Evans showing off my new plate

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      Elephant Butte Park and Denver

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      Close up

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      Veefalo on Squaw Pass

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      Juniper Pass

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      Juniper Pass

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      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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