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  2. Fuel Pump sensors?? You mean the Fuel Cut Relay, ECM or Ignition Pulse Generator? Suggest starting a separate topic for your fuel pump issues.
  3. Have you confirmed that the two wires actually go back to the R/R? Standard wiring for a 5th gen R/R does not have these wires. Awful lot of electrical mess going on there!
  4. Hi, new to the forums here, and I am looking to replace my fuel pump assembly for my 2005 VFR800. The local Honda shop says it is on backorder and won't be able to get a hold of one for probably a month or more 🤥 This bike sat in storage for 6 years with old fuel in the tank and basically the bad fuel melted everything. I have been warned to not get an aftermarket pump and I have searched online and found a much better price for OEM ($400 vs. Honda's $600) but everyone is backordered and says a month or more. Can anyone help in locating one? I'm desperate to get back in the saddle! 😜
  5. You can download the full service manual from this forum! Do you have the Service Manual ?
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  7. The only thing to be scared of with that bike is scratching it up - that's exceptionally nice. So nice in fact that my $.02 would be to buy some Chinese fairings for it and put those near perfect (at least from what can be seen) OEM fairings up in the garage some place. Can anyone look at that and honestly tell me that Honda is making anything remotely as attractive as that these days? I think not. Honestly - I wish it were 1993 right now and I'd have the 3rd, through 8th gens to look forward to. First thing I would do with that would be to get it warmed up and check the charg
  8. shes a bute!!!! if you know anything about these bikes i sure could use some advise on my rectifier and the two sensors that my fuel pump runs too if so thanks in advance and welcome to the group!!!
  9. Welcome Sp00ks. You've scored yourself a Great ride, she's a beauty. No need to be scared! A couple of hours on the seat and you'll back into VFR heaven. Once you have a couple of the electrical issues sorted the 5th gen is a bullet proof super reliable machine. If you don't have the Service history just go through all the basics, oil and filter, air filter, all fluids replace, spark plugs, brake pads etc. Enjoy the ride. Cheers
  10. Very Nice! Welcome to VFRD!
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  12. I've been out of the scene for a long freaking time, life, kids etc. I'm an older fella kids are grown, debts paid and I found my unicorn. I remember when these first came out and drooling over them. 1998 VFR800 18k miles, 1 owner, all original, no mods but the battery tender. I'm both excited and scared to freaking death.... I look forward to a lot of reading and research here, buddy of mine from another forum suggested you guys.
  13. So has replacing the wax unit restored your idle speed? Your battery might be the original and probably due to fail. Check your charging voltage. The 8gen R/R provides a very stable 14.5volts. You could have your battery load tested if you have any doubts, but suggest its probably due for replacement.
  14. Pretty funny everyone. But I'm not discouraged. All those f'n hooved forest rats will breath a little easier when they hear that, if I can make it, I'll be hauling my machine on a trailer. There will be more deer hamburger spread across the road if they get in front of my Honda Civic. Something just rose to the top of my concussion-wracked brain that may inhibit my participation. It's an animal but not a deer. I now have a two year old Siberian Husky that will need a dog sitter for. Volunteers may be scarce. And I am not comfortable leaving her with a kennel. Here is a
  15. Yeah, original colour-scheme was perfect for neon-'80s. But after while, it looks too much like toy from Lego or Fisher-Price. I tried doing Photoshop mock-up with just black seat, but that made it look too disconnected like mish-mash of parts. Most obvious to me was silver frame didn't match anything. Too complicated and messy looking like this one: So while I had it all apart, I painted frame & fork and it looks like much more serious bike! :) Sharp eyes will notice front-end is lowered about 20mm. I increased prelo
  16. You're welcome! Hole melted in piston was slightly off-centre and it got into edge that held pin. It rocked pin slightly and rod jammed piston into side of cylinder.
  17. Ahh..., that would be so awesome! A supersport 600 V4...
  18. it was the HealTech Gi Pro that I fitted but I also fitted the Brake Light Pro at the same time, it can be programmed various ways for when you shut the throttle it will flash the brake lights various amounts so drivers can see that you are slowing down before you use your brakes, a handy bit of kit and seems to be nicely made
  19. It was more than the manual idle could reasonably adjust. No recent service prior to the issue. Already had the unit replaced...Now battery won't stay charge....wtf
  20. Its surprising how many parts it shares with the blade. Including brake parts.
  21. Welcome DannoXYZ: That is an impressive resume, and you have already used it to help out on the Board, so many Thanks for that. I know what you mean about the 86VFR750, I so wanted one also at the time, but they were very expensive because of the tarrif's and I was shipping out anyway. Later on I got into first Gens, VFR's and a couple of VF1000R's, so I wasn't looking for one anymore, until this summer when one fell into my lap. I was helping a widow clear out a storage container full of motorcycles and scooters her husband had. I got them all up and runni
  22. Welcome to VFRD from across the pond! Where the F2 lives And seized VF400F's get taken apart too!
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  24. Great introduction post and photos! And an amazing looking VR500F. 👍
  25. How lucky we are to have such technical excellence on the board.
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      Another Epic Ride
      Lost a job recently so decided to spend some quality time on my moto. Took a 3 day tour of SD/WY, solo keeping a generous 6+feet distance from most individuals and animals (luckily)
      Day 1, left Denver and arrived Hot Springs, SD. I was immediately greeted by lovely twisties of Hwy 395/87 and the bison on a way heading to Custer. 
      Stayed overnight in the Center Lake campground, roughing it sleeping in a hammock (my first). Dipped to 48F overnight so I was a little chilly. The campground is awesome: clean showers, beautiful lake, wildlife around.. 
      Day 2, left the campground and I was immediately on the Needles Highway. I’ve been on it a few times so I did not bother stopping to take pictures because I was enjoying the road basically to myself early morning. The is super twisty and has a few on way tunnels carved out in the rocks. Epic ride! I continued riding to the Spearfish Canyon after a short stop for breakfast in Hill City. SC is another must do: flowy, moderate speeds ride! Left SD heading to the oldest National Monument in US. The roads around it are triple digit sweepers but kept it sane being alone and seeing some cops around. After a quick picture at Devils Tower, rode to my cabin in Buffalo, WY. 
      Day 3, after sleeping not that great, I stopped for a drive through coffee at Macdonalds:). I wonder if I was their first customer on a motorcycle going through a drive through 🤪. After slurping the god-sent beverage, off I went over the Big Horn mountains. It was a cold foggy morning in the mountains so I missed some of the scenery. The fog lifted as soon as I reached the peak, and I was happy to be able to see more than 20 feet in front of me. Again, did not stop for pics, I was just happy to avoid any potential collision with the wildlife and being warm enough to enjoy the corners. The west side of Hwy 16 is better anyways, smooth pavement and nice views. Stopped in Thermopolis, WY at Bear Cafe for brunch-great food!
      The canyon heading south of town is beautiful!! Then, the boring shit of 120 miles to Rawlins.. Not terribly so but after all the good roads, this was definitely a drag. The highlight of the ride back to Denver was a ride through the Medicine Bowl mountains (Saratoga to Centennial). Nice road and lots of snow still on the sides..
      In summary, the best part of my trip is the Black Hills, SD. You literarily can spend 3 days and explore some of the neatest roads and not have to go far. They also take care of their roads, and the wildlife is the icing on the cake: watch out for wild turkeys, deer and bison of course. 


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      VFR1200 Project Bike
      Hello everyone,
           First post here so a bit of an introduction.
      I am Coxy, I like taking things to bits! I thought I would come on here to document my VFR1200 project build. 
      I've built a few bikes in the past, the start was putting a TDM900 engine into a TRX850 chassis, I used this on the road and the track and it was great fun:

      Eventually I got to the point where I wanted a bit more power on track to keep pace with the big boys on the litre bikes, I ride at Croft and Cadwell mainly, so no massive long straights. I figured around 120bhp would be enough to limit the losses on the straights so I decided to fit an MT09 engine into the TRX.  Power went up to 120bhp, and the weight of the bike was slashed (the mt09 engine is 13kg lighter  than the TDM lump). I spend 2 years refining and tuning it on track and its now its this current condition as featured in Practical Sportsbikes:

      Fitting the MT09 engine turned out to be a lot more involved that I originally anticipated, and I ended up rebuilding the frame around the headstock and the top tube. 
      Here's a video of the one of the last session from last year on it:
      So, after all this i started thinking that I wouldnt mind building a bike virtually from the ground up. and I always fancied a V4. I like the look of the shaft drive VFR1200 setup, and after about a year of searching I managed to locate one at the right price:

      The plan is to use the engine, swingarm and wheels, and build a bike around that. I'll put another post up to show where I have gotten to so far! 
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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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