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  2. Dutchy Dutchy, I am so glad to see that you get another GEN four. I was so upset when I saw you had lost yours. I haven't been on much due to some family issues, but I still have my 97 and can't imagine a better bike no matter what I read about. Keep the faith my man. NACA ducts forever!
  3. Hi JETS, Thank you for your donation of --. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  4. Hi Howtech. A common issue here can be a poor electrical connection at the fuel pump itself. Make sure the two wire connection is clean and good. Make sure the Green wire is properly Grounded AND you are seeing a solid 12v at the Brown wire for two to three seconds every time you turn your Ignition to On. You could also be seeing an intermittent fuel pump issue, but first concentrate on good electrical connections and system first. Also, what is the status of you MIL light (EFI fault light). Is it flashing a code, or fully ON when the fault occurs, or just remains
  5. The Drill. Look in the electrical section of the forums. Wouldn't surprise me that your battery is toast. Have it load tested - auto parts store, Batteries Plus will do it for free. If a replacement gets it running, check votage across the battery while running, should be 14v+ DC. If not, The Drill will lead you through why not. If your bike has 20,000 to 30,000+ miles, the stator could be fried. Very common on 6th gens. So check the battery 1st, charging voltage 2nd and then look at the diagnostics in The Drill and report back.
  6. I saw the word Valkyrie and well , I'm a sucker..... I own a VFR and the Valkyrie..... Part of the joy of motorcycling is meeting like minded riders....... Jeez sp00ks your 5th gen is gorgeous!
  7. Nice looking bike. Love the Valkyrie too. That thing will just about snatch you bald-headed.
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  9. Hey everyone, In short, while riding my ‘07 Annie VFR the bike died. The fuel pump wasn’t charging the system. After setting there scratching my head I turned the key on and it charged. I headed home but it did it again. It did this intermittently 3-4 times and now it won’t come on at all. As of now I know it’s not the kill switch, not the 18 pole plug and either relays ( fuel cutoff or engine shut off). So, what do you think it could be? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!! Howard
  10. Gorgeous day and one of the perks of Covid, working from home. I decided to take a lunchtime ride. I had a destination in mind and turned onto a road that I thought would take me there. I was wrong. I found myself following a cruiser which ended up being a Valkyrie. Well the road led to one of the local lakes dam. I follow the Valkyrie into the parking lot and he stops beside a 80's Honda 250 with faring's. I'm not sure exactly what it was, sorry. (very cool bike) I parked an isle over, just wanting to take a pic of the bike. I hear a 3rd guy talking about his 98 blackbird. I spok
  11. Never used. As new. Priced to move. $250 +shipping in continental US.
  12. There's a little thing called "TRAC" on the left fork that might foul your brake plans. The spacing on the right fork is wrong for the CBR bracket as well. The wheel and discs is a bolt on. I did 1991 VFR forks on one of my wheel swaps so I could run the larger VFR discs that use the same bolt pattern. Ford Sonic Blue is also a perfect match.
  13. Good deals are out there, not sure why people buy new bikes with stuff like that https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/mcy/d/delray-beach-2015-suzuki-gsx-750z/7273922460.html Look at this guy 🤪 https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/mcy/d/miami-2005-vmax-only-954-original-miles/7277867138.html
  14. LOL! Always had a thing about the earlier models before sensibility and de-tuning kicked in. Not seriously looking at the moment - still have Africa just put on hold till things open up again.
  15. Quite story there Kiwi👍 I am stuck on treadmill myself but good to know there are people who live the life fully. I did the motorcycle endorsement on my ZRX in previous century, Lady wasn’t surprised but lectured me about not doing stoppie on brake check strip. Sorry, it’s my new bike lady ;-) Which TL you are looking for? Now and then I check for well preserved R model
  16. I received an answer on the colours from a Facebook group, will post below (with an alternative for the blue) in case anyone else has the same question. VF1000RE 1984 paint colours Fighting red Shasta White Candy Aleution Blue. Accurate Silver (Frame) The red and white can still be found on the paint computer lists , but not the blue . Hyundai Sparkle Blue is a 100% match.
  17. Yeah It has a Givi rear rack/ box
  18. No plan to swap the forks over. The only reason for the wheel swap was to change the front diameter from 16" to 17" to increase the tyre selection. I believe if I reuse the CBR600 calliper mounts, the callipers should bolt straight on.... I hope. My understanding is that CBR600F2 wheels, discs, brakes callipers and mounts can be swapped out using a kit supplied by Jamie. The speedo drive and CBR600 hub need to be modified. After that it should be just a bolt on change over. I have sourced the CBR600F2 wheels, discs, brakes callipers and mounts. They arrived yesterday. Still have not open
  19. You find a TL1000 with that kind of milage, stick it in a big suitcase and I'll shout you a trip to NZ. Yeah, did a m/c license test in California years ago on a GS750. The guy rolled his eyes when he saw the bike, but couple of minutes into the slow speed stuff he flagged the rest and said "so, you're already pretty familiar with bikes". Sold my R90/6 in Miami after a trip from Ca to Alaska north of the polar circle & back, then x-country via the south. Flew to England, bought a K100, did Europe & Turkey return, then shipped it to NZ. Many miles on it here before heading around O
  20. Those are very specific to the 88-89 VFR750F. Won't even fit the 86-87 VFR, let alone a VF1000R.
  21. Good bikes for sure, I am looking at KZ with Arata titanium exhaust and it is like wow looking bike. I wouldn’t mind building one like that some day. Funny thing I rode sketchy and obscure bikes by today standard but there was just no other stuff available back in the day. Nowadays big city expressways become crazy, I need all the good stuff on a bike to play and survive dodgeball.
  22. Are these the end cans the ones you’re after https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Terminals-Exhaust-Silencers-Approved-Marving-Honda-VFR-750-F-RC24-J-1988-89/294031945991?epid=5014484539&hash=item4475ab7107:g:JO8AAOSw9DNgNxg~
  23. thx for the info. Not my first bike, but the first bike I really loved was a '83 KZ1000J. I rode the piss out of that bike, did a couple 1000 mile rides on it, straight through mind you. (a lot dumber and younger then) so have a soft spot for the old inline 4 kaws
  24. What are you going to bolt the CBR brakes to? You plan on swapping forks too?
  25. Why not, after cleaning first with coca cola... 😝
  26. Great topic, thank you OP. I rather have bike to do more or less specific job for me. Why to mod if another bike can do different job better often for less money? I do mod, often extensively, but for a “good” reason. Fork tubes on my SV1000 got underchome corrosion (bumps) - time for gixer front end swap. In tank fuel filter issues, external filter mod... and so on.
  27. I find interesting how hard is this presumably dead concept of 600 being hyped all over the motorcycle media. Now being March do we know it is actually selling?
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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.

       

       

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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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      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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