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  2. I have ended up ordering the Denali Power hub 2 as I expect to have a few accessories on the bike and got a good price. For what its worth the price quoted on sportsbikeshop.co.uk was £185.99 but discounted to £149 with free delivery, however I found it on mandp.co.uk for £109 also with free post, sportsbikeshop.co.uk will do a competitor price match also if you prefer to order from them
  3. Works for me when I add an item to my watch list. Then get an offer from the seller! Thanks!
  4. On my ‘09, thinking of installing a 190/55-17 rear tire. Anyone running a bigger tire than the 180? Thanks, Robert
  5. I get this on items I just look at a few times occasionally. It sometimes tips me over the edge and I buy it.
  6. Many times hanging throttle is a lean condition on idle circuit. Try turning the pilot screws out a half turn and see if it changes at all.
  7. Awesome, time to get re-calibrated to two wheeled travel! Hope to see you on a ride again, maybe next summer we can get the old crew back together for another throttle session. Enjoy!
  8. Thanks Captain! I am so thankful it seems like the Starter Clutch/Timing issue is resolved. I'm starting to clean up and photograph plastic and the cracks and breakage of the pieces. But Back to the engine... The carbs need synced. The hanging throttle might go away then.? The video was about 10-15 minute after initial start. Lot of smoking as cleaning junk and shit burning off the rear down pipes. Fuck its been a long time since I've herd my bike! And she seems to sound bad ass! All the brake light issues are done.
  9. Sounding and looking good! Great job so far.
  10. Finally made time to synk the carbs on KLE. And before that did pot O-rings under needle to give it more fuel as needles not adjustable. After that did a test ride that did show it runs good enough, perhaps a tad lean still but ok for now. Great fall weather for sure! And bike sure ride well and whit this bike no need to avoid paved roads in no so good condition or gravel roads.
  11. keny

    Anything goes!

  12. How about this one, it was 11 separate roundabouts and this is the current version
  13. Sup VFR-Nerds! Pro Tip: If you want something on ebay (Say, a Brembo brake master cylinder 😁), and the seller does not allow for the "Make Offer" button, simply "Add to Wishlist" and wait a few days. I have had luck on sellers dropping 10-20% for a "Private Offer" on many items I have wishlisted. Just watch your email. Shiny side up, Rubber side down!
  14. So...on a ride recently I went though a strange rotary. I knew my route, yet was unable to find it on Google Maps when I got home. Maps is behind. Because I'm me, this sent me on a journey where I found (drumroll, pahlease): This Frackin' Awesome Site! https://roundabouts.kittelson.com/Roundabouts/Search Hit advanced search and enter your criteria (route #, road name, city, whatever). Now you can plan your routes going from roundabout to roundabout. Most of the ones here in NC are ridiculously small and perfectly round. The ones in MA were HUGE! Now you can search by crazy things like including driveways, 3 lanes, intersection with highways, and so much more. Here's the one I was looking for from the plans I found online. Strange shape, for sure. https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings/Documents/W-5710I-public-meeting-map.pdf And...Magic Roundabouts...really. On a ride related note, I've been trying to hunt down low water bridges, without much luck. I'm waiting for a NCDOT person with a pulse to get back to me with a list of locations. Wish me luck.
  15. Yesterday
  16. What a great day! The bike seems to run well. Took it for a nice easy ride, pulls very smooth at about 60% throttle up to about 8000. 13.4 at idle, 13.8 at 5000rpm Rear brake bleed is no good...do over.. Rear brake light switch is intermittent. Front brake light switch is not working, i hear it clicking but i really haven't looked yet. I'm flippin tired! IMG_1087.MOV
  17. I was massively, massively lucky and picked up a brand new, unfitted Motad set of downpipes off ebay for the laughable sum (from memory here) of £36...back when Motad were still a going concern and were selling each half of the system for about £330! It was missing one of the header clamps, cost me about something like £18 just for that! Picked up the other half of the system as a factory second (It did have a Motad silencer when I bought it but with original downpipes and someone had modified the Motad so it no longer fitted the Motad pipes).
  18. Hah! I actually contemplated what color, and I chose red for those reasons. White would be for the general public.
  19. The red phone may refer to the hotline. To anyone old enough to know what that implied. Considering a late 1980's bike a red phone is apropriate.
  20. My confidence in Captain 80's limitless expertise has been shaken to the core. Everyone knows the courtesy phone is white. 😉
  21. I didn't put on this connector. Each half came crimped on the brand new stator and reg-rec out of the box. All I did was plug them up.
  22. That is very likely because the wires were corroded inside of the sheathing...so a new connector didn't solve much except for lightening your wallet.
  23. Thank you very much for the thorough description and good advise. Seeing such new downpipes almost make me tremble and feel warm inside 😁 The appearance of the rear down pipe looks familiar, except that the (at this stage) leaky zone is where the pipe from the front joins the "Y" although not quite as bad. I have a gun gum repair holding fairly well - at least the remains of this season. In any case it sounds like its soaking time and if the front nuts are nice and come loose a little copper grease to have it stay nice. This is not going to be sunday morning in the front yard. From the extents of the job I will - besides having replacement parts - start looking for a nice room where I can do this without stress, as it may be a project taking a few weeks if I do it myself. Again, thank you very much 👍
  24. The stator and reg-rec are new. This new plug should last some time, right? Nope. Should of done the solder bypass from the beginning. ah, well.
  25. Got some percels yesterday Whit some parts for the RC24. Got a little greedy and now I have 2sets of pulse generators, hopefully one set works, better both so I have a spare set. Thanks very much for the 86 us clock's V4Rosso! And the fairing inners that was missing from the bike I bought, well these are of a 88-89 bike, so slightly different, upper mouth match but not lower but they will work 🙂
  26. Last week
  27. Cool. Always an option, thanks! Gonna give my possibility a little more time to pan out. It will be WAY cheaper than that is after shipping.
  28. Thurn has the sidestand replicas available, 45 Euro unpainted.
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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


    2. martinkap
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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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