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  2. Forgive me if I'm missing something, but aren't you losing the main benefit of going to an R6 throttle tube by milling it down to match the cam profile of the original VFR item? Surely, if the diameters are the same, it's not really a quick action throttle any more?
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  4. Hi Madfox, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  5. Sorry I'm just seeing this. I sent everything to Jamie and let him take care of it.
  6. I thought mine were bad. This is on a recent purchase of a 02. I have replacements and will change them out soon. Previous owner stored the bike outside.
  7. motogp videopass is ~120 euro/year, has full races back to roughly 1992. As you may already know. https://www.motogp.com Valencia 2006 is kinda fun...
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  9. VFR4Lee

    Z Leathers Suit

    13+ years and I am still rocking this suit and boots, although they have had minor repairs, plus new sleeves due to sweat damage a couple years go. Custom and top quality stuff, well worth the money.
  10. I think it was that 1988 Laguna Seca 500 GP race that got me into racing. Saw it on over the air TV, and just had to get cable TV, and go to the races the next year. It's a great all day ride up the coast. Kevin Schwantz sticks in my mind, although I don't recall if it was because he had a good result, or crashed, picked it up and carried on, or what.
  11. Some pics from the 2012 WSBK Races at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, USA #7 Carlos Checa #66 Tom Sykes #21 John "Hopper" Hopkins - miss seeing him out there. Amazing rider and very humble. Very cool guy in person as well. Felt so bad when he lost the BSB championship. #7 Rear shot of Carlos Checa Forgot the turn numbers from this back section at Miller Motorsports Pack
  12. Hahaha....glad you are enjoying them! I'm enjoying your contributions to this thread as well. We are all jonesing I'm sure! I should try and find the MotoGP year in reviews, if they exist for the earlier years.
  13. Hi Everyone I would like to share that it's almost “pretty simple" to do the R6 inner throttle tube mod on our VFRs, leaving stock looks but making life for our wrist much easier, I'm loving it!!!!!!! I went to my mechanic fearing damaging throttle cables or not being able to properly adjust the cables, but I guess many can do this themselves. However it's not as simple as on the CBR, as per below link, as milling the actual R6 inner throttle tube is needed to fit our VFR "shell" - I apologize for not knowing the proper name. https://www.1000rr.net/threads/r6-1-6-turn-throttle-tube-install-lots-of-pics.70442/ So here you can see both inner throttle tubes, being the white one the R6 I've started to dremell the VFR "shell", as per CBR forum, however I believe that is actually useless on our VFR, as with stock R6 inner throttle tube it's impossible to bolt the "shell" back again. After trying to figure out why, we've reached conclusion that R6 inner throttle tube would have to be milled, as per below pic. Just put one against each other, and draw VFR "bottom" diameter with a marker Afterwards installing was a breeze=) I must highlight while installing, the whole piece which secures the brake and throttle etc which is on top of the right front suspension was disassembled, so to give more room to work the cables At the end, after everything being bolted back in place, the cable was too stretched therefore throttle not working properly, however after some fine tuning here, it’s PERFECTTTTT 😃 it really is!!!!! 😍😈😍😈
  14. https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/forum/33-usa-mountain/
  15. Actually, for the benefit of VFRD, you should keep them coming. As perhaps you've noticed, I'm jonesing for some world championship road racing.
  16. Ok thank you for the info, will check what's on ebay n see what I can find.
  17. Great pics! I love seeing these older pics and stories behind them. Makes it more special getting commentary from the person that took them. I would have loved to have watched these guys race. Thanks again for sharing and please keep them coming!
  18. St. Stephen, you are too kind...but thank you. I appreciate you kind words. I actually know Tony Goldsmith from Gold N Goose. An amazing motorsports photographer! Love love love these pics and the stories behind them! "on Lawson's tail at the U.S. grand prix!" that is awesome! I have met Rainey, Lawson, and Schwantz but this was well after they were retired. I still remember my first time to Laguna and cresting over the hill behind T2 and seeing the whole track in it's racing glory....then the sounds of bikes on track....then the smell of 2 strokes....ahhh......race fans smorgasbord of sensory overload. Hahaha.
  19. Here they are mounted up. Gold Valves installed with RT springs and braided brake lines in front.
  20. Here's how she (actually guess it's a HE, It's name is Aaron) looks now. I also eliminated the front under mounts. They were hitting the fender when the suspension was compressed in low speed maneuvers. All good now. Added some running lights in the turn signal bracket reliefs.
  21. It's in good hands. And a 750... There was a 86 VFR on OfferUp two days ago. All there, needed carbs put back in. $500. Gone in less than 12 hours. I didn't even see the ad until it was sold, and I'm on nearly everyday.
  22. Nice... i have been through some of those same places... great riding
  23. After sleeping on it and speaking with a friend (who thinks that the reason the stock exhaust was replaced was that it may have been dropped and the exhaust took the brunt of the damage because the stock can is so large), I'm going to try to negotiate a 7,000 dollar price. I may go with https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/rg-racing-engine-cover-set-honda-vfr800-2014-2015 to cover the scratched cover.
  24. It's been an age. My VFR is long gone, but I held on to a few parts. One is a very nice Sargent seat off of a 2006 VFR. It's Black CF with black trim, and it's free to whoever will come pick it up. In great shape, just needs a home. I'm in Southern NH and can workout any details. Please PM.
  25. Are there any CO-specific VFR groups around and/or groups that get together to ride?
  26. Goldcrown44

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      First ride of 2020
      Happy New Year to all 🎉🥂🏍
      Thought I would start the New Year off with a quick ride around my hometown. Had the usual hot conditions, but not as bad as the southern states of Australia are copping it, the bushfires are nothing short of catastrophic at the moment, best wishes to anyone affected, stay safe.
      Also decided to try out my Xmas present, a Canon 90D. Decided to stay with a DSLR as I have used them all my adult life (SLR’s anyway) and have a few lenses and accessories I will be able to continue using. Very happy so far, 32 megapixels on a crop sensor means you have to be steady handed or jump your shutter speed up a bit. Lots to learn as it has many new features over my old Canon 400D. Will hopefully post some good photos in the future.
      The attached photos were taken on the Strand in Townsville, there were two dolphins celebrating the New Year about a hundred metres off the beach, all very tropical. The VFR now has 30,000km on her and I have owned it for 3 1/2 years, still looking pretty good I think.
      Once again Happy New Year and ride safe.
       




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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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