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  2. Skids

    16,000 mile service

    I appreciate that m8, but a little encouragement may get some folk to try it and discover that you can save money whilst enjoying yourself and getting to know your bike even better. Even if only 1 person tried it, that would be great, wouldn't it?
  3. Today
  4. Auspanglish

    Vf500F2 Aka Mbd Incubation Period At Least 52 Years

    You luggy fugger!!
  5. Dutchy

    Anybody ever refinished a GIVI case?

    I was doing just fine, until that oncoming cager did a left turn in front of me.... The camera angle makes it look very very high. In real life is was ok. Whilst the cases did end up being good sliders, the frame snapped so that was game over for redslut That topbox did get a second life though... 😎
  6. Dutchy

    Hello from Nebraska

    BRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPP!!!!
  7. Dutchy

    Honda vs police helicopter!

    Rides like a twat, he is an IWA I Want Attention Twat....
  8. Megadan

    Hello from Nebraska

    Got to go for my maiden voyage with the new suspension setup and the Guhl flash tune. Two words... HOLY $#@! It's a completely different bike, and entirely for the better. You are a wizard Mr. Daugherty. The preload is perfect, and I just ever so slightly had to add in a tiny bit more dampening to the rear from how it was set to suit my own preferences. This bike just darts into corners now, and I can take the same curves and corners at much, MUCH, higher speeds with complete confidence. I loved the bike before, but now I wouldn't consider anything else. The ECU flash was also well worth the money. So much smoother and controllable and definitely more powerful than it was before. It used to pull hard, but now it's like twisting a warp drive. The Coffman's shorty sounds amazing, and looks amazing too! I love my bike.
  9. Megadan

    7th Gen Coffman's Shorty

    Kind words sir, thank you. The pictures were actually taken with my Cell phone lol. Just had to get the lighting and perspective right. I love this paint, although being a House of Kolor pearl paint job, it's not too surprising it's so stunning. Does amazing things in different lighting.
  10. Skids

    Corrosion Block

    Has anyone used this and has an opinion on it? Thanks.
  11. Grum

    7th Gen Coffman's Shorty

    Have to be one of the best lookin 1200's I've seen. Look forward to your video/sound clip. Nice photos obviously taken with a Canon no doubt!! The paint job looks glorious in the sun. That Coffman is a Huge improvement in looks IMO. Lucky you. Cheers.
  12. exwifeschewtoy

    Honda vs police helicopter!

    I found this funny video today. Some of you may have seen it. It is really worth watching.
  13. Megadan

    7th Gen Coffman's Shorty

    Now that I have my bike back together, I can share some better pictures of how it looks! Waiting on some new batteries for my camera to arrive, so no video yet. I promise I will get one! Took it for the first ride since doing all of the upgrades. With the baffles in it is surprisingly tolerable. Maybe too loud for some, but I did not find it intrusive or irritating in the slightest. At 75mph in 6th gear it was more than quiet enough that I could comfortably take a long trip without it getting on my nerves. Absolutely zero drone I have a feeling that will change once I take the silencer and baffle out.
  14. Last winter I purchased and refurbished a Gen 6 RWB with 48,000 miles (to replace the same anniversary edition I sold in 2013). This year I want to finally make it to SumSum. Since I'm no longer a spring chicken, and the bike has no mileage on it since taking it down to the frame, I thought it might be wise to get a few rides in to make sure every nut and bolt is tightened, and to be sure my maturing body are up to the roundtrip to SumSum. Last week I made a loop though the mountains just north of Boise. The spring snow melt run off has all the rivers and creeks at full capacity. And everything is green. Two mountain passes at over 6,000 feet (nothing by CO Rocky Mtn standards) but still had some snow at summit and day time temps at about 40F. Open roads - literally an hour of backroad mountain hwy between cars). Just a beautiful day. And today I put on about 250 miles in the desert of So ID along the Snake River. Also good roads, nice weather and no traffic. Overall the bike is performing well and the old body is acceptable with periodic stops "to take pictures". SumSum is looking feasible. Cheers!
  15. sllik

    Back_Final_sllik.jpg

    Ooh Panda 🐼 i love this name! I named my bike Yin Yang 😆
  16. Recently picked up a 2000/5th Gen VFR with 91.8K miles, have few questions: 1-When I use turn signal switch, signals do come on for left and right, but no indication on the cluster, i-e no light. I can hear relay clicking too. What can be wrong there? Planning to clean and lube the switch assembly. 2-Rear brake is very firm and tight, have to apply a lot of downward force, can I make it bit more soft with some movement? I am going to remove the pads, clean that area, lube things and bleed the brakes. 3-Valves have never been adjusted, should I worry at this point or leave them as-is? If I look at them and they need adjustment, what do I have to order in advance? If I continue to ride like it, can I damage anything? 4-Front brake pads are going to be needed, can I use some of these ebay Kevlar ones for normal street riding? Would appreciate any help and guidance, thank you.
  17. sfdownhill

    Anybody ever refinished a GIVI case?

    Side cases as frame sliders is a very funny, albeit functional, concept. Cracks me up. My 5th gen came with Givi side cases that had silver door/access panels, and the right case had been significantly gouged up in a close encounter of the ground kind. I have had a friendly bodyshop guy do side-work (evenings and weekends, not through the shop he works for) paint on other motorcycle projects. He filled in the scrapes on the smooth door and textured black body, retextured the body and painted it black, then repainted both cases’ doors with Honda Italian Red to match my bike. Total charge was $250. Givi USA has replacement badges available. Here’s how it came out:
  18. 007

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    No, but I did sign up for the season pass and the day I scheduled my flight out is the one day we run VIR Full Course. It's proved difficult coordinating a bike there with my work schedule. I'd pay a reasonably trustworthy rider to ride my bike from North Carolina to Miguel's place before the trip.
  19. Lee 2002

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    I suppose this means I should really get serious about doing some maintenance.
  20. Good advice! Make sure you "un-stake" the nut as best you can before removal, and yes an impact will have it off quickly. If I remember correctly I just re-torqued with the bike in gear, and staked the new nut. Plan to do an oil change at the same time, unless he just did one....... Make sure to coat your clutch plates in oil. Some people soak them overnight, some just assemble them wet, but make sure they are completely coated - no dry spots. Follow the instructions in the manual and you should be fine. Hondabond, or Yamabond semi-drying compound is also good on anything that can leak oil, as it always stays gooey and keeps a nice seal. A thin coat on each surface just before assembly will do. Torque gently in sequence per the manual, first finger tight, then wrist-tight, then to spec. Takes about 2 hours taking your time, plus any fairing difficulties.............
  21. MaxSwell

    Anybody ever refinished a GIVI case?

    They do make great frame sliders don't they?! (blush). I prefer to consider it patina. A mark of someone who has gone places and done things.
  22. MaxSwell

    VFRD Spring Ride 2018 - INFO

    You are correct. When I met the Glorioso's at the meetup I realized my mistake. Do you still need a windscreen? T
  23. Rush2112

    VFRD Spring Ride 2018 - INFO

    Thank you, Terry! That was very kind... I read your PM, I think you have me confused with GloryRacer in regards to who changed your tire at Hog Tie... Unless I was reeeeally drunk... lol
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  25. Blake

    VF500F vacuum fuel valve

    Thanks guys. I did rebuild the vacuum side of the valve. I found out later that the petcock was not shutting off. Ordered the parts from NRP carbs in the UK but they sure are slow shipping them. This should resolve my petcock issues and return it to spec. Thanks again
  26. Lorne

    Need Electrical Help

    I don't disagree, but would point out that not all are capable of properly crimping or soldering, let alone weatherproofing said connection. Pro tip: only do this with a new stator, or at least pop the cover for a visual. That said, my '09's stator managed to fail without any wiring issues. Hobby horse: always closely inspect the starter relay, too.
  27. Lorne

    Back_Final_sllik.jpg

    I'm poking a little fun at the '09 VTec's black & white colour scheme. Some might have called it a 'panda'.
  28. Grum

    non start, no spark

    Kev. You've mentioned nothing about your Battery. Are you sure its in a healthy state.?? There is a voltage threshold where the injectors will not operate.
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