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      I'd bought this VFR less than an hour before and only had enough time to grab a few photos. This was June 6, 2011 and the VFR was n.o.s. with less than 100 km.


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  2. Never been an issue with all 4 VFR800's I've owned with after market exhausts fitted, 1200 shouldn't be any different. O2 sensors means ECU runs in closed loop so air to fuel ratio is continuously optimized. Think you're worrying about nothing. I'd probably go back to the OEM type airfilter if it was mine! Good Luck with the bike, take it for a good test ride. Check it's maintenance history. Coolant change, brake and clutch fluid replacement - should have had a few of those! Oil and filter, etc. P.s. I'm sure there was a rear wheel drive unit issue recall for the early 1200's. Make sure this has been done.
  3. Well stock RC45 gears were used by non factory teams as normal with chain sprocket ratio changes only. Factory teams would have specific ratio boxes made to assist if WSBK rules allowed for that back in the day. But AFAIK they never had a cassette gearbox, so would have had to strip engine to change ratios !? Either way the boxes are strong. Stories of damaged gearboxes on RC46 VFR's are rare.
  4. Note... this is an auto (dct) bike. Bigger rad, and harder to find.
  5. Off Ebay. From a company based in Australia, but item camevfrom Hongkong.
  6. I'm kind of flabbergasted to hear multiple stories about the transmission issues here. Im sure theese are Na bikes yes? I have absolutely abused my bike for 30k km with 100% power increase in mind just making Shure of proper shifts before wot. Absolutely no hickups before and now that I'm building a map slowly I have transmission parts in my sump. Can't wait to see this with my own eyes!
  7. Hello all, I've found a 2010 VFR1200F I'd like to buy. My concern is that the current owner has been running a DAM muffler with a K&N air filter in it. Without a tune on the ECU to compensate. The bike also has a Bazazz Z-Bomb installed. Normally, the combination of a free flowing air filter & more open exhaust would tend to make the engine run lean. I had a similar situation with another bike I bought years ago. The bike was running lean. I could tell by the White deposits on the spark plugs. I'm just concerned that this bike has been running lean & could potentially hurt the valves etc. Looking for some general feedback. The bike has 21K on it. Thanks in advance
  8. Just love your History lessons Mohawk. Valuable info ❤️ Would you happen to know how the gears are designed? I know from somewhere the rc45 atleast was undercut. Ratio closer to the 5th gen than the 6th/8th gen?
  9. Other than dyno tuning there are autotuning options. Rapid bike racing and Evo are able to autotune using the stock narrowband o2 sensors, while an additional wideband module and sensor is available as a separate purchase. I have racing variant and a single additional module. The stock narrowbands can do a good job, but they're slow and not very precise. It takes around 200-400km for a new map to be made, but even later after 1000 or more km there will be changes. The wideband is much, much quicker, basically instant corrections. It's supposed to be more accurate since it's much newer and advanced tech, but I have no means of verifying that myself. From mid to high throttle openings they both do a good job. I'm struggling to get a good tune at low throttle openings. Both types of sensors tend to go overly lean at 5-10% throttle and create dead spots at certain RPMs. It could be due to my bike in particular. It does require some tinkering to setup and monitoring how bike behaves and responds to fueling changes. Power commander 5 and 6 also have wideband autotuning modules available. Don't know much else about it.
  10. Not to be discouraging at all but I'm glad I'm not the only one who bought a VFR and is dealing with some wackadoo problems lol
  11. Bummer just had my wheel ultrasound tested & it does not look good. Tester recommended not to use it. ☹️
  12. Indistinguishable from new pants and jacket set. Best venting in the market; drilled not punched holes, so they don't close back up, ever. These babies flow air! Pants fit a 6/8 or medium. Top fits a bust size 36 with some room, so 38 would also be fine. They zip together in the back. Pants are size 12 with two zippered generous front pockets and one generous snap closure rear pocket. Heavy duty belt loop waist. Soft armor in hips and knees. (No Velcro or knee pucks.) I can't confirm, but they look similar to SportRider model, retail $639 or Traveler model, retail $639. Mk2 SportRider Black Competition Weight Perforated Leather Motorcycle Pants Mk2 SportRider Pants are practical- protective and good looking. Made from tough perforated full-grain cowhide- they are designed to zip to our SportRider -Styles CSR2 COB2 CAV2 etc.- series of jackets using our exclusive three-way connector system www.vansonleathers.com Jacket is a size 10 with reflective piping and Vanson arm patches. Multiple pockets and rear storage area. Adjustable waist. Trademark credit card/cash pocket in zipper flap. Internal panels in front can be zipped closed in cooler weather. Soft armor in shoulders. Hard armor in elbows/forearms. (I can't confirm, but it looks similar to the Full Throttle model, retail $769) Ladies Full Throttle Motorcycle Jacket - Perforated Black Leather Ladies Drifter Jacket The ladies Full Throttle Jacket use our Air Curtain Vent System in the perforated leather front panels. Behind these panels are water and air proof nylon curtains you can unzip and rolled down and with two exit vents create air flow through the jacket. www.vansonleathers.com This is incredibly versatile gear. Nobody, but nobody builds gear like Vanson. I've been to their warehouse/manufacturing facility a few times and ride in only their leathers. Both pieces have their trademark serial numbers. I'm happy to field any questions or e-mail full sized photos. Selling as a set. Asking $800 and open to all reasonable offers. Will leave here for a few days before posting on F-book.I'd much rather they go to a member! Optional items may be available from Vanson such as panels to zip together on both sides of the front, and a snap-in vest/liner for the jacket.
  13. With a way to support the bike, and get it back up after, remove the fork caps and lower the front of the bike as far as it will go. The room you have left is where a radiator needs to fit.
  14. Hello. I have a ratty 92 VFR 750 thats been sitting for a some years waiting for me to get my license. The original radiator was junk and i replaced it with a rad from a 91 Kawasaki ZZR600, but apparently the extra inch of height was too much because the front wheel smashed it when i went through a pothole at low speed. So its been sitting ever since because i didnt want to invest in it before i had my license to properly ride it. Well now im working on my license and wanna get the bike running and bought a generic ebay radiator but im not sure how exactly it should mount to the bike. I would just wing it if the slightly larger rad hadnt gotten immediately smashed, that makes me want to make sure its exactly where it should be. Can someone maybe share closeup photos of the radiators positioning and mounts or even just tips on how it should sit there. Thanks!
  15. Hughie

    Hughie's Garage

    1999 VFR800FIX Restoration
  16. That's one good thing, the Kill Switch when activated does inhibit Cranking. "When kill switch is in the Off position the engine does not crank" - Sorry to be pedantic assume you Did have Ignition to ON when checking this? Very important - Ignition ON, Kill Switch OFF, press Starter Switch - Does engine Crank ? Absolutely completely wrong that either Kill OR Ignition Switch doesn't stop the engine. HISS cannot cause the condition you have. Crazy to think a dealership would say such a thing! - Questions - With the Engine Running. Then turn Off only the Ignition Switch (assume the engine continues to run). Do the Headlights go Off and the Instrument Panel go blank? - And with engine running, Sidestand Down, Clutch In shift to in Gear. Does the Engine immediately Stop as it should? As possibly part of the fault. I'd be checking to see if the Bank Angle Sensor has been bypassed. Meaning its unplugged and the Red/Yellow wire is jumpered to the Green wire. Or the Red/Yellow wire simply Grounded. I think the bottom line here is that the ESR is staying energised when it obviously shouldn't. Hopefully!! a few voltage checks might find out Why.
  17. Hi Grum Thank you for the reply Private sale, so no dealership. When kill switch is in the Off position the engine does not crank. It seems I need to start with Fuse C and the Engine Stop Relay. I will give feedback once I had the time to check this. Apparently the dealership that serviced the bike told the previous owner there is nothing wrong and that it is part off the HISS system. Yet another reason I don't trust dealerships anymore.
  18. Wow very strange. Strong suspicion of modified wiring!! Never heard of this one before. Has this anomaly been there since you picked it up 3 weeks ago or only just happened? This could potentially be a warranty issue if purchased from a dealership. You have a strong case here, you have an incorrect and potentially dangerous situation. Kill Switch has two functions when in the Kill position. 1. Engine Stop Relay coil 12v is removed Black wire = Dead Engine. 2. Removes 12v Starter Relay coil voltage on the Yellow/Red wire = Starter will not Crank over the engine. Question - Can you crank the Engine with the Kill Switch NOT in the RUN position, it shouldn't crank? Ignition Switch to Off Kills power to sub Fuses C, E and F refer the attached drawing ( 2005 model should be similar to yours). Loss of power to fuse C being the 12v power to the Kill Switch and the Bank Angle Sensor also knocks out the Engine Stop Relay to kill the Engine. Engine Stop Relay is not being controlled properly by the sound of things. Have you got the Service Manual? You can download it from this forum. Do you have a multimeter? If Yes then... Suggest you follow the Kill Switch power path...refer attached wiring diagram. 1. Measure Voltage at the Engine Stop Relay on the Black wire there should ONLY be 12v on this wire when Kill Switch is in RUN position with Ignition to On. Activate the Kill switch a few times while monitoring the voltage. It might be easier to monitor this voltage at the 18P Blue connector located just forward above the L/H radiator, remove the left side cowl. What do you measure every time you operate the Kill Switch?
  19. Good afternoon to all Viffer fanatics. I bought a 2002 VTech about three weeks ago and the bike is a gem. Few small things I will fix on her, some already done. My biggest headscratcher however is my kill switch / Ignition Switch Bike will not start with either one of the two off - As it should Engine will not stop when I hit the kill switch - Not normal Engine will not stop when switched off at the ignition - Not normal Engine stops when I hit the kill switch AND turn the ignition off. As the bike is still in almost showroom condition I cannot think that anybody messed with the wiring (nothing is impossible) but I will go in and take a look when time affords it. Can anyone give me a indication of how the cabling should run?
  20. The RC46 crank case & major assemblies are taken directly from the RC45 which in final race trim was putting out 195rwhp @ 14K/rpm. The only major parts difference was the pistons & Ti conrods & the crank+cams being timed differently. The big bang RC45 crank is timed at 0 degrees, such that it acts like a pair of V-twins joined together. And the 2mm shorter stroke allowed for the higher race RPM. That setup creates huge loads, the VFR's 180 degree crank is much kinder to the cases & bearings. Due to the total lack of RC45 crank case spares, race teams use 5th gen crank cases with the swingarm pivot ground off. They then bolt straight in to RC45 frame and all RC45 innards just drop in.
  21. Yes most definitely! However the vfr is known for its over engineered everything - but doubling its power will expose every weak link. I'm not worried, its probably one of the most sold bike in its era so plenty of spares to be found.
  22. They are the Delkevic "X-oval" cans. I wanted something a little different than their round cans. They weren't listed as an application for the 6th Gen VFR on Delkevic's site, but most of their mufflers have the same inlet dimensions so I was going to mix/match parts. I then found the X-oval set as a VFR application on their eBay store. IMHO they do look a little better than the short round cans on the 6th Gen. They sound fantastic.
  23. Sweet! Every little bit counts when putting one of these girls on a diet.
  24. Rode a few bikes as a youngster, but didn't really start riding until '98. Oldest pic I have of me & the '87 ZX600 is from '05. First VFR was '09.
  25. That is good work; I have done the same on my ST1300 which shares similar components. I hope your brake now behaves itself. I found the rebleeding process to be tedious specifically flushing air from the SMC. In the end I enlisted a helper (my wife) and between us we pressed the brake lever and held it, pressed the SMC in and held it, and released at the PCV. Then released and pressed the brake in and held, which pushes the SMC back to full and repeated the process. Ended up with a great lever feel which I could not get with conventional bleeding.
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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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