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Down To The Lump.......finally!

This is what it looks like, when you get to the start of things.......Well, almost the start of things. Most of the engine will be going back into the bike. I'm still tossing up weather it's worth going too much deeper into it. Maybe a hone, and a port job, but just maybe. It DID take alot to get it to this stage, so i'll see how I feel as things progress. My first missions are to replace the steering head bearings with conical items.....but that'll only be once I decide which front end i'm goin

criticalmass181

criticalmass181

At The End......and The Start, All At Once.

Here we are, finally. A bare frame, and alot of ideas. I spent the entire day making up tooling to remove the adjustable inserts for the frame, and finally managed to extract the lump for the perimeter. I don't think there's anything more exciting than a blank canvas. And this about as blank as stuffs get. There's some cleaning up....well......LOTS of cleaning up, to do. I'm actually already looking at a way to make the battery a bit better balanced...with a capacitor setup, and a couple of 6 vo

criticalmass181

criticalmass181

I'm Honda Something Good..... See What I Did, There.....?

Enough tomfoolery...... This is serious! I've made some discoveries, in the last few weeks. Number one....You should never undo the inlet hose to the oil cooler, and walk off. So much oil. So much mess.... Secondly....You should never EVER pretend that you're doing one thing, when you know you're going to do the complete opposite. As i've pulled the old girl down, i've been taking notes....making simple drawings....measuring stuffs. I'm sure that onlookers would be horrified to know, and see, th

criticalmass181

criticalmass181

Houston.........everything's O.k.......

Right....... We're back on track. My apologies for not posting for such a long time. Stuff happens....Like my wife's car shi%%ing itself. Head gaskets, inlet manifold gaskets........and still no good. Broken heads. New car....DONE!!! Now back to the chase. I still can't upload photos, but keep watching this space. If I can't get it to happen, we'll have to go to YouTube, and do a video thing on there, instead. Not much to report, at this time. The bike is in a million bits, but still too togethe

criticalmass181

criticalmass181

Post Crash Update

Its been three frustrating weeks now. I hobble about the house finding it uncomfortable to sit, stand or walk for too long. I count my lucky stars though and know it could have been much much worse. My decision to wear all the gear saved a LOT of heart ache. Here is the bike. Insurance has today told me that it's a total loss. I'm really sad about that, but not surprised when you see the damage. I won't have enough to buy a replacement new VFR, though I coul

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

The Veefalo Rides To California

WITHOUT MIGUEL !!! My brother flew out last year from Delaware to Colorado for a week of dirt bike and street riding. We had a great time but had a major glitch. I managed to blow up my Yamaha FZ1 ECU 2 days before he flew out (long story). I could not find one in time so I had to borrow a bike so we could do the 4 day Colorado ride we had planned. A good buddy of mine up in Denver had a Ninja 650 he let us use and I returned it with a new set of tires as thanks for the loaner. My brother rod

REDDOG

REDDOG

End Of An Era

That's what my sister and my mum separately described it when I told them. Sunday night, marginally later than usual I headed down the highway from Sydney to Canberra on my VFR. After my usual refuel at Marulan and a text to wife I was on my way again. As I travelled along the edge of Lake George I was passing a car and about level with its doors when it appeared. Ten foot tall with red blazing eyes and a t-shirt that read "death to motorcyclists" the kangaroo leapt from in front of the ca

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Vf

Servus! My name is Oliver and i live in Austria/Europe. I am welder in a big Concern name Engel Austria. I want to know everything about " get a better VF ". It`s not the best bike in the world, but i´m lovin it. I wanna share some pics about my experiences. Hope the pics can help someone.

liteforce

liteforce

Overshooting The Runway.....

Hi all. I recently purchased a 4th gen VFR 750 FV, with all good intention to simply wash the crap off it, fix the fairing, and ride it 'till it died. It's got almost 200,000 k's on the clock, and isn't worth putting an enormous amount of time or money into, as far as i'm concerned....or was concerned, should I say. I picked the bike up cheap, with no rego, pretty crappy fairings, and a wish to have it ready to ride before summer gets here. I started off by taking off the fairings, then

criticalmass181

criticalmass181

Nowhere In Particular

Here i am, 95km to Goulburn on the side of the Hume Highway. And here's why. Onwards to another 150,000. Though I did drop by the local Honda dealer and checked out the new VFR800. I quite like the look of it in the flesh. I asked about a test ride and the guy almost begged me to take it for a ride - I think he wanted the opinion of a 6th gen owner so he could use it to sell them. I will take it for a ride, sitting on it - it felt very similar. I'll see how it rides...

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Over The Mountains

A cool but sunny late autumn day dawned on the Friday for my trip back to my family in Sydney. It seemed like a great opportunity to try a alternate route that had been recommended to me. The main reason that I hadn't yet tried this way is that I estimated it would take around 6 hours - that's double my normal time, door to door, and being a new route, I would be taking it easy. I also had been warned that snow and ice were real possibilities on this route so weather was also a big concern. Bu

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Vfr's In Arkansas...lots Of Them

Been awhile since I've done any kind of ride report. Actually, this is more of a comment or sighting than it is a report. I had hoped to meet some fellow VFRD'ers in one of the greatest riding states available to us...Arkansas. Unfortunately, some last minute job details delayed my launch so I opted for plan B. A few local friends were doing a leisurely jaunt up to Oklahoma and then Arkansas for a bit of moto-camping so I decided to just tag along with them. It's probably a good thing since

dutchinterceptor

dutchinterceptor

Muddy Waters

Another Sunday means another ride to Canberra. The weather was warm with some scattered clouds. A pleasant, if dull ride ahead. I was about forty five minutes from home when I noticed all the cars headed the other way had their lights on. At five in the evening, that wasn't a good sign. About five or so minutes later the road ahead seemed to disappear into a cloud. I quickly pulled over... rain ahead. As I pulled my rain pants from the top box it started to rain a little. Big drops, but not mu

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Somethings Wrong...

The VFR spent most of the last few weeks in the shop waiting for a water pump. It started the afternoon after getting home, I popped back into the garage and noticed a small puddle of coolant on the floor. Not a good sign. I rang the local bike shop, a new one as I'm in Canberra now. The guy on the phone said something about "Don't worry, they'll do that when its hot and the overflow tank fills. No need to bring it in." I sat back after hanging up. I've had this bike for ten years and 140,000k

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

I Haven't Ridden This Far In 50 Years.

So I've moved down to Canberra where I live during the week, and head home every weekend. One of the problems with this has been that whichever bike stays in Sydney won't get ridden, and its not fair to my family to be away all week, come home late Friday and then spend all Saturday riding, before leaving for Canberra mid afternoon Sunday. I always planned to move both bikes down here, but how do I do that. I'd really need a lift from a buddy or maybe catch the intercity bus. My mum and dad w

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Goodbye Sydney?

Up early, beat the crowds, beat the heat, beat the cops, and be home for lunch after 5 hours of one of the best roads in Sydney. Sounds like a plan. I was invited to join a couple of mates very early Sunday for a Breakfast at Grey Gums... and maybe a bit further after breakfast. So 6am finds us meeting up a a nearby petrol station about to head up the Putty. It would seem that my last dash up this road wasn't to be the last. This one might be but who cares. So we made Grey Gums in easy time. T

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Another Service And A Couple Of New Bits

Service time again. This time I had some extra work to do on the bike. I have recently been considering suspension upgrades and work to my VFR. Discussions here and lots of helpful advice, including dropping in on a couple of specialists around the city. One of things I was scared of was changing the bike and ending up NOT liking the ride. While my Daytona is a wonderful ride, occasionally the stiffer suspension is a bit uncomfortable on some of the patches I know my VFR with its softer ride is

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Daytona To Canberra.

I'm in the middle of a job relocation from Sydney to Canberra. The moving truck headed down yesterday, so it was time for me to get down there as well. I had planned to fill the top box on the VFR and head down, but I realised two things – I didn’t need to take much as I was only going overnight, and the weather was forecast sunny. So it was time for the Daytona to head interstate for its first away trip. I packed a couple of things (mostly chargers for my iPhone and my Bluetooth comms system)

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Tahoe To Death Valley, Same Day Photo Op, Any One Interested...?

Saw an article while Southwest Air a couple days ago, they were looking for same day photos, of exact opposite locations..example was snow skiing at somewhere and waterskiing all on the same 24 hour period... I was thinking a photo op at South Lake Tahoe, then ride to Bad Water Basin , Death Valley National Park. Anyone interested, looking at December/January time frame....shoot me an email....dadofseven@ cox.net

dadofseven

dadofseven

Spring Is Here

Oh dear, it's September and I haven't posted for months. Yes I have been riding, I am back to commuting everyday due to some child care changes :) And we've had this crazy warmish, sunny August (and really Winter was pretty tame even for here). The VFR gets ridden most days, but I make sure the Daytona gets out once a week. That new bike has been kind of a pain as it's had several factory recalls - great they're proactive about fixing things, annoying as its been in the shop several times. Wh

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

A Tale Of Two 4Th Gens

It was the best of time, it was the worst of times.... It was the best of times because we were still in the afterglow of the 10th Annual TexasMac Memorial Ride. http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/uploads/monthly_05_2013/post-554-0-52210800-1369526411.jpg It was the worst of time because MiniCarver's past year of work on his 5th gen to fit a 7th gen tail as well fully upgrade the suspension, lights, and electrical had been destroyed at TexasMac. He had managed to drop it on both sides but i

CornerCarver

CornerCarver

Something New Arrives.

Well the big reveal has finally taken place at work (on a week when it seems most of the other riders are away, lol) so I'll reveal it here too. I have a new bike, after suggestions from the Mrs that my VFR was too old. As silly a statement as that is, I wasn't one to argue. One condition is that I put the VFR up for sale, which I dutifully have, but have had no interest, no surprise there. I had been considering the GSXR750 for several years and it was top of the list, having ridden it and th

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

O Canada

Down under is currently hosting Pat, otherwise known on this forum as dunn2007. He's been here a week and already clocked up 2000km on the 2000 VFR that he procured for his time here. Go Pat! I spent the week trying to pick a day to take off and go for a ride with him, but work commitments made it impossible. I suggested we catch up on Saturday for a short ride up the Putty to the Grey Gums. While the weather initially was forecast as showers, I was convinced it would be clear by Saturday. I i

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

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