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New Bike On The Way!

I've been looking for quite a while now at getting another bike to accompany by VFR. The main reason behind my decision is that I'm afraid that I'm eventually going to crash my VFR at the track. And, if I were to do that, I'd be hurting pretty bad. The VFR is my only bike and if it got wrecked, I'd have to spend a ton of money to fix it back up. But, if I had another bike (especially a bike I could buy sharkskinz for), I wouldn't have to worry about that. :salesman: So, I've been trolli

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Weekend At Portland Int'l Raceway

Saturday, February 23rd. Portland International Raceway reopens after upgrading and repaving the track. My mother came into town that weekend to check out the track and watch me run a track day on Sunday. So, we're at the track on Saturday for the ribbon cutting ceremony. There was quite a collection of vehicles at the track to do the inaugural first lap. Portland police were there with their Dodge Charger, a guy in a go-kart, a Porsche, a few vintage vehicles, a Ferrari and a pair of bic

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Darth Bling

New Skins For The Cbr

SWEET!!! I just scored a set of fairings on ebay! And, it's even in my favorite color for the CBR. :happy: Ok, ok, I have to admit, I really like the white color scheme too. Oh, and I just saw the new '08 flat black color last weekend, very hot! :beer: So, here's the story: I've been trolling around ebay looking for parts for my new CBR. I found a complete set of blue fairings on ebay about a week and a half ago, so I put a bid in for them. Well, I thought I was doing good until th

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Future Frankenviffer?

I've always considered my bike a "baby" Frankenviffer. The left gearswitch is from a Suzuki GSXR, it had Buell footpegs at one time, and the grips are from BMW. In the near future, I hope to graph a Euro-spec VFR gearswitch onto it, my 98/99 VFR headers are currently at Jet-Hot, and I've got a rear shock from a CBR1100XX Blackbird that I'm going to install. Sure, my bike definitely has parts from other motorcycles attached (or soon to be attached) to it. But, what normally catapults a bike int

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New Bike

I just couldn't help myself. I just bought myself a new motorcycle, a 1998 VFR! :D Here's a picture of the beast: Yeah, I know, it needs a little TLC, but I'm sure I can get it fixed up some day. :goofy:

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A Couple Of Miscellaneous Mods

I put a couple of new mods on my bike last week. Just finally got around to taking some pictures of them tonight. The first new mod is my Küryakyn Voltmeter. I mounted it underneath the speedometer display. It displays red, yellow, and green LED based on the health of your charging system. Obviously, green means everything is good. And here's my new "Back Off" Brand LED license plate frame. I've got it wired up so it works as a running light and brake light. The yellow LEDs on the end

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Pnw Vfrd Meet 2006

Too bad I only made it down to Newport on Saturday, I would have loved to have been there all weekend. You see, I had some family obligations that I had already made a year ago (before the date for the PNW meet was every decided on) so that?s way I missed most of the meet. I was up in Long Beach, WA with my parents for a Goldwing Road Riders Association campout; lot of fun actually. Anyway, I managed to skip out on Saturday and ride down for the VFR meet. So, I left at about 4:30 AM from Long

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Gospodor Monument

For years now, whenever I've been driving on I-5 between Portland and Seattle, I've been seeing these statues on the side of the highway. I've always wondered what they were, but I've never gotten around to stopping and seeing them up close. Well today I was up in the Seattle area picking up some VFR parts and on the way home back to Portland my friend Bryan and I decided to stop and see these statues. The monuments are near mile post 60. Here are the pictures I took: Informational bill

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A Grand Day Out

Woo Hoo!!! I just noticed that I've reached 1000 posts today!!! Yeah for me. Now I have six of those blue boxes after under my name! Here's the story about how I got my VFR. My friend, Fred, was up visiting from San Francisco for the weekend. He had just bought himself a brand new 2003 SV1000S that a dealer had leftover. This really got me thinking about what my next bike was going to be. At that point in time, I was riding a 2001 Honda VLX600 Shadow, which I bought new in October 20

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Darth Bling

Two Bikes Down At The Mall.

Ok, so I ended up heading to Seattle today with my girlfriend to pick up her flute from the repair shop. After we stopped by the music store, which was located in the mall, we decided to walk around a bit. Anyway, as we left the mall to head out, I noticed a gathering of mall security guards. After a second look, I notice the guards are standing next to these two bikes. One of which was laying on the ground and the other was being held up by one of the security guards. Obviously, I had to g

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Darth Bling

Engine Finds New Home

Sweet! I just won an auction for a used 6th Gen engine and it only costed me $51. :tongue: Now I just have to drive all the way up to Blaine, WA to pick it up. I'll hoping to head up the first weekend in December to get it, since I hopefully already be up in Seattle for the International Motorcycle Show. So, I'm sure that the few of you who actually read my blog are wondering what plans I could possible have for a spare engine? Hmm, good question. :biggrin: For starters, I want to

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Neue Spiegel

My new mirrors just arrived today in the mail from Germany!! :P Yup, I ordered some mirrors with integrated turnsignals from Thurn Motorsports' ebay store. Installation was a piece of cake, since I already had the wiring done up for the Kisan vectraLights, Model VL-20. Anyway, here are the pictures of the new mirrors. :happy: I ended up wiring the LEDs to the running lights and then grounded them out through the turn signal wires. That way the lights are on all the time but flash on

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A Frankenviffer Unveiled

Well, it's taken me awhile, but I finally got some pictures taken of my new front end. Gave the bike a wash for the first time since last August (I think) and removed the saddlebag mounts and grab handles to give it a clean look for the photos. I'll be putting the saddlebag and top-box mounts back on later for a trip I have planned next week. I'll be going to Montana with my parents for the national Goldwing rally. :thumbsup: After getting the bike washed, a friend and I rode up to the Vi

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Darth Bling

Just Ranting

ARRGGGG!!!! I hate ebay snipers. I'm so pissed right now. So, I find this 1993 VFR rear wheel on ebay for dirt cheap. The only problem with it is that it's bent a little. No problem, I get the rim cheap, have it straighten locally, and I've got a 8-spoke rim. Great idea!!! With only 5 seconds left in the auction, some ass-hat snipes me with a higher bid. WTF!! :mad: I hope his new 8-spoke rim flies apart on him when he's up above 100 mph. Seriously, be a real man and put a bid down

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Darth Bling

Winter Maintance

Well, the forecast for Portland the next few days sucks. Looks like snow is on the way. Well, I guess I'll start working on the bike then. It's been sitting in the garage for quite a while. I don't think it's been started since early December. :unsure: Anyway, my plans for the next few weeks is to (in order of importance): • Do the valve check • Change out the fork fluid • Flush out the radiator • Swap out rear shock with one from a Blackbird • Put 98/99 headers on the bike

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Darth Bling

Trip To Yosemite

Last weekend I decided to head down to San Francisco and meet up with some friends. I took Friday off from work and rode 650 miles down to San Francisco. I had just put a new chain and sprocket on Thursday night, so I was constantly checking and adjusting my chain. Saturday morning, Fred (wazzufreddo) and I headed out of San Francisco to Livermore to pick up another friend, Dennis (who's actually a vfrd member, but lurks here most of the time). From there, we head to Yosemite. Outside Es

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Addicted To Vfrd

Yup, it's official. I've spent way too much time on here. I'm now up to 2000 posts! Well, in my "1000 Posts" blog entry, I talked about some "grand" milestones I've had. I don't remember any of them right now, but they were pretty cool. B) Now, how about some 2000 milestones. Hmmm..... ...yeah, I've got nothing. :P Well, here's picture of me in my new favorite shirt. And what about a showing of all my avators that I've ever had: :beer: Hmm, yeah, I'm out of ideas now.

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Windy Ridge Blast

Well, it was an incredibly nice day today, except for the heat of course. I ended up heading to Windy Ridge near Mt. St. Helens for a ride with some old and new friends! :thumbsup: So, my friend Bryan and I took off this morning from my place and we headed of north to meet up with Loni (magellen) and his wife, Sarah. We ended up blasting north on I-205 to Highway-12 where we headed to Morton, which was about 110 miles. Morton was where we were supposed to meet up with Keith (keithbob) an

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Reno-fernley Track Day

Reno-Fernley Track - June 2nd, 2007 Pictures Summary I recently completed a track day at Reno-Fernley Raceway on Saturday, June 2nd. I was down in Reno for the second annual Reno VFRD meet. We had members from all over the west coast at the meet (San Bernardino, San Francisco, Newport, and Portland). On Friday, we all went for a ride to hit the local twisties and then we had a BBQ. Saturday we split into two groups: some of us went to the track and others went

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Ramblings

Lately it seems the mood of VFRD has been somewhat hostile. It just seems that the normally good nature of most posts have been negative. I'm sure this negativity isn't intentional an anybody's part (at least I hope not), maybe it's because winters coming up or something. Who knows? :unsure: Anyway, on the lighter side of things, I got some Helibars installed on my bike. A kind gentlemen from Australia who rides a Blackbird made me a very tempting offer. He wanted to buy the Helibars tha

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