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  2. Hi gang, 94 vfr 750 starts fine then once at full temp oil light comes on and shuts the bike down. Oil level is correct. Could the oil pump be shorting out from the heat? Where is the oil pump located underneath this complicated maze of body panels? Any help is appreciated!
  3. Thanks gang! Conclusion is there isn't one on the '94. Cheers.
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  5. i dont think its either. i never had that issue with oem incandescent bulbs, then i installed LED bulbs, which worked perfectly fine for a few days before starting to flicker
  6. God Dam Capt. That paint on your 4th gen is truly amazing, a person could get lost looking at how deep the coat is, there must be a pile of fine wet sanding followed by polishing compound for hours
  7. The only misalignment that I have seen is when the cam saddles are loose, the spring that keeps the split gears under tension tends to move the cam slightly out of alignment. When the saddles are tightened, the gears and cam are pushed into the normal position.
  8. All of my bike have and have had adjustability which is located in the manual. No need to disassemble anything.
  9. Hello guys, I was wondering if anybody has disassembled a headlight in order to get to the mechanism for adjusting the beam height of the light. My left headlight can not be adjusted and is very annoying to other participants in traffic. So, I have no problem taking the headlight of the bike on my own, but I am wondering if I can get access to that mechanism in order to see what's going on there. Thank you in advanced for any advice. Regards Goran
  10. So I have a new problem. Prior to removing the camshaft I’ve marked the gears with the big third one that’s on the bottom of the engine. Ive marked them in the 3 TDC for back and 4 TDC for front. After adjusting the shims and reassemble the camshafts, the marks do not correspond anymore to the position. Ive aligned the 3T mark of the flywheel and the marks that I’ve made are in another position, even tried a 360 to be sure that the TDC so not sure what I’m missing. Is it possible for them to desynchronise? I assume I should start over again and do as Mohawk suggested by inserting a rod to the spark plug to find the 1 TDC and from there sync all the gears but it does not make any sense to have them marked and then somehow not being miss aligned.
  11. Hi Captain 80's I've just done my truck in metallic gold and know exactly what you mean about scratches in the primer, I'll need to do some sections again to rectify! I have a small repair to do on the left side around the flasher as it blew over in a storm before I owned it but that part had received a very bad paint job in the past, I have a good friend who has his own paint and body shop so I'll see if he can help me out when the time comes. Thanks Graham
  12. Thanks for the info, the hoses are already braided so we're good there, obviously all new rubbers and if the pistons are bad I'll go for the stainless ones as they're only a few quid dearer. Graham
  13. Max 15 volts to charge a 12v system. Anything higher means something is broken.
  14. Thanks for the part number, found one in Japan of all places! Graham
  15. keny

    Anything goes!

  16. 13.8 - 14.4 is a target.. 17-18 ? Park the bike until you have everything sorted out. check stator too.
  17. Just to be clear, you are saying coat the entire tank, correct? You can't just spot coat it right?
  18. Hello, It seems when you buy a used VFR, a service manual comes with it. This is a good thing. I’m keeping one copy for myself, but I have an extra. It’s really nice to have a paper copy when you’re actually working on the bike. Can anyone use this? I’m in Southern California 91304. $30 is fine but make an offer. Would rather someone have this and be useful to them.
  19. Symptom of a bad/ dirty connection. Try pulling the connector and giving both male and female parts a good clean. If that doesn't fix it, it's probably internal to the circuit board but still fixable
  20. IIRC, the switch is available separately from the lock cylinder, but it could have been discontinued. Looks like 35101-MZ7-600, and the Internet suggests that it is still available in some places. (Always check pn. for yourself!) The "mirror condoms" are not available separately. Good excuse for an upgrade! Ciao, JZH
  21. Also, if this has been going on for a while, your battery may already be damaged. I once had an OEM reg/rec fail on me during a road trip from Italy to Munich. By the time I got home, the battery was bulging, hissing and spitting. (Which, now that I think about it is quite remarkable for an AGM battery--the electrolyte is supposed to have been fully absorbed...) Don't be surprised if your battery now needs replacing. Ciao, JZH
  22. Well, they come up at $71.84 ea. for me. (Maybe they're assuming I'm really wherever my VPN says I am...) They look very nice, though. Ciao, JZH
  23. Now, THERE is an age detector. I, however, am sure I have no idea what it refers to. 😉
  24. ...well as Roseanne Roseannadanna would say "nevermind" 😁
  25. Anybody have insight into why this is happening? https://youtu.be/_8YpWe6_5Wk?si=u3BT1JgrOIHCZ-pn
  26. Jim - Based on my read, I think Tirso was specifically asking for the 'non-frankenbolt' (ie not extended) alternative, which Captain was then responding to... I don't think they were discussing the 'correct' bolt for that spot per Honda, just about an appropriate solution that was flush and did not put too much stress on the plastics. 🤷‍♂️
  27. thanks for confirming what i thought, will get one ordered tomorrow
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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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