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  2. Hi Folks, Looking for a reliable source that ships internationally. Emails sent multiple times so far have not received a response. Thanks!
  3. Not yet ready to swap in a set of UD forks, and my oe ones need some TLC. I'd also like to repaint them and wonder if anyone else has done so. Unlike the smooth paint on my 3rd gen's, the 6th's legs have a sort of pebble-grain texture. Anyone know if that is just the paint or if the castings are also textured? tia
  4. Thank you... as a whole, it sure was a lot of work. But, most of the little jobs that make up the whole could be accomplished by most with simple hand tools. Honda greatly over complicated the wiring harness. The simple way is yellow -> yellow(3x), red -> battery positive with an inline 30a fuse, black -> battery negative. Done.
  5. Welcome back to VFRD! 🙂 I sold my 6th gen. a couple years ago now, but I'm still here harassing the locals once in a while. This forum is just too good to give up, plus there's always a chance I'll buy another VFR eventually. 😉
  6. That is both a scary and impressive amount of work for a bike I'm sure you didn't think you'd have to put that much into before you get another Africa Twin. Kudos to you for all that work and finding parts as cheaply as possible! 👍
  7. Yeah, the harness beyond the torched stator wires (replaced) looked fine. I cleaned ‘em up and added dielectric grease wherever I touched wires which should help in the future.
  8. Dude, I was just on that thread...I was proud at the outcome of my few hours over the weekend swapping the stator...your bike looks....astonishing. What an amazing project! You greatly overestimate my skills if you think I can manage even a smidge of what you’ve done! 😲
  9. If the rest of the harness is still intact, you might want to simplify it by running the r/r outputs directly to the battery with a fuse. Delete all the extra monitoring crap. Also, have a peek at my "Ultimate VFR" thread where I detail how to add an oil cooling circuit to the 6g stator.
  10. Welcome back!! What bikes (if any) were in between?
  11. Greetings from Las Vegas Nevada. I used to be a member here years ago when I owned a 91 VFR. Now, I'm back and am picking up a 2007 anniversary model. I have owned a few vf and vfr's over the years and many on this site were very helpful. Sebspeed and Capt. 80's are a few names I recognize. I will poke around the site and begin learning about my new bike. Thanks Dave
  12. Well after having the old Shorai abruptly die on me mid-corner in December I replaced it with a...generic lead-acid battery (whatever the local shop had in stock that day) and moved on with my life...I had not ridden since but the bike sat on a Battery Tender since and the other day I decided to start her up after adding some Techron while I washed my wife’s car...bike was idling fine, then died and would NOT restart. Ran the battery down so I gave up and left her to charge overnight...next morning, still no dice. Uh oh. Came home from work and tried again and realized that I was NOT hearing the fuel pump whine...but after checking the terminals and starter relay it turned on and fired up...but would die the moment I put hi-beams or grip heaters on. Nuts. Using the internetwebz and my marginal wrenching skills I checked the R/R - the harness was extremely difficult to separate - explained once I managed it and found it utterly scorched (no pic). That’s when I decided to wipe the slate and replace the R/R, stator and battery. Opted for Ricks and a Yuasa AGM which I installed over the weekend - bike seems happy and values all in spec...13.85V at 5k RPM (was hoping for 14+) but it’s still within limits. Still irked by not knowing if the stator harness was the symptom or the cause, but nearly 20 years with the factory bits is fine. Gave up on LiPo batteries - I had tried a couple but when they die it’s far more abrupt than I’d like...not worth the weight savings (and I wonder if the voltage might have contributed to the electrical woes...dunno).
  13. I banned a bunch of accounts & sent HS a msg to see if there's a loophole that needs closing
  14. They look way too legit to be a scam. I'm calling now before it's too late. cc# ready...
  15. Also, this thread is more proof we need an "off topic" section but that's neither here nor there. lol
  16. I'm not sure if it helps at all but I do it on other forums that I frequent and then mods usually just block the accounts.
  17. People...the worst. 🙂 Will reporting more help? I didn't see a way to do it.
  18. I've reported as much as I can but its relentless today 🤪
  19. Is anyone else having a sudden and uncontrollable urge to fly the unfriendly skies? 🙂
  20. Not sure if you figured it out but I think this is what you are looking for ? Hose from bottom of throttle bodies attaches just below the electrical plug.
  21. Sounds like the logical conclusion I came to in my head. Time to find a small circuit breaker for the bike then. (Just ordered the RR kit from roadster cycle that comes with the auto resetting breaker)
  22. You might want to read this article! These things would never be used in the aircraft industry.
  23. Purely clueless moment... why is that? I mean circuits trip for a reason and that's why an auto reset is a bad idea, I assume?
  24. FP is OEM. Didn't say anything about it being new. Thanks, though
  25. So then I noticed a bad thing more The rear rim had cancer as well... and also noticed the front sprocked started to snap on the splince of outcoming front sprocket axle..... bummer did I mention I also did put a new chain on, the old was cracked, even sprockets like new, been standing outside? Anyway at this point I parked the bike, last week I started it up, did start after all the standing! Amazing engine! So I have scored a better rear wheel, got a sollution for the front sprocket problem aside splitting engine, a spechal front sprocket! But now I´m moving to a other city as house, so will be a time untill have time to work on this Transalp. It has moved to my bigger garage already whit my other bikes, the last 2 in the row is a friends bikes thro that I slowly try to make runners thro...... A pic from last summer whit my plated bikes So I have spent way more money on the Transalp I would have liked, but frankly I like the bike, even a ugly tatty old bike, very much! So I migth just keep it and ride on, I have things to sort still like I mentioned, and have a nice header as small stuff to change, clutch still a bit odd feeling so might need some attention still..... as I move will ride less offroad more on road, soem gravel so likely like to get mor eroad focused tires? we have to see what time as money allow To be continued.....
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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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