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  2. as far as the odd bits, i get my OEM parts from Partzilla https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle
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  4. I saw that Terry, but not sure if 17 is the same. I doubt that it changed that much to need a 19.5km/mm spring though. There is a new one selling cheap, but it will also need a shim rebuild, as there is way too much difference from stock spring, to what the VFR would need.
  5. Terry

    Cyclops LED

    Over 30000km on the ST1100, and about 15000km on the VFR and VTR combined.
  6. HighSideNZ

    Cold startup quirk?

    With modern FI/CDI engines the ECU doesn't know where the crank is in relation to the cams when you first try and start. It needs to do a rev or two so as the cam and crank angle sensors sort their lives out and the ECU knows where everything sits in relation to one another. Phil
  7. Dustin

    Cyclops LED

    Terry, roughly how much many miles would you guess you've put on those LED bulbs? You mentioned 2 years but that could mean 5000 miles or 50,000
  8. VfrJedi7

    Have you ridden a Vfr1200x?

    It's a cool looking adventure bike. Too tall for me tho. I'm 5'11 and still it felt awkward sitting on it at a dealership.
  9. SEBSPEED

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    I will try but just getting it back in service is a sizable investment, as you can see. Plan is to get it back on the road and see how it goes from there.
  10. thtanner

    Cyclops LED

    Definitely looking into these, thanks Terry
  11. I agree. Heated vest helps fingertips. Great bit of biking gear but I keep forgetting to unplug before walking away...
  12. Dustin

    Cyclops LED

    Great info, thanks Terry
  13. thepretender

    Day ride recommendation near Irvine

    Above 5000' I do reach down and turn on the the electrice liner 🙂 The air is crisp and clear and so are the roads though.
  14. Terry

    Cyclops LED

    I'm an LED convert, and have swapped out the H4 halogens for LED's on all my bikes (VFR800, VTR1000, ST1100 and a Vespa). Safe to say I have no issue with the pattern on any of those, and really like the extra light created. I don't quite understand the comments about the effect of the emitters being positioned either side of a central plane; they are, but that means they throw light out practically in a 360 degree sphere, with just a darker spot directly ahead. Directly ahead is also where you will find the low beam cut-off shroud so that makes no difference, as most of the light thrown by the reflector comes off the sides anyway. Out of interest this is the LED beam pattern on my Vespa which comes standard with a 55/60 H4 halogen, showing low beam and high beam. Works the same in my bikes. The bulbs I am using are cheapies off eBay, usually $30 or less for a pair, like this: These are fanless and have given me no grief in more than 2 years of use. They use much less power than a halogen (25W vs 55 or 60) so generate less heat. The only disadvantage with these is that you can install them upside down (DAMHIK) so do make sure to orient them as shown with the low beam shield down.
  15. thtanner

    Day ride recommendation near Irvine

    ACH is getting chilly. I'll be there this weekend in my car but expecting mid 40s-50s. Winter gear guys won't have an issue!
  16. thepretender

    Day ride recommendation near Irvine

    My suggestion is follow Duc2v4 if possible a great time I can guaranty. Weather and road conditions allowing ACH with lunch in Wrightwood would be a great way to ride the day away. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+Habit+Burger+Grill,+990+Town+Center+Dr,+La+Cañada+Flintridge,+CA+91011/Newcomb's+Ranch/Big+Pines/34.3805085,-118.0965331/34.284685,-118.1763157/@34.3574587,-118.1277468,10.82z/data=!4m22!4m21!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2e9fc263f6bb5:0x932b0c614b7efb05!2m2!1d-118.199844!2d34.204782!1m5!1m1!1s0x0:0xce7d44eb0dff8ced!2m2!1d-118.0019671!2d34.3298239!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c316fd4b06517f:0x194a73a6c59d776c!2m2!1d-117.68917!2d34.37889!1m0!1m0!3e0
  17. I assumed wrong, no increase in rpm. never noticed after installation. Actually never noticed the increase until I read a thread about it on this site. After which I did see the increase.
  18. Dustin

    Cyclops LED

    I use Philips Xtreme Vision bulbs for both low and high beam as well as Denali auxiliary spotlights attached to the mirror mounts to supplement. It works very well. I have considered the Cyclops bulbs but I am not convinced that LED drop-ins will match the beam pattern of normal halogens in the stock housing. They may be brighter but I really care more about the 'quality' of the light. Also, I don't really want the big, bulky fans and coolers as well as the extra electronics taking up space.
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  20. Africord

    Cyclops LED

    Thanks. While I understand the other comment. For those of us who have reached an age where our night vision is not as good as it was, additional light is useful. I will probably look at supplemental lights such as those made by Denali. I was thinking that they could mount in the widest part of the front fairing opening to keep them low, but adding to available light.
  21. You need an electric waistcoat. Best bit of biking gear I ever bought. Keeps your core warm so your hands don't suffer anywhere near as much.
  22. Dutchy

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    Unless they want to put her in the living room and just look at her that is.... (and there is nothing wrong with that either)
  23. I bought a pair of the Five WFX Tech gloves. They seem to be well made. Now It's not cold enough here to be able to give a report. I'll post something when I can give a good review.
  24. Burns

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    please please please talk them into something other than that horrid rear air shock... they were worthless new,.
  25. Rogue_Biker

    Cyclops LED

    I've used the Cyclops. Didn't like it. Problem is that LED "bulbs" are flat. The LED is mounted on two sides of a flat panel (imagine a ruler with two LED's on both sides). So the light comes out ONLY on two sides. The traditional halogen light bulbs emit light in all directions. The reflector on all halogen lights are designed to reflect a 360 degree direction just like the halogen light bulbs it was designed for. If you retrofit an LED that uses a flat panel onto a reflector designed to reflect light in a 360 degree direction, you will only get 50% of available light. The result is that you will have large shadows on the sides that the LED flat panel does not illuminate. Take a look at a factory LED headlight and you will notice the LED faces forward. Now look at the Cyclops light and you will see it faces left and right (or up and down). In a nutshell, you will get better results using an HID bulb at a much lower Kelvin brightness (around 4,000 Kelvin or less) than you would an LED panel replacement "bulb". Or you could just replace your H4 bulbs with brighter H4 bulbs. It will work better than the LED.
  26. Aficior

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    "Dutchy" is not the only person from The Netherlands following this thread. I enjoy reading your story and watching the pictures. I wish you all the luck and am looking forward to the rest.
  27. Dutchy

    1984 Miniceptor Refresh

    Fresh MOTUL 5100 10W40 this Friday!!!
  28. As long as there is no road salt, she will pull her (and my) weight..... The limitations are my (older) winter gloves and my inability to locate my 12V Powerlet inner gloves. "I put them in a VERY special place................ somewhere....). The Oxford grips get uncomfortably hot at 80% power on my palms. It is them finger tips that after 45 minutes of motorway blasting are paying the price for my core temps dropping. And I flat out refuse to ride a K1600LT!!!
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