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  2. Hi Dave What year is your bike ? Pre or post 1993? When the fault occurs have you tried starting the bike with the Side Stand Up and the Clutch pulled in? This could help to isolate an issue with the Starter Relay grounding? Supposing your bike starts once warm with the suggested method, then this could point to a heat sensitive faulty Clutch Diode. Otherwise you need to start using a multimeter to verify Ground and Power paths for the Starter Relay coil. Good luck and get back with what you find. Cheers.
  3. lomitelj

    "Rote Sau"

    Well, I am glad that you like those times. This is the one which was called so: AMG 300SEL 6.8
  4. Hi guys, Maybe a long shot, but I'm having this very annoying fault with my VFR 750. The bike fires up first time every time as it should, but as soon as I ride for any distance, turn the bike off, it fails to start again in the starter switch. The bike does start when I bridge the solenoid which obviously isn't ideal, but in my head it's elimanted the possibility of having a faulty starter motor. Any help or advice that might help me track down this fault, would be gratefully received. Dave
  5. De nada. Looking forward to hearing how you go.
  6. Dutchy

    "Rote Sau"

    Welcome to VFRD PS: my 4th gen was called "Rote Schlampe" . Redslut met her end in Lithuania...
  7. scottbott

    "Rote Sau"

    nice bike and the 'best' colour, your mention of what 'Rote Say' reminded me of Lancia cars, all the 'fancy' ones, the HF's had red Elephants on the badges and I am pretty sure it was in reference to their rivals at the time Ferrari being overweight !, and Ferrari won their first world championship with a car that was basically a Lancia D50 Lancia's formula one car, they withdrew from racing after their driver Alberto Ascari died and their money troubles, sorry for the thread hijack
  8. Thank you Grum. I will give that a try and let you know the result.
  9. lomitelj

    "Rote Sau"

    I see, my mistake. I wrote it in bed after a whole day ride home with cold and windy weather. I'll change it to 6th. And thank you for the compliments.
  10. I've been using a rapidbike for a while, but I'm not sold on the ignition maps downloaded from RB website. I had some detonation the first map (for the 01) I tried, so I backed it off. Then I just zeroed everything and I think it's smoother than before, but that's only the butt dyno, so I can't prove it. I wasn't willing to try the 98 map as it's quite different in the midrange, and it was around 8000RPM that I was over advanced. That's too dangerous for my tastes. I'm tempted to just leave it all at 0, but thought I'd ask. Does anyone use the ignition advance on a 5th gen? @Mohawk might be the most likely culprit to have actual data, but I don't think we're the only ones with an RB. Had anyone actually done this on a dyno and seen what the advance buys them?
  11. I never heard back, but the day after I emailed I got a USPS notification of a priority mail package. It is due Monday. I'm guessing I slipped through the cracks. Glad I sent the email.
  12. Ducati Supersport(S), Motus MST(R), and the Aprilia Tuono.
  13. PM’d, just keep me posted. This is too amazing not to get in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Agree with sfdownhill. If you can't pick up an 8gen new that some dealership might have, then keep your eyes open for a well cared for low k's second hand job. What else are you going to buy that has a beautiful V4? Huge improvements in the 8gen over the 6gen. Good Luck. Cheers.
  15. FJ-09 will feel like a light version of the VFR...
  16. Looks like you nailed it down. - - I am unfamiliar with the R/R brand, but it would be wise to add a voltmeter up front to keep an eye on system health.
  17. Interested in new at this stage, and are just wondering what options are closest to what I've previously experienced on a VFR.
  18. Someone like that should buy my 2014 VFR with 13K miles on it and in perfect condition. It is casually on the market.
  19. What about a very low mileage 2014-2016 VFR in excellent condition?
  20. Update: discounted group buy is now closed.
  21. Yesterday
  22. Agree with MBrane - Sounds like air in the system to me.
  23. Stray

    "Rote Sau"

    Nice bike - hope you enjoy it! By by the way that is a 6th gen, not 5th gen. Looks gorgeous.
  24. What does someone who has ridden VFR's, wants to buy a new VFR but it's no longer an option move to? The Sprint and VFR appear to be the only two bikes in their class. The next thing remotely close to them that I have been able to find appears to be the GSXS-1000F or Ninja 1000, of both which have very different handling characteristics and seating positions. Beginning with a lean angle that is almost half of what the VFR's is. Have I missed some options along the lines? Does anyone have any suggestions / recommendations of what one should consider when buying a new VFR is no longer an option?
  25. Looks like a good crowd is gathering. I'm in. +1 P.S. Where are the donkeys?
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      Another Epic Ride...Kind of
      Who remembers Viethorse and his epic trip to the USA from Vietnam? Believe it or not it has been five years since this Saturday night by the fire. 
      Well, this time America goes to Vietnam to share some ride experience courtesy of Viethorse. I am headed to Hanoi and points north for some
      photo ops with our Vietnamese correspondent. Stay tuned for some epic photoes from the other side of the world. Anyone have a message for
      Viethorse?

       

      Gettin' the party started
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       


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      Early Fall Ride
      It's that time of year around these parts when the weather is difficult to rely upon for consistent temps and the amount of sunlight diminishes significantly.  What do you do before Winter sneaks up on you... you ride when you can.  I took an extended lunch break this last week on a supremely beautiful day with temps in the 70's for a quick ride around Ispwich, Essex and Goucester.  Had an enjoyable little hike to the ocean, a satisfying meal and saw some quirky roadside oddities.


      A great little stretch of road off of HWY 1, it's not fast paced, it's on the short side for distance but the scenery is really nice and the roads are a real treat with a few technical turns thrown amongst the sweepers, plus there is hardly any traffic which is so rare around these parts.
       

      Nothing beats the cod bites at JT Farnham's Famous Clams, so many clam shacks around this is my favorite with great outdoor seating.
       

      The Interceptor approves of the view.
       

      Hanging out at the gazebo in Stage Fort Park in Gloucester.
       

      I don't know the name of this location and I can never find it on a map but I find myself here often when I'm just meandering down roads that I like between Essex and Gloucester.
       

      The tree line before the ocean at Rafes Chasm Park.  It's a very short hike off the road with some tremendous views.
       

      Some wildflowers along the hiking path at Rafes Chasm Park.
       

      Bird in flight looking south along the Atlantic coast.


      I saved the best pic for last!  The elephant even has matching red, white, blue livery.

      Looking forward to a few more Fall rides before the bikes get packed away for the year but I don't think any of them will be as nice as this.
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    1. Barrys Den Diner at Texas Creek

       

      https://contour.com/stories/bishops-castle-run-to-wetmore

       


      I have not been to the Greenhorn highway all summer, the road to Bishops castle - its always fun railing the turns on that fast sweeper road, then the tighter stuff down to Wetmore. I met up with reddog in Woodland Park and we checked out the sky and thought well maybe we can go around Pikes Peak to a turn off at Twin Rocks and avoid the angry looking clouds sitting over Pikes Peak. We got lucky and missed most of the rain. Heading south on High Park road we saw a rare site, motorcycles holding up cars! We figured it was a new rider and sure enough it was a woman on a metric crusier and her husband not far behind riding 15 below the speed limit - of course in a section with no sight lines for at least a mile, we had to pass 3 cars and 2 bikes.

      Reddog was saying over the blue tooth sena communicators they should pull off - but honestly I am sure she was so white knucked kung fu grip on the handle bars she probably had no idea there were cars behind her! I did not mind too much cause I know the road well and knew we were going to be into a passing zone soon enough.

      Then over the back road to Cripple Creek we were soon on hwy 50 - Reddog was astonished at how bad they messed up that road with tar snakes, the hill down to the Arkansas River was so full of tar snakes it was like riding over a slip and slide water park as wide as the road. It was awful - sections we did over the years at a 100 plus are now very dangerous and not advisable to ride much over the speed limit if even that.

       

       

       

       

       


      Lunch was a bacon cheese burger with weird maple syrup flavored bacon? It sort of ruined the burger which was very tasty but the maple syrup was just too much. Hit the spot though after we both peeled that stuff off. Then back on the road to Westcliff where we finally got some rain, just enough to clean the bugs off the visor. They dont call them the wet mountains for nothin!

      Then soon we were pushing the speed up a bit and turned off on the Green Horn hwy at McKenzi Junction and then I rolled on the throttle and let her rip all the way to Bishops Castle - thats a very fun fast ride for 15 min or so of good stuff. There is more good twisties if you keep going but the best stuff is on the way to the Castle. Bigalow Divide its called is the best part.

       

       

       

       

       

      Bishops Castle from behind the trees

       

       

       

       

       

      Young kid way way up on the railing to nowhere

       


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      We rode into Flornece and the heat on the temp gauge showed 100f, only in Colorado can you go from 65 to 100 in a matter of 12 mintues! We looked back at the wet mountains it was just covered with rain clouds, we hit it at the perfect time!

       

       

    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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