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    Excellent. Just so many reasons why this is a fantastic shot
  3. If you're asking how the new shim stack on the top compares to the old C33 stack on the bottom, the answer is they are fairly the same. Slightly stiffer bottom shims will slightly change how and when the shims bend, but they are not that much different. They might give a bit more flow on high speed bumps from my reading. But if you're doing compression valves, you need to do rebound as well.
  4. I just sent out PMs, if you have made your deposit and are expecting a PM regarding this first round of headers and did not get a PM from me, please PM me and let me know and I'll make sure I get yours out to you. Getting closer folks! Cheers, D
  5. Those are some pretty sharp looking seats.
  6. Some advice here: http://www.daughertymotorsports.com/howto/carbs/carbs.html As well as other stuff. I got the manifolds from Honda last year, so look there first. Bowl gaskets and misc here: http://v4dreams.com/products.html And more advice Do you want stock jets or aftermarket? I got a Dynojet kit last year, and even if you have stock exhaust, mild rejetting will make it run better. Pretty sure stock jets are available from, um, Mikuni or Keihin, whoever makes our carbs. Good luck! kevin
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  8. US Gallons,Imp Gallons - Thank God for the metric system! My Owners Book and Service Manual states 21.2litres (5.60 US gal, 4.66 Imp gal). Australia and New Zealand 2014 versions. Strange to see there would be any discrepancy, surely Honda wouldn't make differing tank volumes or maybe different sized fuel pumps for the same bike depending on country! The great thing with the 8gen is I don't normally have to look for fuel till around the 400k range (249miles). Overall the 8gen has superior fuel economy than the 6gen. Cheers.
  9. Looks awesome man, loving the colour combo.. and the custom seat looks like it should’ve come from the factory like that [emoji1360][emoji1360] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Sounds amazing, the trip. If I lived so close I'd be on my 4th seat from him by now. That's when I first got it. Here's iteration 2. Much better looking.
  11. For sure CD - I’ll mention you referred me [emoji1360][emoji6] Great looking Blackbird BTW man [emoji1360][emoji1360] I’m a huge fan of the CBR11 and very nearly bought one instead of the VFR12. I’m lucky enough to live only about 1hr from Elsemade’s workshop so he very kindly offered me a ‘while you wait’ service! He reckoned it would take him about 3hrs to completely reshape & retrim the seat, so I’m looking forward to seeing him work his magic. I wish I didn’t have to wait until June! I’m off on a road trip next month and could really do with having it done before I leave.. we’re going from UK across the Eurotunnel straight to Netherlands (Amsterdam), Germany (Nürburgring), Belgium (Spa Franco Champs circuit) and Brussels (Beers!!), then across France and back home to UK. Despite the stock seat it should still be a good trip [emoji57] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. That begs the question, are the US Honda VFR website and manual wrong in giving a 5.2 gallon capacity? (5.2 gallons = 19.7 liters) Although, these are the specs listed on the Honda websites for the most recent VFR800F models: VFR 800 (US) - 5.2 gal (19.7L) VFR 800 (UK) - 21.5L VFR 800 (Australia) - 21.5L VFR 800 (Japan) - 21L Damn it, I'm going to have to run 'er dry to find out lol
  13. Whoops, I just sent you and Lance a PM in case I missed something. Should have checked here first. I still can't believe this is actually happening. Thanks for all your hard work!
  14. Great topic! Could someone-maybe someone who has the shim calculator program- please tell me how this valving (suggested by the online valve calculator from Race Tech): (3).15x17 .10x17 .10x15 .10x13 .15x11 .15x9 Compares to the ch33 valving: (3).15x17 .10x15 .10x13 .10x12 .10x11 .10x10 .10x9 I've contacted Race Tech but all they said was "we no longer use the standard chart- use this and we'll find you something else if you don't like it". Thanks a lot!
  15. If I keep this bike I'll have him make me a seat. Upside is I should be able to get a decent amount of money for this Corbin. His seats look bad ass and I already know how incredibly comfortable they are. Here's a few seats for our bike if you didn't see them. Oh, and tell him David Behr from Arizona referred you, having made a seat for my Blackbird. This one here. I had him move the bump forward and I liked the feel but the passenger section does look a little long. I wouldn't do that again.
  16. Right! That's the entire reason for the discrepancy then? The manual also says the E flashes with 1 gallon left and that's normally about 4.3 gallons used up for me. Would make sense for a standard 5.2 gallon fuel tank.
  17. Hi Fz6wja, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  18. There seem to be some differing numbers of 5.20 and 5.60 gallons (19.7 and 21.2 liters, respectively). There isn't a difference in capacity between countries is there? Searching through posts for Eighth Gen fuel ranges, some members from Spain, Australia, Germany, and UK have filled 19.7 to 20.4 liters (5.2 to 5.39 gallons). And yet, the manual I have and Honda North America's website for the VFR800F notes a 5.2 gallon fuel capacity. Some reviews on the 2014/15 mention 5.6 gallons. On my 2015, haven't ran to dry but most I've filled is 4.738 and that's 15 or so miles after the E light coming on at 216 miles on the trip odometer. Haha, it's been bothering me and I'm just really curious.
  19. I emailed Marc and heard back promptly at the tail end of last week. He said they were planning on having the kits shipped by the end of this week, fyi.
  20. So, I haven't gotten any response yet. To the order or shipping info. Sent them an email asking to clarify what's up. I wonder if they ran out or something! Anyone else have a problem getting theirs?
  21. Hi all, just wanted to give everyone an update. I finally got a lull in my work schedule and was able to get pricing and work with SFDownhill on all the costing numbers and options you have selected. On that vein, I will be sending out later today, PMs to all of you who have gave your deposit and shipping info with the information we have received. Ideally we have it all correct but that is where you will come in. Once you get the PM. please look over the info and make sure we got it right. As far as the headers go, we spoke with Wade yesterday and this morning, he anticipated being able to deliver the first batch by early next week, we have no reason to doubt that will happen, so we anticipate being able to pick them up and get those that will have passivization done dropped off shortly after we take possession. I'm sure everyone is chomping at the bit as much as we are, all I can say is the last mile is the longest mile! Hard to believe this has come to fruition, let alone almost here! Cheers, D
  22. Selling my silver ‘03 bike for parts or track use. I let the CA registration expire 10 years ago and they want more than the bike’s value to get current (and they won’t give me the pink slip without getting current.) It’s complete, but the plastics are ugly. I started (attempted) a wrap years ago and sanded out some scratches. Stock pipe is gutted. Engine runs. About 30,000 on odo. $1500. Orange County, CA mpstucker74@gmail.com
  23. A good suggestion. I'm leery though of investing so much money in a bike for which replacement plastics are a difficult buy.
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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
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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!

       

       

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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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