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  2. Ok. Do you always hear the fuel pump prime at switch on and at the prime completion the Fi light goes out? Do you ever have a situation where the fuel pump continues to run before starting? Does the Fi light vary in brightness? Since clearing the stored codes do you now have any active flashing codes? And just confirming, battery terminals are clean and tight, you have no cranking issues and have checked the frame Grounds as suggested, and they measure zero ohms back to the battery negative terminal?
  3. Yeah modern oils are simply magical compared to what was available just couple decades ago. I wonder what differentiates "type of engine"?
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  5. HIghSideNZ, can I ask what rear brake setup you're running? I have a Ducati hub in my 800 as well and suffer from a weak and wooden rear brake
  6. Hey there. I'm the happy owner of two RC30's and have another to rebuild. But I have a big problem. Need some parts as headlights. Oil pump, and the most difficult thing is to find a crankshaft or being able to rebuild the slightly damaged one that I already have. Have been told that there is not possible to rebuild and there is no way to find a new one. Honda will start the heritage program to release new spare parts, but nobody knows nothing about when and how they will be available. Thanks in advance for any help. If you ever come to Spain (Málaga) there
  7. The wolf focks up sheep. Nothing focks the wolf
  8. In a way. It's related to perpendicular force rather than speed though. And this is an *ideal* case at time=0, the oil can obviously escape out both sides at some point and can't ultimately reach infinity. And the gears are turning freely in between contacts and slinging oil away, etc. We used to have another engineer on the board who worked at a very large diesel test lab, and he was really good about all of this. I want to say he was the guy who pointed out the main difference in oil wear for motorcycles vs. cars is the transmission. If you think about collapsing a column by
  9. Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. @slowbird I’ll keep that in mind about the valves. The guy I bought it off of said to just hold off until 30k. I had just checked clearances on my RC and 6 of 8 were out. Exhaust were out by a fair amount at 16k. I presumed VFR would be same… I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. First things first, get it tuned up and back on the road.
  10. If anyone is interested I have a brand new set of headers to suit a Gen 6 that haven’t been fitted thanks to a change in my circumstances. The headers have three ports for O2 sensors and they were passivated as part of the manufacturing. What I’m offering: New headers Exhaust gaskets (2 sets) Set of O2 port bungs and copper gaskets CNC’d centre stand stop made by Sebspeeed (https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/93673-sebspeed-56th-gen-center-stand-stop/&tab=comments#comment-1108003) Power Commander 5 map to suit aftermarket air f
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  12. Welcome to the Board. You landed in the right spot in my opinion. I have found the members here to be exceedingly generous with their time and expertise. Give them a chance to prove it🙂.
  13. Congratulations on your new machine. You obviously have great taste in mc's. Take care and safe riding.
  14. Thanks so much for all your replies. I made a wooden tool to jam the cartridge, which it did, but the bolt kept spinning even when pulling the damper rod & stanchion. So I gave up and went to a mechanic, he seemed very confident he’d be able to get it out “…you just need to shock it out with a rattle gun”. He came back after 5 minutes, “The bolt’s just spinning. It’s like the valve is spinning because something is jamming the bolt, I need your help.” So with the fork fully extended and the stanchion held in a vice he pulled on the lower leg while I pulled on the damper rod the
  15. Good news, I think you will happy with it. It's always a compromise to get a good line-of-sight without blocking the instruments, getting horrible sun glare, interfering with steering lock and tank bag, out of the wind blast, etc. For bikes with tube handlebars there are replacement clamp bolts with RAM balls on top--what I use on my Duc, works great. Post a photo!
  16. There's more to it than that. The critical measurements here are the axle diameter and the width of the hub. The OD of the 6th and 8th gen discs is different, but there may be other OEM disks with the same OD and different ID which would work? My info says that the 6th gen wheel has a 62mm ID and 296mm OD, btw; I don't know about the 8th gen, but VFR750F3 says it has 94mm x 310mm disks. 62mm x 310mm is the OEM size for the CBR900RRW-X (98-99), although the offset is 21.5mm. The CBR1100XX has 62mm x 310mm as well, with an 18.5mm offset (also used on the X-11 and early
  17. Thank you sir! If you know of an example of the type referenced, that would be helpful. The compact DC breakers don't seem to specify anything about arc supression, just voltage and ampetage ratings and that they are thermally tripped. Due to size limitations, it will probably have to do - they just barely fit - anything larger won't work.
  18. To the suggestions of fuel treatments: already done. Since I had reason to believe the bike had been lightly used in recent times, as soon as I got it home Sta-Bil Marine went into the tank. I'm not convinced the Marine version is better at curing ills than Seafoam, which has worked very well for me in the past. But, it does work wonders for winter storage. My carburetted ZRX sat, unfortunately, for six months without the carbs being drained but with Sta-Bil Marine in the fuel and when retrieved, it started instantly and ran every bit as well as I remembered, which is pretty darn well. A
  19. Not really, I don’t even put mine on for the MOT
  20. Glad you have a new pump in and it appears to be priming. - Have you tried starting your bike with the Sidestand in the UP position? (all to do with ECM ignition enable logic) - Have you checked the state of, or replaced the spark plugs? - Are you getting any smell of fuel from the exhaust? Perhaps your injectors have gummed up! - What is the status of your Fi Light? Sidestand Down.
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      December 2020 Southwest
      The second week of December I went down to the Southwest to see a bunch of big rocks.
      Read all about it on my blog: https://crotchrocketeer.blogspot.com/2020/12/snowbird-december-2020.html
      (I'm really too lazy to copy it all and pictures and stuff into a post here)

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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


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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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