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  1. Today
  2. as far as the odd bits, i get my OEM parts from Partzilla https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle
  3. 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.
  4. Terry

    Cyclops LED

    Over 30000km on the ST1100, and about 15000km on the VFR and VTR combined.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. I agree. Heated vest helps fingertips. Great bit of biking gear but I keep forgetting to unplug before walking away...
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Yesterday
  12. 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.
  13. Africord

    I am thinking about pulling a trailer...

    This, IMHO, is the best solution. I'm guessing this photo is of someone in VFRD. This is a UNIGO. And there is an archived thread here that discusses it. They are still in business. https://www.unigotrailers.com/ Classic Industries in Australia may have a hitch. The following site lists a TH55 as fitting a 6th gen. https://www.classicind.com.au/Shop/ Hope this helps.
  14. Hi TedJake, Thank you for your donation of 50.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  15. TedJake

    Devils Tower.jpg

    From the album: South Dakota 2017

  16. TedJake

    Devils Tower 2.jpg

    From the album: South Dakota 2017

  17. TedJake

    Near Sugarloaf WY.jpg

    From the album: South Dakota 2017

  18. GatorGreg

    Greetings from the frozen tundra

    Congrats - she's a beauty!
  19. Last week
  20. HispanicSlammer

    20170120_135609.jpg

    looks like my driveway these days, featured.
  21. That is interesting. Maybe I’m missing the cause and effect, how would the CCT’s result in overheating @Urbanengineer ?
  22. andrearonin

    Picture Thread

    Varano Circuit, Italy @wildays 2018 Free practice
  23. BuzznerSuntrusts

    5th & 6th VFR 800 Header build

    They actually started in 2000 with the Cat Con and crossed front headers. A friend had a Euro model '98 or '99 that also had crossed front headers. No idea if it came like that from the factory, but not much else was changed. I forget if it had a cat.
  24. One thing to look into, is upgrading/updating the RR and perhaps adding a volt meter. Although not an OEM item, there are a few members who have found Honda branded meters that look like they belong on the bike. As far as the windscreen, I have a Zero Gravity on my 5 Gen and it is a bit thinner than the stock windscreen. I had a GIVI touring screen on my 6 Gen but have changed it out for an MRA with the spoiler. Even though it is a departure from the OEM look, I rather like it. It appears to work a bit better than the GIVI, at least for my height (5’8”).
  25. koekum

    Anything wrong with my engine?

    Cannibalize an aftermarket car seat heater and MacGyver it into your jacket and connect it to your battery. Works like a charm
  26. BuzznerSuntrusts

    5th Gen vs 6th Gen VFR800

    ABS 6th Gen, because ABS.
  27. THRASHED

    87 700 fuel pump relay intermittent failure?

    Here's the latest, and final solution to my issues. Ultimately, it came down to two issues, hopefully these finds will help someone else. First off, the plug for the fuel pump was not connecting well. The female end of the bladed connector was too loose, this caused poor connectivity and explains why sometimes when the bike died I could unplug the pump and plug it back in to get it running. The solution was to replace both ends of the plug. I went with a new-style weather-proof plug and thought I had it licked. This led me to the second issue. After replaced the plug, I decided to give myself some more access to troubleshooting if the bike died on the road. I removed the retaining screw on for the end cap on the fuel pump. This allows the cap to be popped off to examine the electrical end of the pump without needing tools. This worked out well. As we all know, with an intermittent problem, the bike has to be ridden to see if the issue is still there. I decided on a 25 mile trip to a shop down the freeway would work. I made it there but the bike felt odd. I made it almost home when the pump died again. Luckily, I was able to pop off the end cap. I checked it and found that the contacts would open, but not close. It's hard to explain all of my troubleshooting, but basically the issue was that the contacts were too far apart (you can actually see this in the pictures in my original post). I used a coin to bend the bottom bumper holder up a bit to close the gap and 2000+ miles later it seems like that was the final fix. I know this is long-winded, but hopefully it can help someone else. I'll add a few words below as an aid for people searching this topic: Chinese fuel pump fuel pump contacts fuel pump electrical
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