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  2. So I have been sitting on one of Sebs clear clutch covers for awhile now (not literally sitting on it of course) Now, before I install it I have been really huming and hawing over whether I should replace some, if not all, of the clutch bits while I am in there. For the record my 2000 VFR has about 66,000kms (41,000miles) on her. My ownership has been about 20k kms (13k miles) of happy life. It has had a few previous owners. I have an inkling that the bike may have been tinkered with in the past. Looks like it may have had a Power Commander on it previously. I think the o2's are disconnected. Airbox mods, Pipe, K&N air filter etc etc I don't beat on the bike and maybe WOT rip it hard once in awhile. I don't do clutch ups or wheelies or anything. A few years back I took her on a loaded road trip through America. It performed flawlessly on roads like Pikes Peak and Beartooth. (See ride report below) I can say that throughout my road trips and entire ownership I have never had an issue with the clutch (knock on wood) So I am currently stuck between 2 schools of thought. 1. Don't fix what ain't broke So in this case I'll just swap on Seb's clutch cover and be done. 2. May aswell while you're in there In this case I'll install new friction plates and clutch springs. The other option is to just replace the clutch springs. From my search on the forums it look as though when people experience slippage, the springs are usually the likely culprit, and they aren't very expensive. I don't plan on getting rid of the bike ever. What is everyones thoughts?
  3. Weakest link in the whole electrical system is the battery... Smart money is on the new light weight Lithium Iron battery like Shorai or Anti Gravity...
  4. Today
  5. I did years ago, sold the case as it proved WAAAYYY to big on my 4th gen. I will did out some pictures tonite...
  6. My 1954 Gilera smoked more than an Sioux chief.... 🙂 No surprise with one (of 2) compression rings broken as well as one of the oil scraper rings....
  7. My bike will be spending August and September out of the garage and I would like to find a decent motorcycle cover. Not too expensive but not garbage either. Needs to fit over the OEM side cases too. Any thoughts?
  8. Yeah, that drop looks like a proper dyke over here!
  9. Have you got a link to that Fink? All I can find is some film
  10. I've used these guys on a couple different bikes. Cheap, and the quality seems OK. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MZS-Clutch-Brake-Lever-Fit-Honda-Interceptor-800-VFR800-1998-2018-VFR800F-02-18/283319266215?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item41f724eba7:g:41oAAOSwPYNcJcE-&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACcBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%2Fn%2BzU5L90Z278x5ickk7PdDazAlGltMLJlUhrWsD04LqFAXKb4Sy2k9tSnIXOwKnnBQpchDHzsNzu2X%2B6N8b8u5Rgn1Y8lwoHbBHjtCfbd5cycDNBDgMgmE%2BMTxlGcF2ecoa6GQDEn%2BCVu9OIvoLroFskGYZbMnXz4nauJYg4I0MBG6joQBGVDOjP%2F6djVT5THK3uAk34m0d8RgiPiPyddoFWk%2BXI4fjYOlbdD4Pf2%2BwSXhVrHYrd%2BCUthQqrSxBJUjpkloXwR5y66xEgFEoeektQmJHHIoVxmv97abnNEeq597lskU9gXn9nn8Hm4y21wBpZz2YHB1d7cOFexqJR%2B2aVkn3HHvb%2BBmQkocPbxddVsKQc%2FWY64l%2FkO6RxdBRsV5XII2VLxym3nFwO7PKgYs4QSn0t2lvM1qMv0O%2B2BLZLhLWid55%2Fvu0Llo22qc8v93Q2%2FGZNQDEwm1XWRAfJOy2Y5rTyTy%2B4DZj1WREFY4hSfvN2nLVoFOPc9eZLanXvA2%2FANskX3H%2FcDImOuULpD1Lu7ZbMZF4%2FGbd%2BwZmKNwr0HCwVLgqYF6xoUhvl2JMBosTy0VBkONNTEoaiCJIZlfTiH3G1ndbZdlua2bTtTQglZVvq0wWax3XfjwOvvKKVofTLYq%2F47rqSoIjKFcy8YUpxsyPs83gOr4KMbKJ6puMTRr55MeAwNCS5Z%2FsffALnC1npfiOwtB7cibggCSCEPn6Jwimx4YVTXBXi5KDJO1kF%2BK8c5ssQfTZ8qIYT3bifoCtENqQ0rqIB9OR%2F%2Fme4E0laRO1yQwqa1AH3lV%2BA%3D%3D|cksum%3A2833192662159bf0d15f026c4a97bd340681fecf546f|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524
  11. I scored a new 2014 in 2017, actually 3 years ago on 15/7/20. Did oi,l coolant, brake, clutch, new battery. Tyres weren't bad and were punctured early on. Hope you get a great deal.
  12. Jor

    Fuel pump issue

    Good skills and excellent help Grum
  13. Duplicolor High Performance Wheel Coating Silver HWP101. Its been on there 6 years, still looks fine and you can wash and scrub them if need be. I painted the mirrors as well. Very close to the same color as fork and I think it is close to the same as frame. The frame on my 2000 is extruded alum and they just clear coat it. I originally tried the silver body paint I used (House of Kolor) and it flaked off. 😞 The Duplicolor wheel coating was easy, just clean them well, then deflate the tire, I use the cardboard from a 12 pack of Coke and cut it into some 12" long arcs and slipped it between the deflated tire and rim as a mask. If you don't rotate the tire while deflated, you don't have to rebalance. I have only tested this theory to 110 mph though.
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  15. Hey folks, just heard back from sfdownhill, he has been traveling for the past few weeks, so that is the reason for any delays in responses to PMs to him (us) and any post on this thread. Although not traveling, my work has picked up at a much needed time, as my bank account has been getting real low! Anyway, SF said he would be back at it in a couple of days and should be able to update us all. Again, many apologies for not getting back to anyone in a timely manner. Cheers, D
  16. Part 3 Margaritaville Why do you ride ? Personal satisfaction ? The adulation of others ? Respect from peers ? Neo: “You’re saying that I’ll be able to dodge bullets”. Morpheus: “No Neo, I’m saying that when you’re ready you won’t have to”. Spock: “After a time you will discover that having something is not the same as wanting something. It is not logical but it is true”. “We spend our lives in the pursuit of happiness when we should spend our lives in the happiness of pursuit”. After adulation ( The Dragon ) and dis consolation ( Less than Zero ) it’s well time for a little reflection. The day after the BRP PG-13 crash ,my Interceptor sat in the garage looking a bit rough around the edges. I proclaimed that I would be back in the saddle the day after but the bruises hurt enough on the day after to postpone. So, I mapped out a ride (for the day after the day after ) that would be less than 300 miles, start early and have me back home before the heat cooked me. Getting back on the bike is the best solution for me when tough times arrive. The day after a big event lends itself to taking stock in ones situation. Do you still want to ride ? Yes. What important lesson or lessons did you learn ? Stay focused and try to learn or train how not to freeze in a similar situation. Don’t take your attention off the task unless you are stopped. Reality Check: Honda is not going to call about that Moto-GP test rider position after all. James Bond typically deals with the aftermath of disaster differently. He holes up on a small Island in Tahiti with an awesome beach bar. Every night he drinks all contestants under the table, eats scorpions and takes a new winsome lass home. Of course no one knows his true identity. Hunks have it tough battling depression. Let’s see how I rate on the Bond scale. 1) I don’t drink a lot of alcohol...does sweet tea count ? 2) I’m afraid of scorpions ...won’t be eating any soon. 3) The winsome lass ( one night stand ) thing is a fading memory from the 1980s... 4) I’d rather be in the mountains breathing clean air ( and low speed crashing ) instead of the beach Based on those answers I might get to be a grip on the set if I’m lucky and hard pass on the fluffer job. My life has been spent trying to be cool because everyone likes cool. Because the cool guy gets chicks. Cool is a funny thing. You can’t really buy it ( although many try to ) . You have to be it. The same applies to the modern interpretation of swagger. I think ones actions in life establish who and what one is. I don’t want to be cool. I am cool if you can understand the subtlety of that. Cool as in comfortable in what I do and say with myself and others. That’s what cool means to me. Margarita-Ville Wasted away....and many can fill in the rest of that line. Something about salt shakers right ? What in the hell does this ( even obliquely) have to do with my current state of VFR purgatory ? Wait for it ...here it comes. In North and South Carolina we have a name for the scooters that DWI recipients are forced to ride. Liquor-sicles. Yes, this is a story about VFR pilot numero Uno ( me) vs a scooter. There I was....back in the saddle aboard my trusty albeit battle scarred VFR. This was not a challenging technical ride. This was a confidence- is- developed- by- jumping- back- in- ride. Not challenging didn’t mean that some curves wouldn’t be included. My route took me near the base of Hwy 181 outside of Morganton and not that far from the site of the last story. I was waiting at the intersection of Hwy 128 and Hwy 321 outside Lenoir. The plan was to cross 321 and continue straight to whatever the highway is named that goes though Colletsville on the way to 181. As I waited for cross traffic to clear, I noticed a scooter turn off of 321 onto the road I was about to travel. By the time I could cross, several cars filled the gap between me and the scooter. The scooter pilot seemed to be doing a good job staying to the right to allow the cars to pass. When my chance to pass came up we were in a few low speed turns with some sand and gravel so I waited. As I passed him I extended my left arm down and gave the universal rubber side down gesture. I also noticed a few details. The scooter rider ( from now on let’s refer to him as JB ) had on a dayglow orange shirt that said Deal’s Gap Hwy 129 The Dragon . Below the shirt he sported cargo shorts and his feet were encased in white rubber fishing waders. I should have known something was up. ATGATT All The Gear All The Time. NGMOTT None of the Gear Most of the Time. I started riding at 14. You had to wear a helmet in my sweet home Alabama but, that was about it. By the time I was riding a Gen 1 750 Interceptor in South Carolina I’d usually have on a helmet but, my tight budget would not allow for good gear like gloves ,jackets and boots. Those were the bass wee jun no-socks Miami Vice Days for those of you who are a certain age. When I could finally afford to go ATGATT I was all in. My weakness is Italian gear. It would seem there is no downside to being properly attired/protected while riding but there is. For some ( especially members of Genus Squidus ) seeing ATGATT is a challenge. This guy is wearing all this cool racer looking sh$$$t....let’s see if he ( or she ) has the goods. Combine too much cool gear with a bright red VFR that is not a Ducati and you’ve got yourself a combustible mixture just waiting for a bit of accelerant. I seem to be a magnet for challengers who want to know “Are You A Poseur ?” I don’t think JB was aboard a Liquor-sicle. After my friendly pass I noticed JB was not fading into the background. The road ahead was loaded with some tight turns,some blind,others with gravel and I had more familiarity riding this stretch of road in the opposite direction. Would I be up to the challenge ? My VFR can rock a corner. The suspension is not stock, Jamie Daugherty mods front and rear and the Metzeler Roadtec 1s were fresh. So if the bike handles good ( Great ) it’s all about what’s in the pilot’s head right ? Despite ( or because of ) the BRP humiliation being 48 hours old, I attacked the corners with my version of gusto and JB started falling back. Of course good things come to an end so around the next corner I encountered a slow moving local. Slow as in 10mph below the speed limit. JB started erasing my hard earned gap. The local didn’t block me for long and then I ripped a few long straights until there was no longer a small headlight in my mirror. JB was just a guy on a scooter wearing an interesting ensemble. What if he actually was an old 500GP factory test rider who never got called up to the show because he couldn’t kick his weaknesses of drinking beer and fly fishing ? Or maybe this VFR pilot sucks and is super slow. Perhaps the truth lies somewhere in between. ‘Tis one thing to be able to brag about slaying a Porsche or Ferrari ( or a Camaro SS LE1 for that matter ) but, a scooter ? Life is but a dream. Being cool might just be about understanding that your ride doesn’t have to be a race if you don’t want it to be. Those bullets aimed at you just fall to the ground in front of your hand.
  17. Ha. I did the same thing. Im not spending $45 on a filter just because it has a 180 bent tube.
  18. "Localised showers may emerge" They never did, so glad I went out...
  19. Rick's are the best, they have been doing stator rewinds for decades now and have a excellent reputation. I installed a stator and Reg/Rec are from Rick's about 6 or 7 years ago and have been trouble free since.
  20. If you are getting a new fan, a common mod is to replace with a Super Hawk fan that blows out. I did this and at lower speeds it keeps my temps from going over 220F in most cases.
  21. Life is good. The track pig is now wearing Dunlop Q4 tires, and some new EBC EPFA brake pads, and I just put new seals in the forks. Heading to Road America in August! Hoping to run in the high 2:40s for a time.
  22. Cheers Grum, I manage to download and look at section 12, yep, I will be asking a professional to do the work. Not an area that I wish to cut my teeth on. Many thanks
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      Another Epic Ride
      Lost a job recently so decided to spend some quality time on my moto. Took a 3 day tour of SD/WY, solo keeping a generous 6+feet distance from most individuals and animals (luckily)
      Day 1, left Denver and arrived Hot Springs, SD. I was immediately greeted by lovely twisties of Hwy 395/87 and the bison on a way heading to Custer. 
      Stayed overnight in the Center Lake campground, roughing it sleeping in a hammock (my first). Dipped to 48F overnight so I was a little chilly. The campground is awesome: clean showers, beautiful lake, wildlife around.. 
      Day 2, left the campground and I was immediately on the Needles Highway. I’ve been on it a few times so I did not bother stopping to take pictures because I was enjoying the road basically to myself early morning. The is super twisty and has a few on way tunnels carved out in the rocks. Epic ride! I continued riding to the Spearfish Canyon after a short stop for breakfast in Hill City. SC is another must do: flowy, moderate speeds ride! Left SD heading to the oldest National Monument in US. The roads around it are triple digit sweepers but kept it sane being alone and seeing some cops around. After a quick picture at Devils Tower, rode to my cabin in Buffalo, WY. 
      Day 3, after sleeping not that great, I stopped for a drive through coffee at Macdonalds:). I wonder if I was their first customer on a motorcycle going through a drive through 🤪. After slurping the god-sent beverage, off I went over the Big Horn mountains. It was a cold foggy morning in the mountains so I missed some of the scenery. The fog lifted as soon as I reached the peak, and I was happy to be able to see more than 20 feet in front of me. Again, did not stop for pics, I was just happy to avoid any potential collision with the wildlife and being warm enough to enjoy the corners. The west side of Hwy 16 is better anyways, smooth pavement and nice views. Stopped in Thermopolis, WY at Bear Cafe for brunch-great food!
      The canyon heading south of town is beautiful!! Then, the boring shit of 120 miles to Rawlins.. Not terribly so but after all the good roads, this was definitely a drag. The highlight of the ride back to Denver was a ride through the Medicine Bowl mountains (Saratoga to Centennial). Nice road and lots of snow still on the sides..
      In summary, the best part of my trip is the Black Hills, SD. You literarily can spend 3 days and explore some of the neatest roads and not have to go far. They also take care of their roads, and the wildlife is the icing on the cake: watch out for wild turkeys, deer and bison of course. 

       









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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.

       

       

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      Lookout Mountain - Golden Colorado

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      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

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      Tommy-knockers Brewpub Idaho Springs

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      Idaho Springs Colorado

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      Mashtuns and fermenters

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      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

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      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

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      Echo Lake at Mount Evans showing off my new plate

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      Elephant Butte Park and Denver

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      Veefalo on Squaw Pass

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      Juniper Pass

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      Juniper Pass

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      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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