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  2. I mean it has a strap going to the passenger pegs to distribute the load, and is like 1/4 the weight of a passenger. I'm not too worried about it. If i had heavy bikes i wouldn't do it, but carbon fiber mountain bike under 25lbs, or my road bike in the 15ish lb range? No worries 😄
  3. Today
  4. It's kinda funny in a morbid sort of way... Since I punctured the one eardrum, the hearing in that ear is obviously far worse than the other. Walking through the woods, if there's a sound in the distance, I can turn in a circle and it's like a radar sweep. I can tell exactly what direction it came from.
  5. Welcome TYGA, awesome news. I thought you had abandoned this project, so looking forward to see what you have done. As an FYI I checked with a colleague in Japan what dimensions the Ladybird HRC RC45 uses. Turns out they are 38mm OD & 36mm ID albeit in Titanium, same as the TBR I have fitted to mine. I'll be interested in your dyno results . Keep up the good work 👍😀
  6. 99.99% no doubt about it.
  7. https://trickbitzltd.co.uk/product/honda-vfr-vtec-2002-2012-comfort-kit/
  8. True, but I'll bet at this point you could probably talk them into a set of tires at cost to move a five year old "new" bike... start by asking for them free. Probably get them to flush the fluids as well, depending on if you trust them to actually do it.
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  10. https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENUINE-HONDA-OEM-CBR-HONDA-RACING-MOTORCYCLE-COVER-0SP34-MFJ-200/173862845357?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  11. Hey Everyone, Sorry for any late responses I have been out of the country with no access to internet. I have opened up an eBay listing for this bracket to help me keep track of all of the orders! If anyone is interested please check it out at http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/706-53473-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575378759&campid=5338273189&customid=&icep_item=123909098714&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229529&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg&toolid=11111
  12. Interesting as always Mohawk. I'm betting the dyno shows some gains. Factory Pro has a chart that shows which injector was fitted to which model. The 06+ 6th gen shares an injector with the 04-07 CBR1000RR only they run at 50psi (also, the next model CBR has some crossover with the 7th gen). I've read a few old threads from people playing around with fuel pressure as a substitute for a modified fuel maps. I think that's a bit of an oversimplification, but I imagine that if your map includes a lot of enrichment throughout, there may be some benefit to running at higher pressures and running with less duty cycle in your fuel map. Obviously, this requires another round of tuning to be effective, but if you've done enough mods to flow enough air, it might be worth playing with. Edit: this is just a few musings of my own, not really aimed at anyone in specific... Obviously Mohawk knows what he's doing without my help!
  13. Terry

    Mr A

    Greg is correct on all accounts. The flapper is activates by intake vacuum, and that is controlled by an electrical solenoid in front of the airbox. The ECU fires the solenoid to open or close the flapper. At idle, in gear, clutch pulled in, the flapper is held open. When the clutch lever is released, the flapper is then held closed until rpms exceed 5500 rpm at which point is opens again. The thing that will determine whether the flapper is open or closed in gear at idle is the clutch switch. If this is making intermittent contact, the ECU will cycle the solenoid on/off and you get the crackling or buzzing sound from the solenoid. The intermittent clutch switch contact can be due to dirty contacts in the microswitch, you can try to clean those with contact cleaner or just replace the switch (it's cheap and a common part).
  14. Obviously another member of the MBS club - Multi Bike Syndrom. And look at all those engines!
  15. You have my sympathy too. I had my Fireblade SP stolen from outside work, one of my colleagues was on their phone but didn’t intervene or raise the alarm ! The insurance company needs the two keys from you to prove there wasn’t one left in ignition- I was insured with MCE, they were very good and fair. I am no longer with MCE because their recovery company fried the electrics on the Fireblade’s replacement and lied about what they had done. Both incidents on CCTV, EEC GDPR rules mean that CCTV footage could not be released to me to help with either problem. I hope your claim is settled quickly and in full. I now carry an Abus u lock with me, the steering locks can be broken by a well placed kick to the handlebar. Honda’s HISS can apparently be overridden using a $10 circuit board available online.
  16. Hi all and greetings from the N/W UK, I run my own garage / repair workshop but the main passion lies on 2 wheels. Lots of tech knowledge from years of fixing stuff! Looking forward to building my Gen 4 although it may take a while! Catch up and chat soon. Cheers!
  17. Technically speaking anyone of the 3 brands will meet and exceed your mileage expectations... Like I've stated before... I'm using auto oil SN in my homolgated race bike with a tall first gear good for 90mph... I literally incinerate my clutch in WFO launches on the street or track... I don't ride in moderation and yet no clutch slip issues due to oil... so because of low cost and high availability I pick Mobil 1 5w30 SN but any SN auto 30 grade will do... Because Mobil owns 80% of the market they offer many 5w30... I only know about one mark YES...
  18. Hi VFRlover, Thank you for your donation of 10.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  19. Saturday 9/14, roughly 3pm I-5 North heading through Salem, OR. Had a sweet sounding high mount slip on. (BTW, had 1 headlight operational . . .)
  20. Seat is as shown in the picture, no rips or tears. I did cut the 2nd Skin tag or label off when I first got it, part of it is still there. I think shipping is going to be around $50 as that is what it cost me to ship my Corbin seat back to Corbin via UPS....so I expect this to be about the same. Price is $50 for the seat plus actual shipping cost. I will use the box that Corbin sent me.
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  22. Hi - did you ever resolve this ? Mine has done it since new - I get a strong judder/stutter/jerk as the vtec kicks in. Worse when wet - not clever if it kicks in on a wet bend or wet overtake. Been back to the Honda shop several times and they can't find a problem. Thanks.
  23. Hi guys, i thought i would add my 2 cents for what it is worth. I am wondering if you have got any further with your efforts yet? Just to spurr you on I have done this project on a ZXR 900 engine currently in a 7R frame and i can say that yes it was worth all the blood sweat and tears! Yes there lots of head scratching moments but nothing that someone else has already done, so just google it! I have learned so much from that project that I am now currently gathering all the nessasary components to do the same to a vfr750 gen4. I will also be adding a zx10r front end for the usd forks and radial calipers also adding an RVF body kit for the RC45 look. Iwill be using a microsquirt v3 ecu, triumph 675 throttle bodies and also going to a coil on plug system to save a little space. for what it is worth i think it will be hard work to adapt the vfr800 system/ecu to run with the 750. I am willing to share any info and help others where i can. It is good to find other people with a similar mind-set and the same "I want to do it just because i can". Dont loose heart cheers Nick.
  24. Err no I meant 0.1mm as in one tenth of a mm extra lift would not cause a noticeable difference on a dyno. Anything in the 100th of a mm would not be noticeable anywhere.
  25. Nice job so far! What kind of/wich fuel tank did you use?
  26. Looks really nice. If he would accept 3500, I think it's more than worth it. I looked at a pretty nice one yesterday and the seller was firm at 2500. But it wasn't nearly in the same league as that one. It looked nice for having 50k miles, but had chips on the wheels, a stain on the swingarm, and had never had the valves shimmed. Some ammo to use in your negotiation: there is a dealer in California with a 2001 with 6k miles and they're asking 4,000. So 5,000 from a private party seems like pie in the sky.
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      Maggie Valley, NC Report
      My dad (Honda F6B), uncle (HD Electra Glide), and cousin (BMW R9T) returned last week from a 4 day trip from Ohio to Maggie Valley, NC. About 1500 miles round trip on my 31k mile 2001 5th gen (AMAZING bike). We rode the Tail of the Dragon (of course), visited Wheels Through Time museum, and rode the wheels off our bikes. Great trip, great roads, and a safe time had by all. 

      Lots of highway time on the way back made me want to upgrade the ol' 5th gen with some helibars, taller screen, and a throttle lock though...

      Happy motoring!

      PS - you must eat at Butts on the Creek if you stay in Maggie Valley...we found it on the first night and ate there 3 times.

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      VFR Visits the White Mountains
      View from the Kancamagus Highway looking south.
      Probably my favorite area to ride in my neck of the woods, the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains between Conway and Lincoln, NH.  It's only about two hours from my house (near Boston) if you take the interstate and a local highway (I95 and HWY 16) heading up the east side towards Conway, which is what I did.  There's three tolls along the way totaling $3.50.  Alternatively you can take I93 north all the way to Lincoln only paying one toll that costs $1.  93 is faster but 95/HWY16 is more interesting.  This is the longest trip I have ever taken on my Interceptor in a single day, 400 miles and man was I sore the next day.  Didn't help that it was really hot later in the day and I didn't hydrate enough suffering some leg cramping.  I should add, there are a lot of pics of the Interceptor below... I've been here quite a few times with my other bikes and really was just thinking about taking photos of my bike at some of my favorite stops.

      Chocorua Lake is a great place to stop and just chill.  Very relaxing and usually not too busy.

      The Swift River that runs along the eastern side of the Kancamagus Highway.  Lots of people just wade and play in the water here.

      More spectacular views from the top of the highway overlooking the mountains.

      A lunch stop at One Love Brewery in Lincoln, NH.  The bartender recommended these French Dip Sliders and now I would recommend them as well.  Really good.


      There were a pair of antique cars stopped along the Basin which is just north of Lincoln along the Styles Bridges Highway in Franconia Notch State Park.

      A view along Franconia Notch.  A really mellow divided highway with sweepers that cut between the mountains.

      A retired Cog train.  These trains still run up Mt. Washington.  Notice the angled engine that is designed for going up the grade of the mountain tracks.  This old model is sitting along HWY 302 near a restaurant.

      Stopped along Saco Lake.  You get here from Franconia Notch by taking HWY 3 or 302 from Styles Bridges Highway (I93) N.

      Sitting right at the edge of Crawford Notch along HWY 302.  Right after this is a big drop down with some fairly tight turns.  It's a fun run as long as there isn't traffic holding you up.

      Normally I would continue along HWY 302 to Bear Notch Road which connects with the Kancamagus Highway and bypasses North Conway and Conway.  Bear Notch Road is very technical if you take it at speed but today there was too much traffic so I turned around and went back around 302 to Franconia Notch before heading home.

      Took a stop at the Flume for a break from the heat and get some water in the beautiful visitor's center.  This is a great place to visit if you have more time.  For a small fee you can take a two mile hike through some amazing landscapes.

      Bonus VFR pic!  After the Flume I headed home along 93 south.  70mph posted all the way to Concord, NH.  I had a few runs of 80mph keeping pace with the traffic.  Surprisingly I was effortlessly getting 200 miles per tank with a bar or two on the gauge still showing when I stopped to fill.  I didn't hit vtec all that often but I wasn't babying the bike.  I'd be lying if I said the VFR was comfortable for a 400 mile day for me.  I can do it but I was quite sore the next day.  Still, love the bike and glad to know that I can take it on a longer ride, especially since most of my favorite roads are at least an hour away from home.
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    1. Barrys Den Diner at Texas Creek




      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


      Map of the video ride

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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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