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  1. Today
  2. It should stay in California, too much $ to ship over. Happy to help, can drive down and pick up, got cash.
  3. IMG_0959.MOV Welding exhaust and subframe brackets for the exhaust hangers is done. Wrapping the headers with header wrap. I'll post pics when done. Still sounds pretty good with mufflers on it. iPhone audio doesn't do it justice, it's still pretty loud.
  4. Yes. My wheelbase must be a bit shorter than Mike's due to chain and sprocket differences. It was an unfortunate oversight. The shop owner has told me to bring the bike back to run again another day. I'm going to hunt down some good fuel or maybe even proper racing fuel and have another go in the coming weeks.
  5. Measure resistance on those 2 grn wires to chassis ground. If not zero ohms, then yes it would help. If zero ohms, won't make a difference.
  6. Yesterday
  7. I think they've had timing since the pcV, but i know they have it on the 6
  8. Hispanicslammer, What you have done for the VFR community has been great & we applaud you for it. All good things must come to an end & if we can't find someone to replace you as super admin & take over & move the site, then so be it & thanks for all the fish 👍👍👍😁
  9. Thank you gentlemen as now it makes sense as this is the only motorcycle I own that has this feature so I figured something was amiss.
  10. Take it out for a long run so the engine can heat up properly and burn off the condensation.
  11. Quick update. After doing more maintenance & modifications, the bike stays on now without any issues. I don't think I will need to get the injectors cleaned.
  12. Two side pieces only. Nice condition. A little dusty in the photo. $50
  13. Jason and Missy, GREAT VIDEO!! I missed this years event. Thanks for posting.
  14. Last week
  15. I completed this process today on my 5th gen. It went smoothy, except during the soda run, the fans would not come on, even at 110C (230F) even with blips of the throttle to remove air. I switched it off at that temp. All the other runs were fine, fan kicked in around 95C-98C. I used some Prestone coolant at 50/50 concentration. Thanks for the guide.
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  18. As for a V35... you should know better......... 🙂
  19. Thank you. I'd hate to show up if it were cancelled or moved. 🎯
  20. I borrowed the ECU and ignition barrel and plugged them in. The problem persists. Still spraying fuel sporadically. Rapid bike wideband reports idling at 10 AFR, subtracts more than 50% of fuel in 5, 10 and 20% columns. I guess I'll have to borrow the main harness now. I'll take mine out and inspect it for damage. Injector sub harness has been eliminated as the source of the issue, I've replaced it when I tried replacing the injectors. Put OEM back in. No difference, Chinese ones seem to work well.
  21. The front end is coming along nicely, the forks are straightened, re-bushed and sealed the brakes are rebuilt, slaves and master cylinder. The clutch master is done, just waiting for the slave cup, spring and seal and then I'll be heading South to the rear end. The rear will be getting fresh brakes and rotor (thanks to Captain80 for the insight on a VF500 to VFR700 rotor cross fit), wheel bearings, chain and sprockets and the shock linkage will be looked at and the grease refreshed. On a side note, I put a wire harness on the bike unknowingly from a 86 FII, the does not fit exactly to my F model without cutting and rewiring. I don't want to cut this harness up, only as a last resort as I think this will be opening up a can of worms. The stock radiator, as beat-up and wrinkled as it is was tested, repaired by ICW Radiators and will be gladly put back into service. I do have a new aftermarket radiator that I fitted and had tested and boxed up for a back-up or traded should someone need. So the final takeaway with the front end? Captain80 said it best...."brake fluid sucks" or something like that...
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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


    2. martinkap
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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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