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  2. I went back and scanned, but missed what rear wheel was used. And size?
  3. Today
  4. Oil cooler pipes may well be rotted and cannot be found new so check the condition carefully. Gear change may be rubbish if the detent spring is week and they are hard to find. Apart from that the normal Honda charging problems and general were and tear on a bike of this age.
  5. The bike starts with the side stand down when in neutral, but does not rev over 5k (the cam shafts are currently on the new chains, aligned with the cylinder head position). When in the other position (look at the drawing above) there is no spark.
  6. As promised here's a photo of couple of bikes that folks here are interested in. More to follow.
  7. Interesting. I also got mine from their eBay store and I'm pretty sure that wasn't an option at the time. I am good with the looks of the short 8" cans especially since I have my bags on all the time, but I had to buy their "even quieter" baffles from them because they were way louder than necessary with the catless VFRD header. Would have liked 10" as an option just for that, but wasn't sure enough of overall length under the tail without seeing one that it would be worth buying another two exhausts and trying to unload the two 8" versions, etc.
  8. This is from the service manual...the manual also say to keep the bike vertical while doing this. As long as you have refitted the drain bung (and don't be shy we've all been there) then just keep pouring liquid in until it comes up the filler neck, and don't be surprised when the level drops as air is purged when you blip the throttle. You also need to separately fill the reservoir. Once the cap is on, if there is air left in the system it should make its way to the reservoir, and be replaced from the reservoir as the system cools, so check the reservoir after the first decent heat cycle.
  9. Never believe the weatherman. We were up last month when the three day forecast was 60-70% everyday. We saw none. This weekend we had rain early or late so only a few damp roads. I was looking for you as well as "Al".
  10. Yesterday
  11. The beautiful Motul 300v priming the unsuspecting NA motor. 20240511_123840.mp4
  12. Would like to replace my original 1990 seat with a Corbin - would anyone know of one for sale or where I could start looking?
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    Where are the pictures??
  14. Last week
  15. Shinko acquired the old Yokohama motorcycle division tire manufacturing. This is where Shinko comes from if I remember correctly. These are not the cheapest tires, they even makes track specific tires. Yeah, qualified facebook Comments!
  16. So the 92 tank arrived after getting lost in shipment, and it was time to compare it against the 86 tank. The lines are similar but not exact. side and rear mounts line up exactly but the top not so much, that the difference in the .4gal tank size. we will see how this goes.
  17. Wow, thanks for responding so quicly, any help is always appreciated. I can always try to get ahold of someone who used one of the eighth gen attack maps from earlier in the thread and see if they can sort me out. And worst case scenario I can just auto tune the thing and wait a few months of riding before its properly optimized as well. It's a low urgency thing.
  18. Well got the O rings for the inlet rubbers for the FJ1200 Did also change the float needle as housings as I had new as carbs off Then did a ride whit my woman on the F2 CBR to a nice Cafe, and man my leathers size 48 still fits! Actually even more easy than 2 year's back when last used them!
  19. Gör the fork slide brushes yesterday But want to do something to these before putting together it Billet made fork caps that lacking the final touches
  20. Hi IanSummers, Thank you for your donation of 15.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  21. And/or in general, the fluid return hole in the master cylinder can get blocked same effect. Fluid pressurised toward caliper but unable to release when lever/pedal released. Generate caused by crap in the line.
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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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      Close up

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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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