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My 86 VF500 is converted to 17 inch wheels. I will admit yours looks a lot better on the 16/18 inch wheels. With the 17 inch wheels you  do get a better choice of rubber but on the whole, I think the OE wheels and tyres you can get are fine. 

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Today was a very special, albeit sad day.   Fred, a very active member in the Dutch VFR Club Nederland had passed away following a mc accident before Easter. He never woke up from the coma.

Not sure, but saw his daughter Candy.   If there ever was an apt name for a female....       Speaking of raw, utter sexiness.............................      

And it must be contagious.......  Thank you Keny!!!     Went to look at 2 today, 1st one was grotty beyond belief so I didnot even make an offer   The other one was the other side

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Ok, dual headlights on redslut didnot prevent the Lithuanian driver from not seeing me, but nothing ventured nothing gained...

 

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OEM is 1 headlight mirror "normal" and 1 shaped "hi-beam", both use regular H7.

 

Connected the hibeam through a control unit that allows me to adjust the strength down so it matches the normal beam/stops ongoing traffic from getting annoyed.

Full power Hi beam/flash function remains.

 

And yes, there are different light bulbs (one yellowish) in the "running lights"..

 

 

 

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"The creation of Adam SP2"

By Michelangelo..

 

 

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On 3/6/2017 at 9:31 AM, Dutchy said:

It was so nice to ride her again...

 

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You fuckers and your F2s.  Fuckin Honda. 

 

Looking good!

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Come over to the Netherlands and I will let you ride her....

 

 

:-)

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Must be the angle of the camera, will check tomorrow!

 

 

Continued replacing some of the (visible) grotty nuts and bolts on the SP (the VF's sprocket nuts are due too...)

 

 

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New slider pins are on their way, they are a bit marred from the pads..

 

 

 

 

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Sacrilege???

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Sweeper said:

What, no top case?

 

 

Patience grasshopper, patience... :-)

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After 6,000km's the Vf was due some TLC.

 

fresh MOTUL 5100

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 Fresh coolant (had this milky hue..  mmmhh lets hope this was just "old")

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Freshly galvanized nuts on a still grotty looking sprocket

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and last but not least got schooled on setting the clearance myself (with the proper tools of corise)

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Cheers to The Dutchy from Dutchy!

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Cheers!

 

Finalised "cleaning up" the front with some bits from Pro-Bolt

 

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Slainte!!

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Yeah, but will do that by hand, a special pair of pliars for 4 sets of 2 bolts a bit too expensive...

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When I teach my students how to safety wire, they MUST do it by hand first and be competent with that, then I show them how to do it with the pliers. To me, safety wire, well it's important, but it is also art. You can tell alot about a mechanic by the way they safety wire!!!

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18 hours ago, Dutchy said:

Yeah, but will do that by hand, a special pair of pliars for 4 sets of 2 bolts a bit too expensive...

They sell these at Harbor Freight for less than $20. Although as the reviews will point out, not professional grade but they do work.

 

http://t.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=Safety+wire+pliers

 

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3 hours ago, douglasthecook said:

When I teach my students how to safety wire, they MUST do it by hand first and be competent with that, then I show them how to do it with the pliers. To me, safety wire, well it's important, but it is also art. You can tell alot about a mechanic by the way they safety wire!!!

 

 

Come autumn, I hope you get to inspect my handiwork then in person!!

 

A fellow SP rider has some spare wire (and pliers) so I will see in the coming weeks that I hook up with him.

 

 

 

 

 

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BT and FM radio on a RX-7V/CORSAIR....

 

Ok in the eyes of purists?  :-)

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dutchy said:

 

 

Come autumn, I hope you get to inspect my handiwork then in person!!

 

A fellow SP rider has some spare wire (and pliers) so I will see in the coming weeks that I hook up with him.

 

 

 

 

 

When safety wiring, remember if one bolt loosens, it should tighten/put tension on the other one. The best way to think about it is a reverse  or mirrored "S".

 

http://navyaviation.tpub.com/14014/css/Safety-Wiring-Methods-116.htm

 

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On ‎19‎-‎3‎-‎2017 at 10:18 PM, Dutchy said:

Yeah, but will do that by hand, a special pair of pliars for 4 sets of 2 bolts a bit too expensive...

I have two of those, and SS wire....

 

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On 3/19/2017 at 5:42 PM, Dutchy said:

 

Slainte!!

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I'm glad you can still afford the good stuff...after splashing out on all that Titanium!  It's a good thing you haven't discovered what you can get from Titan Classics.  Oops...

 

Ciao,

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