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Ya know since you've put a RC51 front end on your VFR I think its required that you put a VFR swing arm on your RC51. 

Congrats from a fellow VTR rider!   Stick to this forum, the RC51 one cannot stand it its shadow by a mile or 50...

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- Heel up well Rob.. - Can you drink beer left handed? :beer:

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On 10/19/2017 at 2:07 AM, xpcgamer said:

We should start a RVT1000R owners thread to share ideas.  This forum get more traffic then RC51forums.com.

 

Heal up Veefer!

 

 

We all you get are adds from some rider gear site, dinner suggestions and the rare real post.....   I joined that forum, but me still hanging out here does indicate something....

 

You can take the VFR from the man, but not the man from VFR

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Still here! 

 

Bike Is still not rideable. 

 

Arm is is still healing, winter is in full swing. 

 

Will update when something changes. 

 

New chain install and fuel fuel tank coating are the only two items left to make it run. 

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Glad to read you are healing well and keeping your chin up.

 

 

Sweet dreams

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Sooo, still the dead of winter in Canuckistan. My arm is all better now. 

 

Compiled a a list of mods and mtnce to the bike thus far.

 

I think I have everything listed???

 

I’ve done:

 

-Fork seals and oil

-Powder coat wheels (gold) and all new bearings

-90’ billet valve stems (black)

-New Pilot Power 3’s (190/55 rear)

-16/44 gearing, new chain

-Speedohealer

-New billet brake/clutch levers

-Disassemble and clean all brake/clutch hydraulics internally

-Deglaze brake pads and rotors

-New fuel tank , blow out entire fuel system with compressed air

-New fuel pump/filter module

-Billet QR fuel cap (black)

-Coolant flush/fill

-New battery

-New spark plugs

-Oil and filter change

-Smoked turnsignals and smoked LED taillight

-Double bubble windscreen

-SPAL pusher fan mod/bracket

-DHC Carbon tank protector

-DHC Carbon hugger

-Sargent seat

-PAIR removal

-De-flapper mod

-Obtained OEM toolkit (was missing)

-Rear fender trim and license plate light relocate/bracket removal

 

Crappy video:

 

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9 hours ago, Veefer800Canuck said:

-New Pilot Power 3’s 

 

Rob, curious if you considered the newer Power RS. I got a set for my VTec last spring and like them a lot. The lack of tread grooves was disconcerting but not noticeable even on damp roads. Steering was a little heavier than remembered with PP3 or 2CT, I assume due to the rounder front profile. Lifespan looks to be better - 7300 km so far (most during last years trek to Monterey).

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9 minutes ago, Lorne said:

 

Rob, curious if you considered the newer Power RS. I got a set for my VTec last spring and like them a lot. The lack of tread grooves was disconcerting but not noticeable even on damp roads. Steering was a little heavier than remembered with PP3 or 2CT, I assume due to the rounder front profile. Lifespan looks to be better - 7300 km so far (most during last years trek to Monterey).

 

No I had not considered using those. 

 

I have 0 miles on the PP3’s so I can’t comment. 

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On 5/7/2017 at 5:05 PM, MBrane said:

Ya know since you've put a RC51 front end on your VFR I think its required that you put a VFR swing arm on your RC51. 

I have a sixth gen swingarm sitting right here...

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So while I had the airbox off to do the PAIR removal, I thought I’d go the extra mile and pull the injectors, due to the fact that my fuel system was so gacked up from being parked for 10 years by the PO. (BADLY rusted fuel tank)

 

Three injectors came out fine, but the rear injector on the front cylinder left some crumbly black debris on the throttle body when it came off. 

 

Looking closely at the injector, what remained of the OEM bottom seal was destroyed, and it looks like someone put a generic O-ring on there which is smaller than the others, also, the remaining 3 appear to be square in profile and not round. 

 

Boy am I glad I removed all of this stuff and checked!!!

 

Next stop: professional injector cleaning and new seals.

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Fuel injectors are being returned from RC fuel injection after being serviced. 

 

Some of you who who are old, like me, will remember Russ Collins the drag racer. 

 

Well, he’s passed now, but his company lives on. 

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53 minutes ago, Veefer800Canuck said:

Fuel injectors are being returned from RC fuel injection after being serviced. 

 

Some of you who who are old, like me, will remember Russ Collins the drag racer. 

 

Well, he’s passed now, but his company lives on. 

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Interesting story.  It must have been quite a feat of engineering to tie those 3 motors together and run all the power and torque through a gearbox that could take it. 

RC did a great job for me on both my bikes and cars.  I'd definitely use them again.

 

 

 

 

 

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Just watched the "crappy video" and it looks like the bike is coming along nicely! 

 

Also, if you turn it up, I swear I can hear Pink Floyd playing in the background - good stuff!

 

I am also realizing with the bad case of MBD I have, I all of a sudden cannot afford to upgrade my bikes, as I am just having enough free time and money to maintain all of them.....

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7 hours ago, Veefer800Canuck said:

Got the fuel injectors back and reassembled everything. 

 

Waiting on my fuel tank from Japan now, it’s the last thing I need. Been 3 months on backorder

 

Replacing the crusty original tank, eh? Is that because you didn't trust that the interior corrosion could be sorted, or did you find a tidy replacement for a fair price?

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11 hours ago, Lorne said:

 

Replacing the crusty original tank, eh? Is that because you didn't trust that the interior corrosion could be sorted, or did you find a tidy replacement for a fair price?

 

Lorne, I’m trying to clean the tank, I did a vinegar and nuts/bolts wash and shake, over the course of a week, changing the vinegar out every 2 days. 

 

I rinsed the tank probably 12x with water after that and I’ve gotten the majority of the rust out. 

 

Im going to use the tank coating kit I got with the bike next, using all 3 steps now that the tank is 97% rust free. 

 

The brand new OEM tank is coming from Japan, I just don’t know when. 

 

Once the new tank arrives, I’ll be selling the old one off to help offset the cost. 

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