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  1. A little over 2 years ago I bought a 1990 with 45,000 kilometers/28,000 miles on the clock from a member here from Canada. I went on my merry way off to sea for work thinking I'll pick it up when I get back. Well that didn't work out as the border was closed by the time I did return. Glenn, the owner, was kind enough to store it for me, put a charger on it and periodically start it up for the better part of 2 years as I waited for the Border to reopen. When it did re open my first try was not successful. In order to enter I needed my passport, proof of vaccination, proof of negative Covid test within 72 hours and had to fill out a Arrive Canada online form only after I had proof of a negative test. My test came in to late to meet this standard so I shelled out $175 for a quicker one at a clinic in Bangor. Once at the border, it was the usual drill, passport, proof of vaccination, proof of negative test and proof of Arrive Canada form filled out. Then it was.... Reason of visit "to pick up a motorcycle" What type? "Honda" Model? "1990 VFR750" The Border agent suddenly relaxed a bit, and leaned out the window, " I have a 2002, and love it" Well since there was no one behind me we chatted for about 15 minutes about VFR's. It had been raining since I left, but it really started to come down now, The remnants of Hurricane Ida were tracking right over New Brunswick. I stopped for a bit just short of St John as the trusty CRV's AWD light had been coming on about every 5-10 seconds and the vehicle was going light. With standing water on the highway like I had not seen in a long time I knew it was hydroplaning, also the 4 cars over turned and 2 in the woods kinda confirmed things were not well. So I pulled off the road and notified Glenn I may not make it. After a quick perusal of Hotel options I carried on, slowly, like 30 mph in a 62mph zone. I ended up stopping 4 more times as I could not see, and the Honda was starting to go at less than desirable angles. I made it finally, 12.5 hours for what is normally a 9 hour trip to Nova Scotia. Glenn and his wife kindly put me up as I was shattered and tired. We had dinner the Glenn and I loaded the bike on the trailer. I was up at 5 am and on the road at 6. Made it to Calais around 12, and declared the bike for import and was kindly directed to the side. A few minutes later a young woman in Border Patrol gear came over and asked a few questions and I handed her my paperwork. Half hour later she came back to apologize as no one on station, nor any one they called had done a motorcycle importation. I laughed and said they must do a lot of snowmobiles though! She smiled and said "Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, we see a Lot of Snow Machines......... A few minutes after the head of Customs came out for a quick chat and asked me about the bike and could I get out of the car and have a look with him. Nice guy I showed him the head stem Vin and he said he could nor believe this was a 31 year old bike. We talked bikes for a bit then I got back in the car. A few minutes after the woman Border Patrol officer came out with a bunch of papers for me to sign and noted That I was on the hook for $5.08 in duty, which her boss laughed off and I was on my way. I cannot convey how professional, attentive, courteous and friendly the whole process was. Thank You Calais Maine Border Patrol. The bike.
    11 points
  2. Just posting about a few things done on the '99, I'm coming up on 20-years of ownership this week (9/14) and just short of 118K miles. Finished up adding the Ducati 1098 rear wheel conversion with the Australian Extreme Creations kit. And more Sebspeed Customs parts, custom cut RC51 triples with an offset closer to the original VFR specs, with a Rizoma bar. VFRD Wild headers mated to the completely refurbished Wolf exhaust from sfdownhill, done late last year. And just had the Ohlins serviced a few weeks ago. More to come eventually, on the lookout for some forged wheels. Thanks to Sebspeed for the work to create the triples, awesome design.
    10 points
  3. The old girl still got it. After these pics, at about 1 am, I was bombing through the long tunnel under the legislature and ripped it to redline in 1st and second gears. the tunnel was empty except for ONE car at the stoplight at the exit of the tunnel. Turned out to be a COP. He flipped the lights on and off as a warning, but didn’t do anything. He also had his window open, so he MOST certainly heard my exhaust. LOL I rode home very slowly after that and called it an evening.
    8 points
  4. The money shots (I hope)...... Aparently prospective buyers in the Netherlands want OEM, so I give 'm OEM (as much as I can) Pity I sold the OEM rearsets and clutch master years ago). Underneath her clothes are a PowerCommanderV, K-Tech SSK, MOSFET RR, K&N airfilter, new Yuasa. Comes with pillion seat PM me if interested.
    8 points
  5. Today I put precisely 77.9 miles on the RC51 on roads in my back yard, fantastic roads actually, but unfortunately during the summer occupied by vehicles both 10 times larger, and 10 times slower, than my bike. This time of year it is a know hazard, tourist season, but this afternoon I actually had above-average miles of perfectly paved winding coast road open to me and the RC. To be fair, our locals are very nice about pulling over into the frequent turnouts, as the signs tell them to. Tourists not so much (can you say Mustang convertible?) As always, the rule-of-thumb here is that the more cows you see, the more bugs you have to remove from your face shield. Rolling through Tomales I made a spur-of-the-moment left turn towards Dillon Beach, then cut through back roads towards Valley Ford. Looped back south through Nick's Cove, Marshall (I don't like oysters), with hardly a rolling RV roadblock to slow me down. What a great road! By the time I got to Point Reyes Station the parade had slowed to a crawl, but I turned east at Olema to the back roads that I know, bumpy but thinly traveled. I will never sell this bike, what a hoot. 😎
    8 points
  6. It’s a deluxe. 2 miles on the ticker, and a new bike warranty. They are still looking for the cowl, but I have mine from my old bike, just in case. The dealer thinks it’s the last new one in the US. I don’t know how to confirm that.
    7 points
  7. Just a couple pics from my trip...
    7 points
  8. Fellas, FELLAS! No matter how much I do appreciate arguments about machining parts ( as an Engineer by trade, trust me I really do!) ... This is one heck of a way to hijack a thread. I'm certain you're all VERY familiar with your lubricants, now stop rubbing them against eachother and make a new forum post about it 😅 I'm sticking with the juice that the Honda Engineers recommended at the turn of the century since I'm convinced I don't know enough about engine lubricants to think I'm smarter.
    6 points
  9. Sigh . . . sign of the times. Is this segment now "Adventure Touring"? Apparently they all have to look like that. Well, maybe they'll sell, I guess we'll see. There won't be one in my garage sorry to say. I feel like it's 2010 again, saying to Honda "hey, what we really want is . . . " but clearly that's falling on deaf ears. The market has moved on and I have not. Best to them - fortunately there are enough spares both new and from bikes to pick off of to keep what I have going a good long time. YMMV
    6 points
  10. Hey all, new to these forums. Just picked up a 2001 VFR800 recently. Super happy I found one, pretty much one of my favorite bikes of all time.. I'm a pretty new rider as well, just started riding regularly a month ago, even though I've had my motorcycle license for 15 years. My first bike is a 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650. The VFR is a completely different animal: much more powerful, and yes, heavier. It already had some mods done to it: Sargent seat, Two Brothers slip on, double bubble windscreen, Heli bar risers, and heated handgrips. Just over 17,000 miles. Has some issue going on with the clutch so it's actually currently in the shop. In the meantime, I was able to download the factory service manual from here. That should come in handy.
    5 points
  11. Thanks for the replies I went ahead and got it yesterday so I am officially a member of the club again 🙂. Waiting for my son to wake up and help me unload it.
    5 points
  12. Can’t believe my luck! The cheapo tank I got off eBay is way better than the one I had AND it had a great petcock and strainer tube! Now to get these carbs sorted.
    5 points
  13. Inching closer to the finish line. Brakes are bled, chain installed and adjusted, clutch bled, (pictures taken before the clutch master was installed) bulbs in gauges replaced with bright white LEDs, carbs and exhaust installed, and various other bits and pieces cleaned and reinstalled. I tested out all the electrics and except for a faulty neutral switch, everything worked. I replaced the switch and on came the light. The bike will be ready to fire up this weekend and once the carbs are sync'd, the bodywork can go on. Looking forward to my first ride.
    5 points
  14. A lot of research and indecision and research.... I picked up a 2013 FJR1300. 9.5k miles. I purchased this bike so my wife could ride with me, feel more secure and be a little more comfortable. We took a 5 hour drive one way to pick it up through the mountains pulling a trailer. It was a long day but a great adventure. So far I have only found one thing I missed with my initial inspection. We will get that taken care of this winter. I put about 450 miles on it this weekend. Today I changed the Final Drive oil and the motor oil, checked the air filter (PITA to get to) She runs good, very smooth, very forgiving and confidence inspiring. The VFR tells me every mistake I make. 🙂 We got my wife a helmet and jacket so she has the bare minimum of safety equipment and read for a short trip.
    5 points
  15. Shit! I'd buy another one just to add one to inventory in case I ever crash my 8G and have to buy another one? I could never ride the 8G stock again! 😉 The performance gain for the 8G is priceless!!
    5 points
  16. In 2010 when the 1200 was introduced, this was debated endlessly in the forum(s). Why didn't Honda . . . what could have been. Many voices wanted a refined iteration of the 6th gen with with a liter displacement and sleek styling. Had Honda done that, many of us with now 10 to 20 year old VFRs would have traded for the new one - me included. But the 1200 wasn't my style. A great bike - but the size, styling and shaft drive just weren't for me. And I didn't need 1200cc (and didn't care for the 76deg formula) - 1000cc with a 90 deg block would have done it. Basically a liter 8th gen. To keep the VFR formula alive, after 4 years Honda reached in to the 6th gen parts bin and gave us the 8th gen - definitely more refined but it did not materially break any new ground and was not significantly different enough for many of us to reach in to our wallet. And I didn't. I like wrenching and modding out my 6th gen, and vs purchasing an 8th has occupied my off season time. But hats off to Honda for making the 8th gen the best ever - some manufacturer's models just get new paint schemes and a mild makeover every year before simply disappearing. Honda put a lot of effort in to it now enjoyed by owners and went out on top. Unfortunately now that there are no new VFR models to endlessly dissect and debate, traffic on this forum has faded - many faces have simply moved on to something newer or lost interest in their 20 year old bike. Keeping those bikes going seems to now be a high percentage of the new threads on the forum. There are a few of us that will likely hang out here until we either can no longer ride or the forum has finally had its run. In the end I personally think the VFR is one of the most under-recognized ("is that a Ducati??") and underappreciated bikes of all time. A brilliant design - probably the best formula of all 'round bikes ever made or that ever will be. Nothing lasts forever and the VFR was no exception. Despite temptations for something else, I've kept riding my 6th gen and don't have any end in sight. Honda is making zero new product that interests me (with the possible exception of the Africa Twin), so when the time comes for me to give it up, I'll likely trade for something with 4 wheels - maybe an S2000. Regardless, my 24 years with a VFR in the garage has been a great run.
    5 points
  17. Hi, if you still have OEM exhaust and see some tarnishing at each end of the exhaust. I used AUTOSOL. It cleans up the exhaust amazingly well. Just one gentle pass with a microfibre towel and than use a clean MF towel to polish off and it looks like it came off the production line in Hamamatsu, Japan. Ride Safe.
    4 points
  18. There are a couple of pieces of info I need to add, just for the record. Evergreen's bankruptcy is due solely to Del Smith's financial management. He had great successes, but never used the opportunity to pay off debt. His risk management of the company and the fact that he was a gunslinger of the first degree is what bankrupted the company. He never saw an opportunity he could say no to. There were some financial irregularities between Smith and the museum, but it wasn't nearly what people thought. Smith personally financed the museums since the beginning. At the end of Evergreen Airlines, Smith decided to pull back some of the funds he had recently donated. While that is certainly not acceptable, it isn't the criminal conspiracy it was originally portrayed to be. Bill Stoller, a local business man (see Express Personnel) and wine guy bought both the air and space museums (in separate transactions) and has stated his intent to leave an endowment with enough money so the museums can last for hundreds of years. He needs to - they lose money, as many flight museums do. Del Smith had a great thing going with the museums. There were always 30-40 retired guys who would work on them for free. Smith would contact the military and ask for a plane. He would get the response "fly one of your 747's down to Davis Monthan, pick one out and fly it back. We'll call it a loan". The volunteers would then restore it and put it in one of the museums. In my opinion, the coolest plane out there isn't the Spruce Goose, it is the SR-71. You can actually touch it.
    4 points
  19. 4 points
  20. I just purchased a very stock 2002 ZX9RF1 last Friday. Stock OEM is the way I very much prefer my bikes. Sure, it’s fun to personalize your own with “so-called upgrades”, but for me I prefer my bikes unmolested. Kawasaki’s Candy Gold Spark color scheme. Has just over 26K on the clock. PO says they were easy miles. I’m inclined to take his word. He’s an older gentleman who had to sell the ZX because of back issues. He’s owned the ZX9R since it had just over 1K, so I guess that would make me the third owner. PO has a 2014 BMW1200GS now and couldn’t justify having the ZX too. Funny story: The “young” original owner purchased the bike new without his wife’s permission and now you know why it only had just over 1K when the current PO bought it.
    4 points
  21. My headers arrived unscathed! Mr. Squiggle did a very thorough job of packing, and he even threw in all the hardware, gaskets, and aluminum Sebspeed center stand stop that he had collected for the header! 😆 Due to the fact that now is coming into some of our best riding here (cool mornings/evenings, warm afternoons, mountain roads open and clear, many days still sunny) and due to a lot of my spare funds currently going to my Suzuki Cappuccino restoration project, I will probably install these and work on a tuning solution sometime this winter. Here's a few photos of the big sturdy box, and the headers out of the box on the kitchen floor. And before someone asks, yes, that is a dirt bike wheel in the front entry of my place. 😜
    4 points
  22. Was debating to post this, but I have been hanging here 15 years and consider I'm among friends so.... I just recently completed this Valkyrie Rebuild it RestoMod Bling out job..... kinda um... more than a few year project (on/off/on/off) from down to a frame and motor..... With all the chrome it stuff, things dont fit together nicely anymore and a whacked amount of OCD hand fitting goes on to to get it together.... And too much polishing and crazy little minutia, and I'm still sane..... (mbe) (Lucy, my 5th gen is totally pissed at me for all the attention I have not been giving her... lol) Cheers all..
    4 points
  23. She was a steal to be honest. Had to make a 11 hr round trip in van to get her but with 32000 miles on clock and a price of £1300 I could not let it pass. Literally saw it advertised and was on way within an hour. I’m very lucky to be honest had been looking for one for a while and was getting a bit down about the condition and previous life they had. Only issues I’ve had are sticking front calliper. Strip down clean and new pads did the trick. she still turns a few heads and I get a lot of guys that appreciate her when I go to meets. to me all the vfr range up to gen 6 are styled so well they just don’t seem to age.
    4 points
  24. Hi. Finally the kids are self sufficient my life is going full circle and I’m back on the road with a beautiful 6th gen 800 ABS. Hello to you all.
    4 points
  25. UPDATE #3: Got the bike back today with OEM fuel pump plus all new innards of the tank installed. The Honda shop took it for two separate test rides on different days with the tank near empty and had no probs, said it ran great. I tested it personally with the tank near empty and NO dying when decelerating or coming to a stop. Yay!😁 Tank is full of 93 octane now so we'll see if it continues to behave correctly when the tank gets near empty again. Wish me luck. Will update again in a few days.
    4 points
  26. Back at it again. This bike has come a long way. ...and we are just getting started... Stay 'tuned' for this winter... Edit 1: Red line is from a dynotune from this past February on the exact same dyno in Tampa, Florida. That day was 20F cooler than this re-baseline.
    4 points
  27. Fools! Vfr can't be replaced by a parallel twin!
    4 points
  28. A couple quick pics after this mornings bath. I find myself looking at her like a page three girl at times. She shows only a little bit of her age when up close, there’s no corrosion or anything like and for a 98’ with almost 25k miles looks good even against some newer bikes with less miles. Living indoors and taken care of has done her well. I consider selling her once and a while as I’m on the slow hunt for a bit bigger and little better ergonomics but I guess I’m not in such a big hurry. Until then she’ll be well cared for, pampered and enjoyed.
    4 points
  29. Just rode it some more, 51,500 and counting...
    4 points
  30. 4 points
  31. This popped up in my inbox this morning from Revzilla. I'm a fan of Ari & Zach, plus it is the RC30! https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/retrospective-review-1990-honda-rc30?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08/21/2021_CT&utm_term=Common Tread | Combined
    4 points
  32. Here's another local "off the beaten path" attraction. There are roughly 50+ covered bridges within a 90 minute radius mostly dating to the late 19th or early 20th century. Apparently there are a number of basic designs for the trusses but the common thread to them all is that the shed built over the truss protects the wood from moisture prolonging its life. In one photo the bridge is being renovated - eventually the support beams do degrade covered or not and must be replaced. Some I believe are designated historic landmarks. A few years back a local group I ride with organized a "covered bridge ride" and we took in about 15 on a Saturday. Note in the last photo someone decided to see if they could lay rubber with both rear tires . . . they succeeded.
    4 points
  33. Graham is correct I am planning on powder coating the wheels white. Since I just got the bike I'm giving the bronze a chance for the rest of season. I did photoshop them white on my bike and I do think they look amazing just as Cogswell remarked. I do not miss cleaning white wheels though as my RWB had them and time spent cleaning my 8th gen is greatly reduced. LOL. But, its something about white wheels on this 8th gen I feel takes it to a new level. Ride safe!!
    4 points
  34. Finally, the day of reckoning arrived last night when I finished the bike. I still have a few odds and ends to tend to, and I'm waiting for my repainted seat cowl to arrive, but the bike is otherwise done and I'm very happy with it. It's mostly stock except for the Racetech fork springs, CBR600RR turn signals, and the slightly different colors I used on the engine covers and calipers. It seems to be running well and it felt great on the first very short trip that I rode it. Thanks to the help of Captain 80's, Joe Nelson from www.v4dreams.com, and Tom Funk the water pump rebuilder, this all came together nicely. Here are some pictures to enjoy.
    3 points
  35. They are Harris rearsets, I think they were oem on the 50th Anniv. bike? Throwing out a pic of Sebspeed's triples too before I mounted them. Offset set at 35mm, mid-point between the VFR 40mm and the RC 30mm. Cerakote H coating in a simple graphite black. I know he isn't on vfrd much but can be found on FB at https://www.facebook.com/SebspeedCustoms/
    3 points
  36. That metal rack is made right here in New Zealand by a company called Ventura. They sell bike-specific L-brackets that bolt to the frame, and then various universal upper parts depending on your need. That looks like a general-purpose rack, you can also buy just a passenger grab rail, a top-box mount, or a taller version of the rack you have that fits a pack. https://ventura-bike.com/collections/kawasaki/products/kawasaki-zx-9r-02-03 There's no truth to the rumour that all New Zealand bikes have to have these fitted but I may have been there and done that.
    3 points
  37. That's where I bought my 5th gen new in December, '99. By then most of the dealers had yellow Y2K's in stock and I didn't want that - it was the last red one I could find. $8,499. I wish I had taken a photo at delivery. But at least I still have it!
    3 points
  38. Well, here's a new vee engined, sssa equipped sport tourer whose styling puts to shame the Honda NT1100. Imsho, it is the nicest looking bike in the sport tourer category since the '02 VTec VFR. Hell, the Paris Dakar is better looking than the NT1100. Having owned a series of VFRs and VTR100Fs I was unimpressed by the '09 VFR1200 and '14 VFR800. How the Guzzi will perform remains to be seen. For more info google Moto Guzzi V100.
    3 points
  39. This can be made in any colour. This example is my bike done in black reflective vinyl. Price will vary depending on material. I would be interested working with someone with a 5th gen to see if these will work or to mock up a separate set.
    3 points
  40. Apologies as this is my first post but I am more of a gleaner if information... After a long time (and many bikes) I am now back on a 750 VFR. Although I have owned three Gen 3s in the past, this is my first Gen 4. I bought it 2 years ago and was mostly original, (including the chain) at 44,000km. It has been through several owners, but all had enough ability to keep it garaged when not in use, so no sun fading. I've done a bit of maintenance (X chain with 16/45 gears, powder coated the rims and new skins, carb rebuild). I was able to source a Staintune high mount (as-new from a friend) for a very nice sound. Still a bit of work to do but nearing retirement, this is going to be a keeper. Thank you all for the information you have posted. It has been very helpful.
    3 points
  41. Maybe it is me getting old, but this thing looks pretty ugly! I will stick with my 4th gen!
    3 points
  42. I used a Rawlbolt expanded to grip the bearing innner and hit that, also great for blind bearings
    3 points
  43. Hello fellow Vifferini! I recently picked up another 2001 VFR800 after a 15 year hiatus from riding. I posted a trip report in the ride reports section documenting the 1,000 mile journey to bring it home. With the bike now in my garage it's time to get it dialed in and "make her mine" so to speak. The goal is to loosely recreate the memory of my first 2001 that I bought new back in the day. Here is my first '01 the day I brought it home from the dealer. I was still living at home at the time so I told my mom it was her mother's day present. ; ) And after a few mods: Genmar risers, Sargent seat, Staintune Highmount, K&N air filter, rear fender delete, Vista cruise throttle lock and tank bra. Sold after 5 years and 26,000 (s)miles. Here is my new bike. It has 21k miles. Current mods are Vance & Hines pipe, 16T front sprocket, speed healer module, headlight modulator, Stebel Nautilus dual tone horn, Heli bars, VFRness harness, Cortech tank bag with mount, ZG double bubble windscreen. It runs great but needs some maintenance and a good clean up and polish. Things I like: Heli bars! Love these!! Way better than the Genmar risers I had before. Headlight modulator. If it helps to be seen why not? VFRness harness. We're all familiar with the R/R issues on these bikes so this is a great upgrade. Things to change: pipe, seat, probably get a new chain and OEM sized sprockets and the tank bag has gotta go. It's useful but I don't like the mounting ring sticking up from the fuel filler. Also needs oil and filter change and a new air filter, and I need to dial in the wind buffeting better. The first thing I ordered was a new Sargent seat. Prices have gone up on these but I am glad they are still available. I was able to negotiate 10% off for being a repeat customer (even 20 years later!) and they throw in a Sargent hat with the order as standard practice. This is such a nice upgrade over stock. By comparison, the stock seat is like a piece of plywood covered in vinyl and the Sargent is like having Richard Simmons personally hugging your bum while you ride. It’s quite wonderful really, for short or long rides. Nice for the wife/pillion too. Once I installed the seat I also took a chance to give the bike it’s first wash since being home. Next up was the pipe. The V&H sounds better than stock but the Staintune is where it’s at for me. The Staintune company nearly went out of business but has recently joined up with another company in Australia to continue making products. I spoke with the parent company (torqit.com.au) last week and was told it will be a few months before they are ramped up and start turning out stock. I had posted on the forum that I was looking for one and another forum member reached out to me. His pipe had a couple minor dings and needs a good polish but we settled on a price and he shipped it out. My plan is to polish it up and see if I can pull the dings somehow but for now it’s on and it sounds even better than I remembered. 😊 And when I’m riding I can’t see the imperfections, I just hear the glorious V4 noise that this bike makes. When it comes to go fast bits, the Aussies don’t mess around. Super happy with it. Wind buffeting was an issue on my ride home from Kansas. I’m just 5’8” tall and the combination of Heli bars and the DB windscreen puts turbulent air right at my helmet. Even with ear plugs it’s really noisy. I thought I’d try a cheap air deflector from Amazon as they are adjustable. I first angled it up hoping to push the wind up and over my helmet but it created a lot of turbulence. I moved it around a bit and found that setting it up like a biplane wing seems to smooth the airflow much better. So the air still hits my helmet but it seems to be much cleaner and noise is reduced by some margin. Combined with better ear plugs I don’t have nearly the same amount of buffeting noise as before. I also installed a new Vista Cruise like I had back in the day. Great to have on long rides between twisties. Now we move on to the air filter where I found a bit of a surprise. The filter on the bike is definitely OEM, and who knows, could be the original, or at least 10 years old. Not sure how this thing breathed all the way home from Kansas but the filter did it’s job. The throttle body trumpets were all clean and looked good. I ordered a new K&N, removed the old filter and airbox O-rings and installed the new. Also took a minute to clean up the airbox lid. I removed the snorkel just to try it out as I remember that being a thing way back when. Went for one ride and put it back in. It just makes a little more intake noise and I’d rather hear more exhaust than intake. With those items tackled it was time for new oil and filter. Honda GN4 and an OEM filter ought to do the trick. Took some time to clean up around the filter a bit. Also noticed the coolant level was low so I topped that off. **Question** Does anyone know at what temp the radiator fan is supposed to kick on? I noticed earlier in the day that the bike got up to 206* F while idling in the driveway and it didn’t seem like the fan had kicked on yet. I need to make sure that is working properly. After the air filter install and the oil change I went for a ride last night and the bike runs great. I’m sure it was happy to be breathing better and have fresh oil. Next steps: 1. Eliminate the tank bag mount for which I have ordered new bolts for the fuel filler. 2. Do a full polish on the paint to see if I can give it some new life. 3. Clean and adjust the chain or just buy new to start fresh there. 4. Get some proper franken bolts 5. Touch up a few nicks on the wheels where the paint is missing 6. Possibly new brake pads front and rear 7. Go on some more epic rides! Anyway, it’s great to be back on a bike and certainly something as cool as a 5th gen VFR. I am loving it big time. I live between a mountain and a lake so we have some decent roads to cruise on. More to come! Cheers and ride safe, Justin
    3 points
  44. 114hp is what a good 5 gen puts out on a generous dyno with the following mods: -WiLD headers from VFRD -good slipon midpipe/muffler -K&N air filter -Power Commander -a good dyno tech that knows how to tune
    3 points
  45. From the album: my VFRs

    © Lorne Black

    3 points
  46. In other "N+1= MBD" news ..... Spare fairing needs a littke TKC
    3 points
  47. One-Year Update: Headers are still holding up strong, even with welded wide-band O2 sensor plugs for each cylinder! These pipes are top-notch. Here's my Dyno-Sheet to add to the public database:
    3 points
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