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  1. My fascination with V4 power started back in 1999. I was still new to riding back then. Having been influenced by an older co-worker as well as a good friend, I purchased my first bike, a 91 CBR600F2. I was having fun, gaining some experience and trying to stay out of trouble. Soon after, that same buddy of mine imported two bikes via the grey market: an NSR250 and an RVF400, the latter resembling a miniature RC45. He let me ride both before he sold them. The RVF with it’s tiny V4 had this unique sound and power band. I was immediately hooked. About a year later I sold the F2 and bought a 200
    14 points
  2. Hi to everyone I always wanted to own a vfr800 6gen i leave in Cyprus and there are only few left on the island and is difficult to choose and buy.Any way 6 months ago i buy my honda vfr 800 that was a UK import.The rust on metal frame and and the bad cleaning of UK salt was enough to start crying for what i was looking especially when was without fairing. So after a lot of work by me i finally make it like new with a replica desing of MotoGP repsol winter test. For all of you that you want to comment good or bad your are welcome to do.Any suggestions are welcome too.
    9 points
  3. OK all, if you had ordered your headers on this last run we did, you'll be glad to know that all but a few (The International orders) have left the building. FedEx typically does a 3-5 day for ground shipments and they should be going on the trucks on Monday. So be on the lookout for your headers. The box is 36x16x16 and weighs about 16 lbs. Thanks to everyone who has bought from us and thank you even more for being so patient, this last run seemed like it took so much longer to get going and done, so thanks again for hanging in there with us. Cheers, D
    8 points
  4. I rode a 1280 KTM in Austin a few years back at the demo ride KTM tent. I really loved the awesome motor and supple suspension. It was way way way out of my price range. So I forgot all about it. Reverse course a couple of weeks ago I was bored at work on my break, scrolling thru cycle trader on my phone, just a bunch of boring metric cruisers and squid owned bikes. I decided to look at my local dealership online inventory. Oh snap they had a 990 Super Duke with 10k miles on it, and 5300 dollars. Just so happens I had the cash, fast forward. Turns out a squid owned it previously. R
    8 points
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  6. Believe Microsoft are going to combine YouTube, Twitter and Facebook to create a new app called.....You-Twitt-Face.
    5 points
  7. i do rebuilds on vf and vfr carbs also from this and the other vfr site, my work is guaranteed, and prices are reasonable. been doing carbs since my early days as a sportscar mechanic starting around 1964 .additionally, i have a special technique that does a superior job of bench-synching and eliminates the need for using gauges in 99% of cases.
    5 points
  8. Twin twins!! Brought home another 02 SP2 RC51 today, so many goodies on this bike, OZ wheels, full Akra exhaust, Fox shock, Ohlins damper, Sato rearsets, etc, and most of the oem included, too good of a deal to pass up on, I am so stoked! 😎 Gonna need to shift some stuff around in the garage but love having that problem...
    5 points
  9. 8G, VFRD Headers, DynoJet with Auto Tuner, Scorpion slip on with no baffle
    5 points
  10. Sooo, the snow is melting and it's warmer in the garage so I started playing; I've lost about 25 lbs in the past couple of months so I thought the bike should look slimmer too. I will likely never go on a long multiday ride on this and don't own luggage for it so this isn't a comfort issue, although I will probably get a Sargent seat for it. I could swap the stock tail back on in an hour or so. The cranked up muffler is temporary until I get my VFRD headers, I plan on making my own mid pipe and mounting a nice carbon or Ti muffler tucked up tight to the tail. I need to
    5 points
  11. Wow, garage looks great, we are all jealous. Needs more bikes though. Just put new rubber on the RC, will post a recent photo, but in the meantime, here's a photo--taken in January:
    5 points
  12. Not married, I see... Welcome! Ciao, JZH
    4 points
  13. Love it. I purchased my '02 back last year (I'm the original owner) after selling it ten years before in 2011. Never thought I'd ride again either...then suddenly I'm riding my old bike 200 miles through pouring rain and the dark on DC area highways to get this one bike back in my possession. Makes sense to me!
    4 points
  14. Sounds like the upcoming merger of Fedex and UPS - the new company to be called Fedup . . . BTW - not a FB fan here, either. If an account on-line is "free" (FB, email, etc), remember - YOU are the product.
    4 points
  15. yeah, don't like or use FB myself.
    4 points
  16. screw fb ! they discriminate against and won't accept people who can't afford or don't want cellphones.
    4 points
  17. Pfft, au contraire mon ami. So long as the paint is in good condition they are pretty easy to keep clean. After every wash apply your favourite spray wax - two I like are Honda Spray Cleaner, and Plastex. Pics of my long gone red '98, and my '09 last fall after 85,000 Km
    4 points
  18. "I'm not out of shape damnit! Round IS a shape!!!"
    4 points
  19. Since we have this thread, and it does say "random", I'm going to toss in some really random pics. Having recently gone through various boxes around the house, I came across photos of the first roll of film I ever shot when I was just a wee lad. It introduced me to two things that I enjoy to this day - photography and motorcycles. My father had a nice German camera - wish I knew what happened to it. I had been asking him to teach me to use it. Having seen announcements about a local motocross event, I begged and begged and begged for him to let me try photography there until he finally r
    4 points
  20. The size of American vehicles never stops to amaze me.... Or is that a refrigiration truck?
    4 points
  21. Waiting on O-rings from Honda, so I figured I may as well spiff up the engine sidecover a bit...
    4 points
  22. From the album: Clint's VFR

    Was riding on a saturday morning and saw photographers had set up and were snapping pics was very happy as I have none of my self riding the bike. The Old Pacific Highway "Old Road" Is a popular motorcycling road in just outside of Sydney NSW. Few cars use it as the route was duplicated by a freeway.
    4 points
  23. Just a couple of rebuttals: A regular air powered die grinder isn't much different in size from a Dremel. I have both. I'm not referring to a angle grinder. Basically all Dremel attachment will work with a die grinder since they generally use the same size collet. In fact the die grinder I have has interchangeable 1/8" and 1/4" collets. A decent die grinder is variable speed by nature. I do agree that the main drawback is the need for an air compressor. I maintain the air pressure in my air compressor so it's not a big deal for me. And if you don't have a f
    4 points
  24. Well, went and saw it today, and I'm buying it. 2014 Deluxe with 4500 miles. Coffman Exhaust Helibar risers Puig Screen Volt Meter w/phone charger Phone holder OEM top box PAIR/Airbox mod Frame Sliders New Michelin Road 5s I'll put the cash together early next week and go scoop it up. I'm back in the family again, folks... @SEBSPEED I suppose we'll be in touch soon. 🙂
    4 points
  25. I have that performance part in RWB and can say that it made so much difference that I had to put one on the back of my helmet just to keep up.
    4 points
  26. New rubber! (disclaimer: this is not a VFR--but close!) Replaced the aging Pirelli Angel GT's with fresh Michelin Power 5's. Why are new tires so exciting? Aside from a 1000 mile 36-hour Sierra trip with some VFRD hooligans, I realized the RC-51's miles have all been local, dry, and track day, so I went for sportier rubber. Also, the rear is a 190/55, which I loved on my 7th gen, vs. the 190/50 Pirelli. First ride today, photos below. Took it easy, but felt great--easier roll-in and better bump compliance. Don't know about edge gri
    4 points
  27. two birds one stone- coke with a slice of lemon
    4 points
  28. When I was returning from the ride where I took the 'calendar pic' above, a car pulled in front of me at an intersection and was driving quite slow, so I passed them. When I pulled into my driveway they pulled up a minute later, a guy and his wife. He asked me if I recently bought the bike in Wasaga Beach, which I had, so I smiled and said 'I guess you know my friend'. He told me that the bike was his dads before he died of cancer, and it was sold to his cousin, my friends son. We chatted for quite a while and his description of his father made him sound like the sterotypical 'Mad Englishman'
    4 points
  29. Sounds like your summary of exterior fit & finish matches what goes on inside. I have friend that races RSV4 and has nothing but trouble: engine mechanicals, electronics, etc. Back in '90s, he raced AMA on TZ250. He says that all-out race-bike was more troublefree than RSV4. Would RS660 have 1/2 as much trouble since it's 1/2 of RSV4?
    3 points
  30. Something very strange here. A Baro or Map sensor gone faulty should not cause idle rpm to reach 7000 to 9000.!!
    3 points
  31. Will this do?
    3 points
  32. Its five ish hours for me and I trailer in. My tires are a lot more fun when they are not flat in the middle. I usually ride about seven or eight days and my old ass is tired at the end. The boring trip home is easier in the truck. After a week up there, all of the other roads are boring. We have a few who trailer all the way from North Carolina.😀
    3 points
  33. In short What he says is you need to loose weight. It’s science. My wife has different reasoning but she tell me the same....
    3 points
  34. I have a mileage log book and keep track of it there. I rarely need to change oil twice per year so it's not a big deal. Brake fluid is every other year and tires, chain, brakes and coolant as needed. I don't worry about receipts as I plan to ride it until it's worn out so I won't be trying to convince a buyer. My records aren't as good as many I'm sure, but she gets plenty of love.
    3 points
  35. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Motorcycles. Good for you for being involved in the rescue.
    3 points
  36. From the album: 1999 VFR800

    3 points
  37. You have to start them young!
    3 points
  38. Bad vibes about this! Existing system is probably the simplest most reliable system you could have for coolant movement and temperature regulation. What gain can you make from an elecric pump? It won't make the bike run cooler on a stinking hot day or in stop start traffic. Air flow through the radiator core and air temperature are the limiting factors for heat dissipation. As for fuel savings and power increase, maybe one drop in the ocean, if anything! Irrespective of how reliable the electric pump is, you've now introduced other issues, the reliability of t
    3 points
  39. A consideration is to use an air powered die grinder. You really need an air compressor anyway, and a good die grinder isn't very expensive and very little to go wrong with them. Hit them with some oil before using every time, and away you go. I have a $30 die grinder that's over 30 years old and still works excellently.
    3 points
  40. Installed: https://youtu.be/VbhZ3P9UA9k
    3 points
  41. Lol I love it! Dorky slow sellers are my specialty. I picked up my new ‘07 Vfr in 2009 and my ‘08 Bking in 2011 during the last depression. Latest bike is the slowest, a 2011 NT700VA bought new in 2018 ‘cause I always wanted one and it has ABS, a first for me! Lot of nice new bikes out there but I’m good with what I have.
    3 points
  42. I think for the same reason that first date with a supermodel is . . .
    3 points
  43. Tinkering with the airbox will yield no performance (hp or torque) improvements to the engine's output and as mentioned above can result in flat spots and other undesirable rideability issues. The airbox is tuned to the engine to give it the optimum air / fuel mix for any given rpm / load. The thread below has a great explanation of the airbox's purpose and function (you may have to scroll up to see BusyLittleShop's explanation). Even though you're working with carbs vs FI, the principles of airflow volume and speed remain the same. Honda got all the performance out of the engine that it
    3 points
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