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  1. 5 th gen VFR's are my thing really. I buy them then rescue them but I always try and start with a bike that has good provenance / a verifiable history and certainly all its papers/books/service invoices as well as owners handbook and original service book etc etc . I don't know if its me, but the amount of bikes I come across that only have a log book ( the ownership papers for my American friends on here ) and nothing else. So many people seem to lose their other documents . I just don't get it. Personally , I won't buy a bike without supporting paperwork unless it is cheap. Im not scared o
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  2. Strong smell of fuel and no fire suggest no spark... first I'd pull a spark plug cap and insert a spare spark plug to test for spark... also employing a screw to block a vacuum hose still allows air to bleed pass the threads... take an spare O ring to size and cut a section out and insert into the hose to block 100% of the air...
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  3. I wanted to add a few more things here. I ran across a couple riding the R1250RS. It was impressive to look at so I asked the pilot how he liked it. He said it was a great bike and his only complaint was replacing the rear tire every 3000 miles. I wasn't clear on if that was due to the fun factor or always 2 up riding. To be honest though my next bike is going to be a used Goldwing. I made the mistake test driving 2 different ones after testing an FJR1300. You can lean those a lot more than you think and the weight being so low was even easier to handle than my 02 VFR. Sea
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  4. With just one cylinder fuel-filled, that would seem to indicate you have one injector that's not closing or 3 that aren't working properly. Either way, that would seem to warrant more investigation. Fuel deteriorates with time and gums things up - electrical parts can sit for decades and still work just fine, so fuel is the more likely culprit. Your spark check procedure will work if you can hold the plug to the coil pack. You could probably tape it. Maybe an easier way would be to get a noid light you can plug in to each coil pack's wiring connector and see if the they blink
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  5. Continuing.. Having a stash of spare parts/engines does come in handy As is having proper tools for the job What is wrong in this picture The channel for the clutch pushrod was filled with crud... See-sawed it clean Nespresso, what else? Next..... spoon in the engine
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  6. Well, I finally got the headers off this evening. I ended up just trying to twist them using towing straps (I was pulling vertically before) and that seemed to break it free. It still took quite an effort to get the two downpipes off after that (another hour or so) but the job is done. I ended up having to remove the right side rearset by removing the swingarm nut to give better access to the header pipes. One trick I did was to put the hook of the towing strap into the header opening and wrap the strap around my shoulders so that I could pull vertically on the downpipe while p
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  7. I have never liked the look of the 1200. I think it’s lack of sales success could be partly attributed to its look. That RWB completely solves the issue for me. It’s a beauty.
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  8. Here's where I got it: https://rapidbike.us/contact Don't know why, but the software link is in the contact page. The website has confused me on a regular basis. I'm just glad the physical install instructions they mailed with the device are pretty straightforward!
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  9. Plenty of use for the centre stand when you’re on a tour and need to repair/replace a tyre.
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  10. Oh, and the RB Master Free version software also asked to update something itself following download...there's that too. Have not installed my RB Racing or played with this yet, but the software appears to run.
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  11. I just loaded my software this morning. When I did, Windows prompted me to install a different version of .NET framework. I want to say it was 3.5, which is now present on that laptop next to 4.8. The desktop I'm on already has it, so this may not be the 100% answer... If you want to see what you've got, type "Windows Features" in the search bar and click on "Turn Windows Features on and off" when it comes up.
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  12. It might be that you need to download the correct RB drivers for w10. I'd suggest getting in contact with Yaman https://rapidbike.us/
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  13. Don't forget the left hand thread on the right hand side.
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  14. I haven't been on the forum much the last couple of seasons with a hectic job. Congrats on the headers they sound awesome. I read through about half of the numerous pages and still could not find the answer that I was looking for, so for that my apologies. Are these still available if I wanted to purchase a set for my 5th and 6th gen? Actually I have 2 Gen 5 and a gen 6. currently they all run great but why not modify if you can right lol. If not then maybe in the future if there is another production run.
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  15. I got her front end naked today 😈 fitted a rad guard on her took about an hour to do with a coffee and the kids comings to “help”
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  16. I have used both Braking and the Chinese knockoff rotors which I converted both to full floating in order to minimize rotor warp. I liked both. I only recommend the stock brake pads from Honda never had a problem. I did have problems with EBC HH pads and EBC race pads and Braking pads.
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  17. This is a good source of gaskets, O rings, etc at bargain prices .. https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/usaview?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 I got a complete 4 carb set of jets, washers, etc for less than $20 delivered Good luck .... my 89 RC24 was in a similar state, squirrelman was a great help setting the carbs up
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  18. This is a possibility this year. Will have had both COVID-19 vaccinations by then.
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  19. After riding my 6th gen VFR over 14 years and many thousands of miles, I bought my first BMW last fall, a new R nineT Pure with its air/oil-cooled boxer twin engine. I loved the V4's character, torque and hp. While bike shopping for over a year, I looked at a couple bikes with inline 4 engines, but they just lacked the character I wanted in my next bike. The boxer twin, on the other hand, had gobs of character, and it's a major reason I chose my BMW. The R1250RS is going to have character, too, but it's smoother, more powerful, quieter, and liquid-cooled. The low-end torque is
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  20. I am blindly hoping that KTM will soon add some nice sport touring type creature comforts to the 890..... it has ample power, light weight and nimble handing, and a good fuel tank range. The electronics are modern, and im guessing reliability will be pretty good too. Aprilia RS660 looks tasty too....... Here's to wishing on a star.... like a fully modernized 9th Gen. Viffer ! Ha!
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  21. These two bikes are also at the top of my "possible next bike" list. I have looked at the 1000 SX extensively. I guess my short answer is, if price wasn't a factor, I'd maybe(?) go with the BMW. It's a great bike with lots of "mature rider" refinements. In a moment when the sport-touring concept is somewhat out of fashion (and therefore under-represented in the new model lineups) the 1250 RS is a completely credible "upgrade" from the VFR. That being said, I've never owned a BMW, but spending my own money on one would definitely feel like a gamble. Everything I've read
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  22. Nice 4th gen VFR750, 1995. 36000 miles, decent, very good plastics. Although willing to sell stock, would like to sell bike with following mods: 8 spoke daugherty stock rear shock rebuild Daugherty front fork internals tyga left exit full header exhaust system mra touring screen throttlemeister cruise control gen mar risers new tires fresh mobile one oil new stator and rectifier/regulator shorties adj levers elec outlet All original stock components available! Very nice example of a 4th Gen. $3000 stock, $500
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  23. With 2nd hand huggers scarce and new ones silly money..... Still want to keep the new YSS free from muck.. Plenty doormat left to fine tune shape/position...
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  24. Thanks for the words of encouragement! Yes things are getting much better and we are looking at life from the best perspective possible given the circumstances. I try to make the best decisions, but sometimes life has other plans, and have recently learned to sail" through life, rather than "row" as it is much less work. Instead of trying to push life around, and fight the universe, I just use gentle nudges to try to guide it in the direction I would like it to go. Getting back on topic, I have a small electrical issue on the RC51 to sort, then back to the SF project. Also getting
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  25. Thanks for the concern Jefferson! Yes, went through some pretty tough times with the wife (her health) and then loosing her job, and medical insurance. Things were looking pretty dark, and couldn't ride for awhile. I had to do some deep soul searching, and lots of medical assessing since western medicine seems to only focus on curing symptoms, not causes. We are on the right track now, and doing well. Because of some covid rules at her employer, we got the medical insurance re-instated for a few months at least. So at now I can continue riding ( my therapy ). Also been insanely bus
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  26. I'm selling my 1998 VFR800. The bike is located in Arlington Virginia. I'd love to keep it, but I've been in the habit of spending my summers in Greece and can't justify keeping it here unused while I'm gone during most of the riding season. I got the bike from one of my best friends who passed away last year. It had sat in his barn for most of his ownership. It had the alternator/rectifier issue these bikes are known for and I put in a new alternator and mosfet rectifier so the electrical system is all sorted out. I also put on a new x ring chain and tires, all that is about 2500 miles old. I
    1 point
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