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  1. Hi All. Whilst stumbling through some old photos I found a sentimental favourite. The first photo of my first VFR after just getting her home 16 years ago, April 2005. Shame about the ugly bloke behind the bike, kind of destroys a nice bike photo. Did 56,000k's, only issue was the Crispy Critter Stator at 49,000k's otherwise a great bike. Sold it in 2008 after falling in love with the limited edition 2007 RWB. A registration check tells me this bike is still roaming the streets somewhere. Sure would love to see it again. Cheers.
    3 points
  2. There is a spring behind the piston to ensure it stays attached to the end of the rod. When you remove the slave you should put a clamp on it to stop the soft spring pushing the piston out. As suggested you can use a C-clamp to SLOWLY move it back in, remember you are forcing fluid back through the M/C bleed hole. If you want it to move faster, then crack the bleed nipple & after adding a hose & fluid catcher, then you can push it back with your fingers. Remember to top up the M/C with fresh fluid. When reinstalling, get everything ready, remove clamp & pop slave into place, keep pressure on it with one hand. With the other hand pop bolts into place finger tight. You can let the pressure off now 👍 Hope that helps.
    2 points
  3. Hi guys. Hope all is well with everyone. Despite covid19, I've been able to keep me motorcycles roadworthy with fairly regular road time. I think it would be cool to get back together for a 2021 NorCal reunion. Say maybe a warm up ride on the Pacific Coast Highway, followed by a longer ride (weather/fire conditions permitting) in September. Suggest we start with a ride up the coast and down CA 128. Let’s meet at Starbucks, 260 Northgate Drive, San Rafael 94903 Saturday, August 28, 2021 (hope it's still there). We'll ride over to Pt. Reyes Station and up the Pacific Coast Hwy. Lunch in Elk, and back down CA128 to Cloverdale. We top off the ride at the world famous Hamburger Ranch; those up for more fun can continue on CA128 to Calistoga and Winters. Looking forward to good weather, good roads, and the camaraderie of good people. Kickstands up at 8:00 AM. If we hit the road early, maybe we can avoid some traffic on Hwy 1 and perhaps stretch the ride out on the back end. Hope you can make it. Jeff J. Remembering Ed Nelson https://goo.gl/maps/qRiZaSP6buL2
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  4. I agree... short time you're draining the whole engine... long time you're draining the pan... you get more of the old oil out with just draining the pan because it takes time for the oil to migrate under the force of gravity out of the whole engine and into the pan...
    1 point
  5. After 16 hours of electrolysis, I can see the bottom of the tank! I couldn’t resist dumping and taking a look. I remixed my solution and dumped in a dress 5 gallons. Added another anode to increase surface area. Science is fun! Also got the carbs off and will start that cleaning. Time to fire up the ultrasonic.
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  6. My first track day in about 10 years (won't wait that long again!) - 8/2/21, Palmer Motorsports Park outside of Boston, 02 VFR Tire is a Dunlop Q3+, highly recommended
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  7. Grum Nice to put a face to the name. Keep safe in these COVID times, from locked down Maroubra!!!!
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  8. DO NOT USE KREEM!!!!!! That stuff is junk most of the time. Better option is the POR-15 kit. Otherwise, see my earlier post. Congrats on having it fire over. I've you've been in one carb you've been through them all. Just make sure all the passages and jets are clear and there isn't leftover residue on the needle and stuff. Don't forget to clean the choke assembly. Can always bench test to make sure there aren't any leaks. Just don't break the carbs out individually. Keep them together.
    1 point
  9. Picked up a Kreem liner kit for the tank today. Thought I’d help out and run some electrolysis for a bit first. This is what it looked like seconds after I turned on the power supply.
    1 point
  10. Jeff! Hope all is well, sounds like it is. I will be on the east coast the weekend of the 28th, damn. Am definitely up for the follow-up ride.
    1 point
  11. It looks like I missed out; but I’m totally committed for the next batch for my 6th gen! I messaged MrSqiggle a few weeks ago about buying the uninstalled set he has for sale on these forums (even though shipping from Oz would likely be expensive) but it seems he hasn’t logged in for over a month. 😩
    1 point
  12. All fixed! I had to press the slave cylinder piston in and that fixed it. I got the cover on and then put the slave cylinder back on. I used a C-clamp to push the piston back. Then I put cover on, cylinder, and then speed thing. Thanks for all the help!
    1 point
  13. progress update: decided to order myself a set of custom yokes instead of messing about trying to make things fit. They took 10 weeks to arrive, but they were worth the wait. Very impressed. The fit of the ignition barrel is absolutely perfect, it even includes the fittings for the transponder ring that sits on top of it. very happy Stuck it in the freezer overnight, and fitted the bottom bearing: Trial fit up: fitted to the bike: I need to do some more work on that airscoop, but that can happen later.
    1 point
  14. To prevent the piston from doing that, when removing the slave cylinder I use a couple of large zip ties around it to hold the piston in place.
    1 point
  15. Just went for a few days riding on “The Other Bike” This was taken at Milla Milla Falls on the Atherton Tablelands. Probably the most photographed waterfall in Queensland.
    1 point
  16. Unless I'm mistaken, but new exhaust must have the db-killer tacked in. So you'd need to whip out the Dremel.... For better perfomance you best shed some weight (off to the gymn pal) and for more noise, ride without earplugs.
    1 point
  17. Another local sight. The Dalles Dam is one of many on the Columbia River stretching in to Canada. When constructed they significantly altered the character of the river - from wild and rough waters to placid and smooth flowing. While they do generate a prodigious amount of power - combined almost 20 gigawatts in the US and 5 gw in Canada, they also ended the annual cycle of flooding downriver which inundated the city of Portland. What is now Portland International Airport would be flooded every year were it not for the dam system. The river also became a major transportation artery, and much like the Mississippi (tho on a much smaller scale) with barges hauling the enormous wheat production of much of eastern Washington and Oregon to ocean ports so it can be sent overseas. Much of the wheat consumed in Asia is transported down the Columbia. On upriver trips, the barges haul petroleum and other products. How that is done remains a mystery to me. At this photo the river is about 3,100 feet wide, or approximately 950 meters. Its official length is longer due to the lock and other earthen portions of the structure. The system of dams on both the Columbia and Snake Rivers may be the largest network of dams in the world. Much effort has gone in to fish ladders, barges and other projects to help salmon runs remain as otherwise they could not return upriver to spawn.
    1 point
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