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  1. 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.
    7 points
  2. 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
  3. 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.
    2 points
  4. Yep, that’s the place! They have a bike of mine on their wall, too. At least, the same as my bike: 1985 VF1000r. I still have mine in the garage.
    2 points
  5. Reminder : when I had my rear hub sprocket carrier thing cleaned up, this potentially serious manufacturing flaw was revealed. (A previous owner had hidden it with a thick layer of paint) I bought a replacement as some of you suggested, and contacted Honda UK for an explanation. I sent them photos and said they could have larger ones if they wanted. Five weeks went by, and guess what? Nothing. Not a bloody word. So I sent a polite reminder, and was told: We have passed the information and photos you’ve sent us to the Head Office. At this point they are conducting an investigation. This might take a long time to be completed. When Head Office get back to us we will let you know. Better not hold my breath then, as a further five weeks of silence have since gone by. Are they really investigating? Because they've not asked me for any details like frame number, larger photos or to see the item itself. They still keep churning out the wanky adverts on radio and TV though ...
    1 point
  6. Ready for wrapping and then trucking to Santander Thursday next I'll ride down to Santander.
    1 point
  7. Looking good MD. @BiKenG Ken when will yours look like this ?
    1 point
  8. I think it's a love it or hate it thing. Sure did not like removing my fairings for an oil change last night, or any other trivial reason. Sure do like riding a full fairing VFR more than I liked riding my half fairing Bandit. Prefer the looks of fairings so...if I wanted something past the VFR we are back to things like the Kawasaki Z whatever.
    1 point
  9. 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.
    1 point
  10. 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.
    1 point
  11. It's pleasing to see this happening. There have been so few if any meetups the past few years I've somewhat forgotten how much fun they are. Enjoy! ps, pics appreciated.
    1 point
  12. Wow, pricey POS!!! Looks like it can also simulate fake O2-sensor signals to trick ECU into thinking O2-sensors are installed when you disconnect them. To prevent FI light. https://www.magnumtuning.com/en/detail/dyno-boost-atv-performance-chip/intimidator Anything that uses Scotch locks is automatic fail for me. Yeah, remove it.
    1 point
  13. Engine Ice is propylene glycol - there are other brands using that formulation - Sierra being one. You can do a few searches and find the properties of it and anecdotal reports of how it does nor does not work. One of the main attractions of it is that it's much less (described as "non") toxic than ethylene glycol but as long as one disposes of it responsibly that doesn't matter. As for keeping the engine cooler I'm not sure it does much in that regard. It's not just boiling and freezing point differences - the rate of heat transfer is what's going to keep the engine cool. I don't think I'd pay $80 a gallon for it. If you want an economical way to change coolant, you can use the OEM coolant from a Honda car dealer. It's the same formulation as Honda powersports coolant but the dye color is a bit different and it's way cheaper. The last gallon of premix I bought was about $20. A couple of other thoughts - one being that IIRC they recommend not mixing the two coolant types, so if changing over you'll want to get as much of the old coolant out as possible. The other is that water has a higher heat transfer rate than either ethylne or propylene glycols, so using the OEM coolant add sufficient de-mineralized water to make it a 30-70 mix vs 50-50 - still plenty of freeze protection unless you live in North Dakota and enough protection for the aluminum parts in the system. I've been doing that for some time and it's been fine.
    1 point
  14. How about a thread titled "what someone did to your VFR last night."?
    0 points
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