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  1. Ah thanks for the warm welcome! Pictures as requested. The bike is a late 2007, just ticked over 20k miles in the week I've had it. Service history was fairly meticulous until 2018 when it went to the guy I bought it off, who didn't service it, but only did about 800 miles in 4 years. I've changed the oil and air filter, and plan to do the coolant, but will be dodging the brake fluid change for sure haha! Mostly standard but has Staintune cans, Motad stainless downpipes, which sound absolutely awesome. Also a nice custom seat, and Oxford heated grips. My first heated grips woohoo. I was very unhappy with the low speed throttle response, but have done the PAIR mod and that's made an enormous difference. Also got o2 eliminators on older so will see what effect they have. Not planning on buying a piggyback ECU at this stage. Next step is to fit a new tank pad and line it up properly, the one it has now is wonky as you can see in the pictures
    6 points
  2. Hi all, been a bit of a lurker here for a while but bought a 2007 6th Gen VFR800 a week and a half ago. It's a really nice bike with a few tasty modifications. Looking forward to saying hello and asking some advice. Great forum - already found the service manual - brilliant stuff. Done my first oil change and thinking of doing the coolant next. Side note - I wasn't able to confirm my account because the emails didn't come through to either gmail.com or mail.com (DMARC issue?). Managed it with a temporary sharklasers.com address but not ideal for getting notifications of replies etc. Any good workarounds to get my gmail address on my account and confirmed? Thanks.
    1 point
  3. Congratulations on your 6th gen. and welcome to the forum from Ohio, USA! 🙂 That air filter, wow!! The last several years I had my 6th gen. I would open up the airbox to check it for critters and nests before firing up the bike for the first time each spring. I had to clean and recharge the K&N air filter anyway, so it was best to check it out before starting the bike after it had sat in my garage all winter.
    1 point
  4. I just noticed that you have ABS. Nice score! I might add that the tough part of changing fluid on these is the secondary master cylinder (SMC) and the proportioning control valves (PCV). If you don't know the trick to it you'll think it's possessed by demons. If you do know the trick to it (in the guide), you'll wonder why anyone ever thought it was a big deal. And, there's no difference between ABS or not in the procedure. Anyway - definitely an oft overlooked and highly beneficial bit of maintenance.
    1 point
  5. Have a look at this as well, good explanation and easier to visualise than the excellent guide on here. I'd use both.
    1 point
  6. It's a month out! Shaping up to be a good year. I've seen a few new people, and a few more we haven't seen in a while, who have replied that they are attending. I think we have been about 25 for the last few years. I know a few of us regulars will be on other than VFR's this year so it will be interesting to see how many are left. A testament to the group that we all still show up after moving on from VFR's. Which reminds me, I need to collect mine and get it ready to sell.
    1 point
  7. Welcome aboard. Mite check your spam folder for emails - never know. We're all in to bike porn here - as Skids mentioned - photos always appreciated!
    1 point
  8. Ah OK, didn't realize you had HEL.... sometimes just backing off and re-snug will fix flare leaks, but I'd take it apart and see whazzup with the flare end and if OK, try again...
    1 point
  9. Reservation made for the 18th thru 23rd. I’m leaving the 17th, from ~700mi away, and have to come through ATL, so not counting to arrive the 17th. I’m bringing my Tiger 800XCx, as well, and have a buddy coming in from Norfolk who’ll ride that. I can’t wait!
    1 point
  10. The hollow VFR rear axle presents a creative opportunity for keeping the front end off the ground for service; IIRC I had 35 lbs on each side. If the front end stays up comfortably with the bike complete it only gets more stable as you remove parts.
    1 point
  11. Oh, nearly forgot. Does anyone watch HeroRR on Youtube? I had an airbox situation extremely similar to his. Couldn't believe what was in there, and the snorkel has been nibbled.
    0 points
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