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  1. Well bmart, you were right. We made preventative maintenence on a wheel bearing into an oil thread. Congratulations everybody! We did it! Just like I check the oil in my car if anybody else has worked on it besides me, I'm gonna pop the seal on a bearing and make sure it has a suffiicient quantity of quality grease. That's it. I'm gonna go work on a VFR now.
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  2. Everyone seems to be obsessing over the "not enough grease" thing. Radial bearings like these require very little grease, not like a Timken-style bearing that need to be repacked every so often. Radial bearings like these have a "point contact" and this is one of those places where "More is Better" doesn't apply. Kind of like it doesn't apply to motor oil either. 🙂
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  3. Well I took it all apart …. Again looked around , started the bike with the air box off , couldn’t find anything I did notice the boots for the TB to the heads were slightly misaligned and I had a couple V stacks turned the wrong way but in the right location , freed up the idle speed adjuster because it was sticking and hard to turn , added some carbon fiber bling , and swapped for the new road 6 , slapped everything back together and did an oil change . So far it hasn’t recreated the sound
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  4. Felt bad for the bike being ridden in the dirt and jumped but I guess if it’s not your bike what the heck. Amazing tech on that bike……would love to take a test ride on one just for the quick shifter alone. Would be fun to rip through the gears and let it howl.
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  5. Yup, I do same thing. I doubt Honda makes and packs their own bearings. Sometimes, they get low QA/QC bearing from their supplier with insufficient grease. And not best quality grease either. Like Capt, I prefer to repack my bearings. I do it every other chain & sprocket replacement. Start with cleaning out old grease using brake-cleaner 1st. Unlike oil, grease chemistry varies and aren't compatible. Then pack it full with Mobil-1 synthetic grease (pink stuff). Going on 96k-miles on original wheel-bearings on my VFR750.
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  6. In case anyone wants cables made specifically for the 5th gen (or other models), Webike Japan carries them as they sell the high Police Hurricane bar kit for the 5th Gen. They sell a longer wax module ('choke') cable, and longer throttle cables and brake lines too. https://japan.webike.net/products/2074342.html https://japan.webike.net/products/2073560.html or the whole kit https://japan.webike.net/products/2076729.html When one looks at these cops deftly maneuvering their bikes with buckhorn bars a change of bars looks attractive, but I am not sure how they would feel in the twisties.
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