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  1. My fascination with V4 power started back in 1999. I was still new to riding back then. Having been influenced by an older co-worker as well as a good friend, I purchased my first bike, a 91 CBR600F2. I was having fun, gaining some experience and trying to stay out of trouble. Soon after, that same buddy of mine imported two bikes via the grey market: an NSR250 and an RVF400, the latter resembling a miniature RC45. He let me ride both before he sold them. The RVF with it’s tiny V4 had this unique sound and power band. I was immediately hooked. About a year later I sold the F2 and bought a 200
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  2. 6 points
  3. Not married, I see... Welcome! Ciao, JZH
    4 points
  4. Love it. I purchased my '02 back last year (I'm the original owner) after selling it ten years before in 2011. Never thought I'd ride again either...then suddenly I'm riding my old bike 200 miles through pouring rain and the dark on DC area highways to get this one bike back in my possession. Makes sense to me!
    4 points
  5. Absolutely agree. The kids picture is a non replaceable treasure, a permanent reminder of a wonderful trip and bike. Frame it and let it have pride of place on the garage wall next to your bike. The kids as they grow older will always appreciate that there special picture meant so much to their dear Dad.
    3 points
  6. I know these types of rides are pretty boring to read about, but thought I'd post it up here in case any other IBA riders are around. I used to be pretty active in the Ironbutt Association, but I took a break from the long trips after my kids were born. If you're not familiar, the Saddlesore 1K is an entry-level certificate offered by the IBA. It's a documented 1000 mile trip completed within 24 hours. You use a map of your route and fuel receipts to verify the time and location of your stops to get your certificate from IBA. There are no benefits other than the satisfaction of the ride,
    3 points
  7. Well written and well presented. I always say to anyone who will listen, the only thing we take with us from life is our experiences. Money, Job Title, Possessions in the long term are meaningless. If you can close your eyes and remember the thrill of being back on your favorite motorcycle, the drone of the bike through Kansas, the excitement in your children's eyes when you get back home, that's something that will remain with you. About 9 years ago I flew out to Washington Iowa from Maine, after installing a new rear tire and dinner with the PO I headed t
    3 points
  8. FYI for any future searchers
    3 points
  9. Sounds like your summary of exterior fit & finish matches what goes on inside. I have friend that races RSV4 and has nothing but trouble: engine mechanicals, electronics, etc. Back in '90s, he raced AMA on TZ250. He says that all-out race-bike was more troublefree than RSV4. Would RS660 have 1/2 as much trouble since it's 1/2 of RSV4?
    3 points
  10. Something very strange here. A Baro or Map sensor gone faulty should not cause idle rpm to reach 7000 to 9000.!!
    3 points
  11. Will this do?
    3 points
  12. Sounds like the upcoming merger of Fedex and UPS - the new company to be called Fedup . . . BTW - not a FB fan here, either. If an account on-line is "free" (FB, email, etc), remember - YOU are the product.
    3 points
  13. screw fb ! they discriminate against and won't accept people who can't afford or don't want cellphones.
    3 points
  14. Today fitted rear Honda hugger and a Delkevic exhaust.
    2 points
  15. I did a couple VFR group rides the last time I owned this bike and they were great, because the VFR is a grown up bike that attracts grown up sport riders. (Which none of my non-rider friends believe, but...that's another story!) All of the other group rides I've participated in were dumpster fires where there were people riding way beyond the limits of the street or, worse...their own limits. Whether that's someone who is acting like it's a track day, or an inexperienced rider on a liter bike trying to push their boundaries and then slam on the brakes mid-corner...yikes. I'll
    2 points
  16. There's something to this in corners, but not highway speed. All other factors combined, here in the military, "high corner speed" is the other factor after the obvious ones (inexperience, drinking, late night riding, no training, etc.). Otherwise yeah...I feel safer at high speed on the highway than anywhere else, particularly when I am at least a few mph faster than the cars and moving around them vs. the other way around.
    2 points
  17. I do not like Orwellism labels being placed on daily benign activities. Perfect example with speed limits originally driven by fuel consumption but now carried over mainly for profit. Antisocial behavior in my book. Big head? Such 19th century concept. We are driven by animal brain for any activity involving adrenaline... Hard wire.
    2 points
  18. First, @moroseduck, thanks for the kind words. And if you are able to change spark plugs and hoses you are doing good. You don't need a lot of tools to work on a quality bike such as your Honda, eventually if you can gather up a good metric socket and wrench set, two torque wrenches of different ranges, some feeler gauges and a multimeter you can troubleshoot and fix most things on a VFR. Not many specialty tools are needed unless you get into rebuilding engines and transmissions. So good luck and post up any questions, I'm sure someone here will answer. NEXT - my 91 model VFR i
    2 points
  19. that way madness lies. installing a loom with all components in place is a difficult and frustrating job best avoided if possible. on he other hand, splicing wires is dead easy.
    2 points
  20. How can someone else bait you into speeding? Aren't you in control of your own motorcycle?
    2 points
  21. LOL! Glad someone got the reference! 😉 And I think I will frame that drawing. Great idea. Justin
    2 points
  22. I should have added . . . once that artwork's duty is done, I would be sure to archive and hang on to it. Those types of things can easily be misplaced. Once your riding days are done, it will be one of those things that you'll pull out, maybe frame and put up on the wall and fondly remember not only your daughter as a child, but the trip. (btw - I particularly like the "beep beep" for the horn . . . )!
    2 points
  23. This post has all the hallmarks of a good read - things that today are sorely missing not only in the US, but around the world - things such as family, respect for parents, compassion for those less fortunate, random acts of kindness, recapturing one's youth, adventure, connection with kindred spirits, appreciation for gifts given and what we have, moments of humor . . . I could go on. And, on top all that, the spelling, grammar and punctuation are all flawless! How often do we see that these days? Well done - lovely photos and a good evening read. Thank you for posting. Shiny
    2 points
  24. Go here: https://www.bike-parts-honda.com/honda-motorcycle/750-MOTO/VFR/1989/VFR750FK/Frame/FRONT-WHEEL-2-/13ML7G41/F__1101/2/10184 Wheel paint codes are often noted in the Honda Parts Catalogues, and in this case what that tells me is that the wheel paint color is NH138 (Shasta White) for both the white and red color codes (the Granite Blue Metallic color has different color wheels). Ciao, JZH
    2 points
  25. Everyone!!! Thank you all for your input on my inquiry. It's not that I wanted or needed more HP or top end. It just bothered me that an emissions added device was "robbing" me of some extra ponies. Seriously, I can live without them....it just bothered me. This is what I like about forums and the members that are more knowledgeable than I. A place were you can go and get educated fast and maybe get a laugh or two out of it. ShipFixer vfrcapn DannoXYZ Magneto.........thanks much!!! <><
    2 points
  26. I love this photo, slo1. The red VFR stands out and the curves leading to the mountains make you want to jump on and GO!
    2 points
  27. JZH lists scads of paint codes over at vsource. He includes several versions of white, starting with White NH-0, but without further elaboration. 'WheelWhite' does not seem to be a choice. Just the same, you might glance there for inspiration. https://www.vsource.org/VFR-RVF_files/BHondaPaintCodes.htm
    2 points
  28. Are you having RR issues? Rather than re-using antiquated technology, upgrade to better series regulator SH775. Runs much, much cooler since it only passes current that's being used rather than running stator full-time and dumping excess to ground. Your stator will thank you! :)
    2 points
  29. Awesome! Ride safe! I bought my 97 VFR two weeks ago, was actually looking for a Fireblade, but after I saw the bike on CR and talked to the owner, I had to buy it (after all, this is the closest I can get to a RC30) My trip, however, was only two hours to New Jersey. Rented a uhaul Saturday evening and picked it up Sunday morning. After we loaded up the bike, John, the previous owner helped me, we were still talking bikes for one hour. Got it home to CT, registered week later (DMV had a special registration event for bikes and boats, was in and out in 10 minutes, new world recor
    2 points
  30. Great story. Proof again that there is nothing like a VFR. Welcome back.
    2 points
  31. Good read, and nice stunt... welcome among old people 🤣 Thankfully I never sold my bike, just had to dig it out in the garage when time was right again.
    2 points
  32. Great story Justin, thanks for taking us on your ride! Your 5th gen looks a beauty, hope it brings you thousands of miles of pleasure, welcome back to the fold.
    2 points
  33. Nice post Justin. Reminds us all of the important things in life......family, health, VFRs. Really need to get the bikes out more. Stay safe and many more miles of VFR happiness.
    2 points
  34. Main thing you are OK, plastic can be painted. For old machinery keeping rubber up to date is important. Now is good time since you are waiting for stuff anyway. Manual should have section dedicated to rubber lines routing, I would go through the section and replace as much as possible. Perhaps to late for the tip in your case but digital photography is an invaluable tool for disassembling/ reassembling machinery, particularly when there is a period of time in between.
    2 points
  35. I sure hope you've got your bike properly sorted, otherwise you could be riding a death trap!!!! That Baro sensor (that you replaced) will not cause rpm to go to 9000rpm. There's no way Honda would allow that to happen given a faulty sensor, nor can it physically do this. So, you said you replaced the Throttle Bodies!..........
    2 points
  36. It was vacuum leak most likely, not a sensor failure. MAP would throw a code since it would see atmospheric pressure, but false air would rise rpm....
    2 points
  37. Service Manual page 5-69 shows the Baro sensor.
    2 points
  38. ^^^ That’s Jay Kincy. Good dude. The biggest things with white wheels are: 1.) A lot of clear, whether paint or powdercoat. This will create a smooth surface, so crap doesn’t stick. If there’s surface porosity, your wheels will be dirty and quickly stain. 2.) Keep them clean. If you ride your bike into the ground, with zero attention to maintenance, you’ll hate white wheels. I regularly wash my bike, pre-soaking my wheels with 50/50 Simple Green and water. 3.) I use DuPont Teflon Dry Lube, so I get zero chain lube fling. 4.) Finish every wash with a spray wa
    2 points
  39. I've always thought white wheels made bike look faster!
    2 points
  40. There is nothing wrong with white rims, no matter what Gen.
    2 points
  41. Believe Microsoft are going to combine YouTube, Twitter and Facebook to create a new app called.....You-Twitt-Face.
    2 points
  42. yeah, don't like or use FB myself.
    2 points
  43. No you won't..........................white wheel fan here too.
    2 points
  44. In short What he says is you need to loose weight. It’s science. My wife has different reasoning but she tell me the same....
    2 points
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