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  1. A little over 2 years ago I bought a 1990 with 45,000 kilometers/28,000 miles on the clock from a member here from Canada. I went on my merry way off to sea for work thinking I'll pick it up when I get back. Well that didn't work out as the border was closed by the time I did return. Glenn, the owner, was kind enough to store it for me, put a charger on it and periodically start it up for the better part of 2 years as I waited for the Border to reopen. When it did re open my first try was not successful. In order to enter I needed my passport, proof of vaccination, proof of negative Covid test within 72 hours and had to fill out a Arrive Canada online form only after I had proof of a negative test. My test came in to late to meet this standard so I shelled out $175 for a quicker one at a clinic in Bangor. Once at the border, it was the usual drill, passport, proof of vaccination, proof of negative test and proof of Arrive Canada form filled out. Then it was.... Reason of visit "to pick up a motorcycle" What type? "Honda" Model? "1990 VFR750" The Border agent suddenly relaxed a bit, and leaned out the window, " I have a 2002, and love it" Well since there was no one behind me we chatted for about 15 minutes about VFR's. It had been raining since I left, but it really started to come down now, The remnants of Hurricane Ida were tracking right over New Brunswick. I stopped for a bit just short of St John as the trusty CRV's AWD light had been coming on about every 5-10 seconds and the vehicle was going light. With standing water on the highway like I had not seen in a long time I knew it was hydroplaning, also the 4 cars over turned and 2 in the woods kinda confirmed things were not well. So I pulled off the road and notified Glenn I may not make it. After a quick perusal of Hotel options I carried on, slowly, like 30 mph in a 62mph zone. I ended up stopping 4 more times as I could not see, and the Honda was starting to go at less than desirable angles. I made it finally, 12.5 hours for what is normally a 9 hour trip to Nova Scotia. Glenn and his wife kindly put me up as I was shattered and tired. We had dinner the Glenn and I loaded the bike on the trailer. I was up at 5 am and on the road at 6. Made it to Calais around 12, and declared the bike for import and was kindly directed to the side. A few minutes later a young woman in Border Patrol gear came over and asked a few questions and I handed her my paperwork. Half hour later she came back to apologize as no one on station, nor any one they called had done a motorcycle importation. I laughed and said they must do a lot of snowmobiles though! She smiled and said "Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, we see a Lot of Snow Machines......... A few minutes after the head of Customs came out for a quick chat and asked me about the bike and could I get out of the car and have a look with him. Nice guy I showed him the head stem Vin and he said he could nor believe this was a 31 year old bike. We talked bikes for a bit then I got back in the car. A few minutes after the woman Border Patrol officer came out with a bunch of papers for me to sign and noted That I was on the hook for $5.08 in duty, which her boss laughed off and I was on my way. I cannot convey how professional, attentive, courteous and friendly the whole process was. Thank You Calais Maine Border Patrol. The bike.
    11 points
  2. 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.
    10 points
  3. 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.
    7 points
  4. Hi, if you still have OEM exhaust and see some tarnishing at each end of the exhaust. I used AUTOSOL. It cleans up the exhaust amazingly well. Just one gentle pass with a microfibre towel and than use a clean MF towel to polish off and it looks like it came off the production line in Hamamatsu, Japan. Ride Safe.
    4 points
  5. There are a couple of pieces of info I need to add, just for the record. Evergreen's bankruptcy is due solely to Del Smith's financial management. He had great successes, but never used the opportunity to pay off debt. His risk management of the company and the fact that he was a gunslinger of the first degree is what bankrupted the company. He never saw an opportunity he could say no to. There were some financial irregularities between Smith and the museum, but it wasn't nearly what people thought. Smith personally financed the museums since the beginning. At the end of Evergreen Airlines, Smith decided to pull back some of the funds he had recently donated. While that is certainly not acceptable, it isn't the criminal conspiracy it was originally portrayed to be. Bill Stoller, a local business man (see Express Personnel) and wine guy bought both the air and space museums (in separate transactions) and has stated his intent to leave an endowment with enough money so the museums can last for hundreds of years. He needs to - they lose money, as many flight museums do. Del Smith had a great thing going with the museums. There were always 30-40 retired guys who would work on them for free. Smith would contact the military and ask for a plane. He would get the response "fly one of your 747's down to Davis Monthan, pick one out and fly it back. We'll call it a loan". The volunteers would then restore it and put it in one of the museums. In my opinion, the coolest plane out there isn't the Spruce Goose, it is the SR-71. You can actually touch it.
    4 points
  6. 4 points
  7. 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.
    4 points
  8. My headers arrived unscathed! Mr. Squiggle did a very thorough job of packing, and he even threw in all the hardware, gaskets, and aluminum Sebspeed center stand stop that he had collected for the header! 😆 Due to the fact that now is coming into some of our best riding here (cool mornings/evenings, warm afternoons, mountain roads open and clear, many days still sunny) and due to a lot of my spare funds currently going to my Suzuki Cappuccino restoration project, I will probably install these and work on a tuning solution sometime this winter. Here's a few photos of the big sturdy box, and the headers out of the box on the kitchen floor. And before someone asks, yes, that is a dirt bike wheel in the front entry of my place. 😜
    4 points
  9. 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
  10. She was a steal to be honest. Had to make a 11 hr round trip in van to get her but with 32000 miles on clock and a price of £1300 I could not let it pass. Literally saw it advertised and was on way within an hour. I’m very lucky to be honest had been looking for one for a while and was getting a bit down about the condition and previous life they had. Only issues I’ve had are sticking front calliper. Strip down clean and new pads did the trick. she still turns a few heads and I get a lot of guys that appreciate her when I go to meets. to me all the vfr range up to gen 6 are styled so well they just don’t seem to age.
    4 points
  11. Finally, the day of reckoning arrived last night when I finished the bike. I still have a few odds and ends to tend to, and I'm waiting for my repainted seat cowl to arrive, but the bike is otherwise done and I'm very happy with it. It's mostly stock except for the Racetech fork springs, CBR600RR turn signals, and the slightly different colors I used on the engine covers and calipers. It seems to be running well and it felt great on the first very short trip that I rode it. Thanks to the help of Captain 80's, Joe Nelson from www.v4dreams.com, and Tom Funk the water pump rebuilder, this all came together nicely. Here are some pictures to enjoy.
    3 points
  12. Chinese bodywork is not part of the best of any world. He has a chance to buy the color he wants, swap over OEM bodywork onto the better (imo) year, and sell the now red one. And be WAY ahead money wise. Might even make money.
    3 points
  13. So, here's the rest of the airplane story. As Oregonian pointed out, the Evergreen Aviation Museum is not far outside Portland, OR - 30 to 45 minutes West in McMinnville. My ride to "da plane" was about a 2 hour loop through rural country. Made a ferry crossing at a wide spot in the road, "Wheatland" - nothing more than a few homes clustered together. I wondered how bored the pilot gets - back and forth - hundreds of times a day. Personally I'd go out of my skull . . . Kind of fun to break up the ride with something different tho. Then on to the Evergreen museum. It is a good museum, now at its 30th birthday. The name is also noted on the 2 747's on the grounds. That came from the company name of the founder Del Smith, Evergreen International Aviation. Started in the 1960's as a helicopter service, it later branched out in to fixed wing operations. Evergreen was nicknamed "CIA Airlines" as in 1979 the flew the Shah of Iran out of the country after the fundamentalist takeover and also had many missions for the CIA in Central and South America. Later, in the 1980's Evergreen got its first 747 as it had landed a contract with the US Postal Service to fly airmail (now seems like such a quaint concept). Smith also converted a 747 in to a water tanker to fight fires using a compressed air system to atomize the water so it would cover a wide area. Later on, contracts with the gov't and Postal Service waned and financial stress began to set in. Meanwhile, around 30 years ago, Smith had the idea for the Museum. Somehow he swung a deal to bring the Spruce Goose from Long Beach, CA to McMinnville ("Mac"). It came up the Pacific Coast on a barge, the up the Columbia then finally up the Willamette River. It had been disassembled with all 8 engines removed as well as the wings and tail. Even at that, once near Portland, with the then river levels, the components were too tall to get underneath some fixed bridges so the barge laid at anchor for weeks waiting for the levels to fall. Finally it made it to a landing near Mac where the pieces were offloaded to trucks and moved to the current site. There they sat for a good number of years in a fenced off area outside awaiting its building to be constructed. That really is the museum's claim to fame. - There are better ones - The Smithsonian, Museum of the US Air Force in Ohio, Pima air and Space Museum to name a few. But there is only one Spruce Goose (more properly named the "Hughes H4 Hercules") and to see it you must come here. While there are tons of photos on line of it, you have to be there to grasp its immensity and the audacity of Howard Hughes thinking it would actually work as he envisioned it. You can read the history of its one and only flight - you couldn't write fiction like it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughes_H-4_Hercules Ultimately though, Evergreen's demise was in the winds. With the financial stress of the company, airmail volumes plummeting and the fleet of 747's past their useful lives, it finally ceased operations in 2013 and the next year Smith died. There had been tax investigations of Evergreen and rumors of "something going on" for some time. It was found through audits that Museum funds had been co-mingled with those of the company, and a dark cloud hung over the museum. The state attorney general got involved. It ultimately filed for bankruptcy and sold off some of its assets. There was much concern as Mac is a small town and the museum a huge asset and tourist attraction. Ultimately in 2020 a local family came to the rescue and bailed out the museum purchasing it out of bankruptcy so its continuation seems assured. When the Space Shuttles were retired and "up for grabs" to museums, Evergreen threw their hat in that ring. While hopeful, it didn't seem probable. The museum size too small, location too remote, and should the worst have happened financially, it wouldn't be possible to disassemble an orbiter to move it without destroying it (no way of removing a wing and then later replacing the thousands of tiles in the correct place), so they needed well funded and stable homes. Also, the Shuttle Carrier 747 aircraft could probably not have been able to land safely on 5,400 feet of runway, so transport to Mac was not practical. In the end I think it was the right decision to pass Evergreen over for that, but it is nice that they got an STA which was so integral to the entire program. In the pic above, the 747 was brought in to Mac airport across the highway (video below). While a municipal airport with no control tower (the flight service station is there) it has 5,400 feet of runway, enough for a lightly loaded 747 to land safely. There it was stripped of remaining valuable gear, the engines removed from the nacelles and drained of all fluids. It was also modded to accept the tubes that can be seen emanating from the side of the fuselage aft of the wings. Those are water slides kids take from the plane down in to the swimming pool, below. The plane was placed on its support structure (video below) and then finally the pool and building were constructed beneath it. It is quite a sight, for sure. A C-47 in "Invasion Stripes" watches over the main entrance The Spruce Goose is directly behind the glass - unfortunately the glare makes it impossible for the camera to capture it. Its wingspan is more than a 747, though there are larger aircraft. Still, particularly for something with a structure of wood, it is immense. It's worth a go if you make it to this part of the world. Other links, below https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evergreen_International_Aviation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evergreen_Aviation_%26_Space_Museum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijioFRUeHfE Waterslide 747 final landing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0l5O9XiSBQ Hoisting 747 in to place (this looks sketchy to me - like it could be in one of those epic fail videos where the cranes fall over . . . but they got it). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3i-3rv_6ss
    3 points
  14. Ok.... there ya go. Fuck, I'd swap the body work ALL DAY LONG. And any other doo-dad that is nicer. Cheapest OEM paint job EVER.
    3 points
  15. I would rather have an excellent 98-99 with 30k than a 00-01 with 3K.
    3 points
  16. Just WAY overpaid for a NEW 2015. I lost my (bought new) 2014 in a house fire 7 weeks ago. Insurance is paying, so I couldn’t resist buying one of the very few remaining dealer new Interceptors. Picking it up tomorrow. I’ll post pics!
    3 points
  17. They are Harris rearsets, I think they were oem on the 50th Anniv. bike? Throwing out a pic of Sebspeed's triples too before I mounted them. Offset set at 35mm, mid-point between the VFR 40mm and the RC 30mm. Cerakote H coating in a simple graphite black. I know he isn't on vfrd much but can be found on FB at https://www.facebook.com/SebspeedCustoms/
    3 points
  18. Honda just needs to update and modernize.. Here's a pic from down by Lake Wallowa a month or so ago... Full disclosure: I bought a '17 BMW R1200RS this past summer, and have ridden it almost 4000 miles sines June 16. I have put 3500 miles on the Viffer too.. However, IMHO there is NO comaparison between the Viffer and the Beemer. Yea, it is a much more expensive bike, but it is thoroughly modern in every way... The BMW electronics site, the chassis, suspension, and brakes are far superior... the 1170cc boxer engine is just plain awesome. Ride by wire and e-cruise is a treat when traveling. It weighs 520#... And.. i can get 200 miles from a tank of fuel, which is enough.. So to me it is worth it cost wise.. Dunno if i will keep the '08Viffer or not. I still grin when i ride it... If Honda builds an equally modern version VFR I would be very tempted to buy in..
    3 points
  19. That metal rack is made right here in New Zealand by a company called Ventura. They sell bike-specific L-brackets that bolt to the frame, and then various universal upper parts depending on your need. That looks like a general-purpose rack, you can also buy just a passenger grab rail, a top-box mount, or a taller version of the rack you have that fits a pack. https://ventura-bike.com/collections/kawasaki/products/kawasaki-zx-9r-02-03 There's no truth to the rumour that all New Zealand bikes have to have these fitted but I may have been there and done that.
    3 points
  20. That's where I bought my 5th gen new in December, '99. By then most of the dealers had yellow Y2K's in stock and I didn't want that - it was the last red one I could find. $8,499. I wish I had taken a photo at delivery. But at least I still have it!
    3 points
  21. Ready for wrapping and then trucking to Santander Thursday next I'll ride down to Santander.
    3 points
  22. 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.
    3 points
  23. 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.
    3 points
  24. If it looked a little different and I didn't already have a VFR...maybe. Aside from cost, motors are just so much better now, they can do more with parallel twins than they used to. So the R7 and Aprilia 660 are real world fast enough, etc. I would have to ride one to know but I don't have any fond memories of any parallel twin I've ridden in the past. But that rendering is fugly. I am still very interested in an Africa Twin or KTM Adventure 890 R but not so much this thing. I guess I understand adventure bikes with sport tires the same way I understand a Jeep Wrangler running Michelin Latitudes...it works for some people to have an off road vehicle that's tweaked for the street and really not good at either thing, just not for me.
    3 points
  25. i'm sure that guy is very good, but.......... i do carb cleaning/rebuilding too, charge less than that guy, and i just finished cleaning and fuel tube O-ring replacement on 2 gen 3 bikes................ unless people are seriously OCD, they don't need their carbs totally stripped down to each nut and O-ring as very often only one or 2 small jets need cleaning and the bike will run fine. i do alot of carb work, and most need very simple cleaning of idle jets and maybe new float needles, and that's all. i could make more money if i insisted on a total a stripdown of every carb that came in, but i just do what's necessary (and a couple of preventative things) to get my riders going again as quickly and as economically as possible.
    2 points
  26. I hadn't noticed this thread and think its a great idea. When I saw this post about Oregon's covered bridges I dug up these shots from my first bike trip to the USA back in 1993. I'd only bought this low miles '91 VFR750 a few months earlier. Little did I know it's be the first of a nearly three decade string of trips to the US west, usually including a visit to Laguna Seca. Anyhow, the first photo is of Crawfordsville bridge near Sweet Home, Oregon, and the second shows some really large kites on the beach at Lincoln City, Oregon.
    2 points
  27. That is Evergreen Museum's Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft. They keep it outside and use it constantly in fundraiser aircraft "pulls" for Special Olympics and other organizations. Let me know when you're headed out there again and I can get you in the museum and on the deck of the Spruce Goose for a VIP tour thing for free. (I bought a membership awhile ago that includes that option).
    2 points
  28. Thrust reversers are removed. Is it a Space Shuttle landing simulator/training aircraft?
    2 points
  29. Why must all the things I want be limited-runs 😭 Thanks for the pointer for that "Harris" set. I sent them an email, and put a watch on ebay for them. My Classifieds listing is likely wishful thinking... but who knows! I may get lucky. As for the rear cush drive, I read a lot of archived forums for that, but IIRC the conclusion was that the sizing didnt quite mate up right... But if it can be done, I'm not foreign to big-item swaps... (would be a good excuse to do that ZX10r or 929 shock upgrade since "I'm already in there" -- the most financially dangerous phrase said in builds 😄) Ah! If you ride hard, you will love the De-link! I did mine (rebuilding both masters -- F4i rear BMC, and rebuilding all calipers + drilling) and HO BABY I can stoppie the front and skid the rear now! The skill ceiling raises quite a bit after the delink, and I get FAR more stopping power in the front -- I paired it with the sexy "Braking" SK2 rotors. Good luck with the build!
    2 points
  30. Re-reading this, I guess we should confirm exactly how many seconds you held the starter button down . . . if only for a few seconds until the engine starts, it's not enough. As I mentioned, you should disable the fuel delivery either by it being dry or unplugging the fuse or connector to the fuel pump (the latter requires you raise the tank). You need to hold the starter button for at least 15 but preferably 30 seconds. That will seem like a long time - longer than you've ever cranked it before. After that long it should still be holding close to 11 volts while cranking (not after you've stopped). It's a demanding test for a battery, but that what it needs to do to prove it's in good shape. Once that's complete, get it on the tender or charger to top it back up. I think ducnut is on to it - a weak battery will give all sorts of weird problems. Until that's verified good, you're chasing shadows and it will be very frustrating. As for the battery negative connection, it's attached to the horiztontal piece of the frame where the upper shock mount bolts - it's under the tank just in front of the tank's hinge. You'll need to raise the tank to check it. White, fuzzy material around the bolt is a sign of bi-metallic corrosion - that's what the Oxgard is for - to help in preventing that.
    2 points
  31. I had the same reaction when I saw this some time ago. Those are Harris Rearsets, which they don't make anymore. Seb also produced some nice looking adapters but has said he is too busy to produce more at this time, I see you have placed an ad for some. The third option that I am pursuing is to install the lower shock mounting bracket (BRACKET, RR. CUSHION (LOWER) in Honda lingo, P/N 50475-MCW-D00). This is the same part on all 6th and 8th gen and bolts on to the 5th gen, allowing you to use later model resets as well as aftermarket ones such as Sato, https://www.satoracing.com/rearsetsVFR800.htm You will need some of the associated parts such as the through bolts and so on, easy enough to figure out if you look at parts fiche. I have the casting in hand, the rest is a winter project along with replacing the forks, delinking the brakes, installing VFRD headers and an RC51 tail section.
    2 points
  32. These pictures are from last Sunday’s cruise around Los Angeles.
    2 points
  33. 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
    2 points
  34. 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.
    2 points
  35. I recall a few months back someone posing the question regarding whether this has become more of a wrenching forum vs a riding forum. At the time I couldn't answer that for myself. Reflecting upon that more, I would say it definitely has drifted in to the "help me keep my 25 year old bike running" forum. Certainly the virus lockdown has turned all of us inwards by force and so wrenching is mostly what we were allowed to do. I think what solidified my opinion of that is that I'm finding myself increasingly weary of the new threads that start out with (and no offense intended here) "Hello peeps - new member here. Just picked up a new-to-me Xth gen and in won't start. What could be wrong with it?" I like it that so many come together to help others with their problems, but I would say there needs to be more to this forum for it to be vibrant and for its ultimate health and survival. We have members from multiple continents and many countries and it seems we're missing out by not seeing what our friends here have available around them that we'll likely never see. So with that I figured on a thread that might shake things up a bit - where anyone can post up anything of interest - bike related or not - interesting places, people, family, your occupation, daily commute, other hobbies, sights, bike night, travel photos - whatever, as long as the pics don't violate forum rules. Some description of where it was taken and some context would make it more interesting. I'm a sucker for old gas stations and abandoned places - even better if both, so I'll start with this one. If you look closely you can also see it's (a very rare for me) selfie . . . Taken in Pine Grove, Oregon east of Mt Hood. They said they were out of Premium . . . .
    1 point
  36. Everything listed interchanges.
    1 point
  37. I really like this new Guzzi but I don’t see any hardware or attachment points for luggage.
    1 point
  38. The Europeans have at least partially backfilled that niche, but nothing from Honda. Boy - if Yamaha made a sporty / touring bike with the R-1 crossplane motor that had eye appeal, sporty but all day ergos that wasn't too big, and factory luggage, I'd be in for that. That motor's sound is very close to the V-4. Wider for sure, but since Honda has abandoned that space . . . That would (except for the V-4) be the bike I had hoped Honda was going to make after the 6th gen - start with 1 liter displacement and then the rest. Oh well. I guess the market wants industrial-looking machinery, so that what it's going to get.
    1 point
  39. If it looks like this with 21mm wide deep cavity, it’s cigarette lighter socket. You can plug in any number of accessories such as radar detectors, USB chargers, GPS units, fans, heaters, grills, vacuum cleaners, etc. https://www.grainger.com/category/fleet-vehicle-maintenance/vehicle-accessories/vehicle-interior-parts-accessories/12-volt-accessories One of my favorites: https://www.ebay.com/itm/233138561217 If it is indeed smaller-diameter Powerlet socket (aka Hella aka Merit), you should rip it out and replace with more sensible cigarette lighter socket. There’s easily 1000x if not 10000x more accessories for cigarette lighter socket than Powerlet. Not sure how BMW let themselves get swindled into using such non-standard equipment. https://www.solomotoparts.com/Powerlet-Rigid-Cigarette-Socket-Adapter/
    1 point
  40. Woops sorry stupid me. It is the brake not the clutch. I think its because I'm upside down in the southern hemisphere that I got the levers mixed. Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. Didn't realise you actually had a clutch issue. Hope you have it sorted ASAP.
    1 point
  41. I will bring the Tenere, and the 1200 as a friend will most likely be joining us 😁
    1 point
  42. I took this pic a few years back to remind a buddy of mine from the south who was heading north that he could in fact find one of these in the road. Highway, back road, any road. I came out of my post office in town years ago to see a full grown one saunter by. Reaching up to 7 feet at the shoulder and 1,500 lbs, this is not Bambi. The State of Maine installed this life size replica in the north bound section of our one and only highway at the Kennebunk service area as a reminder to tourists. The state does not have game fences on the highway and the cut backs on the secondary roads can be as little as 1/2 the length of a Moose, if its even cut back at all. They can be on you in a heartbeat. If you have to be out at or after dusk in northern New England, bring your A game and some driving lights you can angle to the side and slightly upwards as your headlight wont help much.
    1 point
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