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  1. 6 points
    Not sure if I am allowed to hijack this thread but here goes anyway. Apologies for TYGA taking so long to getting around to making the VFR system. Those pesky KTM RC390 owners butted in front of the queue. Something to do with them needing to go racing in 2019...Anyway, we are now on the VFR system full time so the prototype is only a few days away from completion. The starting point was the TBR system as requested but we've made some changes, some for better flow, some to suit our tooling, and some changes for better installation and clearance so the final result will be somewhat different but hopefully what owners want. We took a bit of a guess on the configuration and based on what owners had told us, we decided to make two versions. One will be a left exit, high level so will require removal of passenger pegs. The other version, will also be a high level but on the right and be tucked behind the passenger peg hanger for those wishing to keep the passenger carrying capabilities. If there is another configuration, (toying with the idea of dual exit right and left) then let us know. We would also like a bit of input on the silencer (muffler) design. We have a few ideas but welcome input on materials, dimensions, shapes budgets etc. Anyway, I guess photos will be nice and they will be coming soon 🙂 Appreciate your patience!
  2. 3 points
    wow lots of people responded, I was wondering what happened because my paypal notifications blew up! we were squeeking by and I was quickly running out in the account actually very timely!
  3. 2 points
    Wow, that went better than expected! Let's go on and knock this thing out!
  4. 2 points
    Rob Glad you have fault found the issue, now just a case of getting hold of and fitting the replacement part/fixing the wiring. Please update the thread with the final result so we all know what to look out for. Grum, well done for taking the time to step by step walk through the checks needed.
  5. 2 points
    Keep it going members.
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    I'd like to nominate Grum for Member Support Hero Award. Man Grum! You are tenacious!
  7. 2 points
    Just reported by Visordown https://www.visordown.com/news/new-bikes/official-ducati-multistrada-v4-definitely-its-way-2021
  8. 2 points
    Hi Grum, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
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    Here Here! HS needs our support. Consider what life would be like without VFRD. Miguel gets my vote for MC Hero Award for the year. It is not assured he can keep this up. This is a big enough time sink for HS; he does not need additional stress created by lack of financial support. Thank you Sweeper for this posting.
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    I didn't go into the valley so avoided the worst part, there was enough traffic that passing people was an exercise in futility and 2 spots where they worked on the road with only one lane so backup of 20-30 cars but most were at least moving 5 miles over the speed limit. A gorgeous road so I didn't mind too bad. Yeah the Dunlops that came were so bad I didn't even consider the latest Sportmax even though they are supposed to be great tires. They were not too bad when brand new but with every mile they turned more and more into sh*t oh and they seemed to turn into teflon when rolling over tar snakes.
  12. 2 points
    Losing your hearing is no joke. I'm 63 and just started to hearing aids. Lost most of the high frequencies from years of working around gas turbines and steam turbines. I had a hard time hearing some people. Mostly women. Their voices fall in the ranges I could no longer hear. It took my wife about 5 years to talk me into the hearing aids. Wish I would have gotten them sooner. Protect your hearing. Once gone, it ain't coming back. Pick ear plugs that are comfortable. If they are not. You will not wear them like you should. I have the ringing in the ears. To me it sounds like summer crickets all the time. With the crickets and the new voice in my head that says "Low Battery" for when the hearing aid batteries get low. Combine that with the other voices in my skull. I hate it when they have a staff meeting.
  13. 2 points
    Hi guys, I just want to let you know that I’ve solved the problem and the bike is running well! The problem was the valve timing. When I set it as the service manual says it was not working and I couldn’t align the marks perfectly. What I finally figured out is that the cluch cover on my bike is not original, and the timing mark in the inspection window is in the wrong płace... I had to turn the cam shafts forward to make it work. I don’t have to tell you how much time it took me to figure it out... My main mistake was that did’t properly documented the position of the shaft l, only the camshafts and then I tried to set it as in the service manual... Always look at the bright side so the good thing that I got to know the bike inside out now ;) Thanks for your help guys! Stay safe! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 2 points
    So having forgotten to take pics of the Mk2 airbox, I was fitting a new FPR today & remembered to take some. Pics above show Mk1. Below id the Mk2. I used a spare airbox & rounded the intakes to a 6mm radius, which is the minimum recommended intake radius. I then adjusted the dual stacks to suit the new intake height. This is matched to reworked throttle bodies which now taper from 42mm to 36mm. matching the optimum intake taper angle. These are fitted with CBR929 4-hole injectors, which require 51psi at idle or 4bar (58psi) peak. I will put a few miles on the bike to get the fuelling sorted for the new setup, then get it dyno'd & see what we have.
  15. 1 point
    Just as I finished dialing this bike in I've decided to slim down the stable. -Sebring left-exit exhaust -DMR rear shock -Factory Pro shift kit -New stainless steel sprockets and chain -New battery -New regulator/rectifier -New starter clutch assembly -New windscreen 56k miles Asking $2,800 OBO E-mail vegashelipilot@yahoo.com or call 702-357-5221
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    Okay. I stand corrected. Having had a career in IT, where backup and restore was/is The First Law of Change, your approach is "highly logical" (says Spock).
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    Is there something wrong with my English? Step 6 mentioned nothing about the relay! We are nearing the END........ Step - 7. Ignition to OFF. Remove BOTH Main Fuses. Remove the Clock/Haz Fuse. Now set your meter to continuity or low ohms or buzzer mode. With one lead on the Tail/Meter/Turn Fuse and the other one on the contacts of the clock fuse. Turn ON your Ignition Switch DO YOU GET CONTINUITY? If not try placing your probe on the other contact for the clock fuse and try again. IF YOU GET NO CONTINUTIY your Ignition Switch or its wiring is faulty.
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    Now we appear to be getting somewhere! The BIG test. Step - 6 Switch On your Ignition. What happens? If nothing check the voltage at the Tail/Meter/Turn 10amp Fuse. Do you measure 12v?
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    Don't stuff up on me now! Step - 5. With your Ignition Swith to OFF (just incase you had it on). Reinsert the 4 pin plug. Now take your red meter lead to the Clock/Haz fuse and measure the Voltage at this fuse using the top of the fuse meter points I told you about. Do you measure 12v?
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    Step - 4. With the plug still removed and your fuses reinserted. Note the Red wire and the Red/White wires on the removed plug, these two wires will be a heavier gauge than the other two. Measure on the relay side where each of the two wires go into the plug socket. Do you read 12v on each pin/socket within the relay for the two wires?
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    Step - 3 (this is fun) Unplug the 4 pin plug at the top of the relay. And repeat Step 2 . Do you now have 12v at one side of each fuse contact ( fuses removed) ?
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    Step - 1. With your NEW Starter Relay fitted and battery connected. Your voltmeter Black lead on the Negative battery terminal and the Red lead probing the Main Fuses. DO YOU HAVE 12V AT THE TWO TEST POINTS ON THE TOP OF THE TWO MAIN FUSES? Yes or No?
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    Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
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    Hi boOZZIE, Thank you for your donation of 50.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
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    Hi FromMaine, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  26. 1 point
    Hi trjerm, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
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    Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  28. 1 point
    Hi St. Stephen, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
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    Hi ChasingNolan, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
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    Hi JZH, Thank you for your donation of 50.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
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    OK, this is two weeks out. I know there are ten or fifteen members attending but no newbs? Where is everybody? I'm actually going to go ride my bike today just to make sure it will be ready to go.
  34. 1 point
    Pretty easy to remove. Bike on Centre stand or Jack with wood blocks under something sturdy. Wheel off ,don't forget which way the spacers go. Cable tie the calipers as not to stretch the pipes. Start with the clips ons bolts(12mm?) and work down through the head stock (14mm)or triple tree depending on where you are from. Do one at time . Maintenance wise... I would strip and grease the headstock bearings or replace them while the forks are out. Give the rad a clean and straighten the fins. While the forks are apart, if budget allows, stretch for some progressive springs. Hope this helps you.
  35. 1 point
    The V4 I'd like to see from Honda is that oft-rumored "coming next year" RVF1000. The speculation I've heard revolves around a motor roughly based on the RC213V power plant but built down to the price point where it's actually attainable. Probably all a pipe dream, but it's fun to speculate.
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    It's kinda funny in a morbid sort of way... Since I punctured the one eardrum, the hearing in that ear is obviously far worse than the other. Walking through the woods, if there's a sound in the distance, I can turn in a circle and it's like a radar sweep. I can tell exactly what direction it came from.
  38. 1 point
    To answer my own question, yes, yes it will support a bike. No luck finding info on oem top box or what mounts to that, got a cheap used givi on craigslist for $80 with plate, done.
  39. 1 point
    Just go the whole hog and put knobbly tyres on it. I use the TTR windy roads too and I have been up some stupid routes with it, but nothing like that.
  40. 1 point
    You have my sympathy too. I had my Fireblade SP stolen from outside work, one of my colleagues was on their phone but didn’t intervene or raise the alarm ! The insurance company needs the two keys from you to prove there wasn’t one left in ignition- I was insured with MCE, they were very good and fair. I am no longer with MCE because their recovery company fried the electrics on the Fireblade’s replacement and lied about what they had done. Both incidents on CCTV, EEC GDPR rules mean that CCTV footage could not be released to me to help with either problem. I hope your claim is settled quickly and in full. I now carry an Abus u lock with me, the steering locks can be broken by a well placed kick to the handlebar. Honda’s HISS can apparently be overridden using a $10 circuit board available online.
  41. 1 point
    ... and to top it off, new old stock bikes are still popping up at dealerships for under $9000! Edit: Oh, excuse me... Under $7000! https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2014-Honda-VFR-800-Interceptor-5008715786
  42. 1 point
    https://eastidaho.craigslist.org/mcy/d/moose-1998-honda-vfr-800f1-interceptor/6966121338.html Yeah, seems extremely optimistic. Even more when you consider it's located in a remote part of Wyoming. For most potential buyers, that's way off the beaten path. Although the same bike on Cycletrader says 5500 obo. I don't understand the mentality of someone that buys a new motorcycle and only rides it 6000 miles over 20+ years.
  43. 1 point
    Yeah you can. I dented my tank when I dropped my helmet on it. Got a dent puller from Harbor Freight. Pulled the dent right out. It took a couple of tries. https://www.harborfreight.com/crossbar-dent-repair-kit-66957.html
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    The one advantage to the best bike in the world is that Honda sold bucket loads of them. Thus secondhand parts are easy to come by. Plastics are harder to find ! So buy the queen. Give it a full overhaul & then ride it like ya stole it 👍😀
  46. 1 point
    You hear voices? So, you are possessed. Let's see if we can find you an exorcist. 😄
  47. 1 point
    UK dealer offers special paint & a discount ! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-VFR800FA-New-Bike-in-classic-Rothmans-Race-colours-other-classic-options/253418593395?hash=item3b00ecdc73:g:xrIAAOSw8R9afdF- I’m sure they would sell more ! Whadaya think ?
  48. 1 point
    Valve covers use shouldered bolts. Tightening them will only break them or something worse. I suppose you could "check" them, but you don't want to try and get just a little more. I've extracted a bunch of customers bolts with dental picks in the past for this very reason.
  49. 1 point
    I had a used bike that slipped like that decades ago. I pulled it off, cleaned it up and reinstalled with hairspray. Aqua Net, Final Net, etc. You want it cheap and strong. I let them sit 24 hours before riding, though. I still use hairspray when I put on aftermarket grips. Don't even bother telling the cashier it is for your bike. She won't believe you.
  50. 1 point
    Joined the MBD club with the purchase of a fabulous 1986 VFR750 in RWB livery. It was restored/refurbished by VFRD forum member Blu Road, who found it in a barn, last registered in 1993. Fortunately for us, Blu Road, in his spare time, is focused on restoring/revitalizing 2nd gen VFR’s. His attention to detail, knowledge, and craftsmanship are second to none. You can follow his work at V4dreams where each build is documented. Check out his site, it’s has some great info and VFR history. This particular 86 was started around April of this year. It is one of those bikes that I couldn’t pass up, 10K miles and upgraded in all the right ways. Had to have it. My plans are to take extremely good care of it, I’m an anal type (it’s ablessing and it’s a curse) and bring to local shows, and occasionaly ride it around the Rocky Mountains. Have to include a Ghost Rider shot. If you haven’t read Ghost Rider by Neal Peart, what are you waiting for? You can thank me later. Mountain air running thru the carbs Next to the 99
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