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  2. Like the rear subframe, fenders, all the body panels, battery box, instruments .......
  3. Picked up another SV for $600. 01 model, nearly stock, under 8k miles, less than 30 miles ridden in the last 7 years, have been sitting in the last 2 years. No rust inside the fuel tank. Will need chain/sprockets, fork seals, all fluids, etc.. It will be a nice & easy winter project, make a quick profit next spring.
  4. Hi guys here are some photos of my Honda as promised still riding a 125cc for now though..
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  6. Nice riding suit you've got there HS.
  7. Managed to get the carbs out, ordered the LiteTek kit. Having trouble finding the other pieces you're referring to.
  8. I'd shopped for both those bikes, plus test rode a very nice 2016 R12R at the same dealer shop the where I bought this late last month. I started researching the R nineT (aka R9T) 2-3 weeks before deciding it was the bike I probably wanted. My test ride helped me make the decision to buy this. The Pure is what I'd call the base model of the R9T lineup, and has the same air/oil-cooled engine as the last generation of the R1200R before they started putting the water-cooled engine in it. I still like the R1200R, and I may end up with one someday, but for this bike I wanted somethin
  9. I thought, you had an R12R....or was it an R12RS?
  10. Purchased four weeks ago, a 2020 BMW R nineT Pure. I'm nearing 1,000 miles on it already, and I've already started on the mods. ūüėČ
  11. White 2012 Yamaha Roadstar Silverado S with 35k on it. Traded an '18 Mt 07 for the red VFR. Have to keep a comfortable cruiser for longer jaunts. To think of the VFR as a tourer is out of the question after my hop to the Smokies this past August
  12. How is it that merely turning a knob will adjust shock preload on a spring when the only resistance felt in turning the knob is that of what little friction there is in the rotation? There is no mechanical adjustment of the collars on the spring.
  13. Read this..... makes a big difference in how the bike idles, it certainly changed my 5th Gen. If it were mine, I'd check the tank and if no rust/bad fuel (I would drain/siphon out and put in fresh. I'd definitely run Seafoam or one of the fuel conditioners previously mentioned, and for the next couple of tankfuls once you get it running. New spark plugs. Not sure I'd go with injector cleaning just yet anyway, it should run. Idle speed 1200 with starter valves closed ("choke" off) when warmed up. Not sure how you're going to get the plant out from under the TB's but
  14. The front pads are very worn as MCT showed me, and unevenly so. I managed to make the rear smoke on a..... very spirited test ride after the suspension change, so they probably need changing now too. If I'm changing the pads anyway, I feel like I might as well change the discs. All is ordered now, front and rear!
  15. Just info... running Foxfire on a 3 year old Android tablet and it's ok. Desktop is Win10 with Chrome also ok...
  16. Mine lights fitted fine and even though I have converted the housings to hold 2 x HID projectors I have had no issues. They are slightly lighter than OEM but they have identical mounting points, adjustment points and fit the bike with no gaps. I can take some video of them if you want to see them. As I originally stated in my first response, I can’t confirm if all China made lights would the same.
  17. I would suggest there is something wrong in your clutch pack rebuild as even when built correctly I have never seen that much space between the end plate and friction plate even with a squeezed in clutch lever. Strip the clutch pack again and check your work. Are there any missing plates both friction and solid metal? Are the slots aligned correctly on the spring seats and where the bolt screws in? Is the central release bearing mounted in the end plate seated correctly? Good luck and let us know how you get on.
  18. I'm interested...in Castle Rock...
  19. I've had my Sidi Cobra rain boots for 8 years and love them, just had a old Italian cobbler replace the soles to keep them going for a few more years. Wouldn't hike all day in them but great on the bike.
  20. Time to kick this thread again! Ordered a set from BLS for my 8th gen recently... my knees thank you!
  21. I’m just sitting here dreaming of the day I can slap these headers on with the new mid pipe to the fmf apex cans I have sitting on the garage floor .
  22. You may have to disconnect the battery for a few minutes, then reconnect, and start the bike without ever touching the throttle, and let it cycle the fans at least once. That should reset the ECU. Make sure you do not touch the throttle! If you cannot do it when cold, try it in the afternoon, or after the bike is warmed up a bit.
  23. Are you sure the push rod is not bent in any way? You need to make sure the pushrod is properly seated into both the slave piston and clutch lifter piece. Are you sure the slave piston is not jammed in the extended state?
  24. CharlieFoxtrot, this system installed as more than doubled my expectations for a half header system. Twisting the throttle seems to agree with the less restrictive exhaust flow. Seems faster with no rejet. I could not be more happier. That said, this yoshimura system could be for sale......interested?
  25. With situations like that, it's usually best to double check the work, both on the slave and clutch. It's a lot of work to take it all back apart, but it's the only way to be sure it's assembled correctly.
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      Another Epic Ride
      Lost a job recently so decided to spend some quality time on my moto. Took a 3 day tour of SD/WY, solo keeping a generous 6+feet distance from most individuals and animals (luckily)
      Day 1, left Denver and arrived Hot Springs, SD. I was immediately greeted by lovely twisties of Hwy 395/87 and the bison on a way heading to Custer. 
      Stayed overnight in the Center Lake campground, roughing it sleeping in a hammock (my first). Dipped to 48F overnight so I was a little chilly. The campground is awesome: clean showers, beautiful lake, wildlife around.. 
      Day 2, left the campground and I was immediately on the Needles Highway. I’ve been on it a few times so I did not bother stopping to take pictures because I was enjoying the road basically to myself early morning. The is super twisty and has a few on way tunnels carved out in the rocks. Epic ride! I continued riding to the Spearfish Canyon after a short stop for breakfast in Hill City. SC is another must do: flowy, moderate speeds ride! Left SD heading to the oldest National Monument in US. The roads around it are triple digit sweepers but kept it sane being alone and seeing some cops around. After a quick picture at Devils Tower, rode to my cabin in Buffalo, WY. 
      Day 3, after sleeping not that great, I stopped for a drive through coffee at Macdonalds:). I wonder if I was their first customer on a motorcycle going through a drive through ūü§™. After slurping the god-sent beverage, off I went over the Big Horn mountains. It was a cold foggy morning in the mountains so I missed some of the scenery. The fog lifted as soon as I reached the peak, and I was happy to be able to see more than 20 feet in front of me. Again, did not stop for pics,¬†I was just happy to avoid any potential collision with the wildlife and being warm enough to enjoy the corners. The west side of Hwy 16 is better anyways, smooth pavement and nice views. Stopped in Thermopolis, WY at Bear Cafe for brunch-great food!
      The canyon heading south of town is beautiful!! Then, the boring shit of 120 miles to Rawlins.. Not terribly so but after all the good roads, this was definitely a drag. The highlight of the ride back to Denver was a ride through the Medicine Bowl mountains (Saratoga to Centennial). Nice road and lots of snow still on the sides..
      In summary, the best part of my trip is the Black Hills, SD. You literarily can spend 3 days and explore some of the neatest roads and not have to go far. They also take care of their roads, and the wildlife is the icing on the cake: watch out for wild turkeys, deer and bison of course. 


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      VFR1200 Project Bike
      Hello everyone,
           First post here so a bit of an introduction.
      I am Coxy, I like taking things to bits! I thought I would come on here to document my VFR1200 project build. 
      I've built a few bikes in the past, the start was putting a TDM900 engine into a TRX850 chassis, I used this on the road and the track and it was great fun:

      Eventually I got to the point where I wanted a bit more power on track to keep pace with the big boys on the litre bikes, I ride at Croft and Cadwell mainly, so no massive long straights. I figured around 120bhp would be enough to limit the losses on the straights so I decided to fit an MT09 engine into the TRX.  Power went up to 120bhp, and the weight of the bike was slashed (the mt09 engine is 13kg lighter  than the TDM lump). I spend 2 years refining and tuning it on track and its now its this current condition as featured in Practical Sportsbikes:

      Fitting the MT09 engine turned out to be a lot more involved that I originally anticipated, and I ended up rebuilding the frame around the headstock and the top tube. 
      Here's a video of the one of the last session from last year on it:
      So, after all this i started thinking that I wouldnt mind building a bike virtually from the ground up. and I always fancied a V4. I like the look of the shaft drive VFR1200 setup, and after about a year of searching I managed to locate one at the right price:

      The plan is to use the engine, swingarm and wheels, and build a bike around that. I'll put another post up to show where I have gotten to so far! 
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      Juniper Pass

      I took a day off from work and also from my bicycle training to take out the Veefalo one last time before the weather turns ugly, supposed to snow the rest of the week and possibly start sticking to the ground along the Colorado Front Range. I took a leisurely pace up hwy 105 toward Morrison and got reacquainted with the bike since its been over a month since I took any sort of twisties on it at all, hwy 105 is a scenic ride along the front range between Denver and Colorado Springs, its mostly easy fast sweepers and lite traffic so its a favorite road of mine when going north. Then I have to negotiate a bit of traffic near Highlands ranch and up hwy 470 into the mountains. I decided to take the Morrison Exit and try either Lookout Mountain or head up Golden Gate Canyon - this time it was Lookout Mountain, I was sort of making it up on the fly as I went along. Lookout Mountain is my old bicycling haunt from my days while I was working at Coors, its a killer ride and all uphill - I don't think I could do it today If I had to, not quite there yet! I saw a whole bunch of riders doing it though and wished I was in shape enough to be there doing it as well. 30 more lbs and I will be able to do it! On this day I would do it on the Veefalo instead.





      I took a video from the gateway to the top at the Lookout Mountain State Park, getting past riders, the guy in the green jacket actually pretty much astounded me with how far he had gotten in the short time it took me to set up my camera, some 3 miles at least and up to the gateway from the turn off at hwy 6! Amazing I thought. I took the first two turns slow then got more comfortable as I went up further, till I was doing well, I made some gearing mistakes and took the tight 15mph marked hairpins in the wrong gear so I lugged it a bit on one or two. Still enjoyed it though and then got off at the top and hiked over a rock outcropping for an overview of the road for the pictures below.




      Lookout Mountain - Golden Colorado


      Zoomed in


      Lookout Mountain Park top of the mountain

      From there I headed up interstate 70 to Idaho Springs for a beer at the Tommy-knockers brewery, I was the only customer in the joint - slow day for them so they treated me like a king! I got a nice tour of the place sort of impromptu, they made me a nice Pastrami sandwich on rye and with the brown ale it was fantastic. I must say the beer is much better there than in the bottles - its always good at the brewery. I am glad I stopped


      Tommy-knockers Brewpub Idaho Springs


      Idaho Springs Colorado


      Mashtuns and fermenters


      Rows of fermenters

      I finished my lunch and since the road to Mount Evans is right there I headed up Squaw pass hoping to get in some nice pictures I wasn't expecting what I found, ICE IN ALL THE SHADY PARTS


      Icy patches on Squaw Pass definitely taking it easy on that road

      There were some section where the ice covered the whole road for 300 yards or so I had to roll through it with my legs out to help keep the bike from sliding and falling over, I took it real slow. A Ford pickup was right behind me so I pulled over to let him pass but the guy was going slower then even I was so I pressed on - in places where I could see I just cut over to the oncoming lane and out of the ice where the sun was shining on the road more, but some places there was not alternative so I just had to go slow, good thing it wasn't slick but rather they tossed some gravel over the worst parts so I had some traction!

      I did stop for pictures in all the best spots


      Echo Lake at Mount Evans showing off my new plate


      Elephant Butte Park and Denver


      Close up


      Veefalo on Squaw Pass


      Juniper Pass


      Juniper Pass


      Mount Evans

      My route A is home B is Tommy-knockers


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      Not that it matters and not that I expect anyone had noticed, but to those who sent me "where are you?" I would like to say I am back. Not only that I am officially returning to VFRD after nearly 2 months break but I have also ridden my Hawk last weekend and had FUN! Let me restate that; I had major fun riding! Something I have almost given up on.

      Most of you have been riding your whole adult lives and riding is not only a hobby to you, it is part of you. But I started riding three years ago and even though I have encounter some setbacks, till this spring I loved riding with whole my heart. However, I have always considered riding as my hobby. As a hobby which suppose to make my life better, more fun and more rich. Life is too short to do something which we don't fully love.

      My love of riding received a first major scar this spring: I lost a friend on the racetrack. He was a total stranger who offered me his help after I lowsided at CMP track last year. I still remember hearing his "Hi, my name is Todd, do you need help?" while I was duct-taping my roadrash from ripped jacket. He helped me straighten up the shifter and we kept in touch. The next time we saw each other was the day he died.

      With 9 months delay, I can say that Todd's death shook me more than I have realized. It rooted fear in me which was fueled by seeing and hearing about others getting hurt over and over again. If I was to summarize this year - it would be one big accident report. I became sensitive to every broken bone, every roadrash, every lowside. And even though I did 10 track days this year, I became slower and slower and slower. Suddenly, I have acquired this 'grandma' riding style on the road, frozen with fear that behind every corner there is car standing in my lane, or major sand trap or deer staring at me ... I was crippled with fear not only for me about also for my fellow rider.

      So, at the end of this year, I rode more and more by myself. I could not bear the feelings of responsibility for others on the road and my lines were crippled by my own fears. It all culminated this fall at WDGAH. In a freaky accident Love2rideh82crash was taken down by a truck crossing into our lane. I was done. I finished the weekend, locked the VFR into a garage and took a break.

      Until the last weekend, I pretended that motorcycles do not exists. As a last instance after 2 months break from riding, I decided to go to CMP track to see if I can still have fun. I also felt like I should go for the memory of Todd. I went and I had fun! I had much more fun than I expected and the most fun on track I can remember. Suddenly the whole track connected into an uninterupted line of turns and I felt one with the bike riding around! I was giggling like a little girl in my helmet and keep on giggling ever since smile.gif

      Granted I was not the fastest one and through out the weekend, I have never exceeded about 60% of my riding abilities, but I had no "oh-shit" nor 'blond' moments. I could have maybe go faster, I could have brake later for the turns and I could have lean further, but I am no Rossi nor Stoner. I decided to ride for fun and I had amazing blast riding well within my comfort zone.

      I was proud of myself when, after bandaging Ricks arm, I was able to distance myself and go back to riding without the year-long fear. I did feel bad for him but the feelings were not crippling my lines nor my mind. And when a total stranger came to me and said "Hi, my name is Todd", my heart stopped for a minute though but I suddenly knew that my life went a full circle. I probably will never win MotoGP :idea3: , but I am back! :wheel:

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