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About Bruckner

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    Montreal, Canada
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    03 VFR

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  1. The spark plugs are new from last year, they were in bad shape and replacing them literally transformed the bike. Is there any benefit in first changing the coolant? It is on my to-do-list as I haven't changed it in years, perhaps it's worth doing that before messing with the wax unit. With regards to the core itself, is it a separate part from the whole assembly part number 16044-MCW-003? Thanks guys,
  2. The cooler temps are upon us and my bike now struggles to reach fast idle, it can take up to a minute to settle. Is that the telltale of a failing wax unit? Last year I removed the airbox to inspect my vacuum lines and found the rubber seal that's around the wax unit rod to be torn, though it operates its full range of motion. Provided a new unit is on the way, what's the procedure to adjust the nut on the rod? I see that this part was adjusted at the factory when assembling the bike and shouldn't be messed with, but what about a new part? Thanks,
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    IMG_0267sm.jpg

    Thanks! Just noticed your comment! Yes, the VFR looks great on the track! And sounds the best.. :)
  4. Bruckner

    Not mine

    I'd love to know what mods were done to the dashboard to make room for the CBR1000RR radial master cylinder.. Great looking exhaust! Regards, Bruckner
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    VFR 03

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    Fender eliminator

    Pictures for modification
  7. Bruckner

    VFR

    beloved italian red 03
  8. Bruckner

    Chrome VFR

    Unknown owner
  9. Great stuff, I'll be putting this tool together this weekend. Is there a full writeup on the disassembly of airbox, or is the service manual good enough? Should the tank be taken off entierly? Regards, Bruckner
  10. For the members who understand Spanish, there is a discussion by Honda race engineers of the NSR500 and the Big Bang effect here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGSxjM6pfXE I wish the original English version was available.. fascinating stuff! Regards, Bruckner
  11. Great looking bike! Couple of questions: who makes this fender eliminator? How much lower is your bike and how did you achieve it? Have you thought of gold/anodized wheels on your bike? I have them on my italian red 2003 and they look good! Regards, Bruckner
  12. OK guys, something of interest for those who bypassed the ground green wire around the blue connector because the latter can't be opened (fused plastic inner bits), you may be uncomfortable (as I was) knowing that any routine maintenance that requires this blue connector to be opened will require dealing with this stuck connector. The local Honda tech here in Montreal found a clever way to undo the blue box halves: there are 2 clips on the front side of the connection (towards the front of the bike) held in place by flexible plastic bits (in 'S' shape on picture, provided by a member here, thanks!), open these up and the individual connections will be exposed, undo the ground wire connection and a few others, use a flat screwdriver to push the terminal out of the socket (may require a bit of force) and voila. Put in generous amounts of grease, use the bypass and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing all connectors can be opened, as they should be, should need be. pic blue box copy.jpg Interestingly, Honda acknowledges that this connection must be checked during any inspection (tech call) so they are aware of the problem. For any Montreal owners experiencing this problem, see Richard at Excel Honda, he's an ace. Regards, Bruckner
  13. OK job's almost done but ran into a bunch of problems. I lowered the front about 20mm (back was lowered roughly 22mm using a longer 'dog bone'), when all was tightened up to spec (good thing I had a long torque meter handy, access isn't great), I wanted to remove the handles to slide spacers to raise the bars, with the forks now protruding the clutch line prevents me from lifting the handle high enough, I didn't want to risk damaging anything so I undid the triple clam bolts to set the fork at factory height again, then removed the handles and noted that one of the spacers I bought wasn't large enough to fit around the fork tube.. the other spacer fits fine but the difference in diameter is visible so I brought both pieces to a machinist to enlarge the opening of the smallest one hoping it'll work. Unless I'm doing something terribly wrong, the handles and spacers must be installed on the fork at factory height then sliding the fork up, unless there's a way to get enough slack in the lines to lift the handle up an extra 20mm (or whatever extra height is dialed in). Thoughts? Regards, Bruckner
  14. DO ONE FORK LEG AT A TIME! I'm not sure that's so obvious.. since fork legs are perfectly parallel, wouldn't pulling on a single unbolted fork while the other is bolted tight risk damaging the whole thing??? Things may look more obvious when I get down to it but seems like sliding the entire assembly up and down is the only way to go; now of course measuring the proper height and tightening clam bolts will be done ONE FORK LEG AT A TIME, I hope that's what you meant??!?! As for the headers, hmmm, is there a better solution? Regards, Bruckner
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