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  1. My 20a fuse was from a long ago rewire attempt to keep the original rectifier going before the fh020 came along. Should have changed it out long ago but life and everything else......I forgot. Fuse B should be a 30a and I too will be putting in new fuses everywhere as some are definitely original ie. 24 years old. What a great bike. I have to do a write up in winter of what I've done the last years. May entertain, may not. YMMV.
  2. Hi Grum, Thanks for your valued advice as ever! It's great so many knowledgeable people helping others on this board 👏 Off to amazon I go....
  3. @Grum what should be used here instead? I have little knowledge of electrics but can, kind of, solder and bodge metri packs together. Thanks for any tips you can share.
  4. As I've recently had a meltdown of main fuse B all things elektrikery seem to interest me again. Sorry i cant help but there are some great people on here who know their stuff for that kind of thing. Did you check yours yet?
  5. That's exactly the job I have to do, still waiting on my Metri Pack connector though.
  6. Bren

    Hot Battery

    Elektrikery!! If its getting very hot could be your reg/rec supplying too much load because it's kaput. About 18 years ago riding down 2 up from the UK to Switzerland on my beloved 94 Africa Twin my reg/rec went out on the French motorway. Got recovered and brought to a car garage who just swapped in a new battery. A few days later at a campsite in Switzerland there was liquid spitting out of the bottom of the bike, the battery was boiling and spewing out fluid! A visit to an (un)friendly Honda dealer had me a new battery, reg/rec and an empty wallet 😭 Switzerland is notoriously expensive!
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  8. This makes sense, the corrosion bit I have a voltmeter and a Mosfet and charging is good. Thanks for the tip of which one to order too 👍I'll have to go for a look.
  9. After a quick ebay search I can pick up a used starter relay with cables and the fuse B holder for relatively cheap. I'm going to order it and swap it in after going over it. I'll just have to check now and again to make sure the same problem doesn't reoccur. At least then I've got spares.
  10. Thanks for all the advice, much appreciated. I have same or similar as Grum pictured but the wire is thinner than the battery cable. I'd be worried its not heavy enough to carry the load from the battery if I splice it onto the cable or maybe as its such a short distance, a few centimetres, it wouldn't matter? Danno's solution looks robust but I'll have to see if I can get these in Europe. Don't know if I can get this on with the limited cable length down by the battery box though. For some reason I had a 20 amp fuse in there, it's probably from the time I rigged the original RR with 2 extra power leads and reduced the fuse size in all 3 fuse holders as a safeguard. This was a common fix some years ago before the FH020 came along which I did along with Metri Pack connectors and fuse holder.
  11. I found the pic below yesterday and obviously it needs attending to, very crispy and caused the bike to cut out after starting. Is there a recommended fix or connector for this? I did search but nothing mentions a replacement. I have these generic 30a fuse holders with a cover I can swap in but is there something more elegant, more OEM? Thanks for any hints.
  12. Bren


    From the album: Main fuse B

  13. Bren

    Main fuse B

  14. And the higher bars don't forget, they look very comfy. Check out the Japanese police on you tube doing their competitions, shows what you can do on these things. One of the kmh speedos has a red frame around it so I assume its for a radar to tell the rider someone's speeding. Maybe blinks when the radar registers a speeder? But would then need to know what the speed limit for that particular road would be! Speculation on my part though. There is something missing from that bracket by the ABS ring, no idea but someone with more knowledge will know. Standard screen doesn't look like it'll fit, again speculation. Have the front fairings been repainted or replaced with standard? Pity the front crash bars and the panniers are missing, would have finished it off. I like it 👌 And the m-stop button on the dash, motor stop or am I being a simple idiot?
  15. Greetings! You're in the right place here and I think there'll be a lot of interest in your bike. I see an ABS ring on the front, I wonder.....🤔 Also that dash is very cool! Does it have Bluetooth to connect a phone? I see a "call" button. Why 2 speedos? One for a radar to catch speeders? Digital rev counter, gear indicator and speed 😋
  16. Loved the 1984 book and film even though it looks cheesy nowadays. I'll have to look up Boxhead Revolution 👍
  17. Thanks for all the feedback and the reposting of the video I was talking about. For me I didn't change the tires as I know their history, always garaged, so I felt "half" confident they would be fine. I too always learnt that after 5 years tires should be scrapped, the local mechanic also has this opinion but he sells tires so.... and I do all my own work so he earns nothing from me 😁 But I do admit I was apprehensive at the beginning due to the ingrained age limit on tires that I've also grown up with. I started slow on the day, if they were going to be crap then I'd have to retire and have wasted a great day. As the day progressed I didn't even think about them anymore and just got on with the task at hand - full on emergency braking and the mid corner braking - what a buzz when you can do more than you think you can, all down to an excellent instructor. YMMV obviously but this time, and I mean this time, it worked for me and I'm still confident in the tires ability. I will be changing them out before the end of the season here just because I want to use the Powers. I bought Powers because I thought they would wear out quicker than an ST tire and not bring me past the 5 year "limit". Lucky bugger nothing happened or full tire life user? I'm undecided but think I have, for my comfort zone, reached the service life of my 2015 tires. This is not a recommendation for everyone to do the same. I'm certain various brands and tires have different properties and therefore different shelf lives based on use and storage and also probably how you look at them in the morning, so decide for yourself 👍
  18. After reading another thread, which I can't find or I would have posted there, the issue of tire age came up. Someone posted a video of a racer who went full on at the track with 10 year old tires and he commented that they were fine once he got over the psychological barrier of their age. I know it depends how the tire was stored, UV, temps, etc. but my tires are Road 2's DOT 2015 and the bike is kept in a garage with a relatively constant temp all year - not heated. I would like opinions on when a tire is really finished due to age. I ask this as last Sunday I did an advanced rider training course which was targeted at higher speed ranges, closed circuit. High speed emergency braking - 130kmh, braking while leaned over, avoiding obstacles while cornering, hard braking over wet zebra crossing and more. Bloody great fun it was. My tires worked as they should and never made any funny moves the whole day. I got to the edge of the tires and scraped pegs regularly. I did this intentionally even though I have a brand new set of DOT 2021 Pilot Power ready to mount. Am I being a tight arse trying to get my money's worth out of old tires with lots of tread, since the kids came I don't ride as much anymore, and took a big risk OR do they last longer, depending on storage, than the widely accepted 5 years? After my experience on Sunday I'm tending towards the latter. All opinions appreciated 👍
  19. In spring and autumn mine runs at a steady 79C, open road and motorway. In summer that rises to 82C. Always the same. In town it does of course go up to 104, fan kicks in and goes off at 96. In spring on an open road it goes fairly quickly back down to 79. Summer temps in town it goes up to 104 regularly and goes down to 82 when I'm out again, takes a bit longer though. It is hot in town in summer temps - here can be 35C - and the heat soaks into the frame which radiates out onto your leg and does get uncomfortable on a hot day. I've never had the fan fail to bring the temps down or it get too hot where the display blinks. I think that happens at 115C on a 5th Gen. If you get that hot you need to turn it off!
  20. No, doesn't fit on with the cover in place. You can only torque it with the cover removed and I think it's 34 nM so quite tight - check the manual! Have to wrap it in a cloth in a vise and righty tighty.
  21. I also have a 98 and starting has always been good, it will start and idle a bit low then slowly creep up to where the fast idle is set but always first button push start. If your battery and charging is good then great, you know to check these things. Maybe the starter isn't releasing once started? I have no idea what could cause this though. I havent heard of anyone servicing or need to service the starter motor.... ever. Someone with more knowledge will come by I'm sure. Good luck with it as I'll be watching, just in case...
  22. Or..... https://www.hondaireland.ie/dealer-search/ https://www.hondaireland.ie/dealer-search/
  23. Just a thought but what about taking a ferry over to Holyhead and get it done somewhere near there? Liverpool or so. Or, head up north, no Honda dealer in NI? Probably a lot cheaper than buying the parts yourself (€€€€€) and having them fitted. Make a bit of a trip out of it.
  24. I know, hence why I try to avoid UK sites even though the prices are much better. There must be a UK distributor, I'm half sure it's called deep tone, check ebay! They do/did state high level when I was looking some years ago. Brexit makes my life exporting into UK an absolute nightmare. What with the freight costs now, the client EORI numbers, the export declaration, provision of docs before the truck reaches port or else refusal to board.... bollocks. Brexit - At least the promised 350 million per week is available.......
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