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Shinigami last won the day on March 8 2017

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About Shinigami

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    World Superbike Racer

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    Western USA
  • In My Garage:
    2014 VFR800FD, 2007 CBR600RR

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  1. Shinigami

    Ignition sistem

    I hope this ends well for you, but it looks like quite a steep uphill climb from here.
  2. Shinigami

    Grips issue

    I've had mine four years now, warranty expired last year.
  3. Shinigami

    Grips issue

    Mine look quite a bit like "Andrearonin"s post above. I've been meaning to get some self-sealing silicone tape to cover them up, as I would hate to have to install a whole new set. I do use them in spring and fall, as I do a lot of riding at high elevation.
  4. Shinigami

    Ignition sistem

    You need to understand this isn't the typical sport bike. It's a relatively low volume bike. For example, Honda sells not more than 450 units per year of this bike in Japan. And because it isn't the typical "dropped-it-twice-got-scared-and-sold-it" bike, there isn't much of an after market for cowling parts, etc. Honestly, buying one in this condition, with no experience or ability to work on it yourself and apparently very little knowledge (or money, since it seems you are doing this as cheaply as possible), isn't a recipe for a successful outcome. Besides, one wonders about your priorities. For example- what's the condition of the engine internals and transmission? This is one of the biggest issues on a stolen/crashed bike.
  5. Shinigami

    Wtf Is A Fusar? Group Buy

    Well, as I said three years ago on this very thread...
  6. Shinigami

    Chain Mileage

    Well, if anyone's interested, mine is at 30,500 as of today, with no signs of nearing end-of-life yet. I maintain the chain by spraying down with Honda lube, wiping with a microfiber cloth, riding 400 miles, and repeating. Every three or four times I will soak the cloth in Honda chain cleaner and wipe off the chain, then re-lube.
  7. Shinigami

    Viffer no more...

    The VFR800 is still being produced in Japan.
  8. Shinigami

    Ignition sistem

    I won't judge you for buying a stolen, stripped bike without knowing enough to know what you're in for to get it running. That's sort of understandable. However. You are showing absolutely terrible judgement, posting your personal information (including phone number, email address, and passport number) all over the internet. Not smart at all!
  9. Shinigami

    Wtf Is A Fusar? Group Buy

    Not even slightly surprised. What does surprise me, however, is how many people are still willing to make these "investments" given the abominable completion record of the instigators of these scams.
  10. Shinigami

    Tires!

    I suppose, at 12 MPH, on well-worn shiny asphalt. one could possibly go 7500 miles on a Q3 rear. Otherwise, not so much. I once killed a rear in under 2500 miles on my 6th gen (front lasted twice as long).
  11. Shinigami

    Tires!

    No, Roadsmart 2 rear, Q3 front. (Anyone telling you they can get 7500 miles on a Q3 REAR on a VFR is lying to you.) I've never gotten more than 3500 miles on a Q3 rear on any of my bikes, but I am a little hard on tires, with lots of time in canyons.
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    Shinigami's gallery

    Some on-the-road shots from around the Western USA
  13. Shinigami

    Frankenceptor

    Perhaps an Akrapovic can to start. That would do a lot to improve on the stock look.
  14. Shinigami

    Tires!

    Just installed a set of Dunlop Q3+ front and Roadsmart 3 rear, and 500 miles in they display excellent handling. Replaces a Q3 front/Roadsmart 2 rear that achieved 7500 miles, with perhaps another 750 miles to the top of the wear bars. That had been an excellent combination for me for the past 3 sets. I will never run Michelins again. Too many bad experiences with their performance falling off drastically after the first couple of thousand miles. EDIT UPDATE: Still excellent after 2700 miles of mostly canyons.
  15. Shinigami

    Chain Mileage

    24K on my OEM chain, one adjustment since new. I lube every 200 miles with Honda Lube with Moly. Sometimes I wipe the chain off and sometimes I don't. Sprockets look good too. Now, rear tires are another matter- I am lucky to get 3800-4000 miles from a sport-touring rear. I spend a lot of time in the canyons, and am not shy about giving it the stick.
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