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  1. I’m wistful over the departure of the VFR from the USA market, but as long as they keep building them in Kumamoto, there’s still hope. Unfortunately the Japanese domestic bike market has virtually collapsed. It’s perhaps 10 percent of what it was 20 years ago.
  2. Thanks! Yes, the RF650 is a little bit overkill. But, I like overkill on items like that. I live in a very arid climate, and it’s possible to go up to 4 years between flushes, but I still stay with a two year interval. I have never had such low chain wear on my old 6th gen or on my current CBR600RR, 20k miles and the chains would be done, though I do pay attention to adjustments and lube. Despite everything being well within spec on the 8th gen OEM chain and sprockets, I just felt it would be prudent to change them out before the season really kicks off here. I’ve seen the results of failed chains, and want no part of that. Same with the spark plugs, the old ones looked great, but I hate to push intervals on items that can drop ceramic bits into a cylinder.
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    Some on-the-road shots from around the Western USA
  4. Got a bunch of things done all at once: New DID chain and Sunstar sprockets despite everything still being in spec, with the OEM chain and sprockets still looking good at 40,150 miles (!) (I only use Honda spray lube on the chain) New adjustable billet levers from Japan New NGK iridium plugs Coolant flush Brake and clutch fluid flush and replacement with Endless RF650 Endless PRO2 front pads New Honda OEM quickshifter (busted the peg on the first one) Honda synthetic oil and OEM filter Honda OEM air filter Then I went for a ride!
  5. Well, exactly. At no time did they do anything except aggressively shill the thing. What's amazing is the Stockholm syndrome-like attitude of some of those who were left with nothing for their money.
  6. Well, as I said three years ago on this very thread...
  7. 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.
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    First run of the 2018 season over Wolf Creek Pass, UT. Opened about a month earlier than normal due to abnormally low snowfall levels.
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    March 5th in the Rockies on the 8th gen. Not quite spring, but heated grips make up for it.
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    Jaw dropper. Great job.
  11. Mr. Peart and Mr. Stoner have a hobby in common, which I have helped each with, though I can't claim to know either very well personally. However, any Rush fan knows Mr. Peart in particular seems to prefer the tractor-like qualities of a certain three letter Teutonic machine.
  12. You didn't ask me, but I will tell you that I carry two charged spares for my Sony Action Cam and would never consider any kind of recording unit that would not accept an affordable swappable spare battery. That is a deal maker/breaker on an item like this. Two or three hours of battery life is a non issue if you can carry spares. But there's not a chance in hell I will run a cable to something attached to my helmet. Edited to add: You deserve props for coming onto the forum to address these questions directly. I am pretty well known in my industry and would never post on a public forum on the topic- way too many mud wrestlers out there.
  13. I imagine horror stories like the British drone company failure and the apparently soon to be/continuing horror story around the Skully helmet may have poisoned the well for some of us when it comes to this sort of thing.
  14. The Honda ST1300 tank pad is perfect on just about any generation of VFR.
  15. Thank you! I also appreciate the understated nature of the looks of this bike.
  16. From the album: Shinigami's gallery

    Springtime run on the Energy Loop. With the lowest snow accumulation in a hundred years it's the earliest run here ever.
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    VFR at 10000'

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    At the top of Skyline Drive in Utah on 4/20/15 on a run of the Energy Loop- normally this spot would still have 3 meters of snow.
  18. I'm about 3/4ths of the way through a set of PR4's on my 8th gen and seeing pronounced feathering of the sipe blocks both front and rear. I suppose I have done too much aggressive canyon riding for the intent of these, but after 3000 miles with about 1000 left on the rear, the handling is still excellent. Getting at least 25% more treadwear out of these compared to PR2 on the 6th gen. Next will be a set of Dunlops, Q3 front and R2 rear.
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    Autumn in full swing on one of the best moto roads in the West
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    Fall colors in central UT
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