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MaxSwell last won the day on November 5

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • In My Garage:
    - 2001 VFR800fi
    - two half fifth gens
    to be combined
    - 1998 VFR800fi project

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  1. MaxSwell

    Switched Live

    Skids, this inquiring rider wants to know if you notice an increase in your conspicuity as a result of your added lighting. I installed LED driving lights (wide & short distance) to my forks. They, along with the LED headlights, seem to attract a lot of attention both from on-coming traffic and from vehicles ahead of me traveling in the same direction. I make sure the fork lights are focused so they will not hit on-coming traffic in the eyes. And I get no one flashing their high beams at me.
  2. Holy Socks! What a run of bad luck to spoil a get-away. I hope your insurance comes through for you. I can sympathize with your broken heart watching your steed immolate. And it's great that you yourself did not get burned. The terrain you videoed is quite stark. The state of Montana is called Big Sky Country. Your Terra Australis Incognita puts that name to shame. Yes please.
  3. Having owned 5 2000 or 2001 VFRs I've had to replace everyone's steering head bearings. Front end shimmies developed in each of them, one as "young as" 28,000 miles. In each case the effect was noticeable and a marked improvment. My first change out came around 70,000 miles on the Odo. The dealer first diagnosed a cupped front tire and he showed me why he thought that and they may have been a little cupped, so I had a new tire put on. It did not solve the symptoms completely. He then suggested replacing the steering head bearings. That solved the problem perfectly. I agree.
  4. From what I've seen come from your keyboard over the years I have to agree with Cluggo - you are at least brilliant if not a genious. So keep it up. Please.
  5. That is one fabulous looking 6th gen. IMHO. Love it. Ride safe and have fun - in that order.
  6. MaxSwell

    Pikes Peak

    Silver wheels! Were these painted / powder coated?
  7. MaxSwell

    last day

    You are my hero!
  8. It's true Bent. I have moved to "Life in the slower lane; I have lost (most of) my mind". (Apologies to The Eagles.)
  9. MaxSwell

    last day

    Looks like the cockpit of an irresistible force for killing hooved forest rats. I've heard you've gotten a few. That makes me happy. Too many of those buggers around now days.
  10. MaxSwell


    Are we going to get to see any of your recordings? Your mounting arrangment looks the same as my fork light mountings. Nice work.
  11. MaxSwell

    FB study

    Why am I not surprised?
  12. I'm no knee dragger but I routinely get 8,000 - 10,000 miles out of the Pilot Road 2 tires I've used in the last 10 years. The fronts usually have enough tread to keep using but I prefer getting tires in a set.
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    I agree completely.
  14. Send in an oil sample for testing to check on the condition of the engine. A good report may build confidence for keeping it. (I did it at 104K; results (Nice bike!) are in my albums.
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