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MaxSwell last won the day on October 7 2021

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  • Birthday 05/28/1949

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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. I do not know what brand of bearings my dealer, Honda Town in Minneapolis, uses but I've had them replace the steeringhead bearings in all five of the 5th gens I've owned. They make a huge difference in the stability of the front end. The first time I experienced a shaking front end the dealer could see cupping in the front tire so I had it replaced. The shake did not go away. So the service manager put the bike on the center stand and raised the front wheel off the ground. Rotating the handle bars slowly back and forth lock-to-lock, a notch was detected in the middle of the arc. That was the indication of worn steeringhead bearings. Every one of the bikes developed the shake around 30,000 miles, give or take a couple of thousand miles.
  2. Although it is too far for my arthrisis ridden 74 yr old body, VFRD get togethers are the best in the world. I wish you all safe riding. Wish I could be there..
  3. Thank you Miguel for all your hard work in keeping my favorite interweb site going. I really cannot say how much I love this place.
  4. I think that Indian FTR R Carbon is one fabulous looking Machine. Would you care to load a sound bite?
  5. You obviously have great taste in mc's. Fastest color and the best generation of VFRs.
  6. An amazing quiver of mc's for someone without a garage. Good going Leon!
  7. Hornet was a key ship in the battle for the Pacific esp. at Midway Island.
  8. The same thing happened to me earlier this year. Wearing a tennis shoe instead of my usual boots, the sidestand did not get deployed in time. Broke to bones in my foot under the cowl. Sucks the hind-tit bog water big time. (blush)
  9. That is one fine looking machine Polyian. You obviously have great taste in mc's.
  10. Utah! My absolute favorite place to ride. I've ridden: US 191 south from I-80 to west-bound 95 south of Blanding to Glen Canyon NRA back up (north-bound) to Blanding then west-bound on 12. Then south on 89 and west on on 9 at Mt Carmel Junction brings one into Zion NP. Jaw-dropping scenery! I've explored the dirt trailes west of Ceder City passing by Brian's Head. Makes the case for So Many Roads - So Little Time.
  11. +1 on Jaime suspension upgrades. Transformed my ride into nearly-telepathic control.
  12. I also have a useful-farmer-to-the-rescue story: (I cannot remember exactly where it happened but it was on the way home from a Sum-Sum gathering in CO.) It was late in the day and there was a camping sign on the highway directing my up a certain road (no distance information given). So I head that way and ran out of gas before I got to the campground. A family heading home came up behind me and asked if I needed help. This was in the middle of nowhere in the dark. I explained I was just out of gas. So mom gets out of the van and says she’ll push me to their farm just up the road (on her feet, not with her vehicle). I reluctantly agreed (she explained she was a high-mile runner and it would be no problem for her). By the time we got to there place it was late; I pitched my tent in their yard and everyone went to bed. When I got up they invited me in and fed me a nice breakfast, filled my tank from their on-site tank (5.55 gallons) and would not take any money for the help. I thanked them profusely and heading on my way. Talk about a Good Samaritan!
  13. I ABSOLUTELY love that front cowl and the round headlights.
  14. Different strokes for different spokes. I parked at the entrance of Welch Village Ski Area for a hydration break.
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