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MaxSwell

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  1. I love the bright highlights on your luggage. Great for conspicuity.
  2. Bought in 2014 with 10,700 miles on her. Empty trailered to Virgina, bought from a pole barn, hauled to T-Mac where we found a rodent nest in the air box. (A pic was taken but I cannot find it). Too many upgrades to list but simply love this machine.
  3. THAT is a Frankinviffier! Ridiculous. Must be going for a more aerodynamic look. Big time FAIL.
  4. I love the look of new shoes in the morning.
  5. Dutchy is close. Here we use decorative cotton to give the illusion that it's cold here. Keeps out the riffraff.
  6. I love my LED lights. I can tell I'm much more conspicuous, whether coming up to traffic from behind or facing traffic. I do not get flashed by oncomming traffic. And the brights! Amazing coverage; and quite white. I've also mounted fork LEDs (short distance ahead and broad side to side). I used to hate the unlit inside of corners at night. Now I can see the inside of a curve twenty meters to the side. The "L" brackets I had made by a local shop allow my to adjust up and down and side to side.
  7. Welcome to the asylum. You obviously have great taste in mc's. And it's the fastest color. Safe and twisty riding.
  8. I've had angled valve stems for a long time. Never an issue and they've held air pressure well. I do use metal caps and high quality valve inserts.
  9. Speaking of key fobs here is my version. I'd be interested in having your friend make a better version of this one. Would he be willing to do that?
  10. Yes, I'm pretty sure that's the one. The "goat trail" going north led eventually directly into the town of Noxon. Although I thought I could see a bridge across the reservoir just a little way south of where I camped. But I've found my TBI'd brain is not always reliable. While I made it to Noxon on my fifth gen, the trail really calls for an adventure style mc. Y'all have been warned. (hehe)
  11. I was headed to the PNW meet-up in Nelson, BC. The Noxon Reservoir is in far western Montana. The camp ground is on the west side, somewhere between Thompson Falls and Noxon, MT. My memory is quite foggie about exactly where but it may be the Marten Creek Campground. The campground had no fees or people. Montana highway 200 is on the east side of the reservoir. There is a bridge across the res from the closest local town to the south east of the campground. Another view:
  12. What happened to your Real Helmet? The one that saves one's jaws when one hits the road after hitting a deer.
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    New to me 5th gen

    Check out this guy for that rock solid in the turns experience: http://daughertymotorsports.com/ He upgraded my forks and installed a rebuilt high-quality rear shock for about $1,000. Transformed the experience! Steering now is nearly telepathic. He set it up for my weight and riding style. Set the sag, rebound, etc. Being retired with lots of time on my hands hauled my fifth gen to him Indianana, but I believe you can send him your parts or he'll send you the things to DIY.
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    Aaaah, just the kind of sign we love to see. Great looking machine.
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    New to me 5th gen

    Welcome to the asylum hoodoshnik. Great looking machine. You obviously have great taste in mc's.
  16. Welcome to the asylum Duck. That a great looking machine. Congratulations on picking the best generation of VFRs. You obviously have great taste in mc's.
  17. Welcome to the asylum Ronkde. That is one beautiful machine you've got there. You obviously have great taste in mc's.
  18. Wow! Three cheers for Grum. The man is relentless.
  19. That would be a traumatic experience for most, including me. Perhaps I'd been lucky. But practice can bring knowledge and confidence.
  20. Petarm, welcome to the asylum. We'd love to see a picture of your machine to prove you are not a figment of our imagination. May I suggest you check your steering head bearings. Every one of my five fifth gens needed them, some with as little as 25,000 miles on the odo. Replace with tapered roller bearings. To check them, with the bike on the centerstand and the front end off the ground (I put a foundation brick on my pillion) slowly move the forks from lock to lock. If you detect a detent in the center, the bearing are shot. Good luck with your R&R and ride safe.
  21. I have always used the cup/cap type for installation and removal of Honda oil filters on my fifth gens. I can use an extension on my ratchet that fits into the square hole on the filter cap. I can feed the extension between the exhaust header from the front wheel well back toward the cap. I take great care to not over tighten. The cap can be rather loose so I really appreciate the tip to use a rag in the cup to take up the slack. Thanks HughJebolzak!
  22. The site says they are for 1998 and 1999. Why are 2000 and 2001 excluded? edit: interweb search brings up a fimiliar name: https://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/l/aftermarket-stators
  23. Your priorities are in the right place pal. Sorry for the bad news. I have family members in similar situation. We are all in this together. Hope you hang in there.
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