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fatshoutybloke last won the day on November 1 2018

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About fatshoutybloke

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    Factory Team Rider
  • Birthday 05/23/1957

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    Little Waltham, Essex, UK
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    VFR800FE 2014

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  1. If it had black I think they were possibly from a Crossrunner, I'm not aware that VFRs ever came with black wheels anywhere. Unless you mean that some misguided soul had painted the bronze ones black.
  2. What Grum said, improvements everywhere. 34000 miles came up on my way in to work this morning and I don't regret changing up at all. Narrower, lighter, better handling, fixed electrics, more gadgets, lower fuel consumption, etc, etc.
  3. I've posted before that I've 'tested' these on gravel at 10-15mph and they worked exactly as you'd hope they would, I needed a new slider obviously but the mount didn't move at all (and there's only a couple of mm between it and the corner of the fairing, as you know). It'll be interesting to see whet T-Rex say about yours.
  4. Replaced the front calipers which had been suffering from tinfoil piston rot syndrome going into their 5th British winter of road salt. Bought a pair secondhand on eBay off a 2014 Fireblade which are identical and had them rebuilt with new seals etc. by Powerhouse Automotive here in the UK using stainless pistons. Refitted using OE Honda pads and titanium banjos and pad pins. Sweet!
  5. You're forgetting the algorithm by which you calculate the number of bikes you should have. N+1 where N=the number of bikes you currently possess.
  6. Continental RoadAttack3 went on today replacing Dunlop Roadsmart3 which have been excellent. Thought I'd try something different, I'll let you know what I think...
  7. And now we're the generation that has to do exactly that to ourselves every morning as soon as we get out of bed, and for exactly the same reason.
  8. This is a weird one, right enough. I agree with Grum, take the wheel off and eliminate it from your enquiries. Then do the same to the caliper.
  9. I've had NZCAM's excellent tail tidy on my bike for nearly three years now and it's absolutely fine except for the reflective tape with the cool VFR logo. The rain had finally got in there, the red background had discoloured and the tape was lifting at the ends. Ridiculously, the annual MoT test in the UK still requires a red reflector even with 60+ square inches of reflective number plate so regrettably it had to go. I was lucky to find on the net a 1cm by 10cm reflector which just goes in the gap nicely without having to adjust the plate position and doesn't overlap at the ends too much. Looks OK, I think.
  10. Last Sunday on the Helicopter Air Ambulance fundraiser ride to Harwich on the East Coast.
  11. I tried to fit a pair of Triumph ones very similar but I found they made contact with the oil cooler when the forks were compressed so I went back to the neoprene tube type.
  12. Definitely fuel, smells very strongly of petrol but I'm not going to try igniting it to make sure! Thumbs, yes, it was the smell that made me go looking under the tank.
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