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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
  • In My Garage:
    VFR800FE 2014

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  1. On the annual Essex Air Ambulance charity ride yesterday, Mr Honda not looking bad for 5 years and 40,000 miles. Shame the same can't be said for the bloke up top who is considerably older and higher mileage than that.
  2. I use these from Speedy Fasteners in the UK, work much better than the ones that just open out because they're closed at the top and bits don't snap off when they get old and the plastic hardens slightly. https://www.speedyfasteners.com/M6_6mm_Scrivet_Screw_Rivet_Fairing_Screws_p/sf191.htm
  3. Bronze is just fine for me. After living with two of these for 18 years I'll never have white wheels again until I'm not riding to work every day. They only ever looked clean when I'd just washed it, as soon as it dried they were accumulating grime again!
  4. I'm like Marvelicious, I don't do two-up either but I'm a huge fan of chain oilers, Scottoiler on my previous two VFRs and a Tutoro Automatic on the '14 (no cutting vacuum pipes). Original chain and sprockets going strong at 38,500 miles. Reservoir under the seat cowl, delivery pipe along chainguard and onto sprocket. I have pics if you want.
  5. Mark Harris on the UK VFR forum put a pre-VTEC 800Fi engine into his 6th gen a few years ago, still has the bike.
  6. Put back all the brake line brackets and bits I've taken off, de-rusted and resprayed black, then washed it. Looking OK for nearly 5 years old.
  7. I've had Arrow (not the same as yours), Scorpion and now Remus, all were a close fit over the collector and none of them needed the gasket. Never seen any drips but I'm guessing once you've been out and your engine is properly hot that won't be an issue.
  8. Here you go. Be gentle with the inner visor, it's easy to snap the tabs, and be aware it's not just the black section, the red (on my bike anyway) bits on each side are part of the same piece.
  9. Did you copy and paste from VFRWorld? 😉
  10. Neat but illegal over here due to the lack of a reflector. Odd isn't it? You have to have orange ones on the sides and forks, we don't but still have to have a red rear one (despite now having enormous reflective yellow rear air-brakes masquerading as registration plates!).
  11. Alternatively might there be a way to attach it to the leg of the stand instead of the pipe?
  12. It's the rear headers heat shield from the right hand side. Not too bad to remove, first you need to undo one bolt at the top, the bolt holding the rear brake fluid reservoir and the two footrest hanger bolts. That enables you to swing everything out far enough to get a spanner onto the nuts on the ends of the two bolts that go though the upper footrest hanger holding the rear brake cylinder to release the shield. These...
  13. Had this off. Not too bad considering it's been through four salty British winters and the inside face is no worse. I've seen others which are much worse but I did cover it in ACF50 when it was new. I'll get it cleaned up and resprayed before it goes back.
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