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slowbird last won the day on October 24 2017

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About slowbird

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    World Superbike Racer
  • Birthday 12/13/1982

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    Toronto, Ontario. Canada
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    2000 VFR800

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  1. I installed EBC front rotors on my 5th gen because the factory discs were warped. (common issue) So far so good.
  2. I have that VFRness on my 5th gen, and I had installed one on my previous VFR's as well (6th and 4th gen) If installed correctly it's a great addition to the bike. (if not a slightly older and outdated fix to the VFR's electrical issues)
  3. I would go with what the manual asks for in this case. Bike ran great from the factory with the copper plugs, so the factory called for copper plugs are fine. No need for pricey Iridiums. When I got my 5th gen VFR800 I bought a set of the NGK's it calls for in the manual and when I took out the plugs that were in the bike I noticed they were Iridiums. I put in the normal NGK plugs and was fine. ...and it never hurts to check the gap of the plugs before you install them. You never know.
  4. That's really good but by no means an 8th gen specific feat imo. My average for my 5th gen is 4.7L/100kms (50mpg) and my all time best is 4.3L/100kms (around 55mpg) and that's just normal riding. My 4th gen VFR750 did about the same. I'm sure most bikes if the revs were kept down low like you did would get great MPG too.
  5. Anyone have a picture of the location of that 2nd MAP sensor located in the rear of the bike? For future users.
  6. You're right. That could very well be the issue. If it was oiled properly from factory and it needs to be oiled again already, after only 6,000 kms then to be honest I don't want it. 😅 However, as you said, maybe it just wasn't oiled enough from the factory. 🤷‍♂️ I'm pretty sure I already have an oil and cleaning kit for my K&N laying around, and I have the "good" K&N filter with the larger surface area. If I do have the filter and the kit I'll just clean and re-oil it and swap it. That's cheaper and faster than having to find an oiling kit for the Pipercross and I'
  7. lol that made me laugh. It true though. I've been scratching my head over my this year there's all this sand past the air filter and last year there wasn't and all I can think of is that there's been a lot of construction going on. Now that I think about it, not just in my neighborhood, but also down the highway I take to get to the twisties. But regardless the filter should be blocking the dirt. I've ridden through worse with K&N air filters installed and never had such a dirty airbox before. 🤔
  8. Well it is definitely true that these filters let in more dirt as that's a byproduct of letting in more air. However, this one example excluded, I have never had any issues running K&N filters in the past. Not for any of my extended road trips or on my previous bikes. I even sent oil samples to Blackstone Labs for analysis and there was nothing showing my air filters were letting through a lot of dirt. This Pipercross is different from what I've seen others use as it was apparently jointly developed by Pipercross and N-Project so I was wondering if that might be it? Or maybe other
  9. Well the filter was brand new and made to be installed without doing anything first. You just pop it in. Since I installed it about 6,000kms ago I haven't done anything to it. 🤷‍♂️ I haven't cleaned it or treated it. When I checked it last spring there wasn't any sand in the airbox. I guess I'll start looking for my old K&N filter to put back in.
  10. So every spring before the first ride I check the airbox to make sure nothing has moved in 🐁 When I checked it yesterday I noticed a light dusting of sand in the airbox. Definitely the first time I have seen this. Never noticed this with the old K&N air filter. The filter itself looks fine: It only has about 6,000kms on it. My airbox is unmodified. It still has the snorkle and it seals well. The only thing I can think of is they have been doing construction near my place the past couple years and I have to drive b
  11. When I did the pair delete on my old '97 VFR750 I noticed no change in the exhaust sound at all. That too had a Two Bro's slip on. Even still, I wouldn't do the PAIR delete on my current VFR800 as I would hate to lose those sounds. Just my personal preference of course. Every one has different tastes. 🙂
  12. My 2000 VFR800 has a Two Bro's slip on and the stock headers w/cat. Speaking to the earlier comment about it being quiet with the cat with subdued burbles and pops, my VFR exhaust burbles quite a bit with a nice sprinkling of snaps, crackles and pops. I always wondered if maybe there was something "wrong" with it but it runs like a dream, gets great gas mileage, pulls very hard, plugs always look good when I change 'em and the oil isn't fuelly. I'm actually at a point where I have a full 98-99 stock system I was going to swap in, but the sound right now is soooo sweet I
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