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slowbird

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  1. Thanks! I still have the jacket.
  2. YAY! Oh I miss my old 4th gen (NACA DUCTS 4 LYFE!)
  3. Welcome! Lookin good 😎 What's up with the clutch?
  4. Yeah it was an overall upsetting situation but grateful no one was hurt. Even more upsetting was I was about to start a weekend trip on the bike. I had just gone inside my place to feed my cat and get my helmet. Came out less than 10 mins later to find the bike on it's side. When the Police refused to lay charges they said because it happened in a parking lot. I countered with "So when I leave the Police station, if my car hits all of your personal vehicles on the way out I won't be charged?" The Officer countered by telling me not to be a smart ass. Lazy bastards.
  5. Insurance covered the cost to fix the damage, however they couldn't source the fairings so they just cut me a cheque. I was able to find the driver and I convinced him to report his side of the accident report, however Toronto Police refused to press any charges and didn't even care to see the video. They were less than helpful. 😥
  6. Me on my old 4th gen back when I rode it to the Dragon from up here in Canada
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    My first VF

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    Taking a break

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  9. Yeah he was a big idiot 😡 I find a lot of the drivers here with larger vehicles don't know how to properly handler their size.
  10. I had side hard bags on my bike when it got hit and knocked over in my parking lot. Thankfully the Givi hard bags took the brunt of the damage. I'd say the only downside was that it puts most of the weight on the front signal area.
  11. I'm surprised more car & bike enthusiasts don't get their oil tested. So many oil threads, and peoples opinions on Oil change intervals, Oil Brands, Filter brands can be so strongly and religiously yelled from the mountain top, yet if you ask how many people have sent their oil to a lab for analysis you'd only see a few hands come up. Takes all of the guess work out of oil, oil filters and oil change intervals. I remember someone once mentioned on a VFR forum that the Gear Driven Cams in VFR's breaks down most oils faster than other engines and oil could lose it's viscosity faster. So when I did my next oil change I sent a sample to Blackstone Labs. They reported the Viscosity was still at 10w40 levels and wear levels looked good. That answers that. Someone at Honda told me that the factory Oil filters was made by a new, cheaper company now and may not perform as well as before. So I sent an oil sample to the lab after an oil change, and they reported the oil had low insoluble readings and looked good. That answers that. I highly recommend it.
  12. Congrats and welcome! I have the same 2 bro's can on my 5th gen. With only 17k miles on the clock I would skip the valve checks unless you think something is wrong. These bikes go well past that and never need a valve adjustment.
  13. I installed EBC front rotors on my 5th gen because the factory discs were warped. (common issue) So far so good.
  14. 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)
  15. 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.
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    VFR silouette

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    Idaho Rest stop

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    Devils Tower

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  19. 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.
  20. Anyone have a picture of the location of that 2nd MAP sensor located in the rear of the bike? For future users.
  21. 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'm not even sure if this specific Pipercross/N-Project filter uses the same oil or even uses oil as everything in the box is Japanese. I'll try some google translate.
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