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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 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)
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    VFR silouette

    From the album: Slowbird

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    Idaho Rest stop

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  16. 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.
  17. 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. 🙂
  18. 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 dare not ruin it 😅
  19. I'll have to attach my go pro to the back of my bike and get some audio
  20. Hello fellow Popping/gurgling exhaust noises friend 😎 I'll come clean here too. When I was looking for a VFR I test rode a few 4th and 5th gens. I purchased the one I have now because the exhaust pops and cracks and I just luuvvvvvv it 😍 Sometimes when shifting gears a decent sized crack comes out the exhaust. When I'm slowing down in gear it burbles and pops. I don't know why 🤔 But it sounds heavenly. 💖 It has a 2 brothers high mount, The rest of the exhaust is stock. Still has the cat. It had a K&N filter in it. I swapped in a Pipercross and installed fresh non-iridium plugs and it cracked a tad more. When I had my 4th gen I did the PAIR delete and my exhaust didn't pop any less but, like you, I don't wanna do it to my bike and lose my pops!
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    Coffee Break

    From the album: Slowbird

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