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  1. 3 hours ago, rtho782 said:

    Basically all the things, but for example it's the first time the final drive oil is changed, and the coolant.



    Really? Oh. 

     Hmmmm....just my opinion but I feel like 24k miles is a bit early to replace the coolant.
    Does the Brake fluid look dark? 

  2. 13 hours ago, rtho782 said:

    Just booked it in for it's 24,000 mile service.... I knew this was a big one but £650!! fml 😞


    What exactly does the 24,000 mile service entail?

    I find most dealerships, both cars and bikes, like to charge for them to "inspect" things, which some techs just do a cursory glance. 

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  3. On 7/3/2020 at 2:48 PM, mello dude said:

    If you do the delete, please do it properly with a fork swap and upgrade the rear caliper.

    I am not a fan of the kits that just replumb the hydraulics.


     I'm just curious, what is it exactly about re-plumbing the brake hydraulics to de-link the brakes that you aren't a fan of?

  4. Unless I was riding for a day or more I rarely rode with the bags on it. But after a pickup truck knocked over my bike in a parking lot, and the bags took the brunt of the fall, I always ride with them on. 

    So they serve as both a great way to carry stuff, and giant frame sliders. 

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  5. 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!

  6. 9 hours ago, coupedupsubie said:

    You won't get rid of the pop and crackle on a 4th gen because it has carburetors. I recently got mine running smooth and it pops and crackles more on decel.

    It's my understanding that the PAIR system introduces fresh air into the exhaust ports to burn off any unburned fuel vapor/exhaust gases. The fresh air ignites the leftover fuel vapor in the exhaust. 💥


    Whether the Fuel vapor gets in there by Fuel Injection or by Carburetors seem to me is inconsequential. 🤔

    Back to my 4th gen, when I did the pair removal I bought a kit on Ebay with the block off plates and rubber vaccum caps. I only did it because I was dyno-ing the bike and wanted an accurate A/F reading.  

  7. I did the snorkel (iirc) and I definitely did the Pair removal on my old 4th gen and noticed no difference. Even the pops and cracks on Decel didn't lessen. 🤔

    I did the flapper and snorkel on both my 5th and 6th gen and didn't notice anything.


    My current 5th gen has the flapper mod done but the Snorkel is still attached.


    Your mileage may vary

  8. I have been using the same Endurance tank bag for over 10 years.









































    The stitching that held the magnets in tore after so many years and I lost a couple magnets. I loved it so much I managed to find a almost new one on Ebay and scooped it up.


    Here's to another 10+ years.


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  9. Great ride report! Makes me want to re-visit Ohio.

    I went about 8 years ago for a 2 day trip after hearing about the 555/Triple Nickle. I took my ol' trusty 4th gen with a top box and a tank bag. Started bright and early in Toronto, hit the border in Buffalo into the US and slabbed it to Zanesville. Then I took the 555 south till it ended at the Ohio river, and spent the night in Marietta.


    In the morning I took the 26 east. I don't recall what others roads I took but I do remember I took the 536 up to 78 (because I have a picture) 


    I do recall the Ohio roads being a mix of "Wheee!" and "Whoa!". Gravel and dirty at times as you mentioned TimC. Also the 536 when I road it 8 years ago was real bumpy and broken up in places. I can totally feel you when you say these roads can be a 6/10ths riding pace. 
    I very specifically remember one corner somewhere had signs showing that a hard right turn was coming, with arrows and caution signs pointing right....but the road went left. I though I had imagined it but when I went back through my GoPro footage I confirmed it. lol 😄 Very strange place Ohio. 


    Thanks again for the report TimC 👍


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  10. I have never replaced magnets in my tankbag but the ones in my tankbag are crazy strong and I haven't felt the need. 🤔


    I'm surprised yours are weak enough to concern you

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  11. Thanks for all of the help everyone. The wellnut went in extremely easily. I'm a dope for not realizing it went into the frame and not the fairing. 

    I had ordered a fairing kit off ebay awhile ago and it came with a ton of Wellnuts so I have plenty. 

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  12. On 4/13/2020 at 11:35 AM, BuzznerSuntrusts said:

    Do yourselves a favor and invest in Dzus fasteners for all the well nut screws on the front! You'll love it! Just get the clip on backings and the type of fastener your prefer. Mine are black D-Ring except for the very top inner (the ones in question that fasten to the metal bracket), and those are 4mm allen button head because they are slightly recessed and the D-Rings won't go flat. Those 10 (Five each side) are the easiest to do with nearly no modifications required. I only had to slightly enlarge each outer hole to get the Dzus to fit and the clip backing fits over the inner panel. I don't bother with the capture washer, I just pull them completely out. I think it's easier to fit the panel back on without the fastener sticking out of it.

    I know what you mean. I had the fairing kit from Probolt for my old 4th gen and loved the 1/4 turn D-ring fasteners it came with. 

  13. Welcome fellow Ontarionian!


    Love the RWB 6th gen. Have you seen them with white wheels? I think a must for those bikes.


    Anyways, why do you want to get rid of the Helibars? They are a well sought after mod and really do help with the long rides.


    Regarding the headers, Have you seen the thread on here about the 2brother header copies that are being made?
    Also, I don't remember if it's the Delvics or another brand headers, but there's a thread on here where someone cut them open and they were poorly made and designed. Search the forum.


    Do  you know if the R/R has been replaced already? Chances are if the previous owner knew enough to install a VFRNess they may have already swapped the R/R.

  14. On 4/10/2020 at 4:46 PM, ducnut said:

    Yes. It goes into the aluminum bracket. 


     Doh! 🤦‍♂️

    Well I feel dumb. I didn't even think to try it in the metal bracket because every other well nut on that panel goes into the fairing. 

    Next time I'll look at the other side for comparison. 

    11 hours ago, boOZZIE said:

    Did u get it in?

    I've been busy with work. I'm a 911 dispatcher and these days have been busy. I'll be off in a  couple days and will get into the garage to try again and will report back. 😉


     Thanks all. 

  15. Thanks for the quick replies all.

    I have no point of reference because the wellnut fell out awhile ago.


     Wait wait....so the well nut doesn't go into the fairing like the one beside it? It goes into the metal bracket that the fairing slots ontop of?

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  16. I've tried googling and looking on the forums but I can't see what the problem is.

    One of my wellnuts fell out. I've got new wellnuts but I can't get them fitted into the fairings. I've tried both Factory OEM Wellnuts and cheap aftermarket ones and they don't fit.

    The diameter of the hole isn't large enough to fit the wellnut into it.

    Are they supposed to just slide/press in? Or are they supposed to be this impossible?




  17. 39 minutes ago, Walker1 said:

    exactly the spot! Ive spent a lot of money on physios/physical therapists but my latest conclusion is it is a rib that comes out of place! Only riding 20 minutes each way to work but boy is it creeping back!


    Do you try and keep the spine straight or let the ergonomics of the bike take over?.. has the conditioning helped? Haha


    PS guys appreciate the response..wasn’t expecting any but was hoping, when i posted this!


     A rib coming out of place?! 😧 Wow I don't think mine is the same issue, but the pain is in the same spot huh? 

    I already don't have great posture so I don't sit straight, I'm canted forward. I think I do let the ergonomics of the bike take over.

    I can't say if the conditioning has helped since it's still too cold to ride this season lol. I'll see next month maybe 😄 

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