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  1. 16 minutes ago, Kbear said:

    Wow, is all I can say. To let someone go that was actually caught on video in a "Hit and Run" is pretty sorry. What if someone were on the bike? Would it matter then I wonder? It's a good thing you weren't on the bike!


     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.

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  2. 8 minutes ago, Kbear said:

    I almost started to cry when I watched that video. Surely the work was paid for by insurance to fix your bike? And was that person in the truck even confronted regarding a hit and run? 


     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.  😥

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  3. 10 hours ago, Grum said:

    Holy Cow. Why are these pickups so frigging HUGE!

    Guess the owner needs a turning circle the size of a football field! 

    Such a shame, your bike looked to be well clear of that monstrosity, the idiot obviously not used to the size of the monster!

    Didn't even straighten his already turned wheels to avoid you before moving off!


     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. 

  4. 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. 

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  5. 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. 

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  6. 3 hours ago, Alann2 said:

    Hi all, I've just bought a vfr 750 FK, pretty much blind, its got MoT, the electrics work and runs fine, it is however as you'd expect a bit tatty round the edges, so this winter its going in the garage and getting worked on. Looking forwards to reading technical advice as I go through the forums.

    Awesome! Post some pictures

  7. 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. 

  8. Just now, adkfinn said:



    x2 on this - I had quite a bit of popping and the occasional small backfire with my TBR until I installed @mello dude 's PAIR delete. It def changed things for the better.

     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. 🙂

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  9. 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 😅


  10. 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!

  11. 26 minutes ago, Woodie said:


    if the discs were warped then cleaning the bobbins wont do anything, but if the carrier is bent it might allow the steel of the disc to find it's own true by not pulling them out of shape.


    TBH I was prepared to go buy new discs but the bobbin clean cured it.

    I went by process of elimination. Tried the easy "diy" steps first before getting the discs checked at a friends shop.

    You're lucky the bobbin clean cured your issue.

  12. My Givi side racks aren't clearing my highmount pipe. Not a huge surprise as I have read the threads on here and elsewhere and thought it might be a problem, but my TwoBros can is small in diameter so I was hoping it wouldn't be that big a deal.

    So I added some washers and a longer bolt to one of the supports and I have tweaked the exhaust mount a bit to try and move it inwards. So far I have managed to get the rack ever so slightly away from the can, but with long rides I'm sure it will touch and rub a bit.

    I'm not worried about heat as much as I am worried about vibration and rubbing.

    What else can anyone suggest I do to get extra clearance?

    ...or maybe add something to the Givi rack to help with the inevitable rubbing? Thick tape maybe?

     You can see washers in this pic easier. That bar ain't bent. Well it is but it comes that way to clear the plate.

  13. Is a bigger oil cooler always better? I've read that there is an ideal oil temperature, and lower than that is not ideal. Certainly thicker oil and less flow would come to mind.

    Anyone got any better knowledge on the science of oil coolers?

    Good question.

    I also wonder how the oil pressure is effected by having an oil cooler with larger diameter piping.

    Anyone do a mod like this on a 4th gen?

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