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  1. I did it a long time ago to my old VF500 stock exhaust and it held up well. I don't see why you can't do it with a 5th gen if you prep it properly.
  2. Congratz on the bike! It looks great! How is the front tire writing painted on? About the ticking, I'm not sure what you mean. Does the ticking increase with the revs?
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    VFR History

    Great read. Thanks for sharing. ....I do have a few gripes with the article though: -They lump the 3rd gen and the 4th gen into the same category. So many great things about these 2 gen VFR's that they should be separated and talked about individually. -It says the 5th gen was the gutsiest of them all with tons of torque, but the 750's had more torque. -"...the VFR also gained the RC45’s fuel injection system and a whole heap more midrange." 750's had more midrange too. -Not one RWB model pictured in the entire article -Not even one ment
  4. Was it one of the unicorn K&N filters like I've got? Also, anyone know why my Pipercross filter is different colors than all of the others I always see?
  5. Ah! I see. Thanks man 👍
  6. That DSH95 matches the red paint? Can't seem to find it online anywhere but down under 😥
  7. Here is the finished product. Seb really does quality work. 😍
  8. So I finally had a free day and got crackin on the clutch cover. Removing the
  9. ooooooh yeeeeeah! I didn't even think about that, 😲 The large O-Ring for the window is reusable?
  10. Sorry for the late reply. Been busy. Lots of great replies and helpful info. Thank you so much.😉 Good to hear that some of the clutch issues that were mentioned on here were much higher KM's than what I currently got. I'll take a gander at the plates when I'm in there and see if they look glazed 👍
  11. You're right that it's not really "in there" but I will be "there" if you know what I mean. I'll already have the clutch cover off. I'll already have the 5 bolts and clutch springs out to install the nicer looking clutch plate and bolts. Changing the clutch plates and/or springs at that point is just easier. But is it a waste of money at this point
  12. So I have been sitting on one of Sebs clear clutch covers for awhile now (not literally sitting on it of course) Now, before I install it I have been really huming and hawing over whether I should replace some, if not all, of the clutch bits while I am in there. For the record my 2000 VFR has about 66,000kms (41,000miles) on her. My ownership has been about 20k kms (13k miles) of happy life. It has had a few previous owners. I have an inkling that the bike may have been tinkered with in the past. Looks like it may have had a Power Commander on it previously. I think the o2's are
  13. Really? Interesting. I haven't heard of any horror stories related to not changing brake fluid. It is a good idea though. I agree with ya there. They are what stop us afterall
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. I'll have to attach my go pro to the back of my bike and get some audio
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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
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    Coffee Break

    From the album: Slowbird

  23. Very nice write up! Thanks for sharing.
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    Tankbag magnets

    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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