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swimmer last won the day on January 21 2016

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    2012 VFR1200 (bought new 10/14)

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  1. swimmer

    Guhl reflash at 55k miles?

    This is surprising since the Guhl flash is supposed to eliminate the power restrictions in 1St and 2ND gear which the 2012 also has as far as I know.
  2. swimmer

    Guhl reflash at 55k miles?

    Even under hard acceleration you feel both bikes are similarly fast?
  3. FWIW, if the ECU has been flashed it will have a Guhl sticker on it I believe. Just have to lift the tank in the font to see. Post a pic of the bike when you get it.
  4. So I am trying to decide whether or not to get my ECU flashed by Guhl. I am at 55k miles on my bike. The front and rear suspension have been done, cruise control added, and running an Arrow exhaust. Otherwise I am happy enough with the bike to put 15-18k miles on every year and still have no interest in replacing it. I also have a DS bike. So, for those that have had the reflash done, given that I am pretty happy with the bike as is, do you think the changes in the ECU improve riding pleasure enough that it is worth my $375? I would not get the fan-on temp lowered, I would only be interested in removing the performance limiters and hopefully beyond the extra performance this might also improve any shortcomings in normal riding/fueling behavior.
  5. swimmer

    VFR1200F Service Manual, please?

    Yeah, but like the OP said, the images in that suck.
  6. Actually, its not bad. The cut and quality seems decent and I think most of the short comings were from my install. Its one of those things where at least for me, the first time was a learning experience and I'd do a better job the second time. The biggest change I would make from the instructions where they tell you to install the front and back first, I'd install the front and the press and glue the cover against the contour of the seat before attaching the rear. Mine doesn't sit flat against the seat the whole. Overall I think the product is good and how well it works out depends on the installation job.
  7. swimmer

    Time has come...

    I'll take the seat if shipping is not too much. PM sent.
  8. I bought a set off of ebay which is the same as the one HS posted. It appears the hex sizes are the same as the motion pro. If you look in the maintenance manual it gives the part number for the OEM tool. If I were buying now, knowing I would need the tool I'd order the OEM one, though I'd search around for a cheaper-than-dealer source.
  9. The above set I bought did not work. Too big. It didn't matter because my valves were in spec.
  10. My Tiger 800 had some sort of reset sequence involving starting the engine and not touching the throttle until the fans turned on. It was documented in the repair manual. Never seen any documentation of something similar for the VFR1200.
  11. Any chance a mouse got into your bike somewhere? Sounds like a vacuum leak???
  12. I bought a Saddlemen seat cover, specific to the VFR1200 to replace my cracked cover. Hope to install it this weekend.
  13. Does anyone whether or not this tool from Motion Pro is suitable to use for adjusting the exhaust valves? The service manual does not state what size the nut are and I don't recall from the last time I had my valve covers apart. https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0073
  14. swimmer

    Standard Seat Vs Low Narrow Seat

    How much more knee bend do you have with the low seat? My standard seat cover has split and I am trying to decide on what to do. Low seats are available on ebay but I am not really wanting increase my knee bend while riding. The other option is to send my OEM seat pan in to Sargent for recovering and foam upgrade. BTW, for anyone who doesn't check the classifieds, I am looking to buy a VFR1200 seat or seat pan or a Sargent seat if you have any of these you are looking to sell.

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