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About Rush2112

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    Y2K VFR Street Bike; 5th gen VFR/CBR/RC/ZX14 FrankenTrackBike Project, SLK350

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  1. Dude... AMAZING!!! You’re an artist making mechanical music! ... and I like the “2112” when the gauge came to life!
  2. Dutchy, that is SWEEEEEET!!! I buddy of mine won a KTM supermoto on a magazine contest along with a year end invite to the finals in Las Vegas... but I would take a MotoGP Assen weekend over that! Good on you!!! We expect nothing less than full on umbrella girls and GP bikes pics!!! Congrats!!!
  3. +1 ... and on the 8th gen headers pictured they have the rear down pipe slip fit connections backwards; the upstream pipe should fit inside the downstream pipe for optimum exhaust flow. In addition, with this configuration you are more likely to have leaks and blow by past the slip fit connection. It looks pretty the way they have it but for exhaust gas flow performance it is backwards.
  4. IIRC... it isn’t the stud spacing but clock orientation of the exhuast studs; the 6th gen studs are clocked different to the 5th gen, that’s why spinning flanges solves the issue.
  5. Rush2112

    Sweet Beefy Swingarm

    Thanks, Man! Now I just need to make some time to get it on the road!
  6. I found the ST exhaust gaskets referenced somewhere during my previous research into performance headers for the VFR800; unfortunately, I never got the chance to try them with a set of performance headers so they are still in the little plastic Honda pouches...
  7. Did you consider using the stock exhaust gaskets from an ST? I believe they will align with the 36mm you are looking for... I forget if it is the ST1100 or 1300; I have a set in the garage I’ll see if I can find the part number
  8. +1 on everything Cogswell said. It’s a great story and I wish the best of luck! I’m looking forward to seeing your progress... 🍿
  9. Hmmmm... those 304 SS dimensions look familiar Did you consider using the stock exhaust gaskets from an ST? I believe they will align with the 36mm you are looking for... I forget if it is the ST1100 or 1300; I have a set in the garage I’ll see if I can find the part number
  10. I just read this thread and I think it is awesome how you are giving your VFR a new life. Good luck on the reconditioning! There were a couple of questions throughout the thread that I may be able to provide some insights: Regarding valve clearances, the valves usually tighten up from recession into the valve seats from millions of impacts. Older metallurgy allowed valves to stretch which also led to valve tightening but modern valves generally don’t suffer from this as much as in the past. Regarding the force of valve impacts, intake and exhaust impacts are not necessarily the same. The speed of the valve is dictated by the cam profile, the duration and lift of exhaust and intake cams are often different so the valve closing speeds can be different; in our 5th gen engines cam lift and duration are the same (8mm and 225 degrees) for intake and exhaust so this simplifies things. The valve materials are different so they have different densities and they are different sizes; therefore, the intake (29mm) and exhaust (24.5mm) valves have different mass so they have different momentum when impacting the valve seats. This is likely why you see a difference in intake and exhaust valve clearances. Quick observation on your R/R replacement. R/R use the subframe as a heat sink to help dissipate heat so they need to mount with the back of the R/R flush against the mounting plate to facilitate heat transfer. It may not be an issue since the one you are using is so oversized and may have enough cooling with the fins surface area but it is something to look out for especially on long tours. If the R/R gets too hot turn on your high beam headlights to help reduce the shunt load on the R/R. sorry for the zombie resurrection of previous topics... they were new to me tonight
  11. Rush2112

    IMG_5096.JPG

    Still, IMHO... the best looking example of a 5th gen out there! Well done!
  12. I get about a 2:1 ratio front to rear on my 5th gen also... I love to accelerate hard off the edges and I steer with the rear quite a bit. You know better than I do about the torque and power of the 1200... I've only seen it leading the way through the twisty Arkansas Mtns... I couldn't carry enough speed to make it past GloryRacing on Push Mtn road when he was piloting his 1200... and he had a pillion! It's no wonder you wear out tires quick if you ride "enthusiastically".
  13. Did you use the GT-A spec Angel's? I believe they have the sturdier side walls for less tire flex and better wear for the heavier weight sport tourers like the VFR1200 and ZX14. I get 4,500 miles out of my Angel GT rears of solid hard edge to edge riding... but that is the regular spec GT's on a Y2K 800... then again, with my fat a$$ our bikes probably are close to the same weight
  14. Rush2112

    767335

    Thanks Miguel! Seeing me & my bike featured is a GREAT way to start the week! I’m looking forward to grooving on those Smokey Mountain twisties again! if you look close you can see the clouds and trees reflecting off ZoomZoom’s polished pressure plate through SebSpeed’s beautiful clutch window! With Jamie Daughtery’s suspension, mello dude’s pair block off plates, Codewriters BMC air filter mod, BaileyRock’s borrowed battery, and many others this bike has been touched by quite a few forum members. Thanks to all the VFRD family for insights, feedback, and support! PS: ... and not to forget the Carver Clan et al that literally got their hands all over my bike lifting it out of the gulley... thanks for not using the blinkers and mirrors to pick it up!
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