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  1. You can change my order to two (2) 5th/6th headers if that helps move the needle closer to production. I’ll buy an 8th gen for front rads at a later date. Let me know where/when/how to place deposit or pay in full.
  2. I have 98-99 headers with the welds ground flush on my bike. Losing the cat makes a very noticeable difference in sound, weight, and top end pull. We are trying to get another batch of performance headers made so if you are interested we need the numbers.... and they are better than 98-99 and they are stainless
  3. Have you considered getting in on the stainless steel performance headers? if you are going to do the work might as well bolt on some ponies in the process...
  4. It should fit... plug and play! I believe that during the performance header trial and fitment work they observed about 3/8” difference (shorter) in length on the 6th gen collector exit length. I would be surprised if that made too much of a difference. Would you use the stock 5th gen muffler or aftermarket?
  5. +1 on the fork oil... I would change it rather than topping off, it is likely 28 years old! Get new tires and you will feel a big difference. Yours are waaaay outside the service limit for m/c tires unless they were changed in the past 5 years. Depending on your size/weight you may want to install springs while changing the oil. Have you checked static and rider sag heights?
  6. Put new tires on it and raise the fork tubes in the triple tree (lower the front) and it will ride and turn much better... and it will stay stock 😉
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    Great picture! Reminds me of the field of poppies from the Wizard of Oz!
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    Foot peg wins! I was grinding off the excess peg feeler... loL Edges on both side pegs were sharp as knives by the end of that day... both my wife and I have scars on our lower legs from brushing against them in the garage. Now, I wrap old t-shirts around my foot pegs when the bike is being stored in the garage.
  9. I can’t believe I’m seeing what I’m seeing.... actual, live in the flesh (stainless steel), new performance headers for the VFR800’s! I hope the more recent owners of VFR800s appreciate the gravity and significance of this accomplishment! If I had any plans for more kids I would name them after these two fine gentlemen! Thank you seems like too small an acknowledgment.... we should have a ride, throw a party, and consume mass quantities! All I can do for now is thank you and acknowledge and support your efforts. Next time I’m in your area of the country dinner and drinks are on me! Please put me down for two sets of headers; a 5th gen full system and an 8th gen version... I already told the book keeper (wife) I’m getting them so let me know where to send the money. I know I’ve been gone for a while... I’d like to let my friends on VFRD know that everything is ok now and I’m stoked to be back! BTW... it took me three days to read through this thread! .... and I loved every minute of it!
  10. 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!!!
  11. +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.
  12. 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.
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    Sweet Beefy Swingarm

    Thanks, Man! Now I just need to make some time to get it on the road!
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  16. 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
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    Still, IMHO... the best looking example of a 5th gen out there! Well done!
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    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!
  19. Did you try a Mity-Vac or another vacuum brake bleeding device? I did my LBS with new braided SS lines and it came out great. Patience and systematic approach and everything worked well. Trick was to vacuum bleed the upper valve under the seat. Brake performance was greatly improved.
  20. Hey Dutchy! Thanks for the lol... can always count on you for the double entendre Love the look of your SP2... that's my favorite Honda race livery scheme!
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