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About NodakVFR

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    Club Racer
  • Birthday 04/14/1961

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    North Dakota
  • In My Garage:
    2002 VFR 800
    2010 VFR 1200F
    2014 VFR 800 Interceptor Deluxe
    2015 GL1800 40th Ann. Edition

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  1. NodakVFR

    New to me, 2002 VFR800

    I believe I found the problem to charging system. Just a guess, but it looks a little "crispy" to me. I've changed the R/R already, and now I'm trying that "pull-a-plug" from one side to the other technique I saw at SumSum '18! Never a Carver around when ya need one!
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    New to me, 2002 VFR800

    The 1200 certainly has a lot more "get up and go" than the 800's, but the 800's still have plenty of power and torque for my riding style. The 8th gen seems to handle a little better and has quite a bit lighter feel to it than the 6th and 7th gens.
  3. NodakVFR

    New to me, 2002 VFR800

    Now that's one helluva an idea!
  4. NodakVFR

    New to me, 2002 VFR800

    Mileage on it is 19,500. I had the right side cowl off and inspected for burnt wires and connectors. They all looked good to me.
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    8th gen in the US

    Correct. You'd want the deluxe to get the European version.
  6. Just bought a used 6th gen, complete with side cases, top box and all mounting hardware, as well as a Sargent seat (and original), and an extra tinted windshield. The plastics are in decent shape, but I can tell where it has fallen over. The paint isn't scratched up, so I appears that it was a zero mph tip-over. Anyway, for the price I paid for it, I think it was a steal. So now I have a 6th, 7th and 8th gen in the garage sitting with my Gold Wing. The bike runs pretty good, but seems to run a little rough the warmer the engine gets. Also the previous owner mentioned he was having battery/charging issues. I put a voltmeter on the battery and I'm getting around 13.40 volts at idle. When I rev to 5000 rpm with the high beams on, I still only get about 13.40 and sometimes lower. Voltage seems to drop at rev, the closer I get to 220 degrees. I'm thinking it may be a regulator/rectifier, but would appreciate any input on what may be the issue.
  7. The side panniers are interchangeable from the 1200 to the 800 (8th gen). If you're running with the stock exhaust on the 800, you will need to modify the heatshield a little.
  8. Hi NodakVFR, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  9. NodakVFR

    8th Gen Picture Thread

    Taken this past week at SumSum4, while out riding the Needles Highway in South Dakota. Sort of surprised at how few 8th gens show up at these events. I've only been to this one and T-Mac 2016, and each time I rode the only 8th gen.
  10. NodakVFR

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    Day ride up to Devil's Tower.
  11. NodakVFR

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    Any idea what the problem might be?
  12. NodakVFR

    What did you do to your VFR Today?

    I did a little preparation for Summer Summit 2018, and converted an Eclipse tank bag to a tail bag. It was a pretty easy transfer from the tank to the tail, and I think this will work out real nice.
  13. NodakVFR

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    Booked a room today at the Chief Motel. It finally got into decent riding weather this weekend, so I finally got the bikes out!
  14. NodakVFR

    2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    Registered and anxiously waiting for the snow around here to melt away. We had near blizzard conditions a week ago, so it'll be a little while until I can get the bikes out.
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