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Africord last won the day on February 23 2018

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About Africord

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    Norfolk, Nebraska
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    2002 Honda VFR800

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  1. Wow. I've had HEL lines on my sixth gen for some time without issue. I'm surprised by this problem. Brake lines should last more than a few years. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  2. Honda's obvious response should be an improved VFR1200F and X, but I'm not holding my breath, since they didn't see a need to counter the Kawasaki H2 SX, in any of its flavors. I suspect we have been orphaned by Honda, at least in the US. With my advancing age, I will either retire from riding, or look for another answer. With the maintenance I have invested in my 6th gen, I don't have to be in a hurry to make my next move.
  3. It's a little ironic that you picked the "Bueller" reference, since Honda did the same to launch the 2012 CR-V. My wife drives a "Bueller" Red model of this car, sigh, she doesn't have the nav pictured in the ad.
  4. Just reported by Visordown https://www.visordown.com/news/new-bikes/official-ducati-multistrada-v4-definitely-its-way-2021
  5. Just came back from the Black Hills in SoDak. Highly recommend breakfast in Deadwood at Lee Station.
  6. I don't think you want to take the Fort Francis/International Falls route to Bemidji, MN. I did it last year and found more than a few places on the Trans-Canada where the tarmac became gravel. I'd go down the North Shore of Lake Superior to Silver Bay and cut across. It's a very beautiful ride. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Thunder+Bay,+ON,+Canada/Bemidji,+MN+56601/@47.9930394,-93.1862284,8z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x4d5921774c16e98d:0x3d0557348f1d8b74!2m2!1d-89.2476823!2d48.3808951!1m5!1m1!1s0x52b82c4ec41eb7c7:0xd6f67c8df095e306!2m2!1d-94.8826861!2d47.471573!5i1
  7. Africord

    Sweet 86

    Not my bike, but what a sweet '86. I'll be in the garage, permanently, if I bring this home. https://raresportbikesforsale.com/featured-listing-1986-honda-vfr750f/
  8. Replaced both at 50,000 miles. No issues and better low end response for the past 12,000 miles. Please note I do NOT have a Power Commander, nor any other mods to the intakes, exhausts, or electronics. Yes, I'm coming up on the 64,000 mile valve check.
  9. Thanks. While I understand the other comment. For those of us who have reached an age where our night vision is not as good as it was, additional light is useful. I will probably look at supplemental lights such as those made by Denali. I was thinking that they could mount in the widest part of the front fairing opening to keep them low, but adding to available light.
  10. I'm thinking about these for my 6th gen. Has anyone tried them? https://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/Cyclops-100-H4-LED-headlight-bulb_p_192.html
  11. I'm at 62,000 miles, or 99,200 kilometers. I've replaced components of the charging system (RR and stator), but everything else has been normal wear or "necessary" upgrades (seat, risers, pegs, voltmeter, STS auto signal, switchable circuit panel, and USB outlet). Do the maintenance, keep it clean, and you can enjoy it for a lot of years.
  12. A dirty kill switch took out my 6th gen, but I had a lot of warning before it got ugly. I'm suspecting a wiring failure if a new battery wouldn't start it. The ignition switch could be the issue.
  13. This is one I have never held. I worked in internal audit back in the 90's. I let my CISA go in 2003. Just holding an inactive CPA license. Wish you the best on the final!
  14. Just picked the Purolator Pure One PL14610 and discovered they are no longer putting the rough yellow coat on the outside anymore which made it easy to install. It now looks like this: Have the Walmart or Mobil options picked any outside texture to assist with installation? I ended up using a filter wrench to get it tight and put a slight dent in the filter. I'd like to avoid that situation. I've had filters leak in the past because they weren't tight. Are these any good? http://www.harborfreight.com/4-piece-end-cap-oil-filter-wrenches-94096.html
  15. Okay, my 02 runs HEL lines, EBC HH pads front and Honda stock pad rear, stock forks and shock, and I can stop on a dime and have great feel. My master cylinders and calipers have 50,000 miles on them, and I haven't rebuilt them. Given that the bike only had 20,000 miles on it when I got it, I suspect they have never been rebuilt. I'm smelling some sort of hydraulic problem, and given everything you have done, I would bleed the brakes, again. I have no idea of your skill set, but I passed on installing new lines (as you probably know, there are 9 including the clutch), and handed it off to a private shop because I suspected I would never get the lines bled correctly.
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