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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. Are these the BikeMaster mirrors for the CBR1000RR (2004-2007)? I noticed that Partzilla has the actual OEM parts (88110/88120-MEL-013). I replaced my originals with Honda OEM VFR a couple of years ago, but I like the idea of getting a better view without my elbows. Has anyone tried with the OEM Honda parts?
  2. I didn't see this until today. Several years ago, I went down the paint black wheels silver route with my 2002. I hope your paint holds up better than mine, but I can tell you did a better job of prep. Mine are black chrome (read gunmetal) powdercoat and they look as good as the day I got them back in 2014. I know that I posted a photo back when I did them.
  3. 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
  4. Just came back from the Black Hills in SoDak. Highly recommend breakfast in Deadwood at Lee Station.
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. I tried for a trip I'm taking in July and ended up with a waypoint that was unexpected and not on the route. For example, my route goes from Lincoln, NE to Fremont, NE and goes up to South Sioux City all on US Highway 77. At no point can you reach Omaha on this route. Also have a reference to Baker-Annapolis, instead of Minneapolis when approaching the Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN area. The final destination for this route is International Falls, MN for the CMA "No Boarders" Rally.
  9. A quick check around the interwebs seems to indicate that these forks would fit better with Ducati 1098s, or older R1 triples. Looks like a lot of work to me.
  10. Look up "triangle mod" in the forums. Your 6th gen connects its linkage via an 2 isosceles triangle shaped piece of metal. If you rotate that 60 degrees, you will get a 3/4 inch drop without changing out the bone. Also, if you need a major drop, you should look at these guys: http://www.sigmacycle.com/. I used the triangle mod and ordered their sidestand to address the need for a shorter stand. I'm still able to put it up on the center stand at 3/4 inch down. I doubt that you could still get it on the center stand with a larger drop.
  11. Not yet. But I am interested in the resolution of this question. Have you checked with Knight Designs? http://www.knightdesignllc.com/ It occurs to me that they would be able to set you up with lower pegs that would give more heel room.
  12. I've seen other's use a GP style exhaust, but to me, the 6th gen tail doesn't look right without the undertail mufflers.
  13. It is amazing what a few small tweaks mean in the context improving ergos. I have the GenMar risers, Buell Ulysses pegs, and a Rick Mayer seat. My endurance went from about 300 miles in a day to 500 miles. As always, YMMV.
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