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About Cogswell

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    Portland, Oregon :(
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    1999 VFR
    2008 VFR ABS
    1995 VFR - gone but not forgotten

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  1. Modern political agendas often come with some sort of code-word or phrase attached. When you 1st hear it you think to yourself "WTF is THAT"? "Micro-aggression" comes to mind. Loosely defined as "anything interpreted by a snowflake as violating their "safe space" that might make them feel uncomfortable." Possibly one's "too loud" exhaust pipe might make the millenial Prius driver uncomfortable, for which the penalty would be for the local SWAT team to be called in to surround you and your bike and put you face down on the ground with a rifle at your helmet while they cuff you. Afterward,
  2. 5th gens got a cat starting with the 2000 model year. 98's and 99's do not have them. Cats had nothing to do with 49 state or Cali models - they all had them starting in 2000. The 98/99's also have manual starter valves vs a wax unit (hence the 98/99 lever on the left switch pod - absent on 00/01 models) but they had the godawful condom mirrors. I replaced my 99 mirrors early on with Y2k mirrors for the much tidier look.
  3. You're welcome. Yes - from their shipping page. Looking forward to more of your build.
  4. Wow - that first pick reminds me of the day I trailered my 5th gen home new from the dealer. For me it was love at first sight. Fortunately I still have it! The Staintune looks great. There was also a company in Australia that makes (ed) carbon fiber bits for bikes - I think it was Geelong. I looked at their hugger for a while but never pulled he trigger on it. AFAIK they're also OOB. As for the Rad fan, it should come on at 220. Anything under that is nothing to worry about. If not, I'd double check that the coolant is full - the switch in the left rad i
  5. null #15 stud https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/2010/vfr1200f-ac-vfr1200fd/cylinder-head-fr # 37 nut https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/2010/vfr1200fd-ac-vfr1200f/muffler A build such as this illustrates the enormous amount of time, resources and development that go in to making a clean sheet design. Sure, Honda has CAD systems,engineers and it's what they do for a living. Still, it's an enormous process. I'm very impressed with the 3D printing - a very nice piece!
  6. Might have been sold, sold on another forum or locally. That was a hot ticket - prob sold within a few hours.
  7. To me that term might imply things such as lane splitting at high speeds on freeways - or any 4 lanes for that matter, racing on suburban streets, doing wheelies through neighborhoods - things where there are a lot of people around and the activity is raising the risk level all out of proportion. Isn't that what might have been termed a hooligan? Out on deserted backroads where there isn't much besides deer and jackrabbits it's tougher to make the case as for the most part the risk is mostly rising only for the rider. As for being goaded in to a street race, each person has control of their
  8. And all for nothing except to make the greedy billionaires even more billions.
  9. Sad, but true. Get out and ride 'em while you can . . .
  10. I also have Remus cans (though stainless, not carbon) on my '08. They have removable spuds. I've seen a number of other sets on other bikes, but none of them had the removal feature. Not sure why. If that's an important consideration, may want to look closely or inquire prior to purchasing.
  11. I should have added . . . once that artwork's duty is done, I would be sure to archive and hang on to it. Those types of things can easily be misplaced. Once your riding days are done, it will be one of those things that you'll pull out, maybe frame and put up on the wall and fondly remember not only your daughter as a child, but the trip. (btw - I particularly like the "beep beep" for the horn . . . )!
  12. This is sounding like the old joke - "you store it at the dealer service department and pick it up once in a while to go for a ride."
  13. Did you mean "pleasure washer" . . . ? "Let's see - you mean you want to use that 2,000 psi thingy to blast my bike clean??? Yeah fine, whatever . . . "
  14. This post has all the hallmarks of a good read - things that today are sorely missing not only in the US, but around the world - things such as family, respect for parents, compassion for those less fortunate, random acts of kindness, recapturing one's youth, adventure, connection with kindred spirits, appreciation for gifts given and what we have, moments of humor . . . I could go on. And, on top all that, the spelling, grammar and punctuation are all flawless! How often do we see that these days? Well done - lovely photos and a good evening read. Thank you for posting. Shiny
  15. I've heard people talk about Tyre, but have never used it. I'm not sure what type of device it's compatible with. At least it was developed by a motorcyclist so that may add some merit. The link also mentions "MyRoute" but I have no experience with that, either and also am unsure how current the info in the link is. YMMV https://www.myrouteapp.com/en/tyre
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