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    I need more power

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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. I bought a RB this summer and installed it with the stock dual O2 sensors on my 6th gen. I would have added the My Tuning Bike and the single wide band sensor, but Yaman was out of stock on the MTB"s. Instalation is plug and play, very easy, the same as a PC. Anyway, unlike PC, RB tunes itself to a target AFR on the fly. It's been flawless - exceeded my expectations. It runs flawlessly at any RPM or load, and I seem to have picked up a few MPG's over the PC tune I had. RB really has its tune dialed in, at least for Gen 6's. It's more expensive than a PC, but I've been very pleased.
  2. I'm going to guess that with the headers it will pick up 3 to 5% HP over stock and maybe a couple of foot-pounds on torque. I hope I'm wrong and you get more!
  3. My only advice is to not use a K&N filter. Other than that, I know nothing, I see nothing . . .
  4. Before you buy a gauge, check the shop manual procedure, page 5-47 for the procedure and diagram of the type of gauge you'll need. I'm not sure you'll find a suitable FP gauge at a parts store - if it's a drive, I'd call ahead to see what they have.
  5. I wonder if the FPR is like some coil packs, injectors and maybe other bits, a part common to other bikes that could be purchased from sources other than Honda.
  6. It's too bad Honda didn't make measuring fuel pressure easier on these models. The addition of a Schrader valve as in many cars of the era would have made it more accessible to the home mechanic.
  7. I would have loved to see how they filled the braking system at the factory. It's hard to envision the workers screwing around with all this plumbing and getting these things out the door. If they had some special equipment for it, I wish I knew what it was . . .
  8. There are plenty if you do a search online. I've used Witch Hunter and RC Engineering. The former is less expensive but has a month long turnaround time. RC turns them quickly - a couple of days. A USPS flat rate box is just the right size for shipping. You'll get a before and after flow & spray pattern report from any of them as well as new O-rings. You will have to remove the throttle body to get at them - anyone can do it. If you need to buy replacement(s) look at them carefully (may need a magnifier) for the manufacturer part number (Denso?) and search for that - you'll likely
  9. Honda also did that with 6th G coil packs, the Denso P/N is common to Civic, CRV, and other models, including Acura.
  10. Two other approaches are EvapoRust / Metal Rescue - both are non-toxic and bind to the rust and hold it in suspension leaving the metal unaffected. I've used it with good success. The downside is that it's not particularly cheap but can be used over and over. The other is vinegar - any mild acid will dissolve rust. I get it a gallon 2-pack of white vinegar at Costco.
  11. When you get the engine out, it would be intetesting to see the front cylinders with the head off and find out what has happened to it. In the video there does seem to be some sort of ticking sound that doesn't seem normal. Someone really had to pound on / abuse that thing to damage it badly in just 15,000 miles.
  12. I've lurked on the XX forum - there are only a few posts daily as the newest of those bikes are closing in on 20 y.o. A telling thing on VFRD is that you rarely if ever see posts from any of the moderators any longer. I guess after 15+ years there's nothing much new under the sun - every mod and farkle has been discussed over and over and there are no new generations to ogle. As the need for repairs rises with age, the nature of the forum changes. Everything has a life cycle and by now VFR's are probably late middle age. Ok by me tho - lots of nice folks on here and it helps keep my inte
  13. Regarding suspension you need to be clear about what you want out of the bike. I had mine done by Jamie, and it transformed the handling to a much more planted, stable platform that gives me more confidence in corners. On the other hand . . . toward that goal the progressive fork springs were removed and linear springs tuned for my weight installed. The result is a rougher ride - you feel expansion joints, rail tracks and other irregularities more and a really rough road can be jarring. It did take some getting used to. I suspect that 3rd gen forks have similar characteristics to 4th gens
  14. Interesting observation. I wonder how much of that might be attributed to one, demographics - the ownership profile of members seems to be well over 40 (and even 50) and maybe we don't tour / ride them as much? and two most of these bikes are well in to or past middle age and like the aging owners, have more aches and pains of their own that need to be fixed.
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