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  1. 4 hours ago, JimCMA said:


    Thanks for the info! I heard the linked brakes can be "fun" to bleed, but I haven't looked at them yet. I do have the Service Manual. As far as the brakes, I noticed that these are quite a bit more grabby than any other bikes I've owned. Not necessarily a complaint, just something to get used to I guess. I've read that people have de-linked them, but I'll see how they play out.

    Grabby might suggest some tlc is required. I stripped the calipers, new rubbers, fluid etc and fitted stainless hoses. Brakes are excellent now.

  2. Wow, even less mileage than mine, there can't be many more left out there.


    Welcome :beer:


    Although mine hadn't been ridden for several years, I went over her with a fine tooth comb; brakes, suspension, full engine service, new fluids and tyres and some other stuff. If you want to read about it, link is in my sig below.


    Please keep us informed of your progress.

  3. 5 hours ago, Gaz66 said:

    Don't take this the wrong way, but you've joined a 5th Gen forum, your only connection is a VFR rim & swingarm  you've bodged into a Blade frame.

    This forum doesn't exist to get you out the shit when you're clearly stumped in your mash up of a bike.

    You've clearly joined to scrounge parts & swing arm/shock fitting info cos you're way outta your depth.

    Tidy ya garage up ffs, looks like a bombs gone off in a junk yard.


    Does this seem harsh or true?

    Now look at it from our perspective.

    5th Gen.....yes.


    And 6th.


    And 4th.


    And 7th.


    And X models.


    And more. So much more.



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  4. Hi m8, you've posted this in the 7th Gen (VFR1200F) forum.


    It will still be seen but maybe not by enough of the right people.


    As pannier brackets were not standard fit on the 08 VFR, you may also wish to mention the make/model of the racks and perhaps post a picture. :beer:

  5. 6 hours ago, swimmer said:

    Does his flash result in any midreading of the gear indicator in 1 and 2?  


    FWIW Guhl flashed my first 7th Gen.

    Not that I've heard of. Check the FB 1200 group, loads of owners on there have had Stefan flash theirs.

  6. Stefan will setup specifically for your bike, decat, end can whatever. He'll remove the rev limiter in 1st, 2nd (and 3rd in the UK) and 6th, vary cooling fan ON temp, whatever you want. And all remotely. There are dozens and dozens of very happy 1200 riders on FB who have utilised his services but by all means have a go yourself. 

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  7. If you can't find OEM grips then Oxford Products do excellent aftermarket heated grips.


    Have you tried looking at a breakers yard for an OEM centre stand. Not sure if you call them breakers yards over there, but basically crashed bikes sold for spares. Ebay? Just a thought.

  8. Definitely suspension then, transforms the bike.


    If you decide to flash, ditch the Baz bomb. There are aftermarket quickshifters available. I'm considering one as I have a Honda one fitted to my Crossrunner and I love it.


    A m8 of mine tried non-Honda centre stand and it was near impossible to use. The Honda one is best, makes my 1200 the easiest of my 3 bikes to get on the centrestand.

  9. Looks like a lovely, well kept bike, congratulations. 


    You could consider suspension upgrade, ECU flash, crash bungs.....there's loads depending on your wallet and needs and you didn't tell what had already been done.

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