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  1. I just read recently that a Fireblade update is coming. A new type of VTEC much more complicated than the 6th/8th gen version. https://www.cycleworld.com/is-honda-developing-vtec-superbike The pertinent part is on page 3: Me personally, I'm not interested in inline 4's. I have my 7th gen and I am happy with it. But I will still find another 5th gen once the kids are out of the house.
  2. Both the R/R and the stator. Man, that stator was toast!
  3. I think you may find that the 5th gen VFR (98-01) to be a very different feeling bike compared to the 6th gen (02-09). I did not like my '07 either but I still miss my '99. Anyone who restores and rescues a machine is OK in my book! Welcome to the site and post some pictures of your progress once you start!
  4. If you use your phone as a GPS and are touring, they are not a distraction but a nice accessory. Coupled with a Sena, you could listen to music or use voice commands to call for help in the event of an accident. To the OP, RAM mount in the steering head is a pretty convenient place IMO.
  5. I swear that looks like my cousins old house! Is this south of Dayton? It was pretty miserable around here the week of the 4th, hope your trip was great nevertheless!
  6. Wow! That could just as easily be me & my bike in that picture! Well, except for the great lean angle. And the high gloss shine. And the rider being trim and in shape. But besides that, we're exactly the same!
  7. marriedman

    Day out after a wash

    Damn... that is one beautiful bike! The forks, rearsets and Staintune? You've got it all!
  8. I didn't re-read the entire thread, but I am pretty sure that Larry's bike is a RC45 and not a 5th gen. So the swingarms would not be swappable. Just my best guess.
  9. That was a big concern of mine in the beginning. The whole reason I started looking at other bikes years ago was because of the inherent buzziness of the inline 4. I sure as heck didn't want that on my VFR, so I went with the BLS blocks. The V4 design is inherently smoother so it wasn't really an issue but I wanted to be sure. After I bought my 6th gen and it had the MRA version of the adjustables with a teeny tiny thin strip of rubber I realized it made very little difference whether I rode with my boots or just regular shoes. On my 7th gen, I just went with the Buells since they were cheap and gave me the clearance. The i The knurling on the Buell footbegs is not very aggressive: I would bet the the toe of the shoe would receive more wear from shifting than the sole from the pegs.
  10. Just to clarify or expand on my previous post, I bought the BLS blocks for my 5th gen and loved them! My 6th gen came with the adjustable pegs. I would have bought a pair of blocks for my 7th gen, but no one ever visited BLS for him to make some. That left the Buel footpegs. *edited once I made it to a computer to be more descriptive.
  11. I had the MRA version of those footpegs on my 6th gen. Hated them. While the ability to adjust them was nice, the fact is that they moved your foot out away from center. So when shifting gears or braking, you would have to point your toes towards the inside. Several missed shifts occurred because of that. I have the Buell footpegs on my 7th gen and love them. Here is the original post about the Buell footpegs I used: I think $45 is about what I spent too. <edit> Found them online: https://shop.newcastlehd.com/part/n05201ad - left https://shop.newcastlehd.com/part/n05211ad - right
  12. I had the MRA version of those footpegs on my 6th gen. Hated them. While the ability to adjust them was nice, the fact is that they moved your foot out away from center. So when shifting gears or braking, you would have to point your toes towards the inside. Several missed shifts occurred because of that. I have the Buell footpegs on my 7th gen and love them. Here is the original post about the Buell footpegs I used: I think $45 is about what I spent too.
  13. marriedman

    DSCF3879

    It's like a V4orgy!
  14. I think it is an totally fair price. The only reason I haven't bought one yet is because of the kids school expense. I can't see the pictures you posted, but I saw nothing wrong with the most recent design.
  15. marriedman

    had a puncture

    Well thank goodness the flat happened in such a serene spot and not on a major highway!
  16. marriedman

    Finely aged

    A true milestone Randy! Congrats and keep the shiny side up for the next 200K.
  17. marriedman

    IMAG0323.jpg

    This really is cool as can be. Do you have any pictures of the process?
  18. I'm so glad you said that, my wife is literally sitting next to me and that is a nice little factoid to share with her to help win her over to giving me permission to buy the ECC!
  19. Dude, how?! Downhill with a tailwind?!
  20. View File 98-01 Honda VFR Service Manual | Optimized & Bookmarked This is the same manual that is already available here on VFRD. I have been using this so much lately that I went ahead and made it a little more useful for myself. I assumed that some other members might like to have it as well. Combined both files into one. Optimized the file size so that it is only 60 MB. Ran OCR text recognition to enable text searches on the entire book. Rotated pages that had landscape page diagram for ease of viewing. Created bookmarks for each chapter & sub-chapters. I figured this was the least I could do to contribute since I am getting so much help from this forum. Submitter marriedman Submitted 07/20/2012 Category Owners Manuals and other  
  21. marriedman

    Alana

    Shit, even better! My girls are only 10 & 13 and they are showing zero interest as well. Well, except for washing the bike (which is kind cool.)
  22. marriedman

    Alana

    Lucky man, wish my wife was the least bit interested in motorcycles.
  23. Woah... how in the world did I ever miss this thread?! Can't wait to see more.
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