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  1. Great work, thanks for sharing and please keep the updates coming
  2. You can also buy a replacement red plastic connector now on ebay or amazon, places like that
  3. EX500 / Ninja 500. Great starter bike, has enough power to run the highway, typically inexpensive to purchase but will give him what he wants and needs to learn. I rode one 5 years before I bought the VFR, and I rode the heck out of it... including a couple of 13hr 1000+km days. Corbin seat helped with that, as its a narrow bike!
  4. Its just a cheapy i found on ebay, i had seen a few others use it in another thread. Its simple power wire ground wire so yes it should work on any 12v system The bracket that you see it mounted in is made by a forum member, TriumpTraitor... see this thread https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/89043-12v-power-outlet-plug-mountusb-mount/
  5. Yes it will work in a 5g https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/87794-cheaper-gear-indicator-option-for-the-vfr800/
  6. This was noted in the 5th gen forum but the post is now archived https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/87794-cheaper-gear-indicator-option-for-the-vfr800/ I purchased and installed it for my 2002 6-gen and it was easy, relatively cheap (compared to Healtech), and works. It is clearly a replication of the Healtech piece. Got it from the bay, example 173434031141, from seller knightshousestore. About $50 to Canada (I made an offer and got it a few bucks less than advertised). I don't think a full how-to is necessary, but here are a few key things I noted along the way: Unit comes with instruction sheet which appear to be a cut&paste of Healtech GIpro X-type G2 install (GPX-H01). https://healtech-electronics.com/docs/GPX_H01_InstallGuide_en.pdf If you have a SpeedoDRD or SpeedoHealer etc, follow the Healtech directions, bike male plug -> gear indicator -> speedoDRD/healer -> bike female plug. Worked for me. Take off your right side fairing and lift the fuel tank for easy access to the areas you need. [I also removed seat and negative battery cable as I had other wiring to do.] I chose to first attach the gear indicator to the dash... then ran the wiring and cable tied it along the way down to the connection points. I figured this was easiest to ensure I had it positioned where I wanted on the dash, and actually the wiring was the perfect length for the VFR, no real extra to tie up. 2 white plugs connect into bike right below the coolant tank, the 3pin 'natural' (clear-ish) connector, that has an output line from the speed sensor. Very straightforward. The green wire, which is separate from the white plugs, connects to your Yellow/Green (yellow with thin green stripe) wire at your ECU by the instructions. Tracing the wire in the wiring diagram shows it goes into the big grey connector (adjacent to the big blue connector, above your left side rad). I spliced in here with the connector the kit provided. One little silliness was the kit has a loom wrap for all of the wiring down to the speed sensor plugs. Well thats good but the green wire needs to connect much further upline. I of course didnt pay attention to this until after the wires were run and all of my cable ties were in place :) . I simply slit open the cable loom where I needed the wire, and then cut it off and prepared for the connection. Re-wrapped the loom in electrical tape. Follow the learning sequence! Its kinda important (guess how I know?) If you want an easy to install gear indicator, you can't beat it for the price.
  7. Installed mine yesterday as my voltmeter & USB arrived via slow China post... great part made by TT. Install of everything was super easy, spent more time on the wire routing than anything else. (I have since cleaned up the jumble of red/blue on the lower left)
  8. I sent Jamie my forks for him to install his kit and also got one of his rebuilt CBR shocks... worth every penny, and he was great to deal with and for any support after the fact. Also no issues shipping from Canada to him and back. I'd do it again and I'd have full confidence in buying his new product.
  9. Good solution, but any reason not to just dremel out the sides of both openings ("speed holes") a little wider to allow the clearance and have a visual match? Seems to me it may look better than bent plastic. Trying to save up the $ myself for a set for my 6g...
  10. Its a fair point, but the same could be said when I purchased the bike with >40,000km on it...
  11. 1. I dont want to pay $800-1000 CAD... I can literally get a replacement engine for half that if need be, which I doubt will be necessary 2. I don't trust the Honda dealer to do it (the same old story, every time the bike goes in they forget fairing clips, or don't torque something to spec, etc... generally rushed/sloppy work) But when I finally have my garage built next year, I will attempt to do it myself over the winter for peace of mind. It sounds like an involved process, but I've done valves before on 'regular' (non-VTEC) engines, and with space and time I suspect I could do this. Going back to factors 1 & 2, and for those with no workshop (like myself currently), I absolutely get why so many aren't doing this.
  12. Glad you asked... i cleaned and spraypainted mine with high temp bbq paint, i guess i should have looked for chemical resistant or something I havent ridden since the paint peeled a bit into my oil, going to pull the plate and have it powdercoated - but now I'm curious if you think white pc can work? Think i should flush the oil for that bit of paint in it? Sigh...
  13. Measure your springs while you are in there... I also have an 02 with about 40k miles and 2 of the springs were below service limit. Replaced with Barnetts for ~$20
  14. Bam! Thanks to Seb for making these, and David (Switchblade) for sharing when he moved on from the VFR!
  15. I'm in - thank you for all of the time and effort you put into this site, the knowledge and contacts here are priceless.
  16. Hi rhoderage, Thank you for your donation of $25.00. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  17. This kind of stuff is a big part of why I'm so into my VFR - its a 15 y/o bike, and long after Honda moved on the enthusiasts are not only transplanting parts from other bikes on to ours, but actually engineering and creating new parts! Thanks for all the hard work, very awesome, and fun to follow the thread.
  18. I have one as well, and agree... 'set it and forget it'. Great option as it was somewhere around $50 cheaper than the Healtech unit.
  19. I see Thurn is doing these as well. (ebay 301793639300 as example). He notes that he can do the 2014+ VFR`s... someone please send one to Seb, I`d love to see that on the 8-gen!!
  20. I am much more confident in this thread producing a new product that we will actually get our hands on as compared to the new header thread :) Great job, and its damn near Canadian winter now anyway so we have a good 8-9 months to wait
  21. Should be a punch mark on the VIN sticker on the left side of the frame.
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