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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. Bam! Thanks to Seb for making these, and David (Switchblade) for sharing when he moved on from the VFR!
  5. I'm in - thank you for all of the time and effort you put into this site, the knowledge and contacts here are priceless.
  6. Hi rhoderage, Thank you for your donation of $25.00. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!!
  10. 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
  11. Should be a punch mark on the VIN sticker on the left side of the frame.
  12. rhoderage

    Summer 2015

    A few mods since I bought it...
  13. My '02 VFR was crying for a new taillight that wasn't ugly old amber... here's how I did it. 1. Buy the replacement taillight. I actually bought an OEM '06 unit (smoked lens), it looked good... but I also bought a clear lens aftermarket unit on eBay which looks much better! 2. The '06+ have different turn signal bulb sockets... so your '02 bulb sockets will not fit in the updated taillight. Yes you can probably Dremel it, but make your life easy and buy the two replacement signal bulb sockets from the dealer or online. 3. So we have the taillight, and the turn signal bulb sockets... how do we get the '02 wiring to attach to these? The connectors are different (of course). There are a few threads on here about this, but I didn't see any that detailed it step by step right to the finish - so here goes. The '06+ style socket has two little stake connectors - save yourself a trip to Radio Shack, and go dig out your old computer from your closet. Fine a connector that has similar-sized units and get the connectors out! Personally I can never figure out the little release tabs, so I default back to my Dremel. Straight from the computer... Wires with appropriate-sized stake connectors. Test fit. Heatshrinked, with bullet connectors on one end for ease of install. Will do the same to the actual bike wiring. Didnt have clear silicone on hand, so I used RTV to 'lock' the crimp connectors on. Just fill in the void, it will dry and seal them in place. Success! Get at the tail signal light wiring - cut out the old connectors, and (in my case) use bullet connectors. 4. Insert signal bulb sockets into new taillight, attach bullet connectors. The wires are NOT polarity-sensitive, just hook them up. 5. Ride off into the sun with your updated rear end!
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