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About HighSideNZ

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    World Superbike Racer
  • Birthday November 23

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    Auckland, New Zealand
  • In My Garage:
    2010 VFR800 with a 136RWHP 5th Gen 825cc engine, RC45 based cam profiles and pipes, ported heads etc

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  1. HighSideNZ

    Standard rear suspension droop

    Great. Thank you all.
  2. HighSideNZ

    Standard rear suspension droop

    Thanks AJS Yes I was wanting it exactly as shown in the image, on the centre stand with the wheel free. I've already altered the geometry and I had this written down but seem to have lost it. Great and thanks Phil
  3. HighSideNZ

    Standard rear suspension droop

    Hi Urbanengineer Any update on this? Cheers Phil
  4. Hi all Can someone do me a small favour and measure the standard rear suspension droop with a 6th Gen on the centre stand. The dimension outlined in this image. I need the distance from the centre of the axle to the centre of the rear hole on the pillion peg mount. Thanks Phil
  5. Urbanengineer what you forgot to mention is that people racing are replacing chains very regularly and do very few miles compared to a road rider. After working the the industry for too long to remember, I would advise anyone changing a chain or sprockets to do both at the same time.
  6. I went from PR4s to Metzeler M7 RR and love them.
  7. HighSideNZ

    Shorter than OEM windshield

    I cut down a Givi touring screen as well and at 6' 1" I've found it has made quite a good change to noise level.
  8. HighSideNZ

    Sanding down VTEC Lifters? $34 a Bucket? What!?

    I'd be doing a compression test on this to make sure everything is OK. Also recheck your cam timing.
  9. HighSideNZ

    Sanding down VTEC Lifters? $34 a Bucket? What!?

    Sorry but back to the VTec buckets. In all cases you need to measure the bucket with a micrometer and make sure the size etched on it is correct. Someone may have already lapped them down so they may not be the marked measurement. You are only talking about a few thousandths of an inch. No machine shop is going to do anything for you. As I said earlier, 800 grit wet and dry on a glass plate and lap them down in a figure 8 pattern whilst keeping the surface wet with water and a bit if dish washing detergent. Keep measuring with your micrometer until you've removed the amount necessary to give the correct clearance.
  10. HighSideNZ

    Chinese silicone hose sets?

    I agree that they do loosen off but what I found was that they continually loosened off after a heating cycle. EG: Tight with no pressure drop over night. Go for a ride and reach temperature and possibly sit in traffic and get a high temp. Next day pressure test and there are leaks. Sorry from where I sit I'll stick with rubber.
  11. HighSideNZ

    5th & 6th VFR 800 Header build

    Don't forget the 8th Gen front pipes go wide around the lower radiator fan so as a completely different shape to the 5th/6th Gen. Also, as I found when making up my own pipes from a set of RC45 ones, the rear headers need more room for the 6th/8th Gen cam chain tensioner as it sticks out a fair bit from the rear of the head.
  12. HighSideNZ

    Pro evo shift kit?

    Don't forget there are exchange rate differences between AU$, US$ and NZ$ $75 in our currency is a shit load less in US$
  13. HighSideNZ

    Chinese silicone hose sets?

    I agree that the hoses looked really good. Just check the branch on the bottom hose. My one had a very restricted hole between the branch and the main hose. The clamps are all BS standard marked and were really smooth in operation so yes they are high quality. Good luck.
  14. HighSideNZ

    Sanding down VTEC Lifters? $34 a Bucket? What!?

    I would go with the Wet and Dry on a glass plate and lap the top of the bucket down until you get the correct thickness. Check your initial measurements again and did you use the "locking" pins to lock the VTec buckets to the followers. Part number: 07XMZ-MCEA100 Without the locking pins the VTec valves are always going to be tight. Check the factory manual for the 6th Gen
  15. HighSideNZ

    Pro evo shift kit?

    I've got a Sigma slipper clutch in mine, as well as the shift kit and both are great. I do not believe either are going to help with the clunky shift. Oil is the main culprit to this. If it hold on to the clutch plates then the gear change is going to clunk. Try different oils until you find one that doesn't do it so bad. Down here I'm using Penrite 10W-40 Synthetic PAO Ester and so far that is the best I've found.
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