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Havagan last won the day on May 19 2018

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About Havagan

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    Tampa, Florida
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    2002 VFR800
    2012 Ducati 848 SE

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  1. I lightly greased mine just and haven't had any issues.
  2. Ditto. SR1 for the track and Arai Signet for the street.
  3. I have the SR1 -- great helmet and the SR2 should be just as good.
  4. Install a volt meter for peace of mind -- watching your voltage while riding can help identify problems you wouldn't see just sitting in your garage like a loose/dodgy connection.
  5. For perspective, here are the things I've had to do for my 6th gen VFR (and its only average for mileage) beyond chains, brake pads, and fluids. * Front brake rotors, steering head bearings, fuel pressure regulator, and cleaned fuel injectors at 60,000 miles (96k km). * Front wheel bearings at 68,000 miles (109k km). * Stator and r/r at 70,000 miles (112k km). * Cam chain tensioner at 80,000 miles (128k km). You're good for a bit.
  6. You have to pry off the axle collar if there is any kind of corrosion/crud before you can get that axle out. Check out this video at 4:39 in -- its basically how I had to do mine, with two large flat bladed screwdrivers as pry bars.
  7. No, I sold the 900SS about a year ago. Got the big twin itch again and sold the FZ1 to make room for this one. Total cream puff with 8K miles and in perfect condition beyond the spooged windscreen.
  8. I run S21's and never had any grip issues with them. I had a problem with Q3's (splitting) and never went back to Dunlop -- can't comment on Q3+ or Q4.
  9. They're awesome. Used them at my last track day and they stuck like glue and wore well. Even the tire guy at the track (a Pirelli fan boy) likes the S21.
  10. I haven't posted in a while, but guess what I'm doing today... http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/index.php/topic/29737-how-to-replace-30amp-fuse-wires/
  11. I used some JB Qwik Weld to add material to the surface of the lever where it meets the switch. One option should you need it later on. ;)
  12. You're too kind. I feel really lazy about the LEDs because I'm still not finished with them. Too busy installing the volt meter and tearing down the Ducati carbs (AGAIN!)
  13. Even I don't have that horrible of taste in furniture. That's a place mat that I use to keep from scratching the kitchen table! Yeah, I have no idea what I'm doing. I spent a lot of time reading and bugging a knowledgeable friend to come help me out. I had to feed him but it was worth it.
  14. I finally got around to building a circuit for my radar detector alert LEDs. The original circuit design was based on the Escort's "Smart Cord" and drives only a single LED. I found that that circuit didn't provide enough voltage to drive 8 5mm 3.2V LEDs at full brightness so a new circuit design was in order. The original circuit used a constant 5V power source and a second line that produced voltage spikes to trigger a 3N2904 transistor that powered the LED on. The new circuit uses 12V to power the LEDs with ground running through a 3N2904 transistor. There is a second 3N2904 that is powered by the 5V line and triggered by the second line that produces voltage spikes. I currently have the LEDs wired into the bike and connected to the radar via the 3.5mm mono audio jack on the x50 -- since I didn't want to have to rewire the LEDs I simply wired a female 3.5mm mono audio jack into the circuit so I can just plug the existing LEDs into my new circuit. Circuit Diagram: Circuit Mock-Up: Video of the Mock-Up In Action: So it looks like I've got the circuit working... now I just have to package it up nicely and get it installed on the bike. (But not until after my NC trip this coming weekend.) Paul
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