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Dustin last won the day on March 4 2014

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About Dustin

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    Maple Ridge, BC
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    2002 Honda VFR800 VTEC

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  1. $60 off a set of T31 eh? That's very nice! Thanks for sharing
  2. Dustin

    Would this MPG worry anyone here?

    It does seem awfully low. Even in the depths of winter with shit fuel and stop & go traffic, the absolute worst I see is around 34 MPG US. Usually I'm between 38 and 44 MPG US. This is a bone-stock '02 with 120,000 km.
  3. Dustin

    Grips issue

    I'm surprised to see them wearing so quickly seeing as how my 6th gen OEM grips are still in good shape after 120,000 km. All my Hondas have always had very durable OEM grips. Maybe they have changed their formulation...
  4. Dustin

    Lower Mainland Fraser Valley Riders

    I'm available for day rides on Mondays and Wednesdays usually.
  5. Dustin

    Tires again !!

    I have used the 023s before as well and found them very competent tires. That said, the T30 was a massive step up in performance and the T30 EVO another step up again.
  6. Dustin

    Tires again !!

    Those tires were first released in 2010 so I would be curious to know what the date code on your 023s were. Bridgestone still makes & sells them today as a budget, long-life touring tire so that tells you everything you need to know.
  7. Dustin

    Forks Loose?

    FWIW, my All Balls steering head bearings are still tight and smooth after 70,000 km. I'm not sure if the OEM bearings would last 140,000 km.
  8. Dustin

    Completion of my tail swap

    I like it! I bet it would look awesome with a full stealth paint job, full black.
  9. I assume you mean Denali, right? I've been running a pair of their DM1 spotlights for 5 years now and have nothing bad to say whatsoever.
  10. I replaced my stator & reg/rec at 105,000 km (65,000 miles). As far as I can tell based on the service records from the original owner, that's the first time. The stator was fried but the RR may not have been. I opted to chang both with a Rick's unit and kept the old RR as a spare. Currently 10,700 km (6650 miles) on the set and all is rosy. We'll see how long they last. I tried to find an OEM stator from the local Honda dealer but they said that they were unavailable in Canada now.
  11. Dustin

    I guess it doesn't like the cold...

    You should certainly consider a new battery as mentioned above. Regarding the throttle freezing: lubricate your cables with oil to push out all the moisture. Also consider lubricating your ignition with some graphite powder to prevent that from freezing up. If you are running a 10w oil, consider switching to 5 or even 0 for the cold weather, it makes a huge difference in cold starts. Also, my bike personally hates cold weather starting with 91 octane (95-96 RON for you) and is much happier with 87 (91-92 RON). When these things are taken care of, your bike should be relatively happy starting in cold temperatures. I regularly leave work in the winter at -10°C and have gone through all these pains before so I've learned the hard way. :)
  12. Just wanted to give y'all a heads up that Bridgestone has their spring rebate up for Canada & the USA. $25 per tire, maximum of 4 tires on the following: Battlax Hypersport S21 Battlecruise H50 Battlax Sport Touring T31 Battlax Adventure A41 Battlecross Go to http://www.bridgestonerewards.com and look for the offer there or use reward code MOTOCAN1801 or MOTOUS1801. Claim form PDFs below. CAN: https://itagroup.hs.llnwd.net/o40/BridgestoneBOSS/PromoPDF/MOTOCAN1801.pdf USA: https://itagroup.hs.llnwd.net/o40/BridgestoneBOSS/PromoPDF/MOTOUS1801.pdf
  13. Dustin

    Oh no - not another scenery stop in this forsaken place...

    I'm quite sure I've been there on a trip in California! It looks awfully familiar; can you pinpoint exactly where this photo was taken?
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