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Dustin

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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. I ran a Shorai on my 919 and it was fine for everything but cold weather starts (below freezing). That said, it always cranked the bike eventually and never left me stranded. Because I work evenings and spend 4 months of the year starting the bike in cold weather, I opted to stick to AGM.
  2. They do make different sizes of foam ear plugs. My partner has tiny ear canals and can't wear the ones I wear but we got her some wee little ones which are comfortable.
  3. Dustin

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    Absolutely tremendous. What a beautiful place.
  4. Dustin

    Tires on sale??

    That's definitely part of the Bridgestone DNA. Very stiff construction. I really like them on my VFR and have used a lot of Bridgestones on this bike but they don't always work for every bike I've used them on. Bridgestone has come a long way over the last 10 years as well.
  5. FWIW, my 6th gen is very similar during the cold and wet months with mixed city and highway commuting. In summer when doing mostly longer rides away from cities, I see 40-44.
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    Tires on sale??

    Yeah, I expect a rebate program from the usual suspects in Spring 2019. I'm going to wait for Bridgestone's and pick up a set of S22s!
  7. Speaks well for the longevity! I'm very curious about them now!
  8. Terry, roughly how much many miles would you guess you've put on those LED bulbs? You mentioned 2 years but that could mean 5000 miles or 50,000
  9. I use Philips Xtreme Vision bulbs for both low and high beam as well as Denali auxiliary spotlights attached to the mirror mounts to supplement. It works very well. I have considered the Cyclops bulbs but I am not convinced that LED drop-ins will match the beam pattern of normal halogens in the stock housing. They may be brighter but I really care more about the 'quality' of the light. Also, I don't really want the big, bulky fans and coolers as well as the extra electronics taking up space.
  10. 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?
  11. Hi Dustin, Thank you for your donation of $10.00. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  12. Same basic engine, same filter. That list will apply to your bike. OEM part numbers for the filter are 15410-MFJ-D01 for both the 2002 and the 2014, for example.
  13. I recently purchased and installed a pair of Philips 7443 Intense Red Vision LED Stop/Tail lights. These are OEM replacements for 7443 bulbs and are not touted as bigger or brighter but have a 12 year life guarantee, consume less power and offer the 'instant on' of LED lights. I was curious about these so I decided to order a pair and give them a try. It just so happened that one of my brake lights burnt out the day I received them! So there's not much to say -- they are just bulbs after all. However, my observations are this: - The instant-on aspect of the brake lights is quite a bit more dramatic than I expected. It's amazing how much 'delay' there is with an incandescent bulb. I think it functions well as an attention grabber. - I feel that the running light aspect is maybe a little bit dimmer than the incandescent but the brake lights are as bright or brighter - The LEDs are red and shine through a red lens which I feel produces a more intense colour. I guess redder is better? :) Here's some photos of the bulbs in action. I didn't snap any of the incandescent bulbs as a comparison. Doh! These are all shot with the same f/stop, ISO and exposure time for an equal comparison. Running lights from a distance Running lights close up Brake lights close up I like 'em and would probably buy them again if I ever had to. It's nice to see some quality, well engineered LED products coming out on the market now.
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