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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. Dustin

    Battery: YTZ14s vs YTZ12s?

    I have a 14 and feel that the additional CCA have provided some cold starting benefit. Mostly only when it's really cold, I think.
  2. Dustin

    Fi cold starting

    Absolutely true. Cold starting in cold temperatures with premium fuel is significantly more difficult for my '02
  3. Dustin

    Questionable tire condition

    That thing was done 1000 miles ago. If all things on the bike are normal, that kind of wear could perhaps be attributed to the fact that we here in North America spend more time on the left side of the tire over its life.
  4. Dustin

    Gas mileage on a 98 5th gen

    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.
  5. Dustin

    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!
  6. Dustin

    Tires again !!

    That's Celsius, thankfully. No car, haven't had one in 10 years and you don't really need it out here in Vancouver, we have very mild winters so you can ride all year round! We do get the occasional freeze or dump of snow but some years I don't even have to park the bike for a day!
  7. Dustin

    Tires again !!

    It's down below 0* now so I've lowered the pressures on my S21 down to 30/36 to compensate. They're very skittish with high pressures on cold pavement. However, with the right pressures, these work well in the cold for a hypersport tire.
  8. Dustin

    Cyclops LED

    Speaks well for the longevity! I'm very curious about them now!
  9. Dustin

    Cyclops LED

    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
  10. Dustin

    Cyclops LED

    Great info, thanks Terry
  11. Dustin

    Cyclops LED

    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.
  12. Dustin

    5th Gen vs 6th Gen VFR800

    If you're comparing to the 5th gen, I like my 6th gen for the: - Excellent quad headlights - Quiet low speed/low rpm operation - Hard luggage - The styling - The delightful undertail exhaust - The VTEC howl There are technical changes that I suppose could be appreciated but that's neither here nor there. Both bikes are tremendous.
  13. Dustin

    Winter glove recommendations

    I have been using Five WFX series of gloves for winter duty for about 5 years. They have been performing very well for me without using heated grips for my winter commuting down to -10C Personally, it's always the top of the hand and especially fingers that suffer so heated grips never really did much for me.
  14. Dustin

    Tires!

    I've always wanted to try the RoadAttacks. The only Contis I've tried were the ContiMotion, which sucked.
  15. Dustin

    Tires again !!

    My S21 rear states maximum 508 lbs at 42 PSI cold. If you consider my 550 lb bike, 200 lb me with gear and 20 lbs of luggage, that's 770 lbs going down the road. If you factor a static 50/50 weight distribution, that's still 385 lbs on the rear tire without any forces acting on it. Even shifting 15% to the rear through acceleration would bring you close to the maximum. Maybe I'm mistaken but the recommendation of 36F/42R seems very reasonable for regular, every day street use.
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