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Knight last won the day on April 26 2016

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    1999 VFR800

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  1. Knight

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    Oh no! The flowers are devouring that poor bike! Pretty soon it will be gone forever. I can't bear to watch. Oh the humanity!
  2. The noise at idle: Search this site and youtube for audio of a bad vfr800 cam chain tensioner. Does the sound match what you are hearing? Or record your bike and post a Youtube video here for others to examine. A 2002 needs cam chain tensioners periodically, right around your mileage of 28,000 miles. If that is the problem, it is standard maintenance and it is not the end of the world.
  3. I am sorry to hear about this. Note that many of us have been stranded, and of course are rooting for you. How many miles have you put on since the last repair?
  4. Do I have a browser problem or are there are lot of posts that were there all of a sudden missing? Is this site going to crash again? Man I hope not! I went back to analyze the criticism (directed at me?) of beating a dead horse. The entire context of the conversation seems to be wiped out. So if someone did resolve this and I missed it, I apologize profusely. I do not want to be a "bad participant."
  5. This wording really makes no sense and would otherwise introduce major confusion to someone seeing this for the first time and attempting to understand the theory of these systems. For unresolved definitions we must submit to an authority. Merriam Webster's: alternator: a device that produces electricity (as in the engine of a vehicle) : a generator that produces alternating current generator: something that produces something; especially : a machine that produces electricity stator: a stationary part in a machine in or about which a rotor revolves Reference.com: A motorcycle stator is the stationary part of the alternator. All indications from any authority or technical article that I am able to find, such as: http://www.electrosport.com/technical-resources/technical-articles/motorcycle-stators indicate that the system in the motorcycle that produces the electricity, is in fact an alternator. Pretty cut and dry. Just a google away...?
  6. View File 5th Gen PCII & PCIII maps Some of these I pulled from the Power Commander site. For the files that are corrupt on that site I searched the net and found the missing files on some old plain .html personal blogs such as: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stu.tyrrell/PowerCommanderMaps.htm Note that some of the PCII files have modified ignition. Make sure and critically analyze any map before implementing it! I have nothing to do with these maps except that I searched for them and posted them here. - Knight Submitter Knight Submitted 05/12/2016 Category Power Commander Maps  
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    Some of these I pulled from the Power Commander site. For the files that are corrupt on that site I searched the net and found the missing files on some old plain .html personal blogs such as: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stu.tyrrell/PowerCommanderMaps.htm Note that some of the PCII files have modified ignition. Make sure and critically analyze any map before implementing it! I have nothing to do with these maps except that I searched for them and posted them here. - Knight
  8. Knight

    MTH

    VFR look out for those rain clouds! Ride! Ride like the wind!
  9. Knight

    Arizona

    Ridiculously cool photos.
  10. Hi found the culprit at last. The new stator was bad so i had my old one rewound and it works 100% ever with the old R/R. The new stator didn't give enough amps thru to charge when the lights was onSent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk Wow that's crazy that a new VFR stator was bad!
  11. Great post! It is cool to hear that you enjoyed the VFR so much more than the BMW. I found post #95 regarding idle, and I found some info that the bike tachometer might read too low. If you can borrow a tachometer or a Power Commander you can check the bike tachometer's accuracy. You will want to tune the starter valves which involves setting the idle. This procedure sets the idle vacuum for 3 of the 4 cylinders. It requires a 4-column manometer or 4 separate gauges. This procedure assures the smoothest idle and throttle response. Also, check the cold idle RPM and temperature against the manual to make sure the wax idle unit is warming the bike up properly. Great news on finding a VFR friend. I don't know, I had a strong feeling there was someone right around you. Weird huh? I wonder if your new friend is on this forum? If not maybe he'll join! I love paper manuals myself, so I picked up a used factory service manual on ebay and a Honda Common Service manual at HelmInc. The Common Service manual is general talk about Honda systems. I think it is very cool, but it is not bike specific.
  12. Others have to chime in with specific help. Do you have the factory service manual? It is available in the download section. Any members here near you? Note that a fuse blowing always means a massive current flowed through the circuit. They never pop randomly but there is always a reason. You have hit on something key and I think this is why used VFRs are reasonably priced despite being a superstars: It is an extraordinarily labor intensive bike. A lot of these VFR owners work on their own bikes. I rely on mechanics. I fix computer systems all day long, so working on my bike would probably kill me. Do not put yourself down. You don't have to be a mechanic. The motorcycle fills different roles for different people. Some love tinkering but some, like me just want to turn the key and ride. I enjoy reading the Keith Code books, magazines, studying riding, then applying the lessons on the street. Someone else can fix it. You should understand that given your bike's age, several electrical components will need attention. Someone Honda certified or who knows VFRs should proactively clean and inspect all of the switches, wiring, and connections. When the electrical is maintained, the bike will go many miles. As you can see from your CBR, good maintenance is extremely valuable. It is just that 7-10 years of age have corroded a lot of the switches and connectors, so they run hotter, and will cause problems if not inspected, and cleaned or repaired. While Honda takes a lot of criticism, I think problems are pretty universal and due to poor maintenance. The other option is trading up to a newer bike. Also, inline 4's, and certain naked models can be much easier to maintain. But nothing truly compares to the VFR for overall fun, comfort, and performance. I am rooting for you to find a solution.
  13. Yes, because he does not own nor know how to use a SHORT DETECTOR which would tell HIM where the problem lies. This guy will never find anything. The old "wholesale swap" is used by such people. The good news is you seem to have a link of the fan fuse and the fan. That's the same circuit. It is not like he has to check the entire bike yet. If you can inspect the fan wiring, perhaps you may find a damaged section, obvious bare wire or burnt area? An area near a previous repair which may have gotten nicked in the process? Hopefully he didn't just reconnect a melted connector to the fan, did he?
  14. Wonderful picture. I love how you caught the other rider coming by.
  15. Views like this make me second guess my purchase of an 800.
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