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  1. Hi Baileyrock, Thank you for your donation of 50.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  2. After firing up my 02 for the first time in 3-4 years it sounds like I need to change out my front CCT for the third time at 106k miles. Because I'm old and lazy I will again us my method of removing nothing but the air box. Too lazy to mess with coolant and tiny hoses. lol The rear CCT gets drenched in oil and rarely wears IMO so I won't touch it at all. Ride-on brotha viffers
  3. Check out the classifieds now, I have and Ohlins rear shock and a full set of Race Tech gold valves for your 02 for only $500 plus shipping. Funny I started this thread way back in 06 and it's still a good one.
  4. You know it Larry, thanks for oil your input throughout the years. I actually just fired up my 6th gen last week after 4 years and it still sounds good! Kevin (baileyrock)
  5. Bought my 02 wrecked with 200 miles on it, rebuilt it and rode the crap out of it until 2016.
  6. Baileyrock

    Sunset shot

    That is a nice shot, I've not seen it for years! 2000, 2001 & 2002 Viffers in order.
  7. Hi Baileyrock, Thank you for your donation of 50.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  8. Cool to see this decade old thread still going! Thanks all.
  9. That looks very familiar! Good work! BaileyRock
  10. That's right, you finally got a Real bike to play on!
  11. Underoath87 Did you ever get this swap completed?
  12. Just messing with you anyway, so details are not that important. Where you been man???
  13. David, I think your bike did it from all the Dragon rash on it!
  14. That won't buff out? Glad it wasn't you on the VFR against a dump truck!
  15. There was this one time when I went to look at a 99 VFR. Kind of crapy pictures in the ad and it was way out in the boonies. Once I found the property in question I was instructed to pull up behind and old bard out in the middle of a field several hundred yards from the dirt road :-0 I was a little nervous, but all fear departed when i spotted the VFR behind that said barn. All good and that bike has been my brothers 5th gen for about a decade. BR
  16. That extra length won't hurt and will actually quicken the steering some. Search rear shock change out and slap that XX in there. Might take an hour and you can always go back if you don't like it for some reason. BR
  17. Kris, The XX shock would be an improvement over stock as it's got a 16.9 kg spring if I remember correctly, BUT at your weight if you were to set up the bike properly something in the range of 22-24 KG and at least 1.1kg fork springs would be in the ball park. I think the XX shock is slightly longer then the 6th gen shock as well, so for starters I would slap it in the bike and set sag as best as you can and it would be an improvement over stock, but not the same as setting it up for your weight. Sounds like your not a ripper, so the XX shock would be an improvement over stock. BR
  18. At your weight I wouldn't think a revalve would be needed, but be sure that 99 shock doesn't need to be rebuilt.Pretty sure the F4 Shock had a 14kg spring where the VFR has a 15.3kg Spring. If the VFR spring will fit I would install it. Have you or do you plan on any fork work?
  19. Stock fork springs are .744 like mentioned, not .85. Personally at 135 lbs I would test and measure rider & free sag before any spring change from stock on either end first. I wouldn't think you would need too much of a spring rate increase except maybe the rear at a stock 15.3. Seems like a 17kg or abouts should in the ball park. If you are de-linking the brakes and removing all associated items especially removing the mini rear subframe from the rear of the frame that supports the brake lines and blocks then the 929 shock will work nicely and has the same spring rate as the VFR's 15.3 kg. The F4/F4i forks are shorter, I think on my bike ther was only an inch or so above the top triple clamp. I ran stock F4i clip-ons, but they hit the top of the side fairings at full lock. BR
  20. Another suspension thread back from the dead, Good Stuff! BR
  21. At 180 lbs you would be in the 18-19 kg range if i remember correctly(stock is 15.3 kg). Yes i would try slapping the spring on and installing the shock, then play with the damping adjustments to see if you like the results. Even if you have to max out one or both adjustments it doesn't matter if you like it. Ideal, no, but I'm sure it would be an improvement over stock. I think the F4i shock is around 3/8" shorter then the vtec so you have to make up that amount by shimming under the top mount, may require a longer bolt.Check here http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/index.php/topic/19712-vtec-shock-options/ Thank you! Do you have any idea of where I should look for compatible springs? Are there any OEM springs that would fit the bill? The F4i used a rate of about 14 kg vs a stock VFR rate of 15.3 kg which is soft unless your less then 150 lbs. I found no other Honda spring is stiffer then the VFR except the XX Blackbird at 16.9 kg. Sonic springs offer a good selection on springs. Br
  22. At 180 lbs you would be in the 18-19 kg range if i remember correctly(stock is 15.3 kg). Yes i would try slapping the spring on and installing the shock, then play with the damping adjustments to see if you like the results. Even if you have to max out one or both adjustments it doesn't matter if you like it. Ideal, no, but I'm sure it would be an improvement over stock. I think the F4i shock is around 3/8" shorter then the vtec so you have to make up that amount by shimming under the top mount, may require a longer bolt. Check here http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/index.php/topic/19712-vtec-shock-options/ BR The 929 Only has the same spring rate as the VFR(15.3 kg), no difference in the yellow and the white springs that were on the Erion version of 929. You will have to make up length of the shorter 929 shock by shimming the top mount bracket which may require a longer top frame bolt. BR
  23. I have no experience or knowledge of ELKA myself, I've always used Penske and Ohlins on my bikes. We did have a ELKA group buy years back, the shocks seems very nice from member comments but they (ELKA) had no clue on proper spring rates. If I remember correctly most were shipped with the stock 850lb spring on them. For some reson the suspension industry was littered with faulty spring rate calculators for VFR rears!!! JD was using a bad one as well, but after some discussion he modified his calculator years ago and offers his customers much more accurate rear spring rates as a result.
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