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About Darrenk

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  • Birthday April 4

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    Columbia, SC
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    2013 VFR1200FD

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  1. Darrenk

    Everyone...how is your bike wired to charge your phone?

    I’ve got a USB outlet installed near the left bar wired directly to the battery.
  2. Are you sure it's not just the side stand switch? I think that would be a more likely failure...
  3. Darrenk

    New old Honda

    I've always had a thing for them too. Kinda like the hatchback of motorcycles; very practical, but not too hard to look at...Besides, a commute on ANY motorcycle is better than a commute in a cage.
  4. Darrenk

    Pedrosa Out and Lorenzo In at HRC for 2019

    I really don’t think the Honda suits JL’s riding style very well, but maybe that’s the point. He is pretty good with bike development, is Honda hoping he can help make the Honda a little easier to ride? Then MM, Crutclow, and others wouldn’t have to ride on the ragged edge to get the results...
  5. Darrenk

    Engine oil recommendations

    In my experience, it’s hard to find 10W30, so I’ve been using Honda HP4S. My dealer stocks it.
  6. Darrenk

    ABS malfunction on 2016 bike.

    That fluid has more than likely been in the bike since it was built in 2010...
  7. Darrenk

    Possible dct issue

    I don’t think you have a transmission problem. The transmission can be a little clunky at low speeds in D mode, but personally, I keep the DCT in SPORT mode for low speed, in town and traffic use because I prefer the more robust engine braking. I really only use D mode for highway speeds. Of course, my fuel mileage isn’t the greatest, but I find it a fair compromise.
  8. Darrenk

    Have fairings changed at all?

    Other than colors, I don’t think that they’ve changed since the bike was introduced in 2010. If I’m wrong, I’ll deny ever answering your question😁
  9. Just replaced my battery after it gave up the ghost. No more blinking ABS light...
  10. I just hope Race Direction doesn't give MM any additional penalties to be imposed at the next race. I've got tickets for Austin and it's always great to see him win in person
  11. What was he thinking? If he had just started from pit lan as he was told, he probably would still have won the race!
  12. Darrenk

    Odd idle RPM's

    No experience with any of your mods, but I imagine an increase in RPMs as the demand on the alternator goes up would be normal, but I don't think such a drastic increase is normal...I agree with Grum; check the wiring of the heated grips.
  13. Darrenk

    7 years old battery?

    It sure looks like the OEM battery. My '13 has the same one...
  14. Darrenk

    Austin MotoGP 2018

    Funny you should ask...I just got the pricing via email today. 3 day General Admission is $89, great grandstand seats $189, and VIP paddock hospitality $999. My wife and I went the past 3 years, and always had a great time. The whole weekend is like an amusement park for motorcycle enthusiasts. Gear vendors selling wares, food and drink for all tastes, and manufacturers giving demo rides; what's not to love? We've always forked over the bucks for pretty good grandstand seats, but I would still love it just getting general admission tickets and walking the circuit. We pretty much did that all weekend anyway except for the GP race on Sunday. There are huge TVs all over the place that give you the roving view of the whole track, so anywhere is good. I would definitely suggest taking the bike as the parking is free and close to the entrance gates. They also have free, secure gear check so you won't have to carry the helmet all day. COA 2018.pdf

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