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  1. Welcome... Even though an 90º V4 sports perfect primary and second balances they still vibrate to some degree and the one thing to eliminate if you feel more vibrations or hear an odd rattle is a loose exhaust system because it will amplify any of those vibrations to an annoying level... tap the pipes with the palm of your hand to test if any bolts points or connections are loose... also check the foot pegs bolts and anything bolted to the foot pegs...
  2. Great book... I had the pleasure to met Julian Ryder Laguna Seca MotoGp... I got to pitch my pet peeve with his V-Force book in which he states without a source that the problem with the RC45 is quote "the engine being too high and too far back in the frame"... funny T.W.O. magazine states "the problem with the RC45 the engine's weight is too far forward"... Mercy where should the RC45 engine rest anyway??? right where HRC learned it would work better than the RC30... 10mm further forward...
  3. Disassemble the spark cap with a screw driver and note any corrosion at the resistor and spring... unscrew the cap from the plug wire and look for broken wires...
  4. Eventually stops is normal... Turning the wheel by hand is not a worry...
  5. Generally speaking in racing the weight difference between a SS (Single Side) and a DS (Double Side) swingarm is not much at all... the real difference comes with a lighter material... Stock RC45 SS aluminum arm 11.7 lbs HRC RC45 SS aluminum arm 11.0 lbs HRC RC45 SS Magnesium arm 7.5 lbs Ducati MotoGp replica D16RR Double sided aluminum arm 11.9 lbs Ducati MotoGp replica D16RR
  6. We know that our gears can't shift smoothly if our clutch is part way engaged... First visually check for clutch plate travel by opening the oil filler and pear inside and note what degree the plates follow the actuation of the lever... Keeping working on it until you note a quick and abundant spread... Here are the steps how to check and eliminate unwanted clutch drag... 1 Place your bike on the center stand... 2 Start engine and establish a steady idle at 212ºF (operating temp)... 3 Squeeze in the clutch lever and shift into first gear... 4 Conti
  7. Excellent response Patrick... you're the VFRfixer as well as ships... so thanks for pointing to the problem... I saved it all in my VTEC file...
  8. VTEC = Vacillating Torque Engine Compartment... Honda car owners love it but it's a polarizing subject for their bike customers... I think Honda learned that their linear V4 power ban is more popular than their engineered bump in the power band for the sake of mileage... My friend Makota San previous job was Chief Engineer Honda R&D who invented Honda's VTEC... he calls VTEC "his baby" and recalls his boss being super skeptical of the idea working at all... Makota San down on cannery row...
  9. I find that exhaust systems cooperate more if first the engine is warmed up...
  10. Strong smell of fuel and no fire suggest no spark... first I'd pull a spark plug cap and insert a spare spark plug to test for spark... also employing a screw to block a vacuum hose still allows air to bleed pass the threads... take an spare O ring to size and cut a section out and insert into the hose to block 100% of the air...
  11. A leak at the insulators will result in *continuous* high idle because on a fuel injection system any air that gets past the throttle bodies the map just adds the corresponding fuel... the result is high uncontrolled idle... After you remove the throttle bodies check the hoses and O rings of the coolant system...
  12. Thanks Lorne... that is great to know... if you ever find photos please PM me...
  13. You're welcome... Peg Blocks are a VFRD exclusive product...
  14. I appreciate the feed back and I'm happy to see you're keeping your knees in the breeze...
  15. Peg Blocks are specially designed using billet 6061 T6 aluminum for the VFR800 years (5th Gen 98 to 01) and (6th Gen 02 on 09) and (8th Gen 14 on up)... they will effectively lower Honda's foot peg 1.5 inches (38mm) from the stock position... PM for more...
  16. Negative... I had stock fairing intakes feeding my home made 47mm horns...
  17. RC45's stock intake horns are there for homologation purposes only and do not directly feed into the airbox only the HRC intakes feed ram air into the airbox...
  18. You're welcome... I've learned the hard way that bigger is not always better... My friend Stephen called long distance from England because he just installed a $900.00 HRC air box on his RC45 and saw 120HP on the dyno... mmmmm... together we wondered about modifying a stock box??? We found that stock RC45 throttle bodies are 46mm but the air box was restricted to 40mm... no problem... I'll bore the air box out to 47mm on the milling machine... I drew up plans for 47mm bell mouth based on the stock 40mm bell mouths and purchased a block of black D
  19. What I learned tuning RC45s is that you can't just open up the back door (HRC exhaust) without a corresponding opening up of the front door (HRC airbox) and pump (HRC engine parts) and expect to enjoy the same wide stock power band... My experience with running the 38mm HRC is that the exhaust pipe diameter is critical on the stock engine... My HRC exhaust was 6 lb lighter but it was on for only a week because it effectively killed the meaty powerband... in fact the original 35mm stock pipes dents and all makes the best over all power because the tube diameter is smal
  20. Hiya Brian... its 1" wide 1/16 thick titanium wrap... https://auto-express.co/products/heat-wrap-titanium-exhaust-1-x-50-roll-header?variant=22856338571349&currency=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&cmp_id=2015834781&adg_id=71889771499&kwd=&device=c&gclid=Cj0KCQiA4feBBhC9ARIsABp_nbXydtnZ5NjsBILH_8adgd8PcLbvIMMh5l3DIpNAgZeznDZWjzg2MfcaAuyFEALw_wcB
  21. Whether stock stainless or full race titanium I always wrap my pipes and I also wrap my RC45 customers pipes to curb the heat that radiates from combustion... [ The amount of corrosion is limited to slight graying of the titanium surface... buffed with grey micro 3M pad the luster of the metal returns...
  22. Jelly is jam with a whole lot of shaking going on like Elvis...
  23. My wife (Bank of Mary / War Dept.} is wise too... New bike is chiefly a product of growing tired of the old bike instead of replacing a worn out bike... Two Wheel Ordeal https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8728/17257358129_ed08516cb1_o.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8784/16821079034_c45d15939c_o.jpg
  24. To handle the rigors of racing Honda's RC45 employs cylinder sleeves made of aluminum power impregnated with Argil alumina and graphite... (note Argil is a composite material of silicon, iron, copper and magnesium) Stock Honda cylinders whether VFR800 or RC45 will meet and exceed our mileage expectations... expect to see over 300K plus miles on 30 grade oil...
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