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  1. Alright, so I had brake fluid seeping from SMC and it needed to be rebuild. I have done the rebuild and no more leaks/seeping, but now when I push on rear brake, can hear a slight thumping sound and that disappears after 2nd or 3rd push on rear brake pedal. Is it normal? Maybe just for me, but it was a real pain to install the circlip back into SMC bore, is there a special trick to install and push down on connecting rod, brake piston and circlip — all at the same time? Can the noise be caused if snap ring(circlip) is not seated properly? Thank you for the help and advice.
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    Most miles on a 5th Gen?

    Thanks cogswheel, I am anal about things. But time would tell about 200k. Currently I am after folks who have never touched their valves on 5th Gen to see if I can have some data points with high probability to ease my mind and I won't touch them until winter.
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    New to me 5th Gen VFR

    I'll add premium gas and see what happens, thank you.
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    Most miles on a 5th Gen?

    Recently acquired a 5th Gen with 92K, let's see how long it'll last?
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    New to me 5th Gen VFR

    I really appreciate your advice and input Cogswell. It makes sense, no I have no issues with the bike what so ever, at least I can't tell maybe? I'll do some fluid changes and then ride it to see how many mpg and everything I get and then probably do other maintenance, as you are saying.
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    Brake Bleeding VTEC and 5th Generation

    Thanks for such a helpful post. Going to do it on a 5th Gen. Clutch and front is clear, there's just 1 bleeder on the front and 2 on the rear, nothing else. Is that right? I swear have seen a post by HS for doing it for 6th Gen LBS, not sure if it's same or there's a separate one for 5th Gen?
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    New to me 5th Gen VFR

    Thanks very much Cogswheel, really appreciate it. Can you please hear the audio and see if you can hear anything abnormal?
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    New to me 5th Gen VFR

    Here's the sounds of motor running from different angles/sides of the motorcycle: https://clyp.it/khds4ex1 https://clyp.it/wuyt1osn Anything wrong or abnormal in terms of valves sound?
  9. Recently picked up a 2000/5th Gen VFR with 91.8K miles, have few questions: 1-When I use turn signal switch, signals do come on for left and right, but no indication on the cluster, i-e no light. I can hear relay clicking too. What can be wrong there? Planning to clean and lube the switch assembly. 2-Rear brake is very firm and tight, have to apply a lot of downward force, can I make it bit more soft with some movement? I am going to remove the pads, clean that area, lube things and bleed the brakes. 3-Valves have never been adjusted, should I worry at this point or leave them as-is? If I look at them and they need adjustment, what do I have to order in advance? If I continue to ride like it, can I damage anything? 4-Front brake pads are going to be needed, can I use some of these ebay Kevlar ones for normal street riding? Would appreciate any help and guidance, thank you.
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    30 min fork oil change- On bike

    Don't laugh, I am on lighter side, but with gear and everything I am ~150 lbs. Can I use 10W or 15W? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Maxima-56916-15Wt-Standard-Hydraulic-Fork-Oil-16-Oz-Bottle/162033379499?_trksid=p2050601.c100085.m2372&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35356%26meid%3D5e32eec26ad04b79997e5f706b570d58%26pid%3D100085%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D162033379499%26clkid%3D4736685344832721200&_qi=RTM2247625 I can completely remove the forks, not a big deal. But can oil be drained with the forks on the bike or no? Thanks guys.
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    30 min fork oil change- On bike

    So I am planning to change the fork oil in the next coming weeks. I have a 1996 VFR 750. Is the procedure same or anything is different? Any specialty tools are needed for 4th Gen? Any suggestions for fork oil for regular and normal street riding. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks folks.
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    Oil Fiter Options For The Honda.

    For anyone using Advance Auto Parts, use this coupon: TRT30
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    Oil Fiter Options For The Honda.

    I always buy Oil from Walmart or unless it's on Special/Sale. Are you talking about Purolator Classic or Pure one? I have never seen Pure one at Walmart, only Classic.
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    Oil Fiter Options For The Honda.

    For people who have Advance Auto Parts close to them, PL14610 can be had for less than $5. Buy online using 30% off coupon and pick it up from the store. If anyone has any other cheaper suggestion, I am all ears.
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