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About MarkDetroit

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    2006 VFR800 - a black beauty
    2002 CB900F
    2001 VFR - Sold - off to a home in Canada

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  1. MarkDetroit

    Cold start rpm low....in Hawaii ?

    TurdFerguson - If you search you'll find a lot of posts on the flapper, snorkel, PAIR mods. I've made these mods on other bikes I've owned with no ill effects. When I did the same for my 2006 VFR it ran rough especially right off idle. After a week I put it back to stock. Smoothed it right out. No more off idle stumbles. I also had the insufficient cold idle speed problem. The PO had just upped the rpm's with the idle knob but that made the idle when warm like 1600 rpm. I set the warm idle back to 1200 and adjusted the wax unit setting. As I recall it only took about one turn of the adjusting knob to give a decent cold idle speed. A lot of folks say you never need to, and should never, adust the wax unit. And that's probably true if it was adjusted right initially... YMMV Good luck
  2. MarkDetroit

    Charging system voltage?

    Voltage output at idle is never very impressive. Is this like 1300 RPM? What's it like above idle - like 3000 and above? How many miles on your bike?
  3. MarkDetroit

    Connector gets hot!

    You've got a great looking RWB! I don't know how many miles there on it but just one toasty looking fuse holder does not mean you need a new R/R! If it were my decision I'd change out the fuse holder, check and upgrade a few connectors and grounds and add an easy way to check voltage. The original OEM R/R should be good for well more than 35k+ miles with normal bike maintenance & monitoring. Good Luck!
  4. MarkDetroit

    Connector gets hot!

    I just checked and I used a 12 awg wire 30A fuse holder when I did mine 5 years ago and it has held up well. A 10 awg will be ok too. You are right - most of the electrical issues were resolved starting with the 2006 models and adding the VFRness is an over-kill, (IMO). Cleaning contacts & improving the grounds made a huge difference for my 2006.
  5. MarkDetroit

    Connector gets hot!

    Change it out with a new 30A fuse holder. You won't be successfull if you just try and clean the contacts. I'm surprised it's lasted this long. Likely other grounds and connections need maintenance also.
  6. MarkDetroit

    Engine stalling after warm-up

    Bummer to have a bike new to you have such problems. Do you know the maintenance history of your bike? If you are not certain then there will be a bunch of things to check out. You say the bike is running rich - or at least smells that way. That by itself is not normal. Have you looked at the air filter to see if there have been mice building a home in there? This is not uncommon at all. If the bike hasn't been well cared and sat unused for a long period of time then the fuel system should be looked at carefully. Is there any evidence of corrosion in the tank? Do you know what modifications were done by the past owners? I'd check those things over carefully to see if they were done right. Good Luck
  7. MarkDetroit

    My Bike

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    My Bike

    2006 VFR
  9. MarkDetroit

    Chain replacement results

    Standard 6th gen chain is 110 links (count to make sure that's what you got). And sprockets F/R are 16/43 (OEM front preferred IMO). You may be judging the wear indicator incorrectly... (I really don't use that indicator for rear sprocket position at all - too subjective.) And your measurement of play may be off. (I'd suggest to adjust to the high end). Likely the chain is ok and if there are no tight spots and if it is not over tight - you are good to go.
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  11. MarkDetroit

    Vtec electrical problems info post

    A bad stand switch won't cause the clock to reset... Check all connections and grounds as suggested but also get the harness recall done!
  12. MarkDetroit

    Oil Cooler Upgrade. Effectiveness Q's

    So you need a thermostat to let the engine run at a reasonable and stable internal temperature. Hopefully you didn't just remove the thermostat. The dash panel, that is now gone, displayed the internal engine temp and not the temp that turns on the fan. They are separate and operate independently. The fan & switch are a simple relationship. There should be no real reason to add a switch unless it is running too hot and you want to run the fan more frequently. If i recall correctly, the thermocouple (switch) that turns on the fan is, or was, in the left radiator. You should still use it, but not to control the "engine operating temp". That has to be controlled by the thermostat.
  13. MarkDetroit

    Oil change 6th gen

    Zip TiesRollin +1 0n the Zip Ties. A much more user friendly arrangement! Mark
  14. MarkDetroit

    5th gen "coil on plug" setup.

    Yes. Just need to set the starter valves now. Great job with this! And the videos are top notch also! Mark
  15. MarkDetroit

    VFR800Fi Owners Manual

    Thanks for providing this. I just bought a 2001 and it had no manuals. This is great! Mark

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