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RobF

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About RobF

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    Factory Team Rider

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    Oregon
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    2005 VFR800 ABS

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  1. A similar discussion with a tip from MaxSwell on how you might straighten the levers: https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/88276-is-my-brake-pedal-bent/
  2. Hi RobF, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  3. RobF

    Sweet 86

    Aw man, I coveted that bike! I was in high-school when it came out. I can't remember what they cost at the time. $6K or $7K US? It might as well have been a million dollars as far as I was concerned. Only God could own a bike that perfect. I'm sure that bike is a large part of why I own a VFR today.
  4. I'm in my fifties and I've never owned a new vehicle in my life, so I would be inclined toward a used bike just as a matter of practical frugality. There are just so many great used bikes on the market. If I had a friend who was looking for a first bike and he didn't have a strong preference on mission type (i.e. *definitely* a cruiser, or *definitely* a sport bike, etc), my first draft answer would be: Suzuki SV650.
  5. RobF

    Old Tires

    If it were my bike, I would without a doubt replace the tires. As rubber ages it dries and stiffens, which reduces how well it adheres to the road surface. Old tires on an otherwise highly competent vehicle were implicated in the car crash that killed Paul Walker: https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-xpm-2014-mar-26-la-me-ln-paul-walker-porsche-outdated-tires-crash-20140326-story.html Most of the awesome things that a VFR does (cornering, accelerating, braking) are mediated by a couple dozen square inches of contact patch. The performance of the bike is limited by the performance of those contact patches.
  6. I have a 2005 that I purchased used. I suspect that it probably spent at least a few years garaged and unridden. The notion that old fuel thickens and clogs the perforations or that the old seals fail just makes sense to me, so I'm inclined to pull the injectors and have them serviced. At the same time, I've also read that having the fuel injectors serviced is a form of performance voodoo. To my mind, the strongest argument in favor of the "voodoo" analysis is that inspecting the fuel injectors is not mentioned anywhere in the Honda maintenance schedule. Why would having the injectors inspected and/or serviced be omitted from the maintenance schedule?
  7. Hi RobF, Thank you for your donation of $25.00. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  8. RobF

    Crater Lake

    The jewel of Oregon.
  9. RobF

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    The bike and the road are competing for top billing in this photo. I think I might have to give the nod to the road. It's like some Hollywood fantasy version of a road: swooping bends, immaculate surface, bold white lines left right and center, and everything landscaped in rolling hills of lush grass. Where are the pot-holes, gravel, tar lines, discarded syringes, and crumbling shoulders? I don't think I've ever seen a road like that in my life, except maybe the driveway at some yuppy golf-course or winery. I need to find out where this place is and move there.
  10. Hi RobF, Thank you for your donation of $50.00. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  11. ...and The Dude abides. Seb, I couldn't help but notice the post counter under your avatar: ...so I've been meaning to ask: 1. Is that a real post count for you, or was there some weird server restore back in the day that resulted in a large archive of posts being assigned to you? 2. If genuine, how does one accumulate more than 23,000 posts? I think of myself as an active member of the board, but at my current post rate of approximately one post per week it would take me [...does some math...] 450 years to rack up that many posts. I don't think I'm going to get there. Or, if I resolved to achieve that milestone sooner, it would take better than six posts every single day for ten straight years without interruption. Is there a story there?
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