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RobF last won the day on December 31 2020

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About RobF

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    Oregon
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    2005 VFR800 ABS

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  1. Pages seem to load much faster now. Thank you, Miguel.
  2. It's looking like I will have a week or two for a big trip in September. Hopefully, the COVID situation will be well under control by then. As a first draft, I'm looking at a rough triangle that connects Eugene, Oregon; Calgary, Alberta; and Cody, Wyoming. Any recommendations for routes, roads, destinations, or accommodations from veterans of the northwest?
  3. Welcome! Love the first post. Excellent project and media. Keep us posted. Although, I gotta say, the story of how this bike came to you -- "squished while stopped at a light" -- will give any motorcyclist the heebie jeebies. Well, this motorcyclist anyway. Regarding: The clutch cover mod is very trick-looking. The resident expert is SEBSPEED, who fabs them in his NY shop, given a cover you provide: https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/82289-my-sebspeed-custom-clear-clutch-cover-experience I woul
  4. Hmmm... not sure why that came through as from "Guest", but I wouldn't want you to think I wasn't good on my word. Anyway, happy new year to all. May your 2021 be filled with joy and prosperity and open roads. Be a hero be the guy who puts VFRD into the black for the year.
  5. Alright, boys. It's the end of the year and I'm filled with wine and good cheer. Let's put VFRD over the top. I'm good for another $25. Anyone care to join me?
  6. I think there are five big issues that are responsible for the past decade being perennially disappointing VFR-wise, a couple of which have already been mentioned: 1. The road bike industry in the U.S. is now fully mature and saturated and has been since somewhere around 2000 or thereabouts. By this I mean: a. the pace of innovation has slowed dramatically since the 70s and 80s b. the ratio of road-ready-motorcycles to people-who-want-motorcycles is also historically high (Compare the innovation distance between a 1986 VFR 750 and a ten-year-ol
  7. Welcome! I think the SH775 R/R works in the 6th gen, so it might be nice to have as a spare. I believe the most common failure modes of the 6th gen R/R tend to be: Under-engineered wiring to the battery OEM serial unit wears out ...so preventative measures often involve upgrading the wiring and/or replacing the stock R/R with a MOSFET like the FH020AA. Speaking of stators, the 6th gen stator does not receive sufficient oil cooling and has a habit of dying, with the mean miles to failure maybe somewhere in the 30K-50K range.
  8. I can't speak directly to your question of whether or not the 6th gen rear sprocket fits the 5th gen, but I would assume it probably does. In either case, folks who want to change sprockets often buy after-market products that will fit a wide variety of bikes: http://sprocketcenter.com I believe the stock sprocket gearing on the 5th gen is 17/43. On the 6th gen, stock is 16/43, so the 6th gen is geared a little lower in this regard, as you noted. I went a step further and dropped mine (-1/+1) to 15/44. This is about an 8% reduction in gearing. On
  9. RobF

    California Coast

    I get that this was taken in California, but I saw this photo and immediately recognized the Oregon coast vibe (rocky, overcast, and cold looking). Also, I knew it was the Pacific Northwest rather than Maine because the ocean was on the left.
  10. Nope. Well, we still have agricultural soil and what have you, but Governor Vic Atiyeh outlawed road grime and chain splatter back in the 80s. It's funny nobody thought of that sooner. Really did the trick. These days everybody's rear wheels and hubs are as spotless as Cogswell's. No reason you couldn't try the same thing in New England. Write your governor.
  11. I am impressed you can man-handle your VFR up onto the carrier by yourself! I find the VFR to be a bit of a pig even in the context of just rocking it back onto its center-stand. Thank you for educating me.
  12. I don't want to hijack your welcome thread, but I am totally curious about this. I looked for videos of people loading full-sized street bikes on one of these hitch carriers, but couldn't find one. Dirt bikes, yes. Street bikes, not really. So, loading and off-loading is a two-person job?
  13. Great bike! Interesting towing setup. I never tow my bike, so I'm not super familiar with the various approaches. How do you load it on/off a rack like that?
  14. Alsea Bridge. Waldport. Lovely bike. Possibly the best looking VFR -- although I'm also partial to the original 86 RWB (maybe that one is more of a WBR?). And a very atypical sunny Thanksgiving weekend at the coast. No doubt the chilly coast range made for a bracing ride. Do you have heated gear or did you just tough it out?
  15. Hi RobF, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
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