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About Artfulkatana

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    Oak Harbor
  • In My Garage:
    2010 VFR1200
    1981 CB750F SS
    1985 VF500F Interceptor

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  1. Artfulkatana

    Fuel tank and level

    What's frustrating to me is for some reason my level has been inconsistent. It used to be if I could get 50 miles before I lost the first bar, I was good. It used to be 125 miles and it would flash but I'd only fill 3.1-3.4 gallons. The bike was knocked over by a $-+*"$ with a backup camera equiped SUV. Since the repair, it will knock a bar off before 50 miles, but can do 140 miles before it starts getting mad at me. I pushed it to 160 miles and only filled 3.8 gallons. No idea what's happening, but I'm all over the place.
  2. Artfulkatana

    New owner review 2010 non dtc

    In Yelm?! That's 2 hours away for me!
  3. Artfulkatana

    New owner review 2010 non dtc

    Clutch rattle, that's kind of a Honda thing. It was big in the CB750 series. Mine does the same and from what I understand, it's just a Honda thing. Clean around the brake caliper pucks with brake cleaner to help clear debris around them. It's a known issue with the 1200's. Not my favorite option though. Spray too much or don't clean it off you'll damage rubber around the caliper. The fairings are a love hate. When going onto a freeway, they suck you down into the road and make you feel like you're driving a proper F1 or a Saab ;-) It just holds you down to the ground and you can really go at it. But when you try to take them off, you'll wish the designer of them was never born. You can disconnect the muffler servo cable that's under the passenger seat, right hand side. Most everyone does. I'll be going another muffler sometime, but that cable has been detached for me for 3 years, so yeah. I'm 6'3" Ergonomics aren't great. The 2010 has the worst seat, it's uncomfortable and you slide. If you can find a 2012 or newer, it's better. I'm getting gel inserts, added stops to not slide into the tank and reupholstered at a local place for $350. Helibars are also a good idea. That'll be my next step, but the seat was first for me.
  4. Artfulkatana

    Bigger Fuel Tank

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/twisted-throttle-tool-tube-w-mounting-kit What about this under a trunk if anyone has that equiped? I should take measurements, but I think it would fit above the tail light Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk
  5. I've been dealing with Honda America trying to get compensation for my VFR since it's been in the shop for over 2 weeks. My dealership said that after they do the inspection, they weren't going to waste time and reinstall everything so i could ride it home and wait for the parts. I told Honda America this, and since the letter hasn't been sent regarding the recall, i can't get reimbursement...what? Lol, but the guy handling my claim at Big Red said they expidited everything and i should be done this coming week. Not too pleased with how they're handling this Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk
  6. Just dropped my 2010 off at my dealership. It failed the inspection. Evidently there's an inspection "hole" somewhere within the assembly that if not present, it needs replacement. That hole would be the newer part obviously, none of us will have it. They have to call into honda direct for replacement parts on this bike. The parts don't come up within dealership maintenance systems. This one is kept close to Big Red I guess. I was also told I couldn't get a loaner. Gonna fight that, kinda mad they wont. Should at least get reimbursement for a vehicle. Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk
  7. When I called my dealership, they said don't ride it. Evidently they've heard of the rear wheel actually looking up. Which is odd since they only sold 3000 of these bikes world wide it looks like, according to the Japanese recall posting. I had to buy a car to drive because I'm not taking the bike. I wonder if I can make honda pay for that...hmmm...anyway, my dealer said early Feb is when I should expect my parts. Then again, living north of Seattle, parts won't be here until July, HA! Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk
  8. Called my dealer, I'm in that recall. Crap. Any idea on how critical this is? My bike was hit hard when I was parked outside a base, repaired when I was on Active Duty, and now I'm being told to not ride it because I could lock up and get hurt. My wife has the car and all I have is my bike lol. I'm in a bad situation if this is a big issue.

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