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  1. I’ve got one and it doesn’t seem to catch much since I’ve been gluing a neodymium dot magnet to the end of the oil filter casing They're pretty cheap for what they do …https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262409989613?epid=848032206&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item3d18daaded:g:F~4AAOSwX9pdjirP&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACkPYe5NmHp%2B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsStdebXPz4ZTXCT8FI9kPBh5WYkD5ZyeBSNoXQjzhS%2Bme3N1dcPhKnAVzFtdhKD%2FxowSWYv48XCg0ybLXnMAtBhBbsxcwrk%2FJRKqjaFtqrN9VDoGsFHwr34dTJrrtnPZb3xoQ%2BADzp%2Fq293uM%2B6rNReKam5zCnrbgO1fs4kbFdqxolZtySafSiPHeFuRNHoRS%2FnBmJwfADQXn11xqsurC%2BPc9dDteuFVzhFmqJjNeGy17OFH4S6v8svH9zX%2FTXiSHxPtssYBcTw5Kj3xuZ%2Bdgiw7rjcDoUD1DJdHu1G8NkWWD1w3n1X1d0selWOx3qiJC2uowY%2FZHP4A8zAAwRINTGcnzk7OBqMM%2F9ryPc9X7aPjUOy9ZL4GemVr8kUXmSd8YZyySU5BX6EOQoOtw1HYV9GONF%2F82LBRA4dQo8NHBpEtz090KUquelvJ9iHgZ8UVugFjI0%2Fh%2FrCWaWnpz6NVbPlJfsQsZLBsj%2FI0vtkxRlVHemn4P9cis%2BjaCq8bj%2Bm8ObPHSsxWJRPiUKvgFp%2F869ibrMrJxuXnHH93i%2BdG9TQdvKw%2FxdS%2Fmow%2FVG35PHWm7noEUgSiTi%2FSrkivKEMyRLY5%2F4FjxRHkknxW79w4pgT95YU99Sbai3UKxWtQJJuk0usR1xd1ZANyq7xiYROddu0sN0XIHPBj0KLcnQEIZ1D74RcMJNIeSOHWrx5jzNuOAlZWknsGHoIWKUkUnKdP%2FAnI88GYfz2aAIZ1WdrHu9Ma%2B53KTtrekDyuFV8TT25dizZdecc3AUBGiMvuJjepejSHnlXNKAryYDnY5hcT20xsB2e9sTZNL5F9fN6t7Qa78O|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524
  2. Yes they’re correct Any reason you’re not unbolting the callipers and doing it that way?
  3. Call this company and ask about getting the old crank journal welded and ground https://www.mnrreconditioning.co.uk/services
  4. Photograph and video everything then put it away …. then contact the AA vehicle inspection team and book an appointment They'll give you an engineers report to use against the SBF OR just let SBF that the AA are getting involved and see where that leads I assume you have trading standards involved? AA inspection is £142 for basic and £190 for detailed if that helps https://www.theaa.com/vehicle-inspection/
  5. The Booster plug is a piece of junk …. If you want to smooth the throttle response then I can recommend Race Bike Evo
  6. The worst case would be the engine casing getting broken and that hasn’t happened, your gearbox is OK, so it’s realistically a reconditioned crank, bearings, flush out oil galleries etc possibly a new conrod A lot of work but you seem to have a decent workshop and presumably the knowledge If it was me I’d jump on this and build one decent engine https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174828079637?hash=item28b490ca15:g:X80AAOSwyzJg4ynq
  7. Not sure if there’s much difference between the VFR and the Crosstourer but here’s a complete motor and automatic gearbox https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274857159943?fits=UKM_CCM%3A1200|UKM_Make%3AHonda|UKM_Model%3AVFR&hash=item3ffec36d07:g:TWAAAOSwmwtg4yOn
  8. I had my seat reupholstered by Elite @ http://www.sussexmotorcycles.com/elite-comfort-motorcycle-seats.html They altered the location and type of foam used and raised the height by 1” exactly as I asked They’re not far from Oxford if you want to go there and they’ll do it while you wait
  9. The only thing difficult to reach are the 2 of the push pins on the inner that have to come out I ended up using a small Allen key in a pair of mole grips As VFR78 said careful with the tabs at the top
  10. Loctite SF768 is the solvent for the locking fluid, try soaking the fork bottom in that for a while, although I’m told acetone works on some types If pushing the damper rod doesn’t stop it turning I’d try getting someone strong to pull on it and use an 8mm drill (the cobalt ones piss through the bolts) and carefully drill the head down the Allen key hole until the head comes off
  11. Not the best source but Wikipedia has this Sixth Generation: 2002–2013 VFR800 VTEC (RC46)[edit] 6th generation 2003 VFR800 VTEC The sixth generation VFR was introduced in 2002. It featured dual underseat exhausts, optional ABS, DCBS linked brakes, and optional hard luggage. It featured chain-driven cams rather than the gear-driven cams of earlier VFRs, and VTEC valve actuation. In 2006 the VFR 800 received some minor upgrades, which included the change of the tachometer face from black to white, a re-mapped ECU to provide a smoother transition into VTEC, clear turn signal lenses and upgrades to the electrical wiring to fix issues with the charging system.[4] The VFR800 was phased out after the 2009 model year in the United States, when Honda introduced the larger VFR1200F;[5] but the VFR1200 was not a direct replacement for the VFR800; the true successor is the 2014 VFR800F (RC79). The RC46 model of VFR800 continues to be sold in certain international markets So it would appear that anything sixth generation fits
  12. Have you asked the vapour blasters WTF they thought they were doing with the defective one? You could point out the error of their ways and offer them a chance to redeem themselves …. Or not
  13. The dull paint finish probably hasn’t been treated with cutting paste to polish it
  14. Eventually that’s going to fail, given that it’s got a steel ring, the sprocket, around it then it’s probably going to last a long while Theres a few on eBay for £35 Personally I’d regard that as £35 well spent
  15. I’ve never seen those attachments sold as spares, presumably Honda bought by them by the ton or whoever made the plastics Your best bet to stay 100% OEM is get a broken fairing piece
  16. Have a look at Brooks Barn, you’ll have to go through the models but the type and spring length are there The Hagon numbers aren’t reliable as some dispense with the spacer tube https://www.brooksuspension.co.uk/fork-springs/yss-fork-springs/?manufacturer=60
  17. There’s a YSS spring table in the download section
  18. I’m working my way through one that was stored for 14 years V4dreams.com is Joe Nelson and he knows everything about them ….squirrelman is the carburettor guru👌 BTW The Haynes manual contains the correct information about the FK, the Climer doesn’t, probably because it was never an American import
  19. The bolt is M8, using an 8mm drill in the Allen bolt head carefully drill through the bolt head until the head comes off and the assembly drops out
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