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About RC1237V

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    San Jose
  • In My Garage:
    2013 VFR 1200
    2006 DRZ 400SM
    2003 RC51 SP2
    1993 VFR750 SF
    1990 VFR 750

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  1. You're welcome! Looks like it will be done in time for the good riding weather!
  2. Figure out the part number and try to locate a used one. Also, I would inform them you will not pay for parts that don't fix your bike, as your complaint was not that you need a bunch of new parts, but that it won't go into gear. I lost complete faith in car and bike dealerships decades ago...
  3. ^ Good point - I was thinking of riding out west, didn't even notice where you were...
  4. The G2 caliper paint works great, I used it on my DRZ400 Super Moto calipers, and it came out great! I brushed on 3 coats a few years ago and they still look perfect! Ebay and Amazon both sell it.
  5. The DR will be more biased for off road riding, and ok on the freeway. The KLR will be much better on the freeway, and not as good in the dirt. Both will be better in the dirt than the VFR 😂. So it depends what your plans are. The DR is probably the better bike, as it's simpler, easier to work on and a bit more reliable. Tons of aftermarket for both bikes, but probably more for the DR. If you get the KLR, make sure you replace the dohickey, and if you don't know what that is, then do a google search. Can't really go wrong with either bike.
  6. Drove up and met Styran this morning and helped him out. Very nice young man with great curiosity, and intuition for mechanical things. Great to see that, as it has become rare these days. Turns out he had also snapped an extractor off in the bolt, trying to get it out, and those things are hardened. We were able to eventually get through that with some diamond dremel bits, and some patience. Then I was able to drill the remaining tip of the bolt and get it out with an extractor. Finally I was able to remove the old heli-coil. We cleaned, re-tapped, and cleaned the hole again. I ha
  7. I've noticed a slight decline as well, but if you check ebay, cycle trader, facebook marketplace, offer up, bring a trailer, etc.. it seems as there are so many "for sale" platforms out there now that CL is getting less popular. Plus they started charging $5 to get rid of all the scams. That being said, it seems many bikes are going for a bit more than normal due to the fact that it's a long wait for a new bike right now. I have a bad habit of looking at bikes all the time too, and sometimes another one ends up in my garage...😀
  8. Try this... ? https://www.google.com/search?q=dct+reset+procedure&rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS753US753&ei=poyHYPepDfi-0PEPiKaIsAM&oq=dct+reset+proc&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAEYADICCAAyBQgAEIYDOgcIABBHELADOgYIABAWEB5QsBZYsShg1ThoAXACeACAAWKIAeQDkgEBNpgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXrIAQbAAQE&sclient=gws-wiz#kpvalbx=_royHYLesF6yx0PEPxbyXuAQ18
  9. Just found it in my box of used parts. Let me know Brandon, it's yours if you want it. Just PM me your address...
  10. There's never enough time to do it right the first time, but there's always time to do it again. Often on side of road in total-darkness and rain! Hahahaha, been there, done that!
  11. I always wondered if I could go more than 170 miles on a tank, if I would do so. It feels good to get the legs stretched and blood flowing in the bum, after a few hours in the saddle. Never went that far on the 3rd gen, and the 7th gen, well let's just say she's a big thirsty bitch... so 170 is about it.
  12. Let us know if you get it running, and you decide to continue. From my street fighter bike, I have a start/stop switch from a 3rd gen I can give you - yours if you want it! It may not be the right part number, but it will work, and it's FREE!
  13. Crap, I better check my plugs as well....
  14. About to go through the RC51 wiring diagrams, I noticed the RC51 manual has the unmistakable outline of the mighty 3rd Gen VFR on the cover - a hint at the gear drive lineage????
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