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  1. Spent a few minutes on Google searching, and the earlier (pre-1990) VFR's had double bolt alloy lower triples, but don't quite look like that one. The dirt bikes do look similar, as they are also alloy with double bolts, but no matches. The CBRf2,f3,f4 etc bikes were single bolt, the 600rr bikes were double, but had way different spacing and offsets. I don't know much about the other brands of bikes from that era, but there might be a match somewhere. Maybe someone found a combo that worked, or a parts guy at a junkyard got them mixed up, and doesn't give a flying eff that someone may get an un-useable part. The desription says "Black Aluminum" so I have no idea what their eyes are seeing....😕
  2. Maybe it came off a dirt bike or CBR as Honda likes to use the same stem length, and diameter for everything from 1984 - 2017 (except for the RC51 SP2 of course)
  3. My 1993 had a cast steel lower, that was painted black, same with my 1990. The aluminum lower might be from a later year? The upper looks correct though...
  4. Knobbies on a damp road with clay spots all over it, and a 20mph turn made for the slowest low side in the history of motorcycling. I just bought the AX41 Adventure Cross, so as soon as my Baja Designs Tire tool comes in, I will slip them on. Also converting the rear to tubeless, so I only have to carry one size tube. Have some Dunlop Sport Smarts for the 12 Hundo, so I should be good until summer! Hopefully get them mounted this weekend
  5. Looking forward to lot's of rides this year as well! Although I just picked up Mtn biking again to get my old arse in shape. Not getting any younger... Hey Noel, let me know your rides, and I will try to tag along if possible. Only if it's dry though, don't need a repeat of the Tenere incident...
  6. This thread really shows how a decent low-mileage bike can still need a lot of work to make it "up to date" on maintenance. If you took it to a shop, all that work would have been well over $1,000 especially with a new set of tires! If I ever grab a 5th or 6th gen, I will keep that in mind
  7. The 1200 is a beast of a bike with really good daily rider manners. They do make a larger rear trunk, there was a thread on here about it awhile ago. Enjoy that thing and ride the heck out of it!
  8. ^ That happened on my bosses Harley, welded the cams to the bearings/journals. It was a chopper style custom bike, built buy some guy in his garage, I assume it was running pig rich, and he never rode it very far. Then it sat for almost 10 years, and it never turned over again, so he gave it away. Then you see these guys on tv finding 70+ year old bikes in a barn, and fire it up on the original oil.... ??? (Maybe they just don't show the oil change on tv?)
  9. I know there are US and Euro specific headlight housings in vehicles with glass lenses (like the 3rd Gen VFR), as they do have prisms molded into them that "focus" the light down and right for US, and down and left for the UK. Not sure the effects of mounting an LED in there, as it is usually a different wavelength of light, and the bulb might have a different beam pattern, which might change how it focuses through the prisms. Way above my pay grade! The projector headlights that I have seen are usually in their own housing, and already "focused" and usually installed behind a (non-prismed) clear lens. They look like an eyeball, so I'm sure those would be just mount and aim, but again I'm just back seat driving here... What happens when you mount an HID/projector inside a glass prismed housing?
  10. That would be why a dump of a house is a million bucks around here.....
  11. The VFR front wheel is much heavier than the RC51, so is the lower triple clamp as it's steel. The RC fork tubes are about .040" thick aluminum, and the VFR is a heavy cast piece. Are you sure the RC front end is heavier? I guess everything is bigger on the RC, triples, axles, fork tubes, brakes, etc, etc... Wow, that Trofeo version is gorgeous! The Aprilia does check a lot of boxes. The 660 chassis is sublime as well, Aprilia has always been known for having the best feel and feedback with their designs. The electronics are nice too, as well as all the modern bits.
  12. Unfortunately, buying a warrantee nowadays is not what it used to be. I guess their outlook is that if the bike does not overheat per se, they do not need to replace the radiator. But that will also let you know how they might react to a bigger problem. Maybe ask them specifically what the warranty does cover, and get it in writing. For piece of mind, I would change the radiator as that one looks pretty beat. If they give you parts at cost, or free/discounted labor, I would consider it a win at this point. Inspect the other components as well, then enjoy the bike for years to come!
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