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Marvelicious last won the day on October 23

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    2006 VFR800 White - Full Leo Vince exhaust, Superbike bars, PCIII, etc, etc...

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  1. There's a way to test them with a butane torch and a multi meter. I think Eric the Car Guy has a video...
  2. I'm out of town at the moment, but I'll try to remember it when I get home. I'll just scan it and post it here. Someone may get some use out of it at some point.
  3. Holy hell... I'd buy a lottery ticket: something good has to come up to balance all that bad luck!
  4. No more work to go to rollers. If you're going to do them, I think it's a no-brainer.
  5. Are they still using balls instead of rollers on the 8th gen? I replaced mine with rollers at 20k and noticed an improvement. It wasn't terrible before, but it feels a bit lighter now. I don't understand the reason for ball bearings in a sport-tourer. A full race bike, maybe, but I'm betting that tiny marginal improvement in feel from balls is gone by about 5 thousand miles. Meanwhile, rollers will just keep on rolling.
  6. I'm with you there... Good grounds are a cheap enough way to lower the resistance of every circuit on the bike.
  7. But... it's non-adjustable! That's as bad as tearing the tag off a mattress!
  8. That's a shame, but it sounds like you'd be tearing that thing down to the frame to make it functional. I probably would have bought it and regretted it!
  9. Pyrite... heh... you think the customers would appreciate it if they called it "Fools Gold Metallic"?
  10. Trust me... if Honda had thought to sell the VFR800X in the US, I would have considered it! I don't know what it costs to bring a specific model of bike to the US, but it can't be that much in comparison to what it costs to develop the bike in the first place!
  11. I was always under the impression that a significant amount of rework went into his revalved shocks. When he started, 929 shocks were his best option. Now that he's built a reputation and a following, being able to work with brand new parts probably allows him to spend his time where it's useful and having his own brand allows him to keep prices competitive.
  12. I like white... Right up until I get stuck in the rain!
  13. The way I understand it, they don't really discharge on their own, but they aren't as forgiving of sitting discharged. Slap a neglected lead/acid battery on the fancy automatic battery saver and watch it recover... treat lithium like that and it won't even be a good paper weight - too light. That said, I think BLS may be going a bit overkill, but it doesn’t hurt to err on the safe side. I may rethink all this the next time I'm battery shopping, but for now I'll go with Boris the Blade...
  14. Yep... See, that's the kind of thing that I know I'll never get in the habit of doing, which is why I'm still running lead. Probably fine for people who routinely use a trickle charger, but I'm doing good if I remember to plug one in over the winter.
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