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

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  1. It's part of the startup diagnostic. I'm betting you're right... It is probably a holdover from the aviation industry. They have all the cool gauges first.
  2. This is the Pipercross... Snagged one off ebay while the dollar to pound ratio was fairly friendly.
  3. Not sure I can help with the engagement point... I don't have small hands, and I have Pazzo levers, but I agree that the engagement point wasn't ideal. What improved it for me was swapping to a 5th gen slave cylinder. I'm not sure it changed the engagement point, but the feel is so smooth you won't care... Longish thread, but worth the read.
  4. Maybe the previous owner was blind? 🤣
  5. I bought one of these for my VFR a while back... https://www.guglatech.com/en/prodotto/honda-fuel-filter-m12006-arm-00/ Either it works well, or I've had good fuel... Peace of mind anyway.
  6. I don't think the international border is quite as friendly as normal to tourism, but I could be wrong. I just assumed it was out of the question.
  7. Possibly helpful... https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap This weather site has a coronavirus map at certain zoom levels. Not that your odds are high of contracting or spreading it on a bike, but it's a lot easier to find open businesses in areas less affected. Also, it's a really good weather map... I've been trying for 3 years now to make a 2 week loop through western Canada, but it doesn't look like 2020 is going to happen either.
  8. This is like finding out someone you know is a furry... I don't have a problem with it, but don't expect me to understand!
  9. I used racetech fork springs, f4i cartridges and Jamie's rear shock. It took a shit load of head scratching and a lot researching old posts to get the damping right on those cartridges and I feel like I got lucky to get what I did as quickly as I did. The two options as I see it are - spend money, or use a lot of time and maybe get lucky and not spend quite as much money. I wish I could give you better advice, but even the shortcut isn't cheap.
  10. At least the millionth time... Still, bandwidth is pretty cheap these days. The snorkel and flapper... I guess my take is that if you don't have at minimum something like the performance headers that are being made, it's wasted effort at best... Unless you like a noisy intake, in which case, have at it. The pair valve on the other hand is worth your time. There are a lot of ways to go about it... From marbles in the hose to block off plates. I left the stock reed plates in place but put a couple of those rubber vacuum caps on the nipples. That was the least effort tha
  11. With the exhaust... It's a simple way to slightly enrich the mixture across the board. Basically, it fools your bike into thinking the air is colder (and therefore denser) than it is. It's a quick and dirty compromise. Dyno tunes are all well and good, but unless you have an unlimited budget or own the dyno, you're going to pay them to try and spit out maximum power at wide open throttle, which isn't necessarily ideal for other conditions. Also a quick and dirty compromise. Meanwhile, your stock map is neither quick nor dirty, but it's definitely a compromise wi
  12. I've got a Leo system and a power commander. It might be a bit on the lean side without it, but I'm not sure it's quite as drastic as it is often thought to be. The previous owner installed them both and had the bike dyno tuned by a well regarded shop. I got curious about my poor mileage and installed a pod and the dynojet wideband controller and started logging the mixture... Crazy rich. So yeah, it made power but at the cost of efficiency. If I had it all to do over again, I might buy a Booster Plug and be done with it. If you aren't familiar with them, go give them a look. They do work and
  13. I've had a Joe Rocket mesh jacket for a couple of years now. I'm quite happy with it. Sizing on coats is so all over the place anymore that I don't even know whether to say whether it runs true or not, but I would hope that they at least run true inside their own brand.
  14. I know there are a lot of "OEM only" types here, but I've had excellent luck with Napa filters. Never had any leaks and I've never had any issues with removal. I use this technique that I've developed: I grab the filter with my hand and I turn it counter clockwise. Admittedly, I'm a bit of a moose. Interestingly, I'm still stymied by the occasional pickle jar...
  15. A triple that doesn't sound like a coffee can full of ball bearings? Madness!
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