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fonque last won the day on October 3 2017

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About fonque

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    1980 CX500 C - project
    1998 VFR800FI

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  1. I am not a fan of superbrightleds, I dont think their leds hold up to vehicle use over time. I have not had good luck with them. However, I would suggest jdmastar LED's I have them on my car and both of my bikes and no replacements so far in over a year. Also Phillips makes a pretty reliable red 7443 led.
  2. Gauges

    You can use any gauge cluster you like. Its easiest to use a honda gauge cluster from a cbr600rr or 1000rr. make sure to get the wiring stock cluster wiring harness with it. You will need a speedo healer to correct the speedometer. The rest of the wires will have to be matched with the wiring diagrams from both bikes. But Honda has been using the same wiring colors with only minor variations for 30 years. I tossed around this idea for my cx500 and eventually settled on a very tiny danmoto nano.
  3. Winter cooling improvement project

    I installed ebay aluminum radiators and a spal reverse flow fan, and my cooling issues have been solved. In the few months of commuting since the install, bike never goes above 221F. This even in stop and go DC traffic.
  4. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    This is the best part, since installing the new radiators and spal fan my legs are significantly cooler! I think this is due to running a pusher fan instead of a puller. I think with a puller fan the air has no where to go but to your crotch. I've had a chance to ride in the mid 80s, and the bike just touched 221 in stop and go traffic. Temps we're pretty steady between 210 and 221 in heavy traffic.
  5. My 5th Gen

    I finally got her back on the road. I added some R6 grips, woodcraft bar end sliders, R&G frame sliders, a black bike bolt kit, a zero gravity double bubble, and led headlights. Now, when I have time, I need to give her a bath.
  6. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    i am sure it could be re-welded. Its a very tiny pin hole leak.
  7. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    I tried and ebay will not let me send the message. I have no idea how to contact other than through ebay's system.
  8. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    The jb weld is just to get the bike back on the road so I can stop taking the metro train to work. I am on the hunt for a solution still.
  9. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    I finally got a chance to do a 40 mile ride today on the new radiators and wow do they work!! It was only 59 F outside, and the bike while moving would only get to about 172. When stopped it would rise into the 190s. As soon as I started moving it would drop down again. I wasnt able to get it hot enough to test the new SPAL fan. If I could find a set that didnt leak at the weld, I would say this is a great pair of radiators.
  10. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    Heres the fix. Its not pretty, but I tested it tonight and it help up to 180 degrees.
  11. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    I really want these radiators to work because they are noticeably bigger than the oem radiators.
  12. 5th Gen Cooling Upgrades

    I cannot recommend those ebay radiators. I fired the bike up to check for leaks and bleed the system. The left radiator started leaking at the fan switch bung. I thought it was from the fan switch threads, but upon closer inspection, the radiator was leaking from a failed weld on the bung. I have attempted to patch the pin hole with jb weld water weld. If that doesnt hold, ill have my neighbor weld re tig weld the bung.
  13. Fan switch oring

    I ended up buying an HNBR oring set from harbor freight. The o-ring size that fit was 9/16" x 1/16" thats the closest I could find to 13.5mm x 1.4mm
  14. I Just installed a double bubble this weekend, i can't wait to try it out now!

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