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bdouvill last won the day on December 4 2019

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About bdouvill

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    World Superbike Racer

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  • Location
    Vallauris, French Riviera - FRANCE
  • In My Garage:
    Suzuki Bandit GSF 400 (1992)
    Honda VFR 750 (1993)
    Kawasaki ZX-10R (2009)

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  1. Are you sure the RR will not be in contact with the tail fairing? At least, this sounds more elegant than my own version ;-)
  2. Thanks again @JZH for sharing the thruth 😉 Will keep the reserve switch and keep relying on the odometer to determine when to refill.
  3. Assuming the maintenance is not so bad- all fluids flushed, tires and chain in good condition then +1 on suspension for sure. At least refresh fork oil and seals. Adding new straight rate springs and is super easy. Updating the shim stack is not super difficult either - see my restoration thread. I did all of that. I used 0.85 kg/mm because I had them with me and when I can, I'll go for 0.90 that should be more suited for the weight of the bike - I'm around 80kg in full gear, but Vivian - my VFR - is in the 240-250kg (damn she's heavy). Here, we are talking about 200€ in
  4. I did not realize that was replacing the reserve manual switch. Having to switch to reserve while driving always happens at the worst time, so I try to stay away from that as much as I can. I try to refill when I reach 150 km on the odometer because so far, I have only rode it around town or near town so no exceptional gas mileage.
  5. Hello fellow VFRists, What the he... is that fuel warning light on the dash? Is that specific to US models? I don't think mine has one... @damionj keep up the good work, this bike is worth it. I enjoy mine anytime I ride it even if it deserves some upgrades I cannot afford right now 😉
  6. That's impressive. I look forward to read any progress 😉 I would be interested to hear a little bit the more the details about the Coil over plugs. I read several info on this forum and I thought the output was it did not work on 3rd and 4th gen for obscure reasons. I understood it works fine when idling then start making some weird thing (so unreliable) when hot. @monstar could you please elaborate a little bit more? Thanks a lot in advance.
  7. bdouvill

    My restoration thread

    Place to store all my resto thread. External links seem to break regularly.
  8. Nope Dutchy, this is just my rain suit. I would have never tought that I would be trendy one day with that suit 😉
  9. Hi guys, Plenty of things going on in my life recently like new house, no more garage (...), new job, same wife hopefully 😉 My Bandit is stuck with strange electrical gremlins mixed with carb issues since last November (more than 3 month ago), I barely finished my VFR restoration and rode it for something like 150 km just before I moved to my new place. My friend offered me to borrow his 2007 Triumph Street Triple 675 (he barely uses it) in exchange of good care (and catching up on the maintenance). My wife told me I would need to buy a more recent motorcycle (understan
  10. I searched all over the forum and I didn't find the answer so I ask here: Can VTR/Firestorm/Friehawk fork legs be mounted on 3rd gen fork? I would say yes since the manual states fork is the same from 93 (last year for 3rd Gen) to 97 (4th Gen). Mine is from 1993. I believe for my restoration, I'll go this route with revalved/properly set internals and a better rear shock. I like Racetech but Maxton has good reviews here and from France, I will be easier (and also cheaper) to get something from UK than from the US (I'm thinking Jamie Daugherty here). I like USD fork
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