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JZH last won the day on May 29

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About JZH

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  • Birthday 01/01/1965

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    London, UK/So. Cal., USA
  • In My Garage:
    6 VFRs, an RVF, an ST, 2 CBRs, an RS and an SXV

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  1. I'm pretty sure the new dash was to solve this very problem, but I find it ugly. I actually bought a spare set of earlier clocks for my blue bike to swap the surrounds over. Ciao, JZH
  2. I really should ship that bike over here. I miss her badly. Not having her around makes me do crazy things like plan to put V8s in vans. Just as soon as I figure out where "here" will be... (Muscat, Amsterdam and Zurich have all been possibilities this year.) Ciao, JZH
  3. Definitely bent (pretzeled, really). The shift lever is easy to find second-hand, and fits other VFRs (like my 3rd gen). Brake lever looks expensive to me! Ciao, JZH
  4. Yep. Honda actually modified the instrument surround sometime during the 2000 production run: That's my '01, but my Y2k doesn't have those raised areas. Ciao, JZH
  5. US-spec bikes of that era had no light switch. The lights were always on, so all you needed was a high beam switch on the other side. UK-spec bikes of that era had light switches: off, P and H (with P relating to the position lights). I long ago re-wired my US-spec bikes to use light switches (as well as Passing light switches), which just requires some used parts and some extra wire and terminals to do it in an "OEM" way. Ciao, JZH
  6. It's cheap to upgrade the ground connections, anyway: You can upgrade the grounds and then check for an improvement--before buying any new parts! And if it doesn't help, you haven't wasted any money on something you don't need to do as part of a charging system upgrade anyway. Ciao, JZH
  7. Which ones are LifePo4? Ciao, JZH
  8. FWIW, Honda's OEM lithium batteries are explicitly identified as "Lithium Ion", according to the press release I linked to above. Ciao, JZH
  9. I've waited until the OEMs adopted the technology, and Honda now has at least three models with Li-Ion batteries as standard. Their OEM supplier is ELIIY Power, a Japanese company I'd never heard of, and their largest OEM battery is the HY110: https://www.eliiypower.co.jp/english/vc-files/pdf/pdf_eng/20180308_Release.pdf So that means the technology is probably good enough for me, but they're still quite pricey... Ciao, JZH
  10. At least we know it will work with the PAIR valves! Ciao, JZH
  11. Well, it's an RC30 rear hugger from Durbahn in Germany, so only an option if you've got an RC30 swing arm--or an RC30! Ciao, JZH
  12. Yes, they're from the 900RR. The VFR's more protruding versions are commonly called "Frankenbolts" around here... Ciao, JZH
  13. I feel your pain! I wanted a little bit of control over the appearance of the rear sprocket on my Yellow Peril (5th gen), and I ended up getting a very simple, very expensive (and very late) custom sprocket from Sidewinder Sprockets... Based on internet reports, I got lucky/unlucky to have actually received a sprocket from Sidewinder Sprockets (Krause Racing). I doubt it is made from any kind of titanium alloy as was claimed. At least it looks good! You can buy sprocket "blanks", and get a friendly machinist to machine holes in it. I did this for my RC36's custom rear sprocket, but you'd have to find someone local to you (my guy doesn't even have an email address--I had to call him!) However, he talked me into giving him the blank and selling me a laser cut stainless steel sprocket he had sourced from somewhere else: OEM is probably your best bet if you can't buy in person. Good luck. Ciao, JZH
  14. That is the OEM reg/rec, and yes, it it worth changing now--even if it is functioning properly. Honda now sells an upgraded version, but you can replace it with other options, such as a MOSFET or a series reg/rec. Ciao, JZH
  15. Well done everybody. Nearly there, as I write. Ciao, JZH
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