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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. Nice. I already own the originals of these books, but digital is nice to have, too. Were there any other bikes' manuals where you found these? Cheers, JZH
  2. Hiya, and welcome. Sorry, I don't have any suggestions about high-temperature tyres. But we do have members who live in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, so maybe they have some ideas? It's not definitely going to happen, but I might be moving to Oman in a few months... I know folks do ride street bikes there (I've seen the ads on OLX!), but I think I'd probably be moving to the dirt if I did move the the ME. As for riding in the summer, well, I'm not really looking forward to it, but we'll see. Never been to Qatar, but I wouldn't mind taking a little trip to the MotoGP in March. Ciao, JZH
  3. I believe the same wing design was used on some CBR600s from around the same era. I agree that the stripes on that VFR look very amateurish--the bike would have looked better without them! Ciao, JZH
  4. No, they all look like that, due to only the lower 1/3 or so being covered in oil during operation. When the're actually charred, then they're baked! Ciao, JZH
  5. Looks just like my '90 FL when I brought it home from the dealer all those years ago...to immediately chop the rear mudguard down a wee bit! Congratulations. That is an incredibly clean bike--4,000 miles--not even broken in! Ciao, JZH
  6. Don't guess... The ZA, ZB suffix is indeed the colour code for the part, and the "Type1" is a reference to the colour scheme for the bike. I would think the red would be more likely to be "Type1", but I would never order parts based on a guess! The Types and codes are shown in the Honda Parts Catalogs, or whatever they call them these days (I'm not sure they still print them in paper format?) In any case, they have to provide that information or the dealers couldn't order the correct parts. Unfortunately, online sources often omit the first section of the parts books, which is where the codes and types are shown. Ciao, JZH
  7. Don't forget that one of the few changes Honda made to the Y2k 5th gen was an upgraded clutch system... Ciao, JZH
  8. Thanks, Leon. I had to give that a full listen. On my first VFR trip around Europe (Summer 1993) I recall listening to my cassette of Rattus Norvegicus over and over, on beaches, in hostels, walking around towns. Classic! Ciao, JZH
  9. You had someone weld it for you, didn't you? Did they know what they were doing? Or was it just some guy with a TIG (like me, lol). Ciao, JZH
  10. I had just thought there had been more than that. He did both 5th gen and 6th gen versions, after all. In case you didn't know, I am one of the "lucky few". I bought my "Yellow Peril" Y2k bike specifically in order to fit an A&A kit to it. My thread is here: Ciao, JZH
  11. Braided clutch lines are pure bling. They are under almost no hydraulic stress whatsoever. Bleeding the system after fitting the new line probably accounted for all of the improvement! I am surprised there are even that many Honda clutch slave cylinders. Of course, most of my Hondas are from the same two eras, so that might account for my lack of exposure to different ones... Ciao, JZH
  12. Buy it for $1,500 (or less), sell the rear wheel, original (if rashed) bodywork and that left-exit TBR exhaust--and keep the 1,000cc "race motor" for yourself! That's my plan, anyway. I pick it up tomorrow. [just kidding] Ciao, JZH
  13. I started a thread about 3rd gen COPs, which I think should be the same for the 4th gen, but I still haven't run my engine with them. Good luck! Ciao, JZH
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