Jump to content


Member Contributer
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


JZH last won the day on May 12

JZH had the most liked content!


About JZH

  • Birthday 01/01/1965

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Profile Information

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

Recent Profile Visitors

23,677 profile views

JZH's Achievements


Mentor (12/14)

  • Dedicated Rare
  • Reacting Well Rare
  • Conversation Starter
  • First Post
  • Posting Machine Rare

Recent Badges



  1. Lookin' racey... Which 900RR swingarm did you end up using? The RRW/X version Ken mentioned? How much shorter is the swing arm? It looks shorter, anyway! Ciao, JZH
  2. That'll do. Was the bike just positioned incorrectly on the roller? Ciao, JZH
  3. I was going to refer you the my build thread "Beware the Yellow Peril", but it's so old it seems to have vanished... Yes, I still have it, but it is on my yellow bike in California, but I'm seriously thinking of moving it to Europe soon. If so, I will definitely be discussing some oiling system modifications with Seb! Ciao, JZH [Found the thread, thanks to Google! ]
  4. Since I've got one A&A supercharger kit and two 5th gens, I have often thought about making my own. It wouldn't be rocket science to reverse-engineer what A&A did and assemble a new kit of parts doing pretty much the same thing, but neither would it be "cheap". Ethically, once he abandoned the market, he can't really blame people for thinking about resorting to "self-help". Unfortunately, I didn't measure anything before I installed mine, so I'd have to remove it from the bike to do that. If only someone with mad engineering and fabrication skills had had such a kit in his hands for an extended period of time before installing it... Ciao, JZH
  5. After a while with these bikes you won't need to have seen it to know it was a VFR... Ciao, JZH
  6. I was cleaning the garage and decided the safest place to put my blue '01's LH side fairing panel was...back on the bike. (It had been off since I had parked that bike just before Covid.) I'm now tempted to get it ready to ride again... Ciao, JZH
  7. IMHO, you don't need to buy Honda for seals and bearings (Honda doesn't make either of them): most automotive bearings and seals are available through other distribution channels for a lot less than Honda charges. The problem I have with AllBalls and, I suppose, K&L and the others, is that they generally use the cheapest functional parts they can find. So, while the re-packaging is handy and easy to buy (one part number vs. four for a typical set of stem bearings), they can't really undercut the price of quality parts sourced from anywhere other than Honda. Figure out how to read part and bearing catalogs and you can get OEM quality (or better) at not much more than AllBalls price. Ciao, JZH
  8. I believe Cycle Terminal has the red connector housings. Ciao, JZH
  9. It's a BMW or DIN plug. You can get them in right-angle, which is probably what you need on the side of the bike: https://www.nippynormans.com/f800-adventure/nippy-normans-splash-proof-90-degree-din-plug-screw-fitment-of-wires Ciao, JZH
  10. Delkevic almost certainly doesn't make gaskets. We just have to find the source they're buying from... Ciao, JZH
  11. According to the professional motorsports wiring guys, the problem with solder connections is that solder embrittles the wire where the solder meets the rest of the un-soldered wire, creating more of a weak point than does a properly crimped butt connector. Both solder joints and crimp joints have to be done correctly and protected from the environment with adhesive-lined shrink tubing, but from what I have been reading over the past couple of years, toreckman's got it right with the heatshrink-crimps. Ideally, the three crimps would then be sealed within a long piece of adhesive-lined heatshrink, rather than leccy tape, however! Btw, whilst you're in there, you should see to that Big Orange Connector with all the GNDs. Especially if it is exposed to the environment like that it will only be a matter of time before corrosion begins to form on the terminals. A couple of years ago I would have said to solder them all together, but... Ciao, JZH
  12. I definitely noticed... Ciao, JZH
  13. I think this is the plug set you need for the R1 reg/rec: https://kojaycat.co.uk/epages/950000457.sf/secda19f77148/?ObjectPath=/Shops/950000457/Products/KYG3W-GREY Another, but more non-motorcycle UK source: https://www.auto-click.co.uk/QLW-A-3F-GR (You will need both the black and the grey connectors.) Another option is to buy a certain cheap-ish Triumph reg/rec sub-harness and snip off the Triumph-side connectors, but I don't have the part number to hand. (Found it: T2500676, but I see that it's no longer as cheap as buying the connectors alone.) Loads of info in this classic thread from TriumphRat: https://www.triumphrat.net/threads/charging-system-diagnostics-rectifier-regulator-upgrade.104504/ Ciao, JZH
  14. How about the guy (Blair, I think is his name) in Thailand? https://www.litetek.co/index.html No diaphragms that I can see, but other carb parts, and I've heard good things about them. Ciao, JZH
  15. I don't have my spares to hand, but I believe I've swapped connectors around on M/Cs before. I think they have the same OD, so you can probably pull it out and replace it with the other one. Ciao, JZH
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy.