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  1. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    Sounds great--PM on its way! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    Question--does anyone have a pair of original 6th-Gen clip-ons they'd care to part with? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    Thanks for the tip, Terry! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    I found them on Fleabay--they look better in person than in the pic! I've purchased top & bottom 6G triples; remaining needs include a new ASV lever (I have the 600RR MC), new fender and new lines--plus the new internals for the F4i forks. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    Ahhh...I hadn't even thought about offset--good point! I'll do some measuring... I did a little bit of window shopping on EBay--looks like there's a good 1.5-2 cm of additional offset on the VFR versus the CBR. Good eye, Terry! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    That brings up another question--the F4i forks (mint--2K miles on them) arrived today along with the lower triple and headset bearings. Has anyone tried using the F4i steerer and lower triple in a 5G or 6G VFR? Also, 600RR MC arrived today. Waiting on 600RR calipers and 250RR rear MC. That leaves 6G triple, clip-ons, lines, fender and new brake lever (ASV). Getting excited! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    Correction--Men without beer goggles...can't count the number of times I've driven up on a ? in broad daylight, and the silly thing stands there trying to figure out what kind of doe I am...
  8. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    I entirely concur with you on the law of diminishing returns. That said, the VFR is quite enough entertainment for me at the moment. My philosophy regarding tires is that I prefer those tires that are most likely to keep me upright in all reasonable riding conditions--they need to have good wet/dry traction, good temperature range, and strong adhesion for braking and cornering. Brakes should be as capable as possible; I've little tolerance for poor stoppers. Good suspension tuning aids the driver in maintaining control by maintaining good tire/road contact, decreasing driver fatigue and decreasing disruption of the drivers control. Finally, education and psychomotor practice are essential to risk mitigation. I have a set of Dunlop RoadSmart IIIs set aside and paid for to replace the 6- and 8-year-old Qualifier and Q2 currently on the VFR. This weekend I'll take my first Total Control course; later this summer I'll spend a day at the Milwaukee Mile practicing high-speed handing, emergency stops, etc. In order to be prepared for the inevitable crises I'll encounter in cageland. I've tons of good reading to do on bike handing and driving skills. I just ordered a Hit-Air airbag vest to supplement my leather and body armor. A set of rimless prescription sunglasses is on my shortlist, in order to cut down on blind spots my current shades create. And I'll spend plenty of time on my VFR learning just what she does well, what she does poorly, and what she does superbly. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    And the project begins--just bought a set of nice CBR600RR calipers, and made an offer on a set of F4i forks. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    There's nothing dumber than a deer in rut. Even a man in rut has something going on upstairs. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    Ride without them, Terry, and you'll discover exactly what they fend off. ;) Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    Get outta here! Time to go shopping! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    Thanks, Terry! I'm guessing the 600F4i fenders wouldn't fit properly? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    Terry--since it appears I'm going to short-cut to something like your setup, a few questions: do the F4i forks need internal upgrading, or are they already a significant improvement over VFR forks? Are they similar in length/trail, or did you find that they substantially changed the character of the bike? And do I recall correctly that the 6th-Gen triple just drops right in the 5th gen without mods?
  15. 5th-Gen fork Upgrades

    I feel a plan coming together, with CBR600 F4i forks, 6th-Gen clamps and bars (I assume these run essentially the same geometry as the 5th-Gen?). Not sure if I can easily run 600RR brakes; if not, F4i brakes/MC will do. I Iike the idea of the CBR250R rear MC and double banjo bolt to the stock caliper. That leaves sourcing new brake lines and a way of mounting the front fender, and eventually the rear shock. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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