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Everything posted by interceptor69

  1. True-who would pay $120,000+ for a motorcycle that old?
  2. Actually #1. https://www.hotcars.com/valuable-vintage-japanese-sport-bikes/
  3. I remember reading a story about Freddy Spencer riding a '98 VFR just after they were released around Laguna Seca and posting a respectable lap time. I bought one right after reading that story.
  4. I believe my set (never used btw) are somewhere in my shed. Let me look for them.
  5. 20230708_083305.mp4 Sound quality is not great and the sound will depend on pipe used-this is a Vance & Hines Ti pipe. Mine is a '98.
  6. I've always wondered what one of those would be like to ride. Let us know how you like it.
  7. My '98 also pulls smoothly from down low to redline. I wonder if clogged injectors could cause this behavior? Is this condition constant? Never varies? You mention it's worse in warm weather. Air filter new/clean? Also wonder if you adjusted the starter valves properly. I remember one member being surprised that he had adjusted them opposite of what he thought the manual indicated.
  8. So sorry to hear about his demise. Although I never met him I did correspond w/ him a few times here re: the header build/buy and such an easy guy to chat with. I'll think of him next time I open the VFR up and listen to those headers howl.
  9. Let me just say Grum is an invaluable resource here-taking his time and effort to help others troubleshoot their VFR woes. Kudos to Grum.
  10. I mean, who doesn't need to light their ciggies while riding down the road?
  11. Wow-that is a great write-up. Thanks for that. A buddy of ours bought bike when I bought my '98 new and loved it but sold it soon thereafter because he was scared he was going to get hurt or killed. He wasn't accustomed to fast bikes so it was sad for him to sell it. I wish I had to skills to do what you did to yours. Maybe when I retire I can delve into the specifics of some of those tasks you completed.
  12. confused. I guess it depends on the diameter of the slip on pipe. Are you asking about new headers to fit the slip on?
  13. Oops. I do believe I know how to post YT videos or they wouldn't be on YT. However I may have screwed up copying the link to the playlist. Thanks for the helpful comment.
  14. Multiple videos in a playlist. Started out beautiful and ended in a rainstorm. https://studio.youtube.com/playlist/PLLqaMZFKuPcca5Ef-fR0rwLp2BLdprgWL/edit
  15. https://studio.youtube.com/playlist/PLLqaMZFKuPccEEf4EzwKIp0B-UNA4r7z-/edit Beautiful ride around middle Tennessee.
  16. I replaced the front wheel bearings after having my wheels powder coated-they unfortunately powder coated the entire wheel, including where the wheel bearing sits so had to dremel that out which was tedious as hell. I had the opposite problem-one of the bearings went in normally but the other one had to be pounded in and I was worried there was still residual power coating inside but once mounted they work fine. I wonder-would it matter if the wheel bearing wasn't snug inside the rim? The spacers will hold everything in place, right?
  17. I watched several of the videos he produced-very fine work but he unfortunately dropped the bike he finished in the parking lot photographing it.
  18. Perhaps safer. https://youtu.be/mA_cGfDFuK8
  19. Also I believe the GoPro lens distorts distance quite a bit. I can see farther ahead than it appears on the video. The only things I've had to emergency stop for lately are turkeys and the odd squirrel.
  20. Probably not but I've ridden these roads for over 20 years and kinda know which driveways to watch out for. It is crazy in retrospect but it's the last adrenaline-inducing thing I still do.
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