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  1. Had an inopportune flat on the rear Saturday near Liepers Fork-not my idea of a fun Saturday but it did force me to mount my newly powdercoated OG wheels. Got them in a hammered black. Like the look but not sure how they'll look after several sets of tires are removed/mounted. Worried the finish won't be as durable as regular paint.
  2. I had an unfortunate tip over while parked on a slope several months ago and had to order a right OEM front turn signal. Unfortunately when I checked that site they had no R front turn signal covers. This international site, however did. https://www.wemoto.com/bikes/honda/vfr_800_fi-1/01 If you can't find one I have a slightly scratched one that is in pretty good shape. It could be buffed out and no one would know it had been scratched.
  3. Thank you for the many years you kept this valuable site active and engaging. I will miss it tremendously, as I rely on the vast knowledge and experience found here to keep my '98 running and looking good. I want to thank every member here who has given me advice and shared their knowledge. I guess we could all migrate over to the "other VFR site". I'm a member there but never visit anymore......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
  4. Thanks for posting the link. I haven't read any reviews of the newer Gen VFR and enjoyed it. Now I need one.😁
  5. how do they look shining through a red lens?
  6. The biggest Honda dealership here in Nashville informed me they could no longer remove or mount my wheels due to the bike's age ('98). So I bought Pitbull stands and do it myself. They will mount the tires and balance them but that's it. They do work on my '98 though. I've had them do maintenance on it in the past 2-3 years but not sure if there are certain maintenance issues they won't tackle.
  7. https://youtu.be/mYOh5IOyawA And the ducks (or are they geese?) crossing the road with the young 'uns.
  8. https://youtu.be/rAC9XGRqx6A Another video of a section of the Ridge outside Bellevue TN.
  9. Snippet of a fairly quick ride outside Bellevue TN. Ridge 5-6-23.mp4
  10. I have a '98 and before I changed to an aftermarket pipe the strong unburned gas smell was minimal but there-but once I installed the new headers it became even stronger. Like you I really notice it at a stoplight. I know those behind me wish I had a catalytic converter on it! The strong odor was there no matter if I was using a PC II or PCIII USB, no matter the map I tried. I don't get particularly good gas mileage but don't ride in such a way that I expect that so I just accept that it's a gas hog and go about my business. I hope you get yours sorted out-it is a beauty, as are all red ones!😉
  11. Was looking around for an 8th Gen VFR and stumbled across this (guy lives near me). A well cared-for example if ever there was one. What would I do with 2 - 5th gen VFR's?? https://nashville.craigslist.org/mcy/d/smyrna-1999-honda-vfr800-low-mileage/7608702871.html
  12. As an aside I guess I didn't realize the starter valves had anything to do with normal running. I thought they only affected start up. Mine have never been checked/adjusted since 1998.
  13. I know the common one recommended here does not bolt on like the stock one and that one is like mine-held on w/ only one bolt so that looks to be the replacement. The serial # also looks familiar. There are far more knowledgeable folks on here who will chime in and confirm.
  14. as I stated I have the map for the 5th gen on a PC III USB.
  15. Didn't know there was a map created for the 8th gen. Which PC do you use?
  16. Absolutely-using the map done at Attack Performance the increase in thrust was significant especially at higher rpms.
  17. not exactly header porn but here is my '98. These were of the 1st run and the fit wasn't exact as the bottom pipes protrude under the fairing but who looks under there? 😉
  18. Should be able to get an 8th gen for a decent price...may need to peruse the classifides.
  19. I've only ever ridden the '98 VFR. Would like to see how different that model is. Have you ridden both 5th gen and this gen? Btw it's a beaut! Love the wheels on this gen.
  20. Thanks for taking the time to photograph them. I believe you're correct-there's no way to stretch the '98/'99 ones to fit. I guess I'll order a pair today. Where do you order most of your parts from? I've been using RevZilla. And Partzilla lately. They seem to have better stock of VFR parts.
  21. The only reason I asked is i noticed the '98 gasket does not fit flush around the flange of the bracket-I would have to try to stretch it around the raised edge. Thanks for all the help. I like these mirrors and am eager to get them on. Riding season is just around the corner here In Nashville. Yes-the black painted bolts look great. I will try to source them from the local hardware shop.
  22. How different are the '98 and '00 rubber gaskets in shape? They appear different but not terribly.
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