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About M1962

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    Cosmic black pearl 2014 ST1300;Yellow1999 VFR800FIX, Jaguar 2.2XF Portfolio, rowing machine.
  1. driving lights on 5th gen

    Hmm, if I lived in an area so densely populated with wild moose or bear I think I'd be driving a bloody great truck rather than riding a motorcycle! Be careful out there.
  2. driving lights on 5th gen

    Appreciate that. I meant 'a difference to unsprung weight' which I think is insignificant. In terms of seeing and being seen I agree with you, it's just that they make the bike look like an adventure bike!
  3. driving lights on 5th gen

    I can't image they'll make any noticeable difference. I wouldn't fit them purely because they look bloody awful.
  4. Faulty Speedometer

    I do wish people would leave things alone.
  5. You definitely won't need a Power Commander for that bike. Yellow is the fastest colour and there's nothing you can do to improve it.
  6. I'd be inclined to change it just to be on the safe side if you've changed other fluids etc. It's not an expensive thing to do, but make sure you get the right type as recommended by Honda. Not sure I'd go as far as a flush though.
  7. Just a quick question.Why are you thinking of a coolant flush? Has the bike been idle for a long time or is the coolant really manky? Otherwise, in all honesty it probably isn't worthwhile.
  8. At the risk of upsetting anyone I don't understand why people don't just use the items recommended by the manufacturer.
  9. Powder Coating Exhaust Shields?

    Why not contact a powder coating specialist and ask them?
  10. New VFR ideas

    Why not just service it and leave it as is?
  11. Let me introduce myself! RVZ-Motors

    reminds me a little of a smaller Honda X11
  12. Hmmm. When you say black hole, can you describe where? Is it shown on the photo above?
  13. AFAIK the only things that come down that way are the brake and clutch lines (and it isn't those), horn wiring (and it looks like those wires are in place) and the cooling fan multi plug (which is black). May sound silly but have you tried tracing the wire back up into the fairing? It looks like it's an old accessory of some kind. The only thing I'd say is that loose wires, cables and connectors dangling about all over the place are never a good thing. That one looks like it could foul the cooling fan. If it was me I'd trace it back and if isn't needed, get rid of it.
  14. Left-hand turns are more difficult

    My own experiences tell me that relaxation is often the barrier between a good turn and a bad turn. Tensing up arms and keeping rigid make for poor control all round in my case, and I was told many years ago that whenever I felt myself tensing up I should imagine myself as a sack of potatoes. Seems to work. As does looking through the bend and trying to remember that the bike will generally go where you're looking. I also think that another key is to practice, slowly at first, then gradually build up your speed, preferably on a road you already know, remembering one very golden rule which is that 'you should always be able to stop (on your own side of the road) in the distance you can see to be clear.' If your limit point (vanishing point) is approaching you too quickly then you're probably going too fast. Sadly, over confidence and over-exhuberance in bends have been the demise of many decent people on bikes.
  15. I could not ride today because ...

    Feeble excuse, but....

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