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  1. M1962

    non start, no spark

    well done for sticking with it
  2. M1962

    non start, no spark

    Bikers Oracle https://vfr.bikersoracle.com/index.php There are some knowledgeable people on there and some good historical information, but I get the impression only a few now own a VFR so it's not as engaging as here. Avoid the 'ranting' and 'spouting' forums.
  3. I replaced mine with a Hagon from Wemoto. It was about £300. You can read 100 reviews and get 100 different viewpoints on these things, but mine bolted straight on and transformed the handling once I'd made a few adjustments. You get what you pay for.
  4. M1962

    00-01 Engine in 98 VFR800

    What have you actually done to your original engine then to make it need replacing?
  5. M1962

    non start, no spark

    Pleased to hear you've got it working. There are few things worse than having that 'totally stumped' feeling, but this forum is always a great place to turn to for advice. The UK forum (if it's the one I'm thinking of) has hardly any actual VFR owners now and only a small number of contributors. There's some good historic stuff on there, but VFRDiscusion is much better all round.
  6. M1962

    Will a 6th gen dash plug and play with a 5th gen

    Anything is possible.
  7. Amazing and not surprising. Have you worked out how many gallons/litres of petrol have flowed through that fuel system?
  8. M1962

    adkfinn's 5th gen 20yr refresh

    That's a good idea. I suppose it depends on what 'look' you're going for with a refurbishment. For me I wanted the bike to be as 'factory' as possible, so all the parts I replaced were either OEM or good quality secondhand - like the oil cooler pipes. Mine's still a work in progress after 3 years, but the aim is to get it as close to showroom as possible.
  9. M1962

    Bar end weights 5th gen

    They shouldn't spin. There's a metal angled collar piece that fits inside the handlebar tube and the inside part of the end weight grips onto it. As you tighten the screw it locks it in place. The part can be purchased and replaced. If you have a look on the Lings website you can examine the parts fiche and then order one from your local dealer Part 10 on the attachment is the piece I'm on about..
  10. M1962

    adkfinn's 5th gen 20yr refresh

    The 6th Gen oil cooler pipes are a completely different shape so I don't see how they'll fit without some specialist bending tool use. The OEM oil cooler is fine. I don't see the need to change it for something bigger - seems like an unnecessary 'upgrade' where the effort expended won't provide a worthwhile result. You may be better off removing the oil cooler and straightening out any bent fins if it's a problem.
  11. M1962

    adkfinn's 5th gen 20yr refresh

    Many thanks indeed for the comprehensive reply.
  12. M1962

    adkfinn's 5th gen 20yr refresh

    I'm really interested in your cleaning materials though. I have a spare engine that I bought for taking to bits and practicing valve clearance checks etc, and the casings are really grimy. I've used all sorts of things to try and bring it back, but no real success. It still looks rough. Some of your brand names won't be available here by the way.
  13. M1962

    adkfinn's 5th gen 20yr refresh

    The oil cooler pipes may be a problem and a replacement would have to be fabricated to fit both the sump and the oil cooler. Mine were absolutely shot to pieces - they were originally chromed and it had flaked off leaving a rusty ugly mess. The crimped joints to the flexible hoses were also manky and discoloured. The solution? I scoured fleabay and got a pair from a breaker in the US, so no rust, in good condition, and cost me a fraction of a new part.
  14. M1962

    adkfinn's 5th gen 20yr refresh

    excellent stuff and inspiring too.
  15. M1962

    Speed Sensor Replacement

    Which bit isn't coming off? The cable with the sensor on the end has the nylon wheel and that just fits onto a shaft if I remember rightly. I don't remember anything being stuck. Or are you just replacing the nylon wheel?

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