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Philois1984 last won the day on October 29 2022

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  • Birthday 01/12/1959

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    Pimlico,Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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    (Kawasaki Z1R, Honda CBX sold ) 1990 GPX 600R, 2015 VFR800f, 2015 Triumph America, KLR 650 Adv

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  1. Sorry for the late reply, only just saw your post. Have had mine fitted for a couple of years now, (dark tint) very happy with the looks and quality of it. Still looks good, doesn’t seem to scratch easily. Not a massive difference from stock though.
  2. Pressure causes any air bubbles to reduce in size, making it easier for them to rise up through the brake lines. Have never done this myself but am told it does work.
  3. Sorry to hear that you are in hospital Grum, hope you are out and riding again soon.
  4. I purchased one from powerbronze very happy with it. Easy to install as long as you don’t have humungas hands. Still available from what I can see. It’s a UK company but available from Australia also.
  5. Only just realised I hadn’t donated this year, at least I got in before 2023. Thanks for all the work you do. Have a great Xmas.
  6. Hi Philois1984, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  7. I don’t find it any harder to see than the speedometer, you do need a special case to mount it but most newer iPhones are waterproof now anyway.
  8. Finally installed a quad lock stem mount on the VFR, including vibration damper and USB charger. Haven’t ridden with it yet, but the visibility looks good.
  9. Despite the price I highly recommend the quad lock. Just did a trip to the tip of Cape York in Queensland Australia on a KLR 650 lots of dirt, sand and corrugations. Had no problems at all. Also just returned from a trip to Brisbane on my Triumph America (4,600km of riding all up) and again was very happy with it. Very secure. I hardwired the usb charger to the battery. The only issue I had was on the first day of the return trip it rained heavily for about 4hours. About 2 hours in it stopped charging (and yes I did install the usb charger pointing down) phone came up with the message water detected in lightning connector. Worked fine when it dried out. Apparently you can solve this problem by putting a little blue tack aroun the connector after you have plugged it in. Ordered a stem mount and another usb charger for my VFR last night.
  10. Well my wife’s Miata can beat you on the mileage but unfortunately loses dismally on the time it took to accrue them. 2001 NB with 110,000 KM on the clock. No major issues yet. Although from the rotten egg smell we occasionally get when we park it in the garage I think it needs a new catalytic converter.
  11. Thanks for that Grum, I won’t be doing it myself but I use an ex Honda mechanic who will be happy for me to supply the chain and sprockets, and the best part is he charges very reasonable rates AND is happy for me to watch and learn. Great bloke whose (nick) name is Grub.
  12. Cleaned, lubed and adjusted the chain which now has 40,500km on it (original chain) I think it is finally giving in, I noticed a couple of O rings that are starting to fail. Still I’m pretty happy with its mileage. Just starting to wear on the rear sprocket, front will of course be worse so will replace both.
  13. Finally clocked up 40,000km 🐌 didn’t think it would take this long, hopefully the next 40,000km won’t take as long.
  14. After 200km this morning I agree, I couldn’t feel any difference at all (wasn’t expecting to though) while the intake/engine noise is louder it isn’t annoying, just sounds a bit deeper. I will leave the snorkel off for now and see how I feel about it in a few weeks time. It was considerably cooler on the ride this morning (the weather not the bike) a very welcome change after the last few weeks. Good news is that the job share I applied for 16 months ago has finally been approved and implemented. I will now be doing two weeks on two weeks off so I should get a lot more riding in. First two weeks off starts at the end of the month 🥳
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