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adkfinn last won the day on October 16

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About adkfinn

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    Montpelier, VT
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    1998 Honda VFR800
    1981 Honda CB750F
    1988 Honda VT600C

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  1. adkfinn

    5th & 6th VFR 800 Header build

    I've ogled a few of the Hindle licensed cans that Ripple Rock has produced on CB1100F's - they are beautiful and sound great. The quality looks top notch and I wouldn't hesitate to buy one if I was in the market. I would be surprised if your new system was anything other than outstanding. Cheers!
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    Exhaust Slip on for 1999

    It is 350mm and I run it with the db killer in. I had a TBR can prior to this one so my frame of reference is limited, I've never heard stock can in person. That said, I also prefer my bikes to be a reasonable volume, can't stand screaming eagle pipes on Hardleys, and am aggravated by the 4500rpm drone of the Supertrapp on my CB750F. This Black Widow can 'has some bark' as one of my riding buddies puts it, but I don't find it to be too loud, nor does it drone noticeably anywhere in the rpm range. I think it sounds pretty good, and it is close to the same volume as the TBR can but has a different tone, a little raspier perhaps? I've never pulled the db killer and have no plans to.
  3. adkfinn

    Exhaust Slip on for 1999

    I put a Black Widow high mount on my bike and think it is a nice can for the money. They have a lot of styles/options/sizes also. https://www.blackwidowexhausts.co.uk/silencer-kits-625-c.asp Pick high or low mount and do some window shopping. If you click on one, you'll see that they include a pic of it mounted also, which is helpful. Here's mine:
  4. adkfinn

    5th & 6th VFR 800 Header build

    One more tidbit - I also touched based with BW again and received this: ~~~~~~~~~~ Hi Nathan, We have successfully completed all of our R&D on the 1998-01 VFR800 performance headers and will be doing a production run on them in the next 8-12 weeks. They will be ready for Jan-Feb 2019 and are a a greatly improved and upgraded design. We have made some major changes to the design to improve the look, performance and fit while being compatible with the original muffler. Please watch our Facebook page as we will announce the release there. We will also be adding an email me when in stock option to our website nearer the completion date. Kindest regards Lincoln ~~~~~~~~~~~ Hopefully they come through and this is a legit performance pipe with some dyno testing to back it up. I am really pleased with the BW high mount I installed and it'd be nice to find some performance (a tall order) and weight savings over the stock pipe.
  5. adkfinn

    adkfinn's 5th gen 20yr refresh

    Kentguy, I thought of something that might be worth mentioning - Does your bike have a Scottoiler or other auto oiler that uses a vacuum line to control oil feed? I don't have first hand experience with these, but understand that you 'T' them into an existing vacuum line on the bike. Could that be what yours runs to? Is the other end of the additional line hooked up to anything?
  6. adkfinn

    adkfinn's 5th gen 20yr refresh

    That is def the TB tube for #2 cylinder, and you are right these should be hooked up to the airbox. The factory manual has an image of this in the Starter Valve Sync section on page 5-85. I need to doulble check that I have these reinstalled correctly on my bike, so thanks for that. I still don't see any mention or indication of a T junction on this hose in the manual, nor was there one my bike, so I can't help with that little mystery... perhaps if you post up the question as a stand alone topic another member will have more info. Good luck!
  7. adkfinn

    adkfinn's 5th gen 20yr refresh

    Kentguy, That does not look familiar to me. What year is your VFR? I used the diagrams on Partizlla for reference. The air box ( https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/1998/vfr800fi-a-interceptor/air-cleaner ) and the TB tubing diagram ( https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/1998/vfr800fi-a-interceptor/throttle-body-tubing ). Are you saying that hose #14 (#2 cylinder throttle body) in the second link is T'ed off with one line running somewhere else and one end of the T open? I don' think that the cylinder numbered hoses on my TB were connected to anything, but I will double check. If you check the air box diagram in the first link above, there don't appear to be any either? This is the closest pic I have showing mine just after take-off:
  8. adkfinn

    Pardon The Nudity...

    Amazing work Seb, that bike is truly art. I love it.
  9. adkfinn

    adkfinn's 5th gen 20yr refresh

    Thanks for the kind words Gig, but the work I've done is nothing compared to what you've accomplished with your 5th Gen. How did the rear wheel conversion fare so far?
  10. adkfinn

    adkfinn's 5th gen 20yr refresh

    1k mi update - Everything is working great. No leaks from the new coolant hoses, the bike heats and cools well. I am getting better gas mileage for sure. I haven't calculated it yet but consumption is noticeably less at 100mi. Long ride report: The Sargent seat is a keeper, very comfortable, no monkey butt, and the profile helps mitigate the 'slide into the tank' that I experienced when braking hard. I can fit my rain layers and a spare visor under the rear cowl now as well, which is great. One thing I need to undo : the LED high beam indicator. It is way too bright and I find it quite bothersome, like a little blue flashlight in your face. I am not a fan of bright dash lights at night (I turn them all way down in my vehicles as well). It will be swapped back to the incandescent bulb during the off season. Other than that the LED gauge cluster swap and reverse LCD mod is perfect at night. In it's natural habitat in NH last week:
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    Chinese silicone hose sets?

    Just to follow up: My AS3 hoses fit pretty well, the smaller return hose to the bottom of the coolant reservoir doesn't have quite the right bend, but it works and I have no leaks anywhere on the bike in 600+ mi of riding the bike post install. 9/10, would buy again.
  12. adkfinn

    Burnt Chain?

    x2 on both of these thoughts. just say yes to anti-seize and I don't hear any noise from my non-damper front sprocket either.
  13. It isn't cheap, I'll give you that. My other suggestion about having your local garage break that nut for you is probably the cheapest and easiest option.
  14. #1 and #4 for me. There were a few pics floating around of a current gen VFR800 with a VF1000R livery also, it looked pretty good also.

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