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JimF777 last won the day on April 29 2018

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About JimF777

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    Factory Team Rider
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    California
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    2003 VFR, '05 GSXR 1000, '06 GSXR 750, '06 GSXR 600 and a Chrysler.

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  1. JimF777

    DMr fork cartridge kit

    I got one of his rear shocks, requested set up for two-up riding with aggressive style and focus on cornering stability. I sent him a hate email because it made such a positive change, that all I can think about now, is how much better a cartridge kit would make it. Glad you posted
  2. Ok, we used to stay in Willow Creek but now we stay in Weaverville, but the name stuck. Just got back last night, put in a hair under 1000 miles between Friday and Sunday. Some of the best riding roads in Northern California, this year was the first I didn't ride one of the GSXRs. Two up with the wife on the VFR with the new shock from DMR, and bags instead of a heavy backpack. Bike ran flawlessly, although above 5ooo' of elevation, it seemed to act weird when in neutral throttle. Anyway, my arse was way happier at the end of this year's ride than others, I picked up a new set of riding/touring pants, and a cool vest. That vest saved the day for sure on Saturday. I look forward to this ride every year. Unfortunately, Sunday produced some unsavory situations and I put the bike up for sale. Not my first choice but it fulfilled everything I wanted out of it: Owning and riding a VFR, pure enjoyment of riding it, finessing it around corners, good handling (would be great if had the forks done) and two up riding. The group left Santa Rosa at 9 am Friday morning. If you're familiar with Northern California, slabbed it up hwy 101 to hwy 128, where the fun began. Took 128 west from Cloverdale, through Boonville, out to hwy 1 and up to Fort Bragg. We continued up 1 up through the beautiful woods and over twisted roads leading into Leggitt. After lunch at the drive through tree, went up 101 where we usually turn off on to hwy 36 east. But a portion of 36 was closed so half of us went north to hwy 299, which eventually dropped us right on to our destination, Weaverville. Saturday, a few of us took hwy 3 out of Weaverville, hit 36 (now the other side of the closure) and went east towards Red Bluff. Continued past on 36 and 89 to LAssen state park. Never been there before and it was a treat (almost as much as the cool vests). Entered through the south entrance and went over the mountain, and out the north exit. That dumped us out on hwy 44 back to Redding and then 299 back to the hotel. Sunday, the ride home, consisted of leaving the hotel and again hitting hwy 3 to 36, but this time went west, knowing that on Sundays there shouldn't be a road closure, but just a light for that one-way construction zone. Thank goodness because 36 offers so many sections of absolutely phenomenal motorcycling road, it's almost beyond comprehension. ADditionally, there's a certain favorite section of mine that is freshly repaved and no longer a tar snake pit. 36 took us back to 101 where we reversed our ride out. 350 miles on Friday, 298 miles on Saturday, and 342 on Sunday. Now, just counting the days until next year's ride. Day 1 - https://www.relive.cc/view/rt10000461322 Day 2 - https://www.relive.cc/view/rt10000471996 Day 3 - https://www.relive.cc/view/rt10000485121
  3. Friend is riding about 1.5 hours to my place so we can swap in new clutch plates on his '08 1000. Will looking through the service manual and it's a pretty funky clutch design, from the case cover that does not require a gasket, to the 30mm nut that they hammered a dimple into to lock it onto the shaft and you are to replace it every time it comes off. So looking for any advice from those who have tackled it before. Thanks
  4. JimF777

    DMr F4i Shock Length

    I'm loving mine that Jamie did. The only downside is, it makes such a positive difference, you'll want to do the front as well.
  5. JimF777

    Picture Thread

    Couple from last weekend
  6. JimF777

    Anniversary weekend in Monterey, CA

    New rear shock, made guards for the soft bags, and we headed down for a great weekend.
  7. JimF777

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    Thanks all. Lorne, yes you should. As a side route, from Tomales right before you hit this spot, the road forks off up and to the right. Take that and follow it around and it will spit you out at Valley Ford, here: https://goo.gl/maps/c18qsHPvSUG2
  8. Can't remember if I posted here or not, but I fabbed up a couple guards real quick. They are painted flat black now and look better but here is the idea. The front has a tab with a hole drilled and mounts to the mount for the Givi rear bag via a nylock nut. The rear is an S shaped tab that goes in front of the lower bar and behind the upper, keeping the whole thing from swinging inward or coming out. Takes about 30 seconds to remove and install. We took it out Sunday and the bags sit level nad don't get near the exhaust. We are heading out this weekend for three days on it so it's just in time. I'm probably going to do another set as I have since swapped in solid wire and gas in the welder and the beads look WAY better.
  9. Tried out the new homemade exhaust guards for the soft bags. They work well. Looks like I didn't take any pics after painting them black, but they look pretty sanitary in black. Here they are with the bags on. You can kinda see them, the left one anyway.
  10. I whipped out a set of exhaust guards for my soft bags. Something easily put on and taken off. Still need to paint them.... or make another set where the welds aren't so embarrassing! Started with flat stock and some small tubing. Using map gas, hammer, vice, cutting wheel and a sharpie, I was surprised on how well they came out for the first try. First bent the tabs that go on the Givi mounting bolt towards the front. Then bent the tubing to follow the lines of the exhaust. Bent the upper/rear tab to "lock" into the Givi mount, keeping the entire piece from rocking inward. the one forward nut is all that is needed to remove/replace to take the guard on and off.
  11. Now's the time to throw in some internals from Daugherty Motorsports!
  12. JimF777

    Evening Ride with the wife

    Quick stop at Elephant Rock overlooking Dillon Beach
  13. JimF777

    Computer Stuff

    Was messing around with Chrome and created a simple VFR theme. I find myself continually returning and playing with different colors of the different parts of the browser.
  14. JimF777

    L 71187

    Was it coincidence that you both had the same helmet?
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