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  1. Please don't misunderstand my post. There was no intention to criticize you. I started researching LED and HID after reading your post and came across the article and embeeded video and thought that it was an interesting read as you did mention that you were getting flashed with just the LED installed. You have done an outstanding job on this thread and your restoration and I am looking forward to all your updates, especially about the HID install as it's something that I hope to do in the future.
  2. Hey Skid, Nice pun! Absolutely true when there is a solar eclipse. I would have no problem with anybody arguing the "science". We have been conditioned to believe that science is always right, and that scientists always adhere to scientific method and are honest when they publish studies, and the truth is that it's absolutely not true. In this case though, I believe that Daniel Stern is correct. His business is selling bulbs, and he is telling us NOT to do it. How much more honest can a man be in this age of marketing hype? http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/bulbs/Hid/HID.html I can't argue that HID gives you better lighting than halogen or LED. Laser might be the next thing if they can bring the price down. Not having been flashed does not necessarily mean that the oncoming driver was not dazzled by your lights. It just means that they did not flash you. Where I live, every man and his dog think that they have to have a huge American truck ("a pickup", to you guys across the Pond) or an SUV with high headlamps. I constantly get get dazzled by their legitimate headlights and also by late model sedans (with possibly misaligned or modified lights). I don't flash back because they probably would not understand why I flashed. The standards of driving (and Motorcycle riding) and car maintenance in Canada in general, (and particularly in Alberta where there is no annual safety inspection) are extremely low compared to Europe because of lax driving tests, especially in the farming Provinces where you can start driving at 16. Graduated licences were only introduced fairly recently.
  3. You guys might want to read this article and watch the video. http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/bulbs/Hid/conversions/conversions.html
  4. What's the mileage on your bike>
  5. Where did you find a PCIII for $100?
  6. Skid, What a perfect analogy, and I do understand it very well because it's the mentality that I have. Even if I can afford the latest and greatest things that marketing and fashion dictate I will keep on repairing the things that I feel good in,(or on in the case of the VFR) and that work perfectly well for my needs. It speaks to the love that VFR owners like the one's on this forum have for their bikes. For the uninitiated here is a link to an article that explains what it means. https://strachan.blog/2016/02/18/the-paradox-of-triggers-broom/ p.s. Skids, please don't kamikaze yourself as yet. We need people like you to give us the occasional chuckle!
  7. Do VFR800 engines really ever get old if they have regular oil changes and are not abused? I think not!
  8. And here is a clip of him filmed from behind, but he doesn't say whether it is on the same day as the other ride. What a rush just to watch him. The Renault Megane Rs had a hard time keeping up with him, and that car holds a Nurburgring track record.
  9. My guess is pegs. I noticed that too about the temperature. Back in the day this track had the reputation of being the most dangerous in the world, even when well maintained. It's here that Niki Lauda had his terrible crash. https://www.tripsavvy.com/how-to-drive-the-nurburgring-1508346 What an inspiration to VFR800 riders! Some of the posters Comments below the video: "Capirobi 5 months ago Hi Jesse. Nurburgring has been part of my life for 10 years and 279 laps but now I had to stop to go there (sigh). In any case I agree with you: VFR 800 have an exciting sound and gave me satisfactions even if it has its limits." "alex D 6 months ago Un très bon pilote connaissant bien le tracé peut réaliser un très beau tour sur une VFR bien équipée en pneus et freins. Elle ne donne jamais l'impression de forcer, tout se fait avec une relative douceur mais quelle efficacité pour une routière/sportive de cette époque. A very good pilot knowing the layout can make a great lap on a VFR well equipped with tires and brakes. It never gives the impression of force, everything is done with relative gentleness but how effective for a road / sports of that time. Capirobi 5 months ago (edited) I never gave the impression to force because I was afraid. In the 2016 I had an accident on Nordschleife (see "BMW K1200R on board crash"). Thank you Alex 🙂 vvertigo 1 year ago What year vfr and any mods? Nice smooth view, what's it take to get on the ring? Capirobi 1 year ago (edited) The VFR was a 2001 m.y. without Dual CBS and GPR exhaust. nothing more. To get on the Ring you need to have the motorbike in order with traffic laws. Think a lot before go there and if you will decide to go, be very very careful. There is a lot of traffic even during the week and so a lot of cars that spill oil or coolant and there is also the problem of the rubber left by the cars (that became like ice when there is a bit of humidity). The new Nurburgring organization do not clean the track and you could crash even if you go slowly. Cristian P 1 year ago Whats parts modified? Capirobi 11 months ago I had a GPR exhaust, metal braided tubes and no CBS.
  10. That just verifies what Duc2V4 said earlier. Riding skills & get to know your bike. I see so many nouveau rich guys in my area (Calgary, oil capital of Canada) with more money than brains with both exotic cars costing 100's of thousands, and the fastest bikes available, but do you really think that they know how to drive or ride. All show and no action! A few days with Keith Code or Nick Ianatsch might help them.
  11. Thanks. Much appreciated. I bought a '99 with 66,000km on it and plan to do a lot of what did, so your thread is really great for me.
  12. Actually, I personally would re-frame that to "none of them would admit that they did not know how to drive their cars fast on the track"
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