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About RossR

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  1. It's quite possible. These kits were almost $6,000. Add that, and labour costs to the value of a 5th or 6th gen VFR at that time and you are close or higher than the price of a CBR1000R or BMWS1000Rr, so this was only for extreme VFR enthusiasts. I doubt that "toro" made much on these as small production runs are not cheap and he did mention that they had many parts
  2. Thanks for the information. Quite useful. toro1 is a member of his forum, but unfortunately most of his threads on this forum are lost.
  3. Honda’s Variable Riding Position Patent https://www.cycleworld.com/hondas-variable-riding-position-patent They seem to have forgotten adjustable rearsets.
  4. I think that that the rider would have to be superglued to a bike with 500HP, but the concept is exciting. I think that I have seen clips on youtube of people who have turbocharged a VFR. I wonder how much more power they got out of it?
  5. Hi RossR, Thank you for your donation of 15.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  6. Thanks, Seb and Keeef. Seb, that has has got to be one of the most detailed threads on this forum, and the images paint a thousand words. Thanks for taking the time to do it. Keef, I think that your bike looks great. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Ross
  7. Hi Keef, Did you ever do a posting/photos on how you converted your 5th gen to a streetfighter. I would be very interested in knowing the changes that you made, particularly with regard to the side mounted radiators. Ross
  8. Thanks Seb. That's where I should have posted this thread in the first place. I the Moderator or anyone can tell me how to do that it's where it belongs.
  9. I did a forum search for PlastiFix, and your thread does not come up. can you please post a link. Thanks.
  10. I think that you are absolutely right. That's why I made the point of saying that one must make sure that the adhesive and technique match the type of plastic. There was a guy at the last local motorcycle show who was selling a kit for fairing ABS repair, but I have misplaced the literature. When it turns up I will post the details. In the meantime here are links to some advice. https://advrider.com/f/threads/repairing-broken-abs-parts.586425/ https://www.webbikeworld.com/repairing-motorcycle-saddle-bags/
  11. It might be different for each model. You have to look at the the back as Duc2V4 has posted. In his image you see the code PA6 +PPE which is mix of two different plastics. Usually it's just one type. Once you find the code Google it and you will find out the type of plastic. Some fairings are ABS which apparently is easier to work with. PPE is polypropylene which is notoriously difficult to glue or paint. My Givi E-41 cases are PPE.
  12. I came across this article and video and thought that it might be of use to anyone attempting to repair broken tabs on their fairings. Remember to always look at plastic Type code on the inside of the fairing before you buy the appropriate adhesive. https://diy-auto-repair.wonderhowto.com/how-to/fix-broken-plastic-tabs-bumper-0141489/
  13. Buzzner, that's exactly what I thinking yesterday, when I looked at how some have modified the 929 shock which is a different length from the OEM VFR shock. They simply put a spacer at the top. I don't know enough about motorcycle geometry to assess whether these triangular brackets lift it in a differently than the washers. I'm still learning. The link that I provided earlier to the ebay vendor in the UK is precisely for a spacer to be fitted to the top of the shock. He only charges about GBP 5.00 per spacer. I corresponded with him yesterday. He is a VFR enthusiast & an auto mechanic. He cautioned about raising too much at the back because then you get better cornering, but at the price of more instability on the straight which could lead to a tank slapper. He said that he thought that a 4mm spacer would raise the bike by about 13mm, which he felt is all that you need on the street. He also sells a 6mm spacer but advised against me buying it. "Brown81", take note if you are reading this as you wanted to go for 25mm. The other vendors offer options from 20mm rise to 35mm rise so I still haven't figured it out.
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