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    VFR800, Street Triple 675, Thunderbird 900

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  1. I did see two different sets, one of them had a cracked housing and the other the lenses look no where near the condition of the ones I'm replacing. I'm pretty anal when it comes to scratches and swirl marks on my vehicles How did you find the fitment on them? I guess my biggest concern with the after market headlight is that in my experience with cars they don't come with the same UV protection on the lens and end up yellowing and cracking very quickly. But it seems like maybe these Chinese ones might be decent parts
  2. Let me begin by first asking if anyone might know where I can find a used mint set of OEM headlight assemblies (L&R) and a left mirror for my previously mint 2 wheeled child - my 2009 viffer? eBay, amazon and kijiji have been no help. I can get a brand new pair of head lights from bike bandit for about $650 CAD and a new mirror for $90. Has anyone had any experience with non OEM headlight assemblies? or Mirrors? How do they compare to OEM? I'm counting my lucky stars that only the headlights and mirror were the only casualties in a very bizarre garage accident
  3. Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your donation of --. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  4. Would be awesome to see a before and after(once complete) of all the restoration!
  5. I did some googling and found this You can see the only difference is the Stainless steel backers are given for one of the pads in each kit. The pads themselves are identical. Why Honda would do this is beyond me
  6. My guess is Honda most likely has a different backer spacer on the pads from left to right - meaning they would be a different skew number in the system but the actual pad might be the same
  7. From what I understand, the front left and right are the same, however depending on the year the front calipers may take different pads than the rear. Mine is 09 and I needed a different set for the rear than the front
  8. I don't know about the VIN situation, however, I did a VPN to Japan and did a google.co.jp and the only 6th gen VFR's that come up in Japan have the same Honda logo as the rest of the world - I'm pretty sure the "JDM" story is Bull Snot. Another tell-tale sign that this is a a respray/chinese fairing replacement is the VFR logo was installed on the wrong angle IMHO, because this guy is feeding you the Bull, i'd just walk away from it.
  9. Certainly will look much cleaner without the stripes! The pics really do make it look like a super clean bike and well taken care of. One other thing I noticed is he put what looks like black sheet metal riveted to the heat shields on the mufflers- maybe hiding drop scuffs? (just spit ballin ideas, might help with the price negotiations)
  10. It's quite possible that they are aftermarket - someone would have had to go through a lot of effort to remove the VFR logos on the side as well as the ABS stickers on the front fender. There appears to be some aftermarket mesh installed into the Rad openings as well. You can tell Chinese fairings by how they fit together. Generally the cheaper Chinese ones will usually have a poor fitment especially around the painted panel beside the gauge cluster. Good from a far, but far from good type deal. Might be good to have another look, really examining for road rash
  11. That bike is 100% a dropped bike that has been repaired with cheap Chinese fairings and most likely a resprayed tank with a newer Honda emblem. The paint on the front fairing doesn't match to the side panels (regardless of viewing angle it should be much closer), nor do the panels beside the gauge cluster fit like proper OEM. Highlighted below are what are signs of Chinese fairings This is also most likely the reason it has different bar ends and grips. Another thing to note is that the front peg scrapers are much shorter than they should be. They usually brea
  12. That's how mine used to be until i turned the adjustment nut on the wax unit by 1 full turn I even went as far as purchasing a new wax unit thinking the one in the bike was defective with no change. the outside temps need to get really cold for it to have a high idle I found usually around the 0 degrees Celsius mark
  13. i had a similar issue when i first tried to install rapid bike on my laptop. I'm running windows 10 and nothing I did seemed to work. The last thing I did was a full refresh and clean windows install on my computer and that solved all my issues
  14. I guess I'll just ignore it like you said! lol too bad my OCD kicks in haha and the urge to fix something becomes overwhelming
  15. I took a look, nothing out of the ordinary. The air box is bone dry! its quite peculiar. Oil level is about 1/16" below the max fill line. Maybe its just the oddity of my bike that I'll need to accept haha - i mean they all have their own quirks, don't they? @dutchy - Boy that piston certainly has seen better days, must have run like a champ after a rebuild?
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