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About headshrink

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    Folsom, CA
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    2014 VFR800 F/D

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  1. I forgot to post an update, but I did receive the replacement cap a couple weeks ago. If my old memory serves, I paid somewhere in the neighborhood of $15 USD for 4 caps (extras) shipped to my door. Obviously most of the cost was shipping, but not too bad considering what it takes to move these across the country, although I'm sure shipping a padded envelope doesn't really cost that much.... but we all need to make a living, and it was half the cost of shipping overseas. Thanks again to everyone for helping me source this part! I don't think I would have found it myself, as all my regular parts suppliers AND google weren't getting me as far as you all did . :)
  2. Great find, Thank you! Order has been placed. Shipping was $10 USD.
  3. Unfortunately it's the same issue with this supplier to ship to USA (28 GBP). Thanks for looking out though.
  4. Awesome, thanks for finding this! Hopefully they will ship to the US. I've noticed the part number isn't listed by any of the parts suppliers here. EDIT: They will send it to the US but unfortunately they want 30 GBP to ship (part is 1 GBP ea). This is almost 40 USD to ship a part that cost about a dollar.
  5. I thought they might be. Think Folsom PD is using them on their BMWs. although they could also be Denalis. I haven't installed it on my VFR yet, but I put cheapo versions on my other bikes. Works great, although I like the yellow look better than the amber filter I have. I have a "smart" dimmer that's wired to be triggered by my high-beam. Been meaning to transfer this stuff over to the Interceptor.
  6. Wow, looks good. What lights are you using down on your fork?
  7. I use Simple Green & blue paper shop towels from Costco on my wheels.
  8. Thanks for your responses. That's pretty much what I thought, but the claimed +5hp made me wonder if you could feel it. 5hp would have been huge on my smaller cc bikes (this is my first bigger bike). I'm assuming the shape of the power curve would also be the same then too... The dip at 7k when just over idle throttle input is really annoying, especially while at lean. I'm trying to make a decision between a new seat and new exhaust, and neither have an easy or ideal solution for me on this bike.... Thinking I'll look closer at the seat first.
  9. Any noticeable gains or losses in practical every day riding?
  10. Now I get what you're saying. That's a really interesting approach. I haven't seen it done before.
  11. I can't speak for the manufacturer, but I personally used two of their switches on my CBR for over three years of daily commuting in all weather. I never had a problem with them. The reason I posted the new ones here was because I was excited to have found a solution that considered the Trac Control switch. There was otherwise no other usable space on the bar, that I could find, to clamp any other switch to.
  12. When/what conditions would you want to override your fan? I've had no issues riding in rain for over three years with my first setup.
  13. Motogadget certainly has a different take on accessory switches - artistic and very German. I went with the PMR switches because of the way it integrates with the clutch perch and there was really no additional mounting space available on my bar, not to mention the solution they provide for mounting/relocating the Trac Control switch. PMR is also significantly less expensive.
  14. I recently installed some accessory switches from PMR Components to my 2014 VFR800/Deluxe. They can be customized for just about any kind of switch (single or double position, momentary, illuminated, etc.). What drew me to their switches, over cheaper options, was that they not only look classy, but they’ll EASILY fit on almost any bike. They just replace the front clamp on your clutch lever perch. They’re billet aluminum, so supper strong. Let me slow down a bit. I’ve actually been buying these switches for a couple years, but when I bought my new-to-me VFR this year I thought I may have run into a problem. I’ve got the 8th Gen Deluxe version, which has that ugly Traction Control button bolted onto the clutch perch/clamp, which would be in the way. I don’t give up THAT easily, so I contacted PMR to ask them if they had a solution. They did! They were super helpful in helping me find a solution that I think is actually better than Honda’s original placement for the Trac Control switch. If you’re interested in buying a barswitch with the relocation tab for the traction control switch, you may need to email PMR first, as I don’t think it’s currently listed on their webpage, at least not at the time of this review. Regardless of what you buy, let them know you heard about them on this forum so they continue to develop products for our bike! Words are boring, and I tend to use too many. Now for some pictures! I love switches! Left = garage door - (momentary switch) Center = LED driving lights - (SPST) Right = Aux (ground trigger for PDM60 power distribution module) - (SPST) Note: Trac Control switch is relocated to mounting tab at bottom of barswitch. A peek at the mounting tab PMR Components designed for the Traction Control switch. The genius is in the simplicity. The switch is relocated from the top of the bar, to the bottom, and looks better too. Looks clean! The wires seem to disappear. Quite the bundle of wires! I individually shrink-wrapped them for weather resistance & looks. They can be routed differently, but this is how I chose to do it. Although I can't get a casual glance through the sight-glass anymore, it's easy enough to nudge the wires aside for a peek. I may clean this up a little more with some small black wire-ties. BONUS PICTURE FROM MY OLD BIKE Here’s an old picture I’m reposting from my CBR500r. Notice the thumb switch between the grip and pod. This is another PMR creation, which I used as the trigger for my garage door opener. I went with a 3-switch pod on the VFR instead of reusing the thumb switch again, because I have the heated grip controller already in that space. After daily use for about three years, I’m also happy to report the color didn’t fade one bit! EDIT: Spelling, formatting, etc.
  15. What is this witchcraft? What is the purpose of that mod? What was wrong with OEM? Am I correct in understanding that vacuum doesn't CONTROL our throttle, but is a byproduct of twisting the throttle as the butterfly valves open, sucking in more air, venturi effect, etc.???
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