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About exwifeschewtoy

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    2005 Honda VFR 800 Interceptor 7100 miles, Red, Stock, and Flawless!

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  1. exwifeschewtoy

    Honda vs police helicopter!

    I found this funny video today. Some of you may have seen it. It is really worth watching.
  2. exwifeschewtoy

    Mounting Shindengen SH847

    I am getting the plate for the bigger rectifier and some information and then going to sit on it until winter. I have borderline voltage readings so I just want to be informed at least so that I don't jump to the wrong fix if it breaks on me and I haven't researched it. Working on this bike or riding it is the only happiness I can find at the moment. Diving into this bike seems silly to all of you and I get that but right now it is helping me forget that my children haven't talked to me in over a year. My ex turned them both against me and as pathetic as it is, this bike is all I have to look forward to each day. I would like to tell you that I will wait and not do things like replace parts that are working fine, but that would likely be a lie. How many of you guys pulled off shocks that were fine or yanked a perfectly good exhaust off just to have something different. I don't think I am so strange. thank you Joel I will do the "test" first though to see what if anything is causing my low voltage readings. They come and go which I don't understand......could be the 10 dollar meter!
  3. exwifeschewtoy

    Mounting Shindengen SH847

    thank you for the info. I spent a couple days trying to find the perfect picture. 12 ga wire it is. Joel
  4. exwifeschewtoy

    Mounting Shindengen SH847

    what is the largest wire that makes sense to use to the stator? battery positive with in-line fuse? and ground size? I want to use the largest that will help as it won't increase costs much anyway. thanks Joel Isn't there another plug closer to the stator as well? shouldn't I try and get an empty plug end and just run solid yellow wire all the way to where the stator leaves the housing?
  5. exwifeschewtoy

    Mounting Shindengen SH847

    Can I get your address so I can send you out a check or money order. I am in no hurry for it to get here so you can send it at your convenience. I guess the smart thing is to go with the SH847. I would like to rewire a good portion of the stator/rectifier/batter/ ground after Honda does my recall harness. I see that it is popular to direct solder the rect to the stator bypassing the plug. Is that the first plug on the stator after it leaves the stator housing? Or is it a second plug closer to the reg/rec? They sell a plug for the SH847 that allows you to use your own wires. Is there something similar for the stator so that I don't have to solder connections which even done right adds some resistance....doesn't it? Hope this is clearer than mud. Joel
  6. exwifeschewtoy

    Need Electrical Help

    Are you aware of a way to direct wire a shenhengen reg/rec to the stator? Not the stator its self but the first plug after it exits. I see that the shendengen comes in a kit with empty plugs. Do you know of any empty plugs for a 6th gen stator? thanks Joel
  7. exwifeschewtoy

    Mounting Shindengen SH847

    I know I am a little late to the party but I would be interested in buying a plate for my 6th gen.....not really sure which of the two rectifiers I am going with. Are they a better option to Rick's. Also, There don't seem to be many wires between the stator/recifier/battery/ground etc. Is there anything wrong with just rewiring the whole thing.....minus things like where it branches to the starter and instruments, etc ? thanks Joel my voltage doesn't seem to be stable. It likes to bouce between 13.3 and 13.9 when driving.
  8. exwifeschewtoy

    Pro evo shift kit?

    ok, I will adjust it so that it has more travel. thanks for helping me understand. Joel
  9. exwifeschewtoy

    Pro evo shift kit?

    I may not be using the correct terminology. I mean after the clutch is fully engaged, my understanding was that the rest of the lever pull was dead space..... The stock lever is pretty far from the bars, My clutch is fully engaged half that distance. I was originally pulling in the clutch all or most of the way which was making it harder for me to synch my throttle with. Now I set my new levers so that my clutch can't travel as far. My clutch is fully engaged with my clutch about an inch, inch and a half from the bars. It is helping my timing of shifting. I thought that was an ideal set up especially for my tendency to pull in the lever too far.....am I wrong? I seem to be shifting a whole lot better anyway. thanks Joel
  10. exwifeschewtoy

    Pro evo shift kit?

    I put on MDZ chinese blue colored shorty adjustable levers yesterday. I know my bike is red.....I like the contrast. I set the clutch lever closer to the bars so I can prevent myself from pulling past the friction zone. So when I shift I roll off the throttle about 1/4-1/2 inch, depending on engine rpm's, at the same time I am pulling in the clutch most of the way, while I am lightly touching the shifter with my toes. When the clutch is in and the throttle rolled off, I firmly click my toes up and roll on the throttle while I release the clutch. The faster I am going the faster I twitch the throttle and release the clutch. I suck at doing it at low rpm's right now so that is what I am going to do. Go out and practice riding around town shifting before 4k rpm's. I am guessing I will need to be slower on the throttle roll and slower on the clutch release to have smoother shifting at those decreased speeds. I am well aware that I am going into a clunking nightmare until I get better at it so I won't get discouraged. If I am off in my thinking please set me straight as I don't want to keep practicing something that is wrong. thanks Joel
  11. exwifeschewtoy

    Pro evo shift kit?

    Yeah, actually I don't even want to talk about oil anymore on this site. It brings out the ugly in people. I am sure that I will get better shifting in time. I am consciously thinking about shifting now so when I have ridden enough to do it without thinking It will probably be fine.
  12. exwifeschewtoy

    Pro evo shift kit?

    yes, I cleaned it and bleed it until It was clear and then pumped the handle until all the microscopic bubbles stopped appearing. Topped it off and then replaced the stripped screws on the lid with steel screws. thanks Joel I am not gonna spend $75 on oil though. Unless it can dance.
  13. exwifeschewtoy

    Pro evo shift kit?

    It should for 75 bucks a gallon. Joel
  14. exwifeschewtoy

    Pro evo shift kit?

    Actually I can't afford a slipper clutch. The idea sounded real nice about it controlling the engine braking better but I got major sticker shock when I found they were over a grand. I am not going to do the shift star either. I can live with the clunk. It doesn't sound like it is hurting the bike which was my main concern. I am going to open the clutch to take a look see. Never know the previous owner may have scorched the plates up. Chances are it is fine but if it needs something no big deal. Like I said, I like to tinker. I don't give you guys crap for trying to make this big pig of a bike lighter and lighter. Which to me is funny. I mean to me, those guys should have just bought a cbr1000rr and put risers on it.....if they wanted a light touring bike. It is only costing me $17 bucks for a gasket to open it up and take a peek. Not worth razzing me about. thanks Joel
  15. exwifeschewtoy

    Pro evo shift kit?

    No I didn't take it that way. I get a little OCD when I get into things. I am using this bike to heal myself after a brutal divorce so I gotta keep working on it or I am left to my nasty thoughts. I really needed this bike. thanks Joel

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