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  1. Looking for pictures of what others have done for steering stops when they've adapted the RC51 SP1 lower triple clamp. I thought there was a photo here, using 6mm socket head bolts, IIRC, but I can't seem to locate it presently. Pictures and ideas are welcome. I am in the midst of this modification right now. Thank you! Before: https://photos.app.goo.gl/oTErFwfKapGWbzfF6 Old stuff gone: https://photos.app.goo.gl/MaMinUC6jyBMEeyR9 New stuff taking shape: https://photos.app.goo.gl/PyEPw5EVghxawy1s9
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    Rear Brake Hanger 4th and 5th gen

    Any updates on the availability of this hanger? I have very recently acquired the critical components that I need to move forward with my RC-51 USD forks conversion, de-linking the brakes along the way. I am keenly interested in this hanger as part of the plan to lighten the rear hardware too.
  3. I haven't acquired a wheel yet, but my plan is begin with an SP2 wheel. -Kirk
  4. Where is the best cross-reference information (i.e., offset, diameter) for Honda upper & lower triple clamps? (And other compatible models too.) On my 5th gen, I am preparing to replace my OEM/Traxxion forks and delink the brakes. I would welcome any sage advice from those who have already done this. Thanks in advance, Kirk A.
  5. My 5th gen is a US-spec 49-state model, and the right hand controls do not include a light switch; it is blanked out. I have a few questions about this: Does the Euro-spec switch work on the US-spec bike without requiring further changes? (This was the case on my Monster, and I'm hoping that it is the same with the VFR.) Another poster described it as a 3-position switch: off, park lights, headlights. Is there a "city light" in the 5th gen headlight? Can anyone provide the Euro-spec part# and possibly recommend a vendor? Thanks in advance, Kirk A. ps - the attached photo shows the blank switch panel. excuse the dust; the bike hasn't been detailed yet this year.
  6. Where is the best cross-reference information for Honda upper & lower triple clamps? (And other compatible models too.) On my 5th gen, I plan to replace my OEM/Traxxion forks and delink the brakes. I've recently purchased a complete of SP2 forks, triples, axle and brakes, but now see that may be a mistake. Previous posts describe a hybrid SP1/SP2 fork with mixed outers and inners; what is the difference in length between the two? Or alternatively, what makes the SP2 incompatible with the 5th gen? As for frame pitch or steering stem rake, I already have my OEM forks raised in the triple clamps and my Penske topped out to maximum rear ride height. Thanks in advance, Kirk
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    Rear Brake Hanger 4th and 5th gen

    Another vote for a 5th generation model. In fact, I am gathering parts for an RC-51 front clip update and delink at the present. (I'm new to this forum, so please feel free to point me to the related resources.) -Kirk
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    Lake Champlain, VT

    En route to F1 at Montreal, QC.

    © 2018 Kirk A.

  10. VT-108 at Smuggler's Notch. Unbelievable curves!

    © 2018 Kirk A.

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    Pepacton Reservoir, along NY-30

    Heading to WDGAH in NH

    © 2018 Kirk A.

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    WDGAH 2017

    WDGAH 2017, Fireside Inn, West Lebanon, NH

    © Kirk A.

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    High Knob State Park, PA

    Together with Brendan G, David T. and Mark W.

    © 2018 Kirk A.

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    Atop Mt Washington

    Together with Tim A. and Greg V. during WDGAH.

    © 2018 Kirk A.

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    Bear Notch, NH

    Together with Tim A. & Mike S.

    © 2018 Kirk A.


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