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    2003 VFR800 vtec

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  1. ah yea, it has been down on that side last year when i was just getting used to it as my first bike. That has probably bent it and it's eventually gone. Replacement will hopefully arrive today.
  2. I'm kind of in the same boat, I'd like to replace the lot, partly for the weight reduction, partly to clean it up since the original doesn't look as good, but I don't want it to be much if any louder than stock.
  3. has anyone ever had one of these snap? This is the part I'm talking about. I noticed my footpeg was loose on my way to work. When I got there I found it was only being held on by the rear brake valve. I've just finished pulling it apart and bodging it back together to get me home. Proper replacement is on order.
  4. Getting Michelin Road 5s fitted rather than the Bridgestone, been reading that they are very good. The indicator was a corroded connection inside the switchgear, that has been resolved. Just waiting on the call to say I can go and pick her up.
  5. just had the call, rear tyre is advisory there is enough on it to pass but probably should be changed soon, the front tyre is dead. Im quite shocked at to be honest I thought it looked like there were loads of life left it in. Nevermind if I was changing the rear (which I would from an advisory) then I'd do them as a pair anyway. The indicator is probably the switchgear, they are going to look at it this afternoon. Their tyre supplier is shut today so they'll get a price for the same Bridgestone battlax bt023 that are already on tomorrow.
  6. to be 100% honest, I didn't think the 03 had hazards... all bulbs work normally, there is just this weird delay after the first flash on the left indicator.
  7. Just dropped her off for an MOT. First time I've had a bike tested, I know there is something weird with the left indicator, you flick the switch, it flashes once, then does nothing for 5 seconds before starting to flash normally. But when waiting outside another customer said the rear tyre was square. It looks fine to me but as it's my first bike I am now not sure and I'm now expecting a bill 😖
  8. Is it not a better solution to get it remapped to smooth out the transition?
  9. I just have a switched live feed off a rear bulb, and the voltmeter screen on the dash. If the bike isn't getting upto and above 13v when in use I know there is a charging issue so to the check the stator and r/r. Without it i might go out on a long ride and run out of electric mid ride and be stranded. this is the voltmeter https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-12V-Digital-LED-Display-Voltmeter-Voltage-Gauge-Panel-Meter-Car-Motorcycle/132749600474?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=432060755097&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  10. To be honest from the reading I’ve done about it, it doesn’t really matter which brand you put on, due to the lack of cooling it will eventually burn up. That’s why they added an extra oil spray on the 8th gen. just get one and expect to have to replace it in future so fit a visible volt meter so you have a warning.
  11. thanks. The bike tends to stay put over the weekend to be honest. It's just a commuter. I might stick it on the battery charger for 24 hours so I know its full for monday.
  12. this is what i ordered https://www.electrexworld.co.uk/acatalog/G180.html https://www.electrexworld.co.uk/acatalog/RR881-Regulator-Rectifier-CBR600-VFR800-CB900F-CBR900RR.html They feely solidly built, but obviously i can't testify for reliability yet, they've only done 25 miles.
  13. The battery is brand new. It was the first thing I ordered thinking it was that. Ignition on but engine not running is about 11.7v this morning, and running is 13.6v. I presumed this was because I was starting and stopping a good few times last night when testing the wiring so the battery is probably pretty low. I'll see how it goes over the next week.
  14. All done, wired in a small voltmeter that’s stuck under the speedometer so I can keep and eye on it. I did noticed it takes about 5 seconds for the voltage to jump up to 13.6v on idle from 12.4v (ish I was starting and stopping for testing). I guess this is the R/R starting itself up.
  15. Update on this. Due to working full time and being a part-time matched better getting it sorted has been in bits and pieces. The new stator is in place, I couldn't find a proper gasket so had to use instant gasket which leaked oil all over the floor, so it all had to come back off and be re-applied. This time leaving it 24 hours before firing up and it seems fine. Test fires with the R/R hanging loose showed a much healthier voltage so I know all is working correctly. Last night I fitted the new R/R to the bike, took a lot longer than I'd like because my soldering iron tip is busted so joining the 3 wires from the stator took longer and resulted in a messier job than I'm happy with. I then found the R/R cables to the batter are about a foot too short and I wasn't fighting with the soldering iron anymore so I went and watched the football (soccer for the Americans on here). New more powerful soldering iron getting picked up today and I should be done tonight. I know the 6th gen R/R is better than the 5th but I have fitted a fan to it too. I figured I have it all apart, it is not going to do any harm and I already have many spare computer fans so at worst it's a waste of 10mins, at best it extends the R/R's life.
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