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  1. There's a youtube guy I look at from time to time. SuperfastMatt. He’s just posted a four minute blurb on slipper clutches. Something I knew nothing about and now know just slightly more than nothing. Its here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRRcRtimbDg There’s even a repsol vfr hopping down a track at 1:30 in… And whaddya know, it turns out I can get one of these clutches for my 92. And then I would be happily posting this on my renovation thread, however given the cost/benefit, I do not think I will. Maybe next life.
  2. This is a really helpful thread! Please don't forget to add occasional comments and updates.
  3. Got it. Sorry. On gen3 the bike will crank all day long if the kill switch is on (off?). Ask me how I know...
  4. Oh, they're Sencys M6 50mm. I tried loading the link but it wasn't getting through...
  5. If you have limited economic possibilities you can try these, from Praxis: You get 5 bolts for €1.89. So that would be, you know, cheaper. They fit fine and have the shoulders you’re looking for but unfortunately they’re not stainless.
  6. When I first got my 3rd generation, Lorne pointed out there could be sympathetic vibration in the gas tank at certain rpms. And there was a simple fix by tweaking the baffles inside the tank with something like a bent coathanger. I don't know if that little glitch was reserved for us 3g owners, but if you still haven't zeroed in on the source... Here's an awful youtube on the fix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT4zSj_19-g The other guys here might be able to comment if that's just not a possibility on 5th generation bikes.
  7. Besides the sources listed above from Cogswell and JZH, Kurvygirl might have what you're looking for. https://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/
  8. MaxSwell recommended this source of decals to me a while back. They're in the EU, but they ship to the States, and seem to offer what you need: https://moto-sticker.com/Honda-1998-2001-VFR-800
  9. I've been waiting for this last report! Thanks again for all your upgrade posts. The bike came out great. And Shenandoah has got to be terrific territory for a VFR. Have fun. 🙂
  10. Are the tulips out yet? The real tulips...not the plastic ones.
  11. What I think my bike needs mostly is a more proficient owner... 😁 But bit by bit I've managed to cobble it into better shape than when I got it. Cosmetics were always going to be the hard part because they'd been neglected, and they are an ongoing project when I get bored. 10 feet? More like 50... Mechanically I lucked out on mine. I give credit to Honda for that and the previous owners. I never had to tear into it the way you chose to do on yours. So I'm happy and confident enough riding the thing right now. Still, upgrade jobs occur to me all the time. I should really sort out the R/R stator circuit, as you've done. Repack and polish my yosh...as you have done. Things like that. If I ever decide on renovation to a higher standard, your thread will be one of the inspirations. Thanks for posting! Let us know when you get some rides in.
  12. Following up rebuilds like yours are both inspiring and depressing. They give me an idea of what my bike is supposed to be like and at the same time give me an idea that my bike is never going to be like that. 🙂
  13. It sure looks like you got almost all the rust out of the gas tank. In spite of all that work you've done, do you expect to use an extra fuel filter? Maybe something pretty big to collect random leftover bits of rust that might be hiding, but still allow fuel to flow. I'm just wondering if it'll take a while before there's no more risk of contamination...and I'm wondering if a standard fuel filter would be up to the challenge. Or does the fogging oil create a permanent sealant barrier inside the tank?
  14. If you follow up on this mtnpat, I’m interested too. 🙂 Yoshimura actually recommends repacking at least once a year(!). Seriously? I wonder how many of their customers follow that schedule. https://www.yoshimura-rd.com/pages/repack-and-insert-chart
  15. This is the thread I'll now reference if I ever get around to repacking my yoshimura. Thank you for the detailed tutorial! Was the original packing...assuming it was original...also steel wool wrapped with ceramic? It appears to be only ceramic or glass fiber wrapped with foil. Maybe? Also, you wrapped the ceramic blanket with blue tape (your picture below)? Is that some kind of super heat tape that comes with the rewrap kit? It doesn't look permanent. Do you then remove that as you slide the entire package into the can, or do you leave it in place, expecting it to just char once the exhaust warms up? As for your final product...now I know what mine is supposed to look like. 😁
  16. Everybody says the little Ninja's are loads of fun on a track. The guys have a pretty good website too, not just for ninja's but for general rider information. Nothing like VFRd. Nonono, nowhere near as good as this. 😉 But maybe worth a look. It's here: https://forums.ninja250.org/
  17. Nice job on the bracket and upgrade. When you install the new r/r do you use thermal paste? The cooling fins are obvious, but I wonder if paste is still helpful. Like on computer chips...
  18. It never even crosses my mind to take it easy because of my bike's age (1992), although I can't say I've ever ridden above the legal speed limit. 🤔 Like old airplanes, I expect these to just run forever...
  19. Nuthin like having a mate with all the right tools. Your pictures make me miss those long winter twilights up north. IIRC they last between about 0900 and 1500 😀 Happy sinterklaas!
  20. The original owner would probably be really happy to see his old ride still out there! I found your repack kit on amazon. It apparently combines the ceramic blanket with steel wool. I wonder if the wool provides structure? And I had to replace one or two of those screws myself. They were just missing. I found stainless replacements at the local hardware store. Nothing special. Have fun. 🙂
  21. I'm appreciating all your reports. If you can, please document your yosh repack. Mine has been not all that quiet since forever and I'd had it in my head to do this messy job. I'd also found cheap packing at places that sell pottery ovens. Presumably(?) it's just as good as the official pricier stuff. Not sure about that. And now that I've said that, I'm not getting the vibe that you are trying to cut costs...I think Yoshimura will sell you packing too.
  22. That looks familiar...I got mine in about the same condition. I never figured out why that spring was necessary since it seemed to me that the pressure from the fluid would be sufficient to keep the piston in position. FYI, sight glasses are available through the V4dreams website https://v4dreams.com/products.html If yours are also like mine, they're a pretty amber color. And not so great for actually reading the fluid levels. Just another thing to consider while you have the thing apart.
  23. I don't think folks are actually arguing with you Leon, only trying to explain why you're wrong.😀 😛 Actually, it seems they're mostly pointing out that the reduction in sponginess resulting from ss lines is probably a noticeable and good thing overall. VFR78 raises a good question about how they might affect ABS brakes.
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