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About Noncarborundum

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    1999 Honda VFR 800

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  1. I secured an adjustable side stand from Soupy's (I think). Nice aluminum job. Gives me more lean, especially after lowering the bike a bit. Much better, and a high quality unit.
  2. I am very short in stature with a 29'' inseam which leaves me on the tips of my toes (barely) at stop lights. I hate that. I bought a Soupy's adjustable lowering link and I lowered my 5th Gen an 1 3/16"s. I know I'm giving up lean clearance, but that's okay; I'm no Freddie Spencer.
  3. Per the title, I bought one and it's a little too quiet for my taste. I've considered repacking it with less material, but I've also considered the "I should just leave it alone." I don't want it squid loud, and I don't want to spoil the cam gear whine. Input, please and thank you.
  4. I regularly use Seafoam in all my vehicles. The objective is to keep the intake valves free from oily deposits as best I can, without the flapper/PAIR mods. Yes, I'd love to witness the intake honk derived from said disablement of the former and latter, but I just don't want to queer the set up unless there is a gob of increased bhp/torque to be had. Since there doesn't appear to be, I'm leaving it alone. To each his own, except for Seafoam. Use it regularly, and you and your mill will be *happy*. Just my opinion which means nothing to anyone but me.
  5. Probably. Lean due to the injectors not properly atomizing the A/F mixture. I let a bike sit for twenty years in another State. Long story. Anyhow, the point being, sitting for a long time w/out properly preparing for storage takes a significant toll on the fuel delivery system.
  6. Go to Autozone or whatnot and get a bottle . It's a fuel additive. It will clean varnish deposits that have likely built up in the injectors and rails. Best of all, it works. I use it on a regular basis. I have my own concoction of Seafoam, Marvels Mystery Oil, and Stabil. The Seafoam is great stuff.
  7. Yes, it's a trick mod that I seriously must consider. The plastic sides are like new. I have the PO's original plastic that is marred, so in theory, I could hack those up and learn from my mistakes. I like the idea of a subtle change with enhanced range. The upside of all this is that I have a little time to think it over. I really appreciate all the input. Thanks, much.
  8. So, you can shim out the body work (left, right, front) and not have to hack away at the fairing plastic? I can't see the pics posted, so I'm flying blind here. Thanks for the help.
  9. Newbie here; just acquired a '99 and the fuel tank has a major dent in it. I don't want to go the Bondo/re-spray route. I cannot source a replacement tank that I would be satisfied with (sigh). I didn't think it would be a big deal to find a NOS tank, but I finally figured out that they must be clean out of stock. I can find NOS 6th Gen tanks, so, what kind of fabricating (if any) is required to swap? Thanks in advance for tips, pics and advice.
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