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  1. Hi Flya750, I'm using the standard OEM cushion. Starting to find it too soft and buttock ache coming on after about an hour and a half....
  2. 66 miles today around Bedfordshire (flat), mainly under the VTEC threshold but still fast enough for fun and got 65 mpg (imperial). Then a blast 20 miles down the dual carriageway using all available acceleration out of roundabouts and still got 56 mpg. In my view, quite outstanding.
  3. Had this recently. Check your chain tension! A slight tight spot in the chain and insufficient slack will cause this exactly as you describe. Goes away at steady speed as the rear suspension settles. Hope that helps
  4. Owners Manual VFR800F from 2016 View File Honda Uk supplied an updated Owners Manual for the VFR800F from 2016. The valve inspection interval has moved to 24000 miles/ 38400km (page 54). There may be other changes in the document over earlier versions Submitter Presson Submitted 03/29/21 Category Owners Manuals and other  
  5. - Suspension is "meh". Once I figured out that Honda set the bike up at the factory to run on glass roads piloted by small, fit people, the adjustments were obvious really enjoying the reviews in this thread and reassured that my own thoughts about the 8 gen reflect many other owner's views. It is a heavy beast and still not got completely used to that; it weighs as much on its own as my old GSXR 750 with me in it. I was intrigued by the stomper's comment on suspension as I'm still fiddling; what changes did you make from stock? Mind you some of my problems might be due to the Bridge stone BT023s I've got on - stiffest abd most uncomfortable tyre I've even known. Going back to Michelin as soon as these are toast
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  7. Brilliant advice from the community as usual. If I understand the OP correctly, the issue is about how to transition hung off one side to the other quickly. I'll leave well alone the question of whether hanging off is necessary or desirable on the road; I do sometimes and on rough surfaces it often helps stabilise the chassis provided the legs are carrying the body weight. For a quick transition, bring the hung off leg back to the tank, grip the tank with both legs and slide the butt to the other side while also repositioning the upper body keeping the arms relaxed, then drop the leg on the side you've transitioned too. Tank grips really help. Ditto all the other points about keeping the CofG low. Track training really is to be recommended but for a good read try the Haynes book 'Performance Riding Techniques by Andy Ibbott ( Foreword by Keith Code). ISBN 978 1 84425 697 6. Hope that helps
  8. I'm being lazy but also getting fed up with the poor ( high speed?) Compression response of the standard rebound only adjustable forks on our English roads. Anyone got experience of re-valving 8 gen forks. I'm interested in finding someone reliable in Southern England and the East Anglia region in particular.
  9. Cost of 4 Honda caliper bolts in UK today is £47. Methinks we are being done over. I take your point though Magneto as this is a safety critical item
  10. And a further thought. The theory is all great but who wants a caliper bolt shearing off at the point of them at emergency stop. Maybe we should err on the side of caution. Replacing every time seems excessive. I'm going with 10 times using a calibrated wrench and even application. What do you think?
  11. Kevin Cameron wrote a very informative article in Cycle World some time back about fasteners. His main point was that helical screw fasteners stretch. At some point the stretching will exceed the fatigue life of the fastener. Presumably in the case of caliper bolts, Honda want to play it very safe for reasons around litigation. It would be nice to know when each bolt is approaching it's failure point, but without microscopic inspection, that is not practical. The failure at 30 times suggests rather less operations for safety. How about 15. But I'm just guessing ( and assuming each application of force involved a calibrated torque wrench, correctly used, and an allowance made for dry or lubricated threads)..... I'm sure more thoughts will follow
  12. Don't worry, (website is, and so will go with F@£&#@&#K that guy. Discriminating arse hole) it will never happen in the UK. Just some politico trying to drum up local interest ahead of local government elections. Lots of noise but no real traction. Just think it through: trackers on vehicles, what type of vehicles, all vehicles, and speed tracking; whose going to police all that. Ideas are fine but implementation costs effort and money. Bit of a laugh really
  13. More seriously, have you got an aftermarket shock on the rear. My original Honda unit gave up the ghost for damping after about 20k but I see your bike has considerably more mileage.... I d still love to have a V4 500 again though. Sublime.
  14. That is one heavily loaded VF 500. I managed with a pair of Krause panniers. I wouldn't like to be a pillion on your rig. Perhaps she's very accepting!
  15. Managed to shove a couple of photos into the Gallery just to convince you I'm real!
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