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ariesblade last won the day on December 29 2021

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    Honda VFR 800FI '00 in Candy Tahitian Blue

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  1. Installed the Givi Wingrack for an upcoming camping trip. Took a lot of muscle to get this to fit, bolts and washer combos, either the rear subframe is crooked or the rack is, because the gap between the rack and fairing on the left-hand side was non existent and rubbing on the paint. Got a new key cut so i can remove the rear seat with the rack installed. Finally went the bike with some plastic and metal restorer (do it once a year now and it makes a huge difference, oil-based but leaves absolutely no residue) Love this product and can highly recommend Owatrol Polytrol Before After
  2. @Ughandi Thats what creditcards (with purchase insurance) are for 😄 There are much more affordable 5th gen plastic options Nah but jokes aside, I have alot of experience on chinese sites like Aliexpress. Almost all Aliexpress sales are well protected, you can open disputes if the parts dont fit or are not as advertised and then get your money back. Some sellers are hesitant to give money back but then someone from the platform reviews the case and decides from there if you cant come to an agreement. The sketchier stuff i either use my creditcard's 'insurance' or Paypal.
  3. Any chance you have found a speedo healer somewhere while building the bike up? most likely to be placed under the fairings or under the seat. When putting back the speedsensor did you check that the end of the speedsensor was seated properly in the sprocket nut?
  4. Yeah that hits the logic part of my brain in the right way. 😄 let's settle on that one. Cool and good to know.
  5. @Dutchy Might take you up on that if I'm ever near you. but according to the rest i might not be missing anything apart from the triangle. Pretty sure you are also on the VFROC, but forgot the username you use there 🙂
  6. Oh wait. So the right hand fairing shouldnt have foam at all? Wow thats even more confusing to me 🤣 Well then i guess, apart from the triangle piece im not missing anything. Weird tho, that difference between left and right. The parts list on MSP.eu also show qty 1 for all foam strips. @stuartb3502 Yep you are correct, they sort of seem to seal around the radiator, possibly smoothing/channeling the airflow over the radiator? Still weird to have this over one of the radiators and not both. Or could it be because that one is powered by the fan and needs more channeling of the airflow to be effective. Just speculating here
  7. Hey guys, Took me a while to notice, but i replaced the fairings on my VFR last year after a crash. But i noticed im missing the foam strips on the left and right cowling. What do you think they are for, and could someone maybe provide pictures of the placement and dimensions of the foam strips (might buy some foam adhesive to cut to size). Thanks in advance! -Ariesblade
  8. im guessing you mean the toolkit? heck no. definitely not leaving that at home. Has come in handy numerous times. I dont notice the weight difference, and the toolkit fits 90% of my gfs bike as well.
  9. Yeah i know, buti didnt know it existed until after i had already removed the rear cowl, so knowing that before hand, it would've been unnecessary to remove it. Oh well we learn... 🤷‍♂️
  10. @vfrcapn Bungee cord for the win! I have had a cord to test for such a long time now. But finally got round to installing it. After removing the rear bodywork, i noticed that there is a slit in the rear mudguard allowing the bungee to be installed without removing the rear cowl. Oh well i was already there so did some cleaning, and inspections (especially around the R&R) Thanks for the clever insight about the bungeecord, so happy to finally have one 😄
  11. Very curious about this thread. What exactly is the benefit of swapping out the injectors. Say id swap em for the 929 injectors. what is the difference?
  12. Honestly already looking super sweet! love it, and i think adding a matching paintjob might be a bit overkill. Maybe some HRC stickers? 👀 What are those super chonky grips? For paintschemes maybe the 6th gen RWB? But balance out the colors a bit more? so more red, and maybe less white? Could look very good on your 4th gen (PS i think i spotted an 8 spoke rear wheel , damnn)
  13. Those Colors!! I will patiently, but not so patiently, wait for pics ON the bike
  14. Okay thats interesting, Last summer, riding through the alps i didnt notice much difference in idle speed and power delivery. We're talking elevation changes from 200 meters to +1500-2200m (650ft - 6500ft in freedom units ). granted i wasnt pushing hard (unknown roads and not wanting to spoil a fan.fucking.tastic vacation) But I can get the use-case for the lever. Good to know. I luckily havent had to touch the wax unit. Lets pray to the Viffer gods i dont have to 😉
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