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About Kiwiwannafly

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    Auckland
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    VFR800

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  1. Fraid so Aussie man. My bikes electrons must be on steroids to smash thru corrosion and jump large gaps. Astounds me that it was running pretty sweetly up till now. And for your visual pleasure...a previous view of the back of the instrumets
  2. Grum - if you happen across a 2001 model VFR800 instrument flexi circuit board...putting my hand up.
  3. Best I could do to tidy up corroded thru tracks was hard wire to bypass non conductive spots. And oh yeah...this is just pulling the scabs off of a pus-ey hack wiring job. Cutting out all the crimps, re-doing joins with solder, shrink tube and a tape wrap.
  4. Fraid so Aussie man. My bikes electrons must be on steroids to smash thru corrosion and jump large gaps. Astounds me that it was running pretty sweetly up till now. And for your visual pleasure...a previous view of the back of the instrumets
  5. Each to their own. Enjoy the chain fling clean up.
  6. Check out the yellow crimp fitted toasted 'main fuse' - like hard wired non- existent. Clean up on wiring isle 5....
  7. Roger Roger, where's our vector Victor?...Surely you can't be serious. Yes I am, and don't call me Shirley.
  8. Oh, wait till you see MY main fuse...photos to come after sleep. Grum, we may be conversing shortly.
  9. FYI stainless stains less than steel. But it will stain eventually. The ocean is a great test of the above observation.
  10. Similar binding/not free spinning rear wheel with occasional click/graunch sound. Tracked down to a couple of links that were not freely rotating. Detailed chain clean, individual link lubrication on both inside and outside plates (was easiest to slip swingarm axle part way thru to free up LH foot peg and take endless riveted chain off completely). Worked stiff joints until freed up a bit. Result: better, but not great. Second look with chain off I noticed that most links has almost zero slop. But a couple had significant movement indicating that particular pin had worn. Solution: new c
  11. Hate to say it, but for all the bling-gotta have it-add on enthusiasts - in my experience following the chain and motorcycle manufacturers maintenance instructions actually works. Yes, a chain needs to be cleaned every so often. So do it. And it needs a LITTLE lubrication (90W gear oil - not engine oil, fish oil, toothpaste, chain wax, CRC, silicon spray or olive oil) for the purpose of lubing the external plates and keeping them from going rusty. I was nearly drawn into the chain oiler money waste prior to a 20,000km jaunt around Europe and the Western Sahara on a Transalp. And 30,000
  12. Update: few niggles to sort out chain - periodic crunching noise related to chain. Removed and found several stiff links. Perhaps corrosion within the pins. Couple of links sloppy - noticeably more movement within a link compared to others. Soaked overnight in CRC, soft brushed as much crap out of the chain as possible. Result - better, but not perfect. Interesting that noise comes as dodgy links leave the rear sprocket, not the front - weird as there is much more movement in the links as they roll over smaller dia front sprocket. Replacement on the cards. the dodgiest looking abo
  13. Meh, not quite no Covid but only cases turning up (and being dealt with in isolation) are pretty rare and are all sourced from people entering the country from abroad. Prior to the aborted Africa trip I picked up a Transalp in Sydney and rode around to Perth via Cape York, Kakadu, Gibb River, Perth and eventually Esperance by way of a lot of off road and 4WD tracks. One day I'll have to return and complete the 'lap'. And then there's the interior to explore. After Africa. Meanwhile the VFR is completely missing its arse end while I take a peek at swingarm bearings. One rear shock linkage b
  14. Not really related to FI issues, but thought I'd add my VFR experiences (so far) for amusement after reading some of these obviously bunny questions and obviously master replies. As a pre-amble yes, I do have a multimeter and sometimes it gives me numbers 😁. The round Africa ride on the icon of reliability and side of the road fixability Transalp was cruelly cut short at the Western Sahara-Mauritania border by Covid. Sadly parted ways and hightailed back to NZ just before Europe descended into the grips of the second wave. So sitting in 2 weeks of isolation after arriving I'm bored, witho
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