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  1. Hi Calculon, it is close but this is a 599 hornet (a Honda made in Italy!) I would like the 919 engine better but the 599 looks better (imho)
  2. While I was on the roof, I noticed my fleet looking good in front of the garage, so I had to take a picture!
  3. I agree, please add updates. Gives me some good ideas. I really like the fuel quick disconnect!
  4. @Cogswell: you are damn` right!
  5. Love your story, hate the outcome. Well, we all (or most of us) have been there. I have crashed once in front of a hospital (summer during visiting hours) as I wanted to finish my ride with a great cornering speed (there was a great 270 deg turn in front of the hospital) Thanks for sharing, it brought back some memories I can laugh about now.
  6. This might be a good idea, I like it. Since I am thinking about adding another bike to my fleet (if I can sell the idea to my wife) this would be a nice quick take off space.
  7. I guess, my opinion will not qualify since I am running not very popular Shinko 011 verge on my '97. These tires stick pretty well, not sensitive to tar snakes (which we have a lot here in central CT) I usually get 4K miles out of my tires, but I do not tour, just sport on back roads. Had Conti Sport Attack on the front for 3 weeks but took it off due to steering wobble (2" shake at 45 mph with hands off) I would be inclined to try the Shinko stealth 003 but would like to know a reference point on how long these will last. Not that I care about how many miles I can get out of them, I just do not feel like taking the wheels off every 1000 miles to get them replaced.
  8. Yes, a couple stopped and offered help. Since I was only 2 miles away from home and they were towing a boat, I did not want to put the through the procedure of getting a canister and fuel while hauling a boat. I called a friend who happened to be almost driving by my house (lucky me)! He grabbed the canister with my lawn mower gas from the shed and I was up and running 15 minutes later. Since I had full leathers on. walking home to get fuel was not a great alternative. Thanks for asking MaxSwell. PS: The last time I ran out of fuel before this, was 25 years ago (prior to cell phones) in the middle of nowhere, but this a whole another story involving a helpful farmer.
  9. Ran out of gas and found out that I can get 218 miles on one full tank and that the tank has a capacity of 5.565 gallon (pretty accurate to the manual). The reserve lamp never came on! Now, I know!
  10. Washed my 750 and took it for an evening ride just to load it up with bugs again. Love to listen to the engine whine but with ear plugs sounds a little muted. Will need to look for the perfect plugs.
  11. Yeah, I wish I could find one for my '97. I have a V&H which is OK (came with the bike) but not as nice as a staintune.
  12. Wow! Unbelievable condition, have fun!
  13. Maybe it is me getting old, but this thing looks pretty ugly! I will stick with my 4th gen!
  14. Great article, thanks for sharing. However, the drain time was only 4 minutes in the test protocol. I am with DannoXYZ, if the drain time is longer, the hot /warm oil amount will be the same or higher. If a paid mechanic changes the oil, then time is money. When I change it, I let it the hot engine/ warm engine sit for 10 minutes or so and then let it drain for 15-30 minutes while checking around the bike/car. In any case, this article is a great reminder in regards to checking my train of thoughts again.
  15. I had this same problem with a conti sport attack. After I have burned through the shinko verge 11, I decided to try the conti since I have the conti motions on my Hornet. After the change to conti , the bike started to shake at 45-55 mph. Initially, I thought maybe bad balancing (although IMO, a 10-20 Gramm of balancing weight does typically not make much difference). Nothing changed after rebalancing. Last week switched back to a new shinko and no shaking. Never had a front of a bike shaking in 30 years. Interestingly, the conti motion which came on the hornet did not shake at all, but after I put a new conti motion there is a little shimmy, even after 4 balancing efforts on different machines. This is also the reason why I got my own balancing stand now.
  16. I run the conti Motion on my 599 Hornet, the bike came to me with the conti motion on the front. Initially , I did not care for them thinking it was a budget product. After riding it for 3k miles, I was quite impressed. Quick warm up and they stick really good. I got 3500 miles out. Since the tire performed really good I decided to replace the Michelin PP CT2 with the conti motion in the back and equally impressed. I was able to break the Michelin tire loose under acceleration out of some corners but could not do it with the conti motion. On my 97 VFR, I am running shinko 011 verge and like them a lot. They stick pretty good when warmed up and they lean into the corners I a very linear fashion. I am getting around 3 to 3.5k miles out of them. Recently I have tried the conti sport attack in the front and did not like it. The grip was really good but the turn in was pretty progressive (non-linear) which is great on the track but too sketchy on back roads. Therefore I going back to the shinko's (I will burn off the conti on the hornet) I am using my VFR as a sport bike not as a touring bike. As for the mileage, I never got more than 5k miles out of any tire (even on 50 hp. bikes) so 3-4k miles are OK for me as long as they do stick and turn the way I want them to. Usually, I burn through the tires in one or two years max. As for rain performance, cannot contribute much as I donot do long tours anymore and trying not to get wet. These are my 2 cents.
  17. Yes , same here. Reported as well. Typical phishing ,beware
  18. My 97 vfr (4th gen.) Could use new rotors. I found 6th gen. Complete front wheel but the rotors a spaced wider apart (135mm vs. 140mm) Is there a way to make it work without doing a major adaptation project? The wheel hub width seems to be the same, so the rotors are not swappable. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance!
  19. Well, after I washed and waxed my Interceptor last Saturday, I treated myself to a one hour spin at lunch. 50 miles on back roads (awesome!) Trying to bring the tires to the end of their lifecycle.
  20. Welcome! Great paint job! This also reminds me of my glory days. Well, I even used to smoke Rothmans back then. Still have the Honda Racing jacket in Rothmans colors and use it once in a while.
  21. Yes, this is a good point. With the ride on we are not as aerodynamic as we think.
  22. As long as I am faster than the other guy (or woman) the CoD is sufficiently low.
  23. You need these pictures off, I am still drooling over them!!!😄 Wow! what a setup!!!
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