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  1. I have fitted a used O2 sensor from a 2017 VFR800 with 3,800 miles on it. £11 from eBay. Honda want £498 for a new one! That’s a tenth of the price I paid for the whole bike...ridiculous. I was going to try a Bosch universal sensor, but I don’t think there’s room between the exhaust and engine as it’s a bit longer. Thermostat replacement and proper blanking plates on the pairs valves is next. Quite a lot to move out of the way first though. At least she will have fresh coolant too.
  2. There actually isn’t a fuel pressure regulator on the rail. It’s incorporated into the fuel pump apparently
  3. Thanks Mohawk. That is very useful information. I’ll double check the manual for the paths.
  4. I’ve fitted the used sensor and it’s a pretty tight fit. No fault codes. Don’t think the Bosch unit will fit. I’ll have to return it. I tested the warm up cycle again and the rads are definitely starting to get warm at temperatures below 70. I’m more convinced it’s the thermostat. I’ll definitely replace this when it arrives and update the thread if there is an improvement in mpg and warm up cycle.
  5. You did ask for photos.....I’ll stop now
  6. the trick is to ‘float’ the idea to gauge the possibility. Then when she goes out with the kids, quickly get it inside, up on paddock stands and take off the wheels. Then it’s there and not much can be done about it 😉 seriously though, she was impressively cool about it after the initial shock 😜
  7. It is a pyramid hugger. Seems pretty good so far. suspension is Hyperpro front and back. Shock is adjustable progressive spring Front springs are progressive, but zero adjustment available. Would need Andreani carts to achieve that. Maybe one day, but couldn’t afford it or justify it at the time.
  8. Ha! Not married but been with her 20 years and 2 kids. Took some persuasion 😉
  9. I bought a low mileage (3700 miles ) VFR800 2017 used sensor for £11 on eBay as a backup plan. Honda are taking the mick with their pricing. Unforgivable.
  10. I’ve gone for a Bosch universal for £46 delivered. Can return if no good. it has to fit here, so hopefully it’ll be ok
  11. Or maybe this is a better bet?
  12. Then there’s these with strange name / branding. But the similarities are startling. Both the original and this one have Japan written on them same font, same construction ( probe end aside ) Different connector but could attach the one from the original.
  13. First 3 images are the Honda sensor and connector Last image is what I’ve found on Amazon. Question is will the sensor fit the exhaust. The wiring connector looks perfect, even down to the wire colours
  14. Thanks Danno. That all makes sense. I’ll look into O2 sensors. stat and new o ring are already ordered. When I’m doing the stat, I’m going to replace the pairs covers that have blind ended tubes on them with proper milled ally covers to remove the possibility of any leaks at those points.
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