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VFRMike

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  1. Hello raYzerman. To be honest, I am consistently reading and being told (by my dealer) NOT to use WD40 as this will cause additional problems later on down the road. All the "experts" are saying to use graphite liquid.
  2. I have tried the spare key that is unused and came with the bike. Same result.
  3. I am hoping someone can assist with finding an ignition switch for my 2002 VFR. Bike has been flawless for the 91K miles I've owned it but the ignition switch is not functioning. When I try to turn the key to turn the bike on the key will not physically turn to the ON position, without trying for a couple of minutes. I've put graphite in the switch and that made it feel like new except that it won't turn without many attempts. I've tried eBay and have not found on OEM switch. I located one (not OEM) from eBay that was supposed to fit but it was not correct. If anyone has a lead on an ignition switch for my 2002 VFR, please let me know. Thanks!
  4. 54 years old. Second VFR. First was totaled with lots (I don't remember how many) of miles and the second, a 2002 VFR, with just over 90k miles. These things just keep going!
  5. VFRMike

    Big Sur

    Naciemento Ferguson Road?
  6. Hi VFRMike, Thank you for your donation of 10.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  7. So, I've got the old sport extension off and the new Touring extension on. Here are some early observations: 1. The directions from the manufacturer are TERRIBLE and the lettering has got to be the smallest I've ever seen. Other have commented on this also. However, go to YouTube and watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev_dFTOVjOM to assemble the Touring extension and watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uUGfjoyUxg to prepare your windscreen (drilling) and to attach the Touring extension to your windscreen. The videos, which are produced by TwistedThrottle, are well done and make the process very simple and straightforward. 2. The Touring windscreen, in its highest position, provides 5.75" of additional height. It's pretty easy to adjust. If you've got a throttle lock then it can be adjusted on the fly- of course I've not tested this and don't recommend it. 3. It definitely makes a difference reducing noise and buffeting. I am using Convertibars (https://convertibars.3dcartstores.com/Honda-VFR-80002-13-Bike-Specific-Kit_p_168.html) and so I sit much straighter and higher but the reduction in noise and buffeting is obvious. 4. My bike seems to be looking much more like a touring bike than a sports bike with the hard bags, GPS, Throttlemeister, Convertibars, mirror extensions, sockets for heated vest and other accessories, and now a (very) tall extension. I'm not complaining. Rather, I'm making an observation of the transformation of my bike since I purchased new in 2002. I've got over 71K on it and hope to put on another 100K. As I put another 2K on the bike this month I'll check back in and add some further comments. Thanks again to 007 for pointing this product out. VFRMike.
  8. VFRMike

    035 Douglas Pass Co

    My brother's name is also Lorne- pretty rare name for sure.
  9. I went ahead and ordered one and will post pictures and give a review when it's on the VFR.
  10. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely look into this.
  11. I am currently commuting about 2000 miles per month using my 02 VFR. Just broke 70,000 miles on the odometer last night. The combination of enjoying the riding and saving gas money is making it easy to leave my comfy truck in the garage. However, I am needing more wind protection. The Vario windscreen I am using is great but I am also using Convertibars. I am not willing to get rid of the Convertibars as they keep me virtually vertical, when I want to be. So, I need to modify my windscreen to take the wind higher, over my helmet. I am considering removing the Vario windscreen extension (the top piece that moves up and down) and fitting a taller piece in its place. Anyone done this or have any thoughts? I know it won't look as attractive but I need to get the wind over my head and I don't want to ride hunched over for 130 miles each day. I've experimented a bit by placing my hands horizontal to the top of the extension, in its tallest position, and it's much nicer and far quieter. So, 4"-6" taller than the current height would be what I am looking for. I've considered buying a used windscreen and cutting it to fit or buying a Laminar Touring Lip (modifying as needed) and seeing if it will attach. Thoughts?
  12. All these years and this is STILL my favorite looking model. Thanks for sharing!
  13. Nice bike- but I wouldn't change a thing. Tough to find them in such original condition. At a minimum keep all the original parts. Congrats!
  14. I highly recommend Convertibars. I've got them on my 02 and I don't think any other product can raise (or lower or anything in between) more than the Convertibars. http://www.convertibars.com/ProductsBike.cfm?Action=Add&ProductID=&rebuildStruct=1&CategoryID=-1&BikeYear=1999&MakeID=72&ModelID=99&btnSubmit=+Next+Step%21+ VFRMike.
  15. I've used the Convertibars for years now and I really like them. My bike was hit (by an SUV) the other day and although the clutch lever was completly bent and the bar ends (Throttlemeister) was scratched, the Convertibars held up 100%. They did not move in position either. Very solid piece of equiptment. By the way, you don't need to order the longer lines to get the max up and max back (toward you) setting- just a bit of re-routing of the lines. VFRMike.
  16. I do love my 6th gen but there's something about the 4th gens that I've always liked. They're such nice looking bikes. Great shot! VFRMike.
  17. VFRMike

    Love for the Gen 4

    Love the 4th and the 6th gen the best. Great shot in my neck of the woods by Morro Rock. VFRMike.
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