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About otmaximus

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  • Location
    So Cal
  • In My Garage:
    94VFR750, 97VFR750, 97VFR750, 00VMAX, 96XR250R, 96XR250L, 11WR250R, 03XR80, 14KLX140
  1. I just replaced the clutch on my ‘94 at about 262k miles. It was still perfectly functional but slipped a bit if I hammered it in top gear. Besides that, and especially now, it still runs like a top. Paul in SoCal
  2. R1 R/R

    I use gixxer R/R’s on my 4G VFR’s. In addition to the stator wires, check them all the way to the R/R, and then to the starter relay. If you are concerned about needing to swap one on the road, put a connector on the replacement R/R that will plug directly in to the existing wiring. (Male/Female spade or bullet connectors, while not the best option, will work...for many many miles). And bring plenty of zip-ties. The voltmeter already mentioned is a must-have. Paul in SoCal Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    I'm happy with the results. When I wait any longer it's either too thin or too dirty for my comfort level. As they say, YMMV. Paul in SoCal
  4. Synthetic Diesel Oil for Motorcycle?

    Ditto that. Over 1/4 million miles on one of my VFR's. Use exclusively Shell Rotella on all of them. Change oil every 2-2.5K miles (depending on season/abuse), filter every other time. Paul in SoCal
  5. New guy, to forum and to Hondas

    I like the Fly-n-Ride m.o. Paul in SoCal Still carrying 5 streetbikes, but only 3 are still VFR. Multi-bike disorder.
  6. New guy, to forum and to Hondas

    Congrats! Replace the regulator/rectifier. (I like mid-2000s GSXR.) Other than that, basically bullet-proof. Paul in SoCal
  7. Chain Mileage

    I get roughly 20K miles out of a chain. I change the sprockets every 3-4 chains, when the teeth look rounded or curved. I inspect/adjust tension and lube routinely. A few years ago, as an experiment, I installed a chain and ignored it, only adjusting it once or twice near the end of its life. I still got about 20K miles. Paul in SoCal
  8. R/R Mod

    I like the early 2000's GSXR R/R. I have them in all my 4G VFRs. Paul in SoCal
  9. All my VFRs get used routinely, but over the winter one of them sat for about 3 months. When I started it, it leaked fuel. So I parked it. A week later I started it, and no problems. Haven't had a leak since. Sometimes the o-rings can shrink, and then expand again, without actually being compromised. Thats the only thing I can think of. Maybe start it up again and see if it it still leaking, maybe you'll get lucky.
  10. Where Are The SoCal Rides?

    Next week. New job, new schedule...
  11. Where Are The SoCal Rides?

    I'm planning two trips out to the desert next week. Monday: Temecula to Anza, 74 to breakfast/brunch in Idyllwild (Cali Greens Cafe). 74West to home. KSU 730am. Wednesday: Temecula to Anza to Palm Desert, north through Joshua Tree to 29Palms, brunch in Yucca Valley (Tommy's Kitchen). I-10 back home. KSU 7am. Its an early start, but anyone should feel free to join me. It should be pleasant on the way out, hot on the way back. This will be a casual ride, minimal hooliganism. Paul in SoCal #MotoPC2017
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  13. 95

  14. 94 needs some love

    You did the right thing using the gixxer R/R, that's what I use and dont have any problems. Just check the wires all the way to the starter relay by the battery, and also the wires from the stator, especially the connecion under the right mid-fairing

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