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Captain 80s

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  1. But that's when the lower bushing hits the upper bushing and can drive the large washer, and hence the seal, out. Sounds like he forgot the upper bushing. There could be some fallout, but I don't think you have a choice at this point.
  2. I don't have any first hand experience with their full systems, but I did buy a muffler for the RC26. It is well made, very pretty and sounds great. I have heard nothing but positive things about their products, and my experience agrees. A member on another forum tricked out a RVF400. He only buys and installs top shelf items and he is a repeat Tyga customer.
  3. Typically what I do too. I do have a switched USB port mounted up around the top triple somewhere on my bikes if I absolutely must run a cord to my bag. You can see this one above the HIGH BEAM indicator.
  4. I bought the Givi TankLock for my 1995. Very similar system. I got a small one pretty much as a glove box. Haven't mounted it yet, but it appears to sit higher than the SW, not even close to touching the tank. I do like the shape of the SW better. My purchase started as an experiment to mount a lock ring to an extra shelter on my ST1100 for a tank bag, and the Givi system is cheaper. Still working on that, so I thought I might as well get a bag and use it on my very nice VFR that I don't want anything on the tank.
  5. Ok, thanks for the clarification. Gonna look closer at my engines that are out of frames. Just never noticed them before.
  6. The DOT matrix style of his markings is what make them very un-Honda to me. Yours look traditionally stamped (like Honda does), unless I couldn't zoom close enough to tell. I've had 4 of my RC24/26 engines out for cleaning and painting and I have never come across markings like his.
  7. Strange. Really surprised 2 bikes have it. Same format, it is not random now.
  8. Welcome. Get some proper springs for the front, likely at least some 1.0 and straight rate. Have the forks completely serviced including bushings and install some Cartridge Emulators. I've done this on two of my VF1000 and it's a VAST improvement. While the stock brakes aren't amazing, with your braided lines and some fresh HH pads, they are certainly adequate. The TRAC on the left fork (which will be disabled with the Cartridge Emulators) is the biggest hurdle for fitting different calipers. I have seen some pretty cool custom adapters made, but they are not cheap or easy. I think you mentioned you wanted to keep the bike fairly stock-ish looking. The stock rear shocks are best used as door stops or anchors. Sounds like yours has lost it's damping, which is very common. They either become bouncy or nearly locked up. 2 of mine locked up. I have fitted YSS shocks on two of my VF1000 and I am very happy. They are a huge improvement and an amazing value actually. There are other options as well, like Hagon or Wilburs. 4-1 exhaust will be difficult to find, but not impossible. Just keep searching. One thing to mention, I have a Hindle 4-1 on a 85. While it sounds amazing and makes great power, the ground clearance due to it's configuration is not great. When I upgraded the suspension front and rear and the bike could actually hold it's weight and composure, that helped immensely and I haven't had any issues since. The exhaust collectors can be prone to rust out, but they are not as heavy as you would think, solve a packaging problem and make good usable mid-range power. Though I'm not saying they are light either. Any full system will be hard to find and prepare to pay more than you want for cosmetic condition less than you want. Do not try and delete the whole airbox. That is counter productive on these bikes and difficult to cleanly accomplish. If you want some intake "honk" you can remove the two snorkels from the front of the airbox. The snorkels are not really restrictive as far as power, they are there to redirect intake noise and lower the overall decibel profile of the bike so they can use the allowance elsewhere, like noisy gear driven cams. These bikes are just plain big and heavy, nothing is really gonna change that fact. But smartly upgrading the suspension front and rear transforms them into something else that is very enjoyable. Many people's opinion about them is based on riding mostly stock examples, and a stock 1000R is certainly not confidence inspiring in the corners. Cheers!
  9. Awe shit, that looks kinda familiar. I put pairs into black plastic trash bags tied in a knot to stave off out-gassing too. Worth anything? i dunno, but it's a cheap extra layer of protection and keeps the smells down.
  10. Isn't this about the time when somebody drops a link to an obscure article about fans used intermittently in an industrial liquid cooled application creating local cooled pockets, disrupting the natural fluid dynamics of the system, possibly causing damage and doing more harm than good in the long term?
  11. In his first post he expressed his concern about temps when "he would come to a stop". He didn't provide any more info about other situations.
  12. Just making sure the fan is working is the last thing? ooooooo k
  13. He typed VT750. And later typed "'06 Shadow 750 Spirit?"
  14. I'm almost thinking making the seat smaller to match where you clearanced the cowl at the front. Ending where the lower triangular portion of the tank starts. I'm liking it in the direction you're going too, don't get me wrong. But I think the seat will tuck in better without extending the where the crease ends.
  15. When you get the clutch done and outside on a ride, please take some better pics. Like in "landscape" mode.
  16. Nice. Looking good. I recently went thru a $400 1990 to flip and when I was almost done bought a 1992 for $500 that I'm going to keep. You are going to enjoy that bike. Have a great summer.
  17. I think you're gonna quickly realize that where the clip-ons will need to be positioned to work at all will initiate a chain reaction of mods that will sideline this project into oblivion. And an RC30 fairing that is mounted high enough to allow most everything else to work looks TERRIBLE. For me, the best looking sport bikes have the top of the tank even with the top of the headlights. Or at least in the ballpark.
  18. Obtained a seat cowl in Granite Blue. Brand new. Now I need to come up with a bump pad, or other solution. Think I have a pretty cool idea until I can source an OEM pad (which will probably be never).
  19. Your first pic isn't great, but it doesn't look like it was a boat anchor. Looks like it's gonna clean up pretty nice. I recently went thru a 1990 (that did look like a boat anchor) to flip, and it was kinda hard choosing when to stop regarding cosmetics, especially some smaller details. At what point was it diminishing returns and snowballing on me. Think I got it about right. Good job. Looking forward to some better progress pics.
  20. I didn't get it at first, but I think it's a cool idea. Also I'm glad I found some 1st Gen Helibars for my ST.
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