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  1. I found these 3rd gen parts and thought that someone here might find them useful. They've all been in a box for 20+ years since I last had a 3rd gen VFR. I'd prefer to send them all as a package, no charge except for shipping.


    The small cover is n.o.s., I'd fitted a switch for my grip heaters in the original and wanted an unmolested spare - just in case.


    The chain guard shows some light scuffing but otherwise in good nick.


    The batter strap is used but definitely serviceable. Not 100% sure it's from a 3rd gen, though.


    The two rubber blocks are cushions for the front right & left side of the fuel tank. Again, these are used and a little stiff with age.




  2. 13 minutes ago, Grum said:

    Curious, why do you talk of "right front" are you saying the left fronts are different?


    Fwiw, according to Partzilla, Honda list three different brake pads for 6th gen VFR800s:

    left front:     06456-MCW-H02

    right front:   06455-MCW-H02

    rear:             06435-MAT-016

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  3. 5 hours ago, gropula said:

    I'm using 3$ (not a typo) grip heaters off aliexpress with two heating modes.


    I have an older version of Gropula's setup. In fact, I've had them since at least 1999 and moved them from bike to bike over the years. Back then, generic heated grips were just awful.


    As to heated gloves, never tried 'em. But heated grips are just a click away so you don't have to stop to warm up your hands.

  4. DeutschTo add to Terry's comments, the other weak point of VFR electrics is the stator. It is probably worth inspecting it after buying, and it'd make sense to do so whilst changing the engine oil & filter.


    I'd be more inclined to replace any dodgy connectors with ones from Deutsch


    Other than that, I'd only suggest giving the bike a thorough going over to determine the health of things like fork seals, chain & sprockets, tires, brake rotors & pads, steering head bearings. Cleaning and lubing the brake & clutch levers, and the throttle tube make any bike feel better. After all, it is 25 years old. If you have a work space and are handy with tools, changing the fork oil isn't too difficult.


    Good luck.

  5. On 9/21/2023 at 7:24 AM, Captain 80s said:

    There's always decisions and compromises to be made in doing something like this.


    Looks like you've got 17" wheels, was that one of the changes with the RC26?


    Sorry I'm coming late to this thread and am looking forward to seeing Keny's project completed.

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  6. On 8/19/2023 at 9:33 PM, Marutukku said:

    Looking to have it back on the road in another week or two. 

    Teasers before it's shakedown and full picture dump. 

    My compliments to your tenacity and seeing through a project this involved. Your exhaust work and headlight choice show you know how to use tools.

  7. I've ridden Monitor Pass on California's Hwy 89 many times, usually eastbound. Here side-by-side video from my 2003 and 2014 trips, on my '98 VTR1000F and '09 VFR800. The timing was close but I tweaked the clips to better synch them. The early trip used an analog camera recording to a Canon Hi8mm camcorder, while the latter one used a V.I.O. POV.HD setup. Eagle eyed viewers will note the pass looked a lot drier in April 2014 than in July 2003.


    Click the link:  Monitor Pass - In Stereo!  


    Monitor Pass - 2003 & 2014 TN.jpg

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  8. As the owner of a 6th gen I can say that high mount exhaust is heavier and moves the cg upwards - neither being a change for the better. But if it's purely a styling preference I think Sweeper's suggestion of researching the compatibility of swapping in 6th gen tail is worth pursuing. Keep in mind that the panniers are also different.



  9. 5 hours ago, Captain 80s said:

    Custom Sudco Slip On


    Now that's a brand I haven't of this century. Looks & sounds good, though.


    Any chance that someone has had their sidestand fairing 3d scanned and willing to share the data? It would seem to be a part perfectly suited to 3d printing.

  10. 7 hours ago, Captain 80s said:

    then on a thick piece of glass dragged the top triple repeatedly in the same direction over some sandpaper to restore the "brushed" finish

    Now you have me thinking about doing the same to my '09's top triple, which is black. True it is mostly covered by the LSL bar kit, but I'm not a big fan of the blackout look.


    The brake & clutch masters and the fork lowers are also black. The forks I've been thinking about stripping whenever I pull them apart for cleaning and new seals & bushings.



  11. 1 hour ago, Captain 80s said:

    97 forks with RT .90 springs.  Front wheel has been polished and waxed


    Your '92 is coming along nicely. A couple Q's about you progress:

    The top triple looks nearly scratch free. Did you refinish it or...

    Are the wheels and fork legs painted, or polished ally?



  12. 19 hours ago, twistednoble said:

    I'm actually curious what @Lorne can enlighten me with about worn clutch baskets. 

    Larry explained my thinking better than I can. Always listen to BLS 😉


    I mention it only as a possibility, largely because my ~93,000 km '09 VTec is pretty damned rattly of late. Though I haven't determined if that is more likely than the chain tensioners.

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  13. On 8/9/2023 at 4:37 PM, Fastdruid said:

    it's now running, MOTd, insured and fully road legal


    Thanks for an interesting read and congratulations for putting back together your VFR. The taking apart is so much easier than reassembly, so easy to end up with a basket-case that never gets revived.

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