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About KevCarver

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  • Birthday 10/14/1974

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    Knoxville, TN
  • In My Garage:
    '99 VFR, '19 Civic Sport 6MT

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  1. Probably best to replace it since you're in there. It will likely be easier to install being new and much more pliable.
  2. They have never had a great online presence, and I've heard that calling directly can be hit or miss in the past few years. I thought there was an "apprentice" taking over, but I haven't needed to deal with them for a number of years after getting mine rewired 5 or 6 years ago. If they are still in business, that's the way to go IMO.
  3. I was looking up the water pump for 5th Gen like you and couldn't find it. I thought at first it was yet another 5th Gen part dropping off the availability list. Finally found it, and was glad to see it's not been dropped. Try finding the little plastic nut that fits over the sprocket bolt to drive the speedo sensor. I had to search this forum for the part# and look that up to see that it's still available.
  4. Or find someone that just bought one and buy their old stock one for cheap!
  5. Ok, I was thinking the opposite. Never studied hydraulics, so it's all guess work on my part... So, what Honda rear m/c are out there with smaller than 14mm bore and 45mm (on center) bolt spacing? The Duc 11mm m/c I have seen on eBay are 40mm.
  6. Good to know I got the math(s) correct! I pulled mine off the storage shelf and it seems to say 11/16", about 8/1 on the chart. Lever travel as is seems pretty normal, on the short side. Would a smaller m/c shorten it? I think that would be too much. I'm using the 14mm now, got new pads on order and hoping that will prove to be a difference since I don't know what pads came with it. They looked brand new, so I kept them when I installed everything.
  7. Best I can come up with is the 34mm 2 piston caliper and 14mm m/c have an 11.8/1 ratio, and the Duc 1098 S with the same caliper and 11mm m/c are 19.1/1.
  8. For all you hydraulics experts: I've changed out my rear brake setup twice now. First was removing linked brakes, adding a crossover line to the stock rear caliper and swapping out stock '99 master for a 14mm RC51 master. Last year I got an adapter to fit a Ducati 2 piston caliper and kept the 14mm master. Turns out the 34mm rear caliper from an '08 1098 S is using an 11mm master cylinder. Stopping power isn't great, but I don't really use it much. Nice to hold it on a hill and release the fronts. I'm using the pads that came with the caliper, I have no idea what they are. I jus
  9. Looking good! Never really liked the look of the stock 6th Gen gauge lighting anytime I've been on one.
  10. I know what you are talking about. I never had to do any aircraft work, so my sloppy weekend warrior race prep is good enough. I always say safety wire is ironically named, as it's about the most dangerous thing in the garage! I try to wire it the best I can, but to me it's more of a visual confirmation that yes I did tighten and torque those fasteners than an actual physical holder. I know some people that tend to leave things finger tight because they are going to "get back to that before it's done" but never actually get back to it. So I know torqued it if it's wired. The front ones are bet
  11. 100% agree! I don't know the age of my previous pump and filter because I changed them out at some point for a 2001 tank and pump assembly, but the filter was fine and certainly well over 26,000 miles. Top filter is the '98-'99 filter, part#16900-MBG-003 and according to Ron Ayers unavailable. Part# 16900-MBG-013 is the lower filter with the curved neck and was used on 6th gen as well as recently as the '18 ST1300, so will be in stock for quite a while longer. To adapt, all you would need is the shorter straight fuel line part# 16712-MBG-010 from 2000+ VFR.
  12. Yeah, totally agree! I got one of the first batch and it fits like factory! Took about 1.5 lbs. off, too. Brembo rear adapter
  13. I did basically the same chop job on my '99 years ago, but then I started noticing cracks in my expensive Thurn clear tail light and eventually found an unmolested full fender to replace it. It's literally the most stock thing on my bike, and I don't mind one bit!
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