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    98 VFR800FI: Sold
    03 VFR800FI: Sold
    02 Triumph Tiger 955i

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  1. Like sands through the hourglass... so, are the days of our lives....
  2. Yep, exactly, the centre rear piston is still actuated by the front brake system, via the secondary master which forms a part of the front left caliper mount. That hasn't changed. Anyway so my suspicion that the OP shouldn't, as he seemed to expect, see a drop in the rear reservoir when bleeding the front right calliper holds true.
  3. My bad. I knew there was an increased bias in the distribution of hydraulic pressure to the front brakes in the CBS system from the 5th to the 6th gen. Nonetheless it went from one piston on the right to none, on pressing the rear brake pedal, respectively. I had thought the changes might have all taken place in the LHS calliper. 5th 6th
  4. Not sure there's a connection between these parts on the 5th gen... Only the front left, and even then, although memory may fail me, levels at the rear reservoir may not be affected. I would have to consult the service manual, it's been 10 years since my 5th gen days.
  5. The clarty slags... Bahahaaa... That's sure some ancient mariner's lingo you picked up in the land of half my DNA!!
  6. I stored the extension handle in with the rest of the tool kit, which I customized by replacing some crappy OEM components and adding a few tools that come in handy. I also replaced the OEM bag with an aftermarket one as the Honda one always tears along the edges of the velcro strip, thus no longer being water tight nor reliable (i.e. small pieces can fall out). Then I put together a second bag with useful bits, like spare fairing clips and bolts, rubber thread wells, replacement nuts and bolts and such, to strap down on the other side. I also used a hard plastic jar (actually an empty flip top chewing gum receptacle, once I'd finished off the 200 "chewies" it contained previously) to store spare light bulbs separated by paper towel in the gap available on non ABS 6th gens, under the seat, inside the black plastic embellishment on the RHS, near where the rear brake fluid reservoir is. Nerdy, I know.
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    Can you do a faceplant icon Mr Swell? LoL
  8. Leon that IS a run off zone and it CAN happen. Less statistically likely but possible. Jealous, I inherited a 400D... 1100? Them's fightin' words them is!! Peace!
  9. Awetastic pics!! Don't like the thought of hitting those metal guardrails at the edge of the run off zone...
  10. It's the 6th gens that fry stators. 5th gens fry R/Rs. I have only seen 2x 5th gen stators go south compared to hundreds of 6th gen ones. If concerned do the multimeter tests for Stator output on all 3 phases and check resistance and continuity. It's in the workshop manual. You could place the bike on centre stand, place wide diameter basin below to catch the little oil that will leak, pop the Stator cover and check its colour and general visual aspect. Does it look like it's crispy dark brown or black? Have a little gasket goo for reassembly. But like I said, not common on 5th gens.
  11. Here are the links to the two threads I mentioned. I highly recommend you do this fix. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/62525-faulty-ground-connector/&share_tid=62525&share_fid=35196&share_type=t https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/66045-urethra-i-found-it/&share_tid=66045&share_fid=35196&share_type=t
  12. Richie, It's worth asking at a dealership. It is improved but it still has a weak link which I encourage everyone to apply a fix to. It's a crappy common ground connector in that front subharness which the only difference this component has being it's orange instead of yellow... and it was orange on the 5th gen and the 5th gen ones fail significantly less often but Sod knows why. Look on the site for Kentucky Fried Connector or BYC where I explain my fix for the 6th gen one... There's even a thread by vfrkanuk called Eurethra or something to that effect where he explains his fix for the 5th gen one when it failed on him...
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