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  1. Hi everyone. I had a near dead experience past week due to my 2010 Honda VFR1200 having a major braking malfunction. I have owned the old school 2002 and 2004 vfr800 and they have been nothing but a blessing to ride, so I decided I give the vfr1200 a try. Got one a few months back in almost pristine condition and with only 13k miles. The other day I took this bike out for a ride in the back roads. Towards the end of my ride (I was riding a pretty good pace) Im going about 60 mph I apply the front brakes and nothing I apply the rears and nothing. The entire brake system it seemed was disengaged. I thought for sure I was going to crash but I somehow managed to make it out of the turn (If I didn't I would have been on the bottom of the mountain and pretty dead). When I came to a stop I noticed fluid dripping all over my rear tire which seemed to be coming from the rear brake caliper. After I came to a stop and restarted the bike in like 2 mins the front brake was working fine now but the rear brake was still gone. I got home inspected the brakes and I will include pictures of what I saw. I have never seen anything like this. The rear brake pads which were pretty new have been grinded down to bare metal, the disk pad is shredded and the caliper pistons have been pushed out with such force that they have peeled back into themselves like a banana, in the process the o-rings have blown and all the rear brake fluid has been leaked out. I would like to add that the front brake system is absolutely fine. You can imagine at this point I'm quite upset. I have a few questions from the VFR experts and mechanics in here. Look at the pictures and give me your input on what might have happened here cause i'm clueless. Can the ABS system on this bike completely disable both the front and rear brake systems? If yes isn't that a big safety issue? What would cause the pistons to act in such way? Any input appreciated I will soon talk to an expert mechanic that will inspect the bike and a lawyer.
  2. I checked the manual and it only says "Honda Hypoid Gear oil SAE 80". It doesn't mention anything about GL-4 or GL-5. So any gear oil that is sae 80 will work? also these are the only gear oil I can find where I'm from: Will any of these work for the VFR 1200 Final Drive?
  3. Ali

    VFR1200

    From the album: Scottish Adventures

    © Alasdair Wood

  4. Ali

    VFR1200

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  5. Ali

    Stob a'Choire Odhair

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    From the Loch Tulla viewpoint looking west to Stob a'Choire Odhair (Black Mount Hills near Glencoe)

    © Alasdair Wood

  6. From the album: Scottish Adventures

    From the Loch Tulla viewpoint looking south to Beinn an Dothaidh (the Bridge of Orchy Hills)

    © Alasdair Wood

  7. From the album: Scottish Adventures

    The Forth Bridge with my VFR1200f in the foreground...

    © Alasdair

  8. DubaiVFR

    My VFR1200 arrived

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  9. From the album: My babies

    Heading east above the Hawes valley, Yorkshire. May 15.
  10. DubaiVFR

    Loading my VFR1200

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    Loading my VFR1200
  11. From the album: 2010 VFR1200

    Customized VFR1200 , VFR1200 , Saddelmen Seat , Two Brothers Exhaust , gutted and cut down high mount exhaust , vfr 1200
  12. From the album: 2010 VFR1200

    Customized VFR1200 , VFR1200 , Saddelmen Seat , Two Brothers Exhaust , gutted and cut down high mount exhaust , VFR 1200
  13. keny

    IMG 2324

    From the album: Anything goes!

    Finnish police VFR1200
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    Sudbury Nickel

    From the album: 2014 Adventures

    And we are on our way. First stop Sudbury Nickel with 9000km to go.

    © EhViffer

  15. EhViffer

    IMG 0758

    From the album: 2014 Adventures

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  16. EhViffer

    IMG 0719

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  17. EhViffer

    IMG 0733

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  18. EhViffer

    Furback

    From the album: 2014 Adventures

    When people asked Sarah just said it was hormone replacement therapy gone awry.

    © EhViffer

  19. EhViffer

    Mid Trip Clean

    From the album: 2014 Adventures

    © EhViffer

  20. EhViffer

    Elbow Grease

    From the album: 2014 Adventures

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  21. EhViffer

    Two VFR's

    From the album: 2014 Adventures

    © EhViffer

  22. EhViffer

    Clean machines

    From the album: 2014 Adventures

    © EhViffer

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