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  1. Loads and loads

    Hi everyone, I've just installed the VFRness on my dear 2001. The voltage is very nice and stable now (Thank you again Tightwad!) but that is not the point of this thread. I am really curious about your numbers while under load. I have done some measurements on battery to test the minimum Volts the system can produce, volts at idle and volts at 5K rpm. So can you please share your numbers? Situation N.1 Ignition OFF (bike cold), voltmeter on the battery terminals Situation N.2 Ignition ON, engine ON (bike warm at idle RPMs), voltmeter on the battery terminals Situation N.3 Ignition ON, engine ON (bike warm at steady 5000 RPMs), voltmeter on the battery terminals Situation N.4 Ignition ON, engine ON (bike warm at idle RPMs), voltmeter on the battery terminals AND with lights on (front and back while in hi-beam and with brake lights on)+indicator (while lit) Only remaining drains are the fan (but I don´t think anybody wants to wait for it to turn on) and the horn (which would be annoying to the surrounding area so let's skip that as well) 1) 12,77V 2) 14,33V 3) 14,33V 4) 12,30V
  2. Hi, I've got a 2000 model 5th gen Australian VFR800 all of the wiring diagrams i have been able to find don't show the bank angle sensor on them :/ Has anyone come across this problem before? Cheers Ian
  3. Hi all, In the middle of doing a Nitron shock install on my 1999 VFR. All was going well, removed the linkage plates, found the top mount nut, and then I discovered I didn't have the large hex bit required to undo the bolt securing the connecting link. I attempted to undo the nut on the opposing side but suceeded only in rounding it slighty - it was tight as hell. So, one taxi ride to Halfords and back later and I have the hex bit, bit because it's so damn tight I rounded the bolt head - now I'm truly screwed. The way I see it, I cannot manoeuvre the old shock out of position without getting the connecting link out of the way, and I cannot get the top mount off the shock (to allow the shock to come further down and possibly allow me to articulate it out of the way) because access is so damn poor. I'm in crisis mode here - save me people!!!! The pic will hopefully show the extent of the problem.
  4. I replaced the original OEM regulator/rectifier [r/r] on my 2001 5th gen with a Shindengen SH847 series-style r/r from roadstercycle.com. There were no problems evident with my elecrical system, but with 48,595 miles on my old[ish] VFR, I might be on borrowed time with the all-original wiring, stator and r/r. I read through the pinned threads on the vfrd electrical forum: 'stator tests', 'electrical upgrade', and 'tips and tricks' - thanks to everyone who contributed their advice and experiences to these informative threads. Thanks to Duc2V4 for his guidance and for introducing me to roadstercycle.com and introducing me to Jack, the craftsman behind the roadstercycle website. Special thanks to Jack for his excellent suggestions, products, service, and for showing me his amazing shop and machines. Readings before beginning project: 12.9v on the battery with ignition switch off 0.8-0.9ohms across all three stator legs when disconnected from r/r [my meter reads 0.6ohms when I short the two probes together] No continuity from any stator leg to ground 19-20v on all three stator legs at 1200rpm idle [engine temp 174F] 61-63v on all three stator legs at 5000rpm I neglected to check battery voltages with engine running before I began I used this nifty $20 voltmeter [It also has two USB charging ports] from ebay for continuous battery voltage display - plugged it into my always-on steering stem power outlet. I compared it to my multi-meter, and they displayed the same voltages: Here is the original OEM r/r with leads disconnected: The connectors on the cables coming from the stock r/r didn't look bad, though the connector on the stator wires was a bit discolored: The series-type SH847 is $50.00 more than the popular mosfet SH020AA, but operates on demand instead of constantly, runs even cooler than mosfet, and has a 50 amp capacity. I went with it because I've been doing track days and don't want to challenge the r/r if I have to unplug the lights before taping them over [the headlights melt through polyethylene tape if you leave them on after you tape them over - ask me how I know]. The SH847 connectors are built onto the r/r. Roadstercycle sells the SH847 as a kit and makes up the connectors/cables for the battery and stator leads from 10 gauge marine grade wire: The SH847 is a physically larger unit - here it is next to the stock r/r: Before purchasing, I made an actual size mockup and taped it in place to test fit it under the rear cowl in the stock r/r location. It would have efficient cable routing and clear the cowl and passenger rear set assembly if oriented with the connectors facing forward, which would mean the cooling fins would be perpendicular to airflow as I perceived it. Jack said the series-type and mosfet Shindengen r/r's don't care about airflow direction: After visiting roadstercycle.com, receiving an education and a tour from Jack, then picking up r/r kits for my bike and for member Hammerdrill's 's 6th gen, I fit the SH847 in place, mapped out its location, and marked where to drill the top mounting hole [Yes, I cleaned up the hole with a rat tail file after drilling]: This left the new r/r's bottom mounting hole just below the bottom rail of the subframe. I hate mixing SAE and metric fasteners [I never know if I'll remember the right size tools later], but my best mounting solution was the threaded endpiece of this 1/4-20 draw bolt. I used the threaded piece to grab the subframe from underneath by threading it onto a bolt running through the r/r's bottom mounting hole: I cut a 1/4-20 flange bolt short enough that it wouldn't grind into the plastic fender behind the subframe, cut the bottom rear corner off the threaded draw bolt piece so it could clear the fender when pivoted up to grab the subframe securely, then loctited the threads and cinched it all up with stainless washers between the mounting bolts and the r/r: Roadstercycle's kit comes with finished battery cables. I asked for 11" battery cables, but Jack wisely recommended 12" lengths. I'm glad he did, because they fit like this [The nearest black and red cables in this photo are the leads from the new r/r and the red fixture on the left with two bumps on it is the 30amp circuit breaker that Jack builds into the kit]: Per the instructions, I taped off the now unused connector that ran from the wire harness to the old r/r and fastened it out of the way: The kit comes with 18" stator cables, solder-on sleeves, and crimp connectors - you choose whichever connector you prefer. I cut the stator cables to length using cable cutters. I like actual cable cutters for stranded cable because they capture the strands and compress them together so the strands don't get crushed and spread apart between the two blades of regular wire cutters or dikes. Next was to solder on the sleeves, followed by completely forgetting to take photos of the cables in my solder jig, but there's not much there to imagine. Roadstercycle has a good video on how to solder connectors. Just before heating the last piece of shrinkwrap onto the last finished stator connection, I remembered to take a photo: That's it. My final electrical readings are all the same - I didn't change out the stator or battery. I finally took battery readings with the engine running and got 13.3v at 1200rpm idle, 14.5v at 5000rpm.
  5. VFR800F_ghost2.jpg

    From the album help

    ghost VFR800F at launch in 1998
  6. VFR800F_ghost1.jpg

    From the album help

    ghost VFR800F 5th gen at launch in 1998
  7. Hi all, This has long been my go-to VFR resource. I'm the proud owner of my third 5th gen pearl shining yellow VFR800FiX (and there can only be a handful in all of Ireland!). With the exception of an enjoyable foray into Kawasaki ownership with a 2005 ZX6R, I've been served exclusively by VFR's. Anywho, hoping you good folks here can help me with a query I have. The bike is an X model (confirmed with the underseat sticker, so 99 model year), is 2001 registered (not too unusual I guess, slow moving dealer stock?), and has the original catalytic converter stickers on it's bodywork (the units themselves not being present as it has a full stainless system with a hi level carbon can). It was my understanding that only later model VFR800's had a cat, from at least the Y model on, am I right? It has the manual choke/fast idle lever. This nagging doubt in my mind has me thinking of all sorts of potential horror stories - to my reasonably well trained eye it's not a Frankenstein's monster of a bike, previously crashed or cobbled together, it's in fantastic condition and rides brilliantly, doesn't have suspiciously low mileage, etc. Pic shows the stickers on the tail section. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  8. I guess there was a guy taking photos when I was out on the track at the Ridge motorsports park
  9. Class Reunion

    It has been a very busy year and I haven't had time until this past weekend to roll all of the VFRs out for a class reunion picture. It was a gorgeous day out anyways, so why not snap some pics before heading out on a ride? The red 5th gen is an 2001 with about 5,800 miles, purchased in 2012 from the original owner and he only had 750 odd miles on the bike. It was all stock minus a Two Bros slip on that I swapped out for a Akropovic. Mostly, I have kept this bike original and stock with the exception of DMR front fork tuning, an Ohlins shock, stainless lines, the 98-99 cat less headers and updating the charging system. Oh and of course an 8 spoke wheel powdercoated black. The silver VFR is my "Gen 5.5 Hybrid"- basically the front half of a 5th gen VFR with gear driven cams (as they all should be), with the back half of a 6th gen with the OEM bag mounts and underseat exhaust. That makes it a bit easier to see the 8 spoke wheel. My bodywork guy also changed the headlight shape to mimic dual headlights and it really does bridge the gap between the odd single headlights that Honda was using in the late 90s (Superhawk, CBR 900, VFR) to the next generation in 2002 with the VTEC and dual headlights. There is a good picture showing the front of the bikes and how just the subtle change really altered the look of the front fairing. Originally, being 2000 model, it was yellow, and I planned on keeping it yellow. But when the tank needed to be swapped with a 6th gen to fit the new subframe and seat correctly, I found a brand new 2003(?) silver for $200. The silver looked great and I decided to go in that direction instead. This was my third VFR, and the project began because as much as I enjoy riding my '01 I didn't want to put a ton of miles on it and wanted to keep it mostly stock. So a second 5th gen was needed of course. The original owner had about 7,000 miles on it when he sold it to me in the fall of 2014. It was on the lift for over a year as a project and now has almost 12k miles on it. I am very happy with the way the project worked out, even if it was more expensive and more time/ stress consuming than originally planned. But what project isn't, right? The RWB Anniversary was my second VFR after I decided I loved my low mileage 5th gen so much that I wanted to keep the miles off of it, and have more of a sport touring platform for killing miles. It was purchased in the fall of 2013 with only 1500 miles on it from the original owner, who only added Heli bars and was getting out of riding. Besides having one of the best replica paint jobs ever IMHO, it has been a great bike overall and after adding quite a few "farkles" (especially swapping out the seat for a Saddlemen and the stock screen) is a very capable sport touring bike that I would still put up against the newer generations of ST bikes. The white wheels are a PITA to keep clean, but just look right. The stock wheels didn't look bad, but the white makes the bike look lighter. I am often asked which is my favorite. That's tough to answer, as each has its own strengths and weaknesses. If I had to sell any of them off, the 6th gen would go first, that's probably the best way to answer it. IMHO it just doesn't have the "soul" of the 5th gens, likely due to the VTEC and chain driven cams. Neither one of changes bother me particularly - I just personally prefer the feel and sound of the 5th gen motor and even the handling (not stock however). My wife told me the other day when I rolled them out that I have a "VFR problem". I said, "hell yes I do. I don't have a 1st gen, 2nd gen, 3rd gen, 4th gen or 8th gen VFR!!!" All kidding aside, there will be a 4th gen in the group someday. I have always loved their NR inspired look and NACA ducts. I had always drooled over the 3rd gens sitting next to the RC30 at the local Honda dealer, but the 4th generation was the first VFR that I ever rode. It sealed my insanity for them, even though I was married to Triumph at the time. The Sprint and Trophy were always too under-developed, overweight, crude and not as cool as the VFRs -to me at least. Triumph America borrowed a '96 VFR 750 from a local dealer for "testing" before the Sprint 955i was to be launched, and I think I alone put over 2,000 miles on it. Our then CEO ripped me a new one for riding it so much. Man was he pissed. Oh well, it was worth it...
  10. In the water

    Just so happened where I was walking back to the Viffer, I saw this angle of the viffer in the pool of water, so wondered if it would make for a decent photo, not being a fan of the cell phone photo ,had me wondering. I think it turned out ok.
  11. Guys, I recently bought a 5th gen RC46 VFR800. The bike's first registration was in 2000, but the bike was manufactured in 1999. How can I tell if it's a later or an earlier model? I'm asking, because frankly I prefer the earlier one - AFAIK the later one has a catalytic converter and oxygen sensors, stuff I can really do without.
  12. View File 5th Gen PCII & PCIII maps Some of these I pulled from the Power Commander site. For the files that are corrupt on that site I searched the net and found the missing files on some old plain .html personal blogs such as: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stu.tyrrell/PowerCommanderMaps.htm Note that some of the PCII files have modified ignition. Make sure and critically analyze any map before implementing it! I have nothing to do with these maps except that I searched for them and posted them here. - Knight Submitter Knight Submitted 05/12/2016 Category Power Commander Maps  
  13. ConnectorB

    From the album MadScientist's Gallery

  14. ConnectorA

    From the album MadScientist's Gallery

  15. 17.5.15

    From the album My 2001 VFR800

  16. VFR800 Serial Numbers 5th Gen

    From the album Tech Stuff & Mods

    VFR800 Serial Numbers 5th Gen

    © Honda Motor Company

  17. Pistons 3

    From the album MadScientist's Gallery

  18. Pistons 2

    From the album MadScientist's Gallery

  19. Pistons 1

    From the album MadScientist's Gallery

  20. Housings 2

    From the album MadScientist's Gallery

  21. Housings 1

    From the album MadScientist's Gallery

  22. Dimension Chart

    From the album MadScientist's Gallery

  23. I made one of these for one of my project bikes and it turned out so well, I thought I might offer them here to other VFR folks. By installing this part, you combine an aesthetic wheel plug which nicely dresses up the wheel face, with a Delrin slider on the hub side which serves to protect the expensive and sometimes difficult to replace hub nut and hub. Earlier today I made a second set for my VTEC using black Delrin and aluminum, for the sake of taking pictures and possibly gaining interest in a production run. Production parts would likely see the wheel plug become flush or almost flush with the wheel surface, and available bare or with a clear, silver, or black VFR logo decal. Hub sliders would be available in black or white, or special order blue. I'm wondering just how many folks here would be interested in a product like this?? Price would likely be in the $130-160 range. Here are some photos, please excuse the state of my horribly neglected VFR! I am also working on fork sliders of similar design and coloring.
  24. Dry Creek Bed VFR

    From the album Travel Shots

  25. Indian Creek, Washington County, MO

    From the album Travel Shots


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