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  1. From the album: Misc...

    One of these things is not like the others...
  2. From the album: Scottish Adventures

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

    © Alasdair

  3. I have derestricted the 1st and 2nd gear power limitations. I have made a simple scematic : You will get falsh readings on the dash when 1st or 2nd gear are engaged. I am busy decoding the serial link between ECU and dash. To be continued
  4. 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.
  5. From the album: Clint's VFR

    Was riding on a saturday morning and so photographers had set up and were snapping pics was very happy as I have none of my self riding the bike.
  6. BrianF

    A little incident

    From the album: Escape to CO

    Man parks car, enters Arby's. Brian leaves Arby's, backs bike up. Car comes out of gear, hits Brian. Ambulance arrives, takes Brian away. Moral of the story, never leave your house in that Hawaiian shirt.
  7. I believe these are all with the stock pipe, and it's not clear from the naming what's going on in the first image; it may be just their baseline runs overlaid. ...if anyone understands "dyno lingo" let me know. lol These runs were done a while back when my bike had only 1700 miles on it. I can tell that the motor has woken up a bit since then so I'm looking forward to getting it back on the dyno with it fully broken in and the Akro pipe installed. Stock mapping (maybe the black line is with the Z-Fi unit and map): 1st gear with (black) and without (red) the Z-Bomb (removes 1st & 2nd gear limitations): 2nd gear with (black) and without (red) Z-Bomb: I'm told they have all the connectors for the Z-Fi unit, but are having some issues getting the right connectors for the Z-Bomb (hoping to be resolved in the next couple weeks). All this reaffirms what my butt tells me every time I hit the twisties (mostly all 2nd gear) ...WTF was Honda thinking with this BS limiting of the 1st & 2nd??? The way the power sags then comes on just SUCKS. For most of the twisty roads I've found in Southern California, 1st is just too short and 2nd is on the lugging side, which means you have to ride through that horrible trough constantly, usually pulling out of the apex of a turn. I can do it in 1st and stay up in the power band, but man talk about needing a LOT of throttle control! lol It's really a shame that Honda did this to cripple what is an otherwise very easy to handle 140-150hp bike. ...it really is borderline dangerous, and I can't wait to get it fixed permanently, even if it means having the gear indicator on the dash not working correctly anymore.
  8. 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?
  9. They have the connectors and are getting ready to start shipping! Call Tracey at Bazzaz (909-597-8300, ext. 111). She is exceptionally nice and knowledgeable (her husband is a Jordan Suzuki mech. for Roger Hayden and works at Bazzaz in the off season). There are several of you ahead of me, but she expected mine to ship within a couple of weeks. I will put it on when I swap out those ratty OEM Bridgestones for my PilotRoad 3's over the winter. It will show 3rd gear in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, but that is a small price to get rid of the nanny throttle. You know, Kawasaki and Suzuki sell their big GT's mostly unrestricted. I fail to understand why Honda would do this instead of just installing traction control (I know, the new blue VFR's having traction control). I love this bike, but as their technological flagship, it should have had traction control, cruise control, saddle bags, etc. as standard OEM equipment in 2010 (especially at that MSRP.....I paid less than 2/3 MSRP). Ride safe. Mark Z-Bomb Honda VFR1200F 10-12
  10. Ali


    From the album: Scottish Adventures

    © Alasdair Wood

  11. Ali

    Stob a'Choire Odhair

    From the album: Scottish Adventures

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

    © Alasdair Wood

  12. Ali


    From the album: Scottish Adventures

    © Alasdair Wood

  13. From the album: Scottish Adventures

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

    © Alasdair Wood

  14. DubaiVFR

    My VFR1200 arrived

    From the album: DubaiVFR Bikes

  15. From the album: My babies

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

    Loading my VFR1200

    From the album: DubaiVFR Bikes

    Loading my VFR1200
  17. From the album: 2010 VFR1200

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

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

    IMG 2324

    From the album: Anything goes!

    Finnish police VFR1200
  20. EhViffer

    Sudbury Nickel

    From the album: 2014 Adventures

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

    © EhViffer

  21. EhViffer

    IMG 0758

    From the album: 2014 Adventures

    © EhViffer

  22. EhViffer

    IMG 0719

    From the album: 2014 Adventures

    © EhViffer

  23. EhViffer

    IMG 0733

    From the album: 2014 Adventures

    © EhViffer

  24. EhViffer


    From the album: 2014 Adventures

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

    © EhViffer

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