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  2. Likewise, I know nothing of Witchhunter. However, I’ve used Eric Derr who charges $55 for a set of four and includes new O-rings and return shipping, as well. Currently, he is doing my Silverado injectors.
  3. I'm not sure I'm addressing your concern about the tang. But you can change the orentation of the shift lever to the riders peg. The lever can be rotated downward some number of degrees to make it easier to get your foot under it. A 2000 I once owned came with peg lowering blocks and I never noticed any interferance. Although it does not show the sidestand up, the pic below might help.
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  5. Haha.... I was considering selling my VFR... but this header situation was too good to pass up. So header means I need a slip on, and a PC3... and shoot.... the shock is *right there* while you’re doing the headers so.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  7. I cannot vouch for Witch Hunter Performance but can vouch for RC Fuel Injection in Torrance, California. I have taken at least 4 sets of injectors to them and so far they all have been in fine working order on return and been peasant to deal with. Most of the time the turn around is less than 24 hours. On more than one occasion, I dropped them off in the morning and they were ready by 3PM the same day. Although the cost might seem a bit steep ~$25 each injector, they do replace any O-rings and seals. I don't recall if they charge to ship them back to you, as since I'm fairly close I just drop them off and pick them up. Lucky for me the first few times I dropped them off and picked them up, I was working close by, so it wasn't a big deal to go there before and after work. Here is a link to their website: https://www.rcfuelinjection.com/ A bit of trivia, they are literally down the street from American Honda Corporation! Here is a report from the last set I had cleaned. Dougs Injectors 20190413.pdf
  8. I can never seem to be able to stick to doing "one thing at a time", so here I go again. During the refurbishment work I put into my 5th Gen after I bought it (two and a half years ago) I didn't send the injectors out to be professionally cleaned and inspected. Looking back I regret skipping this one thing, but at the time I was working toward a springtime-into-summertime riding timeline and so in the end this item got sacrificed/deferred for later. Now that my new set of headers is in the mail to me (FedEx tracking shows tomorrow as delivery day) I'm feeling the urge to pull the injectors while I've got the bike out of service for the header install. So the question to people who have used WitchHunter Performance is, would you recommend them? Good people? Good results? Opinions/reviews/info/advice appreciated. Greg
  9. Thanks for documenting this project! Honda's black finish on these steel parts is sorta disappointing. Seems to be the same finish used on the rear subframe and upper cowl stay on the 6th gen.
  10. I guess what I'm just saying is try the spoiler first - you can do it for free. Since I already bought the edging I'll continue to try it on any given shield I am testing and keep you all updated.
  11. Exactly, thanks COS. I've been reading about Seafoam-type products being applied directly into the oil tank. I've waited to make sure that what I was looking at was actually oil caps. I'm happy to say the Seafoam and Berryman's B-12 have already proven their effectiveness even after 24hrs of the solvent being in the fuel lines, carbs, etc... It's already idling choke-free and very steady RPM's (1900-2100), which it could not do the day before. It'd only run w/full choke plus a little throttle every 10-15 seconds. Thanks again for reply!
  12. So you feel like the under light spoiler is giving more benefit than the screen trim?
  13. I've got an '06. Honestly, I have done most of the things to this bike I'm interested in doing (mostly reliability stuff) but a high performance exhaust is pretty tempting. I've got the money in savings where I could buy it at the moment, but that money didn't wind up there by making those sorts of choices!
  14. I hear you, Marv! All my dreams of modifications/upgrades are temporarily on hold too. What gen VFR do you have? 8 gen headers are gathering orders for the next production run, probably 8 weeks to completion. After that, we’ll start another run of 5/6 gen headers, so somewhere along the line, headers will probably line up for you.
  15. Well, I hate to break it to you, but these bikes all suffer from charging system issues eventually. The PO buying you a new battery suggests that the old one was knackered--possibly because the charging system killed it! Don't wait: run a full charging system test now. Depending on how the system fails, the longer it goes on, the more parts can be damaged. The most common problem is the reg/rec fails in one of two ways: undercharge (bad) or overcharge (really bad). 1. Charge the battery overnight off the bike on a proper smart charger, then disconnect and let it sit for an hour or so. Then test its voltage. If it is (still) good, it should have a standing charge of over 12.8v (brand new should be over 13v). 2. Re-install the battery, start the engine and test the voltage across the battery terminals. You should see 13.5v to 16v at 5,000rpm. 3. If the bike's charging properly, congratulations! Now check all of the wiring around the reg/rec, the stator, the main fuse/starter relay and the battery for heat discolouration/burning. Finally, disconnect all of the connectors on those wires and check for burnt plastic--if none, best practice is to apply dielectric (silicone) grease to all of the terminals and re-connect them. 4. Go ride! Ciao, JZH
  16. So... are these likely to stay in production for any length of time, or is it more of a "get in line now or regret it forever" situation? I ask because I missed this thread when it started, and now is a relatively tight moment, financially. It's not completely out of the question, but 6 months from now $800 would be a lot easier to come by.
  17. Yeah, so sounds like you know the problem and you want someone to tell you how to rig it up in a potentially improper manner. If one of those relays overheats and fuses "closed" or the wiring is not done properly, I'm not going to be the one responsible for burning your bike to the ground or killing you/others. Even if I say "do this at your own risk", it does not necessarily absolve me of responsibility. This may sound harsh, but you will get plenty of advice here how to do it the right way. I wouldn't, not would I recommend that you ride your bike on public roads in it's current condition - what if you have an accident and emergency personnel can't turn off your bike. The only thing I will say is that the usual current draw for a relay is about 160mA. One of your relays is probably connected to a circuit not controlled by the key or kill switch since this is in the neighborhood of your current draw.
  18. I can't find that tank fuel pump gasket anywhere? anyone any idea? thanks Found it I think, part number 17574-MN5-000
  19. VfrV4red00Rua

    Old Tires

    I got that beat, 99 bike I just bought rear tyre is week 20-03 and front is week 23-01!! Dunlop Sportmax. I think the chain and sprockets are the originals from 1999, and I'd imagine these tyres are the second set ever fitted, bike currently has 24k miles showing and I believe it's genuine mileage. bike has been stood so long no wonder the tank is a bit rusty inside!! bodywork is in great condition but the bike needs a full overhaul and maybe a deep clean up next winter, hoping the tank cleans up ok and I get the old girl purring like she used too all those years ago, sorry for the hijack, to the op bin those tyres!!
  20. I think it's Victory Red now. Ever so slightly darker. You can only really tell when they're side by side in the sunlight. I have a friend that claims Yellow is the fastest color, even on a Ferrari. His logic is "You see a yellow light, what do you do? You speed up!" I have no argument to refute that.
  21. Sold the VFR but kept a couple parts that need a home 6th Gen Sargent Seat with silver piping - $200 shipped BLS Peg Lowering Blocks - small scuff on RHS but perfect functionally - $40 shipped I don't get on the forums much, so please contact me at brian.gilkey@gmail.com
  22. Damn, I wish I could take more time to just test. FWIW, halfway on my commute to work today I pulled over and removed the edging from the top of the screen. It's either the same, or better. I realize it's kind of inconclusive so far but the point is this: before you buy the edging put a good sized spoiler under the headlight first. I still have to try the Puig screen with and without edging and now I can't remember if I tested my modified lower Zero Gravity screen with the under light mod. Anyway, maybe I can find some time this weekend to do some riding and testing.
  23. [emoji383] sent [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Thanks, I went ahead and ordered iridium plugs, new fuel filter as well, hoping the rust won't be too bad, do you mean the gasket round where the fuel pump sits? didn't see one of them on the parts list, I'll have a look from some other sellers, maybe CMSNL tonight. how common is it for the temp sensor/fan switch in the left rad to go wrong? I checked and I'm getting 12 volt supply to there so I suppose it's either low coolant or faulty sensor.
  25. Yes, I believe you are correct. My bad. It is not called Arrest Me Red for nothing. I did not realize the 8th were not Italian Red.
  26. Second fastest. Italian Red is faster.
  27. My dealer recently pulled the plugs on my 65,000 mi 2001. He said they were still fine and reinstalled them. They are iridium and should be good for 100,000 total miles. I'd not settle for anything less.
  28. thtanner

    Old Tires

    Love those RS3s
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      Another Epic Ride...Kind of
      Who remembers Viethorse and his epic trip to the USA from Vietnam? Believe it or not it has been five years since this Saturday night by the fire. 
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      Early Fall Ride
      It's that time of year around these parts when the weather is difficult to rely upon for consistent temps and the amount of sunlight diminishes significantly.  What do you do before Winter sneaks up on you... you ride when you can.  I took an extended lunch break this last week on a supremely beautiful day with temps in the 70's for a quick ride around Ispwich, Essex and Goucester.  Had an enjoyable little hike to the ocean, a satisfying meal and saw some quirky roadside oddities.


      A great little stretch of road off of HWY 1, it's not fast paced, it's on the short side for distance but the scenery is really nice and the roads are a real treat with a few technical turns thrown amongst the sweepers, plus there is hardly any traffic which is so rare around these parts.
       

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      Hanging out at the gazebo in Stage Fort Park in Gloucester.
       

      I don't know the name of this location and I can never find it on a map but I find myself here often when I'm just meandering down roads that I like between Essex and Gloucester.
       

      The tree line before the ocean at Rafes Chasm Park.  It's a very short hike off the road with some tremendous views.
       

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      I have not been to the Greenhorn highway all summer, the road to Bishops castle - its always fun railing the turns on that fast sweeper road, then the tighter stuff down to Wetmore. I met up with reddog in Woodland Park and we checked out the sky and thought well maybe we can go around Pikes Peak to a turn off at Twin Rocks and avoid the angry looking clouds sitting over Pikes Peak. We got lucky and missed most of the rain. Heading south on High Park road we saw a rare site, motorcycles holding up cars! We figured it was a new rider and sure enough it was a woman on a metric crusier and her husband not far behind riding 15 below the speed limit - of course in a section with no sight lines for at least a mile, we had to pass 3 cars and 2 bikes.

      Reddog was saying over the blue tooth sena communicators they should pull off - but honestly I am sure she was so white knucked kung fu grip on the handle bars she probably had no idea there were cars behind her! I did not mind too much cause I know the road well and knew we were going to be into a passing zone soon enough.

      Then over the back road to Cripple Creek we were soon on hwy 50 - Reddog was astonished at how bad they messed up that road with tar snakes, the hill down to the Arkansas River was so full of tar snakes it was like riding over a slip and slide water park as wide as the road. It was awful - sections we did over the years at a 100 plus are now very dangerous and not advisable to ride much over the speed limit if even that.

       

       

       

       

       


      Lunch was a bacon cheese burger with weird maple syrup flavored bacon? It sort of ruined the burger which was very tasty but the maple syrup was just too much. Hit the spot though after we both peeled that stuff off. Then back on the road to Westcliff where we finally got some rain, just enough to clean the bugs off the visor. They dont call them the wet mountains for nothin!

      Then soon we were pushing the speed up a bit and turned off on the Green Horn hwy at McKenzi Junction and then I rolled on the throttle and let her rip all the way to Bishops Castle - thats a very fun fast ride for 15 min or so of good stuff. There is more good twisties if you keep going but the best stuff is on the way to the Castle. Bigalow Divide its called is the best part.

       

       

       

       

       

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      Not that it matters and not that I expect anyone had noticed, but to those who sent me "where are you?" I would like to say I am back. Not only that I am officially returning to VFRD after nearly 2 months break but I have also ridden my Hawk last weekend and had FUN! Let me restate that; I had major fun riding! Something I have almost given up on.

      Most of you have been riding your whole adult lives and riding is not only a hobby to you, it is part of you. But I started riding three years ago and even though I have encounter some setbacks, till this spring I loved riding with whole my heart. However, I have always considered riding as my hobby. As a hobby which suppose to make my life better, more fun and more rich. Life is too short to do something which we don't fully love.

      My love of riding received a first major scar this spring: I lost a friend on the racetrack. He was a total stranger who offered me his help after I lowsided at CMP track last year. I still remember hearing his "Hi, my name is Todd, do you need help?" while I was duct-taping my roadrash from ripped jacket. He helped me straighten up the shifter and we kept in touch. The next time we saw each other was the day he died.

      With 9 months delay, I can say that Todd's death shook me more than I have realized. It rooted fear in me which was fueled by seeing and hearing about others getting hurt over and over again. If I was to summarize this year - it would be one big accident report. I became sensitive to every broken bone, every roadrash, every lowside. And even though I did 10 track days this year, I became slower and slower and slower. Suddenly, I have acquired this 'grandma' riding style on the road, frozen with fear that behind every corner there is car standing in my lane, or major sand trap or deer staring at me ... I was crippled with fear not only for me about also for my fellow rider.

      So, at the end of this year, I rode more and more by myself. I could not bear the feelings of responsibility for others on the road and my lines were crippled by my own fears. It all culminated this fall at WDGAH. In a freaky accident Love2rideh82crash was taken down by a truck crossing into our lane. I was done. I finished the weekend, locked the VFR into a garage and took a break.

      Until the last weekend, I pretended that motorcycles do not exists. As a last instance after 2 months break from riding, I decided to go to CMP track to see if I can still have fun. I also felt like I should go for the memory of Todd. I went and I had fun! I had much more fun than I expected and the most fun on track I can remember. Suddenly the whole track connected into an uninterupted line of turns and I felt one with the bike riding around! I was giggling like a little girl in my helmet and keep on giggling ever since smile.gif

      Granted I was not the fastest one and through out the weekend, I have never exceeded about 60% of my riding abilities, but I had no "oh-shit" nor 'blond' moments. I could have maybe go faster, I could have brake later for the turns and I could have lean further, but I am no Rossi nor Stoner. I decided to ride for fun and I had amazing blast riding well within my comfort zone.

      I was proud of myself when, after bandaging Ricks arm, I was able to distance myself and go back to riding without the year-long fear. I did feel bad for him but the feelings were not crippling my lines nor my mind. And when a total stranger came to me and said "Hi, my name is Todd", my heart stopped for a minute though but I suddenly knew that my life went a full circle. I probably will never win MotoGP :idea3: , but I am back! :wheel:

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