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Old 05-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #1606
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I added two items in the last week to my Jan 1998 made VFR800

I added a random carbon tank protector:






And a new Sargent Seat (my ass thanks me) :













all photos taken with my iPhone...
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:55 AM   #1607
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Oh Holy Hell. Thought i wanted a 6th Gen. Now i want the 5th! I love the look of it.

RocketJohn what year is that CL350? It is a CL right? If i could guess i would guess 68??

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Old 05-02-2012, 09:58 AM   #1608
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what pipe do you have RJ? It looks really sharp!
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:00 PM   #1609
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raising stock bars

sorry if this has been brought up before,but....ive raised my stock bars on my 6th gen 07.there is a small circlip on top of the fork tubes,can i remove it and raise the bars to the top of the tubes ?i know that the bottom part of the bars is no longer locked into the slot its supposed to go in.i guess its just a saftey thing ?,thanks
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #1610
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sorry if this has been brought up before,but....ive raised my stock bars on my 6th gen 07.there is a small circlip on top of the fork tubes,can i remove it and raise the bars to the top of the tubes ?i know that the bottom part of the bars is no longer locked into the slot its supposed to go in.i guess its just a saftey thing ?,thanks
You can remove the circlip, it's more of use for locating the barclamp than anything else, but it also ensures the bar is fully on the fork tube. Be careful not to raise the bar too high, you don't want to lose much if any surface area of the fork for the bar to clamp to. Don't over torque the clamping bolt in an attempt to ensure the bar won't twist, because if the clamping force becomes uneven, you could screwup the fork tube and or caps.

I would be more concerned about raising the bars above the locating slot. The post from the bar that fits into the slot ensures that the bars won't hit the tank or the fairing and won't be rotated out of the working range of positions that won't effect throttle cable operation.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #1611
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my CL350 is a 1973:

More Pics Here:

http://www.rocketjohn.com/Motorcycle...7619&k=jX85SJs


The pipe is made by Danmoto and its the Jisu model. Shipped from China, $140. The sound is great and the bang for the buck is fantastic.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:46 PM   #1612
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I love vintage Hondas. Wish I had a barn for all the different ones I want. TLs, CBs, XLs etc.

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:21 AM   #1613
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my CL350 is a 1973


WOW, looks like you just brought it home new!
Almost 40 years ago I had a '72 CB350, my first reliable motorcycle... rode the wheels off that bike!
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #1614
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I added two items in the last week to my Jan 1998 made VFR800

I added a random carbon tank protector:






And a new Sargent Seat (my ass thanks me) :









all photos taken with my iPhone...
Gorgeous, this exact bike is next on my list, thanks for sharing and keeping her in such nice shape!
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:01 PM   #1615
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Its been a good 600+ mile love affair so far!


shes been socializing with my coworkers...


Shes got Nice ABS:


I bought her some new bags...





Even buys the first round...


so far love it!
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #1616
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I love that Cany too, Bobfab.
Looks like that 's '07 VFR? Love it's ABS and OEM saddle bags.
Here is mine:

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:23 AM   #1617
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sure is 07 ABS in candy red. Nice boots, i think i have the same ones!
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:24 PM   #1618
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went for a bumpy sports ride with my 50kg partner yesterday, this highlights the need for a better rear shock, as the 6000km old bike with the shitty stock vfr spring rated for 80kg, bottomed out a fair bit, which rubbed on the staintune exhaust. deffinetly saving for a rear shock like a penski or ohlins which will cost about a grand.





oh and a new tyre!
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #1619
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Day one!! brand new..loved it..lasted 3000kms and then I got hit by drunk driver at 50mph
resulting hitting car drivers side front bumper and flying over car and 100+ feet down the road.
Check out my pics in the "blast from the past" thread...
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:54 AM   #1620
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Check out my pics in the "blast from the past" thread...
"Search" won't find it, got a link?
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