ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Road warriors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-22-2009, 08:43 PM   #166
BasementSafe
Mechanical Bull Fighter
 
BasementSafe's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Sauk Rapids, MN
Oddometer: 53
put the bags on this afternoon

__________________
'07 VFR800
'10 FE390
BasementSafe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 09:50 PM   #167
Tommy_J
won't drive a car
 
Tommy_J's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: So Cal
Oddometer: 338
Laugh Easy VFR regulator fix

VFRs are built with amazing quality, but they do have that infamous regulator problem. Here's a permanent fix that's easy and cheap - fit a Yamaha regulator. The first pic shows the fins on a 2005 R1 regulator are way bigger than Honda's. These can be had for ~ 30 on ebay and I expect it to last the life of the bike. The bottom pic shows how to wire it up. The fins are so big they need a little trimming.

Now I'm set for the next 50K.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Current Stable : 950SM Turbo! GSXR1000 RT-P1100 VFR800 RXC620 motard EXC520 CR500AF CRF450R Plated! CR250

Past stable : 90 +
Tommy_J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 09:54 PM   #168
Tommy_J
won't drive a car
 
Tommy_J's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: So Cal
Oddometer: 338
Woops

Here's the other pic.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Current Stable : 950SM Turbo! GSXR1000 RT-P1100 VFR800 RXC620 motard EXC520 CR500AF CRF450R Plated! CR250

Past stable : 90 +
Tommy_J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 03:00 PM   #169
Chad_NC OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Chad_NC's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Lillington, NC
Oddometer: 3,750
Whats the chances of that regulator going bad Tommy J?
__________________
Chad
09 Buell Ulysses XB12XT
09 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited
Chad_NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 06:50 AM   #170
FatherX
Java Man
 
FatherX's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: NE Ohio,USA
Oddometer: 4,091
Norad?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BasementSafe
put the bags on this afternoon

Do you get 3D imaging with that or just regular radar?

BTW- I do love the RWB (I have an '86)

Zoom
__________________
I love these goofy bikes and their "let's go make coffee some place stupid, instead of, a stupid place to buy coffee" mentalities.
FatherX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 02:24 PM   #171
sfarson
On a Ride
 
sfarson's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: Rockies
Oddometer: 2,128
Making a few mods after picking up the mint and stock '01 about a month ago. Oh dear am I smitten with the thing. Congrats to those who saw the light before I did. 35 degree 115 mile ride last week - the V-4 kept me in a grin induced trance-like state the whole time, numb to what the extremities were feelin'...

sfarson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 03:51 PM   #172
NitroRoo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
NitroRoo's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Oddometer: 352
ahhh what a road!

I've pretty much got it down to a VFR or ZRX as my next bike.
NitroRoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 04:33 PM   #173
LuciferMutt
Rides slow bike slow
 
LuciferMutt's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: New(er) Mexico
Oddometer: 10,916
Quote:
Originally Posted by sfarson
Making a few mods after picking up the mint and stock '01 about a month ago. Oh dear am I smitten with the thing. Congrats to those who saw the light before I did. 35 degree 115 mile ride last week - the V-4 kept me in a grin induced trance-like state the whole time, numb to what the extremities were feelin'...

Thanks for the new desktop background!!!
LuciferMutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 05:48 PM   #174
RydinFool
Adventurer
 
RydinFool's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: North of the Adirondacks
Oddometer: 88
Vfr

Chad, you have my bike. I bought mine last year, a leftover. Since, I have put the Honda bags, corbin seat and a set of helibars to make it more comfortable for this old body. After about two hours the weight on my wrists gets uncomfortable. I originally thought with these changes it would make it comfortable enough to do Iron Butt rides. Nope. I've done one on my HD Electra Glide, but I was looking for something a little more sporting, with a little more range in mileage. I have a Vstrom that might fit the bill. It's in Florida and will be coming home in about three weeks. I'm going down to visit my Mother and will ride it home. I live in Northern NY on the Canadian border so that will be a ride. I'd be interested to hear from any other VFR owners. I love mine. C U - Rick aka the RydinFool
RydinFool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 08:38 PM   #175
MGN54
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Central Texas
Oddometer: 166
Hey Steve! Man, that is one NICE VFR! I see a new pipe...Two Brothers? New seat....Sargents? What else have you done to her? Thinking about selling my RT and maybe looking for a nice VFR.
MGN54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 09:01 PM   #176
sfarson
On a Ride
 
sfarson's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: Rockies
Oddometer: 2,128
MGN... good eye! Yep, swapped out the heavy stock muffler for the TB's and placed the Sargent two piece seat. The bike came without a seat cowling so added that. Sargent sells quick release pins (Haven't arrived yet) to replace the bolts holding the cowling down. Under the cowling I can choose to not have the passenger seat present and thus, will have a nice and roomy storage area under the cowling, which will come off easy with the pins. But anyway, I'm just flabbergasted by the bike, the price paid, and how it stirs me. Some scales have fallen off the eyeballs.
sfarson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 06:18 AM   #177
Lil' Steve
PussyWagon™ Chauffer
 
Lil' Steve's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Da Bronx, NYC
Oddometer: 3,815
Quote:
Originally Posted by sfarson
Sargent sells quick release pins (Haven't arrived yet) to replace the bolts holding the cowling down. Under the cowling I can choose to not have the passenger seat present and thus, will have a nice and roomy storage area under the cowling, which will come off easy with the pins.

Keep in mind than these pins require the drilling of the threads where the Frankenbolts (cowl bolts) go, so if you have thoughts of mounting a Givi rack, or anything else that secures to this location, it wont work.
__________________
Steve
07 KLX250S w/300 kit, 05 DR650SE, 04 XT225
99 VFR800 w/870 kit, 96 GPz1100
Lil' Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 01:43 PM   #178
shay
reading is hard
 
shay's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 251
France 2007 on current vfr, an '06 vtec




Stelvio pass 2004 on '02 vtec:



and I had a '92 vfr, no pics unfortunately.
__________________

shay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 09:28 AM   #179
shay
reading is hard
 
shay's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 251
I added comfort bars to my vfr today. They are a real improvement in comfort, the riding position is much more upright:



photo from iPhone. I will take more pics if anyone wants them.

Shay.
__________________

shay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2009, 02:35 PM   #180
BeeCeeGS
WeaponOfMassDestruction
 
BeeCeeGS's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Chilliwack, BC
Oddometer: 1,788
I've got a '93 with close to 190,000km on it. Haven't had much chance to ride in the past couple of seasons, but she's got a new rear shock, new tires, and lots of life left. It needed one valve shim changed at 100,000km.





__________________
Every day I break my previous record of consecutive days still alive.
BeeCeeGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014