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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Chad_NC, Feb 5, 2009.
Is that front tire on backwards?
I had to go check, it sure looked like it. Nope it has arrow pointing the right way.
It is a Shinko, I already have replacement ready to mount. Handle bars shake back and forth when I take my hands off the bars. If the new tire won't fix that I will look into a stabilizer.
The VFR doesn`t need a stabilizer ... So go ahead checking the tire and chassis adjustment ; -)
Where's that barn, exactly???
Hey, Dunkel- is that last pic near Moodesto? I think I may have been in that spot during the Amgen Tour of CA a few years ago.
top box's and things throw the balance off..
Even fully loaded i have no "shimmy" issues on my VFR...
Mine does when u put hands off the bars. No problems otherwise. Take top box off no problems at all
send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
All VFRs have adjustable rear preload...fully loaded cases better not be weighing more than a passenger, and the preload on my 95 adjusts for a 140lb pillion just fine.
yep, on max, brand new bike, and i recon my rear shock is fucked personally...
Nice looking bike! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Thanks again! I got a plate and went for a ride last night. You weren't kidding about those lights being bright! Makes the low beams seem pathetic.
I am not sure of the brand but I will get you a name and a picture when I get a chance. They are super bright.
Stupid question time: How do you paint a radiator? Can you spray paint it? Won't the paint affect the cooling ability of the radiator?
Edit: Google to the rescue. Eastwood sells radiator black in spray can.
Just be careful you don't spray it on so thick that it bridges the gap between any fins.
Yea, it's in La Grange, east of Modesto. I don't remember the routes they take on the tour but you very well could have hit that spot!
Well I got sick of not being able to reach the ground comfortably on my '99, so at work the other night when I had some spare time, I cut down the height of the foam, and scalloped the sides in a bit. It has made such a difference to it! I need to take more off the sides of the seat but not by much.
Otherwise, it was an hour well spent.
I'll post pics up tomorrow or Saturday. My phone is flat and the charger is in the shed.
I have renewed VFR fever!
My 93 has been restored and sitting in my shop for 3 months while I wait on a title from the PO. I talked to him today and he has submitted all the paperwork and is still just waiting to hear back/get title himself.
I do have another bike to ride, so I haven't been pressuring him, but now, I'm getting excited again!
Anyone here know if is possible to fit the rear disk and stud assy from a VFR1200 to a VFR800? I was thinking about putting the rim from the VFR1200 will fit on a 99 VFR800
They look pretty sweet, and its financially good as a second option if I can't source a 5.5 inch VFR750 8 spoke rim from in Australia.
Year is 2003. Driving lights are "Eclipse" brand. Bright as hell. Very white light. Previous owner custom made the brackets. Wired up so that they come on with high beams. They take a little while to warm up though. Here are a few pics.
For a motorbike, the lights are fairly bright, however I do a bit of middle of the night riding, so the high beams could be better.
I was discussing led light bars with my mate the other night and where to fit them. These lights might be another option. If I am going to install something however, I want it to be hard to spot. Tucked up and hidden. Something to add to my whiteboard of future modifications.
Anybody use these rotors? They're Chinese and the price is too good to believe but they have good feed back.
I guess technically this is my "Hi Everyone, I'm the latest noob", and also my "I have a VFR800 too" post all in one. :)
I bought my 2008 VFR800 as a left over in 2010.
My VFR is lowered using the Sigma Cycle lowering kit, and for my height -5'4", (and as a female I reserve the right to withhold my weight ) it was a huge change. The first thing I thought when I sat on it after the modification was: "Oh! This is how the other half live!" I could back the bike up while on it for the first time, and slow speed maneuvers don't have me kicking my feet out to stabilize as quickly anymore. The only complaint I have about it is the risers make one of the throttle cables rub on the ignition housing and abrade it. DH put a piece of inner tube on the lock cylinder to protect it, but I'll be replacing a throttle cable sooner than I wanted to.
TheBT-021s were replaced with Pirelli Angel STs at about 1200ms (750mi), and I've got over 12K kms (somewhere around 7500mi) on them at the moment, and they're just now starting to square off a little. (We have a short riding year and a lot of straight roads in Central Alberta Canada)
Other than that, it's all comfort mods: Heated grips, AirHawk2 - it's ugly but I can ride a lot longer, Honda tank bag and tail bag, Givi Cases, power point for the GoPro, phone, GPS, and the Scala Rider soon to be replaced by a Sena SMH10-11. I'll try to dig up a non-bug squished photo tonight.