Superhawk \ VTR1000F

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by curtis6870, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. GlockPointer

    GlockPointer NachosRiflesAlchohol

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    well dang, i'll need rotors someday, guess i'll keep looking
  2. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    @GlockPointer

    I feel a little embarrassed....

    After consulting a couple of clever mates, one sent me this



    I seem to have ‘unwarped ‘ my rotors.....

    Now not being very mechanical, I believed my long term Honda dealer that they couldn’t fix my first set of ‘warped’ rotors hence my spending a significant amount of money buying a second set from Galfer USA and having them shipped to NZ......


    Now i REALLY don’t wanna talk about it......


    :devildog


    Ps, now that it seems to be sorted, I love my Galfers again!
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  3. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    I want to buy a new aftermarket horn - not screaming loud but louder than OEM. And one that fits in the same space.

    Lastly not too much $$

    Any suggestions

    Thanks
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  4. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    @RhinoVonHawkrider I am looking for mounting solutions for a pair of fiamm snail type horns ive bought especially for the job but the mounting points......:nah
  5. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Bump this

    I recently turned 63k on mine during commute home via backroads in Central Pa.

    Need new shoes as Conti Motions have a good chicken strip

    Stay safe and keep riding those Superhawks patkc3%2C%20VTwin%20Gas%2C%204-08.jpg 20161008_115544.jpg
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  6. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    Happy birthday ‘Murica to all my US friends !

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  8. NCwolf

    NCwolf Been here awhile

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    Man I want one of these bikes so bad...have for years. I've got:

    599
    DL650
    XR650L
    CRF450R (trail bike)

    So I've got every scenario covered...and I have a 2 year old and 1 month old so not like I ride much anyway.

    But I don't care...I have an illness when it comes to motorcycles.

    These are such sexy bikes...and the price makes it tempting...
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  9. LazyDog

    LazyDog n00b

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    Had 2, awesome bikes, only issue was super short fuel range. Best Ducati killer ever built
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  10. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    NCwolf - U can easily get a great version of the VTF for a very reasonable price.

    Things to make sure have been modified / changed already.

    Regulator / Rectifier - Honda's OEM crap out.

    Suspension changed - unless you weigh 170 or less.

    Cam tensioner - APE are the ones ya want.

    And make sure seller has documented maintenance records.
  11. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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  12. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    Bump

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  13. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    And then yesterday just a shortie for a cuppa/blueberry muffin

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  14. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Nice Shaggie

    I just found out the limitations of a moto tire - lol.

    My son got us tickets to AMA Race in NJ.

    We were lucky enough to get a free condo at the beach for day before. Plan was to swim, party and ride to track next day.

    As $ is tight, I didn't change my tire....

    Left beach and within 5 miles - flat....

    Long story short (too late) I left moto locked near flat location and came back 2 days later & loaded up into pick up truck.

    Luckily a friend was down with us, so I got a ride home and my son still got to see race. 20190908_123327.jpg 20190910_131612.jpg
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  15. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    ^^that tire went end of life long before going flat. You got your money out of it for sure.
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  16. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Indeed.

    Those were Conti Motions - a very good tire for the price.

    I just had a new set put on - $250. Shipped & mounted. Tough to beat that price.

    The last set lasted about 6500 miles

    It'll be the last time I let tires get that bad...
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  17. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Before the cold weather sets in - time to change da earl.

    I think this is the longest I've gone between changes - 4500, but I figured it's synthetic earl and should last longer but it was pretty dark, but not full black mud.

    So fresh Mobil 1.

    IDK but I always feel great after a change.

    My VTR will be 18 years old, next Spring and still looks good & rides fantastic, albeit with aftermarket suspension!

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  18. WeegieBored

    WeegieBored Been here awhile

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    Sorry if you have had it asked before and answered but what is that app you are using...looks pretty nifty?
  19. Shaggie

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    Yamaha MyRide....
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  20. Shaggie

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