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VFR Thread, How many of us have 'em?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Chad_NC, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Honda Scoot

    Honda Scoot Time To Ride

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    When known please advise what happened.
    I installed a Lascar volt meter on my RWB years ago to keep an eye on the electrical system. So far so good.

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  2. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Did found a smaller connected melted behind the front right fairing. Will have to re-pin it. Fuel pump checked out fine. Haven’t had much time to play with it, but hopefully it was just that harness.
  3. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile Supporter

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    After doing some more searching, I found the main harness to be toasted. Melted wires everywhere. Not sure if the culprit was the ecu, rec/reg or just plain old bad luck.

    New mosfet reg/rec, vfrness, ecu and main harness and I should be back up and running.
  4. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    CRAP!!!!!! Just to clarify, this is on the used bike you just bought- right?
  5. steve gs

    steve gs Been here awhile Supporter

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    Given the stator reg/rect issues we encounter with the VFRs, is it a pure failure of the reg/rect or is it as a result of when we are using a bad weak battery and the charging system is overworked in an attempt to maintain the charge level.

    It seems probable that by replacing the battery before it's ability to hold a charge and supply power diminishes could avert this nemesis regarding our VFRs, if the first paragraph is accurate.
  6. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yeap, the bike I put a total of 1.25 miles on before it had a meltdown.
  7. jethrocephus

    jethrocephus His Honorable Right Minister of Flying Monkeys Supporter

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    That is just a damn shame, that was a clean, low mileage bike. Hate it that's how your time with it started out.
  8. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Well, the good news is, he got the inevitable out of the way immediately!
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  9. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Very true! Fireman, you'll really enjoy the bike for years and years if you can get past this issue. These are usually bulletproof. My 5th gen is my 2nd street bike I ever bought and I'm on purchase 7 now in almost as many years.
  10. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I've got big plans for the bike, just have to get past this crap 1st.

    I don't think the PO tried to get one over on me. I test rode the bike and it was flawless. Also, the main harness that runs up the left side of the frame was still wrapped in the OEM tape. It looked fine on the outside, but was toast on the inside.
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  11. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer Supporter

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    Man that is a drag, but you've got the right attitude about it. Get the bike fixed and move on. What a bizarre failure.
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  12. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Not as bizarre as you might think.

    I wasn't kidding when I said he got the inevitable out of the way.

    Veteran VFR owners carry spare R/Rs when going on cross-country journeys!

    No doubt that problem was brewing for a while and most likely a total coincidence with the timing of it coming to a head.
  13. Honda Scoot

    Honda Scoot Time To Ride

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    Good on You! Like yours - my favor for the RWB goes with out saying...

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  14. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    Just stopping by in a drunken stupor to reminisce. Today marks the 4th anniversary of the day I made a ridiculously stupid decision and got rid of my RWB. Damn I miss that bike more than any other bike I've ever owned. I was really hoping Honda would have made a RWB 30th anniversary edition; if so I would have bought one to replace my '07.

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  15. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer Supporter

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    I’ve seen a lot of Reg Recs fail but never to the point where they dead short the battery and smoke the harness. I’m surprised it didn’t blow the main fuse.

    My VFR’s went south shortly after buying it but the only symptom was a dead battery.
  16. bykemike

    bykemike "ready to navigate" Supporter

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    I think something ate a part of the harness
  17. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile Supporter

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    The main fuse (30amp) beside the battery was blown. I replaced it and chaos ensued....
  18. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    Good thing you're a fireman!
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  19. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer Supporter

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    I get to post in the thread again. I bought this 27,000 mile VF1000F as a rescue from being parted out a bit over 3 years ago. It had been off the road for a few years- and partially uncovered for some amount of time. What with one thing and another, I just got it back on the road. Pretty much everything but the paintwork has been restored/rebuilt. 70 mile ride a few days ago and the only issue that came up was the neutral light sometimes came on in 2nd gear.

    Passes the "picture" and "10 foot" test though, don't you think?


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    So now I have two of them.

    And don't tell my wife, but I have my eye on another one.
    Why?
    :loco
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  20. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Not anymore, but I have been using the same handle since the late 90’s and I am too stubborn to change.

    I still have the basics down: “find’em hot, leave’em wet”
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