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Old 07-27-2012, 03:33 PM   #1831
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #1832
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Simply the best you can go fast or slow ... I like fast over 7000 rpm it is different bike
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:22 AM   #1833
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Residual Coolant?

I replaced the oil & coolant in my '98 VFR800, following this tutorial. However, I did NOT re-drain the block after running the engine a bit on distilled water because the newly-installed oil filter was in the way of the drain plug, so I only drained the water pump & refilled with 50/50 premixed Honda coolant.

Question: How much, if any, distilled H2O remained in the passages due to me not draining the block? Will my premixed 50/50 solution be diluted to a point of inadequate corrosion protection? Or is the residual amount insignificant enough to just let it ride?

As always, thanks for the expertise!
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:47 AM   #1834
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Will my premixed 50/50 solution be diluted to a point of inadequate corrosion protection?
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No.

Coolant provides corrosion protection and lubrication down to as little as 30 percent. Freeze protection drops rapidly after that. Don't worry about it. I think the block only holds like 1/4 quart.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:53 PM   #1835
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No.Don't worry about it.
Awesome. 'Zactly the answer I was hoping for!
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:17 AM   #1836
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I bought a 1997 VFR 750 back in November and spent the winter taking it apart and checking everything because I got no service history with it. It's been on the road with me every day since February for my small commute and a spin at the weekend and what a bike it is...it is a real quality machine and I could see that when I took it apart in the winter.

The thing is though, the devil is the details - it's real qualities creep up on you in a really subtle manner. You're leaning through a bend and it hits you that the bike, despite the bumps, hasn't been bothered by it. And that your speedo is reading very high but it doesn't seem it when you look over the windshield. Deceptively fast and smooth.

Mine is that dark green metallic colour which seems rare and never looks as good as red in pictures but when you see it gleaming in the sunshine (when the sun does eventually come out here...been a very rainy summer here in Ireland so far) you can see the metallic flacks and think "wow"...subtlety in the paintwork even! 58,000 miles on it now and I know it'll do another 58,000 as long as I look after it.

Just after fitting new chain and sprockets in a friend's garage.


Shining in the rare sun.


The exhaust subtly covers the fact that this one has a single-sided swingarm too. It just doesn't brag about it :p


Side view with topbox on board. Notice the colour difference when the sun is on it?!
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:16 AM   #1837
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:17 AM   #1838
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thats a weird camera mount you have their, got any pics of it for me, any clearance issues?
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:56 PM   #1839
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Has anyone had any problems with their start/bank angle sensor fuse blowing while riding?
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #1840
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thats a weird camera mount you have their, got any pics of it for me, any clearance issues?
sure...


in the pic is a 6inch extension rod. to take the other pic, I used an 18 inch extension rod.
Yes, it sticks out a lot and I only use it on back roads.
But it gives you a nice angle to take shots of the entire bike in motion.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #1841
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in the pic is a 6inch extension rod. to take the other pic, I used an 18 inch extension rod.
Yes, it sticks out a lot and I only use it on back roads.
But it gives you a nice angle to take shots of the entire bike in motion.
you wouldnt want any near pass's lol
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:47 AM   #1842
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I took a test ride on a yellow 5th Gen today. Omg! I am in love! It took me 25 mins go get settled on it after getting off a zzr250, but once I was comfy I was smiling and loving it. Oh the noise!!

I love the whine, and the bark from even the stock exhaust had me laughing, I was so impressed.

After 5 mins tooling around the back streets I ventured out into traffic. Leaving a set of lights I slowly eased out the clutch and gave a gentle twist. I was swinging past 80km/h before my brain caught up with me.

Then there was the power wheelie up a hill after turning up a side street. I turned in slowly as there was sand on the road, straightened up and fed on a little power. Straight away I'm thinking "something doesn't feel right" and I snapped the throttle shut. That's when I felt the front come in contact with the road again. Woo hoo!!

I was going to test ride a yzf600r thundercat, but I don't think I'll bother. It made all the right noise, it was comfortable but a little high in the seat, went like stink but was happy to tool along at 2500rpm in traffic. I even have a pic of one as my wallpaper. one

Now I need to get some coin together!
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:49 AM   #1843
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Ok there are some spelling and grammatical errors in my last post. Sorry :(
Klay, I have kicked myself up the ass.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:14 PM   #1844
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well i put wy vfr up for sale,in flea market,in so cal
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:44 PM   #1845
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Might cost a bit to get sent to Sydney!
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