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Old 04-24-2013, 12:34 PM   #2206
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On the way to Recklinghausen the right head light ´s gone....

I ride the VFR now for one year, and this is the 3rd head light lamp i need to change... 8 years with my CBR600F4 needed just one lamp...
Check your grounding points to make sure they're connected securely
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #2207
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Nice work on the paint-job.
Almost makes me sad that I had to put my 1990 down.
Anyone need parts?
Thanks steph! We own a body shop and my brother is the painter there.

All factory Honda colors too. :)

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Old 04-24-2013, 01:03 PM   #2208
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I took my 99 model to the drags last night. I ran a best time of 11.475@120.71mph (194.27km/h)

I was pretty happy with that, and had the front when aloft on a number of occasions
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:29 PM   #2209
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Check your grounding points to make sure they're connected securely
I don´t have any other electrical issues...so i don´t think that there is a problem. But i´ll check it next time :-)
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:31 AM   #2210
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Put some of those cheap CNC anodized ebay levers on my 98 VFR and had zero issues. Such a simple job to swap out I can not think of any tips to give.

I had bought a OE -style knockoff brake lever that seemed exactly the same, but after a little while it stopped tripping the brake light switch. Things were just a little different in there.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:08 AM   #2211
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I had bought a OE -style knockoff brake lever that seemed exactly the same, but after a little while it stopped tripping the brake light switch. Things were just a little different in there.
Interesting, the ones I got were actually better quality than the OE levers. CNC machined with much less slop and wiggle in the pivots and joints. There were a few small burrs I might have rejected if they had come across my table in the QC Lab but for the $40 or so a lever I could not have produced a better product on one of my CNC mills at work.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:39 PM   #2212
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I took my 99 model to the drags last night. I ran a best time of 11.475@120.71mph (194.27km/h)

I was pretty happy with that, and had the front when aloft on a number of occasions

my first video I have edited and put on youtube. so be kind!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKTIxeFMxdY
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:47 PM   #2213
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So I am on a quest to make my 5gen more comfortable. So far I have peg lowering blocks, I am going to do the superbar swap... what else? A new seat? I find myself being pushed up against the tank every time I ride, will the superbar position prevent this?
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #2214
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So I am on a quest to make my 5gen more comfortable. So far I have peg lowering blocks, I am going to do the superbar swap... what else? A new seat? I find myself being pushed up against the tank every time I ride, will the superbar position prevent this?
Depends what comfort you want.

Personallu id put a custom seat for my arse
Adjust bars and levers. Pazzo levers and cbr1100xx clip obs or some taller clipons from who ever u choose

Make the back straighter more upright.

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Old 04-28-2013, 05:53 PM   #2215
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Adjust bars and levers. Pazzo levers and cbr1100xx clip obs or some taller clipons from who ever u choose
How much taller would the Blackbird clipons be?
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:48 PM   #2216
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So I am on a quest to make my 5gen more comfortable. So far I have peg lowering blocks, I am going to do the superbar swap... what else? A new seat? I find myself being pushed up against the tank every time I ride, will the superbar position prevent this?
I picked up a Sargent seat a couple of months ago. Very nice! Did 7 hours shortly after installing it with zero ass burn. Have a set of GenMar risers to be installed when I get around to it. Pretty sure this will have everything sorted for comfort when that's done.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #2217
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How much taller would the Blackbird clipons be?
I think they are about 25mm or so. I havnt got em as infind mine good but see ma y people get them as a cheaper clip ob riser.
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I just have an old sheep skin and pazzos on mine and find it comphy.


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Old 04-28-2013, 07:57 PM   #2218
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I had helibars and a Sargent on mine. The bars were great, but I preferred my stock seat that had been modified by www.greatdaytoride.com. Had the LD insert and it was very nice. And only ~$75 as well.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:05 PM   #2219
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I had helibars and a Sargent on mine. The bars were great, but I preferred my stock seat that had been modified by www.greatdaytoride.com. Had the LD insert and it was very nice. And only ~$75 as well.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:45 AM   #2220
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I had bought a OE -style knockoff brake lever that seemed exactly the same, but after a little while it stopped tripping the brake light switch. Things were just a little different in there.
I've run into this issue. Usually, it's the little insert/pin thingy that actuates the switch. Swapping in the part from the stock unit cures the problem.
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