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Old 09-15-2011, 07:31 AM   #1276
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It was plug and play, because I ordered the VFRness that wiremybike.com sells that is pre-modified to work with a Yamaha R1 R/R.The difference is the plugs for the R/R. The only thing I had to do was drill a different mounting hole in for one of the screws for the R/R because I wanted it held on by both screws, not just one.

So I got this VFRness:

http://www.wiremybike.com/product_in...roducts_id=681

And plugged it into an 09 R1 R/R.
Ahhhh, that is brilliant. It does not appear that he makes one for the 6th Gen, so it looks like I'm either comparing wiring charts or just carrying an extra Honda R/R. Anyone know of any that are plug and play?

Edit: I do see Rick's Motorsport Electrics has one that is sold on wiremybike as well.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:36 AM   #1277
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does not appear that he makes one for the 6th Gen.

6th gen parts: http://www.wiremybike.com/index.php?cPath=1_17
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:14 AM   #1278
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Ahhhh, that is brilliant. It does not appear that he makes one for the 6th Gen, so it looks like I'm either comparing wiring charts or just carrying an extra Honda R/R. Anyone know of any that are plug and play?

Edit: I do see Rick's Motorsport Electrics has one that is sold on wiremybike as well.
Yes and the Ricks RR is a MOSFET design. And for the record I believe I have my charging system under control. I replaced my RR with another and replaced the battery (less than a month old) and the bike is charging great even when hot. I also altered the wiring so that only one of my low beam headlights is on unless I turn a switch. This saves almost 4 amps while riding through stop and go traffic on my commute and when its dark I just turn on the other light.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:17 AM   #1279
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If you had a dry battery and you haven't checked your charging voltage on a VFR, you should...

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Old 09-15-2011, 08:31 AM   #1280
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Hey Achtung, just noticed you're a city dweller from that mpg post a while back (and the whole Red Sox Nation thing). Whereabouts in town are you? I work and park (and get ticketed) over near the Boston Harbor Hotel.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:41 AM   #1281
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For the 1000 miles each way to Indy and back, my '01 did 50mpg if I kept it under 80mph (around 75-78mph). At 80-85mph, it managed mid-40s in mpg. 250 miles between fill-ups was nice; although the 1098 that came along on half the trip required stops every 150-160 miles.
How are you getting 250mi between fill ups I'm getting around 200 commuting at 65mph when the gas gauge starts blinking!
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:52 AM   #1282
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How are you getting 250mi between fill ups I'm getting around 200 commuting at 65mph when the gas gauge starts blinking!
I've coasted in to the gas station at 240 and was damn glad it was there, but never had to put in more than 5.5. It starts blinking at 200, but there is at least a gallon left at that point. Consistent 250 is impressive, though.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:46 AM   #1283
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Hey Achtung, just noticed you're a city dweller from that mpg post a while back (and the whole Red Sox Nation thing). Whereabouts in town are you? I work and park (and get ticketed) over near the Boston Harbor Hotel.
I reside in the historic Watch City, Waltham MA. And congrats to Wake on his 200th!
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:51 PM   #1284
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How are you getting 250mi between fill ups I'm getting around 200 commuting at 65mph when the gas gauge starts blinking!
Don't really know what to tell you, except that if I held a steady 65mph, I'm thinking the thing would go 270+ miles pretty easily. 250 mile range was at about 75-78mph, and, honestly, 250 was when I stopped to fill up, not when it ran dry; got the flashing single bar right after 230 miles and chose to stop at 250, even though I'd previously gone almost 30 miles on "reserve" with no issue. I generally roll the interstate at 80-85, and the bike routinely shows 210+ miles before the gauge starts flashing. FWIW, as a point of comparison, under the same conditions--80-85mph on the interstate--my '03 CBR600RR will hit reserve at about 145 miles.

Now, all these figures are indicated--i.e., as per the bike's dash--but the Duc 1098 along on the trip matched up numbers pretty much exactly: 80mph indicated on the VFR was 80mph indicated on the Duc, miles travelled were identical as well. Stock gearing, stock windscreen, 2 Bros slip-on (which is of no consequence). About the only mitigating factor I can point to is the build of the rider; ever since The Girl decreed us to be a gluten-free household, I dropped 20 pounds and now sport a distinctly Ichabod Crane -esque physique: 5' 10", 140lbs. That said, I was carrying a fair bit of luggage for the trip, so I'd think that would offset things somewhat:
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:39 PM   #1285
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Swap my Santa Fe VFR or F650 for your DC area VFR or?

I plan to fly into DC the week of Oct 17 and spend a few days riding with a friend. I was going to rent a bike, but inspired by HUBB's bike swap page I thought maybe I'd put a feeler out. I am a mature, sane, experienced rider and would only want to talk to same. You wouldn't necessarily need to come here at the same time. PM me if you are interested.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:32 AM   #1286
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:07 AM   #1287
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i'm happy with 160miles per tank :P 120miles is too low though, damn v-tec
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:32 AM   #1288
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i'm happy with 160miles per tank :P 120miles is too low though, damn v-tec
Me too. Well, no V-Tec, but still. I'm too busy riding the piss out of the bike to worry about the MPG.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:49 AM   #1289
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I just got back from a 13-day, 5680 mile trip out to the Coast of Oregon. The 93 VFR ran perfectly. Up to 38k now...

Not me, but my buddy Rich in the photo's with my 93. I took the pics.


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Old 09-16-2011, 05:17 PM   #1290
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On a scale of 1 to David Hasslehoff...

...how fucked am I? Discovered this while wiring up the heated grips after work:

Main 30A fuse:


Wire between the use and the harness:


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