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    what did you do to your vfr today?

    Since she is already apart getting my silver body pieces painted black I decided to do a couple other things.

    Pair mod was 1st, then the evap system. After that I decided to insulate the bottom of the airbox to help keep intake temps down a hair. I then removed this white plastic bottles in the airbox. After about an hour of trying to figure out what they are for I deemed them useless.

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    "Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You pour water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You pour water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You pour water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."

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    put on my triboseat cover, layed out some clear bra for fitting, and ordered some decals. the triboseat cover took some adjusting to get to fit without wringles and such. it was cheap at $25 so if it doesnt work well i wont be too butt hurt about it. Will let you all know how well it works this weekend at deals gap with the wife.











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    "Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You pour water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You pour water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You pour water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."

    Bruce Lee
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    Nice work! And I thought I was busy, just flushed the coolant &
    changed the oil then detailed/cleaned the '09. Like your mods!

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    Thanks, Ive got big plans for her before i deploy again. then i will save up some money for big mods, like BST wheels.
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    "Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You pour water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You pour water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You pour water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."

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    Two white bottles on the ironing board were in airbox? Not connected? Only thing I can think of is that they resonance filters to tune out an annoying sound at a particular frequency (RPM). Ancient Greeks used to tune their amphitheaters with urns filled partly with stones.
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    All I did was move her backwards to get to a box, then move her back.

    Stormy here in Tucson today.
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    I got on mine, fired it up and rode it to Walmart.

    If some of that duct tape was saved, that might be good keeping your SO from falling off the ass end of your bike. This could be called ultimate re-cycling.

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    Nothing at all today, I rode yesterday went for a swim then it started to rain, so I went under a tree waiting for it to go then I dried out on the way back. It was the first time I hit real rain in a while, my back hurts so I didn't ride today just feed the cats a bit of swordfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunofwolf View Post
    Nothing at all today, I rode yesterday went for a swim then it started to rain, so I went under a tree waiting for it to go then I dried out on the way back. It was the first time I hit real rain in a while, my back hurts so I didn't ride today just feed the cats a bit of swordfish.

    Big game fishermen in The Indian Ocean use cats as bait when fishing for swordfish.

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    that's not very nice BB, being mean and evil doesn't Help you Troll better as you live on handouts from people who feel sorry for you perched on that bridge every day!

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    Nothin today.... brake pads all around a few weeks ago
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    "Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You pour water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You pour water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You pour water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."

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    "Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You pour water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You pour water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You pour water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."

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    I did the coolant flush & change as instructed:
    http://vfrworld.com/forums/showthrea...+Coolant+Flush
    Flushed the system twice with dist. H2O & refilled with silicate-free pre-mixed, safe for aluminium engine coolant (blue colored). The old coolant was fluo-green in color but doesn't look old. Don't really know as I didn't do a taste test :D
    I also change the crush washer just to be safe. I think all the air pockets are filled with new coolant: ran engine & blipped throttle a few many times...
    Hopefully she'll take longer to get to the fan-on point. Will do a quick ride later to confirm. Now, I have to go & take care of a broken nail when removing those plastic clips. BTW, I left the center part of the fairing on the bike. I just removed the sides: easier & less PITA!
    Last edited by nookiaz; 08-23-2014 at 02:34 PM.

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    Cleaned and washed the bugs off both my 2000 VFR and the wife's 96 VFR, changed out the coolant on the 96, waxed up both bikes. Also fixed a dent in the top of the tank on my wife's bike caused by dropping a rake on the bike while moving stuff around in the garage. Oooooops, shhhhhhhh, we won't mention that I did that. LOL. You know what the wife would say, "Well if you had moved the bike first, then..............." Actually I don't think she would say anything other than, "Soooo, I see a dent in the tank of my bike. You're gonna do something about that I hope, RIGHT??"

    Tomorrow, THE RIDING BEGINS............

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    Well just did a 20-30 min. city ride with light to moderate traffic & red lights stops. The VFR runs as hot as she normally does. I don't notice if she runs cooler or not. Maybe because new coolant transfer heat from the engine to the coolant better so no change in temp readings...But that's another thread...
    And Mr. Z, since both VFRs are clean, maybe you should spray on some PAM to keep the bugs from sticking on tomorrow's ride...Just a thought :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nookiaz View Post
    Well just did a 20-30 min. city ride with light to moderate traffic & red lights stops. The VFR runs as hot as she normally does. I don't notice if she runs cooler or not. Maybe because new coolant transfer heat from the engine to the coolant better so no change in temp readings...But that's another thread...
    And Mr. Z, since both VFRs are clean, maybe you should spray on some PAM to keep the bugs from sticking on tomorrow's ride...Just a thought :)
    Hmmmmmmmm................ Nah, tomorrow, once I get the 5th gen all covered in grasshoppers, maybe I'll employ a bit of child labor and get the kids to wash the bike. They love playin with the hose and having water fights. That'll give them some purpose to go out and have fun.

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    I bought a tire today. I took the wheel off and took it to my dealership. (I get a discount) They mounted and balanced it for me. Bliss! I am ready to ride. The shop group ride is tomorrow morning. It was postponed from last Sunday to this Sunday due to rain. Tomorrow is supposed to be dry and stinking hot.
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    Did the 1st oil change & adjusted chain slack. The oil change was no big deal, only the lower left cover needs to be removed. However, to get the oil filter out and the new one installed you need to move the lower radiator mounting strut out of the way (remove the 10MM bolts at each end of the strut). The plastics were easier than the CBR.

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    Installed shorty levers & a crampbuster.

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    Lost my hub cap today-need another one!

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    Pulled apart and tried to fix a droopy wing mirror. Doubt it worked, but here's hoping.

    It rained, so no riding today.

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    Added 58 miles to the odometer...and it was a good day.

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    Installed shorty levers from Flea Bay, not bad. Had to go to Honda dealer and get a new brass bushing for the clutch lever, old one badly worn! Bushing $11, lever $12.50 ($25.00 pair)!
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    Got my ignition switch unstuck. I think the PO put some wet lube in the keyhole & I put graphite dry lube & that formed some paste froze the tumblers & I couldn't turn the key...
    Many thanks to all the folks who helped me out with great advice on how to solve my problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nookiaz View Post
    Got my ignition switch unstuck. I think the PO put some wet lube in the keyhole & I put graphite dry lube & that formed some paste froze the tumblers & I couldn't turn the key...
    Many thanks to all the folks who helped me out with great advice on how to solve my problem!
    What did you wind up doing in the end Nookiaz??

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    All i did today was lube the chain (i need a freaking pro oiler) order a set of PR4's and go to the bar to drink till i could forget spending $280 for tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    What did you wind up doing in the end Nookiaz??
    Sooo, I shot brake cleaner in the ignition keyhole as Allyance & 98Viffer suggested & that cleaned up the tumblers & I was able to turn the key & everything is back to normal :) Many thanks!!!


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