VFR World in the UK

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  1. Adam Woods

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    OK UK VFR owners - how many of us are out there? Lets see if we can't get a UK centric version of this going. Enough pictures of glorious sunny deserts, and long discussions about overheated VFRs. Lets get the subjects that matter to us on the site. Gatso cameras, good pubs, cafes and roads that are worth seeking out for a SUnday afternoon blast.

    Any one out there???
     
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    I really must get around to having a look at the UK forum again sometime...

    Haven't been on there since April, will be a mountain of posts to sift through. :eek:
     
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    OK - so that was a failed idea - how come I'vce never found bikersoracle beore - thanks I will go and join
     
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    who knows?

    However, we used to be called hondavfrclub.org ,but now under the bikersoracle umberella, so to speak.:wink:
     
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    UK Biker here...
     
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    I'm here.
    VFR750FG/H can't decide which...
     
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    Vfr Fh

    owned this since new, only had one problem the dreaded rectifier, got off after MOT last monday to find bike enveloped in white smoke, managed to get seat and side panels off before heat melted them. previous bikes were triumph bonnie 1965, triumph tiger 90.
     
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    Hello, I'm from Derby, near Matlock.

    Constantly doing something to my VFR 750 FR, need new discs now if anyone has any going cheap.
     
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    Crikey, we do seem to be very few and far between over here, where are all the VFR owners, I know there are more of you out there cause I seen you.

    Not even enough of us to get together for a beer.

    The shame :(
     
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    Sorry Boys and Girls, it's Bubba "The Yankee" Zanetti. I'd love to ride with you all on the British Isle, but stuck stateside.

    Anyway, I had a question about the Gatso's. I know you all have to deal with those pain in the ass machnines, but is there anyway to fool them? With today's technology you would think someone made something to block how they work.

    Just Curious.

    BZ
     
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    I've heard that spraying hair spray works but never tried.

    Also grease but no idea if either work, would like to know what does work.
     
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    Pay attention!

    See post #2 and 5 above...:blah:
     
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    If you can sneak up behind one, there is always sabatoge! LOL!:spy:
     
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    You get fined less too if you get caught, but the trick is not to get caught.
    Thats why we have bikes, plus the police over here aren't supposed to chase bikes, well not in Nottingham anyway.

    Watchout for the umarked Civic on the M1
     
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    Europe / U.K. model question

    Is there anyone that can answer a pretty easy question about a headlight part that I believe only comes on the European / U.K. version of the 2002 VFR? I have the U.S. version but I want to run "pilot"? lights in addition to my headlights for extra visibility. I heard that these are utilized on the models sold over seas but nobody in the U.S. seems to know about these bulbs let alone which model of bulb is used. Can anyone help me?

    shaneangove@hotmail.com
     
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    Pilot bulb question. Can anyone help me with this? Do VFR bikes in Europe use/have a small bulb below their lo-beams? It might be called a pilot bulb. It is low wattage, maybe 5-10 Watts. Their are two of them total, one below each of the two lo-beams. Do you (European riders) have/use them? Can you tell me more about them since no one in the U.S. seems to know anything about them?
    Please and than you,
    Shane Angove (new member trying very hard to get help on this)
     
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    In the uk they are known as side lights the term is from there use on cars. 5 watts is correct but not enough to provide sufficient light i.e. you wuold`nt notice them if used in addition to your main beam lamp in the uk they can be used on there own but not recomended. so most riders in the uk ride on dipped lo beams as you call them. I have fitted xenon bulbs to my RC46 which i highly recommend. Also uk spec vfr`s are fitted with 60/55w lamps as standard US models only 45/45w. hth
     
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    U.S. headlight wattage

    FYI My official Honda manual states that our headlights have 55w lo-beam and 55w hi-beam.

    I want to put in an LED light in where I should have had the 5W lights. I was thinking of putting something in with a little bit of color so that I would stand out amongst traffic and other friends that ride with the same bike. Maybe a little blue, red or yellow? It will mostly be drowned out by the headlights but it will affect the overall color of the headlight area when cars look behind them. I can also use them when parked and the headlights are off. I connected a simple switch inline with the headlight relay so that I can kill the headlight when warming up the bike to allow the battery to charge and the neighbors don't have to have the headlights beaming into their house windows. It took 15 minutes to install and cost $3. Great for the battery.
     
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