what did you do to your vfr today?

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  1. Vulcanator

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    So today I gave the bike a good flogging. Got it up to 145mph on a slight incline. I even missed a gear, or I screwed up the gearchange and it revved all the way to 13000rpm-oops! Did some TLC on it post ride removing the bugs off it.
     
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    After a day of scrubbing in the Q3+ tires, I can say, I'm SUPER happy with them. Happy with the grip, obviously, but also happy with the profile. The mental aspect of the grip they provide is a big part of it. Knowing I don't have to be concerned with the tire slipping out like the PR4 did is huge. That said, at high lean angles, the bike is so stable and easy to hang off of now. It's really effortless!
     
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    Having confidence in ones tires sure does go a long way when sport riding. Although the Bridgestone s21s had great grip, I lost confidence in them after my low side. Not that I think they weren’t up to the task or had caused the low side, I just didn’t get any feedback from them that they were at their limit. Not knowing where that limit is, reduces ones confidence and that’s is where I ended up with them. With the Michelins I have a good confident felling and so that allows me to relax a bit more and have a better ride. With the PP3, I always got a hint as to where the limit is and I also got good mileage with them, usually around 5-6k miles of pure sport miles, more so with the Pilot Road, but that’s not the bike I go play on.

    Before RVFR gets all Pirelli on me, I have run the Super Corsa SP2 tires on my Duc and they worked great, but the longevity is nowhere near the miles I can get out of the Michelins and that is on a much lighter and less powerful bike. Maybe if I stepped down a grade or two, I.e. Rosso 2 or 3 I might get a little more out of them. Perhaps I’ll try them after the RS tires are worn through. Being that the 5 Gen is now a track only bike (hopefully not for long) I may stick with the Super Corsa, as there is a lot of confidence with those and no street riding to deal with to get to the twisty roads. If I can get it registered for the street again, might even try the Q3+.

    So many good choices with tires these days so whatever brand you run, as long as you have confidence in them and they hold up to what you dish out, I say more power to you. We all have our own criteria and results so if what you run works for you, it’s hard to switch, unless you are in a search for that little bit more.
     
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    The perfect Sunday for the annual brake clean. Front calipers off, and remove pads. Then I cleaned the accumulated winter grunge off the pads and calipers. Fresh lube on the slide pins and pad shims. Then pop them back on. I then cleaned the disc bobbins. Then I removed the rear caliper and did the same clean and lube routine. All in all a couple of hours well spent, I think.
     
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    I think I figured out what it is I love so much about the Dunlop Q3+ tires. I know exactly what they are doing. It's an almost telepathic connection to the road. It's sublime, but I have so much more feedback from them. This enhances my confidence in them, as there's no vagueness whatsoever. It's very reassuring. The Bridgestone T30 Evo have pretty good feedback too, but not on this level.
     
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    Still waiting to put on the Evo's. I just personally cant trust Dunlops. But maybe after the Evo's I will try again. Glad that they work for you.
     
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    Try the T31's. They are supposed to be better.
     
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    I know I know it's a question where the answer will depend on many variables, but...

    If someone has ever finished off a set of Q3s, what mileage range did you end with?
     
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    I know that as far as sport touring tires go, the T30's had grip for days. The rear tended to last me roughly 7,000 miles or so, with canyons, daily riding, trips etc. Daily pressure was 36/42, canyons roughly 34/33. The mileage includes lots of high throttle acelleration and hard braking, into turns.
     
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    I'll track my mileage on my Q3+. I'll report back.
     
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    My project for today. Had to tap the axel out with a 24 ounce framing hammer. Old grease was holding it fast. Cleaned it up best I could without removing the bearings. Added new grease and while the brakes were apart I cleaned them up a bunch and put synthetic grease on the slide pins. Adjusted the chain while I was at it. Tomorrow it gets cleaned and lubed.
    It was noticeably easier to back out of the garage. I guess it really needed me to lube up it's backside!

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    From this

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    To this

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    The other day, I wrote a nice ad, and posted my bike in Craigslist. 2 days later it SNOWED!

    Oh well, I guess I really didn't want to sell it all that badly anyway.


    stupid global warming.......
     
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    WOW... snow here overnight.

    So does this mean you will be keeping the moto? 20180407_070024.jpg
     
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    You guys are so lucky - all we seem to be getting is rain.....
     
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    So you're saying that when it stops raining the roads are clean at least? Every time it snows here is another excuse to sand and salt the roads. Like it did this weekend... again...
     
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    No it's just my dogs both love the snow & as my car is 4x4 (with winter tyres) I love it too....:pass:
     
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    Thought I'd give my front brakes a looking at too. I'd added new pads when I rebuilt it after the crash. I'm glad I did! The grease on the sliding pins was a paste instead. I got it all off of both sides and polished the pins with some 0000 steel wool and used silicone synthetic grease this time. Getting ready to go ride it right now.
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    After a simple 20 mile ride, some minor canyons, the brakes are more sublime in function. They don't feel stronger, per se, but it felt as if I was squeezing them less, but honestly, it could all be mental. Perhaps it's that I had a smoother braking pull.
     
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    I have my blue RVF on the stand to fix the knackered fork seal...
    This then led me to check the front brakes - Damm....lol

    [​IMG]P1070682 by Pete Smith, on Flickr

    So on order is a full rebuild kit & master cylinder along with new pads - thats the weekend now shot - lol
     
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    Dug my old Airhawk out of the garage and strapped it on, and took the bike over to the wash rack yesterday, and hosed her down. All this dessert wind has been building a thick layer of dust over everything. While I was cruising along, the bike just died, like someone flicked an off switch, and then after fiddling with the ignition, she eventually fired back up. I was planning on heading in the general direction of LA to test out the Airhawk, but with the bike inexplicably dying I decided against it. When I got home I fiddled around with the wires, and found out it was the little fuse box looking thing beside the battery that seemed to have something to with the random and sudden cutoffs. When I wiggled it, the bike would die. I wedged it into a position to minimize how much it moves and where it wouldn't be effected by the seatpan. In all honesty I don't know what it is, other than being part of the R/R/stator harness, but the bike is running without issue (for now), and a quick visual check of the contacts didn't reveal any obvious shorts or grounds. A little research this morning lead me to believe I needed to order a VFRness, and leave the bike in the garage until I can change it out, for fear of actually breaking something. I'll use the opportunity to rewire my 12v power outlet to the harness instead of directly to the battery, and to wire in the new gloves I'm not supposed to know about...
     

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