what did you do to your vfr today?

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  1. duccmann

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    Thanks F3....the tape didn't leave a straight line..more jagged then anything. Sure peeled of easy enough.
    Now to get the film off it left behind. Worth a shot. ..oh well. After seeing that white one with the bags..thought the black on the lower part of the fairing looked awesome. $10
    No biggie
     
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    its best to pull the tape right after the last coat for a crisp line but no big deal if it bugs you you can just peel it off and redo. looks like a fun project.
     
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    Thanks man....
     
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    Yup, plastidip is the most forgiving material to work with, if you mess up, you can start over easily.
     
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    Well theres always a first time...couldn't believe how it just peeled right off.....the guy at Lowe's tells me the stuff is flying off the shelves. ..people at doin entire cars.....
     
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    Check out dipyourcar.com, and also their YouTube channel. Guys are a little obsessed with the stuff. Btw, if you're masking dip, the running advice is to get all your coats on as quickly as you can, without it running, and then peel the tape off right away. No waiting for it to dry between coats.
     
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    Those lever's must be on there good because that's an awfully big hammer to use to remove the lever's
     
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    I always make it a point to have it out and handy when i need to fix something.
     
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    The 2.3m screws for my new trip meter knob came yesterday. Unfortunately they screwed up and listed their 4mm length as 6mm so they're too short. Installed it anyways, got a turn and a half on the screw and with a drop of blue loctite I think it'll hold. Sorry, no pics :playful:

    Took her out to rustle some leaves....
     
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    I picked up the steering head bearings, the thermostat, two short hoses and the new left marker light I ordered. Such a small collection of parts. Such a huge pain in the butt to install them.
     
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    Thanks man! I bet that would sound awesome.
     
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    Went outside and stared out my bike for 5 minutes
     
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    Got a new set of fork seals in the mail today. I just need a decent day to install them. Atleast I have time to decide what weight oil to use. What was in the forks was mushy.
     
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    5w synthetic is usually best for your forks.
     
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    F3, I would like to go a heavier weight the front and feels really mushy right now. I was gonna try 10 or 15
     
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    ive been tinkering with mine all day in the cold trying to find out why the FI light keeps coming on. found a melted stator wire but a short ride post fix ruled that out as the problem. she died at a light with the FI light on but started right back up. sigh
     
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    Did pre-storage oil change (10w40 Motul v300 synth)...Rode around for a bit to see if there's any leak. None found. Might have over-filled by a bit...Read somewhere in this forum it's not serious unless it's waaaay overfilled.
     
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    Just remember the heavier the weight the slower it will travel through the fork internals therefore slowing the reaction time for your rebound and compression.

    If you can afford some new fork springs it work out better for you. Around $120 I think for a set. Doing the work yourself you could do new springs and valving for 250-300. I know that's not on everyone's budget but just a thought.
     
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    Sorry if this is teaching you to suck eggs, but have you gone through the diagnostic procedures to identify why the FI light comes on? The system should be able to point you to whatever is amiss based on the flashing code. I'd be happy to help you interpret what's happening.


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