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Old 04-21-2017, 02:27 AM   #2131
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Non starter.

Today was the day of the resurrection, or should have been. No success in resurrection of my 99 VTR after 8 year lay up. New battery, but I think the fuel needs chucking, advice sought.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:37 AM   #2132
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Moved my reply to his dedicated thread.


Carry on.

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Old 04-21-2017, 06:05 PM   #2133
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Finished getting my bike ready for the riding season today.

Mods/updates for 2017:
- replaced screws holding carb butterflies in place with lower profile units (which were ground down as much as possible); improve airflow
- built a new airbox lid (ie. "Filter-in-lid design) with a larger filter element (area is up 40% over previous version); also improved volume and clearance over funnels slightly, as well as raising the tank a bit to improve airflow into filter/airbox/engine
- matched carb throats/intake collars/intake ports; did some minor dremmeling to latter two to provide a smooth and uniform channel for the air, again to improve airflow
- put thermal barrier on underside of airbox and carburetors (cooler airbox and carbs mean cooler air, better air density for improved power); minor, I know, but it was cheap...
- To improve response, I drilled a small additional lift hole in each slide (was running single hole before, just added 15% more area)
- cleaned front caliper pistons
- tightened steering bearings and replaced handlebars (with black version of same) and stem nut (blue Ti); red was just "too much" (has a stealthier look now)

I am not expecting anything close to major gains from the intake side changes, but they should improve response (which was already great) slightly if nothing else.

Will empty out the old gas, pour in some fresh stuff, re-install battery and I should be good to go.

To come shortly (get dealer to do it):
- new tires
- new chain and sprockets (gonna try 15/40 gearing)
- change fork oil
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:03 PM   #2134
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Did a bit more work on the barn find bike....it's starting to get close....

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Old 04-21-2017, 09:14 PM   #2135
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Thanks, that's good to hear. I feel very fortunate to have been able to secure a set. Non of the parts that are important are available any more.

Did HRC use Akrapovic for their exhaust system?

Hoping that with the Flo-Commander and the elevation I'm at I'll be good, and maybe get back a bit of the power lost to altitude.

I know what you mean about the parts, if you can find any you better bring your wallet....lol The last time I saw a replacement carbon sleeve they were $500 each....just the sleeve....

When I installed mine there was a noticable difference and like I said I needed a minor rejet to dial it all in.

For the HRC .....yes they did use Akro stuff in the RC51 program

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Old 04-22-2017, 05:04 AM   #2136
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Rode it to COTA on fri. Didn't even kill my back like usual. May start riding it more.


With a new batt it started right up, really seems to like the av gas, doesn't go goopy in the carbs.
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:26 PM   #2137
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(Yesterday in actuality): I rode from San Diego to Rosamond Ca., bringing my 'new' bike home. 292 miles as the route took me, with a couple of 'side trips'. (Ok, so I got lost once...or twice. LOL.)

I learned stopping every 100 miles for gas is not a myth.

I learned the stock seat is equivalent to an MTD (Medieval Torture Device). I could go 40 miles before I had to stop and rest my rear-end. But 15 miles was the point at which it started to bother me. (Ordered a Corbin. I've had good luck with them. The Corbin CAN'T be worse than the stock 'board').

One of the meds I'm taking (evidently) caused me to start cramping in the heat. LOL. Hips. Legs. Hands. Back. I think I was a little dehydrated, too, which didn't help. It was 98* in Temecula, and near that for most of the day elswhere. Kind of weird zooming along at 70 with cramps in both hips my legs stuck straight out to the sides. Other drivers must have thought I was a real Hot Dog. I guess I am. But I never got to the point I couldn't maintain control else I'd have pulled over (...he said, anticipating the admonishment of others; he was not without sensitivity to the thoughts of others for he was, in the end, a 'social' creature).

I learned you can roll-on in 6th from 70+ and accelerate with alacrity.

I learned you can run @90MPH and feel like you're going 70 on this bike.

I learned Pasadena Ca. has WAY TOO MANY One Way streets and while there's a sign for the 210 toward San Bernadino every couple of blocks, there appears to be only ONE such sign for the 210 toward Sacramento.

I learned Tony Silvia is a stand-up guy. (prior owner)

I rode the Metrolink/AMTRAK to San Diego. Met some really great people on both. At the end of the day it was one of the cardinal ones you won't ever forget. And the topper was, now "she's" home with me. I love this bike.

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Old 04-23-2017, 07:17 PM   #2138
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Corbin for these is very firm. It gets better when left in the sun to warm up. If you really wanted comfort, Sargent would've probably been a better choice.
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:34 PM   #2139
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Corbin for these is very firm. It gets better when left in the sun to warm up. If you really wanted comfort, Sargent would've probably been a better choice.
Now you tell me. LOL. I might end up with a Sargeant at the end (literally).

I've had several Corbins (other bikes) and they were good for the typical distance I ride without dismounting, e.g., 50 miles.

Thanks for the heads up. I'd read about Sargeant seats with these bikes, but they seemed to be about equally (subjective) represented in comparison to the Corbin.

If the Corbin doesn't work for me I'll try Sargeant.

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Old 04-23-2017, 07:42 PM   #2140
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You'll need a time machine to buy a new Sargent.
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You'll need a time machine to buy a new Sargent.
LOL. My Time Machine is broken. I've tried using it before. I'm always left just where I am. Hopefully the Corbin won't be too bad. I love the bike. If I can't get a good seat I guess I'll just shove 'rags' in my underwear and sit 'light'. LOL.

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Old 04-24-2017, 06:11 AM   #2142
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:42 AM   #2143
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Alan, a seat like that above was about $430 new a year or two ago.
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Old 04-24-2017, 02:01 PM   #2144
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I know what you mean about the parts, if you can find any you better bring your wallet....lol The last time I saw a replacement carbon sleeve they were $500 each....just the sleeve....

When I installed mine there was a noticable difference and like I said I needed a minor rejet to dial it all in.

For the HRC .....yes they did use Akro stuff in the RC51 program

Took the unobtainium, rediscovered part out to determin if the flange can be separated from the header mounting peice. At some point in time the flange was tightened to the point of putting a slight bend in it. Have a machine shop that will press it flat for me. Obviously can't be done as an assembly.
Photo doesn't show the bend, doh.
Not to worry I will clean before mounting.
Oh, and I put them where I can find them.
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Not all vtr.

Not today and not all vtr.
I got my brakes in the mail. Mounted my 1000rr rim . minus the adjusters..... Yeah found out that's no good tall. I will post on YouTube the whole process. Thanks to NhSH for his pm. For new tires on. Made a temporary 1 position adjuster to get me to work.
Ended a month of waiting to repair my wife's a6. Had my cams in wrong twice. Things impossible to a just and get on tdc. Finally got it and the thing leaked no gasket on a coolant hose. Tried cardboard fail. Bubble gum fail. Tub silicone success. They don't have rtv here and the gasket is order only... So today I let the bike just rest and take a long awaited bath. I am leaning in more now BTW but my 190 shows an inch of chicken. She slides out because of the dirt and these roads are cheesegrated down hill so you can't go over 40 without a big slide. Cars are fine but with a bike its not cool man. Going to mod my vtr adjusters now .
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Brought front wheel of newly acquired VTR to my local Honda shop, to get the tire flipped, as previous owner had someone install tire backwards, :-)
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