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by AlmostThere
Sat Sep 10, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: New exhausts...
Replies: 14
Views: 2299

Re: New exhausts...

So much for getting back to you guys by the weekend, apologies for the delay. Appreciate the comments :thumbup: Thanks for the info tony.mon . I asked around and it seems that going from almost no throttle to wide open does lean out the mixture...on a dyno. I was given the same explanation by two pl...
by AlmostThere
Fri Aug 19, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: New exhausts...
Replies: 14
Views: 2299

Re: New exhausts...

Glad my comments could help :D Yeah, mid mount is probably the more correct term, they are certainly not as high mounted as some systems. To answer you question, I'm not 100% sure. The bike is not kept at home so I can't check right now. I will get a chance at the weekend and will let you know. In f...
by AlmostThere
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Riding help...leaning
Replies: 20
Views: 1034

Re: Riding help...leaning

Thanks for all the comments guys :thumbup: In the end (two weeks ago now), I went and bought a set of Michelin Pilot Power 2CT (an older tyre design for sure but good reviews and loyal following even now...or so I read). I was needing a rear in a bit of a hurry, called around a bunch of tyre places ...
by AlmostThere
Sat Jul 23, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Riding help...leaning
Replies: 20
Views: 1034

Re: Riding help...leaning

Thanks for all of your feedback, much appreciated :thumbup: I've took the advice offered and will be putting a new set of tyres on it soon. I've been looking last week trying to decide on which tyre to choose. I do like Michelins in general (used then on cars and mountain bikes before) and the Miche...
by AlmostThere
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Newbie

Welcome VTRSteve22 :wave: Good to have another member around, hope you enjoy the bike. Got any pictures of it you want to share? Here she is https://i.postimg.cc/LY23KnRB/269819722-4712782928808231-6936238033563295233-n.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/SJ3LQZkK/269831709-4128435993923623-983768675970231681...
by AlmostThere
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Riding help...leaning
Replies: 20
Views: 1034

Re: Riding help...leaning

Thanks for the responses guys :thumbup: I guess from what I opened with I gave the impression of someone charging around blind bends, dragging the pegs at way above the speed limit on busy roads. That is not the case. 1) I NEED my driving license for work so I'm not offering that up for the chopping...
by AlmostThere
Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Riding help...leaning
Replies: 20
Views: 1034

Riding help...leaning

Hey all, Some of you may know already that I'm new to riding. Thankfully I've had a fair amount of seat time (although not as much as I'd like, at best one day a week) over the past few months and my confidence is building as I get used to riding and the bike. I've been learning to lean more in the ...
by AlmostThere
Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A rather rounded stator cover bolt...
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: A rather rounded stator cover bolt...

Thanks :thumbup:

They worked out less expensive than the cheapest genuine ones I could find when you account for the (genuine) o-rings they supply, even with postage added in.
by AlmostThere
Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Newbie

Welcome VTRSteve22 :wave:

Good to have another member around, hope you enjoy the bike. Got any pictures of it you want to share?
by AlmostThere
Sat Jul 16, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Replacement screen?
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Replacement screen?

Which one as in brand name or type of screen? This is the screen that is currently fitted on mine: https://i.postimg.cc/fSCRHSwX/Screen-Type.jpg It's too steep (and dark) for my taste. I don't know who made it, I had it out not too long ago and I didn't see any obvious markings. On the plus side, I'...
by AlmostThere
Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A rather rounded stator cover bolt...
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: A rather rounded stator cover bolt...

TBH, I was in half a mind to take the cover off and polish it but haven't seen it done very often and I can't find the pics to take another look. Slight aside but I got a few gaskets (genarator cover, clutch slave and front sprocket) made by Interface Performance Materials. Ever used their gaskets b...
by AlmostThere
Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A rather rounded stator cover bolt...
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: A rather rounded stator cover bolt...

Thanks for that alanfjones1411 :thumbup: https://i.postimg.cc/gxtTqtdH/New-caps.jpg Ordered the small one also for completeness sake, this comes with a 10mm head whereas the 30mm cap has a 14mm head. Genuine Honda replacement o-rings are supplied too which is handy. Seems to be well made, fit well o...
by AlmostThere
Mon Jul 11, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A rather rounded stator cover bolt...
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: A rather rounded stator cover bolt...

Success, thanks for the great advice tony.mon :thumbup: https://i.postimg.cc/KK7HCRTg/Success.jpg As I didn't have a centre punch to hand I ended up cutting two grooves with the Dremel then used a cold chisel and a 1.8kg lump hammer to tease it out. To my surprise, it came out without too much drama...
by AlmostThere
Mon Jul 11, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: New exhausts...
Replies: 14
Views: 2299

Re: New exhausts...

Thanks for the advice tony.mon :thumbup: The Honda downpipes to Black Widow (BW) link pipes seal perfectly (even although it does away with the seals (which I guess are the graphite ones you mention)). The issue is (was?) one of the BW link pipes to one of the BW cans. These are a sleeve fit (and no...
by AlmostThere
Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Newbie - General VTR questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Newbie - General VTR questions...

Thanks tony.mon :) I appreciate your advice. Still not sure what I'm doing with them yet, if anything. As I get only a single day a week to ride/work on the bike I've been making the most of the good weather and putting plenty miles on he bike. I've shelved most other thoughts for the time being but...