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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 25 Apr 2019, 06:47

Rossgo wrote:5k miles already it's doing well! Will you do the oil change yourself or get a garage to ?

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Rossgo » 25 Apr 2019, 09:10

Saves a bit of dosh as well in all honesty

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 15 May 2019, 21:36

Had my first glitch with the bike yesterday.

Rolling down the A34 and all of a sudden the power went, the engine was still keeping the bike moving but any opening of the throttle and it spluttered. I limped it on for about 5 miles to get to some services, but all of a sudden it seemed to sort it's self out. Hatd been fine since, I'm blaming fuel..

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Kwacky » 15 May 2019, 21:38

Remind me, did you replace the air filter on your recent home service?
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 15 May 2019, 21:45

Kwacky wrote:Remind me, did you replace the air filter on your recent home service?
Yes, replaced with genuine Honda filter.

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Kwacky » 15 May 2019, 21:49

Dunno then. Petrol filter? Seems a bit weird to blame bad fuel when you've had the bike for a while
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 15 May 2019, 21:55

Kwacky wrote:Dunno then. Petrol filter? Seems a bit weird to blame bad fuel when you've had the bike for a while
I filled up at a station I don't normally use.

Just odd that it should do that and then be fine for the rest of the ride. Back to one of my normal fuel stops today, so I'll keep an eye on it.

Fuel filter is a good thought though. I do tend to run into the reserve on most tanks so maybe a few years of crud is on the move. I'll do some research.

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Rossgo » 16 May 2019, 08:46

Glad it's ok now but that just of been scary whilst you were riding

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 19 May 2019, 18:27

I have to say at nearly 4k these tyres don't look or feel like the have fine through mileage. I'm very impressed. Might need to get a depth guage though as they don't seem to have idiot blocks. Image

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Kwacky » 19 May 2019, 18:29

They do look good for the miles. I might price these up next time I need a pair on the Versys
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 19 May 2019, 18:33

Kwacky wrote:They do look good for the miles. I might price these up next time I need a pair on the Versys
They give great feedback and confidence, especially in the wet. The little grooves you can see generate a decent amount of heat in the tyre, and the tread shifts a hell of a lot of water.

For the vfr they where about £150 for the pair. I know that's budget prices, but they aren't budget quality.

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Blade » 19 May 2019, 20:46

Sound than perfect tyre for some fast commuting (y)

Doesn't seem long since you bought them tbh. How long did it take you to rack up 4k?
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 19 May 2019, 20:48

Blade wrote:Sound than perfect tyre for some fast commuting (y)

Doesn't seem long since you bought them tbh. How long did it take you to rack up 4k?
I'm doing 400 miles a week on average, so not that long!

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby duke63 » 19 May 2019, 20:54

Isn't that a wear indicator to the left of the second pair of serrated grooves on the right hand side.
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Stonesie » 19 May 2019, 21:35

Yeah that's one of them, plenty of meat left on that tyre.
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 19 May 2019, 21:57

duke63 wrote:Isn't that a wear indicator to the left of the second pair of serrated grooves on the right hand side.
Good spot!

I tried running my finger round three tread a while ago to find them but couldn't. To be fair the tread depth is 8mm when new, so a lump of 1mm isn't going to stand out.

Based on that, beer and finger in the air maths says there's about 2k or so left in that rubber.

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby kiwikrasher » 20 May 2019, 02:48

D6Nutz wrote:
duke63 wrote:Isn't that a wear indicator to the left of the second pair of serrated grooves on the right hand side.
Good spot!

I tried running my finger round three tread a while ago to find them but couldn't. To be fair the tread depth is 8mm when new, so a lump of 1mm isn't going to stand out.

Based on that, beer and finger in the air maths says there's about 2k or so left in that rubber.

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Tip for finding the wear indicators Jon, look on the sidewall edge where it Mets the curve of the tyre and the will be a little triangle like arrow. This indicates where they are. Just follow that across the tyre and you should find them no worries.

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 20 May 2019, 18:53

Every day's a school day. Cheers kiwi, never knew about that. It's twi on the tyres, but it's there.

And for interest, there is about 3-4mm of tread left.
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Blade » 20 May 2019, 20:32

Which tyres are they Nutz?

3d storm?
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 20 May 2019, 20:33

Blade wrote:Which tyres are they Nutz?

3d storm?
(nod) the xm version.

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