I got fed up with the black wheels.

Discussion in '6th Generation 2002-2013' started by VFR1200, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. VFR1200

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    I really didn't like the black wheel look. It made the rims look smaller. So for $18, I did a cosmetic change. Looks way better.

    On a side note. My bike had been running hot for 2018 & 19 season, even after doing a coolant flush. It was running at 88 C or 190F nearly all the time. In traffic it would get up to 105C or 220F in the blink of an eye. I had read that changing out the radiator cap as the bike gets older helps as the spring loses its ability to apply pressure. Something like that..... well I did that this winter. Now the bike sits at 78C or 174F for majority of the time. In congested traffic it also takes a little longer before the fan kicks in, but cools a lot faster.


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    That is one nice looking bike. I will keep radiator cap issue in mind if I have hot running engine issue.,

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    I thought VFR's where supposed to run hot?
    But I am having that same issue, do you got a line on the radiator caps?
    Thanks for the tip!
     
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    I just bought my cap through partzilla.com
     
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    There are aftermarket caps, try FortNine rather than import one.
     
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    I wouldn't buy anything from FortNine. Worst place I have ever had to deal with. I ordered a set of tires and they went missing with Canada Post. FortNine told me I had to wait 15 days before Canada Post would start a process to locate the tires. I had already been waiting 16 days and now I had to wait a further 15 days. Canada Post site showed that the tires were last scanned being picked up and no further scan since, so they were lost. In the end I ordered them from somewhere else who gave me a way better service. FortNine in the end only gave me a refund after I started hitting all their YouTube videos and negative feedback on Google etc.
    At the same time I had ordered a new set of leathers from the UK. They arrived in 3 days, yet FortNine was willing to do nothing about the tires, not even send me another set while the investigation was on going.
    So FortNine can do one!
     
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    I've heard there's a cap off a pickup truck thats the same exact cap as the VFR for half the price. I forget which pickup though. I'll bet an auto parts guy can reference the identical cap for you.
     
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    I've had nothing but great service from them. A big issue these (Covid) days is with Canada Post... all/most delivery services are in Christmas rush every day now, CP has skids of stuff of low priority (their call) sitting there... you won't get tracking but your tires will show up one day I'll bet. Newer shipments will be sent right through, old stuff will go out when they get to it. You can't expect FN to ship you another set for free, not their fault.
    OTOH, I ordered a part from the US a couple of months ago (Honda part from a dealer), took 3 weeks to get to me. 2 weeks ago a buddy ordered a Honda part... USPS notification said it was a restricted item (it's not) and they would not return it to the seller. They are overloaded also.
    Your best bet if you want something here, buy it here, buy local if you can... then there's Fort Nine. My order of last week arrived in 5 days (it normally takes 2-3).
     
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    The tires in the end came from revco.ca. 6 days to arrive and were also cheaper than FortNine. I get all my Honda OEM parts from partzilla. Never had an issue and they usually arrive within 10-14 days. I contacted my local dealer as my speedo is out... 14-21 days for the nylon nut part from Vancouver, I'm in Calgary for f's sake, I could drive their and back in less than 50 hours.
    But as FortNine goes, they have messed up me doing business with them. Their loss, not mine. I also send other people now to Revco for tires on motorcycle forums in Calgary. The tires never showed up for me to refuse the delivery and that is now back in April that they were ordered.
     
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    Thanks for the tip on Revco, very close to Pete's Superbikes tire prices... Pete sends them by Fedex.
     
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