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the 4 month off season here certainly sucks, but made that much better with springs yearly entry! Can't friggin' wait to get out there!

on the 650...yearly oil/filter change, tire pressures and battery install and I'm rockin' again. Followed by 3 more bikes to prep as well. This year selling the VFR so down to 3 total thereafter.
 
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Though still a bit cool out, did my 40+ mile quickie North Shore loop today. As expected, the little Honda started, ran, performed perfectly (with about 3800 miles on it now).
My only issue was some sort of intermittent muscle spasms/aches stemming from personal inactivity, they'll pass.
 
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and the yearly prescribed oil/filter change completed, as a chain wipe/lube and bodywork wipe with ....tada....Honda spray Polish (good stuff)
The CBR650R good to go for '21.

The Ducati SS800 Shorai battery not holding sufficient charge to even start the bike.......6-7 years old now? So I ordered a new one.
 
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nor have l....this is the version I've always used Tire Liquid Automotive tire Cosmetics Drink
 
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Metzeler 7RR tires in the house for the 650, I'll get 'em on in the next few days.
Edited to add: new tires on and #91 carbs done today, a non-stop busy one.
 
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4170 on the 650 odo as of today. Starting, running perfect, as a true Honda should. Metzelers did a world o' good on the little thing, its totally planted. Still splitting seat time between 3 motorbikes, the Ducs make "key time" decisions V difficult at best.
 

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Tire Plant Wheel Automotive tire Tree


ODO now over 4500 miles, nice morning ride today. The little 650 performing perfectly in every conceivable aspect.
 
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The CBR650R passed 5,000mi as of today. I'd swear the darn thing runs better on ole' 87 octane regular compared to 91 mid-grade. I do use Stabil 360 MARINE on a consistent basis. The only maintenance needed to this point has been 2 oil/filter changes (other than usual chain/tires/pressures)

Starting, running, handling consistently impeccable.

You lookin to upgrade from an EX? This would be the perfect bike, offering a truly reliable alternative.
 
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At upwards of 6100 miles, my opinion of the 650 has not wavered. I changed oil/filter yesterday along with detailing/cleaning. Ride this morning revealed the usual, impeccable responses. Little thing is a gem.
 

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just ordered another Signal Dynamics LED voltage monitor. With 4th season upcoming, figure its time to add it on my Honda. Busy spring upcoming.
 

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I need to put some kind of voltage meter on the VFR, for piece of mind. Any reason you choose this unit over others on the market?
Ultra reliable...leaves just a tiny footprint visible, GREEN= GO. No need to crunch numbers while riding. Easy 2 wire install. See pic #1, I put 1 in my (long gone) VFR instrument panel as well (small green light on lower left side) Pic #2 my 900ss Duc. Got 1 in my 800 as well...no pic.

Head's Up™ Voltage Monitor

Voltage Table
• Flashing Green Above - 15.2V
• Steady Green 12.9V - 15.1V
• Steady Amber 12.7V - 12.8V
• Steady Red 12.1V - 12.6V
• Flashing Red Below - 12V




Speedometer Odometer Tachometer Gauge Motor vehicle


Speedometer Gauge Vehicle Motor vehicle Odometer



IIRC, I did the pictured volt monitors with accompanying Mosfets both around 11 years ago now? And still operating reliably .
 
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+1 on that, I use the Gammatronix's one, slightly different colour sequence from low (red) through normal (yellow/amber) to full charge (green) if it starts overcharging it flashes (orange) then (red). it has a rest mode (flashing green) that monitors current while parked (imitates a alarm indicator) to put off (violators) is 3 wire set up one ignition feed, one permanent feed and earth.
really good system only 1 disadvantage, although the indicator is very low wattage. if left a long time in park mode say over a week it does reduce the battery charge. cured by either fitting a switch in permanent wire or fitting a disconnect connector under the seat to cut the permanent feed.
I believe they also do a 2 wire one that can either be wired to the ignition or permanent for a choice of applications.
 

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^ pics or it didn't hap.......
 

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^ pics or it didn't hap.......
sorry no pic's cameras broke, apparently I left the batteries in last time I used it and they leaked inside the shell and made a mess, so until I can either clean out the camera or get a new one no pic's of any kind possible.
however the operation of the light can be "fact checked" by reading the blurb on the Gammatronics web site.
Motorcycle Battery voltage Charge monitor level indicator warning alarm bike G - Gammatronix (gammatronixltd.com)
 

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surpassed 7,000 miles recently, CBR still runs, turns, starts, handles perfectly. Easily does "the ton" with quite a bit leftover. I'll get to another mid-season oil/filter change very soon. No other engine maintenance required!

edited to add.....oil/filter change completed today, evidently the 4th.
 
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