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Offline Crosspurpose

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Re: Valve Clearance / maintenance
Reply #20 on: January 03, 2021, 04:52:54 PM
Yes, no more VFRs or Crossrunners here though my dealer told me that they are still being made for other markets.

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Re: Valve Clearance / maintenance
Reply #21 on: January 03, 2021, 06:51:25 PM
Boo! Hiss! Shame!
Still, I suppose it keeps them a little more exclusive for us.

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Re: Valve Clearance / maintenance
Reply #22 on: January 04, 2021, 08:53:27 AM
Honda still list the VFR800 and the Crossrunner under the 2021 models list on their web site. However that could possibly be until current UK stock has been sold or, perhaps, the restrictive Euro 5 regulations will be scrapped by the UK now that they have left the EU and Honda have got wind of this.
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Re: Valve Clearance / maintenance
Reply #23 on: January 04, 2021, 01:09:05 PM
The dealers/manufacturers have got dispensation to sell current stocks even though not Euro 5 compliant.

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Re: Valve Clearance / maintenance
Reply #24 on: January 04, 2021, 04:00:49 PM
That's true, Stubax, and all current production models have to fully comply with Euro 5 as of January 2021. I expect the UK will retain the regulations which are used by many of the countries of the world, including Japan. However there are technologies such as variable valve timing (used on some of their machines by BMW, Ducati, and Suzuki) which is very effective at controlling emissions without need for major modification. Could Honda do it by removing the Vtec and using ride by wire on the V4? Possibly so but they would probably dismiss the idea due to the age of the engine.
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Re: Valve Clearance / maintenance
Reply #25 on: January 04, 2021, 04:43:21 PM
Excellent idea Corringdon!
Now the V4 version of the Multistrada is here there might be legs in the Honda engine still. Increase capacity to 1000cc if that's doable which may offset the loss of Vtec. Best get an email off to Honda San 👍😁
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Re: Valve Clearance / maintenance
Reply #26 on: January 04, 2021, 07:33:30 PM
Sleeve down the lump from the 1200 V4 which is also a fantastic engine.
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Re: Valve Clearance / maintenance
Reply #27 on: January 04, 2021, 07:49:55 PM
Sorted then  :062:

 



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