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Offline Justin800x

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Plasti Dipped Crossrunner
on: December 21, 2016, 12:31:03 PM
So I got into the plasti dip with my bike to get rid of the red. I went for a black with a blue/silver metallic flake to it. It has come up really nice I reckon and so far I am loving the look compared to the standard red. I will consider getting it painted properly one day but at least at the moment if I get bored of the colour I can easily change it.
I took off the fairings and the tank to do the dipping properly and whilst I was there I did the PAIR valve mod, removed the snorkel from the airbox and disabled the flapper in the airbox. It has made the bike a bit louder and smoother upto 6500 rpm. It has taken away the hesitation under 3000rpm and also at 5500rpm but it has also smoother out the VTEC kick so it isn't as big a kick when the second cam comes on but it runs through the revs smoother so far. Haven't done a big ride to really feel it but so far it seems good.
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Re: Plasti Dipped Crossrunner
Reply #1 on: December 21, 2016, 12:57:48 PM
That looks very good; is it a rough finish as it looks in the photos or smooth?

Did you feel the need to do the flapper/PAIR/snorkel mods? Was the bike not behaving well? Only reason I ask is that my 15 model is smooth as a baby's bum, pulls cleanly from idle rpm and the Vtec kick is very mellow. I did all those mods to my 08 Vtec and it made a big difference but this new motor is much better by design that it hadn't occurred to me to try them, other than they are superfluous to our needs and only there for emissions control regs.

I am considering changing the Akrapovic can for something better suited though.
Last Edit: December 21, 2016, 01:01:01 PM by Skids
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Re: Plasti Dipped Crossrunner
Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 01:25:53 AM
The bike was fine really. I did notice a hesitation below 3000rpm but mostly kept it above that anyway and every now and then there would be a hesitation around 5500rpm. Only very minor but I notice the little things which is one of my annoying traits.
I took the tank off to do the painting so I figured while I was there, why not. Removing the snorkel and the pair valve were no brainers to me. Disabling the flapper valve I was on the fence about but thought I'd try it. I have the Two Brothers exhaust on it so figured more air in the better. Also I will put in a K&N air filter next time I take the tank off.
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Re: Plasti Dipped Crossrunner
Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 08:37:01 AM
What about to remap the PGMFI when you do the mods? To give more air and fit a high flow exhaust will need a new mapping, is it right?

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Re: Plasti Dipped Crossrunner
Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 10:35:37 AM
Getting a bit off topic now
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Re: Plasti Dipped Crossrunner
Reply #5 on: December 23, 2016, 11:42:09 AM
*Originally Posted by jan1195xx [+]
What about to remap the PGMFI when you do the mods? To give more air and fit a high flow exhaust will need a new mapping, is it right?

Jan

Jan, I fitted a set of Staintune pipes & completed the flapper/snorkel & PAIR removal mods on my 08 VFR800 without the use of a PC or re-mapping. The bike ran so much better, I see no reason why the current model should require the extra investment. I guess we'll have to wait & see.
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Re: Plasti Dipped Crossrunner
Reply #6 on: December 23, 2016, 11:44:00 AM
*Originally Posted by Justin800x [+]
Getting a bit off topic now

True.

There are threads on other VFR800 sites that cover those kind of mods, whereas there are very few that I have seen covering plasti-dipping. We should keep this thread focussed. Sorry.  :138:
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Re: Plasti Dipped Crossrunner
Reply #7 on: December 23, 2016, 01:33:21 PM
SO Justin, you got the tank off! What's the secret to achieving that? I've removed all the visible bolts a couple of times but have been unable to identify what is still retaining the tank.

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Re: Plasti Dipped Crossrunner
Reply #8 on: December 24, 2016, 04:22:12 AM
well the first thing I have to ask is have you removed the fairings off the bike first? If no, then take the fairings off the bike and then to remove the tank, there are 2 black bolts at the front and 2 silver bolts at the back under the seat. Remove the 4 bolts and the tank should lift straight up. There are 2 breather hoses, an electrical plug and the fuel line under the tank that need undoing first.
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Re: Plasti Dipped Crossrunner
Reply #9 on: December 24, 2016, 10:37:21 AM
so, do you have to remove the fairing, or is there a way round doing so?

 


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