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VFR800X Crossrunner - General Chat / Re: Vario screen with adjustable small fin
« Last post by v8guy on Yesterday at 06:49:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by Skids [+]
I used a Powerbronze adjustable screen kit on my last Cr. Significantly raised the standard screen and might be cheaper than buying a new screen.
PB adjustable screen kit here too, with a Puig touring screen. It's not perfect, but not bad. Also tried it with MRA vario, now sitting idle somewhere.
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VFR800X Crossrunner - General Chat / Re: Vario screen with adjustable small fin
« Last post by Skids on Yesterday at 05:59:54 PM »
And don't forget you get 15% off that price!
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VFR800X Crossrunner - General Chat / Re: Vario screen with adjustable small fin
« Last post by Skids on Yesterday at 05:58:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by SXHighwayman [+]
Hi all,

I'm not sure what the forum concensus is for screen upgrades but at 6' 1" I'm finding the stock screen and motorway speeds don't quite gel. i did get some luck yesterday when I finally got the bolts from the dealer to raise my seat - now all the buffeting hits my chest not helmet so 80 (Preferred cruising speed) is possible.

Ideally though I'd like to deflect though and the MRA touring screen with adjustable bit looks like a nice candidate. What do other forum member think?

I used a Powerbronze adjustable screen kit on my last Cr. Significantly raised the standard screen and might be cheaper than buying a new screen.
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Hi all,

I'm not sure what the forum concensus is for screen upgrades but at 6' 1" I'm finding the stock screen and motorway speeds don't quite gel. i did get some luck yesterday when I finally got the bolts from the dealer to raise my seat - now all the buffeting hits my chest not helmet so 80 (Preferred cruising speed) is possible.

Ideally though I'd like to deflect though and the MRA touring screen with adjustable bit looks like a nice candidate. What do other forum member think?
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General Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chain tension
« Last post by SXHighwayman on Yesterday at 03:38:54 PM »
I futzed with mine recently on center stand then had it too tight when on Side stand. Lol.

I'd do like Skids does and not worry too much. It's hard to measure accurately as the shape of the swing arm impedes measurement. I did a best guess when on side stand and just slackened it off slightly.
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General Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chain tension
« Last post by Skids on Yesterday at 03:06:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by ThunderGuts [+]
Cheers. I'd say it fits in that category at the moment. I'm a little paranoid about chain tension as I had a near-miss on my singlespeed push bike where the chain was too slack (only slightly!) and it climbed off the sprocket and got tangled.

I think you'd have to have it incredibly slack for that to happen on a motorcycle chain.
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General Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chain tension
« Last post by ThunderGuts on Yesterday at 02:54:51 PM »
Cheers. I'd say it fits in that category at the moment. I'm a little paranoid about chain tension as I had a near-miss on my singlespeed push bike where the chain was too slack (only slightly!) and it climbed off the sprocket and got tangled.
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General Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Chain tension
« Last post by Skids on Yesterday at 12:51:46 PM »
I don't focus on too much on the detail.

Side stand, ensure there's some slack, clean and lubricate. I don't measure it, I'm sure that's just a guide (hence the margin), as long as it's somewhere close.

YMMV
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General Maintenance and Servicing / Chain tension
« Last post by ThunderGuts on Yesterday at 11:09:42 AM »
Hi,

I've had bit of a look through other posts first but can't seem to get a conclusive answer; on my MY2019 CR I understand from the owner's manual that the chain tension should be 30-40mm. It also implies that for European models this should be measured on the side stand. There is, however, no mention of having any load on the seat to compress the suspension, yet I've come across this remark on here? The other thing is how to measure the tension . . . normally I just take the centre point between the sprocket and wheel axle, then measure vertical movement on the bottom chain run. Except on the CR, doing this means hitting the swingarm's lower edge before the chain has gone taught, so it'd go a bit beyond the swingarm in theory if it wasn't obstructed. Not so easy to measure the tension then without just guessing!

Has anyone got any ideas or alternatives?

Cheers
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Accessories and Products / Re: Cover
« Last post by stubax on December 05, 2019, 03:32:36 PM »
I got the Oxford Dormex Large cover, fits easily without top box. Cost £28.69 from Amazon.
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