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Let's see. A few projects assigned to tomorrow:

- Adjust new LED headlight
- Install new Oberon adjustable clutch & brake levers
- Install Oberon clutch slave cylinder
- Install saddlebags (mine are stock, but removable)
- Oil & filter change
- Adjust & lubricate throttle cables
- Wash & wax

Then, headed up to Sturgis on Friday.

If you're there and see a black F with a Colorado "VRSCF" license plate-- say hello!

R.
 

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Let's see. A few projects assigned to tomorrow:

- Adjust new LED headlight
- Install new Oberon adjustable clutch & brake levers
- Install Oberon clutch slave cylinder
- Install saddlebags (mine are stock, but removable)
- Oil & filter change
- Adjust & lubricate throttle cables
- Wash & wax

Then, headed up to Sturgis on Friday.

If you're there and see a black F with a Colorado "VRSCF" license plate-- say hello!

R.
Let me know how much of a difference the slave cylinder is. I have Oberon's levers already but have been interested in the slave.
 

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Waterproof USB-to-SAE port installed in a better place.

The wiring goes down, under the left false intake with all of the wiring and then comes out just above the little "shelf" above the radiator.

My SAE connector is mounted there as well. When I want to use the USB port, I just connect the USB-SAE to the hot wired SAE and instant power with no long-term parasite draw.
 

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Let's see. A few projects assigned to tomorrow:

- Adjust new LED headlight
- Install new Oberon adjustable clutch & brake levers
- Install Oberon clutch slave cylinder
- Install saddlebags (mine are stock, but removable)
- Oil & filter change
- Adjust & lubricate throttle cables
- Wash & wax

Then, headed up to Sturgis on Friday.

If you're there and see a black F with a Colorado "VRSCF" license plate-- say hello!

R.
Let me know how much of a difference the slave cylinder is. I have Oberon's levers already but have been interested in the slave.
I’m curious too. This clutch wears my hand out
 

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Let's see. A few projects assigned to tomorrow:

- Adjust new LED headlight
- Install new Oberon adjustable clutch & brake levers
- Install Oberon clutch slave cylinder
- Install saddlebags (mine are stock, but removable)
- Oil & filter change
- Adjust & lubricate throttle cables
- Wash & wax

Then, headed up to Sturgis on Friday.

If you're there and see a black F with a Colorado "VRSCF" license plate-- say hello!

R.
It's about time slacker u only been sitting on the parts for what seems like a year now I almost ordered the slave as I got tired of waiting on you.

Although now u going to confirm one way or another which on second thought could end up costing me money stop installing.....



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Let's see. A few projects assigned to tomorrow:

- Adjust new LED headlight
- Install new Oberon adjustable clutch & brake levers
- Install Oberon clutch slave cylinder
- Install saddlebags (mine are stock, but removable)
- Oil & filter change
- Adjust & lubricate throttle cables
- Wash & wax

Then, headed up to Sturgis on Friday.

If you're there and see a black F with a Colorado "VRSCF" license plate-- say hello!

R.
Let us know what you think about the Oberon slave cylinder. Have a great time at Sturgis. Ride safe out there.
 

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Ok-- levers installed. The only weirdness with them is that you re-use the clutch-side bushing, but you don't on the brake side. Kind of strange, but they seem like they'll work well.

Clutch slave cylinder is installed. Just taking a break before I bleed the system down. That's always fun.

Then, install my REMOVABLE H-D saddlebags, pack my gear, and head to bed.
 

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A few quick pics of the levers. On the clutch, if you adjust to full-close to the grip, the clutch won't engage. One click out though, and you're good to go.
 

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A few final pics of the new clutch slave. I just did a (literally) 90 second ride to just make sure that I could go through all of the gears.

Initial impression: WOW.

Shifts are MUCH easier. It may have something to do with the new lever geometry, since I did both at the same time, but it's sure a pretty significant difference.

At least for the minimal up and down the block I did.

I'll ride it for the week in Sturgis, and then report back.
 

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A few final pics of the new clutch slave. I just did a (literally) 90 second ride to just make sure that I could go through all of the gears.

Initial impression: WOW.

Shifts are MUCH easier. It may have something to do with the new lever geometry, since I did both at the same time, but it's sure a pretty significant difference.

At least for the minimal up and down the block I did.

I'll ride it for the week in Sturgis, and then report back.
Levers look good. Thanks for the update.
 

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Best estimate?

The Oberon slave cylinder decreases hand effort by 40-50%.

I used a bone stock F for comparison.

R.
 

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Best estimate?

The Oberon slave cylinder decreases hand effort by 40-50%.

I used a bone stock F for comparison.

R.
Well crap looks like I'm going to be placing my order then. Hows your lever u get that figured out yet?

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Well crap looks like I'm going to be placing my order then. Hows your lever u get that figured out yet?

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I decided to leave well enough alone since the bike was working and I was up at Sturgis with minimal "catastrophic failure" tools.

I'm home, and slammed already. I won't even be able to get the bike off of the trailer until Friday.

I won't have time until Monday to take a look at the assembly-- my working theory is that I screwed up the the clutch plunger/pin. More to follow.

R.

PS: I'm revising my thoughts on the Oberon clutch slave cylinder since I had to use a stock clutch a lot yesterday to get my buddies F into his trailer--

Clutch effort is reduced about 50%, as judged by my non-scientific clutch hand.

Some of that may be from the Oberon levers (I have them set one setting up from the closest to the bar), but I still love the combination.

R.
 

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Still haven't gotten around to sorting out the clutch issue. There's snow on the ground and I need to install the original lever, zero out the codes, and then go ride.

That'll tell me if it's an issue connected to the Oberon lever, or if I buffooned up the clutch assembly.

In other news?

Um, yes. I did.
 

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Hope you get it fixed and cruise again for the spring. Ever make it out to Daytona on Bike week ? Lots of Vrods and have fun together and go out to eat .
 

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Matching your other ride? :)
Matching my other ride:

The stable is now:

2005 Sunset Orange Pearl Honda Element
2012 Vivid Black VRSCF
2015 Racing Red BMW R1200GS
2020 Sunset Orange Metallic BMW M2 Competition

NONE of them are remotely stock.

The wife has:

2018 Basque Red Pearl Acura RDX
2019 Soul Red Crystal Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

(Basically, my four-wheel toys are orange, hers are red.)
 
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