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post #1611 of 1665 (permalink) Old 09-16-2018, 07:12 PM
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Unfortunately the 2010 model came with really crap fairing heat shielding, lasted a year, they only replaced the side shielding under warranty not the belly pan! always had heat issues with 2010. Esp in summer on 40+deg days. 😥
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This is a shame because I wonder how many folks go to the trouble of really fixing the heat issues, I have certainly seen many older F4's with heat damage, sometimes just covered over with stickers.
I wonder if the less dedicated may well be put off the brand with such issue's?
One chap came up to me and starting talking about his older F4 1000 boiling over at traffic lights so he sold it, rather than looking into the problem, not that I blame him, not everyone wants the trouble and expense. I just pointed to my manual fan switch, you should of seen the look on his face.

Do you know if that header wrap stuff you fitted is a fit and forget, or will it break down and need re-doing periodically? I ask because I read conventional exhaust wrap can deteriorate?

It seems odd you had to make a heat shield for your rear brake reservoir, when the older MV's came with one, and even then the rear brake fluid gets boiled and steps must be taken, chiefly adding a decent heat shield to the MV shield protecting the master cylinder because it runs very close to the mid pipe.

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post #1612 of 1665 (permalink) Old 09-16-2018, 08:11 PM
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I have had the bike since jan 2012, This exhaust has no heat shielding fitted, it is needed. The QD sits further forward than the stock exhaust, the heat deformed my rear reservoir after 1 ride! I made the shield to deflect and absorb some of the radiant heat, which it is doing. from what i have read it is aupposed to be as good as the original exhaust heat shielding, as long as you follow the install instructions, fold edges etc. I had header wrap under there for a few days, this stuff works 100times better, i have a mat twill carbon belly pan coming!
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Pushed all my Hondas aside today and got this gem out.

I do love my Blades, but there really is something special about these 'nostalgic' F4s.
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The 1st gen F4 design is timeless. Stunning.
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beauty of an F4. do you ever use the passenger seat?
love the polish on the pipes.
something I noticed: pipes look to be hanging low, or am I mistaken?
I had to lock-tite my bolts after they vibrated out, and pipes were drooping onto the fender, and I didn't notice for a while...

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Very astute observation @bioluminescence. I clicked a couple of pages back and looked at @Glenno s and totally agree. Went and checked mine and I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't even noticed - especially the amount of polishing I do!!

So you're bang on - no friggin bolts in either side. Worse thing is that they look extremely difficult to get to. Can you offer any tips as to how much of the rear I might have to remove. Of course I have the manuals courtesy of Donsy, but if there's a quick fix you can advise, I'd be interested - and I'll use Loctite!!

This might serve as a warning for other F4 owners to check.

BTW, nup, never use the passenger seat, hence why I removed the pegs for aesthetics. I did get a carbon cover replacement, but ended up preferring the original look!

Edited to say: Just checked manual and it appears I can screw straight through adjacent holes. Appears to be an 8mm thread.

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The 1st gen F4 design is timeless. Stunning.
True, the only thing that looks old is the headlight design or is it the reflectors itself within headlight.
Anyway if I remember correctly, Andrew's mona lisa has a custom headlight design and that really looks new and refreshing which easily gives another 20 years to the design

Nigelrb you got a beautiful F4. Silver rims really look amazing.

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Ah, glad I brought it up then.
I think all I did was match the bolts at the hardware store, but pretty long ago, so I don't recall the specifics.
One thing I am certain of, there's a lot of vibration back there (which is why I asked if you use the passenger seat 😉 )...
blue lock-tite held them from coming loose again.

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would be interested to see exactly where you mounted you manual fan switch , any chance of a picture ?
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Ah, glad I brought it up then.
I think all I did was match the bolts at the hardware store . . .
Fixed. My OCD wouldn't let me sleep without attending it!!

Didn't need a hardware store. I keep a couple of bulk packs of assorted Allen screws and nuts and bolts. Also had the blue Loctite. Goodness knows how long they had been hangin' free; I guess I'm fortunate the rear guard (fender) supported the whole unit.

Cheers again, Bio!!
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