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98-01 RC46
02-15 VTec


(includes star,
steel microbearing detent arm, F-Pro shift spring and shift cover gasket)

(add $30 for hybrid ceramic 19 ball microbearing)
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EVO Shift STAR Kit  vfr800

VFR's have big transmission gears and they generally shift "lazily" and clunkily, unless you use "exactly the "right" rpm and throttle
A new FP MicroBearing detent arm and the final piece... A completely redesigned, empirically refined, multi angled, variable radii, repeaked and valleyed FP Shift STAR.
This part will totally change the feel of the bike as a whole. The shifting effort is about the same - but the speed at which the gears actually engage is dramatically improved - Quicker, easier, shifting - A "twitch" on the lever and the throttle and you are in the next gear. Perfect for track use and road riding for effortless downshifts into a corner and just a "tap" to upshift without any more than a "twitch" off the throttle - That's not even mentioning that missed shifts virtually disappear.
In town? Low rpm cruise in second - shift to third? Quicker and smoother - NO more clunky, lazy shifting in town - it's totally different and improved.
Proven concept - Virtually all the Factory Pro Support riders in the AMA and WERA multi- Champions Vesrah Racing tested and proved the EVO-7 Stars.
Stock shift performance that everybody used to take as a "given" will be regarded as "slow and lazy" after riding a bike with this kit -
Kit includes a new detent arm with a low friction microbearing roller and the NEW Factory Pro EVO Detent Star.
Make shifting MUCH quicker and virtually eliminate missed shifts.
Hybrid Ceramic Wheel  Bearings

Hybrid Ceramic Bearing set special

reg $299.95

4 bearing kit
2 front and 1 rear wheel and 1 sprocket carrier bearing set

pn: BE-HYCER-H91,vfr800,98-15
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Hybrid Ceramic Wheel  Bearings

4 bearing set

In theory, these bearings should:
Increase mileage slightly
decrease rolling resistance noticeably
coast farther
improve top speed a bit
and acceleration a little

Tough steel races and almost  friction free ceramic balls.

Bearings have rubber seals that are easy to remove if desired.

Thanks to Chris Kahlson for the help in bringing this kit to market.
June 2020

I am reminded of the saying  "There are a million ways to do it wrong, and one way to do it right."
 It is right now.
Before, it was kind of *shrug*"I guess it is kinda close...
" Now it feels absolutely right.
When I got the bike, it didn't feel right, in a curve it felt like it was fighting me to go straight.
 I finally figured out that the head bearings had indented the races, "indexing" the steering. 
 When I replaced the bearings with tapered roller bearings,  I told people that I didn't know how bad it was until I fixed it.
 This is the same kind of revelation. Thank you, it feels like a new bike!

Colin McDoxxxd

 September, 2002

 I've put a few thousand miles since the shift kit installation and I have to say I'm very pleased with the result. I don't 'notice' the transmission anymore.

Which was the goal after all. While I think Honda should have designed the shift mechanism like this in the first place, Factory is providing a useful aftermarket device.


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