Anyone who owns a Honda VFR 800 VTEC really should read the following. I have been dealing with this saga for a year and it finally appears the answer is at hand. The starter valves are not synced properly at either the factory or the dealer, plus the service manual is very misleading!
The improperly synced starter valves cause the engine to be much harder to control under some circumstances at smaller throttle openings.
I would like this stickied please as it may be some time before all VFR VTEC owners get the chance to review it.