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Old 03-27-2012, 01:15 PM   #1531
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Nice and clean. Time for a ride. Not bad for a 17 year old bike, eh?


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Old 03-30-2012, 02:21 PM   #1532
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Nice and clean. Time for a ride. Not bad for a 17 year old bike, eh?

Compared to my ol 94 it's a museum piece! Only reason I sold it was plastics were non existent and too much $$.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #1533
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i just have to ask.....are vfrs boring ?
Most boring 8000 miles/2 weeks of my life.




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When they were regularly being given 10 best awards by the m/c press, a common complaint was that they lacked "character" :
I always thought "character" referred to unexpectedly breaking down.


I'll take a reliable workhorse any day.


People ask me what I'll get next, and I haven't even thought about it. I haven't been let down the viffer yet
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:33 PM   #1534
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I found out the major "flaw" of my 01 VFR... it's too good! Every other bike I look at I think wow my vfr does the same thing just as well, it's disheartening really...


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Old 04-02-2012, 01:47 PM   #1535
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Picking up a 07 w/3800 miles tomorrow, so stoked
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #1536
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Picking up a 07 w/3800 miles tomorrow, so stoked
Sweet. Congratulations.

Remember, w/o photos, you didn't get it, so post a pic.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:59 PM   #1537
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Sweet. Congratulations.

Remember, w/o photos, you didn't get it, so post a pic.
Well just looked at the weather, snow tomorrow :(

I will be sure to formally introduce myself and the new girl with pictures when we make it back to the garage!
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #1538
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What is the seating position on the VFR1200s like? Is it more upright, or more leaning forward. I will be purchasing a new bike soon and I am a little interested in this bike.

Is the seating position similar to the FJR1300 in any way?
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #1539
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Well just looked at the weather, snow tomorrow :(

I will be sure to formally introduce myself and the new girl with pictures when we make it back to the garage!

What is this thing 'snow' of which you speak? It was 88 degrees here today. :)
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:43 PM   #1540
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What is the seating position on the VFR1200s like? Is it more upright, or more leaning forward. I will be purchasing a new bike soon and I am a little interested in this bike.

Is the seating position similar to the FJR1300 in any way?
I had a VFR800 and took a long look at the new VFR1200 before I went with the FJR. The FJR is quite a bit more relaxed.



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Old 04-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #1541
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Thanks for the awesome graphic. Guess I'll pass on the VFR. Need something just a bit more upright.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:51 PM   #1542
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Thanks for the awesome graphic. Guess I'll pass on the VFR. Need something just a bit more upright.
You can go here and compare all kinds of bikes, adjust the seat, bars etc to see what might work for you.

http://cycle-ergo.com/

Now, back to VFR's.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:05 AM   #1543
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What is this thing 'snow' of which you speak? It was 88 degrees here today. :)
Tell me about it, it was in the upper 80*s all of about 48 hours ago!
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:31 PM   #1544
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You can go here and compare all kinds of bikes, adjust the seat, bars etc to see what might work for you.

http://cycle-ergo.com/

Now, back to VFR's.
Interesting

So I put in my old Sprint, old 94 VFR and 02 VFR in there to compare. I never complained about the sprint or 94's comfort, but I have with the 02 viffer. The Sprint and 94 have very similar ergos. My current 02 is not as drastic of a lean, but to me more uncomfortable. I am kind of baffled by this and wondering if I shouldn't remove my 3/4" bar risers on it now and go back to stock before I splurge on Heli Bars someday.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:36 PM   #1545
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Interesting

So I put in my old Sprint, old 94 VFR and 02 VFR in there to compare. I never complained about the sprint or 94's comfort, but I have with the 02 viffer. The Sprint and 94 have very similar ergos. My current 02 is not as drastic of a lean, but to me more uncomfortable. I am kind of baffled by this and wondering if I shouldn't remove my 3/4" bar risers on it now and go back to stock before I splurge on Heli Bars someday.
I've played around w/ it some too. Pretty cool stuff. I love the engine in my '95 VFR750 but much prefer the riding position of my DR650 (or my old R1150GS). The VFR is too nice to chop up the fairing for a Spiegler bar setup, so I'll either deal w/ it or start looking for something to trade it for that will eat highway miles w/o killing my shoulders.
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