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Old 04-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #1591
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Please don't misunderstand me; I'd never say be dishonest. Just that I've looked at bikes that looked bad online due to all the close up pics of tiny scratches that most bikes have, and they generally look better in person.

And yeah the option is to keep it. I've just bought back my KTM and was gonna sell the VFR until I rode it yesterday. I've regretted EVERY bike I've ever sold, every speargun, every car etc etc!
I know we need cash sometimes. But I'm gonna try to hang onto this one.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:27 PM   #1592
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Would that all sellers be so honest!

Have you looked into options for lowering the pegs and/or raising the seat to help w/ the knees?
It shouldn't take much of a change to make a big difference. The Helibars on my 96 only gained me 3/4 of an inch up and back, yet that small change completely eliminated issues that I was having with my wrists.
I hate buying stuff only to find things later that weren't disclosed (or I was too excitedto look for )

Is there someone that makes a tall seat? that would definitely help.
the wrists DO hurt, but it's a lack of cartilage issue I think.
I also have searched for a different slave cylinder for the clutch to ease the pull some (it almost gives the Duc a run for it's money in that department) but didn't see anything.
Any options?
If I can ditch my 4wheeler I could see hanging onto the VFR for less than 300 mile days, but bottom line is I need money for something like a 950
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #1593
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Is there someone that makes a tall seat? that would definitely help.
I've never researched it myself, but I believe Sargent can increase the padding to raise seat height when they do a recover/replacement.

the wrists DO hurt, but it's a lack of cartilage issue I think.
I also have searched for a different slave cylinder for the clutch to ease the pull some (it almost gives the Duc a run for it's money in that department) but didn't see anything.
Any options?
Not that I know of. You said the problem was the knees. I was only offering my experience with the bars to illustrate that a small change can make a big difference. So a peg setup that was only 1/2 lower or a 1/2 higher seat, or both could take care of the knee issues.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #1594
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With the stock pipe you won't hear anything worth listening to - all the good noise come when you are at full gas in 2nd or 3rd.

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Beautiful bike, superbly awful video. Nobody wants to hear you ramble for eight minutes. Everyone wants to hear THE BIKE!
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:19 PM   #1595
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With the stock pipe you won't hear anything worth listening to - all the good noise come when you are at full gas in 2nd or 3rd.


you should hear the twin carbon Remus pipes even at idle
I let a guy take it for a spin the other day while his wife and I were in my driveway and I still couldn't help but giggle
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:38 PM   #1596
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COTU Reminder - Elkins WV, MaY 18-20

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Details of this year's COTU (Center of the Universe) weekend gather from May 18-20 are linked here:

"COTU 2012"

Riding a VFR is NOT a requirement - unless you want to have the best ride possible.
Seems like a fair number of newbs to this thread, so a bump to let yinz know about this..

Same weekend as Rick's Rendezvous.
RIP Party Boss.

I'm certainly not trying to compete with that gather, but this small rally has been going on since 2000.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:56 PM   #1597
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My 1990 has about 7800 miles with no problems

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Old 04-25-2012, 03:21 AM   #1598
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ordered my pc5 today, will have to find a mapto put on for my 2011 vfr800 vtec with K&N race filter, Sandy Bike decat headers, and staintune exhaust.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:26 AM   #1599
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I like the 6th gens, how are they for 2 up riding? I used to have a Ninja 650R but sold it for a ST1300, similar engine to the VFR but the bike is too big (740lbs) and doesn't quite stir my sole.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:39 PM   #1600
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two up?

Me 170# and the GF 140# did a 4 day weekend rip last labor day and it was great. The vfr has plenty of punch. We used to ride on a v-strom 1000 which was like riding a tractor....you wont be dissappointed with the vfr.

here is the trip we took.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ighlight=lakes
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:44 PM   #1601
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The boss thinks its more comfortable than the cruiser it replaced. We're about 330lb before luggage and the bike chugs right along.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:07 AM   #1602
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Bazzaz Update on the VFR

Just some goodies for your ride :0

http://www.bazzaz.net/Z-notes/PDF/Ho...200_Z-note.pdf

http://www.bazzaz.net/Z-notes/PDF/Honda_Z-BombVFR.pdf
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:48 AM   #1603
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Thanks guys, it's not so much the pep I'm concerned about which the Ninja 650R had plenty of with both of us on it, it was the brakes that felt inadequate. The ST1300 brakes really well which is what sold me on it. Pep wise the Ninja was quicker than the ST despite having half the motor.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:20 AM   #1604
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VFR Brakes

My GF also has a Ninja 650R, those brakes do not even compare to the linkred Nissen system on the Honda.. IMO
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:37 AM   #1605
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I have a big box of powercommander 5 here yay
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