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Old 09-28-2011, 09:54 PM   #1306
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I'm thinking of trading my GS for a VFR1200.

Am I crazy?
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:37 AM   #1307
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I'm thinking of trading my GS for a VFR1200.

Am I crazy?

Depends.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:01 AM   #1308
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Any pricing on the hard bags for the new VFR1200. That bike is growing on me and the local Honda dealer has 3 or 4 on the floor.

I tried Honda's website, but I can't get past the initial accessory page.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:23 PM   #1309
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Managed to do 300 miles this weekend (in the rain) and the bike is charging beautifully and got 47.3 mpg. I guess my fuel economy issue was largely due to the type of riding I was doing and the reg rec solved my charging system issues entirely.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:48 PM   #1310
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Managed to do 300 miles this weekend (in the rain) and the bike is charging beautifully and got 47.3 mpg. I guess my fuel economy issue was largely due to the type of riding I was doing and the reg rec solved my charging system issues entirely.
I traded for a 1200 today. I had to stop for gas on the way back. I expected to go farther but I was varying the throttle for the break-in. I didn't check the mileage.

It is so hard to drive slow. (under 70) I have read where it only got 35 mpg.

I can understand why. It translates the throttle (gas) into motion very quickly and that results in added fuel consumption.

What is a good throttle lock for the VFR1200F?
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:26 PM   #1311
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Just a few of the pics of my 6000 mile trip last month...with the VFR of course.


And PLEASE, don't quote my post and include all of the pictures, it eats my bandwith up and I'll have to take them down. Thanks!























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Old 10-04-2011, 03:41 AM   #1312
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Just a few of the pics of my 6000 mile trip last month...with the VFR of course.
Holy Crap, I'm jealous...
Great pics!
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:58 AM   #1313
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[QUOTE=btl68;16995582]Just a few of the pics of my 6000 mile trip last month...with the VFR of course.



Those roads look incredible. How many miles on that bike?
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:33 PM   #1314
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It's right at 39,600 miles and it'll be just over 40k by the end of this week. I have put 25k on it in the last two years that I have owned it.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:34 PM   #1315
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It's right at 39,600 miles and it'll be just over 40k by the end of this week. I have put 25k on it in the last two years that I have owned it.
So you have barely run it in then? Those engines are built to last!
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:23 PM   #1316
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It's right at 39,600 miles and it'll be just over 40k by the end of this week. I have put 25k on it in the last two years that I have owned it.
Very nice. I have had lots of bikes but I just got into the VFR game and nothing I've ever owned ate miles like this VFR does, it is an animal for long hauls.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #1317
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I put 123K on my 1992 before I passed it to my 20 year old son. I'm now on a 2005 R6 (wishing I was still on a VFR) and he has put another 20K on the clock of the the 92. VFRs are great bikes, I'm thinking of snagging an EFI 2000 model at present...
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:19 PM   #1318
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So you have barely run it in then? Those engines are built to last!
Just doing my civic duty, as the first owner put a measly 10k on it from 1993 to 2008. My buddy bought it and put on 5k in a year. Now, it's with someone who likes to actually ride. Plus, I put miles on my ZRX during the year...
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:52 AM   #1319
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Any input on good wind protection items and/or cold weather riding gear for use with the VFR?

As we move into the colder months I'm looking for something to use that other VFR riders have had good experience with.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:04 AM   #1320
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Best thing for cold weather here in WI: heated grips!
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