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fatshoutybloke last won the day on January 10

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About fatshoutybloke

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    Factory Team Rider
  • Birthday 05/23/1957

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  • Location
    Little Waltham, Essex, UK
  • In My Garage:
    Ducati 900SSie 1998
    VFR800FE 2014
  1. Front Stand Recommendation

    I too have an Abba with fitting kits for VFR and 900SS (!) plus the front lifter add-on which allows you to get both wheels off the ground at the same time. Bought it originally for the Ducati because it only has a side stand but have now used it on all three of my VFRs (5th, 6th and 8th) and my brother's Yamaha Fazer as well as the 900SS. Great bit of kit.
  2. Do you wheelie your viffer?

    Not deliberately.
  3. Tires!

    I agree, I've just been through a set on my VFR but I was referring to Katie's Conti Road Attack 3s.
  4. Tires!

    They're so new that there isn't a lot of stock around here yet, will be interesting to hear what you think of them.
  5. VFR800F 8th Gen Fuel Tank Vacuum Problems

    Not on mine...
  6. Tires!

    I share your opinion about the older Bridgestones, I hated the BT20s and 21s, and because of that never tried the 23s but the guys where I I used to get tyres near my old office in London persuaded me to try the T30Evos and trust me, they are a huge improvement on their predecessors. I'd happily use them again if it came down to it. Loving the new Roadsmarts though!
  7. OEM Honda Hand Protectors!?

    Even stranger to find it there then!
  8. Buying advice - 8th gen

    Yes, remove rear seat, grab handles unbolt and come off, small plastic inserts bolt on to cover where they were, and the cowl clips on in place of the seat.
  9. OEM Honda Hand Protectors!?

    Maybe, like the picture of the rack immediately to the left, they're intended for the 800X?
  10. Buying advice - 8th gen

    As a Brit I didn't get the option but I'd buy ABS, heated grips and stand every time. Could live without the TCS. Don't regret upgrading from my 6th gen for an instant.
  11. Tires!

    I used Avon Storm 3DXM on my 6th gen and was very pleased with them. I was going to try the new Spirit ST but there was better availability on the Dunlop Roadsmarts near me so I went for them instead. http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/motorcycle/spirit-st
  12. Gear indicator error

    It happens on mine if the lever is under slight pressure up or down from my boot which moves it slightly away from its 'rest' position, not enough to change gear but enough to fool the indicator.
  13. Tires!

    Dunlop Roadsmart 3. Pretty good so far, they coped with this morning's commute in light drizzly rain and greasy roads without a twitch.
  14. Tires!

    These went on this week, bedding in nicely...
  15. New VFR Owner - Hi and a few Questions

    What Ohlias said, don't bother protecting the standard can, replace it. The 'dents' are attachment points for the Honda side cases.