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marriedman

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About marriedman

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    The Dude abides.
  • Birthday 06/05/1974

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    Dayton Ohio
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    2010 VFR
    2007 VFR - Sold!
    1999 VFR - Sold:(

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  1. @SCguy - that picture is gorgeous! Looking through all the shots is what is going to keep me sane the next several months since I won't be riding. Damn family wants all my free time!
  2. I only got to stop by briefly, but it was really cool to see so many VFR's. Far too long I was the only one around except whenever scguy & I get together. I wish I could have stayed longer and talked to more people about their bikes. They were all so well taken care of and tastefully modified to the owners. The best part was running into my old 6th gen! The owner after me sold it Sweeper. She didn't look as good as when I sold her, but now that she has an owner (Sweeper) I am betting she will get the attention she deserves.
  3. I swear I could have written your post. Spot on with the 5th & 6th gen. However I would say that as mych as I love my 1200, I would improve just a few things: The headlights suck as soon as you lean IMO. Highway ramps or curves, the headlight shows nothing down the road. The fuel gauge on my 2010 is ridiculous. I don't mind the range really, but the first half makes you feel as though you can go forever while the second half drops at an incredible rate. And with the range varying so much depending on the type of riding, that becomes pretty important. Sometimes I get 41mpg but I have gone as low as 33! Actually, that's all I can think of at the moment. But that is a testament to the brilliance of the bike, thats a pretty small list!
  4. Aha, I found the picture I was looking for earlier: The orange bit is the jumper to tap into the tail light for switched power. The other one was the battery to FuzeBlock wire. I cannot find the receipt from when I bought the stuff, but I am thinking $6 or $7 in "materials". I wanted to find the receipt so I could give you the part # of the plugs more than the cost though.
  5. Just curious, where are you wanting to use these? The reason I ask; when I added a FuzeBlock I was going to use a PosiTap and a friend of mine whose opinion on all things electrical I trust very much insisted that Posi's should not be used "willy-nilly" (his words not mine!). He recommended making a jumper. Allow me to quote him: So I saw his point and we made a jumper to plug into the tail light and connected to the battery. I tried looking through an old album but cannot find a decent picture of it. Just this one: Top of the image is an orange plug. you just unplug the tail light and add the jumper in between the existing connection.
  6. I'll second the Hawk GT. Huge community support and parts should still be available today. The motor lives on in the NTV650 over in Europe I believe. The NTV650 is very docile and sometimes called "underpowered". The NT650V is named Deauville, but is often mockingly called Dullville because of it's placid nature. While they are tame, with a little research there are modifications to make it more sporty. Heck, if I am not mistaken, that was the first Two Brothers exhaust and they just released an updated version for the bike. Front end replacements/swaps and I think even a VFR swingarm will fit.
  7. On the issue of lower footpegs and dragging while leaned, on my 7th gen I switched to Buell pegs. They gave me at least an inch more room but the feelers point far enough out that the distance from ground level is the same as OEM. All I had to do to get them to fit was grind off about 1/16th of an inch in the thickness and add a bushing for the pin to support it properly. I am sure this could be done for the 6th/8th gen. If I remember correctly, the pair of pegs were only $45. edit - Found the original thread! And I was even done on a 6th gen.
  8. On the issue of lower footpegs and dragging while leaned, on my 7th gen I switched to Buell pegs. They gave me at least an inch more room but the feelers point far enough out that the distance from ground level is the same as OEM. All I had to do to get them to fit was grind off about 1/16th of an inch in the thickness and add a bushing for the pin to support it properly. I am sure this could be done for the 6th/8th gen. If I remember correctly, the pair of pegs were only $45.
  9. I think this is the problem. Most dealerships don't really care about the rider safety nor satisfaction with the bikes. The salespeople are generally clueless about the models of bikes and many times even their inventory. I have personally heard them recommend a 600 bike over a 750 because it was more "beginner friendly" merely based on displacement.. It was a CBR vs a Nighthawk for crying out loud! Another time I went to a dealer to see if they had the new 8th gen. Salesmen said they did not. While looking around wasting time, I found 2 of them. So I went back to the guy and asked him to tell me about the bikes. "Oh, those are Interceptors." Ugh. In my experience, they only care about the sale today, not the possible repeat sale tomorrow. If someone finds a dealer that knows their stuff and also has good service, man... that's a treasure and a rare commodity.
  10. http://daughertymotorsports.com Probably the most used suspension guru on VFRD. Fantastic work at great prices. Can't recommend him enough.
  11. lol, it must be different where you are. Most of the people that I have met at dealerships I wouldn't trust with an oil change much less anything more involved.
  12. 100% agree with you on this point. I made the same observation a long time ago after riding a friends fun little 600. A car passing or a side wind was a cheap thrill to be sure!
  13. That's me exactly! A cruiser position is especially painful even now after I've lost 100lbs. I'll eventually need back surgery, but just doing that weight bought me at least another 10 years. Sent from my phone. Please forgive brevity and spelling.
  14. I thought I would chime in since we might be about the same build. I am 6'1" and 220lbs. I've owned a 5th gen (99), 6th gen (07), and now a 7th gen 1200 (2010). There is no comparing the 7 gen to the other 800's, it's just a completely different animal. The 6th gen is going to be very similar to the 8th gen since it is the same frame and engine. There has been some computer enhancements for fueling and VTEC engagement, but it sould still be very similar. My 6th gen was a competent bike in every way. It was a jack of all trades and master of none. I have back & knee issues, but I only had lowered pegs on my '07 and I was comfortable for longer rides, say 300 miles or more. Commuting and joy riding were easily accomplished. If I had never owned my '99 5th gen I may have even loved that bike. But the in my opinion, compared to the 5th gen the 6th gen was uninspired. Everything about the 6th gen is better, except the visceral feeling of that motor. I have not heard a bad thing yet about the 8th gen, only what many of us who are passionate about the VFR line wish it would have had. If it is anything like the previous generations, passenger comfort for such a short distance will be great. The bike is a little heavy, but once moving it is not an issue. If you are used to the Street Rod though, it will not be an issue. At the price you mentioned, I would not hesitate to drive the 2 hours and test ride it as a final straw before making up my mind.
  15. lol, well at least you found a silver lining!