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marriedman

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marriedman last won the day on October 27 2016

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About marriedman

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    The Dude abides.
  • Birthday 06/05/1974

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    Dayton Ohio
  • In My Garage:
    2010 VFR
    2007 VFR - Sold!
    1999 VFR - Sold:(

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  1. The Ace Of Spades Baltics Tour 2016

    That bike is utterly stunning! You've always had my admiration, now you have my envy as well!
  2. R/R issue or worse?

    Fascinating mounting location. Let us know how it works out after a year or so. I think it is very clever!
  3. The Ace Of Spades Baltics Tour 2016

    Holy cow Dutchy! When did you get the RC-51?! That thing is gorgeous!
  4. Should Have Called it a Day

    I've taken a small bird to the chest while at speed and it hurt like hell, I cannot imagine what a bird of that size would have felt like. Really glad you are unscathed, sorry about the bike. But you realize it could have been worse and wisely called it a day. Smart man. Good luck on the repairs! Heck, maybe this is an opportunity to do some modifications?
  5. Chinese plastic

    I have never read a positive thread or review in regards to the Chinese fairings. At best they are "good enough" but more often than not they are brittle and ill fitting and people wish they had just bought OEM.
  6. What was your first bike

    Well, my first 2 wheeled conveyance was a scooter, 2004 Honda Reflex: That was originally bought for my wife since I had no interest in riding those damned death machines. But less than a year later I bought my first real motorcycle, the venerable 750 Nighthawk: After than I bought my 5th gen and I've been on this site ever since.
  7. R/R issue or worse?

    Now swap out that cam!
  8. Traction control, fuel gauge, fuel mapping, and LED tail lights. That is all that is different between the years. Traction control has never really got rave reviews that I have seen/heard. Most say that it is overly basic. LED tail lights you can convert yourself if it means that much to you. The fuel gauge would be "ncie", but honestly after a year I stopped looking at the fuel gauge and just went by the mileage. Fill up at 150 every time. 175 is the furthest I have ever pushed it. Fuel mapping, pfft! Don Guhl ECU flash regardless of what year you decide on. The REAL thing to focus on is whether you want DCT or manual. I wish there was a DCT within a 100 mile radius of me when I was looking. I still want to ride one.
  9. HOLY STICKER SHOCK Batman

    Honestly, I have always loved the Kawasaki Plasma blue. It really catches the light so that it looks like there is some depth to the paint.
  10. R/R issue or worse?

    You had to redo your R/R?! I thought you had that thing done years ago. Or did you just finally redo the wiring like you were talking about in my garage when we did my 5th gen?
  11. Cheap eBay lowering pegs

    That was a big concern of mine in the beginning. The whole reason I started looking at other bikes years ago was because of the inherent buzziness of the inline 4. I sure as heck didn't want that on my VFR, so I went with the BLS blocks. The V4 design is inherently smoother so it wasn't really an issue but I wanted to be sure. After I bought my 6th gen and it had the MRA version of the adjustables with a teeny tiny thin strip of rubber I realized it made very little difference whether I rode with my boots or just regular shoes. On my 7th gen, I just went with the Buells since they were cheap and gave me the clearance. The i The knurling on the Buell footbegs is not very aggressive: I would bet the the toe of the shoe would receive more wear from shifting than the sole from the pegs.
  12. Cheap eBay lowering pegs

    Just to clarify or expand on my previous post, I bought the BLS blocks for my 5th gen and loved them! My 6th gen came with the adjustable pegs. I would have bought a pair of blocks for my 7th gen, but no one ever visited BLS for him to make some. That left the Buel footpegs. *edited once I made it to a computer to be more descriptive.
  13. Cheap eBay lowering pegs

    I had the MRA version of those footpegs on my 6th gen. Hated them. While the ability to adjust them was nice, the fact is that they moved your foot out away from center. So when shifting gears or braking, you would have to point your toes towards the inside. Several missed shifts occurred because of that. I have the Buell footpegs on my 7th gen and love them. Here is the original post about the Buell footpegs I used: I think $45 is about what I spent too. <edit> Found them online: https://shop.newcastlehd.com/part/n05201ad - left https://shop.newcastlehd.com/part/n05211ad - right
  14. Cheap eBay lowering pegs

    I had the MRA version of those footpegs on my 6th gen. Hated them. While the ability to adjust them was nice, the fact is that they moved your foot out away from center. So when shifting gears or braking, you would have to point your toes towards the inside. Several missed shifts occurred because of that. I have the Buell footpegs on my 7th gen and love them. Here is the original post about the Buell footpegs I used: I think $45 is about what I spent too.
  15. The Tale of My 100,000 Mile VFR800

    69 and looking to buy a VFR for the first time? Damn, you're awesome! I have a friend who is 74 and for the past 15 years he has been on ST's and FJR's because he wants the comfort. I have owned a 5th gen VFR800 (98-01) and a 6th gen (02-09). Honestly the only necessity is the beefed up charging system. A MOSFET rectifier and in my opinion (and @mello dude's) the stator connection should be replaced with beefier wire and molex connector. Add a voltmeter and you have the necessities taken care of. If you have a little extra money and want a wise improvement, @JamieDaugherty at http://www.daughertymotorsports.com/vfr800.html can tailor your suspension to your needs. Weight and riding style is what he will need to know and he can make it as stiff or plush as you need with custom valving and springs for your forks and rear shock. After that, the only thing (IMO) that you should really consider is a Fuzeblock http://www.fuzeblocks.com/ . And you really only need that if you want to have accessories. Warmers, GPS, etc... the fuze block will allow you to have switched power and some semblance of control of your accessories. Best of luck and happy riding!