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About Darrenk

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    Factory Team Rider
  • Birthday April 4

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    Columbia, SC
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    2013 VFR1200FD

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  1. 7 years old battery?

    It sure looks like the OEM battery. My '13 has the same one...
  2. Austin MotoGP 2018

    Funny you should ask...I just got the pricing via email today. 3 day General Admission is $89, great grandstand seats $189, and VIP paddock hospitality $999. My wife and I went the past 3 years, and always had a great time. The whole weekend is like an amusement park for motorcycle enthusiasts. Gear vendors selling wares, food and drink for all tastes, and manufacturers giving demo rides; what's not to love? We've always forked over the bucks for pretty good grandstand seats, but I would still love it just getting general admission tickets and walking the circuit. We pretty much did that all weekend anyway except for the GP race on Sunday. There are huge TVs all over the place that give you the roving view of the whole track, so anywhere is good. I would definitely suggest taking the bike as the parking is free and close to the entrance gates. They also have free, secure gear check so you won't have to carry the helmet all day. COA 2018.pdf
  3. That makes a lot of sense! Maybe I should use my battery tender more, although the bike never sits for more than a week all year long...
  4. Mine's done that for quite some time. I had the dealer check it out when it was in for the driveshaft recall and he found no codes stored. I asked if I should be concerned, and he said not as long as it goes off after hitting about 3 MPH.
  5. New Owner

    LSL bar conversion to bring the riding position up a bit, and Knight Design lowered footpegs to ease the knees, and Givi windscreen for better wind protection. Welcome to the forum!
  6. May be time for a brake fluid flush and change...
  7. I've ridden in 102 degrees with humidity so high you'd swear you were drowning...
  8. Newbie Owner!!!

    Sure is a beautiful bike...
  9. Your Loading Thoughts/Advice

    Sorry, no video. He also used the winch to lower the bike down the ramp when unloading. It is doable, just make sure everything is secure...I'd hate to find out the hard way that my soft ties were not up to snuff
  10. Your Loading Thoughts/Advice

    I watched a guy load a Ducati Multistrada into the back of a big Ram 4X4 using a winch and soft ties around the forks His winch was mounted to the top of the front of the bed using some sort of quick release system of his own design. After the bike was loaded, he stashed the winch behind the seat in the cab. He used a folding ramp that was the width of the tailgate, and he walked the bike up rather than ride it. He said he'd done it many times with no issues...
  11. Newbie Owner!!!

    Change the brake fluid...mine tended to drag at about 2 years old, and service manual says change every 2 years
  12. MotoGP 2017 season talk SPOILER ALERT

    Great race by the Repsol brothers, and good to see Lorenzo seems to be adapting to the Ducati...
  13. Tyre/Tire Choice for 1200F

    +1...great all around tire for my mostly 2 up touring
  14. Spiegler LSL vs Heli bars

    The Helibars are easier to install. Less cable rerouting, less worry about windscreen and tank clearances. They work for many, providing just enough change in height and pullback. I noticed the difference, but didn't get the relief from upper back pain I was hoping for, so sold them and then went with the LSL bar. Every body is different, so only you will know if it will work for you, so give it a try. If it's not for you I'm sure you could recoup some of your $$ by selling them to someone else.,,
  15. MotoGP 2017 season talk SPOILER ALERT

    Great article...