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About MarkinReno

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    Reno, Nevada
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    2013 VFR1200f / 2014 Suzuki dl1000 V-strom / 2006 BMW K1200R sold / 2004 Suzuki dl1000 V-strom R.I.P

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  1. The veefalo she is smoking.

    My 2013 used oil at the rate of one qt./ 500 miles. Began after the local dealer performed the 16k valve inspection. Trouble was, when I discovered the problem, I was in Nova Scotia working my way back to Reno. So I nursed her for 8,000 miles. Thanks to this thread we discovered the rear valve cover PAIR O-ring was damaged and displaced. This took 5 months to figure out as I wasn’t going to permit an exploratory tear down. There just wasn’t enough info on this kind of failure in the 2013 vfr1200f. THANKS PEOPLE!
  2. Oil burning and consumption.

    Great winter ride when I can get out of Reno,
  3. Oil burning and consumption.

    Yes, the oil was visible. Location of photo west of Panamint Springs on the road to Death Valley.
  4. Problem: oil burning. ammount: 1 quart per 500 miles. Cause: improperly installed PAIR O-ring on rear valve cover. When: reassembly after valve clearance inspection. Be be sure to replace all O-rings and gaskets when performing valve inspection and adjustment.
  5. Spiegler LSL vs Heli bars

    Just installed the Helibars. Mine are not indexed, therefore they can be adjusted fore and aft. The bars are definitely comfortable. They do sit me up a little more into the wind blast at speed. So....we'll see. I'm continuing to do my crunches and watching my weight. MarkinReno
  6. New Member - New Questions

    Swede, my inseam is 34", shoe size 12. Seat to foot pegs could be a little longer, perhaps an inch. I'm comfortable with the balls of my feet on the pegs, but not for many hours. I'll move my feet aroun quite a bit. MarkinReno Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Poll: VFR Rider Ages

    Hahaha Terry! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Poll: VFR Rider Ages

    68 in March and going strong. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. I don't think mine makes much difference. I've adjusted the height and angle. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. New Member - New Questions

    I agree. Core strength is the single most important factor for rider comfort. My 13 vfr is stock. I ride 400 to 500 miles on consecutive days. At 6'3" and about 225. #, and 67years, I see no need for changes to the bike MarkinReno
  11. Brakes Binding

    If you park it the rotors will rust. Ride it to dry it! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Consider the vfr1200. There are like new fully sorted and equipped examples available for under $9k. 400 mile days @ 80mph and 40 mpg are the norm. The pillion is decent and roomy, vibration is minimal. Btw, I'm 67, 6'3", 220#. No mods to the ergos. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Hmmm! 2013 vfr1200f, akro slip on, Guhl reflash. 41 mpg highway at 80 plus mph. 39 mpg with luggage. However, no city riding!
  14. Increasing Comfort- seat swap/handle bar risers

    Good Morning, Congrats on your new VFR!. Before you modify your GT into a "cruiser" consider a couple of things. The ergos on the vfr require a whole lot of different muscles than you're accustomed to using. Try to consciously unweight your wrists. Carry your weight in your hips and butt. Counter-steer! Don't muscle the bar. Do some abdominal crunches. Your back will appreciate the forward lean with less vertical bounce on your lower spine and hips. Now if you really, really want to get the pressure of your hands and wrists, RIDE FASTER.....hahah! BTW, I ride a vfr1200f with stock ergos. I'm in my late sixties and I ride about 13k touring miles a year. MarkinReno
  15. California 49 south of Sonora Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk