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About MarkinReno

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  • Birthday March 5

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    Reno, Nevada
  • In My Garage:
    2013 VFR1200f / 2006 BMW K1200R sold

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Poll: VFR Rider Ages

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

    68 in March and going strong. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I don't think mine makes much difference. I've adjusted the height and angle. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. 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
  7. Brakes Binding

    If you park it the rotors will rust. Ride it to dry it! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. 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
  9. Hmmm! 2013 vfr1200f, akro slip on, Guhl reflash. 41 mpg highway at 80 plus mph. 39 mpg with luggage. However, no city riding!
  10. 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
  11. California 49 south of Sonora Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  12. What an adventure it has been! Mike, you go above and beyond. Mikes, Jims, Kevins, D&T, Arman, Ian, Terry... everyone could not have been more friendly. All of you are welcome at my home in Reno, Nevada. I have 2 guest bedrooms! Give me a couple of weeks notice. Whether motorcycle, mountain bike or ski, I will show you around. What a blast, safe travels, rubber side down, MarkinReno I'M for phone if you can't reach me via this blog.
  13. Is this worth filing a claim?

    There are several causes for concern. Is your wife a listed driver? does she have a motorcycle endorsement? Was a police report filed? One can understand your reluctance. Any beer at the Ballgame? You better fix it yourself and be thankful she wasn't seriously hurt.