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Pjcliffo

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About Pjcliffo

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  • Birthday 10/11/1951

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    Surfers Paradise
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    2015 vfr800f

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  1. Totally agree about the weight. It helps with the touring part of the bike. The vfr feels much more planted on the road than my old street triple which tended to get blown around a bit by trucks and cross winds while the Honda is very stable and rides more comfortably, yet when you take all the excellent luggage off you can have a great time in the twisties, a true sports tourer.
  2. Bought the bike second hand with 1600km and all the luggage included. Great luggage but would never pay the Honda price.
  3. I recently did 1000km in two days, had to remind myself to grip the tank with my knees. Had lots of rain the first day! Heated grips were great.
  4. Love my t-rex and have dropped in car park worked well.
  5. Great trip, love to do that!
  6. Triumph street triple was a good partner for my Honda.
  7. I use Sena 10c, it's helmet mounted so no vibration.
  8. I deliberately chose not to show off my superb 65 year old muscles and a younger passerby was eager to assist so I made him feel good by helping. Obviously I could have lifted it with one hand if I chose to.
  9. Love my 8 gen, a lot more relaxed than my street triple. I tested the ninja and it's a good bike except I found the screen noisy in any position, rear brake weak, and very buzzy over 7000 revs, loved the rest of it. Gen 8 ticked alll the boxes for me and came with the fabulous luggage.
  10. Are your fans now broken and dont work at all? I had a similar problem on my 2015 when riding in heavy sydney traffic. Saw 122 and temperature warning came on. Stopped let it cool checked everything and rode home. Have had no further problems and had it checked at service but they found nothing. Seemed to me the fan decided not to come on that one time. See my post on this incident. so the answer to your question is it's not much better, often see 105 in traffic and am feeling the heat when in traffic and am watching out for a reoccurrence.
  11. Welcome and enjoy the beautiful Honda.
  12. Great idea, dealers doing this will attract more customers. Bring it on.
  13. I went from street triple to vfr, it's a different type of bike and that's what I wanted. Your going from an exciting torque monster to a more versatile all rounder. For excitement I fitted arrows exhaust no baffle and use full revs or can sedately putter around town. For a trip I put on the luggage and recently did 1000kms. Much more stable on the highway due to weight and happy to cruise. The Triumph was always saying go go go. Just depends on what you want. Also it's a beautiful machine compared to an awkward looking bitsa.
  14. Try wd40 in the key hole then turn the key a few times to lube. Turn key and hold in that position while you gently lift the back edge of the cowl.
  15. You don't really need 3 bikes but if you can then why not. You can always sell one later at a good price and no rush. The vfr is a great all rounder, sporty with no luggage, tourer with luggage. I have the top box with back rest which makes it comfy for my daughter when she comes. Your price is a bargain but if u can get the Honda luggage they are brilliant. I'm 65 and recently did 1000 kms over 2 days and found riding position ok but I have some bar risers if I decide to use them. Your taller than me so your legs may be a bit squashed up. It's a beautifully made good looking all rounder bike for city and country. Just what I needed. Good luck.