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About Audible

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    Perth Western Australia
  • In My Garage:
    VFR 800F 2016
  1. You just have to watch your throttle cable adjustment. When you adjust your throttle cable, turn the steering full lock left and right to check that the throttle isn't opening when at full lock. With the spacers on, with the throttle slack adjusted to about 1/8 (3mm), when you turn the steering to the left, there is no slack at all. Without the spacer, you still have 1/16 or so slack.
  2. I'm 5ft 8 tall and have my 8th gen with the seat at the lower position and have the 0.95 motopumps spacers fitted. When sitting on the bike in the riding position and with my neck/head straight, I'm looking over the windscreen so it's pretty easy to ride looking at the horizon, slight tilt of the head and looking up a tad. With the seat in the upper position and no spacers, i'm looking at the top of the tacho with a straight neck.
  3. Well my 2016 8th gen was my 50th birthday present from my wife. My first VFR, but my 3rd Honda. You read correctly. It's the legendary, mythical, fabled WAMP! (Wife Approved Motorcycle Purchase)
  4. Mine lights up green which is plated 02/2016. I definitely don't have a 2017 at it's Pearl glare white in colour, old exhaust, not aux power and silver frame. Maybe it's an regional thing, green for asia/aust and red for the states maybe. I bought mine in November 2016 from Rick Gill Honda here in Perth. Paid $14,990 but I got a one order discount on accessories and 12 months rego instead of the usual 6 months. Worked out to about $700-800 value in total. Yeah, I could have ordered from overseas for that sort discount, but at least the accessories arrived in one week instead of two. :-) I'm very similar to the OP, 50 years of age, max NCB and excellent record. Insured for $720 PA comprehensive with Swann.
  5. Nope, but at least you have the first letter right! Second clue. You need to think outside the square.
  6. It's 45 litres. Hang on, I'll go measure it.... 2.45 wide, 1.5 deep and 1.35 high. It would have been easier to measure it with a measuring tap in cm or even inches instead of using a.... Clue: The unit of measure is in Pjcliffo's pic.
  7. I likely have the smallest feet on this forum, Size 6.5 aus which is a 39.5 euro. I usually wear a 40-41 with thick socks. I haven't had any issues using the standard or quick shifter from day one. Maybe your foot is too far back on the peg?
  8. In case anybody refers to this thread and wants to see the right hand side as well;
  9. Well that's something to look forward to. Mine's at the dealers today, 1,000km's service!
  10. Hello everybody! 50 year old male from Perth Western Australia. Answers to the real name of Paul and the nick name of Audible. Happily married, Townhouse, into Home theatre, Photography, ah, lets skip the details. You want to know about my bike! Well I have been riding on 2 wheels since 1995. It all began when I broke a couple of bones in my left foot and couldn't drive my manual shift car. A friend suggested I buy a twist and go 50cc scooter, which I can ride legally on my car license here and then get rid of it once my foot healed up. Well I bought the scooter but never got rid of it, running it into the ground before upgrading to a motorcycle. The VFR is my third motorbike, after a 2010 Kawasaki ER-6n and an 2007 CBF 250. I turned 50 just before xmas 2016 and my wife decided that she would get myself a new bike for my birthday/xmas. I did my research and test rides. Initially I was looking at the Bandit & Ninja 1000, but then I wandered into my local Honda dealership and saw this beautiful white bike sitting there. In truth I was aware of the VFR's, but I had never considered one. I chucked my leg over, loved the dash, the features and then the dealer thumbed that starter switch and I got a good dose of that v4 rumble. Smitten like a Kitten. It was time to scribble up the paperwork! Since then I've been quietly lurking this forum and others and the internet in general researching this fantastic white bike and the goodies that I can bolt onto it. Overall I am very happy with the 8th gen. Mod list so far; OEM 45litre top box and rear rack. OEM Rear tyre hugger. ST1300 tank pad. Motopumps 0.95 handlebar risers. R&G upper radiator guard. DMB levers. To come; Quick shifter, maybe. 12 volt power supply socket and ram mount for GPS. A slip on. I have more lurking to do on that..... Not too many pics atm, been too busy with the spanners and riding to be bothered with the shutter for now, but a good photo session is on the cards, probably when it cools down a bit.
  11. Here is a couple of pics of the ST1300 tank pad on the 8th Gen. I was wondering what to put on the sides as well but I didn't want anything I could see, so I was considering cutting my own out from the A4 3M clear protective sheeting.