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  3. All Fs after 2016 had them. The explanation in the handbook doesn’t inspire confidence (attached). My Quadlock is wired directly to the battery.
  4. Cool! Not the best location for constant use, but could be nice for a charge while at a stop. Which I suppose isn't really nice cuz the bike's not on.
  5. Here you go. This is the 8th Gen F-H model: it's a standard 12v socket. Actually not great for wet weather unless you can find some way to weatherproof the adaptor
  6. The 2018+ X definitely has a power supply on the top of the lhs fairing. It's a cigarette lighter socket, not a usb. No idea about the f-model.
  7. Think I may have just bought a 2010 vfr 1200 dct with 17k on the clock. few battle scars, looks like it may have fallen over at some point but for its age looks fantastic any reasons not to buy? Price seems very competitive too, full luggage included…. appreciate any opinions
  8. I haven’t seen it in Person as yet but the pictures clearly show the flap shown in the picture and the description of the bike says includes a 12V power socket. it looks standard but as you say it might be a part from the cross runner as I can’t find it listed anywhere either. i will know for sure in a few days….
  9. The only mention of a 12V 3A power socket I can find is on the X (2018+). Have you seen this F in person? Maybe somebody retrofitted one from the X. I believe it is a cigarette style socket, as I read mention of somebody trying to use a mini air compressor and blowing the fuse.
  10. No it’s a 21 plate VFR 800F-H model.
  11. So, you are going to buy a VFR800X Crossrunner?
  12. Have you looked at the parts diagram?
  13. Interesting, there is definitely a panel on the top of the left side panel that says 12V, I just do t know what is underneath…
  14. Hi LangoPTC, Thank you for your donation of 50.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  15. How can I get the pdf to open/play/display? Have tried many times on I-pad & 0 results…

  16. OEM is no USB Theres a plug in power supply under the seat that I run my heated jacket through if you’re looking for an instant solution As you have a tour in mind I’d consider a new battery if it still has the original
  17. Hi, I am hoping to purchase a 2021 VFR 800F H next month & I will immediately be going on a mini tour & hope to fit a Quadlock system with charging device. so now to my question, I can see it has a USB port on the left hand side but dont know if it has an actual USB port, how many ports or is a car type cigar lighter port? googling for an answer simply shows me lots of people that have fitted after market USB ports on older models of the VFR.
  18. Agreed. Plus it can sit with the rear apart up against a wall and/or off to the side while things get prepped/refurbished.
  19. It probably won't stay on but at the very least I need to swap out the linkage and stick a longer shock in. For that the centre stand while not totally essential is really, really handy!
  20. And then back to duty weighting the crab pot at the bottom of the bay. 😉
  21. Rightio then. Firstly clean things up a bit. Grind things back to so we get good penetration. Then weld it back up. Next up, lop out the rusted out section. I didn't have exactly the same wall thickness tube to hand so I stuck some 3mm wall tube in the lathe and bored it down to ~2mm wall. Still thicker than original but close enough. Then weld it back in. Need to do some more cleaning up on it then I'll paint it and stick it back on.
  22. Lovely looking VFR and in an uncommon colour. And your pdf looks like a magazine article - well done you.
  23. Last week
  24. Quite a transformation, it looks brand new. Excellent write-up too.
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      Juniper Pass

      I took a day off from work and also from my bicycle training to take out the Veefalo one last time before the weather turns ugly, supposed to snow the rest of the week and possibly start sticking to the ground along the Colorado Front Range. I took a leisurely pace up hwy 105 toward Morrison and got reacquainted with the bike since its been over a month since I took any sort of twisties on it at all, hwy 105 is a scenic ride along the front range between Denver and Colorado Springs, its mostly easy fast sweepers and lite traffic so its a favorite road of mine when going north. Then I have to negotiate a bit of traffic near Highlands ranch and up hwy 470 into the mountains. I decided to take the Morrison Exit and try either Lookout Mountain or head up Golden Gate Canyon - this time it was Lookout Mountain, I was sort of making it up on the fly as I went along. Lookout Mountain is my old bicycling haunt from my days while I was working at Coors, its a killer ride and all uphill - I don't think I could do it today If I had to, not quite there yet! I saw a whole bunch of riders doing it though and wished I was in shape enough to be there doing it as well. 30 more lbs and I will be able to do it! On this day I would do it on the Veefalo instead.





      I took a video from the gateway to the top at the Lookout Mountain State Park, getting past riders, the guy in the green jacket actually pretty much astounded me with how far he had gotten in the short time it took me to set up my camera, some 3 miles at least and up to the gateway from the turn off at hwy 6! Amazing I thought. I took the first two turns slow then got more comfortable as I went up further, till I was doing well, I made some gearing mistakes and took the tight 15mph marked hairpins in the wrong gear so I lugged it a bit on one or two. Still enjoyed it though and then got off at the top and hiked over a rock outcropping for an overview of the road for the pictures below.




      Lookout Mountain - Golden Colorado


      Zoomed in


      Lookout Mountain Park top of the mountain

      From there I headed up interstate 70 to Idaho Springs for a beer at the Tommy-knockers brewery, I was the only customer in the joint - slow day for them so they treated me like a king! I got a nice tour of the place sort of impromptu, they made me a nice Pastrami sandwich on rye and with the brown ale it was fantastic. I must say the beer is much better there than in the bottles - its always good at the brewery. I am glad I stopped


      Tommy-knockers Brewpub Idaho Springs


      Idaho Springs Colorado


      Mashtuns and fermenters


      Rows of fermenters

      I finished my lunch and since the road to Mount Evans is right there I headed up Squaw pass hoping to get in some nice pictures I wasn't expecting what I found, ICE IN ALL THE SHADY PARTS


      Icy patches on Squaw Pass definitely taking it easy on that road

      There were some section where the ice covered the whole road for 300 yards or so I had to roll through it with my legs out to help keep the bike from sliding and falling over, I took it real slow. A Ford pickup was right behind me so I pulled over to let him pass but the guy was going slower then even I was so I pressed on - in places where I could see I just cut over to the oncoming lane and out of the ice where the sun was shining on the road more, but some places there was not alternative so I just had to go slow, good thing it wasn't slick but rather they tossed some gravel over the worst parts so I had some traction!

      I did stop for pictures in all the best spots


      Echo Lake at Mount Evans showing off my new plate


      Elephant Butte Park and Denver


      Close up


      Veefalo on Squaw Pass


      Juniper Pass


      Juniper Pass


      Mount Evans

      My route A is home B is Tommy-knockers


    2. martinkap
      Latest Entry


      Not that it matters and not that I expect anyone had noticed, but to those who sent me "where are you?" I would like to say I am back. Not only that I am officially returning to VFRD after nearly 2 months break but I have also ridden my Hawk last weekend and had FUN! Let me restate that; I had major fun riding! Something I have almost given up on.

      Most of you have been riding your whole adult lives and riding is not only a hobby to you, it is part of you. But I started riding three years ago and even though I have encounter some setbacks, till this spring I loved riding with whole my heart. However, I have always considered riding as my hobby. As a hobby which suppose to make my life better, more fun and more rich. Life is too short to do something which we don't fully love.

      My love of riding received a first major scar this spring: I lost a friend on the racetrack. He was a total stranger who offered me his help after I lowsided at CMP track last year. I still remember hearing his "Hi, my name is Todd, do you need help?" while I was duct-taping my roadrash from ripped jacket. He helped me straighten up the shifter and we kept in touch. The next time we saw each other was the day he died.

      With 9 months delay, I can say that Todd's death shook me more than I have realized. It rooted fear in me which was fueled by seeing and hearing about others getting hurt over and over again. If I was to summarize this year - it would be one big accident report. I became sensitive to every broken bone, every roadrash, every lowside. And even though I did 10 track days this year, I became slower and slower and slower. Suddenly, I have acquired this 'grandma' riding style on the road, frozen with fear that behind every corner there is car standing in my lane, or major sand trap or deer staring at me ... I was crippled with fear not only for me about also for my fellow rider.

      So, at the end of this year, I rode more and more by myself. I could not bear the feelings of responsibility for others on the road and my lines were crippled by my own fears. It all culminated this fall at WDGAH. In a freaky accident Love2rideh82crash was taken down by a truck crossing into our lane. I was done. I finished the weekend, locked the VFR into a garage and took a break.

      Until the last weekend, I pretended that motorcycles do not exists. As a last instance after 2 months break from riding, I decided to go to CMP track to see if I can still have fun. I also felt like I should go for the memory of Todd. I went and I had fun! I had much more fun than I expected and the most fun on track I can remember. Suddenly the whole track connected into an uninterupted line of turns and I felt one with the bike riding around! I was giggling like a little girl in my helmet and keep on giggling ever since smile.gif

      Granted I was not the fastest one and through out the weekend, I have never exceeded about 60% of my riding abilities, but I had no "oh-shit" nor 'blond' moments. I could have maybe go faster, I could have brake later for the turns and I could have lean further, but I am no Rossi nor Stoner. I decided to ride for fun and I had amazing blast riding well within my comfort zone.

      I was proud of myself when, after bandaging Ricks arm, I was able to distance myself and go back to riding without the year-long fear. I did feel bad for him but the feelings were not crippling my lines nor my mind. And when a total stranger came to me and said "Hi, my name is Todd", my heart stopped for a minute though but I suddenly knew that my life went a full circle. I probably will never win MotoGP :idea3: , but I am back! :wheel:

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