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  2. Thread highjack warning: Speaking of frame sliders, I've found Givi 41 liter hard bags to be decent frame sliders. (blush)
  3. Today
  4. Buying: 100% as-is. Helps negotiation and not "paying" for bullshit that didn't need to be done. But I know bikes and do all of my own work. Selling: Gone thru to a certain level so the condition isn't ambiguous, but not spending money on things that won't affect it's selling potential or price substantially. See: Buying above.
  5. OK. Did a push for a couple evenings. Here it is now. It is idling using it's own fuel supply right there. I had to swap out the fuel pump with another used one I had, it was acting funny. Pretty close to sellable. Bike: 400 RR wheel: 200 Front wheel, discs and new Dunlop (date code 2020): Free. I got a full refund from the seller when I contacted him about some damage and a slightly bent disc that wasn't described in the listing. He didn't want it back. I straightened the disc, Shock: 100 Steering head bearings: 50 Slip on: Free. Came on a 1986 VFR I bought. Well, the adapter piece was 15. Tank: 150 Mirrors: Free. Came off the 92, which I have perfect ones for from my 95 that has 01 mirrors on it. Here's what I got off of it. 8 spoke rear wheel (+ stock front wheel) Stainless front brake lines RT fork springs Fox Twin Clicker VERY nice original fuel tank
  6. Terry

    Music anyone?

    I keep my cellphone on a Quadlock mount on my ST1300 and MT-10, mainly just as a place to secure and charge it. I don't look at or touch it when riding (and my gloves won't let me anyway), although it is useful as a GPS speedo. Turn by turn navigation instructions from Google maps were brilliant through the headset as well.
  7. Bought my gen 8 last September. Highly recommend putting the OEM Quick shifter on it. $278.00 from partzilla but worth every penny. Hard to explain, but to me anyway, it makes riding way more fun.
  8. Yesterday
  9. 65. Bought the first Interceptor the Honda dealer in New Orleans got in in 1983, have a gen 8 now.
  10. You have a good point, after I posted I re-looked and realised it's all hard pipe with rubber sleeves. And after struggling to find any replacements except new old stock @ £207 each. Found Mohawks post and ordered all AN fittings and braided hose and a second hand oil cooler.
  11. These little beauties arrived today 😎
  12. Good to hear you and the bike are well. Your write up was helpful with my conversion. Thanks again for sharing.
  13. Got an update in case anyone's interested The map I've settled on a Dynojet map that is described as being for a stock bike. It runs rich across the lower 1/3 of the rev range, this really helps with the snatchy throttle, and unlike the other maps I tried, there are no nasty side effects like surging and serious hesitancy. Surprised to see a standard map work best on a decatted Staintunes bike, but the numbers must suit it best. It's still snatchy at 4-5k rpm so I might set it a bit richer there and see if that helps. Not ruling out a proper dyno tune though, at least I know the bike will run properly with the right fuelling.
  14. Finally clocked up 40,000km 🐌 didn’t think it would take this long, hopefully the next 40,000km won’t take as long.
  15. I neglected to open the original replacement package so I didn't spot the shorter pipe. Lesson learned. Yesterday's pipe is the correct length.
  16. That's above my pay grade . . .
  17. I know that the 8th Gen bags are unicorns and impossible to find, but if anyone is selling their pearl white ones, I am interested in buying.
  18. Last week
  19. Thanks for that. I was just blown away when Seb posted his streetfighter images. He is super talented. Any good sources for CF materials that are not astronomically priced? CF over a tank...brief video. I learned something today.
  20. I only need the base that attaches to the fairing. (See pictures) I'll buy the whole mirror if that's the only way to get it. For the windscreen I'd really like the Givi one, but beggars can't be choosers. 🤪Just need a taller one. I'm in metro Atlanta. Happy to have an excuse to ride up to 500 miles for pickup. Thanks!
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      December 2020 Southwest
      The second week of December I went down to the Southwest to see a bunch of big rocks.
      Read all about it on my blog: https://crotchrocketeer.blogspot.com/2020/12/snowbird-december-2020.html
      (I'm really too lazy to copy it all and pictures and stuff into a post here)

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      Money Shots:  Your beautiful picture of your beautiful VFR in action.
      Deals Gap?
      Just a great shot one of your buddies captured for you that you really like?
      Let's see your glamour shot of your vfr doing vfr stuff.  
      This has always been one of my favorites.  Everybody knows you don't have to go fast at Deal's Gap for the amazing photographers to make you look good.  This is no exception.
      Fairly clean run on a rainy weekday with my buddy on a far superior machine (he thinks so, anyway 😉  ) giving chase. 
      I know a lot of guys are way faster than me.  I'm not pretending to be anything special.  But damn, talk about lipstick on a pig...

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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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