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About yhe age to turn the

2 hours ago, Dutchy said:

Steady.....

 

She is 53 :-)

About the age to turn the SP2 into a ST1300 or a GL and keep the VF for the twisty shortcuts in life...:wink:

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6 hours ago, Dutchy said:

Steady.....

 

She is 53 :-)

Isn't "she" only 32?  VFRD is about motorcycles, right... ;-) 

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10 hours ago, Dutchy said:

Steady.....

 

She is 53 :-)

 

OMG ! "she's a kept veteran" - I'm glad you have something younger to play with......

 

Happy Easter !

 

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"The Dark Knight 2.0"  :goofy:

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, TheDutchy said:

About yhe age to turn the

About the age to turn the SP2 into a ST1300 or a GL and keep the VF for the twisty shortcuts in life...:wink:

 

 

In fact my wife is half suggesting I sell the VF and get a -god forbid-  BMW RT.......  :491:

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NO!!! You MUST maintain at least 1 VF(R) in your collection at all times.....Not saying that the BMW is out, but just keep the VF, as it is already paid for, thus inexpensive to keep.

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1 hour ago, Dutchy said:

 

 

In fact my wife is half suggesting I sell the VF and get a -god forbid-  BMW RT.......  :491:

If the SP is already almost a ST, who need s RT? :wink:

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Susi would argue the "seating arrangement" to be "somewhat lacking" on the SP.....

 

My bad for taking her on (her first) motorcycle vacation on my brother's ST1100 20 years ago....

 

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Get the next best thing to a RT, a 1200 VFR..............:wink:

or if Brother still has the ST1100, borrow it..............

 

You will rigret selling the VF500, it made a big impression on you as you got your own after you did ride mine....that I had.....:blush:

 

 

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11 hours ago, Dutchy said:

Susi would argue the "seating arrangement" to be "somewhat lacking" on the SP.....

 

My bad for taking her on (her first) motorcycle vacation on my brother's ST1100 20 years ago....

 

Duc tape a thick pillow on back of the SP :goofy:

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mission accomplished, an even lighter clutch..

 

 

 

 

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"I never said the SP would not be farkled"...    :goofy:

 

Had a spare side-stand lengthened by 15mm as the rear is raised which led to an "interesting lean".

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Much better

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Too nice to let it pass.....

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Spring is in the air!

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On 4/22/2017 at 8:12 PM, douglasthecook said:

Gilles rear sets huh, nice! How do you like your radial master cylinder? You know I like mine!!! 

 

 

Aye, Gilles they are! Rode some 300+ km today and the "action" is just superb.

Wee snag is that the side stand point where one boots his boot to kick it out is obscured by the longer rod to the gearbox axle. Used a few spacers since the mounting bolts are a tad too long/too close to the swingarm. I will figure/tinker something out!

 

 

Really pleased with the feel of the radial clutch MC; the OEM is not "heavy" but I reckon it is even 20% lighter still. My wrist is thankful!

My dealer is inquiring if he ordered the "wrong" one from the distributor as the lever adjustment know touches the tacho at full lock.

Pending that I'm holding off ordering the brake MC too.....  (and pending funds :goofy:)  I *do* love the feel (and looks, I admit...) of the Galespeed...

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Ok....to solve your sidestand issue, just have the side stand peg cut, and lowered when in the down position, or aft in the up position,that's what I had to do to mine. As for the radial MC's, yes, they are quite nice, I like the consistent pull/feel, even after a full day on the track, they still feel the same! Perhaps you could move the MC outboard 2-3mm, if there's room.....

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That's a good idea!  

 

I can move the Gilles' "in" by 7mm; used their spacers as the tapered M8 bolts I got with it (not Gilles) are too long are barely clear the swing arm w/o the spacers.

Ordered new shorter stainless torx ones; if that does not solve it, relocating the peg is next! It sure helps to know a friendly welder (who likes single malt too).

Need to see what that will do to the actual spring coil though....

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What you can do is have a spring stub welded in the current position, it doesn't need to be very long, just long enough to keep the spring in the proper position/location, then you have the kickstand lever/peg moved down. That way the spring has the normal/correct tension, and you maintain function of the kick stand. Easy, no?

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Hi Ho

 

Hi Ho

 

Off to WSBK Assen we go!

 

 

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Opted NOT to take the kitchen sink but camping gear instead...   :goofy:

 

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Now that´s what I call a sports tuorer :wink:

 

Have a nice race weekend!

 

I will watch the race from the livingroom!

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My brother, like me, is a very loud snoarer, so 2 tents it is :goofy:

 

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Tents afford no help with snoring. It's really about your thumb isn't it?


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:goofy:

Yeah close proximity has its pos and cons...

 

 

 

 

Twas a nippy night...

 

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Superpole whitin 30 minutes! I´m ready at the soffa :wink:

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