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Or, My New 2007 VFR800A!

 

Of course I wanted a 25th R/W/B but this red (what color is it called?) was so clean with low miles I didn’t want to pass it up. All the 25th’s were thousands of miles away, however my new ride was less than a hundred miles to go pick up. Purchased from Omni Powersports in Palm, PA, nice people and easy to transact with. 

 

The title showed first titled in 2009, first owner logged about 400mi, then 2011 second owner 3000mi, then 2016 the last owner just about 1100mi. Now mine with 4500mi, all stock except a fender eliminator (Competition Werkes?) and new tires (Battlax BT023R). In just a few days I’ve put a few hundred miles on and basically left wondering Why didn’t I get one of these before!?  

 

I may be new to VFR’s, but not new to motorcycling and not new to sport riding, roadracing, mx, woods riding, et cetera. My last MC was (still have it, hey now it’s for sale!) a 2006 Suzuki SV650 cafe/street fighter/backroad twisty tool that I loved building and tweaking on but somehow lost interest in because it couldn’t do the long miles and left me sore from the clip ons and seating position.  So here’s to a new start and a new forum, and maybe some touring, and definitely some tweaking.  

 

On to the pictures!  A new Shoei RF1200 has replaced my old Suomy Spec1R in the pictures, and some new relaxed riding gear is on order to replace my two piece AStars leathers.  I won’t bore you with the suspension set up (that was first), but I already have some things on order and plan to update here as I go.  RAM mount, power supply, cruise control, are first things first.

 

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Wishing you many happy miles with the redhead!! :wheel:

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That's a nice looking ride. Think the color is Candy Red.

Enjoy.

Cheers. :beer:

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Candy will beg you to ride her often. Be prepared..... :tongue:

 

 

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Hmmm - an '07 in Candy Red with ABS and 4,500 miles . . . I don't want to know what you paid for it - I'll start crying! 

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On 6/11/2018 at 12:52 PM, Dutchy said:

Wishing you many happy miles with the redhead!! :wheel:

 

On 6/14/2018 at 2:01 AM, Grum said:

That's a nice looking ride. Think the color is Candy Red.

Enjoy.

Cheers. :beer:

 

On 6/14/2018 at 2:07 AM, Dutchy said:

Candy will beg you to ride her often. Be prepared..... :tongue:

 

 

Thanks all!  A quick Bing of R101 says Candy Glory Red. It’s a beautiful color. Just some for scuffs on the seat cowl from the PO’s. Riding thus far has been ‘glorious’ indeed...

 

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On 6/14/2018 at 9:41 PM, Cogswell said:

Hmmm - an '07 in Candy Red with ABS and 4,500 miles . . . I don't want to know what you paid for it - I'll start crying! 

This much:

 

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Here’s a quick tip for those wondering What tool to use to adjust front preload aka I need a huge screwdriver to turn these aka I don’t want to mar these adjusters up like an idiot..

 

 

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Large screwdriver works fine. Just add a layer of masking tape over the tip.

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So does a Kennedy 1/2  dollar (apologies in advance to those outside the US).  It's a perfect fit - great if you might want to change settings out on the road. 

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