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VFR Capt.Bob

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VFR Capt.Bob last won the day on September 21 2018

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About VFR Capt.Bob

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    Moto Grand Prix Racer
  • Birthday 06/30/1963

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    LosAlamitos, CA
  • In My Garage:
    99 VFR800
    2008 Triumph Street Triple
    2009 FZ1
    2001 YZF426f

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  1. Black is awesome. Do it! I have black Marchesini wheels on my 5th gen. Had white on my 86 vfr 700. What a pain to clean but they do look sporty. I really loved the electric blue rims on my 07 Tuono. Think it may rock with the white 8th gen. https://images.app.goo.gl/SpDgqr1G5XGm1msA7
  2. This bike is a dream to ride. Bought from original owner. Every real performance mod done by professional mechanics. Stock FZ1 makes 128HP this one is just under 150 HP currently. R1 front end with Ohlins internals Penski Rear shock and reservoir mount Hyper pro steering Damper. Bike runs on rails Cut air box mod w secondary butterflies removed. New power Commander V custom dyno tuned by Gary Dean Moto America superbike R1 tuner. Complete valve tune with compression and leak down performed deemed in great condition w/ 94,000 miles. Meticulously maintained. Full Yoshimura carbon fiber exhaust Ivan's fuel cut eliminater gives the ride effect of slipper clutch. Pazzo levers. Rizoma risers, handlebars, conical bar end weights and swing arm spools. Driven Racing rear sets Quick shifter Magic windshield w carbon fiber base Full frame savers Corbin saddle with backrest Brembo rear brake master cyl Led turn signals Tail tidy All spare parts factor shop manual and a givi rack system. $3000/obo
  3. Enjoyed the video. Motor sounds so nice.
  4. Very good visuals of how all that gear played a part in sparing you more severe injuries. One of my Harley riding friends at work survived a no helmet high speed crash with injuries that would have killed a lesser man. He fully recovered with some facial disfigurement but his bones all knitted well and he's back to work after 12 most off and several surgeries. I am upping my ride to work gear based on this thread. Need more protection than my work Jean's. I'd fee very dumb crashing in Jean when I have armored and vented Alpinestar overpants in the closet at home. Glad your ok and the bike looks like it will buff out.
  5. Honda factory shop manual Free Rear seat cowl light damage $20 Erion Bros slip on Low mount $50 Rear Wheel black $85 Bill Mayer Seat leather like new $100 Sale Pending Russell luxury custom touring seat $100 Stock seat $40 I have more I will list separately. Postage is additional. Prices are negotiable. Pictures to follow
  6. Well my chapped lips have healed and stopped bleeding and I've given the VFR the love and attention she needed after Laguna Seca. Mounting up to ride in the morning I began to flash back to the weekend so decide to pick up where my last semi exhausted post left off. Includes some picture. Me and my BTE friends on corkscrew hillside over turn 4. Could see some great action there and over turn 1/2 hillside. Pit Lane Walk Santa Clause. We got in line for this only to be turned away because we didn't have the wrist bands. We must have looked liked sad puppies. A big heavy man in a Hawaiian shirt straw hat and cargo shorts reached into his pockets and managed to find 4 bands and gave them to us. What a cool guy. Hawaiian Santa got us into pit lane. Hwy 1. My favorite part of the ride up and back. Views and temps are perfect and the curves keep you on your toes. Monterey Bay Cannery Row on Sunday night. Extravagant seafood dinner and drinks. Uber was our friend all weekend. Ride home Monday. We were happy to see our bikes again. They'd been locked up in the garage of our Airbnb apartment complex whilst UBER drove us everywhere it was often cramped and not at all cheap. Breakfast at the Breakfast Club was our goodbye to Monterey. Hwy 1 would be our friend now. We made the wrong route choice on the way back. We cut inland at Santa Maria on 166. First group of cars coming the opposite way included a CHP cruiser. We all took the clue and started laying into the climbing sweepers and long satisfying multi car passes. Fast but not go directly to jail fast. By the time we hit Maricopa and our favorite road hwy 33 the temperature was horrific. Hot and tired is not the right condition to ride that road at pace. I stayed back with a rider more my speed and we let our 2 A group riders vanish ahead of us.
  7. Sorry for the blank content. I answered a question that was answered and tried to delete it. Sounds like a fantastic motorcycle adventure. Hope to read more about it.
  8. Norcal near Humbolt? Is there a ride report for this?
  9. https://motoamerica.com/sonoma/ 9 days and counting. August 10-11. I am considering going. The MotoAmerica races were as much or more fun to watch than WSBK my last 3 times attending Laguna Seca including this year. Not sure I will take the bike though. Long hot ride from Orange County.
  10. 2009 FZ1. I bought it highly modded with R1 forks Ohlins internals, Penski shock, Hyperpro steering damper, Rizoma bars, Driven rear sets, power commander 5 with quick shifter, Ivans fuel cut eliminator, airbox modded and secondary butterflys removed, full Yoshimura CF exhaust and dyno tuned by Gary Dean racing and various other goodies. Hard to review this as an FZ1 as I test rode a completely stock 2nd gen FZ1 which felt underpowered, heavy handling and absolutely flat suspension and steering wise compared to mine. Compared to my 5th gen VFR also highly modded, this feels like a big boys bike. Seating position is about perfect for sport riding or sport touring however fuel milage on my modded version is around 30mpg if I am lucky. This bike has had it's share of electrical gremlins which I chalk up to all the electronic modifications aimed at more power and the 90k miles of service it has seen. With regular maintenance these bikes are very reliable. Mechanic was surprised at what good condition the motor was in for a + 90k mile motor. Like the VFR this bike is no one night stand. Think long term riding mate. It's a great all around bike that wears many hats just like the VFR.
  11. Had a great time. Took the coast the whole way up friday. Got a little wind storm near Big Sur. Very light traffic. Looks like the track has some improvements. Lot of new pavement for parking lots. Believe the general motorcycle parking is paved now as well. Looking forward to going next year already.
  12. Riding VFR up friday morning with some friends and coming home Monday. Staying in Seaside. Sent you a PM if you want to meet up. Who else is going?
  13. Still owe you lunch. 😁. I do my own old school but need to upgrade my kit. Have 4 dirtbikes and have gotten really good at them withe the bad buddy. Street tires are still a battle with Dunlops giving me the most grief on and off. But they make the best all around tires for my street riding. RS rear and Q3 front. For the track I will likely go with Q4s or Perelli super corsas if I can find them on sale. Some great info here to improve my gear otherwise I'll try and bribe a friend.
  14. Hi VFR Capt.Bob, Thank you for your donation of 50.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
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