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VFR Capt.Bob

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VFR Capt.Bob last won the day on June 1 2017

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About VFR Capt.Bob

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    Moto Grand Prix Racer
  • Birthday 06/30/1963

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

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  1. VFR Capt.Bob

    Tires for my 98

    2ct or a road2ct would be my choice. In fact my usual was PR2ct rear and 2ct front. Trying out the dunlop roadsmarts this go around. They beat the pilots IMHO.
  2. VFR Capt.Bob

    Socal Ride to Glendora Mountain Road - Sunday 1/21/18

    Mariposa is nice. Hope it works out for you. I guess I shouldn't have had that last whiskey before I posted up. LOL.
  3. VFR Capt.Bob

    Socal Ride to Glendora Mountain Road - Sunday 1/21/18

    I am in. I think. Been too long since I turned a wheel with you guys.
  4. VFR Capt.Bob

    My 399 lb VFR848

    Very very nice. I have a very similarly modded VFR. I was thinking where is the big bore kit then realized the 848 designates the rear hub mod. Love this bike.
  5. VFR Capt.Bob

    Do I need a new screen name?

    SmokeyMt.Tim. Hope to visit sometime. I'll ride that Harley.
  6. VFR Capt.Bob

    New guy saying hello.

    About the nicest 500 I have ever seen. Welcome Joey.
  7. VFR Capt.Bob

    What to bring

    He is more of an extremely experienced adventure real world tourer. Not like the weekend wannabes. Think about an innocent tip over and your plastic glorified top box breaks. Now you have all your stuff un secured. He is an out of the box thinker so to speak. As oppossed to a person who speaks first and let's the thinkers try and splain him. Forgive him his accent and personality. It's what I enjoy about him. Now go check out the rest of his videos. LOL
  8. VFR Capt.Bob

    What to bring

    This guy is pretty enlightening about motorcycle travel. He travels the world on his XT660. He does a whole series on the subject. And his pronunciation is entertaining as well.
  9. VFR Capt.Bob

    Should I have buyers remorse?

    There is always some fluffy selling points to make this years offering sound as though now is the time to buy. I have owned a 86 VFR700 98 VFR800 and replaced that with a 99 VFR800. There is a very good case to be made that early 5th gens are the best but to be honest they are all great bikes.
  10. VFR Capt.Bob

    1986 Vfr Track Bike Out Of Parts

    Thing of beauty. Did the F2 mod to my 86 VFR700 back in the day. I never corrected the geometry completely like you did. I lusted after a RWB CBR900r another riding buddy had so really appreciate the body work mod you did. Brilliant work. See avitar photo for reference. I ended up selling my 86 to a friend and bought a 98 VFR800. I thought it interesting that 86 and 98 are the same numbers when you turn them upside down.
  11. VFR Capt.Bob

    Buy it Back??

    It does fulfill the missions the Tuono is less competent at. If you can get it in the $4k range do it.
  12. VFR Capt.Bob

    98-2001 5th gen Rearset adapters - Sebspeed Customs

    I am really impressed with the Driven rear sets on my FZ1. They also make a set for CBR954. I will think on it and get back.
  13. VFR Capt.Bob

    Monster No Longer in my Dreams

    Yep. I spent some time on Craigslist looking at some Italian sportbikes yesterday. Tempting. My FZ1 may finished.
  14. VFR Capt.Bob

    Monster No Longer in my Dreams

    I think you are going to have a lot of fun with her. Peter Egan said all real motorcyclist know red black and white are the only three proper colors for a motorcycle. You should go visit a ducati monster forum and see what mirror work best with it. I think most of us old timer VFR guys are closet Ducatiste's. The newer 18,000 mile valve tune goes a long way to justify the switch. Wind protection and crash protection would be my two first mods. With your body weight the stock suspension should be great. That second swing arm holding the plate and sigals will have to go.
  15. VFR Capt.Bob

    Why a red Guzzi?

    First off I love your MotoGuzzi. They are so authentic and purpose built. I look at the V11 sports lustifully and think one day when the kids are all finished with college and moved out I will have one in my garage next to several other bikes like KTM Adventure, my VFR and a rotating spot for sporty track bike. Looking forward to more on this one

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