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MaxSwell last won the day on December 25 2018

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About MaxSwell

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • In My Garage:
    2001 VFR800fi
    two half fifth gens
    to be combined

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  1. MaxSwell


    Thanks for the chuckle.
  2. And Dutchy knows about rescuing fellow riders with duct tape.
  3. MaxSwell

    May Need a Gen 8 Now

    I stand corrected! (My doc has given up on advising me.) So make it a foursome?!
  4. Welcome to the asylum from The Land Of Interesting Weather. You obviously have great taste in mc's. I think frame sliders are a mixed bag. I've had several with fifth gens with them. A VFRD Canadian member used to make what I though were very well designed and executed product. It did involve cutting a hole in each lower cowl. In a parking lot low to no speed tip over they may have prevented more damage but there were signs it had been over. In higher speed offs they may have prevented extensive cracking and breaking but still resulted in damage to fairings and did destroy the sliders. Since you are a new rider, I'd suggest you give yourself a period with the bike as is to get used to it. Although I had ridden a mc back in the '60, the VFR was essentially starting over in 2006 for me. And at 5'7" and 140 lb. I was a little small for the 500+ pound machine. I dumped to too many times to admit. Believe me it is quite disheartening to fix or replace a fairing and then damage the new one. 1)Take care, 2) ride safe and 3) have fun. In that order.
  5. MaxSwell

    May Need a Gen 8 Now

    I think that is one beautiful machine. If only I had the dough. But a person can dream. And what's with this "replace" bull pucky"? You do not have Mutilple Bike Syndrom?!
  6. MaxSwell

    5th gen 9 2018 (36) b.jpg

    A beautiful machine in a beautiful setting. You obviously take great care of your fifth gen.
  7. I can relate to the ptsd after a serious crash. Kudo's to you both for giving it a shot. It just goes to show that once the thrill is in one's blood it is hard to resist. Here in Back At you. 🥂
  8. MaxSwell

    Picture Thread

    Perfect! Canadian flag colors. Is that the Pacific Ocean?
  9. Survivability of the young and dump is truly one of the mysteries of the universe. And I can dig it. If it were not for that mystery I'd never have made it to 25 years old let alone 70.
  10. MaxSwell

    New guy. help needed

    Halle fricken' lujah! Has the culprit finally been revealed?!
  11. MaxSwell

    Gas mileage on a 98 5th gen

    That seems to agree with what I'd expect. The reason I don't really know is I've made it a habit to never check my mileage when I'm having a fun time carving up the twisties. There is no point in spoiling the fun with practibility. Your Mileage May (And Probably Should) Vary.
  12. MaxSwell

    New guy. help needed

    Wow! A beautiful example. You've obviously have great taste in mc's. Good luck sorting your issues.
  13. I can, luckly, only imagine. I've chosen not to be able to afford a smart phone. I have a prepay for emergencies on the road only. From friends I can see how great the instant information is, but there are a enough privacy and financial concerns, it's not worth it.
  14. +1. But we all knew they were special before. The magazine is quite proud of their product; a US paper subscription is $92.48. Even the digital edition is pricy at $45.
  15. MaxSwell

    New guy. help needed

    Welcome to the asylum from The Land Of Interesting Weather. You've come to the right place for information and problem solving. Once you get past all the lies, distorsions, and bovine droppings. We here in the forum ask that you post a pic of your machine to prove you are not a figment of our imagination.

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