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VFR4Lee

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About VFR4Lee

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    Reseda / Los Angeles
  • In My Garage:
    '14 Ducati Monster 1200.
    '03 Aprilia Tuono, sold.
    '07 Aprilia Tuono, Sold!
    '98 VFR800, Sold!

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  1. I don't want to run over the cute little disease bags. But will not make a sudden swerve and risk crashing to avoid them dancing in front of me. Usually they dance out of the way on their own. I guess I have run over a snake or 2, come to think of it.
  2. Unplug wires. Remove part 2, remove bulb and replace. Helps to have small hands. But much less work.
  3. You have terrible luck with animals, Max. Trees too? I don't think I have ever hit any critter bigger than a gopher. Knock wood.
  4. I like to play the safety card. I need this new helmet to stay safe, this old one looks good, but says made in Dec 2010, Dear Wife. 😁
  5. It was a really nice day. Sunny and 60's or 50's where I was riding in the Angeles National Forest. Finally a day to ride in leathers and not sweat. Very happy with this helmet, especially at the price. Would be a deal at the original list price of $300, imho. Comfortable fit on the ride. The face shield does not seal super tight, there is a tiny gap along the bottom, but I had no issue with air coming in. I don't like air flow in my face since I wear contacts and air flow dries them out, no bueno. The drop down shades is a great feature. Worked well for me. Up or down with a flip of the lever on the left side. Tint right in there with my sunglasses. Noise level I'd call similar to the RS-1. If I get my ear plugs seated good, it is fine. Wind noise is not bad, and I can hear my engine. A few weeks ago I could hear the moto cop telling me 77 in a 50 while wearing the RS-1 and earplugs, Oops. The only cons I see so far are the half of the chin strap that does not have the D rings is a foot long from the attachment point. It could be more like 7 or 8" and would be plenty long, but it works fine. The magnet on the end of it always grabs the other half when I am taking it off, so there is an extra 1/2 second motion needed to get the helmet off. But, when riding the strap end stays in place just fine, no flapping around. These are tiny nit picks, and barely worth thinking about. I will also need to change my habit with sunglasses. I need to get them out before I take off the helmet, so I can put them on promptly once it is off. Helmet fit is very personal and also subjective. I'll be wearing this one every time going forward. The RS-1 joins the AGV and 2 retired Arais above my desk. The face shield of RS-1 and RS-2 are compatible they say, so I have a spare on the old hat, just in case. 😎
  6. The fit is about like the RS-1, just a little more snug, which I'll attribute to probably over 40,000 miles on that helmet. Wore it for 10 minutes in the house, since if you ride with it they call it used, and no longer returnable. I guess it's pretty hard to splat a bug on your helmet in the house. Fit my head comfortably, cuts the music by a few decibels sitting at my desk. I wear earplugs anyway, so not worried about noise. Passed that test so I'm keeping it. I hope the drop down shades work for me, I am always wearing sunglasses. If not, glasses fit in there just fine. Will test ride this weekend. Pretty happy for under $200 delivered. 😁
  7. Scheduled for delivery on, my wife's birthday. Not the best timing, oh well. 😄
  8. Looks very clean. I'm guessing the lighting is why it looks orange in some pics. Hopefully not fading. Congrats.
  9. I saw mixed reviews. If it is that bad, I will return it. I doubt that will be needed, but will see.
  10. This is what happens when you do a real nice job and pay attention to details. You're an overnight sensation and it only took a bunch of years. 😄 Congrats Seb.
  11. My Monster wanted timing belts at 5 years, which it got. Only passed 13,000 mile the other day, but I am adding miles a lot faster than the first owner who did about 2,400 in 3 years. It's a '14 and I don't consider it old. Looks pretty much new still. Keeping it in a garage slows down aging I think. I'd call it new old stock.
  12. Makes me wonder about my old 98 that I sold late last year with 82,xxx miles. Was running good, but still on the original shock, and could have used cosmetic work for scratches and stuff. Hope the guy is enjoying it still.
  13. I have an RS-1 helmet I like, but is well past 5 yo. Ordered an RS-2 from Revzilla for a smoking deal. Much lower price than the rest. Like $65 below the next best price I found. I figure this price can't last. I hope it is as good or better than my RS-1. I will find out. 😁 Helmet link
  14. It's been a long time, but I just did the Bondo best I could, then turned it over to a pro who did some more sanding, then painted it. Bondo is pretty easy. Getting a good paint job not so much. Of course some ahole keyed it not long after. I'm glad I have my own garage these days.
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