Jump to content


Member Contributer
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Skids last won the day on August 2 2018

Skids had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

516 Great

About Skids

  • Rank
    Budding Kamikaze pilot

Profile Information

  • Location
    Bedfordshire, UK
  • In My Garage:
    Titanium 2014 VFR1200F
    White 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Telferizer. Having said that, it can't compete with $11.
  2. Welcome to the forum. A great looking bike there, hopefully you'll enjoy your miles together. If you are looking at upgrading things, you should consider suspension imo. I've had mine done by a specialist overt here and there are plenty of owners over there who have used Jamie Dougherty (and others) and I don't recall reading any negative responses, only glowingly positive ones. Mine now feels more like an 800, which considering the weight of the 1200 is a good thing. Anyway, all the best with your new ride, please keep us posted with your progress.
  3. I have one and use the Sport db killer all the time......the sound is gorgeousssssssss!
  4. Fair enough. The seat is easily sorted but the 800X is definitely not an off-roader, just a VFR800 with a more upright riding position. Best of luck with the purchase.
  5. Best of luck with the new bike. Did you also consider a VFR800X Crossrunner? If you find you don't like the Beemer, we have several ex-BM owners who prefer their Crossrunners
  6. Hi Skids, Thank you for your donation of --. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  7. Indeed I do m8, been using it for years and that's what I've applied to the mating surfaces.
  8. You should post the date/time...you never know, some local VFRD members may be able to join you.
  9. I think his issue is getting one of the new style keys cut. Honda have tried several times and failed. It's not the coding, it's the physical key itself; they just don't fit. Here's a quote from him: I do have the barcode label, it has Alpha character and 3 digit number too so as Grum says I expected to be able to order a new key using that, hence the exchanges with Honda UK. I also thought it could provide the pattern code to a locksmith. The problem has been that I can't find a locksmith with a cnc cutter that can use either the barcode or alphanumeric. Things used to be so much easier in past and not at near £70 a key blank to find out .It could be that the Honda uk people didn't have a knowledgeable person handling my case, but they asked for vin numbers and allegedly contacted the euro center but didn't come back with place that I could go with the blank and said they could not provide a precut key. Just hoping somebody else out there has had success in the uk.
  10. Grum Thanks for that, I've passed on a link to your post, hopefully it may help.
  11. A m8 of mine owns a 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner, a bike based around and has lots of compatibility with the VFR800F 2014+ model 8th Gen. He's lost one of his 2 ignition keys. Honda UK have been unable to source a replacement key which works and he is now left with only the one key. They are unable to replicate the cut to allow it to fit the lock. Even if a working replacement key could be sourced overseas, the bike is needed to code the transponder so I'm figuring only UK or near-continental Europe solutions are workable so if any members know of anyone who has successfully had a key cut for the new gen bikes, please let me know. Oh, and 8th Gen/Crossrunner owners, make sure you hang on to that spare key otherwise it could be very, very expensive (ignition lock, seat lock, ECU...…)
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy.