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About gloryracing

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  • Birthday 10/23/1959

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    harrison, ar
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    2010 VFR 1200F #2

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  1. gloryracing

    Old Tires

    A 10 year old tire can actually be in better condition than a 1 year old tire. It all depends on how the tire has been stored and if oxidation has allowed oils to escape. If the handling is good and no slipping then they are ok. However as you put them through heat cycles they may get hard so pay attention. If you do not put on a lot of miles and change tires often...just put on a new set and enjoy. Wow...I couldn't afford to ride if it cost $350 for a set of tires to be installed.
  2. Good info. I wish he would have included the first gear hypertex material. I have used it for many years and it has performed very well so don't "need" the info but it would have been good to see how it compared to expensive goretex.
  3. Any good glass shop should be able to cut down the shield and polish the edges. They simply cut them with a jig saw so you could actually cut it yourself and then ask the shop to use their belt polisher to smooth the edges. They might just polish the edges for free as well if you catch them at the right time and/or they ride.
  4. Adding bar risers that move them an inch or so (up, down, back, whatever) is not going to effect the handling of the bike. If it makes the rider a bit more comfortable the 'handling' will actually be improved. I have added risers to almost all of my street rides over the years with no ill effects.
  5. The GT's, A spec or whatever the particular manufacturer uses for designation is simply an additional belt in the sidewall. It has nothing to do with tread belts. The additional belt stiffens the sidewall which reduces flex and heat generation on heavier bikes.
  6. It is not a double bubble but similar shape as stock... but taller. Zero Gravity has several different styles/heights for the vfr1200. Give em a look to see if any appeal to ya. Also they can show up on ebay at discounts
  7. Congrats and welcome. The vfr1200 can be a great base to build a very nice ride. If it fits your needs it is a lotta bike for the money. With the suspension sorted and an ecu flash it is a hoot. Enjoy!
  8. I am hosting an FZ1 event here at home that weekend. Shame we can't be at two places at one time. Well probably not as I couldn't afford the tire expense anyway. Y'all behave, have fun and ride smart.
  9. Low seat and run a 190/50 instead of the 55. I suspect that would get you over an inch.
  10. I have a 2010 with the 45 liter top box. It works great but I simply do not need that much storage most of time. However I do need a backrest for the passenger so am looking for a small top box that I can easily switch out with the 45 liter box. Can anyone share how I can determine which boxes will match up with the OEM mounting rack for the 45 litre box?
  11. Canyon dancers will work fine. The Heli bars only have one allen bolt securing them to the tubes. Make sure they are appropriately torqued. For a trip across the country by a third party, If possible I would do both CD's and secure from the lower triple tree.
  12. We have walked the property and we enjoyed it. The waterfall is really pretty. Wish I had a spare Million to purchase the place!
  13. Hello...is this thing on?! Can you hear me now?
  14. Most 'riders' understand and get it. For example, right now I have a stack of 14 tires in the garage (4 new metzelers, 4 new b'stones and 6 takeoffs). Gonna order 4 more b'stones before the month is out. A repairman was driving down the street, noticed the stack and stopped to chat. He stated he was a rider, noticed the stack and was just wondering why I had so many tires. I told him I buy when manufacturer rebates are offered and I only get about 1,000-2,000 miles per set. He chuckled and said, "no really?"
  15. Glad I could be of assistance. ;-) Just fyi...people suspect bullsh!t when I suggest I only get 1,000-2,000 miles to a set of sport touring tires.
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