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EhViffer last won the day on April 10 2015

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About EhViffer

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    A Viffer eh?
  • Birthday 04/21/1959

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    Calgary, Alberta
  • In My Garage:
    2010 Red VFR 1200 FD, 2012 Blue VFR 1200 FD

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  1. Ya try out the Heli bars. We have both a regular stock 2010 VFR1200 setup (the one I ride) and a 2012 with Heli bars (the one my wife rides). To each their own. We have been across the country many times on the bikes and I have had no issues with handlebar comfort but my wife found stock quite uncomfortable so we installed the Heli bars. When we have switched bikes each finds the other not to their liking. Neither of us find the bikes uncomfortable with the setup we have and are close to 100,000 km ridden on the bikes. Hope your handlebar adjustment does the trick.
  2. For what its worth on a trade in for a 2018 Goldwing a dealer in the spring was willing to offer $6k on my 2010 VFR. Decided not to go ahead as I still preferred my VFR over the Wing which is still too damn large. Have been tempted by both the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT and Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE. Honda appears to have no plans to offer a viable sport touring class update for the VFR with the kind of updates you see on other competitors. Hope you get what you wanted or can live with for your bike.
  3. There are four I can find for sale in Alberta on the Kijiji website. These are CDN dollars. 2010 FA - $8,500 2010 FD - $8,499 2010 FD - $9,600 2013 FA - $8,200
  4. We did the Glacier and Going To The Sun Rd last year (2017) in August. Very memorable trip but there is quite a lot of traffic with the custom old-style tour buses and lots of tourists continually stopping in the middle of the road in their cars to gawk but we could not blame them, it was spectacular. If you are going stick around up at the Logan Pass make sure you have warm clothes as it got pretty cold and again unbelievable congestion. Well worth it all though. Bucket list item for sure. It was also the summer of the forest fire out there as we had to choose alternate routes to keep out of the smoke. That photo of the sign is from BC where we rode through days of smoke.
  5. When I first posted on the topic about 5 years ago now I noted then I found the 2012 (at least ours) to have much better 1ST and 2ND gear transitions. It was noticeable enough it sent me on the road to tracking down the Guhl fix. In my sig you can see what Guhl changes applied on my 2010 flash. Love the flash but I'll tell you after going back and forth across Canada that first year getting rid of the OEM seat was the best thing I ever did.
  6. Yes I do. From a standing stop at a light she has no problem staying right there. She is 60 pounds lighter. When I ride her bike I feel it accelerates similar to mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. This is only my literal seat of the pants observation having had the seat of my pants on both a 2010 and 2012 regularly. I would on a 2010 model but would not on a 2012 (at least ours). The flash was a noticeable improvement on the 2010 but have not found it more responsive than the stock 2012. Just one man's experience.
  8. Never regretted sending seat pan for the 2010 to Sargent in Florida and had them recover it. Huge improvement.
  9. I have mentioned this in other Guhl flash related threads on this site. The Guhl flash was very much needed on our 2010 as it had noticeable lag through the early gears compared to the 2012. So we did that upgrade and the bike was much better. Not so much better compared to our 2012 however so we never did the 2012. The DCT on the 2012 was noticeably smoother and less clunky through the first three gears. Anyway, both bikes have been terrific.
  10. Recently (this spring) moved from Toronto to Calgary. For 5 years we rode out from Toronto to western Canada anyway so might as well move to where we like to ride. Know another couple who we just turned onto VFR's since we got here. She has new 8th Gen white VFR 800 and he has a 6th Gen black one he just bought last week. I'll see if I can't get a group shot before the shit weather hits here and haul out with the four of us to this event in 2018. Sure enough took this picture Friday and we had snow Sunday night. Hopefully we make the ride to SD this spring.
  11. EhViffer

    2017 Images

    Images from various rides in the summer of 2017
  12. EhViffer

    The call of the West

    After riding our VFR's across Canada to Calgary every summer for 5 years we thought we might as well stick around.
  13. Switched out my McCruise unit when the vacuum failed and installed the unit Prez built. Had some initial issues that were self-inflicted (a bolt not tightened near the housing on the cruise control unit where the throttle cable attached caused erratic on and off behavior). Used the cruise for a three week trip across Canada this summer and the cruise worked as advertised, including surviving truly biblical rain storm in Saskatchewan.
  14. Have finally gotten around to having the new VeeFour cruise designed and built by Pres installed and it works just as advertised. This ride by wire unit replaces the old McCruise system that failed. We will do the same replacement on the 2012 VFR 1200 when that McCruise unit fails.
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