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thepretender last won the day on November 15 2018

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    Mariposa Ca.
  • In My Garage:
    2002 VFR800, BMW S1000R

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  1. Yes a litter bike can pull away from a VFR pretty much at will. That being said that dose not mean it will beat a VFR up and back from a ride. On a tight road I can go about as fast on the VFR as my S1000R though its a bit more work on the VFR. For my level of skill its not the power of the bike limiting me 🙂 (I'm a reasonably quick rider but have lots to learn) the power of the S1000R means I can be lazy and not care what gear I'm in as it always has enough grunt to handle the situation. Unless the road is strait Duc2v4 can leave me and my S1000R as if we are standing still on either of his VFR's. 🙂
  2. I didn't hear a mis-shift or any gears grinding don't see a problem. Sounds like you shift yours like its made of glass or chinesium its not. It is a finely made sports bike that is made to go fast and not babied. Give it the beans and have some fun. 🙂
  3. Trying to wrap my head around longest ride maybe 150 miles, does not compute. I would pick a good day for weather fly up stay the night and ger up early and ride home. It's a vfr made to eat miles. Take 2 days if you don't have that in you. On the other hand a motorcycle trailer from u-hall is very cheap.
  4. I recently lost clutch function. Bleed the clutch till all fluid was replaced and no air bubbles. Still no clutch so I pulled in the lever and opened the banjo bolt and hissss did it again fluid came out. Tightened it up and clutch was fully functional again. Give it a try.
  5. Glad this is 300 miles away, i don't need a helmet or gloves but love me a bargain. And i have to stay away from anywhere selling Suppersports😊
  6. Above 5000' I do reach down and turn on the the electrice liner 🙂 The air is crisp and clear and so are the roads though.
  7. My suggestion is follow Duc2v4 if possible a great time I can guaranty. Weather and road conditions allowing ACH with lunch in Wrightwood would be a great way to ride the day away. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+Habit+Burger+Grill,+990+Town+Center+Dr,+La+Cañada+Flintridge,+CA+91011/Newcomb's+Ranch/Big+Pines/34.3805085,-118.0965331/34.284685,-118.1763157/@34.3574587,-118.1277468,10.82z/data=!4m22!4m21!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2e9fc263f6bb5:0x932b0c614b7efb05!2m2!1d-118.199844!2d34.204782!1m5!1m1!1s0x0:0xce7d44eb0dff8ced!2m2!1d-118.0019671!2d34.3298239!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c316fd4b06517f:0x194a73a6c59d776c!2m2!1d-117.68917!2d34.37889!1m0!1m0!3e0
  8. The Helds came early fit and finish are top notch as expected. Inside there is no looseness to the finger like in other winter gloves I've had so very easy to put on I think even when inserting a wet hand. You can still flex your fingers and properly grip the bar much better all winter gloves before. Should be well into the 40's when I head out on Saturdays ride I'll have a good idea how warm they are then.
  9. Though not cheep I expect a pair of Held cold champ gore-tex gloves to be delivered next Monday. I don't think cold hands to be a problem this winter. I'll report upon arrival. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/held-cold-champ-gore-tex-gloves
  10. Not sure whats available but you might want to check out https://www.twistedroad.com/ What kind of roads to you want to explore takes at least a good 30min to an hour to get to some more interesting roads. Technical, seanic , long sweepers?
  11. Same answer as for the person who says their butt hurts, RIDE MORE. These problems go away if you put the miles in to get your body used to it.
  12. First video from the Innovv K2, not sure why it didn't record until I was going back home.
  13. I pointed a Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer at the shields with bags attached and temp was 125f so I think it works well enough. I may want to add some more insulation somehow for peace of mind.
  14. How well do the exhaust heat shields work. I want to fit some Cortech Super 2 saddle bags on my 6th gen but would touch the heat shields. Do the shields stay cool enough to do this or is it a quick way to kill my brand new bags?
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