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About RobF

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  1. I hear you, brother! Thank you for the write-up. May the new bike bring you many years of fun and adventure.
  2. Congratulations on the start of this great adventure, Bill. I have family from Florence, Erlanger, Ludlow, Bromley, and even Villa Hills. Northern KY is an interesting American confluence of the Midwest, the South, and Appalachia. You can travel 40 miles and hear six different regional accents. The region is also the justly proud ancestral home to the world's greatest distilled spirit: bourbon. If you think you might make it to Oregon, send me a PM and I'll make some ride recommendations depending on your aspirations.
  3. A similar discussion with a tip from MaxSwell on how you might straighten the levers: https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php?/forums/topic/88276-is-my-brake-pedal-bent/
  4. Hi RobF, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
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    Sweet 86

    Aw man, I coveted that bike! I was in high-school when it came out. I can't remember what they cost at the time. $6K or $7K US? It might as well have been a million dollars as far as I was concerned. Only God could own a bike that perfect. I'm sure that bike is a large part of why I own a VFR today.
  6. I'm in my fifties and I've never owned a new vehicle in my life, so I would be inclined toward a used bike just as a matter of practical frugality. There are just so many great used bikes on the market. If I had a friend who was looking for a first bike and he didn't have a strong preference on mission type (i.e. *definitely* a cruiser, or *definitely* a sport bike, etc), my first draft answer would be: Suzuki SV650.
  7. I have a 2005 that I purchased used. I suspect that it probably spent at least a few years garaged and unridden. The notion that old fuel thickens and clogs the perforations or that the old seals fail just makes sense to me, so I'm inclined to pull the injectors and have them serviced. At the same time, I've also read that having the fuel injectors serviced is a form of performance voodoo. To my mind, the strongest argument in favor of the "voodoo" analysis is that inspecting the fuel injectors is not mentioned anywhere in the Honda maintenance schedule. Why would having the injectors inspected and/or serviced be omitted from the maintenance schedule?
  8. RobF

    Crater Lake

    The jewel of Oregon.
  9. RobF


    The bike and the road are competing for top billing in this photo. I think I might have to give the nod to the road. It's like some Hollywood fantasy version of a road: swooping bends, immaculate surface, bold white lines left right and center, and everything landscaped in rolling hills of lush grass. Where are the pot-holes, gravel, tar lines, discarded syringes, and crumbling shoulders? I don't think I've ever seen a road like that in my life, except maybe the driveway at some yuppy golf-course or winery. I need to find out where this place is and move there.
  10. Hi RobF, Thank you for your donation of $50.00. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  11. ...and The Dude abides. Seb, I couldn't help but notice the post counter under your avatar: ...so I've been meaning to ask: 1. Is that a real post count for you, or was there some weird server restore back in the day that resulted in a large archive of posts being assigned to you? 2. If genuine, how does one accumulate more than 23,000 posts? I think of myself as an active member of the board, but at my current post rate of approximately one post per week it would take me [...does some math...] 450 years to rack up that many posts. I don't think I'm going to get there. Or, if I resolved to achieve that milestone sooner, it would take better than six posts every single day for ten straight years without interruption. Is there a story there?
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