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  1. ...not to mention, how do you hang-off in a corner without your outside knee firmly gripped on the tank? Remember, you should never use the bars for support to hang-off, just your legs... Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  2. ? Not sure I understand. The inside of my knees/thighs are always against the sides of the tank. I ride with my butt towards the back of the seat and my legs squeezing the tank slightly - this helps take your weight off the bars. I can't imagine hard braking without the side grips - I'd slide forward and slam my nuts on the back of the tank [emoji51] Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  3. I have a carbon fiber HRC center tank pad from ebay, and black Stomp Grip (made for 8th gen VFRs) on the sides. Personally, I don't know how anyone rides without some sort of grip pads on the sides. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  4. C'mon you can reveal your speed! Just say it was a story you heard someone tell [emoji16] Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  5. Did you need to tighten that bolt in your tire? [emoji16] Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  6. From my tour in the Catskills a couple weeks ago. Great roads - perfect for the V4 Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  7. Not exactly today, but two weekends ago did a nice 3 day tour in the Catskill Mountains. Two 2014 VFRs and a Panigale 959. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  8. Sounds like your thermostat isn't opening all the way so you're not getting full coolant flow. That or your water pump isn't working properly. There's no reason it should go that high if your fan is working. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  9. It's about an inch. But don't worry if you over fill a little, there's an overflow tube. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  10. I've heard it depends on for how long and if at high load/rpms, but if you're just stuck in traffic for 5 -10 minutes at low rpms, 230°F is ok. The fans kick in by 225°F so it really should never get to 230. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  11. Depending on the air temperature, 3 to 5 minutes to get up to 165F sounds about equivalent to my 2014. I haven't actually timed it, but can do so if that would be helpful. It certainly could be your thermostat, they can get stuck partially closed, but would be unusual on a bike less than 10 years old. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  12. First check your coolant level. Last year I was surprised to find mine low and it was running hot. Personally, I've never been able to see the level through the little slot. I remove the seat, pop off the cap and put a wood chop stick in to check the level. This method also allows you to check the cap - when my coolant level was low, I think it was because the rubber cap was partially lifted off the lip. My 2014 still runs hot in traffic on hot days, but when the fans come on at 225F, it cools down to 215F pretty quickly. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  13. Honestly, there is very little difference between the two. Any fractions of a second in 0-60 are not noticeable. Same goes for 4 or 5 mph difference in top speed - how often do you ride at top speed? I've put a K&N filter, Delkevic slip-on, and tuned power commander on my 8th gen, and it's definitely quicker/faster than a stock 6th gen VFR, but not enough to rave about. To me, the biggest difference between the two is with the front mounted radiator, my 2014 is noticeably narrower than previous gens. Personally, I like this a lot. The engine management and FI also seems a bit more refined. That said, if you like your 2007 RWB (beautiful bike), and it has less than 40k miles, I don't really see the reason to switch. I'm hoping the next generation will will lose another 20 lbs, and bump the displacement to 900. That would be a bike worth switching for! Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  14. Installed a steering damper. Got off eBay $90. Brand is "Savage", made in China. Putting all biases aside, I'm impressed with the quality. Will follow up after a few hundred miles with a review. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  15. Nice work!!!! Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
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