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Sparkie last won the day on August 27 2021

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    2014 vfr800 interceptor

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  1. Btw, there no shame in asking someone else to stand on the other side of the bike and spot you til you feel comfortable doing it by yourself.
  2. I have a few tips to go along with what everyone else said. Use the ball of your foot. You have more power there. Wear boots. I use my passenger footpeg bracket for my hand to grip. I use my knee against the bike for stability til both legs of the center stand touch the ground. Then I put all my weight on the center stand while pulling up on the footpeg bracket with my right hand, and pull backwards on the handlebar with my left hand. I have used a board under the rear tire, it does help, but I don't anymore. My goldwing buddy just uses reverse to get on his center stand. I hate that! To get off, put the bike in gear so it doesn't roll away. Put the side stand down. Rock forward and keep it balanced. Good luck. It gets easier with practice.
  3. I have the factory rack. Btw it's the same rack for the seventh generation vfr1200 as the eighth gen vfr800.
  4. 60 kilometers is 37 miles. That's not much of a long ride .... 😂
  5. The settings are not going to translate from one bike to the next. Sag must be set to the bike and rider, not to someone else's results. Look up David Moss videos on YouTube. He's the expert. You'll learn a ton.
  6. I take off the calipers, but don't touch the sensor. You are also supposed to replace the caliper bolts every time, but I don't. But definitely bounce the front end a bit to ensure proper alignment, and use a torque wrench. Settings are in the manual. Here's instructions from the expert: https://youtu.be/DYHV78tWs1c
  7. Your operating temp seems low to me. 174°f? Stuck open thermostat?
  8. It's supposed to idle higher when cold, then settle in when warm. It also raises the idle when you are in first gear with the clutch pulled in. All perfectly normal.
  9. Don't feel too bad. It happens to everyone sooner or later. I did it in August while backing out of the garage.
  10. This pic is from yesterday. Today I took the givi windscreen off, and put the stock one back on. edit: I put the givi back on after a few rides.
  11. If it's over 95°f, the airflow thru the mesh will make you hotter than if you are sealed up. You'll dehydrate faster also. It's better to seal up, or use vents to give a little airflow.
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