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Sparkie last won the day on August 27

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    2014 vfr800 interceptor

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  1. Don't feel too bad. It happens to everyone sooner or later. I did it in August while backing out of the garage.
  2. Your bike, do what you want. But it's bad practice to make more mods while in the middle of diagnostic testing for existing problems.
  3. 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.
  4. 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 MSRP: $11,299 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT MSRP: $13,149 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+ MSRP: $13,799
  5. I like it, but I don't think they will sell well. Maybe I'll buy one on clearance in a few years when my vfr is ready to retire. The real question is how happy can you be with an inline 4 after years of riding a Honda v4?
  6. Clutchless shifting is effortless. I just don't see the need for a device to do the same thing. A hundredth of a second of shifting isn't going to matter compared to a Tesla that can put down 0-60 in 2 seconds and runs a 9 second quarter mile. 🤣
  7. I guess I don't get the quick shifter. What does it really do when you can just do clutchless upshifts anyway?
  8. Fools! Vfr can't be replaced by a parallel twin!
  9. I bought my 2014 deluxe brand new for a grand more than this used one. I'd say you could do better. It's not like there is a huge demand for used VFR's.
  10. Just a couple pics from my trip...
  11. Just putting it out there. If anyone ever has just a left side pannier for their 8th gen, I'll buy it.
  12. You aren't going to notice any performance change by slipping on a muffler.
  13. If you ride enough, you're bound to have mishaps sometimes. I've put 40,000 miles on it in the last 4 years. Cross country four times, dozens of heavily loaded camping trips, ride it in gravel and on suitable off-road trails. I've had it on the tail of the dragon and up pike's peak. If the worst thing that happens is a tip over in my own driveway, a scratch on the fairing, a forty dollar clutch lever replacement, and a scratched up pannier, it seems like a small deal. I'll be heading out Tuesday for a week of riding and camping at red river gorge, KY. 🙂
  14. I've ordered a oem clutch lever. Should be here Monday. I'm not going the aftermarket route. I backed it out of my garage, put down the kickstand, leaned it over, and the kickstand didn't hold it. I definitely had the kickstand down. I replayed the video wondering if I just forget, but I didn't. It just sprung back up when it touched the ground. Driveway is fairly level. No damage besides scratches on my pannier, and a small scratch on the fairing to the side of the headlight. I got super lucky! I can vinyl wrap the panniers later, or if I can replace just the outer shell that would be great. Maybe someone has an extra left side case they would part with? Btw, the pannier did an excellent job of preventing both the bike and I from being damaged. 🙂
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